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