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UEFI Firmware Update Support To Be Backported To Ubuntu 15.04

With Linux 4.2 there is UEFI ESRT support as a necessary prerequisite for supporting UEFI firmware upgrades / capsule upgrades. That kernel System Resource Table support is in the process of being back-ported for riding on Ubuntu 15.04's kernel.

13 July 2015 - UEFI ESRT Backport SRU - 10 Comments
A Review Of The Bq Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Phone

Last month the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Phone was launched in Europe. While the hardware may not be the best out there and the Ubuntu Phone software stack is still maturing, early reviews seem fairly positive.

11 July 2015 - BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu - 2 Comments
Ubuntu 15.10 To Follow Debian In Its March To GCC 5

Ubuntu 15.10, the Wily Werewolf, will closely follow Debian in its GCC 5 compiler upgrade and libstdc++6 ABI updates. They hope to have everything settled for Ubuntu 15.10 to avoid any big tool-chain changes during the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS cycle.

7 July 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 GCC5 - Add A Comment
Ubuntu Family Does Their 15.10 Alpha 1 Releases

While Ubuntu itself doesn't participate in the alpha releases but rather focuses upon the quality of their daily ISOs, the opt-in flavors of the Ubuntu family that does do these early development releases have announced their 15.10 Alpha 1s.

25 June 2015 - Wily Werewolf - 2 Comments
Should Ubuntu Phone Rebase To Android?

While Jono Bacon is no longer working for Canonical, he hasn't stopped thinking about Ubuntu or being involved with the community. Over the night he wrote a lengthy blog post with his idea for rebasing the Ubuntu Phone off Android.

19 June 2015 - Ubuntu Phone Android - 46 Comments
Dell's Current Ubuntu Image For The XPS 13 Developer Laptop 2015 Disappoints

Earlier this year Dell released their XPS 13 laptop with an Intel Broadwell processor and all-around looks like a great developer laptop. Back when the hardware first appeared, the Linux support wasn't in great shape. Dell is now shipping the XPS13 2015 model with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS preloaded, but sadly, there's still some issues with the initial pre-install.

8 June 2015 - XPS 2015 Laptop - 13 Comments
Ubuntu Community Council Reaffirms Its Decision Against Kubuntu's Leader

Earlier this week a huge fiasco began over the Ubuntu Community Council removing Jonathan Riddell from any leadership position relating to Ubuntu for one year. The Kubuntu Community Council came out in support of Jonathan as have many others from the community, but today the Ubuntu Community Council issued a lengthy statement where they re-affirm they will be sticking by their original decision.

29 May 2015 - Statement - 50 Comments
Friction Building Around An Ubuntu Community Council Decision

The longtime leader of Kubuntu, Jonathan Riddell, appears to be out of any leadership position relating to Ubuntu for at least twelve months. This decision has caused some to criticize the Ubuntu Community Council for their decision made in relative private -- a decision that was also backed by Mark Shuttleworth.

26 May 2015 - Community Council - 73 Comments
Will Ubuntu Linux Hit 200 Million Users This Year?

It's been four years and two weeks since Mark Shuttleworth expressed his goal of "200 million users of Ubuntu in 4 years." While Ubuntu's presence has continued to increase over the past four years, it doesn't look like that goal has been realized yet or will be by the end of the calendar year.

20 May 2015 - 200 Million Goal - 51 Comments
Meizu Launches The Ubuntu MX4 In China

Ubuntu enthusiasts in Europe have been able to buy the first Ubuntu phone for some time now, the BQ Aquaris, while starting now Chinese developers are able to buy the second official Ubuntu phone: the Meizu Ubuntu MX4.

17 May 2015 - Ubuntu MX4 - 1 Comment
Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf Daily ISOs Begin

While there isn't much to see yet out of the current Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" state compared to the recent Ubuntu 15.04 release, the daily ISOs have now begun for Ubuntu Wily.

10 May 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 - 3 Comments
The Exciting Ubuntu 15.10 Linux News Of The Past Week

With Canonical having hosted the Ubuntu Online Summit this past week to lay out and plan early details of Ubuntu 15.10, here's a recap of our Phoronix coverage over the past week for their next major update due to ship in October.

10 May 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 - 1 Comment

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