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On Old Hardware, Think Twice About Ubuntu 12.04

With the official release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" being less than one month away, the feature freeze having long passed, and the kernel freeze being imminent, it's time for the usual biannual Ubuntu Linux benchmarking festivities at Phoronix. In the coming days and weeks there will be numerous articles looking at the performance of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when it comes to its desktop/workstation performance, boot performance, power consumption, and all sorts of other figures to judge the performance of Ubuntu's Precise Pangolin release. One area from the testing thus far that has stood out has been the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS performance on older PC hardware, but unfortunately it's not standing out for a good reason.

28 March 2012 - It Sucks - 14 Comments
Wayland Is Not For End-Users In Ubuntu 12.04

Two days ago I wrote about Wayland's Weston compositor landing in the Ubuntu 12.04 repository, which excited many Linux desktop users. However, for those thinking that Wayland/Weston is ready for end-users with next month's Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin", that is not the case.

15 March 2012 - Wayland/Weston - 2 Comments
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1 Released

Arriving just days after the first alpha release of the Beefy Miracle, the beta was published today for the upcoming "Precise Pangolin" operating system, a.k.a. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

1 March 2012 - Many Changes - 16 Comments
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Will Try For Intel RC6 By Default

It seems that the Ubuntu Kernel Team is indeed taking power management serious for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The kernel team announced this weekend that they will be attempting to enable Intel RC6 power-savings by default within the Precise Pangolin kernel.

19 February 2012 - Woohoo - 7 Comments
Is Compiz On Its Deathbed?

Sparked from a posting earlier this week about Compiz likely being dropped from Fedora 17, some are wondering whether Compiz is effectively dead.

4 February 2012 - Discussion - 53 Comments
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 2 Released

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" Alpha 2 is now available for testing. This second development release incorporates many package updates and other changes to this next Ubuntu Long-Term Support release.

3 February 2012 - New Build - 1 Comment
How Ubuntu 12.04 Is Trying To Drop Power Usage

After illustrating Linux power regressions and other problems for months, with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS developers at Canonical are finally taking a serious look at Linux power management and how it can be bettered.

27 January 2012 - Testing - 16 Comments
Unity Desktop, Nux Get Upstream OpenGL ES 2.0

Linaro developers are nearly done with their milestone of upstream support for OpenGL ES 2.0 with Compiz, Nux, and Unity. This will allow for the Unity 3D desktop to work on more mobile devices and other cases where only GLES support is available.

27 January 2012 - Linaro - 2 Comments
Ubuntu's Already Making Plans For ARM In 2014, 2015

David Mandala of Canonical talked last week at Linux.Conf.Au 2012 about the history of Ubuntu Linux supporting the ARM architecture, what's coming up for Ubuntu ARM in the 12.04 LTS release, and even what's expected from Ubuntu on ARM as far out as 2015.

23 January 2012 - Ubuntu ARM - 8 Comments
Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu Go LTS With 12.04

The Ubuntu Technical Board has approved the proposals that now qualify the Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu derivatives of Ubuntu to be Long-Term Support (LTS) certified for 12.04.

9 January 2012 - Long-Term Support - 5 Comments
The X.Org Stack For Ubuntu 12.04 To Enter Staging

Canonical is preparing to push their X.Org Server configuration they intend to use in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" into their staging area. Once again, it's not the latest upstream code, but a convoluted solution.

25 December 2011 - Ubuntu Precise - Add A Comment
Concerns Over No PAE Kernel In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

One of the fundamental kernel changes that was decided upon during the Ubuntu 12.04 Developer Summit by Canonical's kernel team is to drop support for the non-PAE 32-bit Linux kernel. However, it seems there is growing resistance towards this move.

9 November 2011 - PAE Kernel - 63 Comments
Ubuntu Acknowledges Boot Speed Problem

Developers at the Ubuntu Developer Summit have acknowledged the boot speed problem in Ubuntu 11.10 and are looking to improve the time it takes to boot Ubuntu Linux for the 12.04 release.

4 November 2011 - Regression - 12 Comments
Finally! Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Will Recommend 64-bit

There's some good news coming out of the last day of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS developer summit. During a session that's going on right now, it was decided that the 64-bit version of Ubuntu (beginning with 12.04 Precise) will finally be the recommended version over the 32-bit Ubuntu.

4 November 2011 - About Damn Time - 16 Comments
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS To Target 750MB Image

The default ISO size target for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is now 750MB, which rules out burning this Linux distribution to a traditional 700MB CD, but allows for 1GB+ USB flash drives and DVDs. Plus there's some other news from the Orlando development summit happening this week.

4 November 2011 - Precise - 9 Comments
Plans For Ubuntu On Phones Are Laid

Besides everything else that went on today at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando for the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS release, initial plans for Ubuntu on mobile smart phones were laid out.

2 November 2011 - All Set - 21 Comments

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