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Mir 0.8 Works On Less ABI Breakage, Touchspots, Responsiveness

While Ubuntu 14.10 on the desktop isn't using Mir by default, Mir 0.8.0 is being prepared for release by Canonical and it has a number of interesting changes.
1 October 2014 - Mir 0.8.0 - 12 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10 Final Beta Released

Adam Conrad on the behalf of the Ubuntu development community has announced the final beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" and its derivatives.
26 September 2014 - Utopic Unicorn - 1 Comment

Mesa 10.3 Landing For Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn"

Mesa 10.3 is in the process of making its way to Ubuntu 14.10.
24 September 2014 - Mesa 10.3 - 9 Comments

NSS Updated On Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 To Allow Netflix Support

While there's a user-agent hack to get Netflix working on Linux using the native HTML5 video support, an updated NSS library is landing on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS to allow Netflix support out-of-the-box.
22 September 2014 - Netflix - 47 Comments

Ubuntu Touch/Phone Reaches Its First RTM Image

The first image of Ubuntu Touch has been declared as ready for "release to manufacturing" after much work by Canonical.
18 September 2014 - RTM - 14 Comments

Canonical Releases Mir 0.7 Display Server

While Ubuntu 14.10 is still sticking to the X.Org Server by default on the desktop, an updated version of Mir is now available for early adopters and those running the Ubuntu mobile stack.
3 September 2014 - Mir 0.7 - 4 Comments

Canonical BootStack Will Build & Manage Your OpenStack Cloud

Mark Shuttleworth announced earlier this year "Your Cloud" as a paid service by Canonical to build and manage OpenStack cloud deployments. Your Cloud has turned into BootStack and is rolling forward for those that wish to have Canonical build out and manage their cloud computing environment.
3 September 2014 - BootStack - 9 Comments

Canonical Has Yet To Land X.Org Server 1.16 For Ubuntu 14.10

X.Org Server 1.16 didn't land in the Ubuntu "Utopic Unicorn" archive in time for this week's Ubuntu 14.10 Beta, but Canonical developers still seem to be working on testing and landing the updated xorg-server package for Ubuntu 14.10.
30 August 2014 - Prepping - 31 Comments

Ubuntu's Utopic Unicorn 14.10 Beta 1 Released

Participating Ubuntu Linux flavors are doing their first beta releases today of the Utopic Unicorn, a.k.a. *buntu 14.10.
28 August 2014 - Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 - 10 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10's Feature Freeze Is This Wednesday

For good or bad, it sure seems like time flew by the past few months of the Ubuntu 14.10 development cycle; the feature freeze for the Utopic Unicorn is this week.
19 August 2014 - Utopic Unicorn - 12 Comments

Ubuntu MATE On Track To Become An Official Spin

Ubuntu MATE is making progress as becoming an official Ubuntu derivative using the GNOME2-forked desktop environment.
18 August 2014 - Ubuntu MATE - 14 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Released

The fifth point release to the two year old Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is now available.
7 August 2014 - Ubuntu 12.04.5 - 1 Comment

Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 Released

For the Ubuntu derivatives participating in the tagged alpha/beta releases during each Ubuntu Linux development cycle, the alpha two releases are now available for the 14.10 Utopic Unicorn.
1 August 2014 - Utopic Unicorn - 1 Comment

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Released

The first stable point release update to the Long Term Support Ubuntu 14.04 is now available.
24 July 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04.1 - 3 Comments

Canonical Community Team Changes Announced For Ubuntu

With Jono Bacon having recently left Canonical where he served as the Ubuntu Community Manager, Canonical has made some changes to its community team.
22 July 2014 - Ubuntu Community - 1 Comment

While The Future Looks Towards Systemd, Upstart 1.13 Released

While Ubuntu Linux looks towards switching to systemd in the next year or two, a new version of Upstart has been released with Ubuntu still being dependent upon init daemon software.
11 July 2014 - Upstart - 12 Comments

Mir 0.4 Released, Mir 0.5 Under Development

Canonical's Mir display server for Ubuntu Linux has cleared Mir 0.4.0 for Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" while Mir 0.5 is immediately under development.
7 July 2014 - Display Server - 10 Comments

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.
4 July 2014 - Independence Day Benchmarking - 1 Comment

Ubuntu Touch Passes 100,000 App Downloads

The Ubuntu Developer Blog has announced the milestone today of Ubuntu for phones and tablets passing 100,000 app downloads downloads.
3 July 2014 - 100k - 10 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10 Will Not Ship With Open-Source OpenCL Support

While Fedora 21 is planning for open-source OpenCL support "out of the box", the same can't be said for Ubuntu 14.10. Ubuntu developers aren't looking for any stock OpenCL support be made available in the next distribution release.
2 July 2014 - OpenCL - 38 Comments

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