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Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Arrives

The second beta release for the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" Linux distribution is now available for testing.

27 September 2012 - It's Here - 11 Comments
Compiz Working On Unredirected Fullscreen Windows

Ubuntu developers are working on improving the performance of Unity and Compiz, but it may take a while that will almost certainly extend past the Ubuntu 12.10 release. As part of this, support for un-redirecting full-screen windows has been improved.

13 September 2012 - Work In Progress - 12 Comments
Ubuntu 12.10 Tries For Last Minute GRUB 2.00

Developers working on Ubuntu 12.10 are now past feature-freeze and the beta has already shipped, but they are hoping to pull in the official release of the GRUB 2.00 boot-loader prior to the October debut of the Quantal Quetzal.

11 September 2012 - Hopes - 16 Comments
Canonical Promoting Ubuntu Software Center To Game Devs

With the Unity 4.0 game engine gaining native Linux support, Canonical is sponsoring a session at this week's Unite game development conference to promote their Ubuntu Software Center to game developers of this Mono-powered proprietary game engine.

22 August 2012 - Unity Developers - 37 Comments
Canonical Comments On The Unity 2D Defenestration

Jason Warner, the Ubuntu Desktop Manager at Canonical, acknowledges that dropping Unity 2D and going with Unity-Over-LLVMpipe may lead to some regressions and that some users will want to stick to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or switch to another desktop environment.

17 August 2012 - Canonical - 18 Comments
A Linux LiveCD To Play With Wayland/Weston

If you're sad about Ubuntu delaying their Wayland System Compositor and want to take Wayland/Weston for a spin, there's another alternative for playing with this next-generation Linux desktop technology.

10 August 2012 - RebeccaBlackOS - 5 Comments
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 - 31 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 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

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