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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

Ubuntu TV To Get More Objectives In Ubuntu 13.04

Aside from looking at ways to make Ubuntu Linux a better gaming platform and possibly removing dependencies on GNOME fallback code, another discussion item for later this month in Copenhagen at UDS concerns the Ubuntu TV initiative.
12 October 2012 - Community - 1 Comment

How Ubuntu Intel Graphics Changed In One Month

Here's a look at how the open-source Intel Linux graphics performance has changed in Ubuntu 12.10 when comparing benchmarks results of Ubuntu Quantal development snapshots from the end of August to the beginning of October.
10 October 2012 - Benchmarks - 3 Comments

Ubuntu Prompts For Donations When Downloading

Just a few weeks after Canonical integrated Amazon product results into Unity's Dash in an effort to generate more money through affiliate/referral revenue, they have taken another step today to try to increase their cash flow.
9 October 2012 - New Revenue Stream - 25 Comments

Ubuntu: Open X Bugs, Nouveau In A "Funky State"

An update was provided today concerning the state of X.Org and related packages for the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 release.
5 October 2012 - State Of X Bugs - 4 Comments

Ubuntu Unity 6.8 Aims To Fix Performance Problems

Version 6.8 of the Unity desktop was pushed today into the Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" repository.
5 October 2012 - Unity 6.8 - 3 Comments

Early Boot Speed Results For Ubuntu 12.10

Here's an early look at some Bootchart numbers for two systems running Ubuntu 12.10 development snapshots compared to earlier releases.
3 October 2012 - Bootchart - 24 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Arrives

The second beta release for the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" Linux distribution is now available for testing.
27 September 2012 - It's Here - 11 Comments

Ubuntu Switches Back To GRUB2 For SecureBoot

Canonical has reversed their stance on the boot-loader to use for Ubuntu Linux when dealing with UEFI SecureBoot.
21 September 2012 - SecureBoot - 32 Comments

Ubuntu Unity Changes Aim For More Affiliate Revenue

Changes coming to the Ubuntu 12.10 Unity desktop, namely to its Dash launcher component, are trying to generate Canonical more affiliate revenue through promoting more online purchases.
20 September 2012 - Affiliate Advertising - 5 Comments

Compiz Working On Unredirected Fullscreen Windows

Ubuntu developers are working on improving the performance of Unity and Compiz, but it may take a while that will almost certainly extend past the Ubuntu 12.10 release. As part of this, support for un-redirecting full-screen windows has been improved.
13 September 2012 - Work In Progress - 13 Comments

Unity Debacle Sets Back Ubuntu On The ARM Desktop

With Unity 2D being abandoned and only providing Unity + Compiz in Ubuntu 12.10 as the default desktop, the out-of-the-box experience for low-powered ARM hardware on the stock Ubuntu desktop is a mess.
11 September 2012 - Unity Sucks - 17 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Tries For Last Minute GRUB 2.00

Developers working on Ubuntu 12.10 are now past feature-freeze and the beta has already shipped, but they are hoping to pull in the official release of the GRUB 2.00 boot-loader prior to the October debut of the Quantal Quetzal.
11 September 2012 - Hopes - 16 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta Released

The "Quantal Quetzal" has reached beta state.
6 September 2012 - Ubuntu 12.10 - 1 Comment

Ubuntu's Unity Is Also Painful For 2D Performance

Besides the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager in Ubuntu impairing the Linux OpenGL performance, the 2D performance is also dramatically affected by this desktop configuration.
5 September 2012 - Unity/Compiz

Canonical Plans To Drop Alternate Ubuntu CDs

Steve Langasek has laid out plans to drop Ubuntu alternate CDs beginning already with the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.10 release.
27 August 2012 - Ubuntu Proposal - 32 Comments

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