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Running The SteamOS Kernel On Ubuntu Linux

It is possible to install Valve's SteamOS modified Linux kernel onto an Ubuntu Linux installation, but I would recommend against doing so, at least for now.
14 December 2013 - SteamOS - 14 Comments

Canonical Is Forking The GNOME Control Center

The latest open-source project being forked by the Ubuntu developers at Canonical is the GNOME Control Center. In Ubuntu 14.04, there will now be the Unity Control Center.
11 December 2013 - Unity Control Center - 21 Comments

Canonical Now Has The Nexus 10 Running On Mir

With the latest Ubuntu Touch image there is now support for running Mir on the Google Nexus 10 tablet.
4 December 2013 - Nexus 10 Mir - 3 Comments

Mir 0.1.2 Pulls In 52 Changes, Surface Resize Support

With Canonical now focusing on making Mir ready for its desktop premiere in Ubuntu 14.10 but already shipping and supporting Mir for Ubuntu Touch, it's time for another Mir display server update. This week's Mir 0.1.2 update carries at least 52 changes.
27 November 2013 - Mir 0.1.2 Release - 18 Comments

Canonical Commits To Mir For Ubuntu 14.10

Last week I shared that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS won't use the Mir display server by default but now we have more details on upcoming Mir Display Server plans for Ubuntu Linux.
25 November 2013 - No More X.Org - 30 Comments

Ubuntu Touch Has Many Plans For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Besides the other UDS sessions this week that were already covered on Phoronix, many discussions took place about plans to improve Ubuntu Touch during the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cycle. Canonical developers feel very hopeful and ambitions for their phone/tablet plans in the next six months.
24 November 2013 - Ubuntu Touch Plans - 49 Comments

Ubuntu Still Working On Stripping Python 2

Ubuntu developers are still working to remove Python 2 packages from the installation media on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
23 November 2013 - Ubuntu Python 2 - 16 Comments

Ubuntu Touch System Apps Have A Ways To Improve

While Ubuntu developers are working to bring Ubuntu Touch Apps to the Ubuntu desktop as part of their mobile convergence strategy, the Ubuntu Touch System Apps have quite a ways to improve in being comparable to the existing Ubuntu desktop applications or the core apps found on iOS and Android.
21 November 2013 - System Apps Letdown - 8 Comments

Canonical Wants Ubuntu Touch Apps On The Desktop

Discussed this morning during the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit was figuring out the steps needed for bringing Ubuntu Touch mobile applications to the Ubuntu Linux desktop.
21 November 2013 - Ubuntu Touch Apps - 6 Comments

Secure Boot Improvements Coming To Ubuntu 14.04

Another one of the vUDS sessions worth mentioning this week was on the planned improvements to the UEFI Secure Boot support.
21 November 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI SecureBoot - 1 Comment

Ubuntu Still Talking About A Stable App API/ABI

Ubuntu developers are still exploring the possibility of coming up with a stable API/ABI for its apps.
20 November 2013 - Ubuntu Apps - 20 Comments

Experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator Unveiled

Canonical's Ricardo Salveti de Araujo announced this morning the release of an experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator. This emulator for the Ubuntu-focused tablet/phone version is complete with the Unity 8 user-interface and is running on the Mir display server.
20 November 2013 - Emulating Ubuntu Touch With Mir

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Won't Be Powered By Mir

A virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit is taking place this week. The event was kicked off again by Jono Bacon and Mark Shuttleworth. During the event a few interesting tidbits of information were learned about Ubuntu Touch and Mir.
19 November 2013 - Keynote - 30 Comments

Mir Now Supports Four Android GPUs/Drivers

Mir has reached "a pretty big milestone" according to one of the Canonical developers.
19 November 2013 - "Big Milestone" - 18 Comments

Mir 0.1.1 Has Arrived, But Light On Features

It's been a while since last having any major Mir Display Server news to talk about. The central Mir Bazaar repository for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS developments has been silent lately, but finally a new Mir back was merged back in that provides v0.1.1.
16 November 2013 - Mir 0.1.1 - 23 Comments

Mark Shuttleworth Sends Out Apologies

Mark Shuttleworth has apologized on the behalf of his legal team for one of his employees asserting their trademark rights over a web-site that was critical of Ubuntu's privacy within Unity. At the same time he also apologized over his earlier "Open Source Tea Party" comments for anti-Mir users.
10 November 2013 - Shuttleworth - 88 Comments

Mir Gets Fixed From Serious Performance Issues

While Mir is big onto integrated testing and was designed from the ground-up this way, performance regressions slipping into the code-base doesn't appear to be incredibly uncommon. Just days after Mir receiving an important performance rendering fix, another commit to Canonical's display server sets out to "fix significant performance issues" with the code-base.
25 October 2013 - Performance - 1 Comment

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Begins With Key Package Upgrades

Now with Mark Shuttleworth having announced the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS codename last Friday, a day after the debut of Ubuntu 13.10, this next Ubuntu Linux release is now officially under development.
21 October 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 9 Comments

Ubuntu Celebrates Its Ninth Birthday Amid Controversy

It was on this day nine years ago that Mark Shuttleworh announced the first Ubuntu Linux release, Ubuntu 4.10 "Warty Warthog", but the conversation this weekend hasn't been about how Ubuntu has advanced the Linux desktop and its adoption for nearly the past decade but rather Mark's comments about anti-Mir Linux users and the disgruntled open-source users/developers as a result.
20 October 2013 - Ubuntu 9th Birthday - 23 Comments

Mir Got An Important Rendering Performance Fix

The latest revision to Mir features an important performance fix.
20 October 2013 - Mir Performance - 28 Comments

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