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Jono Bacon Stepping Down From Canonical

After eight years of working at Canonical, Jono Bacon is stepping down as the Ubuntu Community Manager at the end of May.
20 May 2014 - Jono Bacon - 26 Comments

Canonical Starts Adding Performance Tests To Mir

There's the start of some built-in performance tests for the Mir display server.
15 May 2014 - Mir

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

Ubuntu Touch Emulator Is Now Working For x86

The first working image for the x86 Ubuntu Touch Emulator is now available.
14 May 2014 - Ubuntu Phone

Canonical Announces The Orange Box $12k USD Ubuntu Cluster Suitcase

The Orange Box, which isn't to be confused with Valve's video game compilation, is a 10-node cluster computer designed by Canonical and TranquilPC for showing off Ubuntu Linux.
13 May 2014 - Orange Box - 14 Comments

Vixtel Unity Tries To Be An Android + Ubuntu Tablet

Vixtel Unity is an Australian, corporate-focused effort to ship a tablet loaded with Ubuntu and Android to try to takeover where Canonical didn't with some of their tablet endeavors.
10 May 2014 - Vixtel Unity - 9 Comments

Mir 0.2.0 Under Development For Ubuntu 14.10

Canonical developers working on Mir have bumped the version of the open-source display server to version 0.2.0.
3 May 2014 - Mir - 1 Comment

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

Ubuntu 14.10 Release Schedule Now Online

The release date for Ubuntu 14.10 has now been firmed up as are the other development milestones leading up to the mid-October debut of this post-LTS release.
30 April 2014 - Ubuntu 14.10 Release Date

Ubuntu 14.10 Is Now Open For Development

Now that Mark Shuttleworth has announced Ubuntu 14.10 as the Utopic Unicorn, the next version of Ubuntu Linux is officially under development.
26 April 2014 - Utopic Unicorn - 37 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10 Is Codenamed The Utopic Unicorn

Mark Shuttleworth has finally revealed the Ubuntu 14.10 codename and other details about this next Ubuntu Linux release.
23 April 2014 - Utopic Unicorn - 48 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" Officially Released

The official release announcement has finally been sent out for today's release of the Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" Long Term Support release.
17 April 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 17 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Server Benchmarks

To complement the just-published Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 13.10, and 14.04 LTS desktop benchmarks are results when running a variety of workstation and server oriented benchmarks.
17 April 2014 - Ubuntu Server - 6 Comments

Running The Unity 8 Preview Session On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Today Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is being released and you might be tempted to try out Mir with their Unity 8 mobile/converged UI...
17 April 2014 - Unity 8 - 7 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

Unity 7 X11 Running Together With Unity 8 Mir

A new video out of Canonical is showing off the Unity 7 desktop with an X11 session running side-by-side with a Unity 8 Mir-powered session.
8 April 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 13 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 - 14 Comments

A Look At The Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel Configuration

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is shipping the Linux 3.13 kernel by default but besides that we now know the kernel configuration that Canonical will be using for this upcoming Long Term Support release.
4 April 2014 - Linux 3.13

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