Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Ubuntu 32-Bit or 64-Bit ?

I often get asked this question 32 or 64-Bit? In the past I have told people to stick to 32-Bit because of compatibility issues but things have changed now. Quoting for Phoronix which recently did a benchmark test between 32-Bit and 64-Bit. Going back years we have run 32-bit vs. 64-bit Linux benchmarks. While the […]

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Is Ubuntu affected by Heartbleed ?

The Short answer is No. Ubuntu was patched on 7th April 2014 and the bug was widely reported on 8th April, 2014. If you are using other operating systems,  you need to worry. Especially if its non-Linux based. Read More: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Dear-Ubuntu-Users-Stop-Saying-the-Ubuntu-Is-Unprotected-Against-the-Heartbleed-Exploit-437846.shtml The Heartbleed vulnerability that was discovered just last week took the world by surprise, but […]

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Monday, April 28th, 2014

Tesla running Ubuntu ?

There aren’t that many Tesla Model S owners around, but those who are do seem to comprise of people who have a different way of seeing things. Apparently, some Tesla Model S owners have already tried to hack their ride by wiring into the Model S’ communications system. A forum user who goes by the […]

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Monday, April 21st, 2014

UK’s security branch says Ubuntu most secure end-user OS

The Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) that assesses operating systems and software for security issues, has found that while no end-user operating system is as secure as they’d like it to be, Ubuntu 12.04 is the best of the lot. In late 2013, the CESG looked at […]

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Ubuntu 14.04LTS (Trusty Tahr) download links

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is here.  Torrent is the preferred method for me. Ubuntu 14.04 Torrent Links Direct Downloads Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 32-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server 14.04 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server 14.04 32-Bit Torrent Main Server Other releases. http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/ (Ubuntu Desktop and Server) http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04/release/ (Ubuntu Cloud Server) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/14.04/ (Ubuntu Netboot) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/14.04/release/ (Edubuntu) As […]

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Romanian Edu Ministry recommends Ubuntu for schools

Many schools in Romania today are using proprietary software like Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office — most of which are either unlicenced copies or old unsupported versions, for which the schools may face legal issues, according to the Education Ministry of Romania. To tackle this problem, the Ministry recommends the schools to either purchase newer, […]

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The Ubuntu Edge

Next generation converged device with Phone and PC capabilities is here. Here is the specs: Dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked Fastest multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage 4.5in 1,280 x 720 HD sapphire crystal display 8mp low-light rear camera, 2mp front camera Dual-LTE, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, […]

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Friday, May 17th, 2013

ASUS X201E 11.6-Inch Notebook with Ubuntu

Here is an inexpensive Ubuntu notebook, the ASUS X201E-DH01. Intel Celeron 847 (1.1GHz) Sandy Bridge 4 GB DDR3 320 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel GMA HD Graphic card 1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 SD MMC Card Reader WiFi, Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0 1 HDMI and 1 VGA 5 Hours claimed battery […]

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Friday, April 26th, 2013

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) download links

Ubuntu 13.04.10 is here.  Torrent is the preferred method for me. Ubuntu 13.04 Torrent Links Direct Downloads Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 32-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server 13.04 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server 13.0432-Bit Torrent Main Server Other releases. http://releases.ubuntu.com/13.04/ (Ubuntu Desktop and Server) http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/13.04/release/ (Ubuntu Cloud Server) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/13.04/ (Ubuntu Netboot) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/13.04/release/ (Ubuntu Core) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/13.04/release/ (Edubuntu DVD) […]

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Monday, March 11th, 2013

The Ubuntu guide for displaced Windows users

With Windows 8 pushing a “touch-first” desktop interface—Microsoft’s words, not ours—and with Valve’s Steam on Linux beginning to bring much-needed games and popular attention to the oft-overlooked operating system, there’s never been a better time to take Linux out for a test drive. Dipping your toes into the penguin-filled waters of the most popular open-source […]

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Ubuntu phone and tablet images now available

                  Since the Ubuntu phone has been announced, many people are getting eager to give it a try. The Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview, which allows you to get a peak into Ubuntu phone and tablet is available for download. Images are available for the following: Phones: Google […]

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Friday, November 30th, 2012

10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8

From PC World. Ubuntu is a widely popular open-source Linux distribution with eight years of maturity under its belt, and more than 20 million users. Of the roughly 5 percent of desktop OSs accounted for by Linux, at least one survey suggests that about half are Ubuntu. (Windows, meanwhile, accounts for about 84 percent.) The […]

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Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Disabling reverse (natural) scrolling in Ubuntu 12.10

After installing Ubuntu 12.10, the first thing I wanted to do, was to disable reverse scrolling – you scroll down and it scrolls up! This is also called natural scrolling by Apple. Don’t know what is natural about it but may be natural for Apple users. Open the terminal and edit this file using any […]

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) is now available for download

Ubuntu 12.10 is here. With this release there is no CD image only DVD image which is 800 MB in size. Torrent is preferred method for me. Ubuntu 12.10 Torrent Links Direct Downloads Ubuntu Desktop 64-Bit Edition Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Desktop 32-Bit Edition Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server Edition 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu […]

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Monday, September 17th, 2012

HP Releases Two Beta Versions of Open-Source WebOS

Hewlett-Packard released two beta versions of its open source webOS on Friday: one for developers that runs on the Ubuntu Linux desktop, and one for the “OpenEmbedded” development environment, intended to help developers port webOS to new devices. The August Edition, as the webOS team calls the latest release on the project website, consists of […]

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Its official: Google uses Ubuntu

From the article:   “You’d be a fool to use anything but Linux.” Most Linux people know that Google uses Linux on its desktops as well as its servers. Some know that Ubuntu Linux is Google’s desktop of choice and that it’s called Goobuntu. But almost no one outside of Google knew exactly what was […]

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

My article in Times of India: Is Linux ready for your PC?

In the battle of the desktop operating systems (OS), there are only three dominant players left – Windows, Mac and Linux. At some point, Windows was cast as the platform for the common man, Mac as the one for the artist, and Linux as the geek’s playground. Linux found favour in powering servers, supercomputers, large […]

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is now available for Download

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is here. This is the first time Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Desktop) will be supported for 5 years. Torrent is preferred method for me. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Torrent Links Direct Downloads Ubuntu Desktop 64-Bit Edition Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Desktop 32-Bit Edition Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server Edition 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu […]

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Friday, April 20th, 2012

How HP Cloud Will Differentiate from Amazon, Rackspace

HP has now jumped on the bandwagon as a cloud service provider with HP Cloud. Here is an excerpts from Senior VP of HP Cloud services: On When OpenStack Reached Its Tipping Point: My thesis: The day Canonical shifted Ubuntu’s cloud bet from Eucalyptus to OpenStack, it was a wake up call for small vendors […]

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Insagram: Behind every billion dollar company there is a Linux :)

The recently acquired Instagram is powered by Ubuntu! Instagram was recently acquired by Facebook for $1 Billion. Its a 13 people company almost all of them in their 20s and just 2 years old. It is not just Ubuntu, the site is completely built on Open Source: Apache Solr, PostgreSQL, Redis and Django. Read more […]

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