Sunday, August 26, 2012

Get Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04 LTS

Using the links below you can download Ubuntu 12.04.1 Precise Pangolin released in April 2012. Long term support, simply LTS means you will get updates for three years. This new version comes with head up display, video lens and Ubuntu center.

Download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit
Download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit

Saturday, July 2, 2011

50 Cool Uses For Live CDs Free E-Book

The computer won't boot into Windows. Ahh!! We all know this scenario. When you need it the most, something fails. Maybe he hates you, maybe he is playing a prank on you. So? What is the solution? Breaking the keyboard? Well, no!

The solution is simple! You pop your Live CD into your CD drive. What is a Live CD? It's a whole operating system that can run from your CD, without installation!

With the Live CD you can boot your PC no matter what.

When everything loads, you will have access to some tools to recover your lost data, internet browsers, image manipulating software and so on. Like I said before, an entire operating system on a CD!

If you want to know more of the benefits of a Live CD, I recommend you read this free e-book called 50 Cool Uses For Live CDs.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Where to download older Ubuntu releases

Because I've received this question many times in the past, I decided to post here a link to the place from where you can download older releases of the Ubuntu operating system

Link: http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Released

Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” has been released bringing the latest Firefox 4.0 as the standard web browser and the updates don't end here.


Unity is now the default Ubuntu desktop session. The Unity launcher has many new features, including drag and drop re-ordering of launcher icons, full keyboard navigation support, launcher activation through keyboard shortcuts, right-click context menu quick-list and switching between running applications.
The Ubuntu One control panel now allows selective syncing, and the launcher icon now displays sync progress. File syncing speed has been improved as well.
The Ubuntu Software Center now allows users to "rate & review" installed applications, share reviews via integration with social networking services added into Gwibber, and has other usability improvements.
GNOME programs now use a new scrollbar which takes less screen space.

Installation

Preparing your computer for Ubuntu is now much simpler, with a wider range of disk setup options. Each of these are detailed at length to provide you with a clear understanding of the actions that will take place with your selection.

You can now reinstall or upgrade an existing copy of Ubuntu with the Desktop CD installer, provided that your computer is connected to the Internet.

Download Release


11.04 images can be downloaded from a location near you:
In addition, they can be found at the following links:

System Requirements


The minimum memory requirement for Ubuntu 11.04 is 384 MB of memory for Ubuntu Desktop. Note that some of your system's memory may be unavailable due to being used by the graphics card. If your computer has only the minimum amount of memory, the installation process will take longer than normal; however, it will complete successfully, and the system will perform adequately once installed.
The minimum memory requirement for Ubuntu Server 11.04 is 128 MB of memory.
Systems with less memory may be able to select "Install Ubuntu" from the boot menu to run just the installer, rather than the whole desktop, or may be able to use the alternate install CD.

Upgrading

To upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2, type in "update-manager" (without the quotes), and press Enter. Update Manager will open up and display the message, "New distribution release '11.04' is available." Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 on a server system, install the package update-manager-core if it is not already installed. Then execute the command sudo do-release-upgrade, and follow the on-screen instructions. Note that the server upgrade is now more robust, and thus will utilize GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case unexpected problems arise, e.g. dropped connection problems.
The same instructions apply to all other editions of Ubuntu (such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

MacBuntu: Give a new look to your Ubuntu installation

Yes, I know... maybe not all of you want to theme your Ubuntu installation with a theme that mimics Mac OS X. This is an article for those that want something new, those who want a small change on their desktop.

What you get in the pack? Theme, Firefox Chrome and ThunderBird Themes, Icons, Cursors, Fonts and not least... the backgrounds.


Here is how to install it, open Terminal and copy-paste each line and press enter:

For 10.04 Lucid Lynx type the following:

wget https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/macbuntu/macbuntu-10.04/v2.2/Macbuntu-10.04.tar.gz -O /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04.tar.gz
tar xzvf /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04.tar.gz -C /tmp
cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04/
./install.sh


For 10.10 Maverick Meerkat type the following:


wget https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/macbuntu/macbuntu-10.10/v2.3/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz -O /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz
tar xzvf /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz -C /tmp
cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10/
./install.sh

If you don't like it, you can always uninstall MacBuntu running the following lines in terminal:
For 10.04 Lucid Lynx type the following:

cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04/
./uninstall.sh


For 10.10 Maverick Meerkat type the following:

cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10/
./uninstall.sh
Please leave your comments and tell me if you like it or not!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat is here.

Guess what? It's 10/10/10. Of course we are not dead, daa!! Ok, let's get down to business. The most popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu, got today a new version so called Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. With a slightly polished look compared with the 10.04 version of Ubuntu, this one makes it the best alternative to Windows and Gates Mac.

You can download Ubuntu for free from here.
Enjoy!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Our readers' desktop screenshots

The first screenshot comes from our reader Patrick Micka with the message:
Pretty minimalistic setup, that is, no compiz since ATI stopped supporting my graphics card and I'm not ready to shill out for a new one. Simple conky configuration displaying only basic system info as well as current Folding@Home progress so I don't feel bad about leaving my computer on all the time. I use xbindkeys to launch most common programs such as Google Chrome, Inkscape, and Rhythmbox. Elementary theme, Mono-light icons, and a design of mine as the background I like to call "McFly". -Patrick Micka

From Bobby Costigan:


Kenneth Lynch decided to send us 2 screenshots from his Kubuntu 10.4 installation:



From Dalai Ghost Line (link for wallpaper, link 1 link 2 for GTK Themes, link 1 link 2 for AWN dock icons):


From Paul Challoner we got one screenshot with the following message:
This uses the basic Ubuntu theme but with Meliea icons, add some Windows
7 London bridge wallpaper and some Mac-ish HandelGotD font for a nice
clean look. Added some compiz bling to impress the work colleagues.

From fosco222 we got one screenshot with the following message:

GTK Thme: Equinox (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Equinox+GTK+Engine?content=121881)
Icons: Humanity
Player widget: Conky (conkyrc by me)
Dock: Avant Window Navigator

From Bernhard Dr. Danzer we got this screenshot:


Thank you for all of those who sent us pictures of their Ubuntu installation!
We wish you have a nice day!