The Most Popular Ubuntu News Of 2014
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix on 26 December 2014 at 10:18 AM EST. Add A Comment
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With 2014 quickly coming to an end, it's time for our numerous year-end recaps and comparisons. This morning for kicks is a look at the top Ubuntu news stories of 2014.

This year-end list is a look at the most viewed Ubuntu news stories on Phoronix this calendar year. The top ten include:

Ubuntu Has Two Phone Partners, Launching In 2014
Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed there's two manufacturing partners for Ubuntu Mobile and they will have devices shipping in 2014.

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.

OS X Is No Longer On My Main System, But I Already Have Regrets
With my upgrade to a new Intel Haswell ultrabook from ASUS, I am no longer relying upon an Apple Retina MacBook Pro and thus no OS X... I also switched from Unity to Xfce with my Linux environment. However, so far it hasn't been a totally positive experience.

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.

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.

Trying The Unity 8 Desktop Session On Ubuntu 14.04
Besides running benchmarks this weekend on the ASUS UX301LA with Linux and Windows, I've also been running some desktop environment tests of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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.

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.

Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison
For some brief benchmarking during Independence Day in the US, I ran some tests comparing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stable against a fresh development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10.

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.

In the days ahead will be other such lists for various popular topics on Phoronix. There's also more year-in-review Linux driver benchmarks and other Linux hardware tests to end out December.
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