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While all of the excitement at the Ubuntu camp is brewing over the upcoming Hardy Heron (8.04) release, Dapper Drake (Ubuntu 6.06) has received a minor update. Ubuntu 6.06.2 is an LTS (Long Term Support) update for i386 and x86_64 architectures. This maintenance release has over 600 post-release updates and a number of bug fixes as well. Today's Ubuntu 6.06.2 announcement can be read here.
21 January 2008 - Dapper Drake Makes A Return
The third Alpha release in the road to Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" is now available for download. Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 3 has improved PolicyKit integration and Firefox 3 Beta 2. Download links and more information is available from the Ubuntu website.
10 January 2008 - Here Comes Hardy Heron
9 January 2008 - Thanks To Carnegie Mellon... - 3 Comments
Back in July, Mark Shuttleworth asked the community whether they wanted a high-end free software laptop. This theoretical laptop would "just work" with Linux through open-source drivers and everything down to the BIOS (and eventually, the firmware) would have a free software license. It's going on six months later and we haven't heard any update on the possibility for this high-end free software laptop. However, with yesterday's announcement of Dell adopting Ubuntu 7.10 with DVD support, we decided to follow up with Mark Shuttleworth regarding any free software laptop plans.
20 December 2007 - No Sufficient Demand Right Now - 9 Comments
It's been just over a month since the release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, but the first alpha release for the next major Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 8.04, is now less than a week away. We shared with you back during the Ubuntu Live conference that Ubuntu 8.04 will be a Long Term Support release, similar to Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. The codename for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is Hardy Heron. Once Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" Alpha 1 is released we will provide screenshots and additional coverage. There are six Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha and one Beta releases before its final release in April. The Hardy Heron release schedule is available from the Ubuntu Wiki.
23 November 2007 - Hardy Heron Gets Hard In 6 Days - 4 Comments
Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon was released last month, but shipping today is Ubuntu JeOS. JeOS was announced earlier this year as an operating system designed for virtualized environments and one where ISVs can build virtual appliances. JeOS stands for Just Enough Operating System. The 7.10 edition of Ubuntu JeOS can be downloaded directly from Ubuntu with more information in the JeOS press release and mailing list announcement.
15 November 2007 - Just Enough Operating System
Right on time, Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" has been released. From the number of articles we've had on Ubuntu 7.10 during its development cycle, Gutsy Gibbon is certainly an interesting creation and is definitely worth checking out both on the desktop and server. Along with the Ubuntu 7.10 release is Kubuntu 7.10, Xubuntu 7.10, Edubuntu 7.10, and Gobuntu 7.10. Mythbuntu 7.10 and Ubuntu Studio 7.10 should be out anytime as well. The Ubuntu 7.10 press release can be read from Canonical.
18 October 2007 - Gutsy Gibbon Is Here! - 5 Comments
Jono Bacon, the community manager for Ubuntu, has just announced that Ubuntu 8.04 will be called "Hardy Heron". This continues in the alphabetical naming scheme after Dapper Drake, Edgy Eft, Feisty Fawn, Gutsy Gibbon, and now Hardy Heron. As we have shared before, Ubuntu 8.04 will be a Long Term Support release. Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron will arrive next April, while Gutsy Gibbon will ship this October. What do you think of the name Hardy Heron? Tell us in the Phoronix Forums. Jono's announcement can be read on his blog.
29 August 2007 - 3 Comments
Following a developer meeting this week, the decision has been made to leave Xserver 1.4 out of 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon and then include it in Ubuntu 8.04, in what is currently another eight months away. The reason behind abandoning Xserver 1.4 is that it won't be released until after the Ubuntu Gutsy feature freeze, but at the same time the development version (Xserver 1.3.99) is already available. Xserver 1.4 is what X.Org 7.3 will use. Dependent upon X.Org 7.3 is also Ubuntu's displayconfig-gtk and their bullet-proof-x. Unless the Ubuntu developers decide to make an exception or extend their feature freeze, Xserver 1.4 is out of the question for Ubuntu users until next year. Mark Shuttleworth frequently talks about wanting the major open-source projects to coordinate and schedule their release cycles with one another, but it doesn't look like Mark wants to play ball on this one by adjusting the Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" release cycle so late in the game.
18 August 2007 - 2 Comments
The Ubuntu Live 2007 conference earlier this week was a huge success. This was the first-ever Ubuntu Live conference, but O'Reilly and Canonical had done a remarkable job organizing this three-day Portland conference. You can view our coverage from Ubuntu Live 2007 here. Additional information is available from the Ubuntu Live website and there are additional photographs on Flickr. Phoronix was media partners for this Ubuntu event, and we are already looking forward to Ubuntu Live 2008!
25 July 2007
Continuing on with announcements from Ubuntu Live 2007, Mark Shuttleworth has just announced that Bazaar, Ubuntu's revision control system, will reach version 1.0 this September. More information to come soon from Ubuntu Live 2007.
22 July 2007
Mark Shuttleworth has just announced during his keynote at Ubuntu Live 2007 that the next Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) release will be Ubuntu 8.04. This will be the first LTS release since Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake. Mark had went on to add that Canonical is committed to delivering a new LTS release every two years. Ubuntu 8.04 will be out in April of 2008.
22 July 2007
Ubuntu Live 2007: In the next month Canonical will launch "Landscape", which is a web-based systems management and monitoring solution. Landscape is designed for small and medium sized businesses.
22 July 2007
While Dell now ships Ubuntu-loaded desktops and notebooks, it's not good enough for Ubuntu-founder Mark Shuttleworth. Mark's latest challenge is to create a high-end laptop that will run free software perfectly. The Ubuntu specifications for a free software laptop include an Intel WiFi adapter using the open-source driver, Intel open-source graphics, ACPI with suspend and hibernate support that "just works" with Linux, the OpenBIOS / LinuxBIOS, at least five-hour battery life using the Linux tickless kernel, and a 1024 x 768 screen resolution or better. A long-term goal for this project is also completely free software firmware and hardware codec support with patent licenses included.
12 July 2007
The Ubuntu Live 2007 discount code has been updated for Phoronix readers. To save 35%, use the discount code ubu07phrx when purchasing your conference pass. You also have a chance to win a free pass from Phoronix.
8 June 2007
Yesterday we presented a preview of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1, and today was the first alpha release. Some of the changes in Ubuntu 7.10 Tribe 1 compared to Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn include the use of GNOME 2.19.2, 2.6.22-rc3 based kernel, new device drivers, improved codec search, and many other improvements that we highlighted in our article. More information on Tribe 1 is in the Ubuntu Wiki.
7 June 2007
We are pleased to announce that Phoronix is now media partners with O'Reilly for the upcoming Ubuntu Live conference. As we shared with you back in January, Ubuntu Live is taking place during this year's OSCON at the Oregon Convention Center and will run from July 22 to July 24. Mark Shuttleworth will be speaking there and there will also be a variety of technical and BoF sessions on various Linux and Ubuntu topics. O'Reilly has extended the early registration discount along with providing other discounts for academic instructors, students, and for non-profit organizations. More information on this Ubuntu conference presented by Canonical and O'Reilly is available at their official website.
6 June 2007 - 1 Comment
Yet another accomplishment for the Canonical team is being awarded as one of the top 100 products of 2007 by PCWorld magazine for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. Out of the 100 best products (with Google Apps Premier Edition, Intel Core 2 Duo, and the Nintendo Wii taking the top three spots), Ubuntu 7.04 managed to take the 16th spot ahead of such products as the Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite, Nikon D40X, Mozilla Firefox 2, and the nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX. The Canonical press release for this achievement can be at Ubuntu's website.
26 May 2007
While a month after the release of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, the first release of Ubuntu Studio is now available for downloading. This DVD-sized build contains a variety of audio, graphics, and video editing software for Linux and is yet another distribution in the growing Ubuntu family. At this time UbuntuStudio.org (the project's homepage) appears to be taking a beating from the traffic, but there are HTTP and Bit Torrent links available. For the Ubuntu 7.10 release, these Ubuntu Studio packages should be available from the main Ubuntu repositories.
12 May 2007
With Intel recently introducing a low-power processor and Chipset architecture for mobile Internet devices, Canonical has announced they will begin working on an Ubuntu mobile and embedded project. This new Ubuntu embedded/mobile edition will not arrive until Ubuntu 7.10 this October. Matt Zimmerman's announcement also states Intel is working with Ubuntu on making this new project a reality.
6 May 2007
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