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First impressions of Ubuntu 15.04

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Canonical's Ubuntu operating system is probably the most widely used Linux distribution in the world. Ubuntu is made available in several editions, including desktop builds, server builds and there is a branch of Ubuntu for mobile phones. Ubuntu provides installation images for the x86, ARM and Power PC architectures, allowing the distribution to run on a wide variety of hardware. The most recent release of Ubuntu, version 15.04, includes a fairly short list of changes compared to last year's Ubuntu 14.10, however some of the changes are significant. Some small changes include an upgrade of the kernel to Linux 3.19 and placing application menus inside the application window by default. A potentially larger change is the switch from Canonical's Upstart init software to systemd.

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A Fedora 22 beta walk-through

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Kubuntu 15.04 With Plasma 5.3 - A Totally Different Kubuntu

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The latest version of Kubuntu, 15.04, aka Vivid Vervet was released last week and it's available for free download. With this release it has become the first major distro to ship Plasma 5 as the default desktop environment.

There are chances that some users may still have bad memories of Kubuntu. It's true. Back in 2011 when Ubuntu made a switch to Unity, I started looking for alternatives as their desktop environment was not suited for me. I started trying KDE-based distros and Kubuntu was among the top choices. However my experience with the distro was mixed. It was buggy, bloated and GTK apps would look ugly in it. That's when I found openSUSE and settled down with it.

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More on KDE:

  • KActivities powered recent media in Plasma Media Center

    As you may have already read the blog post from Eike Hein about Building on new pillars: Activities and KPeople in Plasma 5.3, activities can provide the useful information about the recent applications and resources used by them.

  • kreenshot-editor is incubating

    Now, kreenshot-editor is a new Qt-based project that was inspired by Greenshot’s image editor. It is hosted on KDE playground. It focuses on the image editing task, can be invoked from command line and should also provide a resuable editor component which could be integrated into other screencapture tools. The current code is already separated into an image editor widget and the main application.

  • Spring break for the KDE system monitor

Mageia 5 RC is Out: A Quick Test Drive

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The general experience was that of working with the same system I have (Mageia 4). No crashes, no weird slow-downs, no problems with multiple wallpapers, as Megatotoro reports here Plasma 5 is showing... aside from the missing IME, I felt like at home.

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Xubuntu 15.04: quick screenshot tour

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The 23rd of April 2015 was the date when Canonical released the set of their new operating systems: Ubuntu 15.04 family. It includes Ubuntu itself, Ubuntu MATE and GNOME editions, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu and so on.

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BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition review

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The BQ Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition is not the debut Canonical must have envisaged for Ubuntu Phone, in the early days of the platform’s development.

It’s a perfectly functional smartphone for the most part, and we like the concept of scopes, but the hardware is humdrum, performance is sluggish, and the software running on it is rough and ready, and full of holes.

We’ll be tracking the progress of Ubuntu Phone with interest – it surely must get better than this – but this first device is one to write off to experience.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Released With Windows Menu To Show Always And Many More Changes

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Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Released With Windows Menu To Show Always And Many More Changes

 Ubuntu 15.04 is finally here with interesting tweaks, changes and updates. A tweak to show menu always is fascinating tweak in Unity 7.3 on Vivid Vervet. There are some more small improvements in Unity 7.3. The major improvement in Ubuntu 15.04 is the replacement of upstart with systemd that is expected to increase the booting speed of the OS. There are even more improvements, let's take a look at the complete changes and improvements in Vivid Vervet.

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Top 4 Browsers For Linux With Good And Bad

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Top 4 Browsers For Linux With Good And Bad

Selecting a good browser for you Linux machine depends on your needs but nowadays most of us require to use browsers for surfing Internet without some special work like development or so on. Most of us use browsers to do social networking, watching lectures for hours and playing games in browser. So here I'm reviewing Top 4 Browsers for Linux with mentioning some good and bad that I've faced.

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Ubuntu 15.04 review, from a Plasma user’s point of view

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Ubuntu 15.04 is finally here. I am a known KDE Plasma user so my reader may assume that I don’t run Ubuntu (with Unity) on my desktops. Which is not true. I love technology so I use almost every possible technology, which I can afford or use (including Mac OS X and iOS). Using different technologies put me in a better position to evaluate the advantages of GNU/Linux or a particular distros or DE in comparison to the rest.

I am actually a heavy Ubuntu user. I run three Virtual Private Servers (all powered by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) which host my cloud services as well as my web sites. I also run it on my home server because Ubuntu does a great job as a server.

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    He has posted the script on GitHub for others to try. It’s in really early stage of development but it’s surprising and at the same time disappointing to see that Valve made no efforts whatsoever to bring steaming services like Netflix to their platform that they plan to dominate the living room.
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    A developer has put together some tools (still under construction) that would allow users to use SteamOS to play Netflix. It's in its early stages, but the developer has made something that Valve hasn't even thought about until now.

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Fedora 22 Coming Next Tuesday and Converting Users

At the Fedora release Go/No-Go meeting last night it was determined that three bugs were serious enough to violate the release readiness criteria. As a result, the Final was blocked and a second Go/No-Go was scheduled for today. The results of that meeting are in! Elsewhere, Jack Germain said, "Simplicity Linux is easy to use and runs fast" and Swapnil Bhartiya shared his secret to converting users to Linux. Read more