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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

Ubuntu 12.04 vs. 14.04 LTS Core i7 CPU Benchmarks

After yesterday sharing a few early OpenGL benchmarks between Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS and 14.04 LTS in its current development form, here are a number of processor and system benchmarks between the two Long-Term Support Ubuntu Linux releases.
26 January 2014 - Ubuntu LTS Benchmarks - 4 Comments

Unity To Have Anti-Aliased Corners, Full GTK3 Theming

Unity 7 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be picking up some new features even though Canonical's major focus is on Unity 8 that will come past this next Long-Term Support release.
24 January 2014 - Unity 7 - 16 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04 Derivatives Do Their Alpha 2 Release

Various flavors of Ubuntu 14.04 have come out today with their Trusty Tahr Alpha 2 spins.
23 January 2014 - Trusty Alpha 2

Mir Gets OpenGL-Based Screen Rotation Support

Canonical's Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux now has screen rotation support in the form of implementing it via its OpenGL renderer.
22 January 2014 - Mir Screen Rotation

Ubuntu 14.04 Might Drop OpenJDK Java Support

Canonical developers are currently deciding whether to drop OpenJDK from the main Ubuntu Linux archive and move it into the universe repository for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release.
22 January 2014 - OpenJDK / Tomcat - 25 Comments

Ubuntu Likely Won't Appear On Phones Until 2015

Mark Shuttleworth and other Canonical employees have in the past talked about 2014 as being when Ubuntu Touch will begin appearing on devices... Now that 2014 is here, the word now is that it will likely not be until 2015 when an Ubuntu Phone is coming out of any major device manufacturers.
15 January 2014 - Ubuntu Touch In 2015 - 27 Comments

Canonical Is Still Operating At A Significant Loss

Canonical, the legal entity around Ubuntu Linux, is still operating at a loss of millions of dollars each year. Making the rounds on the Internet this morning is Canonical's UK financial report for the 2013 fiscal year.
14 January 2014 - Millions In The Hole - 95 Comments

Mir 0.1.4 Supports GL Cache, Translucent Nested Mir

Canonical developers have started a new week by releasing Mir 0.1.4, to benefit Ubuntu Touch users and those early adopters on the desktop side looking to move early to Mir.
13 January 2014 - Mir 0.1.4 Release

Mirout: Sort Of Like XRandR Reporting For Mir

A Canonical developer has introduced a new utility this week called "mirout" for handling display information on Mir.
10 January 2014 - Mirout - 8 Comments

It Looks Like Ubuntu's First Phone Might Be For China

It looks like the first official Ubuntu Phone may have been outed this weekend just ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show this coming week.
5 January 2014 - Ubuntu Phone Meizu - 22 Comments

Ubuntu's Mir Gets A Compositor Report

A new feature to the Mir display server being developed by Canonical for Ubuntu Linux is the Compositor Report.
5 January 2014 - Mir CompositorReport - 1 Comment

Mir Is Still Overwhelmingly A Canonical-Only Affair

While Wayland 1.4 is set to be released next month with many new features and has seen contributors from many different companies, the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu continues to be developed exclusively by Canonical.
25 December 2013 - Canonical Mir - 24 Comments

Ubuntu Can Now Dual-Boot On Android Devices

Canonical has announced an early Christmas present for Ubuntu Touch fans in the form of support for dual-booting with Android.
23 December 2013 - Ubuntu/Android Dual-Boot Preview - 22 Comments

Microsoft SIlverlight Proposed For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

A proposal has been submitted for having Microsoft Silverlight plug-in support in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as part of the main archive via the Pipelight project.
23 December 2013 - Silverlight/Pipelight - 36 Comments

Mir 0.1.3 Is Now Available With Few Changes

Canonical developers tagged the Mir 0.1.3 release before calling it a week.
20 December 2013 - Mir 0.1.3 - 1 Comment

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