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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

Ubuntu TV Is A Popular Topic This Week

Last year plans began to surface for Ubuntu TV -- a version of the popular Linux distribution intended to be deployed by television manufacturers -- and during the Ubuntu Developer Summit this week there was much talk about the Ubuntu TV plans.
10 May 2012 - Ubuntu TV - 8 Comments

Compiz, Merging, Forking - Other UDS-Q Notes

Here's some other interesting notes from the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit this week in Oakland.
10 May 2012 - Ubuntu 12.10

The Biggest Quality Problem At Ubuntu 12.10 UDS

When announcing the Quantal Quetzal, Mark Shuttleworth mentioned "quality" over ten times in his blog post. He also reinforced the quality of Ubuntu at his keynote on Monday for the Ubuntu Developer Summit. But what's the biggest quality issue this week in Oakland?
10 May 2012 - There's A Problem - 19 Comments

The X.Org Plans For Ubuntu 12.10

Here's the X.Org plans for Ubuntu 12.10.
9 May 2012 - Not Too Exciting - 10 Comments

Ubuntu Friendly Wasn't So Friendly After All

Ubuntu Friendly -- the Canonical-spawned initiative for the community to try to provide information on computer hardware that's "friendly" to run Ubuntu Linux -- is not being actively maintained.
9 May 2012 - Failed - 13 Comments

A Look At Why Linux Graphics Drivers Have Issues

Here's an interesting look at the state of the Ubuntu bug count as it concerns Linux graphics driver issues.
9 May 2012 - Problems - 35 Comments

Ubuntu Still Trying To Lock Down Third-Party Debs

In the name of security, Ubuntu developers are looking at ways to lock-down or verify the way third-party Debian packages are handled on Ubuntu Linux.
8 May 2012 - Debian Packages - 15 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Working To Play A Sound Theme

Discussed on Monday during the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit were the plans to introduce a new sound theme to the Quantal Quetzel.
8 May 2012 - Ubuntu Linux - 5 Comments

The Biggest Problem For A Linux PC Vendor

Yesterday at the Ubuntu Developer Summit while trying to enjoy the disappointing beer selection, a leading PC vendor that sells Linux-loaded PCs shared with me the biggest problem they face when it comes to Linux pre-loaded systems at this time.
8 May 2012 - Optimus - 58 Comments

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