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In-Fighting Continues Over Mir On Non-Unity Ubuntu

For those looking for the latest drama in the Ubuntu Linux land, the fighting over whether KDE and GNOME should support the Mir Display Server to complement the in-development Wayland support continues to be hotly discussed.

18 June 2013 - Fights - 100 Comments
Mir Still Causing Concerns By Ubuntu Derivatives

With Canonical's planned adoption of their in-house Mir Display Server over the next year rather than using an X.Org Server or Wayland, derivatives such as KDE-based Kubuntu continue to fear the change and what exactly the options will be.

14 June 2013 - Mir Display Server - 115 Comments
The Current State, Preview Of The Ubuntu Phone

For those that haven't yet tried out the Ubuntu Phone first hand by loading it onto one of the supported devices, here's a video of the latest Ubuntu Phone version on the Galaxy Nexus smart-phone.

6 June 2013 - Ubuntu Phone - 21 Comments
Shuttleworth Closes Bug #1, Microsoft's Market Share

Interestingly, this morning Mark Shuttleworth decided to close Ubuntu's Bug #1 on Launchpad, the bug report created by him in 2004 about Microsoft having a majority market-share. He feels that the Windows creator is no longer commanding the market, but neither is Ubuntu.

30 May 2013 - Ubuntu Bug #1 - 78 Comments
Ubuntu 13.10 Likely Switching To Chromium Browser

Yesterday evening I mentioned Ubuntu Linux developers would be discussing replacing Mozilla Firefox with Google Chromium as the default web-browser in Ubuntu 13.10. After the discussion today, it looks like this may very well happen.

16 May 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 - 36 Comments
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
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

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