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Ubuntu Desires Lower Audio Latency For Gaming

At the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Copenhagen today, developers discussed audio latency for gaming on the premise that "audio latency is relatively high on Linux and we need to be competitive with other platforms."
1 November 2012 - Audio Latency - 87 Comments

Ubuntu Still Unsure On Using XZ Packages

While Fedora has been using XZ-compressed packages for their RPMs for a while now with having a greater compression ratio than Gzip, Ubuntu developers remain unsure of switching to using XZ compression for the Ubuntu 13.04 release.
1 November 2012 - Ubuntu XZ'ed - 19 Comments

Hybrid Graphics In Ubuntu Are Still Lackluster

Hybrid graphics support for Ubuntu and Linux in general still leaves a lot to be desired. There's some improvements on the horizon, fortunately.
1 November 2012 - Hybrid Graphics - 7 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 Aims For 64-bit ARM Support (AArch64)

With Ubuntu 13.04 there will likely be an AArch64 (64-bit ARM) spin of the popular Linux distribution.
31 October 2012 - AArch64

Ubuntu 13.04 To Target The Linux 3.8 Kernel

Ubuntu 13.04 will likely be shipping with the Linux 3.8 kernel. Plus other kernel changes were talked about during the Ubuntu Developers' Summit this week in Copenhagen.
31 October 2012 - Linux 3.8

Ubuntu Plans To Stick To "Stable GNOME"

Ubuntu developers will be looking to stick to "stable" GNOME components and not closely track the unstable GNOME development releases within the Ubuntu 13.04 cycle. There's several reasons why Ubuntu will be distancing itself from the latest upstream GNOME packages.
30 October 2012 - Ubuntu Linux - 22 Comments

Widgets Are Coming To The Unity Desktop

Aside from new lenses and other features coming to the Unity desktop during the Ubuntu 13.04 development cycle, Canonical will also be making a push for widgets to happen on Ubuntu's Unity desktop.
30 October 2012 - Ubuntu Widgets - 10 Comments

Ubuntu Needs To Improve OpenGL Drivers For Gaming

Discussions were held this morning in Copenhagen at the Ubuntu Developer Summit about improving audio and graphics support for Ubuntu Linux in order to propel the distribution as a first-rate gaming platform.
30 October 2012 - Ubuntu Graphics - 27 Comments

Ubuntu Looks To Improve Its Windows Installer

Ubuntu developers are hoping to redesign Wubi, the Ubuntu Windows Installer, for the Ubuntu 13.04 release in April.
30 October 2012 - Wubi - 3 Comments

Ubuntu Developers Realize Need For Non-3D Desktop

For Ubuntu 12.10 Canonical decided to abandon the Unity 2D desktop and just only support the standard Unity desktop with Compiz. When there isn't a proper OpenGL/3D driver available, LLVMpipe is used for running the GL commands on the CPU. This move caused lots of upset Ubuntu Linux users and the developers are now looking at what to do for a desktop that doesn't require 3D support.
29 October 2012 - Ubuntu Desktop - 41 Comments

Ubuntu To Eventually Have Its Own SDK

As I wrote over the weekend, Canonical is planning to eventually ship its own SDK (Software Development Kit) for Ubuntu Linux to ease software development on the open-source platform. The Ubuntu SDK won't happen for the Ubuntu 13.04 release, but work is being planned about what to include in this Ubuntu-specific SDK.
29 October 2012 - SDK For App Developers - 13 Comments

Ubuntu Looks To An SDK, Improved App Development

Canonical and the Ubuntu development community hope to improve application development for developers targeting Ubuntu 13.04.
27 October 2012 - Ubuntu Apps - 52 Comments

Ubuntu To Work On Rapid Hardware Enablement

Ubuntu developers will be discussing this week about how they can rapidly bring-up support for new hardware within the Linux distribution.
25 October 2012 - Ubuntu Bring-Up - 2 Comments

Ubuntu Ported To Google Nexus 7

Canonical has successfully ported Ubuntu Linux to Google's Nexus 7 tablet.
20 October 2012 - Ubuntu Nexus - 30 Comments

Canonical To Develop Some Ubuntu Features In Private

Some features of Ubuntu 13.04 won't be openly developed by the Ubuntu Linux community but rather in a more covert approach by Canonical and select Ubuntu developers. Mark Shuttleworth calls these new features "some sexy 13.04 surprises" but he was sure to reinforce that the overall Ubuntu Linux development approach isn't changing.
19 October 2012 - Quietly - 34 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Is Ready To Enter The Zoo

It's release day today for Ubuntu 12.10, which was developed under the animal codename of "Quantal Quetzal", and boasts many new features.
18 October 2012 - Ubuntu 12.10 - 17 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 Is Codenamed The "Raring Ringtail"

Mark Shuttleworth has revealed the codename for UDS-R, a.k.a. the Ubuntu 13.04 release.
18 October 2012 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 6 Comments

Ubuntu TV Still Being Ported To Unity 3D

With Unity 2D having been dropped from Ubuntu 12.10, another consequence of this controversial decision is that the Ubuntu TV work must be ported to Unity (3D).
16 October 2012 - Unity 2D No More - 5 Comments

Benchmarking The Ubuntu "Low-Jitter" Linux Kernel

There's an independently maintained "low-jitter" version of the Linux kernel targeting Ubuntu, which claims to be faster, but is that really the case?
15 October 2012 - Low-Jitter - 162 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 To Look At XZ-Compressed Packages

Another interesting topic for the Ubuntu 13.04 Developer Summit later this month is about using XZ compression by default for its packages, which would lead to a reduction in file-size.
13 October 2012 - Ubuntu 13.04 XZ - 29 Comments

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