Monthly Archives: April 2006

Charting the Future of Kubuntu

The sabdfl has announced a special meeting for Kubuntu and KDE developers to help chart the future of Kubuntu: This is an invitation for the Kubuntu and KDE community to join us at LinuxTag on 6 May in Wiesbaden near Frankfurt to chart the future course of Kubuntu. The LinuxTag event is a perfect opportunity […]

Meet Jane Silber

Everyone’s asking about Jane — now we have some answers, straight from the source. As the COO of Canonical and head of business development, Jane plays a crucial role in the breathtaking growth of the Ubuntu juggernaut! In a lengthy interview at the Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego, Computer World ask about the upcoming […]

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Beta Released

Due to the schedule slip, the final release of Dapper didn't ship today, but instead the team has delivered a rock-your-socks-off beta for our testing pleasure… If ever there was a time for keen testers to upgrade, it's now! We strongly encourage you to try it out and report bugs so that the Ubuntu team […]

Edgy Eft … Edges Closer

sabdfl has declared that the version of Ubuntu past 6.06 will be named “Edgy Eft”. Usually referred to as “Dapper+1”, edgy is expected to be a little more … edgy: So dream a little about Xen for virtualisation, Xgl/AIGLX and other wonderful wobbly window bits, the goodness of Network Manager, a first flirt with multiarch […]

Speedy on Niagara

Colm MacCárthaigh gobsmacked himself — and us! — with some impressive stats that show Ubuntu tidily outperforming Solaris Express on Sun’s Niagara-powered T2000. Given that Niagara is optimised more for throughput and thread-count than raw number-crunching, Colm benchmarked Apache web requests. He reports that “the result is stunning. Ubuntu is now outperforming even Solaris express, […]