The latest version of the Linux Kernel is 3.10, and features major improvements in power consumption, compatibility, stability and security. However, no version of Ubuntu currently uses it, despite many user reporting safe and stable systems, and development commencing on 3.11 (yes, we know, versions can be weird and unmathematical).
Linux Kernel is 3.9 features major improvements in power consumption, compatibility, stability and security. However, no version of Ubuntu currently uses it, despite many user reporting safe and stable systems.
Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail came out on April the 25th. It is completely free to download and install and offers a fast, free, and secure alternative to Windows or OS X.
When you search for something in the Unity Dash, you may wish to remove some of the applications listed, or add some that are either hidden by default, or simply don't exist.
The following tutorial presumes you understand what a LAMP Server is, how to work a website from the back end and how to install software using either the Software Centre or the Terminal. It also expect experience running other Basic Terminal Commands.
If you've used Skype then you may have come across some of the patchy integration that is now Microsoft's problem. While they take their time fixing that, there is, in typical Linux fashion, a home-grown alternative. Skype Wrapper gives you tighter integration into Ubuntu and Unity via a convenient python app.
While some may find it useful to have music players listed in the sound indicator menu with individual controls, installers of multiple software may want to blacklist some media players from appearing there. It can be done with this simple command, or edited in dconf Editor.
Sometimes, either when connected via a Wired Connection or USB Dongle, you may want to use your computers Wi-Fi to create a Network to share your internet connection over. Such networks are commonly referred to as Ad-Hoc, and we detail below some simple instructions on how to create one.
The version of Skype, like so many programs, is often out of date in the official repositories for Ubuntu. Upgrading to or Installing the latest version of Skype in Ubuntu is a simple as downloading the right package, opening it, and hitting Upgrade or Install.
Ubuntu 12.04 is the first release of Ubuntu that ships with Apport Error Reporting enabled by default, and as a result, you may get a large quantity of Internal System Error popups inside Ubuntu. This tutorial will teach you how to stop them.
Sometimes you may be asked if you want to download i386 or amd64. These stand for 32bit and 64bit respectively, and no longer have any relation to your CPU manufacturer (Intel or AMD). This is a simple guide to determining your architecture in a few simple clicks.
Gimp is one of the most popular image editing programmes that doesn't cost big money. This free programme is frequently tooted as an alternative for Adobe Photoshop. Unfortunately, the Ubuntu sources don't tend to stock the most recent version.
Ubuntu doesn't tend to get viruses, but if you work with Windows, you can scan your machine using avast! Antivirus, once you've fixed the update issue.
Cairo Dock is an OS X like approach to alternative desktop environment. This tutorial will teach you how to install the latest version.
Grub 2 is all well and good, but if you want your dual boot to look like this, then it's time to reverse it.
Fonts are an integral part of any computer, if you're reading this, you're using a font. More fonts are only generally required by designers of some kind, or maybe some specific applications.
If you're new to the Terminal, Pasting Commands probably seems like a godsend. Until it doesn't work. Here's how to do it properly.
If you have just installed Miro in Ubuntu, you may be wondering why trying to enable sharing results in an error message about the Avahi mDNSResponder Compatibility Library.
Granola Personal is a small little app that cycles down your CPU in an intelligent manner to save computer time and money, but mainly energy and trees..
You may find yourself struggling to remember how much RAM you have at your disposal, or just wondering how much is being recognised by Ubuntu. This tutorial details ways to find out.
Having installed Ubuntu, you may find yourself wanting to shrink or get rid of your Windows partition completely. This tutorial will show you how do do either of those things, with a variety or filesystems, including NTFS, and EXT4. The instructions do not vary based on filesystem format.
.Run or .Bin files are probably the only file types you will ever need to mark as executable in normal use of Ubuntu. There are two ways to execute them, which usually installs something.
An .iso file is an image of a CD, DVD, or BluRay disc. It is a way of storing files in a computer as if they were on a disc. Unfortunately, individual files are not accessible easily, but can be extracted like a zip archive.
Over time, any Operating System can become cluttered as programmes are added and removed. In Ubuntu, the downloaded packages are cached for a certain time, as well as tmp (temporary) files, such as browser caches, which can take up valuable Gigabytes of space.
Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 were both set to be the first release to have 64bit set as the "recommended" architecture, except neither did. Now, Canonical recommend 64bit for Windows 8 Computers due to the rise of UEFI firmware. The default is still 32bit, but 64 is, as always, available. But what are the pros and cons of each?
Ubuntu 12.04 was set to be the first release to "recommend" 64bit, but they didn't. Despite being faster, it does have problems. Some software doesn't have a 64bit counterpart.
Ubuntu, by default, does not include the necessary libraries or codecs to decode DVDs. As such, it will not play commercial videos off of them. Here we detail the variety of ways to Play a DVD in Ubuntu.
Grub 2 typically gets overridden when you install Windows or another Operating System. To make Ubuntu control the boot process, you need Reinstall (Repair/Restore) Grub using a Ubuntu Live CD.
Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal came out on October the 18th. It is completely free to download and install and offers a fast, free, and secure alternative to Windows or OS X.
After Installing Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, there are a wealth of things that need to be dealt with. DVD, Audio and Video Codecs, Archiving formats, generally useful stuff.
Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin came out on April the 26th of 2012. It features an improved version of Unity, the new Heads-Up Display (HUD), and version support for the next five years. It is completely free to download and install and offers a fast, free, and secure alternative to Windows or OS X.
Ubuntu 12.04 was released on the 26th of April 2012, which just so happened to be a thursday. From there on in, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin provided millions of users all over the world with a free, stable, secure operating system. If you're wondering about the name, let us explain.. (hey look, an unintentional rhyme! no i'm not going to do another one).