The next Ubuntu – 15.10, nicknamed Wily Werewolf – is beginning to take shape but, as before, the first beta code out of the gate doesn’t belong to the main desktop.
Rather, that honour belongs to the familiar clutch of Ubuntu fellow travellers – Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE and Lubuntu.
Canonical posted a video today showing the state of running a Unity 8 session with Mir while supporting legacy X11 applications that lack a Mir back-end.
Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will not drop deb packages in favor of snappy ones, the Snappy Ubuntu Core being a container full of DEBs.
Mark Greaves from the Peppermint project has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the first respin of the Ubuntu-based Peppermint OS 6 Linux distribution.
As reported late last month, the Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 are two phones based on the Linux Ubuntu operating system. These are now available for purchase via online retailer Snapdeal.
Ubuntu, a popular alternative operating system traditionally used on desktop, laptops and server, debuted for smartphones last year. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is based on a 4.5 inch screen with a 540x960 resolution, and runs a MediaTek Quad-core Cortex A7 processor with 8GB of internal memory and 1GB of RAM. It also features a 5 megapixel front camera and 8 megapixel rear camera having autofocus, dual flash and Full HD video recording capability. It is powered by a 2,150mAH Li-Po battery.
Team Peppermint are pleased to announce a respin of our latest operating system Peppermint 6 with full UEFI / GPT / Secureboot support (64bit edition only), and a new version of Ice (our in house Site Specific Browser framework) that now supports the Firefox web browser as well as Chromium / Chrome.
We’ve fixed a few minor bugs, and tweaked the Peppermix-Dark theme a little in line with user feedback