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Various flavors of Ubuntu 14.04 have come out today with their Trusty Tahr Alpha 2 spins.
23 January 2014 - Trusty Alpha 2
Canonical's Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux now has screen rotation support in the form of implementing it via its OpenGL renderer.
22 January 2014 - Mir Screen Rotation
Canonical developers are currently deciding whether to drop OpenJDK from the main Ubuntu Linux archive and move it into the universe repository for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release.
22 January 2014 - OpenJDK / Tomcat - 25 Comments
Mark Shuttleworth and other Canonical employees have in the past talked about 2014 as being when Ubuntu Touch will begin appearing on devices... Now that 2014 is here, the word now is that it will likely not be until 2015 when an Ubuntu Phone is coming out of any major device manufacturers.
15 January 2014 - Ubuntu Touch In 2015 - 27 Comments
Canonical, the legal entity around Ubuntu Linux, is still operating at a loss of millions of dollars each year. Making the rounds on the Internet this morning is Canonical's UK financial report for the 2013 fiscal year.
14 January 2014 - Millions In The Hole - 95 Comments
Canonical developers have started a new week by releasing Mir 0.1.4, to benefit Ubuntu Touch users and those early adopters on the desktop side looking to move early to Mir.
13 January 2014 - Mir 0.1.4 Release
A Canonical developer has introduced a new utility this week called "mirout" for handling display information on Mir.
10 January 2014 - Mirout - 8 Comments
It looks like the first official Ubuntu Phone may have been outed this weekend just ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show this coming week.
5 January 2014 - Ubuntu Phone Meizu - 22 Comments
A new feature to the Mir display server being developed by Canonical for Ubuntu Linux is the Compositor Report.
5 January 2014 - Mir CompositorReport - 1 Comment
While Wayland 1.4 is set to be released next month with many new features and has seen contributors from many different companies, the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu continues to be developed exclusively by Canonical.
25 December 2013 - Canonical Mir - 24 Comments
Canonical has announced an early Christmas present for Ubuntu Touch fans in the form of support for dual-booting with Android.
23 December 2013 - Ubuntu/Android Dual-Boot Preview - 22 Comments
A proposal has been submitted for having Microsoft Silverlight plug-in support in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as part of the main archive via the Pipelight project.
23 December 2013 - Silverlight/Pipelight - 36 Comments
Canonical developers tagged the Mir 0.1.3 release before calling it a week.
20 December 2013 - Mir 0.1.3 - 1 Comment
Many Ubuntu-based distributions are doing their 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" Alpha 1 release today, except for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Alpha 1 itself.
19 December 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 Family
The 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" operating system release will be the first version of Ubuntu Linux shipping SSD TRIM support by default.
17 December 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 SSD TRIM - 12 Comments
The latest developer package uploads into Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" allow for cross-compiling CMake-based projects, e.g. compiling Mir and Unity 8 for ARM from an x86 system.
16 December 2013 - CMake Compile
It is possible to install Valve's SteamOS modified Linux kernel onto an Ubuntu Linux installation, but I would recommend against doing so, at least for now.
14 December 2013 - SteamOS - 13 Comments
The latest open-source project being forked by the Ubuntu developers at Canonical is the GNOME Control Center. In Ubuntu 14.04, there will now be the Unity Control Center.
11 December 2013 - Unity Control Center - 21 Comments
With the latest Ubuntu Touch image there is now support for running Mir on the Google Nexus 10 tablet.
4 December 2013 - Nexus 10 Mir - 3 Comments
With Canonical now focusing on making Mir ready for its desktop premiere in Ubuntu 14.10 but already shipping and supporting Mir for Ubuntu Touch, it's time for another Mir display server update. This week's Mir 0.1.2 update carries at least 52 changes.
27 November 2013 - Mir 0.1.2 Release - 18 Comments
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