Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ubuntu 7.04 released!

A new version of the popular GNU/Linux operating system distribution Ubuntu 7.04 (aka, Feisty Fawn) has been released on schedule. Ubuntu variants, such as the KDE desktop version Kubuntu have also been released simultaneously.

For anyone who's already got Ubuntu, upgrade instructions are also up. The same page contains instructions for Kubuntu. (Note: For Kubunti upgrades, the link on the top of the page is broken. The information is on the same page. Follow the instructions labeled "Network upgrade for Kubuntu desktops (recommended)" about halfway down the page.)

If you don't yet have Ubuntu, you can download it or have a CD shipped to you.

[UPDATE: The info about the instructions for Kubuntu.]

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Festival of Free Software?

Debian has (finally) released Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, codename "etch," the next stable version of the popular community-run Linux distribution.

Here's what Slashdot user plasmacutter had to say (copy-pasted, so, spelling/capitalization errors are original):

western nations base their entire diet around bread, so passover takes a huge chunk out of nerd diets (i know first hand), so to compensate for the scarcity of kosher food, they must have guzzled more caffeinated beverages.. thus resulting in the warp speed rush to 4.0 ..

As for me, one old webserver (an old Dell laptop named "craptop") that was running "etch" while it was still the "testing" distribution is now running "etch" stable.

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