Posts Tagged 'Trusty'

Play Linux Alpha 3 Now Available

Softpedia has recently put up an article about their new software, Play Linux. Play Linux is intended to supply necessary drivers, wine, winetricks, Play on Linux, Play Linux Kosmos and other software to make gaming life easier.

Play Linux is based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, Trusty Tahr, but does not use Unity.  The developers “adopted Cinnamon, which is a bit lighter and more friendly towards people who previously used a Windows system.”

Play Linux Alpha 3 is now available for download. The standard warning applies – do not use it on production machines.

Saucy Salamander Reached End of Life on July 17, 2014

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reached end of life on July 17.  This means that it is no longer supported.  There will be no more package updates to Saucy.

Ubuntu announced its release of Saucy about 9 months ago, on October 17, 2013.  This was the second release with the new 9 month support period. 

It is now recommended to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).  For a desktop computer, you can directly upgrade by typing Alt + F2 and typing update-manager, then running it and following the on-screen instructions.

If you prefer to do a fresh install, Trusty is now available for download at http://www.ubuntu.com.

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)

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

Trusty Alpha 2 Release Now Available in Flavors

Alpha 2 updates for the various flavors of Ubuntu 14.04 are available now.

Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) will be out in a few months, bringing us the latest LTS edition. While Canonical does not release Alpha versions of Ubuntu, KubuntuEdubuntuXubuntuUbuntu GNOME and others are now available as Alpha 2 versions.

As always with Alphas though, do not use these on production machines.  That said, if you don’t mind the occasional breakage and do want to help the developers, you may want to run Trusty and report problems.

If you have to have Ubuntu 14.04 and not one of the flavors, you can download the latest daily version here.


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