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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

Canonical: Ubuntu To Soon Ship On 5% Of PCs

Chris Kenyon, the VP of sales and business development for Canonical, just spoke this afternoon at the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit about what Canonical does with OEMs and ODMs. He also tossed out some rather interesting numbers about the adoption of Ubuntu Linux.
7 May 2012 - Supposedly - 37 Comments

Shuttleworth Talks About Ubuntu 12.10

Mark Shuttleworth just finished his keynote that kicks off the Ubuntu 12.10 Developers Summit. Here's a few things he said.
7 May 2012 - Mark Shuttleworth - 8 Comments

Calxeda Shows Off 192-Core ARM Ubuntu Server

Kicking off the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit is a keynote by Mark Shuttleworth where he and Calxeda just showed off a 192 core ARM server.
7 May 2012 - Calxeda - 17 Comments

Using DisplayLink USB Graphics On Ubuntu 12.04

Here's the first shot at using a USB-based DisplayLink graphics adapter with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
4 May 2012 - Fails... - 4 Comments

Electronic Arts At Ubuntu Summit; Linux Games Coming?

The news has been quick to spread today that Electronic Arts will be making a brief presentation at the Ubuntu Developer Summit next week.
3 May 2012 - Games On Linux? - 64 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Open For Development With GCC 4.7

Development on Ubuntu 12.10, the Quantal Quetzal, is now officially underway.
30 April 2012 - Changes - 3 Comments

Interesting Discussions For Ubuntu 12.10 Summit

There's just a little more than one week until the Ubuntu Developer Summit for Ubuntu 12.10 will be happening in Oakland, California. Here's what appears to be some of the most interesting technical sessions to be happening for this Canonical-sponsored summit.
28 April 2012 - UDS-Q - 8 Comments

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