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A New Unity 8 Version Of Ubuntu Proposed

A new Unity 8 flavor of Ubuntu Linux is being proposed for helping developers experiment with the next-generation Ubuntu stack built upon the Unity 8 desktop components, the Mir display server, and related code.

14 May 2014 - Ubuntu Unity 8 - 7 Comments
Canonical Is No Longer Actively Working On Ubuntu For Android

With Ubuntu devoting a majority of their resources to pushing Ubuntu on phones/tablets directly with Unity 8 and their next-generation stack, Ubuntu For Android has taken a back-seat and is being put into cold storage -- at least until they have any hardware launch partners.

1 May 2014 - Ubuntu Phone - 18 Comments
New Features Coming To Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

Much of our talk about Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Phoronix is in regards to the default Unity-based desktop given that it takes the largest share of *buntu users, but for the Xubuntu 14.04 LTS release this week there's several interesting changes for this Xfce spin worth noting.

15 April 2014 - Xfce - 6 Comments
Ubuntu 14.10 Convergence To Focus On Replacing Core Apps

With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due to be shipped this week, Canonical developers are already well at work on formulating their plans for the Ubuntu 14.10 release due out in October. Given Ubuntu's tablet/phone focus and convergence strategy, that will be the big aim of this post-LTS release.

15 April 2014 - Convergence - 38 Comments
Ubuntu Phone Demoed On The Meizu MX3

Going back to January has been talk about Ubuntu on Chinese smart-phones and in February it was announced that Meizu is one of two Ubuntu Phone launch partners. Meizu dominates the Chinese market while the BQ Ubuntu Phone will target Europe.

11 April 2014 - Ubuntu Phone - 15 Comments
Upgrading The Linux Kernel, Mesa/X.Org Packages On Ubuntu 14.04

Upgrading the Linux kernel and Mesa/X.Org graphics driver components past what Canonical shipped in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and other recent releases of Ubuntu Linux isn't actually that hard... Here's the Phoronix-recommended approach for Linux enthusiasts wishing to upgrade their key software components for yielding better open-source graphics driver performance and features.

5 April 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 13 Comments
Three New Tweaks I Like In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

In my usage of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in its late development state on my new main production system, the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA, there's three new system setting additions to Unity in this newest Long-Term Support release that I've found to be really useful and welcomed.

23 March 2014 - Ubuntu Tweaks - 33 Comments
Mark Shuttleworth Calls For An End To ACPI

Mark Shuttleworth has called for an end to ACPI (the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) and other executable firmwares that could prove to be attack vectors on PCs, phones, and other devices.

17 March 2014 - Attack Vectors - 34 Comments
Unity 7 Is Now My Desktop, Wins Over Xfce On HiDPI

In continuation of my OS X Is No Longer On My Main System, But I Already Have Regrets article from earlier in the week, I have now found more comfort in using Unity 7 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the ASUS Zenbook Haswell ultrabook, but the HiDPI experience with Ubuntu's Unity is still far from perfect.

15 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 52 Comments

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