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Unity 8 + Mir Can Now Be Tried On The Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

As of today it's become more easily possible to try out the experimental Unity 8 desktop interface (compared to the Unity 8 mobile version for the phone/tablet) and powered by the Mir Display Server when running the latest Ubuntu 14.04 packages.
24 February 2014 - Unity8 + Mir - 23 Comments

Pictures Of BQ's First Ubuntu Phone

Last week we were in on the conference call announcing Ubuntu shipping on phones from two vendors in 2014 along with talk of other new Ubuntu phone goals. Now with Mobile World Congress having kicked off in Barcelona, we have a look at the first Ubuntu Phone set to debut later this year from BQ.
24 February 2014 - BQ Aquaris - 3 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Is Now Under A Feature Freeze

As of this morning the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" feature freeze is now in effect.
21 February 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 3 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Adds Support For Local Menus

A new feature added to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" is the Unity desktop finally adding back support for locally integrated menus.
20 February 2014 - Local Menus - 51 Comments

Ubuntu Has Two Phone Partners, Launching In 2014

Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed there's two manufacturing partners for Ubuntu Mobile and they will have devices shipping in 2014.
19 February 2014 - Ubuntu Phone Partners - 20 Comments

Ubuntu Aims For Top 50 iOS/Android Apps

Besides announcing two partners shipping Ubuntu phones in 2014, Mark Shuttleworth's comments around the app ecosystem were also interesting.
19 February 2014 - Ubuntu Apps - 9 Comments

Ubuntu Kernel Developers Dabbling With Linux 3.14

Ubuntu 14.04 right now is officially still with using the Linux 3.13 kernel but Ubuntu kernel developers have begun toying with the Linux 3.14 kernel.
18 February 2014 - Linux 3.14 Kernel

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

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