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There's Little Love For Ubuntu's Unity Desktop

The announcement of Ubuntu dropping the GNOME shell in favor of their own Unity interface that came during Mark Shuttleworth's keynote to kick off their Ubuntu 11.04 development summit has not been welcomed by many Linux users.
25 October 2010 - It's Also Using Compiz - 74 Comments

Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop To Get Rid Of GNOME's Shell

While GNOME 3.0 is expected to roll out in March and will boast the brand new GNOME Shell interface with the Mutter compositing window manager, this will not appear by default in the Ubuntu desktop. Certainly not in Ubuntu 11.04 and it doesn't look like it will be used at all in the future by default (granted, you'll be able to install the shell from a package repository). It's just been announced that beginning with Ubuntu 11.04, the desktop spin will begin using the Unity shell that Canonical originally developed for netbooks.
25 October 2010 - Replaces With Unity Desktop - 75 Comments

Development Begins On Ubuntu 11.04

Not even a week has passed since the release of Ubuntu 10.10, but developers are now free to start committing package changes for the next release, Ubuntu 11.04, which is codenamed Natty Narwhal. Matthias Klose has announced that the Ubuntu Natty repository is now open for business.
15 October 2010 - Natty Narwhal - 8 Comments

Ubuntu 10.10 Has Arrived On 10/10/2010

Just as planned, Ubuntu 10.10 has been released today on the 10th of October, 2010. Ubuntu 10.10 has many features and improvements that we have talked about over the past several months from an updated kernel and GNOME desktop to Btrfs installation improvements.
10 October 2010 - Maverick Meerkat Is Here - 53 Comments

What Will Be Talked About At The Ubuntu 11.04 Summit

Besides talking about performance at the Ubuntu Developer Summit later this month in Orlando for Ubuntu 11.04, there will also be discussions and tracks for hardware compatibility, Ubuntu as the project and community, application selections and defaults, how to empower application developers, cloud infrastructure, and multimedia.
7 October 2010 - UDS-N In Orlando - 27 Comments

Observations On Long-Term Performance/Regression Testing

At the Ubuntu Developer Summit later this month in Orlando for the Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" release, it looks like performance testing may finally be discussed at length by Canonical and the Ubuntu developers.
2 October 2010 - Regression Tracking - 5 Comments

Mark Shuttleworth Talks About What Ubuntu Contributes

For those wishing to spend some time reading a long blog post or are interested from Mark Shuttleworth's perspective regarding what Ubuntu / Canonical contributes to the free software ecosystem (since it's widely regarded that their actual code contributions are very low), here's the post for you.
15 September 2010 - Long Blog Post - 92 Comments

Well, There Is No i8xx Fix For Ubuntu 10.10

Back in July we reported on a GEM-free UMS Intel driver coming about that was targeted for owners of vintage Intel 8xx series hardware to circumvent the stability issues and other problems they commonly have encountered since switching to Intel's newer driver stack with kernel mode-setting and the Graphics Execution Manager. Canonical hoped to ship this UMS code-path in Ubuntu 10.10 that would then be enabled for those with these older Intel integrated graphics processors.
7 September 2010 - Doesn't Know What To Do - 22 Comments

Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" Beta Released

There's just one month and one week to the release of Ubuntu 10.10 (it's being released on 10 October, a.k.a. 10.10.10) but today the beta release of the "Maverick Meerkat" is out in the wild.
2 September 2010 - Ubuntu 10.10 - 1 Comment

Supporting Multi-Touch In Non-Multi-Touch Linux Apps

After the release of the Ubuntu Multi-Touch stack called UTouch and the X.Org Gesture Extension, the rising question would be the support of everyday applications, as only a few applications in Ubuntu 10.10 will properly support UTouch. Standard applications which are non-multi-touch-aware only recognize events which come from the keyboard and the mouse like key-presses and mouse clicks.
19 August 2010 - Introducing Ubuntu Ginn

Ubuntu 11.04 Release Schedule

Not only do we know that Ubuntu 11.04 is codenamed the Natty Narwhal, but we have the release schedule for this next Ubuntu Linux release to succeed Ubuntu 10.10.
18 August 2010 - 28 April 2011 Release - 1 Comment

Ubuntu's SPARC & IA64 Ports Have Been Killed

A few months back we reported that the IA64 and SPARC versions of Ubuntu were in trouble and would be decommissioned if no individual(s) were to step-up and maintain these ports of Ubuntu Linux for these architectures that are much less popular and common than x86 and x86_64 hardware. Well, there still is no one backing the Intel IA64 and Sun SPARC versions of Ubuntu Linux so they are being dropped completely.
18 August 2010 - End Of The Road - 21 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS Released

While there is less than two months to the release of Ubuntu 10.10 and details for Ubuntu 11.04 are already emerging (it's codenamed the Natty Narwhal), the first point release to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is now available.
18 August 2010 - Long-Term Support

Ubuntu 11.04 Is Codenamed The Natty Narwhal

Mark Shuttleworth has just announced via his blog that Ubuntu 11.04, which will be released in April of 2011, is codenamed the Natty Narwhal.
17 August 2010 - Yes, Really - 26 Comments

Canonical Comes Up With Its Own Multi-Touch Framework

For those with multi-touch capable hardware like Dell's XT2 tablet, the Apple Magic TrackPad, or 3M/N-Trig hardware, there's good news if you are an Ubuntu user as Ubuntu 10.10 is set to ship with multi-touch support by default. However, the Ubuntu 10.10 multi-touch support isn't based on the recent port to Linux of the Synaptics Gesture Suite, the Clutter multi-gesture capabilities, or the various other free software efforts in this area, but rather Canonical has come around and come up with their own solution once again. New to Ubuntu today is the Canonical UTouch Framework.
16 August 2010 - Ubuntu Reinvents The Wheel - 4 Comments

Trying Out The New Ubuntu 10.10 Installer

Following last week's Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3 release but landing before the Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" feature freeze this week were a number of last-minute features like X Server 1.9 integration and other updated packages along with the committing of the revamped Ubuntu desktop installer to Maverick. Via this revamped Ubuntu installer it's possible to install proprietary bits directly like support for MP3 audio files and proprietary graphics drivers.
14 August 2010 - It's In There For Maverick - 16 Comments

Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations

Just uploaded to the Ubuntu Lucid repository for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (and we imagine it will appear shortly in Maverick too for Ubuntu 10.10) is a new package called canonical-census, which marks its initial release. Curious about what this package provides, we did some digging and found it's for tracking Ubuntu installations by sending an "I am alive" ping to Canonical on a daily basis.
9 August 2010 - New Package Uploaded - 21 Comments

X.Org Server 1.9 Is Hitting Ubuntu 10.10 Soon

Ubuntu's Christopher James Halse Rogers has just issued a notice that X.Org Server 1.9 is soon going to be uploaded to the Ubuntu Maverick repository for Ubuntu 10.10, which is part of Ubuntu's X and Mesa plans. X.Org Server 1.9 isn't going to be officially released until later this month, but the Ubuntu 10.10 feature freeze is coming up this week so the existing X.Org Server 1.8.2 release is being replaced with an X.Org Server 1.9 snapshot until the final release is made available.
9 August 2010 - It's Being Pulled - 2 Comments

Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" Alpha 3 Released

Martin Pitt on behalf of the Ubuntu development community has announced the release of Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" Alpha 3. Ubuntu 10.10 continues to pull in new packages and features until its feature freeze beginning next week.
5 August 2010 - New Release - 2 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS Delayed To Next Month

Canonical's Robbie Williamson has provided an update on the status of the Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS release, which is the first re-spin since the Long-Term Support release of the Lucid Lynx in April. Ubuntu 10.04.1 incorporates the package updates and minor fixes committed to Lucid since the original release. Ubuntu 10.04.1 was supposed to be released next week, but now it's been postponed to August.
21 July 2010 - Ubuntu 10.10 Will Not Be Touched - 3 Comments

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