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EXT4 File-System Looks To Do Well Against NTFS

We began this week by providing the first extensive Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 benchmarks to see whether Microsoft's operating system is faster than the most popular Linux distribution. In that first article we began by providing the OpenGL graphics benchmarks and the numbers were certainly interesting. Subsequently we delivered power consumption tests between Ubuntu Linux and Microsoft Windows on a netbook and a notebook. Now we are still preparing for the next set of tests, but until then, here are two disk tests looking at the file-system performance on Windows 7 with NTFS versus Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with EXT4.
6 May 2010 - Windows vs. Ubuntu Disk Bench - 35 Comments

Ubuntu 10.10 To Not Use GNOME Shell By Default

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu and its parent company Canonical, has answered a number of questions via IRC from the Ubuntu community today during the Ubuntu Open Week. The first question asked to Mark was whether the GNOME Shell would be used by default in Ubuntu 10.10 (a.k.a. the Maverick Meerkat) and here is the response:
5 May 2010 - Classic GNOME - 27 Comments

Tracking The Performance Of Ubuntu 10.10

With the development of Ubuntu 10.10 (codenamed the "Maverick Meerkat") getting started and the Ubuntu Developer Summit coming up in just a matter of days, we have re-launched the Ubuntu Phoromatic Tracker to monitor the performance of Ubuntu 10.10 on a daily basis.
2 May 2010 - Ubuntu Phoromatic Tracker - 1 Comment

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Made It Out Today

While a few hours ago it looked uncertain whether Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (a.k.a. the "Lucid Lynx") would actually be released today due to a serious bug that caused the ISOs to be re-spun, Canonical managed to pull through and now the Lucid Lynx is officially out in the wild.
29 April 2010 - The Lucid Lynx - 11 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04 Hit By Major Bug; ISOs Now Being Re-Spun

While Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is scheduled for release today, development of this "Lucid Lynx" release has not been as optimal as many would have liked. There had been many upset over Lucid's use of the Linux 2.6.32 kernel rather than the newer 2.6.33 release and the extensive back-porting that has went on, among other items to cause concern for some users. Last week they were then hit by a serious memory leaking issue within the X.Org Server, which fortunately has now been fixed in time for the release. But now we are onto a new issue. Rather than the Canonical crew and Ubuntu developers around the world spending today celebrating the release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, they are busy re-spinning some of the ISOs due to a new "critical" bug.
29 April 2010 - Whoops - 37 Comments

Ubuntu 10.10 For Netbooks To Have A Single Menu

Since rolling out Ubuntu Netbook Remix two years ago, Canonical has invested a great deal in improving this netbook-focused spin of Ubuntu to work well on such mobile platforms as it competes with Moblin / MeeGo and others. Developers have worked on making a functional yet innovative user-interface (including ARM-specific UI work), hardware optimizations, and tweaking various applications to run on the less-powerful and smaller devices. With Ubuntu 10.10, more changes are coming to the netbook edition.
27 April 2010 - Ubuntu Netbook Remix Updates - 8 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04 Release Candidate Is Here

For those interested, the release candidate of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is now available. All of the other distributions as part of the Ubuntu family (Kubuntu, Xubuntu, et al) have also been updated to their Lucid Lynx release candidate status.
22 April 2010 - Lucid Lynx RC - 8 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Hit By Major X.Org Memory Leak

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is set to be released next Thursday and a release candidate is poised to be released tomorrow, but there's some last minute problems within the Lucid Lynx camp. There's a last-minute X.Org Server update that's being looked at as a result of a "major memory leak" that has been found over the past week.
21 April 2010 - Last Minute Work - 30 Comments

Beta 2 Arrives For Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx"

In just three weeks Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" will be released, but before that happens there is a final beta and one release candidate that needs to make it out into the hands of Ubuntu testers. Today the second beta release is here and ready for testing. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 2 really isn't anymore interesting than the first beta that came towards the middle of March, but there are bug-fixes and a few remaining updated packages (like for the GNOME 2.30.0 desktop).
8 April 2010 - New Ubuntu Beta - 16 Comments

Ubuntu's Yahoo Affair Lasted Only Three Months

Back in January we reported that Yahoo! would become the default search engine for Mozilla Firefox found in the forthcoming release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. This was because of a revenue sharing agreement between Yahoo and Canonical off the advertisements shown within the search results when using the Yahoo search engine in Ubuntu. Up to this point Google was the default search engine as it is by default with Firefox, but in a last minute change, Google is back in bed with Canonical and will be the premiere search engine for Ubuntu 10.04.
8 April 2010 - Default Search Provider - 5 Comments

Ubuntu 10.10 Is The Maverick Meerkat

We already know the Ubuntu 10.10 release schedule (with the official release coming on the 28th of October), but now we know the codename for this Ubuntu 10.04 LTS successor. Ubuntu 10.10 is being named the "Maverick Meerkat", according to a blog post this morning by Mark Shuttleworth.
2 April 2010 - Codename Exposed - 16 Comments

More Backporting Madness: X Server 1.8 To 1.7

With Ubuntu 10.04 LTS shipping with the Linux 2.6.32 kernel rather than the latest stable release (the Linux 2.6.33 kernel), there has been some back-porting of code to this older release. The Lucid Lynx is using the 2.6.32 kernel since this is a Long-Term Support release and so Canonical and the Ubuntu kernel team has been more conservative this time around.
24 March 2010 - Will It Get In Though? - 41 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta Released

It's arriving a day late but Steve Langasek has announced the release of the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta. This first major Ubuntu update of 2010 is codenamed "Lucid Lynx" and most Phoronix readers are already familiar with the new features and changes from all of our Lucid articles so we will spare you the details. Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and Mythbuntu have all reached a 10.04 Beta status too.
19 March 2010 - Lucid Lynx Beta Is Here - 8 Comments

Ubuntu 10.10 To Be Released on 28th of October

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will not even be released until next month towards the end of April, but Ubuntu 10.10 (with a codename yet to be announced) already has its release schedule available. Ubuntu 10.10 is scheduled to be released to the world officially on the 28th of October. Prior to this year's release of Ubuntu 10.10 that is six months after the release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (the "Lucid Lynx") will be four alpha releases, a beta, and then a release candidate.
4 March 2010 - New Ubuntu 10.10 - 3 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Gets A New Theme, Logo

It's been on the agenda for quite a while now, but the Ubuntu artwork team and Canonical have finally finished work on the new default theme that will be used in forthcoming releases of Ubuntu Linux, including the release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" that will be available next month. It's not only a new theme that has arrived, but their brand with other visual assets have also been revised as well.
4 March 2010 - Finally - 23 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" Hits Alpha 3 State

For those that have been waiting to try out Ubuntu 10.04 (a.k.a. the Lucid Lynx) until it gets closer to a beta state, the third and final alpha release is now available.
25 February 2010 - Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha - 7 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04 May Backport More Kernel DRM

The decision to stick with the Linux 2.6.32 kernel rather than the soon to be released Linux 2.6.33 kernel for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS that will be released in April is leading to a few more headaches for those involved with packing X.Org and the graphics components for the Lucid Lynx release.
18 February 2010 - It's Being DIscussed - 31 Comments

Ubuntu One Music Store Pushed In Rhythmbox

One of the features that was talked about and proposed a few months back was a music store for Ubuntu where one could easily purchase music and somewhat fits in with Canonical's plans for the Ubuntu Software Store (or the "Ubuntu Software Center" as it's now called). Plans were laid out for an Ubuntu One Music Store and the first packages to support this in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS are now available.
18 February 2010 - Now Available - 30 Comments

Enlightement Used On Ubuntu Netbook ARM

There's an ARM architecture port of Ubuntu Netbook Remix to support the growing number of netbooks and other mobile devices out there that are shipping with ARM CPUs. Unfortunately, most of the ARM devices out there lack any open-source graphics support especially for 3D acceleration, which hampers the nice Clutter-based interface found on the x86 spin of Ubuntu Netbook Remix. To circumvent this problem and to make a Ubuntu Netbook Remix ARM interface available to the masses, Canonical has written a new interface. To achieve the same graphical beauty but without 3D acceleration they turned to the Enlightenment project and their libraries.
18 February 2010 - Lucid Lynx Fun - 3 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04's Nouveau Stack Gets Ready

One of the slated features for Ubuntu 10.04 early on in its development cycle was support for the Nouveau graphics driver on NVIDIA hardware since it's much better than the xf86-video-nv driver mess and has a much brighter future, which is especially important with 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" being a Long-Term Support (LTS) release. This was prior to Nouveau going mainline with Linux 2.6.33, but Ubuntu Lucid is running with the Linux 2.6.32 kernel so as a result Nouveau's DRM was back-ported.
13 February 2010 - Still Backported - 15 Comments

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