LibreOffice is the best office suite on the Linux platform, but Canonical usually takes a long time before getting the latest version in the official repositories.Other distributions, such as Arch Linux for example, get the newest version of an application as soon as it’s released, but in Ubuntu it takes a little longer to arrive.If you are tired to wait for Canonical to get the latest Libre
Leann Ogasawara, Canonical’s very beautiful Kernel Team Manager, posted an interesting message on Ubuntu’s development mailinglist, proposing the release of another point release of the still supported Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.
I'm trying to see if the first point release 12.04.1 is ready, but I can't tell from the Ubuntu web site. I'm running 10.04 in some labs and according to Ubuntu we should wait for the first point release before we upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04.
Canonical has announced an X Window Server replacement for Ubuntu called Mir, which will try to overcome the X shortcomings for the next-generation Unity. It's been long rumored that Canonical intends to replace the X Windows Server and it was suggested that Wayland might be the replacement. As it turns out, it's a new Display Server, bui... (read more)
Canonical is set to integrate new packages in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and they’re not limiting themselves to Linux kernel and a few others. One of their plans is to have the latest Mesa 10.0 ready for launch. Canonical developers have announced that the newly released Mesa 10.0 is now available in the official trusty PPA.
Canonical top man Mark Shuttleworth says that Mir, the company's ground-up replacement for the X Window System graphics stack, is almost complete, and that the technology will ship with the next version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution in October.
I've given up trying to solve my graphics hardware problems in 10.04, but I don't care any more because everything works fine once I run in low graphics mode. The only problem is that every time I reboot I have to wait several minutes for Ubuntu to figure out that my graphics aren't going to work before it gives me the option to run in low graphics mode, which is extremely annoying.