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Features & Changes Coming For Mir 0.13

Canonical developers have been hard at work on the next version of their Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Touch 15.04.
30 March 2015 - Mir 0.13 - 1 Comment

Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta Released

Adam Conrad, on the behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, tonight announced the final beta of the Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" release.
26 March 2015 - Vivid Vervet - 8 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

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

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Reaching End-of-Life Next Month

The Ubuntu Release Team has sent out the reminder today that Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" will not be supported any longer after the end of next month.
18 March 2015 - Lucid Lynx - 11 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Will Attempt To Better Update CPU Microcodes

With next month's release of Ubuntu 15.04, CPU microcode updates will attempted to be better handled.
15 March 2015 - CPU Microcode - 27 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Defaults To A Purple Wallpaper

The official wallpaper of the upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 release was announced this morning.
11 March 2015 - Purple Wallpaper - 17 Comments

Mir Now Supports Multi-Monitor With Android

The latest development code of Ubuntu's Mir display server now supports multiple displays when using the Ubuntu Phone/Touch Android base.
10 March 2015 - Mir Multi-Monitor - 10 Comments

Ubuntu Will Start Booting With Systemd Next Monday

This week Ubuntu Cloud switched over to systemd while on Monday is when all other Ubuntu flavors will be migrating to systemd by default over Upstart.
5 March 2015 - Ubuntu Systemd Day - 10 Comments

Pictures Of The Near Production Ready Ubuntu Tablet

After receiving specifications on the talked about Ubuntu Tablet and then receiving pricing information on the Ubuntu Tablet, the start-up responsible for this tablet that seeks to launch one of the first mass Ubuntu Tablets has sent along some official photos of their design.
4 March 2015 - MJ Ubuntu Tablet - 9 Comments

Linux 3.19 Officially Lands For Ubuntu 15.04

It's a go: Linux 3.19 is powering Ubuntu 15.04.
3 March 2015 - Linux 3.19 Kernel - 9 Comments

New Specifications On The Alleged Ubuntu Tablet

Back in December, Phoronix delivered the first article about An Ubuntu Tablet Inspired By The Ubuntu Edge Is Coming. From the company responsible for this tablet inspired by the failed Ubuntu Edge smartphone we have some new specifications of the tablet they plan to ship with Ubuntu.
27 February 2015 - MJ Tech - 16 Comments

Canonical's Latest Demo Of Ubuntu Unity 8 Convergence In Action

A new video is out showing the latest work on Ubuntu's Unity 8 interface and the convergence user experience across phones, tablets, and desktop PCs.
27 February 2015 - Unity 8 - 60 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Beta Released, Ubuntu MATE Made Official

The Ubuntu derivatives opting-in to doing beta releases put out their first beta today. With this 15.04 Beta 1 milestone, Ubuntu MATE has been made an official derivative.
26 February 2015 - Ubuntu 15.04 Beta - 13 Comments

Canonical Comes Up With Its Own FUSE Filesystem For Linux Containers

Canonical has been developing LXCFS, a FUSE-based file-system for LXC containers that will premiere with the upcoming release of Ubuntu 15.04.
23 February 2015 - LXCFS - 18 Comments

Writing Ubuntu Phone Apps Seem Fairly Easy

For those that haven't yet dove into writing apps for the Ubuntu Phone, the QML-based apps seem fairly easy to construct as shown by a few new example applications.
22 February 2015 - Ubuntu Phone Apps - 46 Comments

Mir Now Depends Upon C++14

While many open-source projects are still transitioning over to a C++11 code-base, Ubuntu's Mir display server is already moving onto C++14.
21 February 2015 - Mir Features - 26 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Released & Ubuntu 15.04 Now In Feature Freeze

The second point release to the Long Term Support Ubuntu 14.04 release was announced today. On the same day, Ubuntu 15.04 entered its feature freeze.
19 February 2015 - Ubuntu Linux - 13 Comments

Unity 8 Continues Working Towards Proper Desktop Support

Besides Canonical developers having released a new version of Mir, they've also continued concurrently advancing the Unity 8 UI.
19 February 2015 - Ubuntu Unity 8 - 21 Comments

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