Matias Vangsnes

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Ubuntu 14.04: Smoother than earlier versions (Gallery)

Collected April 19th, 2014 by matias

Summary: It’s smooth, pretty, and, in short, it’s the nicest Ubuntu Linux desktop that’s ever been. By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | April 18, 2014 — 19:35 GMT (12:35 PDT) Follow @sjvn By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | April 18, 2014 — 19:35 GMT (12:35 PDT) Previous | Next [...]

Hands on with Ubuntu 14.04: The best Ubuntu desktop ever

Collected April 19th, 2014 by matias

Lately, Ubuntu has been getting a lot of flack from other Linux users for going its own way. For example, Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, eventually plans on using its own Mir display server instead of the more broadly supported Wayland, and that’s annoyed many non-Ubuntu Linux developers.  That “inside baseball” criticism aside, I’ve found the [...]

Ubuntu ‘Trusty Tahr’ is a solid step forward, not a leap

Collected April 19th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu, Canonical’s edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its 14.04 release on Thursday. It’s an incremental upgrade, polishing existing features rather than introducing revolutionary new ones, but it features at least one rethinking of an interface feature that’s divided Ubuntu users for some time. Code-named “Trusty Tahr,” 14.04 is one of [...]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is here — Linux fans, download it now!

Collected April 19th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu is arguably the best Linux-based operating system for home users. Sure, some people may prefer Fedora, Arch, or SUSE, but none of them can match the ease of use of Ubuntu. The wonderful thing is, not only is it a great OS for beginners and home users, but power users too. It can meet [...]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with high-res displays, forms Ubuntu’s tablet …

Collected April 19th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu 14.04 ‘Trusty Tahr’ has arrived, a mere week after the death of Windows XP, complete with improved high-DPI display and tablet capabilities. Publicly available downloads of the latest version of Ubuntu started on Wednesday and is Canonical’s latest Long-Term Support (LTS) version. As its name implies, LTS versions of Ubuntu receive support updates for five [...]

Ubuntu Linux Has What It Takes to Challenge Windows on the Desktop

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

A new Long Term Support release of Ubuntu Linux, code-named “Trusty Tahr,” arrives just as Microsoft ends support on Windows XP. A Canonical vice president believes it’s a great alternative to replace XP. The Ubuntu 14.04 release, dubbed the “Trusty Tahr,” is now available, providing users with a Linux desktop that will be supported for [...]

Install tweak tools in Ubuntu 14.04

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

April 18, 2014, 11:39 AM — Here’s how you can add GNOME Tweak Tool and Unity Tweak Tool to Ubuntu 14.04. These tools will let you customize Ubuntu 14.04. 1. Open a terminal window. 2. Type in the following command then hit Enter. sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool gnome-tweak-tool Gnome Tweak Tool is well-known powerful tweak [...]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to power tablets

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

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Power, ARM Become X86 Peers In Ubuntu Linux

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

If number two in any market tries harder, then number three has to really work it to get traction. And that is precisely what Canonical, the corporate entity behind the Ubuntu Server variant of Linux, has been doing for years to get into datacenters. With the launch of Ubuntu Server 14.04 this week, Canonical is [...]

Ubuntu 14.04 is ready for a world filled with high-resolution touchscreens and …

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

Has it truly been six months already? It feel like just yesterday we were kicking the tires on a fresh install of Saucy Salamander. Now Canonical is pushing out the latest version of its popular Linux distro. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (code named: Trusty Tahr) is part of its long term support series which means it [...]

Ubuntu 14.04 review: comparison with Mac OSX and KDE’s Plasma

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu 14.04 was released today and I am revising it after couple of years. KDE‘s Plasma desktop has become my primary desktop along with Mac OSX which I use on MacBook so I am in the position to compare Ubuntu/Unity with these two most polished and mature desktops. There are not a lot of new [...]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is now available

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu 14.04 is now available for download, and the latest version on of the operating system will be around for a while. Sure, Ubuntu 14.10 will come along in October and offer some new features, but the makers of Ubuntu will support Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr for at least 5 years because it’s an LTS [...]

Ubuntu 14.04 ‘Trusty Tahr’ Brings Long-Term Linux Desktop Support

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu 14.04, code-named the “Trusty Tahr” and set for general availability on April 17, is a special Linux distribution because it is a long-term support (LTS) release. An LTS release offers the promise of five years of support, making it a suitable candidate for enterprise-grade deployments. New Ubuntu LTS releases debut every two years, with [...]

Netcraft tool flags websites affected by Heartbleed

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

Worried about how the Heartbleed vulnerability may affect your personal accounts? A new tool may be of help. British Internet security services provider Netcraft has released a browser extension that alerts users when a site they visit hasn’t been patched to protect against malicious use of the Heartbleed vulnerability, found in certain versions of the [...]

Canonical touts Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop as Windows XP replacement

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu developer Canonical has announced the desktop build of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, promoting it as a secure and reliable platform for enterprises, government and education, and a cost-effective replacement for the now defunct Windows XP. Developed for desktop and laptop users, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is the latest release of Canonical’s Linux distribution, which will be [...]

Ubuntu 14.04 will power “first commercially available Ubuntu tablets”

Collected April 18th, 2014 by matias

Canonical today is releasing Ubuntu 14.04, a Long Term Support (LTS) edition for desktops and servers and an update to the versions of Ubuntu for phones and tablets. LTS editions are released once every two years and receive five years of support from Canonical and thus gain wider adoption in businesses than the less stable [...]

Canonical’s new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

Collected April 17th, 2014 by matias

IDG News Service – As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well. “When people move to cloud, it very often involves re-architecting an application,” said Mark Baker, Canonical Ubuntu Server product manager. “Enterprises are evolving to want to take advantage of scale-out and cloud technology.” [...]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) review: Solid and stable, but no big changes

Collected April 17th, 2014 by matias

Long Term Support (LTS) releases, such as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’, are not expected to present radical changes, as these should be made in the interim releases. Instead, an LTS release should add stability and polish to interim changes. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was suggested almost three years ago by Mark Shuttleworth as the release [...]

NTAG Chair Blog: A Better Auction Framework

Collected April 17th, 2014 by matias

New gTLD Applicants now have a more fair and reasonable ICANN auction framework. A collaborative negotiation between the New TLD Applicant Group (NTAG) Auctions Working Group and ICANN Staff resulted in changes that improve the auction rules and bidder agreement. The indemnification and waivers in the agreement are now aligned with breaches that applicants can [...]

Ubuntu Touch OS features detailed in purported walkthrough video

Collected April 17th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu Touch, the Linux-based mobile operating system developed by Canonical – the company behind Ubuntu, has been spotted in a purported walkthrough video. The video has been posted by a YouTube user named Meizu MX On, with the Ubuntu Touch OS seen running on top of Chinese brand Meizu’s MX3 handset. The 2 minute and [...]

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