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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

The Ubuntu 15.04 Online Developer Summit Starts Tomorrow

The first Ubuntu Online Developer Summit for the 15.04 Vivid Vervet kicks off on Wednesday and runs through Friday.
11 November 2014 - Vivid

Compiz 0.9.12 Released, Starts Porting GTK Window Decorator To GTK+ 3

While Compiz 1.0 might never be reached given its diminishing usage these days and bleak outlook with Unity 8 being designed around Mir, Compiz 0.9.12 was released today with some minor new developments.
6 November 2014 - Compiz 0.9.12 - 10 Comments

Canonical Developing LXD As A New Linux Hypervisor

Canonical's latest effort for pushing Ubuntu further in the cloud and within enterprises is LXD, a new high-performance hypervisor derived from the concepts of LXC.
4 November 2014 - Linux Containers Daemon - 33 Comments

Canonical Announces Its Own Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack

Canonical has come forward today to announce the Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack that offers various advantages over the free, community version of Ubuntu OpenStack.
28 October 2014 - Canonical Ubuntu OpenStack

Ubuntu 14.10 Officially Released

The Utopic Unicorn release, Ubuntu 14.10, is now officially available.
23 October 2014 - Ubuntu 14.10 - 51 Comments

The Top Contributors To Mir Ahead Of Ubuntu 14.10

With Ubuntu 14.10 due for release tomorrow and the development branch of Mir at nearly 2,000 revisions, here's some quick Bazaar stats.
22 October 2014 - Mir Bzr - 4 Comments

Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release

Ubuntu contributor Bryan Quigley is considering a proposal to make Ubuntu 16.04 LTS the last release of Ubuntu with 32-bit installation images.
21 October 2014 - Ubuntu 32-bit - 72 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Is Codenamed After A Monkey: Vivid Vervet

With Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" due out later this month, Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed the Ubuntu 15.04 codename...
20 October 2014 - Vivid Vervet - 11 Comments

Ubuntu Touch Fully Forks Its Email Client

As one of the important apps to Ubuntu Touch is, of course, an e-mail client. Up to now the Ubuntu Touch email client has been based off the lightweight, Qt-based Trojita application but now it's being forked off entirely for Ubuntu.
15 October 2014 - Trojita - 48 Comments

Unity 8 Desktop Still Planned In Time For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

While much of Canonical's recent focus has been about reading Unity 8 for mobile devices, their plan is still to ship Unity 8 by default on the Ubuntu Linux desktop ahead of its next LTS release.
14 October 2014 - Unity 8 - 28 Comments

Mir 0.8 Works On Less ABI Breakage, Touchspots, Responsiveness

While Ubuntu 14.10 on the desktop isn't using Mir by default, Mir 0.8.0 is being prepared for release by Canonical and it has a number of interesting changes.
1 October 2014 - Mir 0.8.0 - 16 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10 Final Beta Released

Adam Conrad on the behalf of the Ubuntu development community has announced the final beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" and its derivatives.
26 September 2014 - Utopic Unicorn - 1 Comment

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