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Caveats In The Ubuntu 11.10 Graphics Stack

While there are many improvements to the graphics drivers in Ubuntu 11.10 and its shipping with the latest stable driver components, there are a few caveats to point out that I've come across during last minute tests this week.
13 October 2011 - Issues - 8 Comments

Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" Enters The Wild

Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" has been officially released this morning.
13 October 2011 - New Release - 14 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Is The "Precise Pangolin"

Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed that the codename for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Linux release is the "Precise Pangolin", which will succeed the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" version.
5 October 2011 - Codename - 22 Comments

Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Released

Canonical has announced the second beta release of Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" for those interested in testing it out before the final version makes its debut next month.
23 September 2011 - New Beta - 6 Comments

The Nasty Battery Power Usage On Ubuntu 11.10

This morning I shared some initial battery power consumption results for Ubuntu 11.10 from three different mobile devices. For all three of them, the power consumption on Ubuntu 11.10 was even higher than Ubuntu 11.04, which was already in a power hungry state. Before calling it a week to go handle XDC2011 matters, I ran some tests from a standard Intel Atom N270 netbook. Sure enough, Ubuntu 11.10 is doing a heck of a job at burning through power.
9 September 2011 - New Results - 19 Comments

Ubuntu 11.10 Power Consumption Up By As Much As ~50%

The Linux power regressions are not over. The power consumption with Ubuntu 11.04 dramatically increased due to a PCI Express Active-State Power Management change. This was after another major power regression in an earlier upstream kernel release. The Linux PCI-E ASPM support is still not improved, so the 11.04 power regression remains in Ubuntu 11.10 and other upstream Linux distributions shipping Linux 2.6.38+, but that's not all. The power situation in Ubuntu 11.10 is dramatically worsened.
9 September 2011 - Tests - 12 Comments

Proposed: A Monthly Ubuntu Release Cycle

There's been a proposal written today for a new Ubuntu release process. Under this proposed process, Ubuntu would abandon its traditional six-month release cycles in favor of monthly releases. Yep, once a month. The benefit of this proposal is that new Ubuntu features wouldn't be forced to land every six months but would land when the given feature is actually mature and ready. This is quite different from Ubuntu's current release process, but this proposal comes from Scott James Remnant, the former Canonical employee and Ubuntu Developer Manager.
8 September 2011 - By Scott - 38 Comments

Ubuntu 11.10 Ocelot Beta 1 Is At The Table

Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" was released today, as planned. It doesn't fix the power problems, but it does present other changes in preparation for the formal release next month.
1 September 2011 - It's Here - 1 Comment

Ubuntu 11.10 Beta Has No Power Regression Fix

Canonical's Kate Stewart set a milestone for correcting the ASPM power issue by Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1. Ubuntu 11.10 Beta will be released today, but it will not fix the Linux 2.6.38 power regression that's caused by a change in PCI-E Active State Power Management.
1 September 2011 - Nope - 11 Comments

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 3 Released

Canonical's Kate Stewart has announced the release of Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" Alpha 3.
5 August 2011 - New Shuttleworth Build - 1 Comment

Many Ubuntu Users Still Hate The Unity Desktop

Two weeks ago on Phoronix it was asked what do you dislike or hate about Ubuntu? This was following a discussion on the Ubuntu development list about Ubuntu developer applicants being asked about what they like the least about Ubuntu. The overwhelming response among Phoronix readers was clear: they still really hate the Unity desktop.
2 August 2011 - Vocal Users - 68 Comments

What Do You Dislike or Hate About Ubuntu?

When applying to become an Ubuntu developer, part of the application process asks "what [do you] like least in Ubuntu." This has provided Canonical with a lot of feedback about Ubuntu from potential developers. Only now though is a concise list of these negative items being made available publicly.
22 July 2011 - Thoughts - 139 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS Released

For those living in Ubuntu's Long-Term Support (LTS) land rather than running the latest Ubuntu releases, the third 10.04 LTS release is now available.
21 July 2011 - New Ubuntu - 2 Comments

The Next Ubuntu Developer Summit Announced

Canonical has announced today that their next Ubuntu Developer Summit, for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS release, will take place from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November. Like last year's Ubuntu 11.04 summit, this UDS will again be taking place in Orlando, Florida.
14 July 2011 - Florida

Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 2 Brings Thunderbird, LightDM

Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot" Alpha 2 this morning.
7 July 2011 - New Oneiric Alpha 2 - 6 Comments

Apple AirPrint Coming To Ubuntu Linux 11.04, 11.10

Submitted to the updates repository for Ubuntu 11.04 and the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 Linux operating system releases is support within the CUPS printing package for Apple's AirPrint.
28 June 2011 - Updates - 23 Comments

Ubuntu ISOs To Finally Double As USB Images

A small but useful feature for the CD ISOs of Fedora, openSUSE, MeeGo, and many other Linux distributions is that they are spun as hybrid ISOs. Hybrid ISOs allow the same CD ISO to be copied directly to a USB storage device (i.e. flash drive) without needing to rely upon any external utilities. Ubuntu ISOs have not supported this feature, but they do have their easy-to-use start-up disk creator to take care of this task. However, the daily ISOs for the Ubuntu Oneiric development cycle and all official Ubuntu CD releases going forward for i386 and x86_64 platforms will be now spun as hybrid ISOs.
15 June 2011 - Hybrid ISOs - 12 Comments

The Official X.Org Notes For Ubuntu 11.10

This shouldn't be news for anyone who has followed the Phoronix articles for Ubuntu 11.10, particularly from the UDS Budapest event, but here's the official X.Org plans for this next Ubuntu Linux release.
8 June 2011 - Details - 1 Comment

The Ubuntu Developer Portal Launches

Canonical has launched a preview of the Ubuntu Developer Portal service. This is a self-serve web-based service where independent software vendors wishing to sell their software via the Ubuntu Software Center can be managed via a standard developer program.
4 June 2011 - New Ubuntu Service - 7 Comments

Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot" Alpha 1 Released

For anyone excited to see more Unity love, or simply an updated out-of-the-box package set Intel Sandy Bridge will work on Ubuntu, the first alpha of Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot" has been released. With the features only recently having been defined, Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 1 doesn't offer up too much, but it's a start.
2 June 2011 - It's Here - 2 Comments

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