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Ubuntu's Desktop-Next Switching From .DEBs To Snappy

Ubuntu 15.04 was just released and Canonical isn't wasting any time with starting to share their plans for Ubuntu 15.10 due out in October. This next release will feature a build that switches away from Debian packages (.deb) to using Snappy Personal.
23 April 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 - 92 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Released, Now Available For Download

Ubuntu 15.04 is out!
23 April 2015 - Ubuntu 15.04 - 20 Comments

Using LXD Containers On Ubuntu 15.04

While much of the media attention as of late when it comes to Ubuntu Linux has been about their mobile endeavors, they are continuing to innovate on other fronts as well and with this week's release of Ubuntu 15.04 is the initial work on LXD for those interested in containers.
21 April 2015 - LXD Lightervisor - 1 Comment

Daily Builds Of Wayland & Weston For Ubuntu Linux

While Canonical may be set on making Mir the default display server across all Ubuntu platforms by this time next year, this isn't stopping others from using Ubuntu for Wayland development and using it as an alternative to Mir or the X.Org Server.
21 April 2015 - Weston+Wayland On Ubuntu - 7 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Now Under Final Freeze

Ubuntu 15.04, the Vivid Vervet, is now under its final freeze for its release next week.
16 April 2015 - Vivid Vervet - 21 Comments

Xubuntu To Replace Abiword With Parts Of LibreOffice

Lightweight Ubuntu derivative Xubuntu is planning to replace the Abiword open-source word processor with LibreOffice in Xubuntu 15.10. The Xfce-powered desktop distribution also plans to do away with the GIMP image editor in this next release following Xubuntu 15.04.
15 April 2015 - Xubuntu 15.10 - 27 Comments

Ubuntu For Phones Lands Its New Calculator

For those of you running Ubuntu Touch/Phone, once updating your default calculator app you'll be presented by the brand new "calculator reboot" app.
12 April 2015 - Ubuntu Phone Calculator Reboot - 14 Comments

BQ Now Openly Selling The Aquaris Ubuntu Phone

Back when the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smart-phone launched in February it was only available in limited numbers via "flash sales" facilitated by the company. At last, now this first Ubuntu smart-phone is available to order by anyone within the European Union.
10 April 2015 - BQ Aquaris Phone - 4 Comments

There's Yet Another Awkward Ubuntu Linux Tablet Announced

In recent months we've covered an Ubuntu tablet with a 1TB hard drive, another sketchy Ubuntu tablet, and other awkward devices looking to ship Ubuntu in tablet/mobile form without any support from Canonical. There's yet another tablet to talk about today.
8 April 2015 - Cetrix CZ974 - 20 Comments

Features & Changes Coming For Mir 0.13

Canonical developers have been hard at work on the next version of their Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Touch 15.04.
30 March 2015 - Mir 0.13 - 1 Comment

Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta Released

Adam Conrad, on the behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, tonight announced the final beta of the Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" release.
26 March 2015 - Vivid Vervet - 8 Comments

BQ Is Cleaning Up Their Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Kernel

Last week we relayed the article by Carsten Munk of Jolla about the kernel of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone being a mess. Since then, it looks like BQ and Ubuntu developers have taken to cleaning up the kernel source tree.
26 March 2015 - Kernel Mess

Canonical Just Made It Even Easier To Benchmark Ubuntu Linux In The Cloud

As some more exciting open-source benchmarking news this week besides the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 and The New Place Where Linux And Other Open-Source Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked (a.k.a. the new ~50 system upstream Linux benchmarking test farm complete with a bar), the barrier to entry for benchmarking Ubuntu in the Cloud is now even lower. It's becoming rather trivial to run Ubuntu Cloud benchmarks.
25 March 2015 - Ubuntu Cloud Benchmarking - 4 Comments

The BQ Aquaris Ubuntu Phone's Kernel Appears To Be A Toxic Mess

Carsten Munk of the Mer Project and Chief Research Engineer of Jolla has raised some concerns about the Linux kernel used by the BQ Aquaris E4.5 smart-phone running Ubuntu Touch. The kernel appears to have module source-code marked as confidential and other markings that would not comply with the GPLv2 license of the Linux kernel.
18 March 2015 - BQ Ubuntu Phone - 42 Comments

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Reaching End-of-Life Next Month

The Ubuntu Release Team has sent out the reminder today that Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" will not be supported any longer after the end of next month.
18 March 2015 - Lucid Lynx - 11 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Will Attempt To Better Update CPU Microcodes

With next month's release of Ubuntu 15.04, CPU microcode updates will attempted to be better handled.
15 March 2015 - CPU Microcode - 27 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Defaults To A Purple Wallpaper

The official wallpaper of the upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 release was announced this morning.
11 March 2015 - Purple Wallpaper - 17 Comments

Mir Now Supports Multi-Monitor With Android

The latest development code of Ubuntu's Mir display server now supports multiple displays when using the Ubuntu Phone/Touch Android base.
10 March 2015 - Mir Multi-Monitor - 10 Comments

Ubuntu Will Start Booting With Systemd Next Monday

This week Ubuntu Cloud switched over to systemd while on Monday is when all other Ubuntu flavors will be migrating to systemd by default over Upstart.
5 March 2015 - Ubuntu Systemd Day - 10 Comments

Pictures Of The Near Production Ready Ubuntu Tablet

After receiving specifications on the talked about Ubuntu Tablet and then receiving pricing information on the Ubuntu Tablet, the start-up responsible for this tablet that seeks to launch one of the first mass Ubuntu Tablets has sent along some official photos of their design.
4 March 2015 - MJ Ubuntu Tablet - 9 Comments

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