In October of 2004, a new Linux distro appeared on the scene with a curious name—Ubuntu. Even then there were hundreds, today if not thousands, of different Linux distros available. A new one wasn’t particularly unusual, and for some time after its quiet preview announcement, Ubuntu went largely unnoticed. It was yet another Debian derivative.Today, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, estimates that there are 25 million Ubuntu users worldwide. Those users span 240 countries, and they make Ubuntu the world’s third most popular PC operating system. By Canonical’s estimates, Ubuntu has roughly 90 percent of the Linux market. And Ubuntu is poised to launch a mobile version that may well send those numbers skyrocketing again.
Today in Linux news, Jamie Watson is back with a look at the "coming attractions" of Makulu, openSUSE, and Fedora. Lifehacker has the winner of their "best desktop" survey and there are public builds of upcoming Unreal Tournament available. IT-Director.com published an article on "The rise of Red Hat" and Red Hat’s Jackie Yeaney talks marketing with Advertising Age. Blogged reviews include Scientific Linux and ROSA R4 and Make Tech Easier discovers "the power of Konqueror." Jamie Watson, ZDNet Linux blogger, has been missing in action lately but is back today with a look at "coming attractions." First up is Makulu Linux, of which he said, "Makulu is my favorite distribution for the pure joy of Linux. Full of great graphics, bells and whistles galore, and overflowing with pretty much every package, application or utility you can imagine." The installer has been the sticky point with Makulu for Jamie, but he said it’s starting to shape up nicely as well except for the lack of UEFI support. openSUSE 13.2 RC1 is the next pre-release distribution discussed. Watson said of it, "I have been running the release candidate for a couple of weeks now, and it has been flawless so far."
With Ubuntu 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn” due for release today, here’s some benchmarks showing how the standard Unity 7 desktop on Ubuntu 14.10 is comparing to the still-experimental Unity System Compositor and using XMir for running traditional Linux OpenGL games.
CodeWeavers, the software company behind Wine, has released CrossOver 14, a software for easy running Windows applications on Linux and Mac OS X. The new version is full of new features and comes in time to the 10th anniversary of Ubuntu, as 10 years ago Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 4.10 "Warty Warthog", the first version of Ubuntu.
How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn from Ubuntu 14.04 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
This release also marks the introduction of Ubuntu 14.10 support (although some PPAs may not work yet). Several bug fixes and installer improvements went into this release as well. The number of applications has been increased to 50, with 13 more supported programs (11 apps and 2 games).
With Ubuntu 14.10 due for release tomorrow and the development branch of Mir at nearly 2,000 revisions, here’s some quick Bazaar stats…
With the Btrfs file-system continuing to stabilize while still adding more functionality and is generating continued interest from more Linux distributions and other open-source projects, I’ve found it time to run some fresh Btrfs RAID benchmarks to see how the next-generation Linux file-system is performing with its built-in RAID handling.
Given yesterday’s story about Ubuntu 16.04 LTS potentially being the last 32-bit release if that proposal goes through, and given the number of people still running 32-bit Linux distributions on Intel/AMD hardware that is 64-bit capable, here’s some fresh x86 vs. x86_64 benchmarks using Ubuntu 14.10.
This document describes how to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04. Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a "pure Java" HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in.