Will Cooke

Director Of Engineering - Ubuntu Desktop

Will leads the team working on the Ubuntu desktop at Canonical. He has a diverse background originally specialising in data networks and global communications systems and has provided consultancy to clients such as BT, Verizon, Inmarsat and Schlumberger. Will has been using and contributing to Ubuntu since 2005 and in 2015 he was recognised as an Ubuntu Member. He has three kids, plays golf badly and is a member of The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

40 posts by Will Cooke

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Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: June 9, 2017

by Will Cooke on 9 June 2017

GNOME We’ve made the decision to switch to using GNOME Display Manager (GDM) instead of LightDM. We had planned to try LightDM, and based on our...

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Unity 8 preview session in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

by Will Cooke on 13 October 2016

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has landed and brings with it the Unity 8 technical preview desktop session. Unity 8 has been the face of the Ubuntu phone and tablet...

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Low Graphics Mode in Unity 7

by Will Cooke on 19 September 2016

Unity 7 has had a low graphics mode for a long time but recently we’ve been making it better. Improvements have been made to reduce the amount of visual...

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Ubuntu version 16.04 point 1 is out

by Will Cooke on 28 July 2016

Today we have enabled upgrade notifications from 14.04 LTS to the first point-release for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, versioned 16.04.1. The first point release for an...