Archive for March, 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Final Beta Has Been Released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.  This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours.

Trusty Final Beta includes updated versions of most of the core set of packages, including a current 3.13.6 kernel, and a new upstart.

To upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 Final Beta from Ubuntu 13.10 on a desktop system, follow these instructions:

  • Open Software Sources.
  • Press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager” (without the quotes) into the command box.
  • Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘14.04’ is available.
  • Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

You can download ISOs from:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/ (Ubuntu Desktop and Server)
http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Ubuntu Cloud Server)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/14.04/ (Ubuntu Netboot)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Ubuntu Core)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Edubuntu DVD)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Lubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Ubuntu Studio)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Ubuntu-GNOME)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (UbuntuKylin)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Xubuntu)

GOG Games Coming to Linux

GOG has announced that they will be bringing some of their games to Linux this fall.  Initially, they will support Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

As the GOG site announces: “That means that right now, we’re hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play. This is, of course, going to include games that we sell which already have Linux clients, but we’ll also be bringing Linux gamers a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained by a storefront like ours.”

GOG makes available many old games that they have updated to work on the latest versions of Windows.  Now, they will be making games work for us, too.  🙂

Beta 1 Builds Available for Ubuntu 14.04 Flavors

The first round of Ubuntu flavors are now available as Beta 1 releases.  (The first Beta of Ubuntu 14.04 will be available March 27.)

The versions available for download in this round of releases are GNOME, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Edubuntu, Kylin, Ubuntu Studio, and Ubuntu Cloud Image.

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Kubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Xubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Lubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Edubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Ubuntu Studio 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1 – Cloud Image


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