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Using zRAM On Ubuntu 13.04 Linux

The Linux kernel zRAM module allows for creating RAM-based compressed block devices and for common situations can reduce or eliminate paging on disk. The zRAM feature can be particularly beneficial for systems with limited amounts of system memory. It's quite easy to setup zRAM on Ubuntu Linux, so in this article are some before and after benchmarks.
21 April 2013 - Ubuntu zRAM - 10 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04-Based Touch Images Now Available

Canonical has released new "Raring-based" Ubuntu Touch images for the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Galaxy Nexus devices.
19 April 2013 - Ubuntu Touch - 3 Comments

Mir Display Server Now Supports VT Switching

While there was the video of Unity Next running on Mir with a Google Nexus 4 hand-held, in terms of the overall feature completeness of the Mir Display Server, there is still much work ahead. Only on Friday did Mir even gain support for switching to virtual terminals.
13 April 2013 - Finally - 35 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" Beta Released

Canonical has announced the final beta for the Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" products.
5 April 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 Beta - 9 Comments

Ubuntu's Unity Next Running On Mir Display Server

Canonical developers have hit the milestone of being able to run their "Unity Next" desktop atop the Mir Display Server. The work is still very early, but it shows for Ubuntu Touch they can swap out Android's SurfaceFlinger for Mir.
4 April 2013 - Canonical - 20 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 To Axe The Wubi Windows Installer

One of the less popular ways to use Ubuntu Linux has been through the "Wubi" Windows-based installer that places Ubuntu within a Windows installation just as you would any other application. However, Canonical is planning to remove Wubi from Ubuntu 13.04.
1 April 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 Wubi - 25 Comments

Smart Scopes Get Removed From Ubuntu 13.04

It's been decided at the last minute that "smart scopes", a feature of the new Unity desktop, will not ship in Ubuntu 13.04.
29 March 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 31 Comments

Experimental Compiz, Unity Work Continues

While the future is with Mir and Unity Next, work on the short-term includes more performance optimizations for the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager.
29 March 2013 - Compiz

Upstart 1.8 Release Brings Two Changes

Upstart, the event/init daemon still being used by Ubuntu Linux rather than systemd or SysVinit, is now up to version 1.8. Compared to earlier releases that brought more changes, Upstart 1.8 just brings two official changes over Upstart 1.7.
26 March 2013 - Upstart 1.8 - 10 Comments

Ubuntu Touch Improves, Comes To More Hardware

A weekly status update on Ubuntu Touch has been shared that illustrates more work on their key applications and more ports of this phone/tablet-oriented Ubuntu Linux heading to more hardware.
25 March 2013 - Ubuntu Touch

Canonical Collaborates With Chinese For Ubuntu Kylin

For those that didn't hear already, Canonical is collaborating with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (the Chinese government) to develop Kylin, a new Chinese operating system based upon Ubuntu.
21 March 2013 - Ubuntu - 9 Comments

Mir Now Allows Multi-Threaded Compositing

Canonical's Mir Display Server for Ubuntu has received some interesting commits in the past day.
20 March 2013 - Mir Display - 44 Comments

Ubuntu Cuts Down Non-LTS Support

At yesterday's Ubuntu Technical Board meeting they discussed how long they will support non-LTS releases as well as the rolling release model for Ubuntu Linux.
19 March 2013 - Ubuntu - 10 Comments

Ubuntu Touch Continues Advancing

More progress was made by Canonical and the Ubuntu development community on the Ubuntu Touch project for Linux on smart-phones and tablets.
18 March 2013 - Ubuntu TOUCH - 2 Comments

Ubuntu Offspring Go Forth With Their 13.04 Beta

While Canonical no longer does a beta release of Ubuntu itself, many of the Ubuntu derivatives are doing their first 13.04 beta today.
14 March 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 1 Comment

Mir Code Moves Along, Branches Begin Appearing

There's code being committed to the new Mir Display Server every few hours. There's also numerous Bazaar code branches appearing too that show early work on other functionality.
14 March 2013 - Mir Development - 12 Comments

Unity 7.0 Desktop Coming To Ubuntu 13.04

The Unity 7 desktop has been granted a feature freeze exception so that the updated desktop with "a lot of new code" can be landed in Ubuntu 13.04.
13 March 2013 - Unity 7 - 30 Comments

Ubuntu Developing Its Own Calculator, Calendar, Etc

Further differentiating itself from the GNOME desktop stack it was previously based upon, developers are working on their own calendar, weather, and clock applications that are written against the Ubuntu SDK. They've even developed their own Sudoku and other games.
12 March 2013 - Ubuntu SDK - 97 Comments

Shuttleworth Comments On Future Ubuntu Releases

Mark Shuttleworth recently downplayed the likelihood that Ubuntu would turn into a true rolling-release distribution, but that changes were likely abound. He's now written another blog post about considerations being made at the company for future Ubuntu Linux releases.
11 March 2013 - Release Cycle - 7 Comments

More Mir Talking Points Come Out Of Canonical

With the start of another week comes another round of information on the Mir Display Server out of Canonical.
11 March 2013 - Canonical - 111 Comments

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