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Mir Running Now On Ubuntu On Phones

Just to share with my good friends on Planet Ubuntu…with update 90 on the Ubuntu for phone images Mir has been enabled by default. So far everything is working pretty smoothly on my Nexus 4. There are some bugs, which is to be expected, but nothing major from what I can see. Now the team […]

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Karma Machine: An Example of Ubuntu App Convergence

Today I took a short screencast of the winner of the Ubuntu App Showdown, a neat reddit client called Karma Machine. In the video you can see the app first at the size of a phone as I demonstrate it’s features, and then I re-size it to the size of a desktop app. Karma Machine […]

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The Next Level Of Ubuntu App Convergence

The 13.10 cycle has been one of the most hectic I have personally ever experienced with Ubuntu. In this cycle we have built the key ingredients in our convergence story…Unity 8, Mir, the Ubuntu SDK, a full app upload process…and this work is forming a strong foundation for the 14.x releases in which we will […]

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Building an Ubuntu App Developer Advocacy Community

I have talked in the past about how critical I feel app developers are to the Ubuntu convergence story. If developers can go from idea to implementation to publishing quickly and easily, it will make the overall Ubuntu platform more attractive and featureful for users, partners, OEMs, carriers and more. As such, we are working […]

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Re-Energizing LoCo Teams

I believe that in the entire history of Ubuntu we are at the most exciting time we have ever experienced. With Ubuntu we set out with a clear mission: to build an elegant, beautiful, Free Software platform that brings powerful, easily accessible, technology to all. We are gritted in our determination around this mission. All […]

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Ubuntu In a Nutshell: Unity and Convergence

This article is part of a series of blog posts covering the many different areas of work going on in Ubuntu right now. See the introduction post here that links to all the articles. Unity is the graphical environment that we ship in a default Ubuntu installation. Released for the first time about three years […]

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Ubuntu Developer Summit This Week!

This week from Tues 27th – Thurs 29th August 2013 from 2pm – 8pm UTC we will be running our online Ubuntu Developer Summit. This is an event we run every three months to discuss, debate, and plan the next three months of Ubuntu as well as wider goals. All sessions will run using a […]

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Start With Art In Indianapolis

Yesterday I took a few days off to fly out to Indianapolis to provide the keynote for the annual Start With Art event run by the Arts Council Of Indianapolis. Many thanks to Dave Lawrence for the kind invitation. The event I spoke at was a luncheon attended by 1000 people which included awards given […]

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Ubuntu In a Nutshell: The Ubuntu SDK and Developer Story

This article is part of a series of blog posts covering the many different areas of work going on in Ubuntu right now. See the introduction post here that links to all the articles. In my last article I talked about the new app upload process, but today I am going to talk about how […]

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Onwards and Upwards

As many of you will have seen, unfortunately the Ubuntu Edge campaign did not reach our goal of $32million. The final total reached was $12,812,776. I am hugely proud and thankful to everyone who pledged, supported the campaign, wrote about it, and helped to spread the word. Some have described us not meeting the goal […]

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