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Ubuntu Will Not Enable Open-Source VDPAU Support

This morning I wrote about Mesa 10.1 likely going into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but if you were hoping this means Ubuntu will enable VDPAU driver support for open-source hardware-accelerated video decoding, that improvement to video playback isn't going to happen with the official Ubuntu Mesa/Gallium3D driver packages.
18 February 2014 - Gallium3D VDPAU - 66 Comments

Mesa 10.1 Should Make It Into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

It looks like Mesa 10.1 will make it into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ahead of its feature freeze.
18 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 9 Comments

Mir Works On Screencasting, Parallelized Page Flipping

While Mir is not going to premiere in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and might not even be ready for Ubuntu 14.10, upstream development of this next-generation display server for Ubuntu to compete with Wayland is still being developed at full-speed.
14 February 2014 - Mir - 66 Comments

No License Needed For Kubuntu Derivatives

After it came out some months ago that Canonical was trying to charge Linux Mint for its usage of Ubuntu as a base for the Linux distribution, the lead Kubuntu developer has made it clear that anyone is free to base off their KDE-focused Ubuntu distribution without fear of being charged.
14 February 2014 - Kubuntu Derivatives - 91 Comments

An Ubuntu Phone/Mobile Announcement Is Coming Next Week

It looks like on Wednesday will be Canonical's first big Ubuntu Phone/Mobile announcement since the failed Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding campaign.
13 February 2014 - Mark Shuttleworth - 18 Comments

Ubuntu Planning For HTML5, SDK Improvements

Ubuntu developers can soon look forward to many improvements in the Ubuntu App development platform via its SDK.
13 February 2014 - Ubuntu - 3 Comments

Ubuntu Shows Off Progress In Convergence Mode

Curious how Ubuntu's "convergence mode" is working out for having an application written against their SDK running across phones, tablets, and desktops? Here's a video demonstration.
12 February 2014 - Ubuntu Touch - 13 Comments

Ubuntu Is Short On Developer Membership Board Nominations

Ubuntu is in need of more Developer Membership Board nominations for those interested. There were three DMB seats being opened up for expiring terms but there have been insufficient nominations to date.
10 February 2014 - DMB Nominations - 4 Comments

Ubuntu Now Drafting Plans For Possible 12.04.5 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS was released this week and while the "Precise Pangolin" Long-Term Support release will still be maintained through 2017 with package updates, this was the last planned point release / ISO with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS just being a few months away. However, now it looks like an Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS will happen to port some of the hardware enablement changes.
7 February 2014 - Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS - 2 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Brings New Linux Hardware Support

The nearly two-year-old Ubuntu "Precise Pangolin" has seen a point release today bringing it up to its 12.04.4 LTS as it brings in the key software components originally found in Ubuntu 13.10.
6 February 2014 - Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS - 5 Comments

Mir Display Server Support Lands In SDL2

SDL, the library commonly used by cross-platform games for abstracting large portions of their input and output handling, now has support for running on Canonical's Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux.
3 February 2014 - SDL2 Mir - 41 Comments

Ubuntu Planning To Develop Its Own File Manager

The latest piece of the desktop Linux stack that Ubuntu developers are planning to replace with their own home grown solution is a file manager.
1 February 2014 - Ubuntu File Manager - 145 Comments

Ubuntu's Mir Works Towards Screen-Casting Support

Mir, the display server currently powering Ubuntu Touch and will be on the desktop side with Ubuntu 14.10, is working on its screen-casting support.
30 January 2014 - Mir Screencast - 21 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 vs. 14.04 LTS Core i7 CPU Benchmarks

After yesterday sharing a few early OpenGL benchmarks between Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS and 14.04 LTS in its current development form, here are a number of processor and system benchmarks between the two Long-Term Support Ubuntu Linux releases.
26 January 2014 - Ubuntu LTS Benchmarks - 4 Comments

Unity To Have Anti-Aliased Corners, Full GTK3 Theming

Unity 7 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be picking up some new features even though Canonical's major focus is on Unity 8 that will come past this next Long-Term Support release.
24 January 2014 - Unity 7 - 16 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04 Derivatives Do Their Alpha 2 Release

Various flavors of Ubuntu 14.04 have come out today with their Trusty Tahr Alpha 2 spins.
23 January 2014 - Trusty Alpha 2

Mir Gets OpenGL-Based Screen Rotation Support

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

Ubuntu 14.04 Might Drop OpenJDK Java Support

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

Ubuntu Likely Won't Appear On Phones Until 2015

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 Is Still Operating At A Significant Loss

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

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