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Ubuntu MATE Is Becoming A Thriving Member Of The Ubuntu Family

Back when the GNOME 2 desktop was forked in 2011 as the MATE Desktop Environment, there were polarized views from the Linux community how this fork of GNOME2 could survive and what sort of future it would have. Four years later, MATE is still being maintained, there's distributions shipping with MATE as the default desktop, and the project is managing to stay relevant.

8 May 2015 - Ubuntu MATE - 1 Comment
Ubuntu Snappy To Work On Deduplication Support

While Snappy packaging on Ubuntu is only a few months old, it's generating a lot of interest and will eventually replace .deb packages on Ubuntu. One of the interesting features to be worked on going forward for Snappy is deduplication support.

8 May 2015 - Ubuntu Snappy Features - 3 Comments
Ubuntu Plans For Python 3 By Default For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Another one of the interesting discussions this week at the Ubuntu Online Summit was with regards to plans for merging off of Python 2 and providing Python 3 by default over the next year, in time for the long-term support release of Ubuntu 16.04.

8 May 2015 - Ubuntu Python Plans - 12 Comments
Ubuntu Benchmarking Workloads + Clouds

Besides all the other Ubuntu 15.10 chatter happening this week, which is heavily centered around Unity 8 / Ubuntu Convergence and Snappy topics, there was also talk of "Ubuntu Benchmarking Workloads" in the Ubuntu Cloud track.

6 May 2015 - Ubuntu Benchmarks - Add A Comment
A Demo Of Ubuntu's Unity 8 On The Desktop

In continuation of this morning's Ubuntu 15.10 UOS session about plans for Unity 8 on the Ubuntu desktop, that was followed by a demo of the current Unity 8 desktop experience -- including some experimental code shown by Canonical developers.

6 May 2015 - Unity 8 Desktop Demo - 38 Comments
The Unity 8 Items Being Worked On For The Ubuntu Desktop

Discussed this morning during the second day of the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 was "Unity 8 as the default desktop." Unity 7 will remain the default for Ubuntu 15.10, but a lot of progress is expected this Wily Werewolf cycle.

6 May 2015 - Unity 8 - 8 Comments
Ubuntu 15.10 Plans Being Discussed Next Week

Next week marks the initial Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) for planning out the community+Canonical Ubuntu 15.10 release, the next major update to the popular Linux distribution due out in October.

28 April 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 Convergence - 24 Comments
Ubuntu's Desktop-Next Switching From .DEBs To Snappy

Ubuntu 15.04 was just released and Canonical isn't wasting any time with starting to share their plans for Ubuntu 15.10 due out in October. This next release will feature a build that switches away from Debian packages (.deb) to using Snappy Personal.

23 April 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 - 92 Comments
Using LXD Containers On Ubuntu 15.04

While much of the media attention as of late when it comes to Ubuntu Linux has been about their mobile endeavors, they are continuing to innovate on other fronts as well and with this week's release of Ubuntu 15.04 is the initial work on LXD for those interested in containers.

21 April 2015 - LXD Lightervisor - 1 Comment
Daily Builds Of Wayland & Weston For Ubuntu Linux

While Canonical may be set on making Mir the default display server across all Ubuntu platforms by this time next year, this isn't stopping others from using Ubuntu for Wayland development and using it as an alternative to Mir or the X.Org Server.

21 April 2015 - Weston+Wayland On Ubuntu - Add A Comment
BQ Now Openly Selling The Aquaris Ubuntu Phone

Back when the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smart-phone launched in February it was only available in limited numbers via "flash sales" facilitated by the company. At last, now this first Ubuntu smart-phone is available to order by anyone within the European Union.

10 April 2015 - BQ Aquaris Phone - 4 Comments
There's Yet Another Awkward Ubuntu Linux Tablet Announced

In recent months we've covered an Ubuntu tablet with a 1TB hard drive, another sketchy Ubuntu tablet, and other awkward devices looking to ship Ubuntu in tablet/mobile form without any support from Canonical. There's yet another tablet to talk about today.

8 April 2015 - Cetrix CZ974 - 22 Comments

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