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Canonical Is Reportedly Considering An IPO

Mark Shuttleworth is reportedly considering a move to make Canonical a public company.
22 May 2015 - Ubuntu Public

Ubuntu 15.10 Release Schedule Firmed Up

For those that haven't seen/heard yet, the Ubuntu 15.10 release schedule has now been firmed up.
21 May 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 Schedule

Will Ubuntu Linux Hit 200 Million Users This Year?

It's been four years and two weeks since Mark Shuttleworth expressed his goal of "200 million users of Ubuntu in 4 years." While Ubuntu's presence has continued to increase over the past four years, it doesn't look like that goal has been realized yet or will be by the end of the calendar year.
20 May 2015 - 200 Million Goal

Meizu Launches The Ubuntu MX4 In China

Ubuntu enthusiasts in Europe have been able to buy the first Ubuntu phone for some time now, the BQ Aquaris, while starting now Chinese developers are able to buy the second official Ubuntu phone: the Meizu Ubuntu MX4.
17 May 2015 - Ubuntu MX4

Ubuntu Finally Looks To Go With Persistent Network Interface Names

While Linux distributions like Fedora and Mageia have adopted predictable/persistent network interface names, Ubuntu has not. However, that is looking to change and it might also be the case for upstream Debian.
11 May 2015 - Ubuntu Network Names

Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf Daily ISOs Begin

While there isn't much to see yet out of the current Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" state compared to the recent Ubuntu 15.04 release, the daily ISOs have now begun for Ubuntu Wily.
10 May 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10

The Exciting Ubuntu 15.10 Linux News Of The Past Week

With Canonical having hosted the Ubuntu Online Summit this past week to lay out and plan early details of Ubuntu 15.10, here's a recap of our Phoronix coverage over the past week for their next major update due to ship in October.
10 May 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10

Mir 0.14 Enters Development

Mir, Canonical's display server for Unity 8 that's currently in use by Ubuntu Touch, is now under development for its next major version.
8 May 2015 - Mir 0.14

Ubuntu MATE Is Becoming A Thriving Member Of The Ubuntu Family

Back when the GNOME 2 desktop was forked in 2011 as the MATE Desktop Environment, there were polarized views from the Linux community how this fork of GNOME2 could survive and what sort of future it would have. Four years later, MATE is still being maintained, there's distributions shipping with MATE as the default desktop, and the project is managing to stay relevant.
8 May 2015 - Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu Snappy To Work On Deduplication Support

While Snappy packaging on Ubuntu is only a few months old, it's generating a lot of interest and will eventually replace .deb packages on Ubuntu. One of the interesting features to be worked on going forward for Snappy is deduplication support.
8 May 2015 - Ubuntu Snappy Features - 3 Comments

Ubuntu Plans For Python 3 By Default For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Another one of the interesting discussions this week at the Ubuntu Online Summit was with regards to plans for merging off of Python 2 and providing Python 3 by default over the next year, in time for the long-term support release of Ubuntu 16.04.
8 May 2015 - Ubuntu Python Plans - 4 Comments

Select Ubuntu Versions Are Working To Switch To Systemd's Networkd

While Ubuntu 15.04 marked the point of switching from Upstart to systemd, Ubuntu Linux doesn't currently make use of all systemd functionality, such as networkd. However, at least for networkd, that soon could be changing.
7 May 2015 - systemd-networkd - 4 Comments

Lubuntu Makes Progress On Switching Over To LXQt

The Lubuntu derivative of Ubuntu that traditionally has been powered by the LXDE desktop environment is in the process of transitioning to LXQt.
7 May 2015 - LXQt Ubuntu - 1 Comment

Ubuntu Benchmarking Workloads + Clouds

Besides all the other Ubuntu 15.10 chatter happening this week, which is heavily centered around Unity 8 / Ubuntu Convergence and Snappy topics, there was also talk of "Ubuntu Benchmarking Workloads" in the Ubuntu Cloud track.
6 May 2015 - Ubuntu Benchmarks

Ubuntu Touch Is Making Progress On Porting To Systemd

For Ubuntu Touch/Phone users interested in seeing Upstart go out on their device in favor of systemd, progress is being made by Canonical on the switch.
6 May 2015 - systemd Replacing Upstart - 16 Comments

Ubuntu 15.10 Will Use The GCC 5 Compiler By Default

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but Ubuntu 15.10 will be using the GCC 5 compiler by default.
6 May 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 GCC 5

A Demo Of Ubuntu's Unity 8 On The Desktop

In continuation of this morning's Ubuntu 15.10 UOS session about plans for Unity 8 on the Ubuntu desktop, that was followed by a demo of the current Unity 8 desktop experience -- including some experimental code shown by Canonical developers.
6 May 2015 - Unity 8 Desktop Demo - 32 Comments

The Unity 8 Items Being Worked On For The Ubuntu Desktop

Discussed this morning during the second day of the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 was "Unity 8 as the default desktop." Unity 7 will remain the default for Ubuntu 15.10, but a lot of progress is expected this Wily Werewolf cycle.
6 May 2015 - Unity 8 - 8 Comments

Xubuntu Team Announces "Xubuntu Core"

The latest Ubuntu-related announcement this week is the debut of Xubuntu Core.
6 May 2015 - Xubuntu Core - 17 Comments

Many Ubuntu Phone Updates Are Coming Up Soon

Revealed today during this first full day of the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 were some of the roadmap items and features coming soon for the Ubuntu Phone.
5 May 2015 - Ubuntu Phone Roadmap - 1 Comment

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