With the continued speculation and FUD about the future of Wayland at a time when Canonical is investing heavily into their own Mir Display Server alternative, Eric Griffith with input from Daniel Stone have written an article for Phoronix where they lay out all the facts. The "Wayland Situation" is explained with first going over the failings of X, the fixings of Wayland, common misconceptions about X and Wayland, and then a few other advantages to Wayland. For anyone interested in X/Wayland or the Linux desktop at a technical level, it's an article certainly worth reading!
This is a post by Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu and Canonical We are wrapping up an excellent quarter and an excellent year for the company, with performance in many teams and products that we can be proud of. As we head into the
Ubuntu Linux developers are focusing efforts on mobile apps for Snappy Core, shifting away from the Ubuntu Software Center in Canonical's open source OS.
I have been watching the evolution of the Ubuntu Software Center for quite a while now. I had doubts about its interface and its speed, but I liked the fact that it offered an easy, down-to-earth interface that allowed users to install software easily.
Even if you're leaving your media centre behind while you travel this Christmas, you don't have to be without all your media. I'm going to show you that in just a few steps you can access all your TV and movies remotely on an Android device over a nice, secure SSH connection.
In a middle of a good time,Fate dealt me her icy kiss,Look around, you must be joking,We've come all that way for this."-OysterBandLast...
ExaGear Desktop from Eltechs promises compatibility between open source x86 and ARM platforms using virtualization, at speeds much greater than QEMU's.
Kubuntu v Ubuntu: looks like the house is dividing
The "Unity Dash" in Ubuntu has always been designed around the goal of delivering relevant information to the user, but come version 13.10, due out in October, things are about to become vastly improved. With that release will come 50 brand-new "Scopes", along with a "SmartScope" filtering service...
If Canonical has shown anything over the past few years, it's that it's not afraid of doing things differently. Ever since the arrival of Unity in Ubuntu 10.10's netbook edition back in 2010, it's been clear the company is "marching to the beat of its own drum," as they say, with a growing focus on mobile and convergence. Well, last week brought yet another example of Canonical's independent-mindedness.
Canonical strikes deal with China to expand open source software usage.
Did you ever think that Canonical/Ubuntu's massive ambitions and accelerated technical path toward them just might work?
From the 'REALLY?' files:
Canonical announced that Ubuntu for smartphones is now a reality. Jack Wallen gives you a heads up on what you should know at this point and what he expects for the future of this platform.
There's a lot of confusion out there about what's what with Ubuntu Linux on phones. Here's some answers for you.
Ubuntu, Tizen, and Firefox OS are all around the next bend, but with more-established platforms struggling, can the market support the noobs?
This is a personal post and does not neccessarily represent the views of Canonical or the Ubuntu community. Today Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project and Free Software Foundation wrote a critical post accusing Ubuntu of shipping spyware (which is referring to the online search capabilities of the Ubuntu dash). He goes on to
Hidden features, reduced discoverability, cognitive overhead from dual environments, and reduced power from a single-window UI and low information density. Too bad.