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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 - 14 Comments
Ubuntu 18.04 Will No Longer Do Automatic Suspend By Default Unless On Battery

Last month I wrote how Ubuntu 18.04 began enabling "automatic suspend" by default on new installations where after 20 minutes systems were suspending without notice and in some cases still causing issues trying to resume with modern x86 hardware in 2018... Fortunately, Ubuntu developers are reverting that behavior when on AC power.

3 April 2018 - Automatic Suspend - 27 Comments
EGMDE: The Example Mir Desktop Environment

We've known that Mir developers have been trying to get a Mir example desktop session going in time for Ubuntu 18.04. More details on that are now coming to light as we meet the EGMDE desktop environment.

31 March 2018 - Mir Desktop Environment - 23 Comments
Mir 0.31 Officially Released

Mir 0.31 is now available as the latest version of the Canonical-developed display stack that continues implementing support for Wayland's protocols.

20 March 2018 - v0.31.0.1 - Add A Comment
Ubuntu 18.10 Looking At LZ4-Compressed Initramfs Image By Default

With Ubuntu 18.10 being the release after an LTS cycle, it's shaping up to be another big feature period. They have already been discussing Zstd-compressed Debian packages for Ubuntu 18.10 while the latest proposal for this next cycle is on switching from Gzip to LZ4 for the default kernel initramfs image.

19 March 2018 - Initrfamfs - 20 Comments
Checking Out Ubuntu 18.04's Minimal Desktop Install Option

Besides the Ubuntu 18.04 minimal spin that is around to 30MB compressed, the Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" installer recently added an option for a "minimal installation" from the desktop Live DVD/USB environment. Here's a look at what that means for desktop users.

6 March 2018 - Minimal Desktop - 15 Comments
UBPorts Is Working On Unity 8 For Debian

The UBPorts community continues pushing Unity 8 for their mobile/convergence vision in the absence of Canonical as well as making other improvements. Besides offering Unity 8 to Ubuntu users, they are also working on Debian support.

4 March 2018 - Debian + Unity 8 - 11 Comments
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Enters Its Feature Freeze

The Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" is now under its feature freeze. This marks the period now by which Ubuntu developers should be focusing on bug fixes rather than new features.

2 March 2018 - Ubuntu 18.04 - 19 Comments
The Community Has Brought The Unity 8 Desktop To Ubuntu 18.04

Besides bringing Ubuntu Touch to new mobile devices, the UBports team has also managed to continue their community-driven work on advancing the Unity 8 convergence desktop after Canonical abandoned work on it last year. They now have Unity 8 working on top of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

22 February 2018 - Unity 8 On Ubuntu 18.04 - 16 Comments

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