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Canonical Posts New Unity 8 Mir Compositor Demo Video

Canonical developer Daniel d'Andrada has posted a new video showing off Unity 8 as a Mir compositor.
20 March 2014 - Unity 8 - 16 Comments

Mark Shuttleworth Calls For An End To ACPI

Mark Shuttleworth has called for an end to ACPI (the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) and other executable firmwares that could prove to be attack vectors on PCs, phones, and other devices.
17 March 2014 - Attack Vectors - 34 Comments

Ubuntu Developers Plan HiDPI Work On GRUB, Plymouth

On the last day of this week's virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit, developers discussed the next steps for HiDPI support in the Linux distribution outside of their ongoing Unity improvements.
16 March 2014 - HiDPI - 18 Comments

Unity 7 Is Now My Desktop, Wins Over Xfce On HiDPI

In continuation of my OS X Is No Longer On My Main System, But I Already Have Regrets article from earlier in the week, I have now found more comfort in using Unity 7 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the ASUS Zenbook Haswell ultrabook, but the HiDPI experience with Ubuntu's Unity is still far from perfect.
15 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 52 Comments

Unity 7 Still Being Tuned Ahead Of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

New features like HiDPI and local menus are still being tuned within the Unity 7 desktop environment ahead of next month's debut of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
13 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 16 Comments

Ubuntu's Music App Undergoes Further Planning

The Qt-based Music App that in development for the phone/tablet versions of Ubuntu Linux that will eventually find its way to the desktop was a discussion item this morning on the final day of the virtual 14.03 Ubuntu Developer Summit.
13 March 2014 - Ubuntu Music - 20 Comments

NGINX-Core Makes It Into Ubuntu 14.04 Main Archive

A few months ago we wrote about NGINX slated to play a bigger role in Ubuntu 14.04 with this lightweight web server alternative to Apache HTTPD being sought after for inclusion into the "Trusty Tahr" main archive. That milestone has now been reached.
13 March 2014 - NGINX - 8 Comments

Shuttleworth On Google Go, Unity 8, Ubuntu Phone, Etc

At this week's virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit besides saying Mir will be the default on the Ubuntu desktop by 16.04 LTS and also saying systemd will be used when it's hardened (again by the 16.04 LTS time-frame) Mark had some other interesting comments.
13 March 2014 - Mark Shuttleworth - 34 Comments

Ubuntu Developers Plot Roadmap For Their New Software Store

Another Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit is taking place this week and one of the interesting sessions was with regard to a road-map for Ubuntu's new "Software Store" for Ubuntu Phones/Tablets.
13 March 2014 - Ubuntu Software Store - 8 Comments

Ubuntu Systemd Plans: Will Be Default By Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Now that Ubuntu has pledged support to systemd moving forward in place of their in-house Upstart project, developers are starting to figure out the systemd migration path.
13 March 2014 - Systemd - 16 Comments

Mark Shuttleworth: Mir By Default In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Delays keep piling up for the Mir display server on the Ubuntu desktop. After already being postponed multiple times, the Mir Display Server might not be enabled by default on the Ubuntu Linux desktop until the 16.04 LTS release -- in two years time.
12 March 2014 - Mir Display Server - 51 Comments

Mir Gets Screencasting Improvements, Other Changes

While the Mir display server isn't being relied upon by the desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, it is being used right now by Ubuntu Touch and Canonical developers are still working on its development in a steadfast manner for deployment in a future Ubuntu Linux release. Here's some of the latest commits to Mir.
12 March 2014 - Mir - 6 Comments

OS X Is No Longer On My Main System, But I Already Have Regrets

With my upgrade to a new Intel Haswell ultrabook from ASUS, I am no longer relying upon an Apple Retina MacBook Pro and thus no OS X... I also switched from Unity to Xfce with my Linux environment. However, so far it hasn't been a totally positive experience.
12 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 141 Comments

Trying The Unity 8 Desktop Session On Ubuntu 14.04

Besides running benchmarks this weekend on the ASUS UX301LA with Linux and Windows, I've also been running some desktop environment tests of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
9 March 2014 - Unity 8 - 9 Comments

Mark Shuttleworth Talks Up The Phone's Bottom Edge On Ubuntu

The feature of Ubuntu on phones that Mark Shuttleworth is talking up this weekend is... the bottom edge of the phone in Ubuntu.
8 March 2014 - Ubuntu Phone - 25 Comments

Mir's Demo Shell Is Working On Its Own Renderer

The latest work out of Canonical's Mir team for the Ubuntu display server is beginning to form its own custom renderer fore its demo-shell.
6 March 2014 - Mir - 10 Comments

Chromium Ported To Mir Display Server, Based On Wayland Code

Robert Carr at Canonical has ported Google's Chromium web-browser to Mir. The "Mir-Ozone" component allows Chromium to run natively on Mir, which in turn is based on Wayland code.
4 March 2014 - Ozone-Mir - 35 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 vs. 14.04 LTS Benchmarks On Amazon's EC2 Cloud

Our latest benchmarks of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in its current development form come from testing it on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
1 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 4 Comments

Ubuntu Derivatives Do Their 14.04 LTS Beta Releases

The Ubuntu flavors that participate in doing development builds are today releasing their first beta of the 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" release.
27 February 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 6 Comments

The Third "Ubuntu App Showdown" Is Now Happening

The latest Ubuntu App Showdown is now taking place for trying to promote more applications for Ubuntu's SDK that's important for their mobile endeavours as well as their Linux desktop.
27 February 2014 - Ubuntu Touch - 1 Comment

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