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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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" Released

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the "Precise Pangolin", was officially released this morning.
26 April 2012 - New Ubuntu - 20 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Codenamed The "Quantal Quetzal"

Mark Shuttleworth announced the codename this morning to Ubuntu 12.10. This Ubuntu Linux release due out in October will be codenamed the Quantal Quetzal.
23 April 2012 - Quantal Quetzal - 15 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Release Schedule Published

The Ubuntu 12.10 release schedule has been published this weekend. The official release of this "Precise Pangolin" successor is due out on the 18th of October.
22 April 2012 - Ubuntu 12.10 - 2 Comments

What Ubuntu 12.10 Won't Be Codenamed

With the release of Ubuntu 12.04 due out next week, Mark Shuttleworth will soon be announcing the codename of the six-month successor to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which carries the codename of Precise Pangolin.
20 April 2012 - Ubuntu 12.10 - 15 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 Still Trying For 64-bit By Default

Back at the last UDS Orlando summit I mentioned that Canonical was looking at finally recomending the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Linux by default for new installs rather than 32-bit. This issue is again being discussed at the last minute for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" release due out next week.
17 April 2012 - Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 - 18 Comments

Radeon, Nouveau Power Usage On Ubuntu 12.04

Here are a couple Easter-day Linux benchmarks with a few more power consumption results for the Precise Pangolin, a.k.a. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
8 April 2012 - Few Benchmarks

Best & Worst Case Power Usage On Ubuntu 12.04

Depending upon your hardware, the power consumption when running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS can either be at its best or worst. Here's a look at the two power consumption extremes of the Precise Pangolin.
30 March 2012 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - 4 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 2 Officially Released

Canonical's Kate Stewart announced the official release of Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" Beta 2 earlier this afternoon.
29 March 2012 - It's Out - 3 Comments

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

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