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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

We are glad to announce Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is now available. It can be said that it is the most important Ubuntu release in its history. This release incorporates the Desktop and the Mobile devices. So the stable version of Ubuntu touch is now available, take into account that the app store is currently limited. Developers are working to bring more apps to Ubuntu touch. 

Support Ubuntu

As always, Ubuntu needs support of the community, that means people like you. There are 3 easy ways you can help. 

1) Tell people about Ubuntu. Help convert your family and friends from Windows XP (since support already ended).

2) Donate your extra Euros (or other legal tender, no not bitcoin) to the Ubuntu cause. All the money you invest goes to making Linux accessible to the masses. Its actually like giving to charity.

3) Help by becoming a developer.  If you know Python, C++, Ruby, or any other programming language you can help. If you don’t know how to program, then you can still help by reporting bugs and errors.

Download:
Ubuntu Desktop
PC 32bit: Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop i386 (torrent)
PC 64bit: Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop amd64 (torrent)
Mac 64bit: Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop amd64+mac (torrent)

As always have fun using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS!

Windows XP User? Here's 4 Reasons to Switch to Lubuntu This April - OMG! Ubuntu!

Support for Windows XP officially ends on April 8, 2014. After this date Microsoft will no longer issues security updates, patch exploits or provide any other means of official, direct support to its users! So let’s say you’re running Windows XP right now. You like it; it does what you need. But, at the same time, you don’t want to gamble on security. It’s a wise and sensible thing. But what to do? Lubuntu is a free, Linux-based operating system that supports a wide range of computers and hardware. It’s fast, safe and secure (Linux doesn’t require virus software, for example) it’s also really easy to use, and there are thousands of applications available for it.

engadget:

Apple and Microsoft help form lobby group opposing attempts to kill software patents

This is the most disgusting news I have seen. Software patents destroy lives, they limit our intelligence, they leave children in undeveloped without computing, they stop students from achieving there ultimate skills, they make a distinction between rich and poor, they poison our trust.

Do NOT support these evil ideals.

Make the move to Free Libre Open Source Software. Change the world!

Ubuntu One is shutting down

Unless you live in space, you probably already know that Ubuntu One is closing down. So if you have files saved there, you’ll need to back up all your stuff. According to Jane Silber (Cannonical’s CEO) “Ubuntu One can no longer compete” with other cloud storage providers. The good news is that, Ubuntu’s main goal is to increase the Operating System’s stability, as Mark Shuttleworth (The founder of Ubuntu) stated. Also the Ubuntu One code will be released completely under an open-source license. So hack away. The bad news is, we will no longer have integrated cloud storage out of the box in Ubuntu. This also means we will have to use (yet) another cloud provider.

May I suggest that Ubuntu team up with a cloud provider (no I don’t mean owncloud) so we can have cloud storage out of the box. Maybe Amazon, Google, SpiderOak could give us hand.

So who should we trust with our files? I don’t trust Apple’s iCloud, and Dropbox is a bit to generous to be true. Also we need a crossplatform client. SpiderOak seems like a viable option, its crossplatform, its (supposedly) safe (according to the ads), maybe we should give it a try.

(Photo Credit goes to omgubuntu.co.uk)

(Source: omgubuntu.co.uk)

The Essential Fedora Terminal Commands

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Here are my top essential YUM commands that work with Fedora (or a derivative). This page is a work in progress.

sudo bash - By entering this you enter into a more powerful mode of your system. After you type this in, it will ask for your password, but will no longer ask for it (until you exit the terminal). That will help you save time, since you will no longer need to type sudo in front of every command.

sudo yum install - This command installs any application you want. Just add the application name at the end of the line (ex. nano).

sudo yum remove - removes a program. Just add the application name at the end of the line (ex. nano).

sudo yum update - This command updates your repositories, and updates your packages.

sudo yum autoremove - This removes obsolete packages

sudo nautilus - Runs the file manager with root privlages (it might be diffrent if you run another desktop).

vi - runs the terminal text editor.

The Essential Ubuntu Terminal Commands

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Here are my top essential APT commands that work with Ubuntu (or a derivative). This page is a work in progress.

sudo bash - By entering this you enter into a more powerful mode of your system. After you type this in, it will ask for your password, but will no longer ask for it (until you exit the terminal). That will help you save time, since you will no longer need to type sudo in front of every command.

sudo apt-get install - This command installs any application you want. Just add the application name at the end of the line (ex. vlc).

sudo apt-get remove - removes a program. Just add the application name at the end of the line (ex. vlc).

sudo apt-get update - This command simply updates your repository.

sudo apt-get upgrade - This updates all the installed packages.

sudo apt-get autoremove - This removes obsolete packages

sudo apt-get autoclean - Removes obsolete libraries

sudo nautilus - Runs the file manager with root privlages(it might be diffrent if you run another desktop).

nano - runs the terminal text editor.

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