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Kubuntu, KDE Has Little Hope For Ubuntu's Mir

Martin Gräßlin, the maintainer of KDE's KWin window manager, has been vocal against Canonical's Mir Display Server from the beginning. He's now written another blog post on the matter in which he makes it rather clear there is little hope of seeing KDE running on the Ubuntu Wayland-competitor.

15 May 2013 - KDE Mir - 163 Comments
Ubuntu Set To Terminate Its Brainstorm Project

Ubuntu Brainstorm served as a way for the Ubuntu community to nominate new ideas for the Linux operating system, comment on these ideas, and vote on the ideas should you find them interesting and worthwhile. However, now it looks like Ubuntu Brainstorm is going to be eliminated.

13 May 2013 - Ubuntu Brainstorm - 76 Comments
Linux x32 Is Made Easier With Ubuntu 13.04

While there isn't yet a release yet of Ubuntu in the Linux x32 ABI flavor, some packages now found in Ubuntu 13.04 make it easier to setup this binary interface that brings some 64-bit advantages to the 32-bit world.

25 April 2013 - Ubuntu x32 - 33 Comments
Using zRAM On Ubuntu 13.04 Linux

The Linux kernel zRAM module allows for creating RAM-based compressed block devices and for common situations can reduce or eliminate paging on disk. The zRAM feature can be particularly beneficial for systems with limited amounts of system memory. It's quite easy to setup zRAM on Ubuntu Linux, so in this article are some before and after benchmarks.

21 April 2013 - Ubuntu zRAM - 10 Comments
Mir Display Server Now Supports VT Switching

While there was the video of Unity Next running on Mir with a Google Nexus 4 hand-held, in terms of the overall feature completeness of the Mir Display Server, there is still much work ahead. Only on Friday did Mir even gain support for switching to virtual terminals.

13 April 2013 - Finally - 35 Comments
Ubuntu's Unity Next Running On Mir Display Server

Canonical developers have hit the milestone of being able to run their "Unity Next" desktop atop the Mir Display Server. The work is still very early, but it shows for Ubuntu Touch they can swap out Android's SurfaceFlinger for Mir.

4 April 2013 - Canonical - 20 Comments
Ubuntu 13.04 To Axe The Wubi Windows Installer

One of the less popular ways to use Ubuntu Linux has been through the "Wubi" Windows-based installer that places Ubuntu within a Windows installation just as you would any other application. However, Canonical is planning to remove Wubi from Ubuntu 13.04.

1 April 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 Wubi - 25 Comments
Upstart 1.8 Release Brings Two Changes

Upstart, the event/init daemon still being used by Ubuntu Linux rather than systemd or SysVinit, is now up to version 1.8. Compared to earlier releases that brought more changes, Upstart 1.8 just brings two official changes over Upstart 1.7.

26 March 2013 - Upstart 1.8 - 10 Comments
Canonical Collaborates With Chinese For Ubuntu Kylin

For those that didn't hear already, Canonical is collaborating with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (the Chinese government) to develop Kylin, a new Chinese operating system based upon Ubuntu.

21 March 2013 - Ubuntu - 8 Comments
Ubuntu Cuts Down Non-LTS Support

At yesterday's Ubuntu Technical Board meeting they discussed how long they will support non-LTS releases as well as the rolling release model for Ubuntu Linux.

19 March 2013 - Ubuntu - 10 Comments
Ubuntu Touch Continues Advancing

More progress was made by Canonical and the Ubuntu development community on the Ubuntu Touch project for Linux on smart-phones and tablets.

18 March 2013 - Ubuntu TOUCH - 2 Comments
Ubuntu Developing Its Own Calculator, Calendar, Etc

Further differentiating itself from the GNOME desktop stack it was previously based upon, developers are working on their own calendar, weather, and clock applications that are written against the Ubuntu SDK. They've even developed their own Sudoku and other games.

12 March 2013 - Ubuntu SDK - 97 Comments
Shuttleworth Comments On Future Ubuntu Releases

Mark Shuttleworth recently downplayed the likelihood that Ubuntu would turn into a true rolling-release distribution, but that changes were likely abound. He's now written another blog post about considerations being made at the company for future Ubuntu Linux releases.

11 March 2013 - Release Cycle - 7 Comments

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