While preparing for my presentation to the staff of the Sun.Star website last week, I was a bit worried whether Ubuntu Feisty Fawn would detect and work with the office’s LCD projector.
Three years after it burst onto the operating system scene, the Debian-based Ubuntu Linux has entered its sixth generation with the release of 7.04 dubbed "Feisty Fawn" globally today.
Feisty Fawn is distributed as both a desktop and server edition.
Lately I have been blogging that I am an Ubuntu Fan and use both Ubuntu and Mac. The story was that after 20 years of struggling with Microsoft, after a major crash of my Lenovo that left me without access to my data for five days I was ready for something new. I experimented both with Mac and Ubuntu and liked both for different reasons and now I used both at my office.
A short list of things you might back up before moving to Feisty. This isn’t to suggest you’ll have problems, but if you’re planning a clean install (which I highly recommend), or if things don’t go as you intend, it would be good to have these on an external drive or a networked machine.
Bookmarks. Export your bookmarks list from Firefox, or your preferred browser.
Less that 48 hours for Feisty Fawn to be released! I thought I should write about how to go about getting your image the fastest way possible on release day. Ubuntu’s download servers are fast - and I mean really fast - but you still can save a lot of time if you start downloading now.
Open Invention Network (OIN), the company formed to spur innovation and protect the Linux System, announced today that Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, has become an OIN licensee, providing Ubuntu users and developers IP protection.
Having a read through the Ubuntu Feisty announcements I noticed a clever little addition that had previously remained below my radar - the Windows Migration Assistant (WMA). Yet another reason to try and entice XP users over.
In two words: The Hypocritical.
Mark Shuttleworth desires to steal some other "upstream" developers: «We've 50 or so free software developers that are now working for the company, we continue to hire what we think are the very best guys from a variety communities from upstream, from Debian and from other places were innovation happens.»
Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, will announce on April 18 that it has joined the GNOME Foundation's advisory board.
Long hampered by driver issues (especially surrounding wireless networking), Linux has failed to take off in mainstream markets. Ubuntu (and its Kubuntu and Edubuntu brethren) have had more success than most owing to their easy installs and smart interfaces. April 19th marks the release date for the latest and greatest Ubuntu, version 7.04.
The doors are finally open to register for Ubuntu Live, our first global Ubuntu user conference. It is being hosted by O’Reilly Conferences in the prelude to OSCon in the same venue, and exists “to provide a meeting place for Ubuntu users, contributors, and partners–and the Ubuntu-curious”.
The list of sessions is already impressive. Let’s meet up in Portland!
I remember a couple of months ago being warned by an acquaintance from the Linux crowd that within that community there are some very closed minds. Never has that remark hit home as hard as in the past two weeks. However, it appears that winds of change are afoot, with a growing rift between some old guard stalwarts and the stewards of the increasingly popular Ubuntu distribution.
April 16, 2007 - For users wanting a secure, feature rich alternative to Microsoft Windows, Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today the Thursday release of Ubuntu version 7.04.
Even though I’m a Debian user, I usually recommend Ubuntu to most people looking for a Linux desktop distribution. I recently got handed an IBM ThinkPad T30 that was donated to my school, so I thought it was about time I took my own advice and install Ubuntu.
Things are obviously very exciting at Canonical Ltd. this week as the latest version of Ubuntu, the Linux operating system it supports and maintains, goes live on April 19.
Originally codenamed Feisty Fawn, the OS is now version 7.04 and includes a slew of upgrades on the desktop and server fronts, said Canonical director of operations Jane Silber.
I’ve long believed there’s a general phenomenon that underlies the free software movement. It’s “volunteer-driven, internet-powered collaboration” and I think it will ultimately touch every industry that has any digital workflow. And lets face it, that’s pretty much every industry.
The phenomenon has three key elements:
1. Freedom-driven licensing.
Put your sleuthing caps on dear readers, we've got a new case for you. A blurry video has surfaced of a Sony Ericsson P990i running a mobile version of Ubuntu. With the aid of a soldering gun and "special software," someone by the name of Wizolabo seems to have produced a working copy of the favored Linux distro running on the favored SE superphone.
DUAL-BOOTING Ubunto and Windows XP over six weeks gives a great insight into the strength's and weaknesses of the two operating systems.
So far most of the "is Linux ready for the desktop" reviews I have done have focused on the problems of installing the beast. However once it is installed and configured it is easy to see how much ground Ubunto has cut from under XP.
This feature includes various hacks to boost Ubuntu's performance, such as viewing running processes, identifying resources, finding process startups, tuning kernel parameters, and speeding up boot time. This is a complete chapter in the ExtremeTech book "Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods And Cusomtizations."
Always colorful with its names, Canonical has birthed the server, desktop and education versions of its "Feisty Fawn" Ubuntu Linux.
In its blasé form, the new version of Linux ships as Ubuntu 7.04 Server Edition, Desktop Edition and Edubuntu. The OS falls under Canonical's short-term, 18-month maintenance program, as opposed to the "Dapper Drake" 6.04 release, which enjoys five year support.