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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

Ubuntu Derivatives Do Their 14.04 Alpha 1 Release

Many Ubuntu-based distributions are doing their 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" Alpha 1 release today, except for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Alpha 1 itself.
19 December 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 Family

Ubuntu 14.04 Finally Enables SSD TRIM By Default

The 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" operating system release will be the first version of Ubuntu Linux shipping SSD TRIM support by default.
17 December 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 SSD TRIM - 12 Comments

Ubuntu Now Supports Cross-Compiling CMake Projects

The latest developer package uploads into Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" allow for cross-compiling CMake-based projects, e.g. compiling Mir and Unity 8 for ARM from an x86 system.
16 December 2013 - CMake Compile

Running The SteamOS Kernel On Ubuntu Linux

It is possible to install Valve's SteamOS modified Linux kernel onto an Ubuntu Linux installation, but I would recommend against doing so, at least for now.
14 December 2013 - SteamOS - 13 Comments

Canonical Is Forking The GNOME Control Center

The latest open-source project being forked by the Ubuntu developers at Canonical is the GNOME Control Center. In Ubuntu 14.04, there will now be the Unity Control Center.
11 December 2013 - Unity Control Center - 21 Comments

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