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rumple_stilskin
20-10-2009, 22:23
Hello,

Have any of you guys seen the latest version of Ubuntu, to be released on October 29th? here is a video of Ubuntu on YouTube

YouTube- Ubuntu 9.10 3D Desktop

Its essentially better than windows 7 and mac OS, and it comes with all the office software you need, already included.

And, its free. beat that.

I was considering starting a "Ubuntu Club" once a week or fortnight, maybe installation of the software on laptops would be free. Home/Office/Corporate visits another matter.

what do you think?

robertmf
20-10-2009, 22:48
Not a bad idea. I've been using Ubuntu since 'Dapper. We need **Qdos** to join, too :-PP

The first thing you notice is that you aren't constantly re-booting a frozen screen. :D
The second is your virus worries go away.

Download Ubuntu | Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download)
http://www.ubuntuforums.com/

Note for any given version there is a server version, plus various flavours of the desktop & laptop versions. Long term support (LTS) versions come out every 3 years.

Initial installation is automatic, though lengthy elapsed time-wise. Dual-boot install of Ubuntu is automatic (defrag :vomit: M$ partition first). Internet connection not required, but desirable, during installation.

The cd is a "live" cd. You can "try out" Ubuntu without writing permanent changes to your hdd.

Several cyrillic keyboards are available. I used a modified [Russian phonetic].

My calendar says to look for the latest Karmic Koala v9.10 beginning 1NOV. I'm looking forward to Ubuntu ONE integration.

If you don't have a cd burner for the .ISO download, then pre-order for Karmic 9.10 discs is available: https://shipit.ubuntu.com/ (takes 6-10 weeks delivery, though)
Free as in "free". Ubuntu even pays shipping (5 discs incl. to pass around) For me in Philadelphia, Ubuntu ships from France.

robertmf
23-10-2009, 15:18
Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 RC is out. Look for the final @ 29th October.

We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable, and suitable for
testing by any user.

Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition improves on the work of 9.04 to get you going
faster, with improved startup times and a streamlined boot experience.

Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition integrates Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud setup in the
installer and provides improvements to system security with AppArmor,
including an AppArmor profile for libvirtd to further isolate virtual
machines from the host system.

Ubuntu 9.10 Server for UEC and EC2 brings the power and stability of the
Ubuntu Server Edition to cloud computing, whether you're using Amazon EC2 or
your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.

The Ubuntu 9.10 family of variants, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu
Studio, and Mythbuntu, also reach RC status today. This release sees the
first technology preview of Kubuntu Netbook.

The final release of Ubuntu 9.10 is scheduled for 29 October 2009 and will
be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers. Users requiring a
longer support lifetime on the server may choose to continue using Ubuntu
8.04 LTS, with security support until 2013, rather than upgrade to 9.10.

Before installing or upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 please review the instructions
and caveats in the release notes:

9.10 Release Notes | Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/910)

In addition, there are a small number of known bugs in the release candidate
that will be fixed before the Ubuntu 9.10 release, but warrant highlighting
for your attention:

Ubuntu 9.10 Technical Overview | Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/910overview#Known%20issues)

A more complete tour of the features new in 9.10 can be found at
Ubuntu 9.10 Technical Overview | Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/910overview)

You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this preview release on our
website, IRC channel and wiki. If you are new to Ubuntu, please visit:

Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com/)

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu's
very low volume announcement list at:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce

robertmf
29-10-2009, 22:23
Update emphasizes added groupware and "cloud computing" features.
Karmic Koala: Ubuntu 9.10 Is Here (http://mashable.com/2009/10/29/karmic-koala/)

robertmf
01-11-2009, 17:15
I did the upgrade from 'Jaunty' to 'Karmic' 9.10. This is a heavy upgrade. Lots of new and changed stuff. It took a long overnight on a PIII with a DSL hookup - some 10 hours from start to system re-boot. Most of that time was unattended files download and install. Nearer the end are 2 upgrade questions that pause the install script until answered (inre: sys config keep/replace)

Everything went normal'no. :trampoline: The sys even picked up on the US change to standard time.

robertmf
05-11-2009, 23:22
A few upgrade notes:

CUPS printer(s) need to be re-selected

http://localhost:631/admin -- CUPS printer admin

The RU kbd file gets written over.
/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ ru
(I swap ZH <-> VE in the phonetic section)

The new [Software Center] shows up as a separate item at the bottom of [menu]. I couldn't get any satisfaction from it, but [Admin -> Synaptic] is still there.

UBUNTU ONE shows up in [menu -> internet] and [Places] !! Also in [Synaptic -> Edit -> Mark packages by task]. I registered for the free 2gb but haven't used it yet.

Firefox is getting real big :grind: :thumbdwn: ... been using :idea: SeaMonkey :mml: more and more.

rumple_stilskin
17-11-2009, 17:31
Robert: I worry you will be scaring people away with all the technical speak.

we are now at the stage where your grandmother can use Ubuntu, but if you talk about multiple versions, upgrades etc etc etc this is beyond most people.

Most people when they use there PC, really just use a web broswer and do not even realise that it is a web browser. They think of it as "internet"

It can be the case you can "swamp" people with too much information.

Most non technical people have windows PCs that are in an extremely poor condition. Many error messages when they boot up, virus's etc. Some programs do not work anymore. The PC runs very slowly etc etc.
For these people, they are better off installing ubuntu and erasing what is there.

robertmf
17-11-2009, 19:52
Robert: I worry you will be scaring people away with all the technical speak.

we are now at the stage where your grandmother can use Ubuntu, but if you talk about multiple versions, upgrades etc etc etc this is beyond most people.

Most people when they use there PC, really just use a web broswer and do not even realise that it is a web browser. They think of it as "internet"

It can be the case you can "swamp" people with too much information.

Most non technical people have windows PCs that are in an extremely poor condition. Many error messages when they boot up, virus's etc. Some programs do not work anymore. The PC runs very slowly etc etc.
For these people, they are better off installing ubuntu and erasing what is there.

This 'virus' problem goes away with Ubuntu and Ubuntu is better for an older PC anyway.

Yes, the install of Ubuntu is now 'automatic' however as with all things, life is not perfect. For example, a user must delete trash bin every now and then :-)

robertmf
25-01-2010, 18:28
google chrome BETA .deb package is available. :D

Google Chrome - Get a fast new browser. For PC, Mac, and Linux (http://www.google.com/chrome/)