Ubuntu Touch X86 Emulator: Better Emulator Performance, Faster Startup [Ubuntu Installation Instructions]

Yesterday I wrote about installing Ubuntu Touch Emulator (ARM) in Ubuntu, but as you’ve probably noticed from the video or from your own experience if you’ve installed it, the ARM emulator is very slow.There’s a preview Ubuntu Touch Emulator x86 image that works a lot better than the ARM emulator and even though it’s available […]

Ubuntu Touch Emulator: Installation And Usage In Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 And 12.04

A while back, Canonical released an experimental Ubuntu Touch emulator running Unity 8 and Mir. Back then, there were a few bugs, including a nasty one on 64bit that could break the system, but they were fixed and although the emulator is still pretty slow, I though I’d write an article on how to properly […]

Ubuntu 14.10 Might Use Converged QML Applications, Repace Nautilus With Ubuntu Filemanager App

Oliver Grawert, SW-Integration engineer at Canonical posted a message on the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list in which he says that Ubuntu 14.10 is likely to start using converged QML applications on the desktop by default.As you probably know, the plan is to switch to Unity 8 for Ubuntu 14.10 and along with it, it seems […]

Experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator Released

The Ubuntu developers have released an experimental Ubuntu Touch emulator running Unity 8 and Mir.Currently, the Ubuntu Touch Emulator is only available for Ubuntu 14.04 trusty Tahr but you can try installing it from source if you want to use it in an older Ubuntu version.According to the wiki, Ubuntu Touch Emulator if functional, but […]

Unity 8 Available In The Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Repositories

Unity 8, the Ubuntu Phone Qml Shell, has landed in the Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander repositories.For now, Unity 8 is in its early alpha stages and not ready for use, and in fact, there’s a message on the wallpaper used by it that says just that:And indeed, while I was able to run it on […]