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Widgets Are Coming To The Unity Desktop

Aside from new lenses and other features coming to the Unity desktop during the Ubuntu 13.04 development cycle, Canonical will also be making a push for widgets to happen on Ubuntu's Unity desktop.
30 October 2012 - Ubuntu Widgets - 10 Comments

Ubuntu Needs To Improve OpenGL Drivers For Gaming

Discussions were held this morning in Copenhagen at the Ubuntu Developer Summit about improving audio and graphics support for Ubuntu Linux in order to propel the distribution as a first-rate gaming platform.
30 October 2012 - Ubuntu Graphics - 27 Comments

Ubuntu Looks To Improve Its Windows Installer

Ubuntu developers are hoping to redesign Wubi, the Ubuntu Windows Installer, for the Ubuntu 13.04 release in April.
30 October 2012 - Wubi - 3 Comments

Ubuntu Developers Realize Need For Non-3D Desktop

For Ubuntu 12.10 Canonical decided to abandon the Unity 2D desktop and just only support the standard Unity desktop with Compiz. When there isn't a proper OpenGL/3D driver available, LLVMpipe is used for running the GL commands on the CPU. This move caused lots of upset Ubuntu Linux users and the developers are now looking at what to do for a desktop that doesn't require 3D support.
29 October 2012 - Ubuntu Desktop - 41 Comments

Ubuntu To Eventually Have Its Own SDK

As I wrote over the weekend, Canonical is planning to eventually ship its own SDK (Software Development Kit) for Ubuntu Linux to ease software development on the open-source platform. The Ubuntu SDK won't happen for the Ubuntu 13.04 release, but work is being planned about what to include in this Ubuntu-specific SDK.
29 October 2012 - SDK For App Developers - 13 Comments

Ubuntu Looks To An SDK, Improved App Development

Canonical and the Ubuntu development community hope to improve application development for developers targeting Ubuntu 13.04.
27 October 2012 - Ubuntu Apps - 52 Comments

Ubuntu To Work On Rapid Hardware Enablement

Ubuntu developers will be discussing this week about how they can rapidly bring-up support for new hardware within the Linux distribution.
25 October 2012 - Ubuntu Bring-Up - 2 Comments

Ubuntu Ported To Google Nexus 7

Canonical has successfully ported Ubuntu Linux to Google's Nexus 7 tablet.
20 October 2012 - Ubuntu Nexus - 30 Comments

Canonical To Develop Some Ubuntu Features In Private

Some features of Ubuntu 13.04 won't be openly developed by the Ubuntu Linux community but rather in a more covert approach by Canonical and select Ubuntu developers. Mark Shuttleworth calls these new features "some sexy 13.04 surprises" but he was sure to reinforce that the overall Ubuntu Linux development approach isn't changing.
19 October 2012 - Quietly - 34 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Is Ready To Enter The Zoo

It's release day today for Ubuntu 12.10, which was developed under the animal codename of "Quantal Quetzal", and boasts many new features.
18 October 2012 - Ubuntu 12.10 - 17 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 Is Codenamed The "Raring Ringtail"

Mark Shuttleworth has revealed the codename for UDS-R, a.k.a. the Ubuntu 13.04 release.
18 October 2012 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 6 Comments

Ubuntu TV Still Being Ported To Unity 3D

With Unity 2D having been dropped from Ubuntu 12.10, another consequence of this controversial decision is that the Ubuntu TV work must be ported to Unity (3D).
16 October 2012 - Unity 2D No More - 5 Comments

Benchmarking The Ubuntu "Low-Jitter" Linux Kernel

There's an independently maintained "low-jitter" version of the Linux kernel targeting Ubuntu, which claims to be faster, but is that really the case?
15 October 2012 - Low-Jitter - 162 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 To Look At XZ-Compressed Packages

Another interesting topic for the Ubuntu 13.04 Developer Summit later this month is about using XZ compression by default for its packages, which would lead to a reduction in file-size.
13 October 2012 - Ubuntu 13.04 XZ - 29 Comments

Ubuntu TV To Get More Objectives In Ubuntu 13.04

Aside from looking at ways to make Ubuntu Linux a better gaming platform and possibly removing dependencies on GNOME fallback code, another discussion item for later this month in Copenhagen at UDS concerns the Ubuntu TV initiative.
12 October 2012 - Community - 1 Comment

How Ubuntu Intel Graphics Changed In One Month

Here's a look at how the open-source Intel Linux graphics performance has changed in Ubuntu 12.10 when comparing benchmarks results of Ubuntu Quantal development snapshots from the end of August to the beginning of October.
10 October 2012 - Benchmarks - 3 Comments

Ubuntu Prompts For Donations When Downloading

Just a few weeks after Canonical integrated Amazon product results into Unity's Dash in an effort to generate more money through affiliate/referral revenue, they have taken another step today to try to increase their cash flow.
9 October 2012 - New Revenue Stream - 25 Comments

Ubuntu: Open X Bugs, Nouveau In A "Funky State"

An update was provided today concerning the state of X.Org and related packages for the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 release.
5 October 2012 - State Of X Bugs - 4 Comments

Ubuntu Unity 6.8 Aims To Fix Performance Problems

Version 6.8 of the Unity desktop was pushed today into the Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" repository.
5 October 2012 - Unity 6.8 - 3 Comments

Early Boot Speed Results For Ubuntu 12.10

Here's an early look at some Bootchart numbers for two systems running Ubuntu 12.10 development snapshots compared to earlier releases.
3 October 2012 - Bootchart - 24 Comments

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