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Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" Alpha 2 Released

The Ubuntu flavors opting in for a second alpha release for the 15.04 Vivid Vervet cycle have out their new releases today.
22 January 2015 - Ubuntu 15.04 - 15 Comments

Mir 0.11 Working On Better Performance, Android External Display Support

Earlier this month we covered new Mir features that ended up being incorporated into the Mir 0.10 release. Mir 0.11 is now under development and it's already packing significant improvements.
18 January 2015 - Mir 0.11 - 16 Comments

Unity 8 & Mir Are Moving Along For Ubuntu 15.04

Canonical's work on the next-generation Unity 8 interface for the Ubuntu desktop powered by the Mir display server is taking shape on the desktop and complementing their mobile work well.
7 January 2015 - Mir+Unity 8 - 27 Comments

Ubuntu Make Adds Google Go Support, Game Category

Ubuntu Make, formerly known as the Ubuntu Developer Tools Center, is up to version 0.4 and it adds Go language support.
6 January 2015 - Ubuntu Make - 15 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 For Its Various Flavors

While Ubuntu itself no longer puts out alpha/beta releases in favor of just testing out the daily Live ISOs, the various Ubuntu flavors still participating in the traditional release process have done their first alpha releases this afternoon for Ubuntu 15.04.
18 December 2014 - Vivid Vervet

Ubuntu 15.04 To Soon Land The Linux 3.18 Kernel

Now that the Linux 3.18 kernel has been officially released, the Ubuntu kernel team will soon be landing the update inside the Ubuntu 15.04 archive.
9 December 2014 - Vivid - 1 Comment

Snappy Ubuntu Core Announced

Canonical just announced Ubuntu Core with snappy transactional updates.
9 December 2014 - Transactional Updates - 29 Comments

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center Gets Renamed To Ubuntu Make

The Ubuntu Developer Tools Center is no more and is instead now being called Ubuntu Make.
9 December 2014 - Ubuntu Make 0.2

An Ubuntu Tablet Inspired By The Ubuntu Edge Is Coming

Another week, another Ubuntu Tablet news item... This time there's an unheard of company that's looking to deliver an Ubuntu Tablet inspired by Canonical's failed Ubuntu Edge smartphone.
4 December 2014 - Ubuntu Tablet - 12 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS To Ubuntu 14.10 Offers Some Performance Improvements

Curious how the CPU performance of Ubuntu Linux has evolved from the 12.04 LTS release compared to 14.04 LTS and then the latest 14.10 release? Here's some benchmarks.
3 December 2014 - Benchmarks - 4 Comments

UbuTab: An Ubuntu Tablet With A Terabyte Hard Drive

Separate from the Ubuntu Tablet supposed to come later this month, another crowd-funded Ubuntu Tablet has launched. Unlike most tablets out there, this new third-party Ubuntu Tablet ships with a hard drive to offer more storage capacity.
2 December 2014 - Ubuntu Tablet - 15 Comments

Meizu's Ubuntu Phone Not Expected Until Early Next Year

While we heard Meizu would launch an Ubuntu Phone in December, it looks like the first Meizu phone preloaded with Ubuntu's mobile offering will not be released until early next year.
25 November 2014 - Ubuntu Phone Delays - 20 Comments

The Switch To Systemd Will Likely Occur For Ubuntu 15.04

While Ubuntu was one of the last big hold-outs to systemd instead preferring Upstart, it looks like soon in the Ubuntu 15.04 cycle that systemd could become the default init manager.
14 November 2014 - systemd - 43 Comments

Ubuntu For Cars? It's A Possibility

Another interesting session today during the final day of this week's Ubuntu 15.04 Online Summit was about the prospects of bringing Ubuntu to cars.
14 November 2014 - Ubuntu GENIVI - 14 Comments

Ubuntu Developers Devise New Terminal & Calculator Apps

Among the "Ubuntu Apps" being discussed for development today during the final day of this first Ubuntu 15.04 Online Summit is the planned improvements to the calculator and terminal applications.
14 November 2014 - Ubuntu Apps - 10 Comments

Canonical's Plans For Unity 8 & Mir In Ubuntu 15.04

Kevin Gunn of Canonical laid out some of Canonical's plans for Unity 8 and Mir for the Ubuntu 15.04 development cycle.
13 November 2014 - Mir Changes - 11 Comments

Ubuntu Developers Still Thinking What To Do About Adobe Flash Support

Besides figuring out what to do about 32-bit Ubuntu, another session of interest today during the online/virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit was trying to decide what to do about Adobe Flash support on the Ubuntu desktop. There's three years before Adobe plans to end-of-life their support of Flash on Linux.
13 November 2014 - Flash - 73 Comments

Ubuntu Linux Will Work To Slowly Demphasize 32-bit

Canonical isn't yet prepared to drop 32-bit Ubuntu ISOs outright, but over time -- and particularly at or just after Ubuntu 16.04 -- they will work to demphasize the existence of the 32-bit releases and work to push more users to 64-bit Ubuntu as a main focus.
13 November 2014 - 32-bit vs. 64-bit - 18 Comments

Ubuntu's File Manager App Has A Long TODO List

Besides finally moving onto BlueZ 5, developers during the first day of Ubuntu 15.04's online summit also discussed the improvements still needed to be done for the "File Manager" application used by the Ubuntu Phone/Touch stack and eventually by the desktop Ubuntu under Unity 8.
12 November 2014 - File Manager - 31 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Might Finally Migrate To BlueZ 5 Bluetooth

Discussed today during the first day of the Ubuntu 15.04 Online Developers' Summit was about finally migrating over to BlueZ 5 for its Bluetooth stack. BlueZ 5 was originally released at the end of 2012 but still hasn't shipped by default in Ubuntu Linux.
12 November 2014 - Vivid

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