New Features in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Alpha 6

21 09 2008

As many people know, the new version of Ubuntu, 8.10, is being released in October. Some have probably tried the Alphas of it, but my guess is that a lot of people haven’t. I tried the 4th alpha of Intrepid Ibex along with the 5th – both which crashed my computer. This is definitly not the case for most people, I’m just…”special”, I guess. This evening I found a nice article showing the updates coming to the oerating system.

The most notable changes being the option to automatically create a private, encrypted directory within each user’s home directory, screen notifications for changing resolutions for multiple monitors, a limited-permission guest account, a new theme, and the logout panel applet has been completely replaced by the new user-switching agent (see picture above). It offers switching to the new, limited-permission guest account. When Pidgin or Empathy are running, you can also use it to change online status.

If you feel compelled to update to the latest and greatest, simply make sure you have Ubuntu 8.04 and press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘8.10’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

[I’ Been to Ubuntu]

How to Get The Latest Version of Wine

21 09 2008

Found out a new version of Wine was released? Need to get the updated version? Don’t worry, the process is quite simple.

1. Remove the wine that comes with Ubuntu (if you’ve installed it)(sudo apt-get remove wine)

2. Open a terminal and type:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –

3. Type:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

4. Add one of the following to your sources.list

## Wine, Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04):
deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main
## Wine, Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10):
deb gutsy main
deb-src gutsy main
## Wine, Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04):
deb feisty main
deb-src feisty main
## Wine, Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10)
deb edgy main
deb-src edgy main
## Wine, Ubuntu Dapper Drake (6.06)
deb dapper main
deb-src dapper main

5. Type the following:


sudo apt-get update

6. Type the following:

sudo apt-get upgrade

7. To install wine either type:

sudo apt-get install wine

Or by using the Synaptic Package Manager under System->Administration.

[Ubuntu Forums]

Ubuntu 8.04 Finally Released!

24 04 2008

Finally, Ubuntu 8.04 has come out of Beta and onto people’s computers everywhere. From what I have been hearing, the site’s being bombarded with downloads right now, so you might want to wait until the weekend to download it. You can check out my initial coverage of 8.04 here. Or if you really want to, you can download it now from the Ubuntu website.

The Linux Command Line

30 03 2008


I myself, am a newbie when it comes to Linux and its Command Line Interface (or CLI for short). I decided to do some browsing and found this site that walks you through the basics of using the CLI and gradually gets more complicated. Check it out here.

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

27 03 2008

 Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Desktop

Right now you can grab the beta of Hardy Heron if you really want, but the final release is in 28 days.

New Features List:

  • Firefox 3 Beta 4 replaced Firefox 2
  • Transmission is now the default pre-installed BitTorrent application, which replaces the Gnome BitTorrent downloader
  • New VNC client, Vinagre, pre-installed in beta
  • Brasero CD/DVD burning application
  • View time and weather in multiple locations
  • Wubi installer (very handy)

There are a lot more additions too…check the whole list out here.

A couple more pics:

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