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LXC Linux Containers To Be Better With Pangolin

Improvements for LXC (Linux Containers) virtualization are planned in time for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" release.
2 November 2011 - Linux Containers - 3 Comments

Mono, Banshee Will Still Be Loved In Ubuntu 12.04

The Banshee music player will still be used in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but this Mono-based media application will receive some changes.
1 November 2011 - Mono Scheisse - 8 Comments

Ubuntu Moves Towards More Docs, A Stable API

One of the sessions held on Tuesday during the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando was concerning Ubuntu developer documentation and the need for a stable desktop API.
1 November 2011 - Documentation - 5 Comments

Ubuntu On Stuff, KVM On ARM A15, GLPROXY

Besides talking about how hybrid graphics on Linux are a mess, there were many other topics talked about on this first day of the Ubuntu 12.04 Developer Summit in Orlando, Florida.
31 October 2011 - Day 1 UDS-P - 4 Comments

UDS-P: Automated Testing, Benchmarking, Wayland

There's less than a week until the Ubuntu Developer Summit begins for Ubuntu 12.04 (codenamed the Precise Pangolin). The schedule for the event in Orlando, Florida is beginning to get filled up so here's some of what you can expect to see discussed for this next Ubuntu release due out in April.
25 October 2011 - Ubuntu Developer Summit - 1 Comment

Ubuntu Software Center Offers Books, Magazines

Canonical will now be selling electronic books and magazines through the Ubuntu Software Center.
25 October 2011 - Expansion - 5 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop To Be Supported Longer

Canonical is announcing this morning that they will be extending their desktop support of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from three years to five years.
21 October 2011 - 5 Years - 12 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Opens Up, UDS Is Coming Soon

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (codenamed Precise Pangolin) is now open for development just one day after the release of Ubuntu 11.10. The Ubuntu Developer Summit for this next major Ubuntu release is also coming up in just over two weeks.
14 October 2011 - Precise Pangolin - 4 Comments

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

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