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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 - 14 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

Canonical Now Has The Nexus 10 Running On Mir

With the latest Ubuntu Touch image there is now support for running Mir on the Google Nexus 10 tablet.
4 December 2013 - Nexus 10 Mir - 3 Comments

Mir 0.1.2 Pulls In 52 Changes, Surface Resize Support

With Canonical now focusing on making Mir ready for its desktop premiere in Ubuntu 14.10 but already shipping and supporting Mir for Ubuntu Touch, it's time for another Mir display server update. This week's Mir 0.1.2 update carries at least 52 changes.
27 November 2013 - Mir 0.1.2 Release - 18 Comments

Canonical Commits To Mir For Ubuntu 14.10

Last week I shared that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS won't use the Mir display server by default but now we have more details on upcoming Mir Display Server plans for Ubuntu Linux.
25 November 2013 - No More X.Org - 30 Comments

Ubuntu Touch Has Many Plans For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Besides the other UDS sessions this week that were already covered on Phoronix, many discussions took place about plans to improve Ubuntu Touch during the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cycle. Canonical developers feel very hopeful and ambitions for their phone/tablet plans in the next six months.
24 November 2013 - Ubuntu Touch Plans - 49 Comments

Ubuntu Still Working On Stripping Python 2

Ubuntu developers are still working to remove Python 2 packages from the installation media on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
23 November 2013 - Ubuntu Python 2 - 16 Comments

Ubuntu Touch System Apps Have A Ways To Improve

While Ubuntu developers are working to bring Ubuntu Touch Apps to the Ubuntu desktop as part of their mobile convergence strategy, the Ubuntu Touch System Apps have quite a ways to improve in being comparable to the existing Ubuntu desktop applications or the core apps found on iOS and Android.
21 November 2013 - System Apps Letdown - 8 Comments

Canonical Wants Ubuntu Touch Apps On The Desktop

Discussed this morning during the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit was figuring out the steps needed for bringing Ubuntu Touch mobile applications to the Ubuntu Linux desktop.
21 November 2013 - Ubuntu Touch Apps - 6 Comments

Secure Boot Improvements Coming To Ubuntu 14.04

Another one of the vUDS sessions worth mentioning this week was on the planned improvements to the UEFI Secure Boot support.
21 November 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI SecureBoot - 1 Comment

Ubuntu Still Talking About A Stable App API/ABI

Ubuntu developers are still exploring the possibility of coming up with a stable API/ABI for its apps.
20 November 2013 - Ubuntu Apps - 20 Comments

Experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator Unveiled

Canonical's Ricardo Salveti de Araujo announced this morning the release of an experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator. This emulator for the Ubuntu-focused tablet/phone version is complete with the Unity 8 user-interface and is running on the Mir display server.
20 November 2013 - Emulating Ubuntu Touch With Mir

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Won't Be Powered By Mir

A virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit is taking place this week. The event was kicked off again by Jono Bacon and Mark Shuttleworth. During the event a few interesting tidbits of information were learned about Ubuntu Touch and Mir.
19 November 2013 - Keynote - 30 Comments

Mir Now Supports Four Android GPUs/Drivers

Mir has reached "a pretty big milestone" according to one of the Canonical developers.
19 November 2013 - "Big Milestone" - 18 Comments

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