The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce our fifth long-term support
release, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core, as well
as Ubuntu 14.04 for Phone and Tablet products.
Codenamed “Trusty Tahr”, 14.04 LTS continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition
of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a
high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at
work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is the first long-term support release with support
for the new “arm64″ architecture for 64-bit ARM systems, as well as the
“ppc64el” architecture for little-endian 64-bit POWER systems. This
release also includes several subtle but welcome improvements to Unity,
AppArmor, and a host of other great software.
Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS includes the Icehouse release of OpenStack,
alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time
when deploying distributed applications – whether on private clouds,
public clouds, x86 or ARM servers, or on developer laptops. Several key
server technologies, from MAAS to Ceph, have been updated to new upstream
versions with a variety of new features.
The newest Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu
Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio are also being released today. More details
can be found for these at their individual release notes:
Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop,
Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Kylin, Edubuntu, and
Kubuntu. All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years.
To get Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
In order to download Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, visit:
Users of Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to
14.04 LTS via Update Manager shortly. Users of 12.04 LTS will be
offered the automatic upgrade when 14.04.1 LTS is released, which is
scheduled for July 24th. For further information about upgrading, see:
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free
We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes
on the release itself. They are available at:
Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:
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Clicking the NEWS link at the top of the site will show you the headlines, while looking to the right will show the five latest news posts.
Feel free to comment on the news stories as maybe the comments could expand the news section in the magazine.
UPDATE: Normal service has resumed.
* Ubuntu News.
* How-To : Programming in Python, LibreOffice, and An Intro To SQLite.
* Graphics : Blender, and Inkscape.
* Review: TV Browser & CMUS.
* AND: New Ubuntu Games writers and the Reader Survey 2013 results!
and soooo much more!Get it while it’s hot!
You should only use this code if you currently have less than 4GB, or are a new user. Using it on accounts larger than 4GB may actually drop your storage space.
So, with the disclaimer out of the way, log in to your SpiderOak.com account via the website then go to ‘Account’ (top right) then click the ‘Buy More Space’ button. Now enter this code:
You’ll now have two options. Up your storage to 4GB, or buy a storage package for 25% off.
PLEASE NOTE: the 4GB option of the code will expire on the 28th June. Using the code after that date will still get you 25% off.
Enjoy your extra space, and thanks to Jovan at SpiderOak for the kind offer.
It’s a warm and lazy Sunday afternoon here at FCM Towers*, so I thought I’d put up a post showing some of the data from our visitors map (aka: The FCM Map of Awesomeness) and Google Analytics. I mean what proper geek doesn’t like numbers and graphs?
* We don’t actually have a tower, but it makes us seem bigger.
First, the world:
Approximately 46k visitors in 40 days. That’s not bad! Google Analytics tells me that the average pages per visit is 3, and the average stay is 3mins. You folks don’t have much in the way of an attention span, do you? Roughly 55% are new visitors, and about 45% are bounces.
O’Reilly are looking forward to celebrating Velocity’s 5th Year with you June 25-27, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. You’ll meet the smartest people working in web performance and operations at the O’Reilly Velocity Conference. Web and mobile users expect better performance than ever before. To meet, and exceed, their expectations, you need to master a daunting array of web performance, operations, and mobile performance issues. Velocity offers the best opportunity to learn the newest info on what you need to know to build a faster and stronger web.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with a cadre of industry leaders who are taking web performance and operations to the next level. Velocity packs a wealth of big ideas, know-how, and connections into three concentrated days. You’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned immediately and you’ll be well prepared for what lies ahead with four in-depth tracks covering the key aspects of web performance, operations, mobile performance, and Velocity culture.
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FULL DECLARATION: We, Full Circle, make nothing from this, we just want to bring you folks discounts.
Google+ user Kevin Lynch has made a quick script (updated by David Mawdsley) to download multiple issues:
#!/bin/bash echo -n "What is the issue number of the first Full Circle Magazine to download? " read firstissue echo "" echo -n "What is the issue number of the last Full Circle Magazine to download? ( > or = the previous number) " read lastissue cd ~/Desktop # ~ brings you to the home directory of the user and from there I wanted to use my folder 'Desktop' for a in `seq $firstissue $lastissue` do wget -U Mozilla "http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue"$a"_en.pdf" done echo "" echo "Complete!"
I’m trying out a new idea which I hope will make it easier for readers to suggest articles and for writers to get ideas.
I’ve created a Full Circle project, and a Full Circle team, on LaunchPad. The idea being that non-writers can go to the project page, click ‘Answers‘ at the top of the page, and leave your article ideas, but please be specific with your idea! Don’t just put ‘server article’, please specify what the server should do!
Readers who fancy writing an article, but aren’t sure what to write about, can register on the Full Circle team page then assign article ideas to themselves and get writing! I would ask that if you can’t get the article written within several weeks (a month at most) that you reopen the question to let someone else grab the idea.
I hope that this will let you good folks participate more! :)
That’s right, Full Circle issue 39 is out! We’ve got a review of the iRobot iPad Android tablet, talk about virtualizing Fedora, virtual memory, new interviews, and more! (Oh, and we seem to have the recurring theme of ’13′ in our articles.)
- Command and Conquer.
- How-To : Program in Python – Part 13, Virtualize – Fedora 13, and Understand Virtual Memory.
- Review – iRobot iPad.
- Top 5 – Documentation Sites.
- plus: MOTU Interview, Ubuntu Games, My Opinion, My Story, and now with all new LoCo and Translation Team interviews!
Download it here, as always.
(P.S. We just overhauled the back end of the site. If you’ve made an account or comment within the last 36 hours, it may have disappeared. Plus, f anything seems awry to you, please, let us know! Thanks!)
In this issue, a review of Ubuntu 10.04, a new series on virtualization, and much, much more. Also, don’t forget to listen to the companion Full Circle Podcast for some good insight into the Ubuntu world.
- Command and Conquer.
- How-To : Program in Python – Part 12, a NEW SERIES: Virtualization, and Browser Blogging.
- Review – Ubuntu 10.04.
- Top 5 – Favourite Applications.
- plus: MOTU Interview, Ubuntu Games, My Opinion, My Story, and all the usual goodness!
Download issue #38 here!
- Ubuntu Shopping Lens (Scopes) Declared Legal in the UK and Most Likely in the European Union
- elementary OS Freya Beta Is Out, Still the Most Beautiful OS in the World
- Screenshot Tool Shutter 0.92 Ditches Ubuntu One Support
- Russian Ministry of Health to Replace Microsoft and Oracle Products with Linux and PostgreSQL
- GUN Linux: On the range with TrackingPoint’s new AR-15s
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