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According to Ubuntu developers, the Ubuntu 12.04 (Long Term Support) has a new release schedule. There will be two Alpha versions, two Beta versions, then there will be a release of the Release Candidate version and finally the complete version will be released. It’s code name is “Precise Pangolin”. The schedule of the release of Ubuntu 12.04 with exact date is as follows.

Alpha 1 release date: December 1st 2011
Alpha 2 release date: February 2nd 2012
Beta 1 release date: March 1st 2012
Beta 2 release date: March 22nd 2012
Release Candidate release date: April 19th 2012
Ubuntu 12.04 Final release date: April 26th 2012

The Ubuntu 12.04 being a LTS release will be expected by many to be a strong OS with remarkable performance and support for features.

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Ubuntu 10.04 was released last year but it’s still popular among most of the Linux users because of its eye catchy look. Moreover its a LTS release. First thing I noticed when I installed the distro was the missing network applet (bug) . Because of that I was unable to connect to the wireless network. I posted the same in the ubuntu forums community and figured a way out. I posted the solution over there  and it got great response in return too. It got 25,000+ views over there in the forums. Link for the same is http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1469625 . So I thought of sharing it over my blog too . Just follow the steps below and missing network applet will appear on your screen after reboot :

1. In the terminal type  “sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf” (without quotes)
2.Change the “managed=false” to “managed=true” and then save it.
3. Then in the terminal type “sudo killall nm-system-settings”
4. Reboot your system
This solution worked for me :)

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LAMP server is the backbone of the Web today and Linux too. Users using Linux get  confused sometimes while setting up the LAMP server . I was going through the articles and found this great and very useful article on “Step up Step Installation of LAMP in Ubuntu 11.04“.
Ubuntu LAMP servers install the following versions-
Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)
Apache 2.2.17
Mysql 5.1.54
PHP 5.3.5
Read the Full Article At http://www.ubuntugeek.com/step-by-step-ubuntu-11-04-natty-lamp-server-setup.html

 

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Ubuntu 10.10- Now Available


Its gr8 to tell all the geeks  over there that Ubuntu 10.10 (Stable)  is now available. And cool thing is that  Ubuntu released  10.10 on 10/10/10. What a group of 10′s over there :D . This version name is “Maverick Meerkat”. Features involved in this is Cloud 10 usage instead of  cloud 9 with ebay hour free offer,improved Ubuntu software center, Ubuntu One Mobile integration and many more. As usual it comes in three editions- Desktop,Server,Netbook. You can download  it from the  www.ubuntu.com . Share your experience with us!!!

 

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Hey Gr8 news for all the UBUNTU distro lovers. Ubuntu is releasing its 10.10 version soon in this month with some advanced feature like clock widget,extended gnome-support etc.  In the meanwhile you can download the release candidate version from http://www.ubuntu.com and can test the compatibility of your system. For stable version you have to wait for some days :-)
The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon

 

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Tux-welcome to my world

This is my first post on the blog. So I want to share my Experience how I came into this  Gnu/Linux World.

I want to ask a question guys- How many time you thought that ” It will be great if the software got the feature i needed”??????  Solution is -World of Gnu/Linux

What is Gnu/linux- well I am not gonna tell you people in detail because you can search about it on the web and millions of answers you will get . In short to say Gnu/linux is an open source operating  system. You can Download the source code of all the tools and softwares under this operating system and can modify it according to your needs.

First Time I install  Ubuntu on my laptop in Jan 2009 (3rd Trimester of my coll). On First Look  Graphical User Interface to me looks Dizzy. Quite Impressive but when I started working doing my regular work on it,I found it really difficult. You have to start with Command Line (terminal) for things like compiling programs and all.. So at last I uninstalled it from my laptop. But something keeps striking my mind that what’s this thing… Y people love it so much??? what are the magical facts about it?? Then I reinstalled it and this time I use it properly. Whenever a problem was there, I just posted the problem on the web and thanks to the Linux community for that. Within 2-3 Hrs I got reply from the people  solving my problem and this way I move further and further into this great world of Gnu/Linux. Believe me guys Gnu/linux has changed the way i use to work on the laptop. Thanks to Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman for creating this enviornment.

There are many myths about Linux in the minds of common people but they are myths only. They are not true at all…..

Myth 1- Free means Free of cost like Free Beer

Answer- Free word has many meanings and in the world of  Gnu/Linux its Freedom not free of cost. Freedom for modify your software according to your needs by changing the available source code. Freedom to distribute it among others.  There is no mention anywhere that  “Free” software  is free of cost.  You can charge of the software you made but the condition is you have to made the source code Available. In the world of Gnu/linux Knowledge comes first and then money.  “Free Speech Not Free Beer. You can earn a lot by providing the support for the softwares.

Myth 2- Linux is more of command line work. Bad At Graphical Interface

Answer- You will start working and enjoying the command line as soon as you start working on the Linux.  And for those who thinks that it is bad at Graphical Interface  then try out compiz guys. You will see amazing Graphical work.  A pic is shown below to show the  the Graphical View

Try Compiz Guys

Myth 3-  There are only few Gnu/Linux users around

Answer- Linux Community is growing very fast. Ubuntu distribution now holds above 8 million users and this is just one distribution stats. There are many Distributions of Linux like Redhat,Gentoo,opensuse,Fedora etc and hundreds of more and Linux community is very active on web. Check this by pasting any forum on the web and you will surprised to see the number of people want to help you

Myth 4- I am a Microsoft Windows user,What about the softwares and all i am using on Microsoft Windows

Answer- I guarantee you people that there exist all the alternative of the Windows software in Linux.

Microsoft Office —-> Libre Office

Matlab ————–> Gnu Octave

PhotoShop ———–> Gimp

Gcc Compiler one of the most powerful complier of the world where u can do your C type programming.

Window Media Player- Vlc,Tottem Movie player

and the list goes on……….. You will find minimum one software alternative in linux however more than one is possible but atleast one is always there. More over Famous softwares like Skype,Vlc,gns3,Dropbox,Java-sdk also runs on the linux too. they have got the Linux support too.

Still if you want to use windows software under Linux for some reason,  you can use WINE (Wine is not an emulator) to run many windows programs like packet tracer on Linux.

Myth 5-It is not worth bothering to learn Linux because most companies use Microsoft Windows and thus a knowledge of Windows is desired for most jobs.

Answer- I think its the worst myth.  People also use Linux at a large scale.  60% of the world companies uses LAMP(linux apache mysql php/python/perl) server for their working. Movies like Titanic, Avatar and thousands others are made on these servers.What stops the companies from adopting the Linux in their work culture because of lack of Linux Professionals. People with Linux skills typically get paid substantially more than people with Windows skills. Developers Always prefer Linux. So guys don’t think ever that you can’t earn through linux

Comments and suggestions are always welcome. I might be wrong at some point and if u feel so plz correct me. I dont mind in learning at all.

Email- coolankur2006@gmail.com , ankur.aggarwal2390@gmail.com

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