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Starting with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS next year, Canonical may switch Ubuntu Linux to a rolling-release model whereby package updates the bi-annual Long-Term Support releases would be the official images with rolling package updates for those releases.
23 January 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 32 Comments
If you are an Ubuntu Linux user and rely upon Intel integrated graphics, Ubuntu developers could use your help in trying out Intel's SNA as they decide whether to enable this experimental acceleration architecture in Ubuntu 13.04.
18 January 2013 - Sandy Bridge - 8 Comments
Ubuntu 12.04.2, the first Long-Term Support point release of Ubuntu Linux where new hardware support is back-ported to the LTS release, has been delayed.
11 January 2013 - Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS - 7 Comments
The Compiz window manager is not going to be ported to Wayland. The lead Compiz developer also sees no reason to continue the compositing window manager's development beyond maintenance purposes.
7 January 2013 - Ubuntu Compiz - 47 Comments
With 2012 quickly coming to a close, Mark Shuttleworth wrote a blog post this morning about his views on Ubuntu Linux in 2013.
26 December 2012 - Ubuntu 2013 - 10 Comments
Ubuntu developers and users have brought back up the matter of zRAM and using it as part of the default Ubuntu Linux installation in some intelligent manner.
8 December 2012 - Ubuntu zRAM - 24 Comments
Last month marked the release of Upstart 1.6 for the init daemon primarily used by Ubuntu. Coming out nearly one month later is Upstart 1.6.1 to deliver on some additional work.
8 December 2012 - Upstart
Ubuntu developers continue investing a great deal of time and resources on ensuring the Linux distribution runs smoothly on the Google Nexus 7 tablet.
8 December 2012 - Google Nexus - 14 Comments
In a post to the Free Software Foundation's web-site, Richard Stallman has called out Ubuntu as being "spyware" due to the Amazon search capabilities that have been integrated into Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment with the Dash.
7 December 2012 - Discussion - 176 Comments
The first alpha release of the Ubuntu 13.04 family, the Linux distribution release that's codenamed "Raring Ringtail" and will be officially released in April, was unveiled on Thursday. Due to a revised schedule, it's not Ubuntu itself seeing an official alpha today but rather some of the derivatives.
6 December 2012 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 19 Comments
Ubuntu has bid farewell to the Metacity window manager now that the Ubiquity installer has basic support for Compiz.
29 November 2012 - Ubuntu Killing - 43 Comments
The Compiz 0.9.8.6 update soon coming to Ubuntu 12.10 will enable "Unredirect Fullscreen Windows" by default in an effort to boost the OpenGL gaming performance of the Linux distribution when using the Unity desktop.
28 November 2012 - PPA Testing - 11 Comments
Splashtop for Ubuntu Linux is being released today and it claims to be 10x faster than VNC plus offering a host of other features.
28 November 2012 - 10x Over VNC - 15 Comments
For those curious about the state of Ubuntu 13.04's development, there is a convenient status page to reflect the overall condition of this forthcoming Ubuntu Linux that is codenamed the Raring Ringtail.
19 November 2012 - Status Page - 12 Comments
I realized this morning that this week marks two years since Mark Shuttleworth shared his plans for Ubuntu's Unity to run on Wayland. Even after two years, Ubuntu's engagement with Wayland hasn't advanced much and it's consummation of Wayland is still likely at a minimum another year out.
9 November 2012 - Ubuntu Wayland - 7 Comments
Through improving the publicly available Ubuntu Linux documentation and reaching out to new developers -- along with existing Windows developers that may now be thinking of targeting Ubuntu as their next supported platform -- the Linux OS hopes to increase its developer and application count.
3 November 2012 - Documentation - 29 Comments
Early in October I wrote that Ubuntu TV would be a focus for 13.04 as the TV-focused Ubuntu spin was still being ported to Unity 3D. This week in Copenhagen at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, new plans for Ubuntu TV were drawn.
2 November 2012 - Ubuntu TV - 2 Comments
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
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 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
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