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Ubuntu Benchmarking Workloads + Clouds

Besides all the other Ubuntu 15.10 chatter happening this week, which is heavily centered around Unity 8 / Ubuntu Convergence and Snappy topics, there was also talk of "Ubuntu Benchmarking Workloads" in the Ubuntu Cloud track.

6 May 2015 - Ubuntu Benchmarks - Add A Comment
A Demo Of Ubuntu's Unity 8 On The Desktop

In continuation of this morning's Ubuntu 15.10 UOS session about plans for Unity 8 on the Ubuntu desktop, that was followed by a demo of the current Unity 8 desktop experience -- including some experimental code shown by Canonical developers.

6 May 2015 - Unity 8 Desktop Demo - 38 Comments
The Unity 8 Items Being Worked On For The Ubuntu Desktop

Discussed this morning during the second day of the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 was "Unity 8 as the default desktop." Unity 7 will remain the default for Ubuntu 15.10, but a lot of progress is expected this Wily Werewolf cycle.

6 May 2015 - Unity 8 - 8 Comments
Ubuntu 15.10 Plans Being Discussed Next Week

Next week marks the initial Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) for planning out the community+Canonical Ubuntu 15.10 release, the next major update to the popular Linux distribution due out in October.

28 April 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 Convergence - 24 Comments
Ubuntu's Desktop-Next Switching From .DEBs To Snappy

Ubuntu 15.04 was just released and Canonical isn't wasting any time with starting to share their plans for Ubuntu 15.10 due out in October. This next release will feature a build that switches away from Debian packages (.deb) to using Snappy Personal.

23 April 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 - 92 Comments
Using LXD Containers On Ubuntu 15.04

While much of the media attention as of late when it comes to Ubuntu Linux has been about their mobile endeavors, they are continuing to innovate on other fronts as well and with this week's release of Ubuntu 15.04 is the initial work on LXD for those interested in containers.

21 April 2015 - LXD Lightervisor - 1 Comment
Daily Builds Of Wayland & Weston For Ubuntu Linux

While Canonical may be set on making Mir the default display server across all Ubuntu platforms by this time next year, this isn't stopping others from using Ubuntu for Wayland development and using it as an alternative to Mir or the X.Org Server.

21 April 2015 - Weston+Wayland On Ubuntu - Add A Comment
Xubuntu To Replace Abiword With Parts Of LibreOffice

Lightweight Ubuntu derivative Xubuntu is planning to replace the Abiword open-source word processor with LibreOffice in Xubuntu 15.10. The Xfce-powered desktop distribution also plans to do away with the GIMP image editor in this next release following Xubuntu 15.04.

15 April 2015 - Xubuntu 15.10 - 27 Comments
BQ Now Openly Selling The Aquaris Ubuntu Phone

Back when the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smart-phone launched in February it was only available in limited numbers via "flash sales" facilitated by the company. At last, now this first Ubuntu smart-phone is available to order by anyone within the European Union.

10 April 2015 - BQ Aquaris Phone - 4 Comments
There's Yet Another Awkward Ubuntu Linux Tablet Announced

In recent months we've covered an Ubuntu tablet with a 1TB hard drive, another sketchy Ubuntu tablet, and other awkward devices looking to ship Ubuntu in tablet/mobile form without any support from Canonical. There's yet another tablet to talk about today.

8 April 2015 - Cetrix CZ974 - 22 Comments
BQ Is Cleaning Up Their Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Kernel

Last week we relayed the article by Carsten Munk of Jolla about the kernel of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone being a mess. Since then, it looks like BQ and Ubuntu developers have taken to cleaning up the kernel source tree.

26 March 2015 - Kernel Mess - Add A Comment
Canonical Just Made It Even Easier To Benchmark Ubuntu Linux In The Cloud

As some more exciting open-source benchmarking news this week besides the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 and The New Place Where Linux And Other Open-Source Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked (a.k.a. the new ~50 system upstream Linux benchmarking test farm complete with a bar), the barrier to entry for benchmarking Ubuntu in the Cloud is now even lower. It's becoming rather trivial to run Ubuntu Cloud benchmarks.

25 March 2015 - Ubuntu Cloud Benchmarking - 4 Comments
The BQ Aquaris Ubuntu Phone's Kernel Appears To Be A Toxic Mess

Carsten Munk of the Mer Project and Chief Research Engineer of Jolla has raised some concerns about the Linux kernel used by the BQ Aquaris E4.5 smart-phone running Ubuntu Touch. The kernel appears to have module source-code marked as confidential and other markings that would not comply with the GPLv2 license of the Linux kernel.

18 March 2015 - BQ Ubuntu Phone - 42 Comments

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