When Canonical jettisoned its over-egged ambitions of building a ‘convergent’ platform spanning mobile, desktop and IoT devices most of us assumed that it signalled the end of the road for Mir, its home-grown display server […]
With Unity 8 development dead-ended by Canonical there remain few compelling reasons to keep the Unity 8 desktop session installed on Ubuntu.
The latest updates to Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak add a Unity8 desktop session to the Ubuntu login screen.
Wondering how support for running legacy X11 apps on the Mir display server is shaping up? Feast your eyes on this short video.
In this article we look the current state of Unity 8 & Mir (thanks to a new video), and show you how to install Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Wondering how legacy X apps will look running on Mir, Ubuntu’s next-gen display server? Well, wonder no more. In the video below, shared by Ubuntu developers earlier today, we see Mozilla Firefox, GNOME’s erstwhile text-editor […]
A new video shows how far Canonical has come with the idea of convergence, both at the software level and on working hardware.
Canonical software engineers have shared word on work they've been doing to get GTK+ applications running on Mir in Unity 8 on Ubuntu 14.10.
Canonical's Mir developers are always keen to show off their progress, and the latest video demo highlights just how polished the technology has become.
Ubuntu's next generation display server Mir, developed by Canonical as a flexible alternative to Wayland and XServer, may be facing another delay on its way to the desktop.
In an impressive feat, Ubuntu has demoed a working port of Chromium running on Mir, Canonical's in-house, next-gen display server.
The Simple Direct Media layer (SDL), used in a growing number of high-profile games, has added support for Ubuntu's Mir display server.