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Ubuntu Systemd Plans: Will Be Default By Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Now that Ubuntu has pledged support to systemd moving forward in place of their in-house Upstart project, developers are starting to figure out the systemd migration path.
13 March 2014 - Systemd - 16 Comments

Mark Shuttleworth: Mir By Default In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Delays keep piling up for the Mir display server on the Ubuntu desktop. After already being postponed multiple times, the Mir Display Server might not be enabled by default on the Ubuntu Linux desktop until the 16.04 LTS release -- in two years time.
12 March 2014 - Mir Display Server - 51 Comments

Mir Gets Screencasting Improvements, Other Changes

While the Mir display server isn't being relied upon by the desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, it is being used right now by Ubuntu Touch and Canonical developers are still working on its development in a steadfast manner for deployment in a future Ubuntu Linux release. Here's some of the latest commits to Mir.
12 March 2014 - Mir - 6 Comments

OS X Is No Longer On My Main System, But I Already Have Regrets

With my upgrade to a new Intel Haswell ultrabook from ASUS, I am no longer relying upon an Apple Retina MacBook Pro and thus no OS X... I also switched from Unity to Xfce with my Linux environment. However, so far it hasn't been a totally positive experience.
12 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 141 Comments

Trying The Unity 8 Desktop Session On Ubuntu 14.04

Besides running benchmarks this weekend on the ASUS UX301LA with Linux and Windows, I've also been running some desktop environment tests of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
9 March 2014 - Unity 8 - 9 Comments

Mark Shuttleworth Talks Up The Phone's Bottom Edge On Ubuntu

The feature of Ubuntu on phones that Mark Shuttleworth is talking up this weekend is... the bottom edge of the phone in Ubuntu.
8 March 2014 - Ubuntu Phone - 25 Comments

Mir's Demo Shell Is Working On Its Own Renderer

The latest work out of Canonical's Mir team for the Ubuntu display server is beginning to form its own custom renderer fore its demo-shell.
6 March 2014 - Mir - 10 Comments

Chromium Ported To Mir Display Server, Based On Wayland Code

Robert Carr at Canonical has ported Google's Chromium web-browser to Mir. The "Mir-Ozone" component allows Chromium to run natively on Mir, which in turn is based on Wayland code.
4 March 2014 - Ozone-Mir - 35 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 vs. 14.04 LTS Benchmarks On Amazon's EC2 Cloud

Our latest benchmarks of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in its current development form come from testing it on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
1 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 4 Comments

Ubuntu Derivatives Do Their 14.04 LTS Beta Releases

The Ubuntu flavors that participate in doing development builds are today releasing their first beta of the 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" release.
27 February 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 6 Comments

The Third "Ubuntu App Showdown" Is Now Happening

The latest Ubuntu App Showdown is now taking place for trying to promote more applications for Ubuntu's SDK that's important for their mobile endeavours as well as their Linux desktop.
27 February 2014 - Ubuntu Touch - 1 Comment

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

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