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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 - 14 Comments
Ubuntu's New Server Installer Will Soon Support RAID & LAN Bonding

With Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS there is a new server installer that is completely redone compared to the Debian Installer it's been relying upon to this point. But it is missing some basic features for traditional server administrators like RAID, encryption, and LVM partitioning.

5 June 2018 - Subiquity - 4 Comments
Lubuntu 18.10 Officially Switching From LXDE To LXQt

After working on Lubuntu-Next for a while in transitioning from the GTK-based LXDE desktop environment to the modern and maintained LXQt desktop environment that is powered by Qt5, the Lubuntu 18.10 will be the release that officially moves over to the LXQt desktop and pushes out LXDE.

18 May 2018 - Lubuntu 18.10 - 28 Comments
Ubuntu Studio 18.10 To Offer A KDE Plasma Desktop Option

The multimedia-focused Ubuntu Studio Linux distribution has used GNOME since its inception and while that is continuing for now, a sign of a possible shift is coming with Ubuntu Studio 18.10 to offer a KDE Plasma desktop option.

14 May 2018 - Ubuntu Studio + KDE - 9 Comments
Ubuntu 18.10 Planning For GS Connect, Allowing Phone Integration With The Desktop

Canonical has expressed interest in shipping Ubuntu 18.10 with GS Connect, the GNOME Shell implementation of KDE Connect that allows interfacing with your phone from the desktop. GS/KDE Connect allows receiving phone notifications on your desktop, viewing and responding to messages from your desktop, and to use your phone as a remote control to the desktop, among other features.

14 May 2018 - Ubuntu 18.10 + GS Connect - 19 Comments
Mir's EGMDE Example Desktop Is Becoming A Bit More Practical

At the end of March there was the roll-out of EGMDE as the example Mir desktop environment and since then it's continued picking up features as part of a learning exercise for getting new contributors/developers interested in Mir and how to deal with the Mir Abstraction Layer (MirAL).

3 May 2018 - EGMDE - 1 Comment
Ubuntu 18.10 Is Cosmic

As of writing, Mark Shuttleworth has yet to formally introduce the Ubuntu 18.10 cycle, but it's fairly sure the "Cosmic Canimal."

1 May 2018 - Cosmic Canimal - 19 Comments
It Will Be A While Before Canonical Opens Up The Ubuntu Software/Hardware Survey Data

Landing just prior to the official Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" release was the controversial Ubuntu software/hardware survey functionality. When announcing their plans to incorporate an optional survey process into the installation process, Canonical said they would be making this survey data public. They are doing so, but it will be a while before it's accessible.

1 May 2018 - Survey Results - 6 Comments
UBPorts Ubuntu Touch To Be Supported By The Purism Librem 5

In addition to Purism working on their GNOME-based interface with their PureOS GNU/Linux on their upcoming Librem 5 smartphone as well as supporting KDE Plasma Mobile as another option, they will also be supporting the UBPorts community Ubuntu Touch work on this privacy-minded Linux smartphone.

24 April 2018 - Librem 5 + Ubuntu Touch - 16 Comments

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