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Unity 7, Compiz To Be Polished For Ubuntu 13.10

As mentioned already this morning, the plan with Ubuntu 13.10 is to have an experimental Unity 8 desktop powered by Mir for those wishing to toy around with Canonical's next-generation work. The default, however, will be Unity 7 in an X.Org environment. Even so, the Unity 7 desktop along with the Compiz window manager will receive some refinements for the next Ubuntu release.
16 May 2013 - Unity 8 & Mir - 22 Comments

Unity 8, Mir To Be Experimental Choice In Ubuntu 13.10

For those Linux enthusiasts wishing to toy with the Mir Display Server and Canonical's next-generation Unity 8 interface, they will be made optionally available for desktop users with the Ubuntu 13.10 release due out in October.
16 May 2013 - Unity 8 & Mir - 20 Comments

Ubuntu To Look At Replacing Firefox With Chromium

Linux developers are considering this week replacing Mozilla Firefox with Chromium, Google's open-source version of their Chrome web-browser, for the Ubuntu 13.10 release.
15 May 2013 - Google Chromium - 70 Comments

Ubuntu Looks Towards MySQL Alternatives

Arch Linux replaced MySQL with MariaDB, openSUSE gutted MySQL, Fedora replaced MySQL, and now Ubuntu Linux is looking to continue the trend.
15 May 2013 - MySQL - 12 Comments

Ubuntu Still Figuring Out How To Handle Hybrid Graphics

While NVIDIA Optimus and other multi-GPU/hybrid laptop graphics systems have been available for years, in the Linux world support for these capabilities is still in the early stages.
15 May 2013 - Hybrid Graphics - 16 Comments

Further Planning On Ubuntu's New Package System

Yesterday during the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit to begin working out Ubuntu 13.10 plans were more discussions surrounding the distribution's proposed new packaging system.
15 May 2013 - Ubuntu Developer Summit - 8 Comments

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 SDK Beta Planned For July With New Widgets

A beta release of the Ubuntu SDK is currently slated for availability in July. Other plans for the Ubuntu SDK were also expressed today during this week's virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit.
14 May 2013 - Ubuntu SDK - 6 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

Ubuntu's Mir Moves Ahead With Unity 8 Interface

Canonical's Kevin Gunn has issued a status update on new achievements for the Mir Display Server as well as for the next-generation "Unity 8" user-interface.
11 May 2013 - Progress - 167 Comments

Canonical Plans For Usable Ubuntu Phone By Month's End

On the same day as sharing their plans for Ubuntu's own package format and installer, Rick Spencer of Canonical has laid out plans for the Ubuntu Phone to be "usable as our daily phones" by month's end.
8 May 2013 - Ubuntu - 51 Comments

Ubuntu To Get Its Own Package Format, App Installer

While Ubuntu already has its own software store, Canonical developers are now working on their own application package installer and package format.
8 May 2013 - Ubuntu Installer - 101 Comments

Ubuntu 13.10 Release Schedule Published

The Ubuntu 13.10 release, a.k.a. the Saucy Salamander, now has an official release date.
3 May 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 - 2 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

Ubuntu 13.10 Is Codenamed "Saucy Salamander"

Mark Shuttleworth has revealed the codename for Ubuntu 13.10.
25 April 2013 - Saucy Salamander - 13 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" Released

Canonical has officially announced the release of Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" this morning.
25 April 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 16 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

Ubuntu 13.04-Based Touch Images Now Available

Canonical has released new "Raring-based" Ubuntu Touch images for the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Galaxy Nexus devices.
19 April 2013 - Ubuntu Touch - 3 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 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" Beta Released

Canonical has announced the final beta for the Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" products.
5 April 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 Beta - 9 Comments

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