Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr from any Ubuntu version

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr from Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/any Ubuntu versionWarning: Backup your data.Graphical Upgrade:This is the most easiest way to upgrade Ubuntu from any version to any latest Ubuntu Version. You can upgrade with just few clicks and rest of the process Ubuntu will do.Step 1: Open “Dash” and Search for “Update Manager” then open it. In update manager Click on “Settings” Button.Step 2: Disable all Third-Party repositories from “Other Software” Tab.Step 3: Go to “Updates” Tab at the end of this window “Notify me of a new Ubuntu Version” Select “For any new Version” and click ok, then close the update manager.Step 4: Now start “Update Manager” again and Click on “Upgrade” Button. That’s itCommand Line Upgrade:Command line upgrade is a bit challenge for normal user, because upgrade from Lts to normal release. but everybody can do it now.Upgrade to LTS Release from Normal:If you are on normal version

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Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS

Ubuntu has announced that the latest long-term support release of its Linux distribution will be available in two days.

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Use Tails to Avoid Prying Eyes

It was a bit of a slow-news day today, however, www.engadget.com has a bit of a summary of Tails in the context of avoiding certain prying eyes. www.deccanherald.com posted an overview of Linux for its readers a few days ago saying, "It may not be widely known, but Linux did revolutionize computing." Red Hat has been hogging the headlines lately, but www.futuregov.asia recently published a two-part interview with Harrish Pillay, Red Hat Global Head for Community Architecture and Leadership. Popular Website www.engadget.com today said Tails is the distribution Edward Snowden is using to avoid "the NSA’s watchful eyes." As per their usual MO, engadget doesn’t go into great detail, but they do offer helpful links for further reading. Of Tails they conclude, "the software is a big help to Snowden, journalists and others that want to keep their conversations under wraps with a minimum of effort." Clarice Africa wrote up a two-part interview with Red Hat representative Harrish Pillay about Freeware and Open Source. Pillay is used to clear up "various misconceptions" on the topic. The first part concentrates primarily on how Open Source can help keep costs low for businesses and governments. In a short April 9 follow-up, Pillay

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Distribution Release: DEFT Linux 8.1

Stefano Fratepietro has announced the release of DEFT Linux 8, a Lubuntu-based distribution and live DVD with a large collection of open-source utilities for digital forensics and penetration testing: "During the third national conference DEFTCON we presented DEFT 8.1. What’s new? file manager – we implemented the disk….

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It!

Our glorious news reporters have begun posting news items directly to the site to keep you informed of all the latest Linux related news.
Clicking the NEWS link at the top of the site will show you the headlines, while looking to the right will show the five latest news posts.
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Dark Theme Is Better For Your Eyes, Install GnomishDark in Ubuntu 14.04

Install GnomishDark theme in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/12 (GTK)GnomishDark is dark clean GTK3 theme, this theme is based on adwaita engine, and Gnome-Shell version is also included with this theme but only available for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04. GnomishDark also offers GTK2 themes, which depends on murrine and pixbuf engines. Developer stopped development of Gnome Shell theme because Gnome Shell development is frequent and always breaks his theme so no more gnome updates. If you found any bug in theme then report it to developer via given source link. Gnome 3.6/3.4 ScreenshotsYou can use Unity Tweak Tool, Gnome-tweak-tool or Ubuntu-Tweak to change themes.To install GnomishDark theme in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themessudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gnomishdarkThat’s itSource: GnomishDarkVisit on site http://www.noobslab.com

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OpenStack takes center stage at Red Hat Summit, OpenStack governance challenges

This week includes news from the Red Hat Summit, the challenges faced governing a project the size of OpenStack and Ubuntu beefs up OpenStack support.

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10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr To Get A Near Perfect Desktop

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) will be released tomorrow and since many of you will install it as soon as it’s released (or maybe you’re already using Ubuntu 14.04), here’s a list of 10 useful things to do to get a near perfect desktop.1. Install Ubuntu AppIndicators (applets)Ubuntu ships with just a few indicators by default because well, it can’t guess what everybody needs. So here are some indicators you might find useful.1.1 Calendar Indicator is one of my favorite Ubuntu indicators. This AppIndicator displays your 10 upcoming events in the indicator menu, can add new events (which of course, are synced with Google Calendar) and it has a complete calendar view where you can see all your Google Calendar events, edit or add new events, etc.To install Calendar Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04, use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareaosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install calendar-indicator1.2 Pidgin may not be the default IM client for a few Ubuntu releases, but it’s still a very popular application. Pidgin uses a tray icon by default but you can now use an AppIndicator which is especially useful since the old Unity systray whitelist is no longer available.Pidgin Indicator is not an part of Pidgin by

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Red Hat Announces Several Enterprise OpenStack Deployments

Today, in conjunction with Red Hat Summit, Red Hat officials are providing updates on the company’s continuing effort to focus its strategy on the OpenStack cloud computing platform. Since their introduction in June 2013 , Red Hat’s enterprise OpenStack offerings have spread out, and the company has made important related partnerships, including one with Dell Computer in which Dell effectively becomes an OEM for Red Hat. According to a new announcement, several dozen organizations have embarked on proof-of-concept deployments for Red Hat’s OpenStack offerings, with customers around the world now moving to enterprise implementations. Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, currently available in version 4.0, delivers an integrated foundation for building OpenStack cloud deployments. Here are some of the organizations that Red Hat has announced are using RHEL and OpenStack together: The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, a biomedical research institution focused on genomic medicine, created an on-premise cloud with on-demand compute and self-service functionality. Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and OpenStack are powering the deployment.  Midokura , a global company focused on network virtualization, has built a private internal cloud to provide a scalable, multi-tenant environment for their IT resources after scaling their existing public

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Leading Linux Players Rapidly Shift Their Emphasis to the Cloud

This week, not only is Red Hat touting its success at getting a number of notable enterprises to choose its Linux platform and OpenStack offering for deployments, but Canonical is rolling out Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and highlighting it as the best way to build out an OpenStack cloud environment. These efforts underscore that leading Linux platforms and cloud computing are going to be joined at the hip going forward, and the players behind them will need to offer top-notch support and compatibility. . Among the attractions to Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux platform, it serves as a good basis for an OpenStack cloud deployment and also comes with top-notch support. These are the same things Canonical is emphasizing with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, being released this week. Canonical notes that the platform brings "a new level of reliability, performance and interoperability to cloud and scale out environments with support and maintenance for five years." Back in 2011, I made the point that support will differentiate cloud platform providers, and we’re seeing that play out now.  “Ubuntu is the primary platform for cloud – public, private or hybrid. In this release, our third LTS with deep roots in cloud, we raise the

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