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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

Ubuntu Continues With Upstart, Releases v1.5

With Ubuntu remaining uninterested in systemd, the Upstart init system continues to be developed. Released today was Upstart 1.5 with a few new features.
22 March 2012 - Upstart 1.5 - 10 Comments

Wubi Is Likely To Wobble Back In Ubuntu

Brought up on the Ubuntu development list yesterday was a proposal to disable Wubi installations from Ubuntu 12.04.
21 March 2012 - Wubi Windows Installer - 6 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

Canonical's New Spin: Ubuntu Business Remix

While Canonical dropped official support for Kubuntu, this morning Mark Shuttleworth announced a new Ubuntu spin: Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix.
10 February 2012 - Business Desktop - 9 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 Announces A Heads-Up Display For 12.04

Mark Shuttleworth has announced a "heads-up display" that Canonical has been working on for its initial debut to be made with the release of the 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" release.
24 January 2012 - Ubuntu HUD - 29 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

Checking Out The Ubuntu TV Prototype

Today in Las Vegas I had the chance to checkout the Ubuntu TV prototype and briefly talk about Canonical with their ambitions on the television front.
10 January 2012 - CES 2012 - 10 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

Ubuntu TB Decides On Future Of Non-PAE Kernel

The Ubuntu Technical Board met yesterday and they decided on the future of non-PAE Linux kernels within Ubuntu, a decision that affects 32-bit users on older hardware.
13 December 2011 - Decision - 3 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1 Released

The first alpha release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" is now available.
2 December 2011 - Now Available

Ubuntu On TVs Gets Discussed

Mark Shuttleworth has pointed out that Ubuntu for TVs is being "hotly discussed" right now by developers.
28 November 2011 - Ubuntu TV - 7 Comments

Bringing The PackageKit Interface To Ubuntu

The PackageKit DBus Interface is coming to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but it's not full PackageKit support and integration.
18 November 2011 - DBus Interface - 14 Comments

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