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This past week Canonical developers made a little more progress on their Mir Display Server stack and the next-generation Unity desktop interface.
10 June 2013 - Mir Display Server - 87 Comments
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
Here's an update on the Mir display server changes and the adjoining next-generation Unity 8 user-interface that were made to end out May.
3 June 2013 - Unity 8 - 65 Comments
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
Canonical's Kevin Gunn shared a status update for the advancements made by their team this week on the Mir Display Server and next-generation Unity 8 interface.
24 May 2013 - Unity 8 & Mir Status Update - 3 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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