Author Archives: Michael Hall

My day of convergence

I’ve had a Nexus 4 since 2013, and I’ve been using it to test out desktop convergence (where you run a desktop environment from the phone) ever since that feature landed just over a year ago. Usually that meant plugging … Continue reading

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Dogfooding Unity 8

During the Ubuntu Online Summit last week, my colleague Daniel Holbach came up with what he called a “10 day challenge” to some of the engineering manager directing the convergence work in Ubuntu. The idea is simple, try and use … Continue reading

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New Ubuntu Community Donations report

Somehow I missed the fact that I never wrote Community Donations report for Q3 2015. I only realized it because it’s time for me to start working on Q4. Sorry for the oversight, but that report is now published. The … Continue reading

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Help make Gnome Software beautiful

As most you you know by now, Ubuntu 16.04 will be dropping the old Ubuntu Software Center in favor of the newer Gnome Software as the graphical front-end to both the Ubuntu archives and 3rd party application store. Gnome Software … Continue reading

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Your donations at work

I’ve just published the most recent Community Donations Report highlighting where donations made to the Ubuntu community have been used by members of that community to promote and improve Ubuntu. In this report I’ve included links to write-ups detailing how those … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid of women in tech

It’s incredibly disappointing that I even feel the need to write that headline, but recently a story has hit the interwebs that’s nothing short of fearmongering against an already beleaguered minority. The truth is that women in open source are … Continue reading

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Phones and Desktops converge at Ubuntu Online Summit

With the release of the Wily Werewolf (Ubuntu 15.10) we have entered into the Xenial Xerus (to be Ubuntu 16.04) development cycle. This will be another big milestone for Ubuntu, not just because it will be another LTS, but it … Continue reading

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The next UbuCon is in Orlando, Florida!

Thanks to the generous organizers of FOSSETCON who have given us a room at their venue, we will be having another UbuCon in Orlando this fall! FOSSETCON 2015 will be held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista‎, from November … Continue reading

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Share a link, win a Mycroft!

Mycroft, the open source Artificial Intelligence project currently on Kickstarter, has teamed up with Ubuntu to give away a free device! They’re in the final days of their campaign, and need your help getting it to their goal. So we’re … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Global Jam Packs are back!

The next Ubuntu Global Jam is coming up next month, the weekend of August 7th through the 9th. Last cycle we introduced the Ubuntu Global Jam Packs, and they were such a big hit that we’re bringing them back this … Continue reading

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