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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

Canonical Is Shutting Down Ubuntu One

Canonical has announced they will be ending their Ubuntu One cloud storage service. The Ubuntu One music store is also being shutdown.
2 April 2014 - Ubuntu One - 42 Comments

The Special Intel Broadwell Driver In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Due to Ubuntu 14.04 shipping with the Linux 3.13 kernel, a specially-crafted "i915_bdw" driver has been introduced for offering Intel Broadwell graphics support in this upcoming Ubuntu Linux release.
31 March 2014 - i915_bdw - 10 Comments

Linux 3.14 Isn't Going To Make It Into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The Ubuntu 14.04 LTS kernel freeze is less than one week and it looks like by all indications are that the Linux 3.14 kernel will not make it for the next Ubuntu LTS release.
28 March 2014 - Linux 3.13 - 20 Comments

The Final Beta Is Out For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr"

The final beta release is out of the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" Long-Term Support release.
27 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 6 Comments

Ubuntu "Trusty Tahr" Final Beta Gets Frozen

As of Monday afternoon the Ubuntu "Trusty Tahr" final beta freeze entered into effect.
25 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 9 Comments

Mir 0.1.8 Is Being Prepared For Release

Mir, Canonical's next-generation display server, is quickly being updated in the Ubuntu Phone world.
24 March 2014 - Mir

Three New Tweaks I Like In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

In my usage of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in its late development state on my new main production system, the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA, there's three new system setting additions to Unity in this newest Long-Term Support release that I've found to be really useful and welcomed.
23 March 2014 - Ubuntu Tweaks - 33 Comments

Canonical Posts New Unity 8 Mir Compositor Demo Video

Canonical developer Daniel d'Andrada has posted a new video showing off Unity 8 as a Mir compositor.
20 March 2014 - Unity 8 - 16 Comments

Mark Shuttleworth Calls For An End To ACPI

Mark Shuttleworth has called for an end to ACPI (the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) and other executable firmwares that could prove to be attack vectors on PCs, phones, and other devices.
17 March 2014 - Attack Vectors - 34 Comments

Ubuntu Developers Plan HiDPI Work On GRUB, Plymouth

On the last day of this week's virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit, developers discussed the next steps for HiDPI support in the Linux distribution outside of their ongoing Unity improvements.
16 March 2014 - HiDPI - 18 Comments

Unity 7 Is Now My Desktop, Wins Over Xfce On HiDPI

In continuation of my OS X Is No Longer On My Main System, But I Already Have Regrets article from earlier in the week, I have now found more comfort in using Unity 7 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the ASUS Zenbook Haswell ultrabook, but the HiDPI experience with Ubuntu's Unity is still far from perfect.
15 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 52 Comments

Unity 7 Still Being Tuned Ahead Of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

New features like HiDPI and local menus are still being tuned within the Unity 7 desktop environment ahead of next month's debut of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
13 March 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 16 Comments

Ubuntu's Music App Undergoes Further Planning

The Qt-based Music App that in development for the phone/tablet versions of Ubuntu Linux that will eventually find its way to the desktop was a discussion item this morning on the final day of the virtual 14.03 Ubuntu Developer Summit.
13 March 2014 - Ubuntu Music - 20 Comments

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