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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

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" Released

The first point release for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" was released on Thursday evening.
23 August 2012 - Precise Pangolin

Canonical Promoting Ubuntu Software Center To Game Devs

With the Unity 4.0 game engine gaining native Linux support, Canonical is sponsoring a session at this week's Unite game development conference to promote their Ubuntu Software Center to game developers of this Mono-powered proprietary game engine.
22 August 2012 - Unity Developers - 37 Comments

Canonical Comments On The Unity 2D Defenestration

Jason Warner, the Ubuntu Desktop Manager at Canonical, acknowledges that dropping Unity 2D and going with Unity-Over-LLVMpipe may lead to some regressions and that some users will want to stick to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or switch to another desktop environment.
17 August 2012 - Canonical - 18 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Drops Unity 2D Desktop

As expected, Ubuntu developers have done away with the Unity 2D desktop environment spin for the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.10 release.
16 August 2012 - Unity 2D - 26 Comments

GNOME-Ubuntu Flavor Looking At "GNObuntu"

Ubuntu developers are looking at using the name "GNObuntu" their GNOME flavor of Ubuntu Linux.
16 August 2012 - UNObuntu? - 13 Comments

A Linux LiveCD To Play With Wayland/Weston

If you're sad about Ubuntu delaying their Wayland System Compositor and want to take Wayland/Weston for a spin, there's another alternative for playing with this next-generation Linux desktop technology.
10 August 2012 - RebeccaBlackOS - 5 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 Planning To Happen In Copenhagen

Ubuntu developers will be meeting in Copenhagen later this year to hash out their plans for Ubuntu 13.04.
30 July 2012 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 5 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Alpha 3 Released

The third alpha release of Ubuntu 12.10, the Quantal Quetzal, is now available.
26 July 2012 - Quantal

Ubuntu Still Aims For Wayland System Compositor

While there's still more than one month until the Ubuntu 12.10 feature freeze, Canonical/Ubuntu developers continue to work towards their concept of having Wayland serve as a system compositor for this next Ubuntu Linux release due out in October, but will they make it?
6 July 2012 - Ubuntu 12.10 - 29 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" Alpha 2 Is Here

Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2 has been released. This second development milestone for the "Quantal Quetzal" brings a number of package updates and new features.
28 June 2012 - Released - 12 Comments

Ubuntu's Plans To Implement UEFI SecureBoot: No GRUB2

Canonical has shared publicly their plans this morning on how they plan to implement support for UEFI SecureBoot on future versions of Ubuntu Linux.
22 June 2012 - Ubuntu - 88 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" Alpha 1 Released

On the same day as partnering with Microsoft, Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" Alpha 1 has been released.
7 June 2012 - Quantal Quetzal - 4 Comments

Canonical Touts Its New Microsoft Partnership

Canonical is promoting today its new partnership with Microsoft that allows Ubuntu Linux to run on Windows Azure.
7 June 2012 - Ubuntusoft? - 17 Comments

Preview: A Cheap 12-Core, 30-Watt Ubuntu Cluster

It's quite easy these days to build a many-core compute cluster that is low-powered, running Linux, and performant-friendly. Here's a small cluster build that's begun at Phoronix and has twelve 1.2GHz cores while the total system power consumption under load is just about 30 Watts.
7 June 2012 - Really - 18 Comments

Ubuntu Demotes Its Migration Assistant

Ubuntu developers have decided to remove the migration-assistant package from the stock Ubuntu installer. This software package was supposed to make it easy for transferring files and settings to Ubuntu Linux from Windows.
30 May 2012 - No More - 3 Comments

Ubuntu Plans For Linux x32 ABI Support

With the x32 ABI for Linux finally coming together, Ubuntu developers are making plans to support this interesting ABI in the future.
12 May 2012 - Ubuntu x32 - 22 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 To Further Binary Blob Handling

While things are coming to a close in Oakland at the last day of UDS-Q, there was an interesting session that concerns the future of third-party driver installation on Ubuntu 12.10 and future releases.
11 May 2012 - Ubuntu 12.10 - 17 Comments

Ubuntu Plans For A Future With Upstart

If you were hoping that Ubuntu 12.10 would mark the switch from Upstart to systemd for its init daemon, there was no surprise announcement and the Ubuntu developers are continuing to push for the advancement of Upstart.
11 May 2012 - No systemd - 31 Comments

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