Ubuntu News Archives
Mir Is Back To Running On Phones, Thanks To UBports

While Canonical divested from their Linux smartphone plans, they continue maintaining the Mir display server as any regular Phoronix reader should know. Mir continues to be developed with Wayland functionality for IoT and desktop use-cases but the UBports crew continuing to work on Ubuntu Touch where left off by Canonical are working on restoring Mir-enabled phone support.

8 September 2018 - Mir + UBports - 7 Comments
Ubuntu Now Shipping On The Dell Precision 5530 Developer Edition

Announced back in May by Dell was an Ubuntu option for their new (2018) xx30 series Precision laptops. They previously began shipping the Ubuntu-loaded Dell Precision 3530/7530/7730 mobile workstations while beginning to ship as of today is the Precision 5530 Developer Edition.

31 August 2018 - Dell Precision 5530 - 16 Comments
Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Released

For those that tend to wait for the first point release of a new Ubuntu LTS release before upgrading, Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" is now available.

26 July 2018 - Ubuntu 18.04.1 - 6 Comments
Ubuntu 18.10's New Theme Is Now Yaru

Since the transition from Unity 7 to GNOME Shell as the default desktop environment on Ubuntu, designers have been working on a proper new theme called "Communitheme" while now it has a new name.

24 July 2018 - Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Yaru - 22 Comments
Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Introducing Revised Server Installer, Adds Missing Features

With the April release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on the server front was a brand new, in-house developed server installer created by Canonical to differentiate it from Debian's long-used text installer for the Ubuntu Server images. While it offered a fresh look and some new features, it shipped without many features common to Linux server installers. Fortunately, that is changing with the upcoming Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 release.

18 July 2018 - Ubuntu 18.04.1 Server Installer - 4 Comments
Lubuntu Needs Help Testing For 32-bit x86 Support To Continue

While Ubuntu and most of its derivatives have stopped producing 32-bit x86 images with the number of devices out there dwindling that can't run x86_64, Lubuntu is among the few still offering i686 images to help those who may be running on outdated hardware but still interested in running the latest Linux software.

17 July 2018 - Lubuntu i386 - 18 Comments
Making Use Of Ubuntu Graphical Snaps With Mir-Kiosk

Delivering graphical applications that can be deployed on Ubuntu Core for IoT use-cases can be achieved in a secure and reliable manner using the Mir-Kiosk component to act as a Wayland server. Canonical's lead Mir developer, Alan Griffiths, has published a guide about creating these graphical snaps.

25 June 2018 - Mir-Kiosk Graphical Snaps - 1 Comment
Early Ubuntu Hardware/Software Survey Data

With the Ubuntu Hardware/Software Survey that was introduced in Ubuntu 18.04 and presented to users upon new installations, it's been collecting data since the Bionic Beaver launch in April but the data hasn't been made public up to this point. Viewing the survey data is currently being worked on for the Ubuntu 18.10 cycle and today a first look at these numbers have been shared.

22 June 2018 - Ubuntu Survey Results - 23 Comments
Canonical Shifts Its Fiscal Year Ahead Of Likely IPO

You have likely heard by now about Ubuntu maker Canonical planning to do an initial public offering (IPO) at some point in the not too distant future to become a publicly-traded company. The latest sign of that is Canonical has now shifted its corporate calendar.

17 June 2018 - Canonical Calendar - 15 Comments

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