Kubuntu Wallpaper : Mac Look.

I have released this wallpaper .. This is the 1’st wallpaper that I have created .. So please don’t think It will be great ๐Ÿ˜› Well was playing around with Gimp and made this… Hope you all will like it ๐Ÿ™‚

Wallpaper with diff. resolution : Mediafire

Regards .. Keep the suggestions and comments coming ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5 :Makes Installation Easy !

The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. Hardy Heron Alpha 5 is the fourth alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04, and with this new alpha release comes a whole host of excellent new features.

Features : –

  1. Xorg 7.3 : – The latest Xorg is available in Hardy, Xorg 7.3, with an emphasis on better autoconfiguration with a minimal configuration file.
  2. Linux kernel 2.6.24 : – Alpha 4 includes the 2.6.24-5.8 (2.6.24-rc8-based) kernel. This brings in significant enhancements and fixes that have been merged in the last few months into the mainline kernel. Among these is the introduction of dynticks support for amd64, bringing the same power savings already available on 32-bit systems to 64-bit laptops and desktops.
  3. PulseAudio : – Alpha 4 includes [WWW] PulseAudio enabled by default. Some non-GNOME applications still need to be changed to output to pulse/esd by default and the volume control tools are still not integrated.
  4. umenu : – WinFOSS and the Windows open source software have been replaced by umenu, a simple launcher that lets the user install Ubuntu from Windows using Wubi (see below), install Ubuntu to a partition without having to make their CD-ROM the first boot device, and find out more about Ubuntu at the Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu website.

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Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 3 Released

The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. Hardy Heron Alpha 3 is the third alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04, and with this new alpha release comes a whole host of excellent new features.

Features : –

  1. Xorg 7.3: The latest Xorg is available in Hardy, Xorg 7.3, with an emphasis on better autoconfiguration with a minimal configuration file.
  2. Linux kernel 2.6.24: Alpha 3 includes the 2.6.24-3.5 (2.6.24-rc6-based) kernel. This brings in significant enhancements and fixes that have been merged in the last few months into the mainline kernel. Among these is the introduction of dynticks support for amd64, bringing the same power savings already available on 32-bit systems to 64-bit laptops and desktops. Read the rest of this entry »

Kubuntu 8.04 Will Not Be LTS

Canonical and the Kubuntu team decided that, due to the delayed release of KDE 4, the upcoming release of Kubuntu, 8.04, will not be a long term support release.

Periodically, Ubuntu, Kubuntu and other Ubuntu variants from Canonical launch a LTS release (the version is supported for three years on the desktop and five years on the server). Canonical and the Kubuntu team have decided not to tag Kubuntu 8.04 as LTS, because KDE 4 will be released shortly before the distro. Incorporating KDE 4 in Kubuntu would be premature, and could cause instability to the system.
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Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 1 Released.

Hardy Heron was announced for the first time on August, 29 2007 and it will be available on April 24th 2008 as an LTS (Long Term Support) release. The release schedule for Hardy Heron has been made public more than a month ago:

There arenโ€™t many changes in this first alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, except for an “Gnome-btdownload” entry in the Internet submenu and some extra keyboard layouts in the Installer. Also, the GNOME version is 2.21.2! Let’s have a look now at the roadmap for Hardy Heron:

Labeling and formatting of partitions: A way to format partitions with various file systems, with LUKS encryption support, was proposed. At this moment, thereโ€™s no GUI to change the label of a Linux filesystem, and for VFAT partitions.

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Ubuntu Hardy Heron Roadmap

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, every other package you can imagine available from the network and professional technical support from Canonical Ltd and hundreds of other companies around the world.

The future version, Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. This distribution will be a LTS (Long Term Support) release, and it is scheduled for April 2008.The implementation roadmap, as recommended on Launchpad, has some nice elements which will make many Ubuntu users happy. Here are some of these things that might get on Hardy Heron:

A redesigned restricted-manager code: The original code architecture of this application was very narrow, and focused on non-free kernel drivers in a Gnome application. The new features bolted on the original structure, like the grouping of handlers, the KDE frontend, non-free support packages of drivers which are free by themselves etc. made the code interdependent and very difficult to maintain/repair bugs. The list of new features is reviewed and a new code will be built from scratch.

Labeling and formatting of partitions: A way to format partitions with various file systems, with LUKS encryption support, was proposed. At this moment, no GUI exists for changing the label of a Linux filesystem, and for VFAT partitions.

Dial-up Support: An easy way to configure dial-up and ADSL out of the box was asked for, and Network Manager should be used to at least bring the connections up and down.

The Add/Remove Software application could be changed: As seen on the Roadmap, this could have user-provided descriptions, feature lists, screenshots and ratings for software. The initial page of this application should have top-rated software, newest versions etc.

Improved Ubuntu Server documentation: The server team needs to improve interactions with the documentation team, and the possibility to add micro-manuals for configuring complex applications could be added.

The number of duplicate applications and libraries will be reduced: Extra efforts to get rid of duplications to make maintenance as easy as possible and avoid CD space waste will be made. These things will happen mainly because Hardy Heron will be a Long Term Support release.

Kubuntu Hardy Catchup: The people from Launchpad want the developers to make sure Kubuntu has the same features as Ubuntu.

The CD boot loader for Hardy reviewed:Although the boot loader does its job, it needs a review and polish. There are problems with the progress bar, font handling etc.

Bug Statistics:The bug statistics that will be useful to the Ubuntu team during the cycle to drive quality improvements and assist during release periods will be identified. The process will be automated, by gathering and disseminating the stats.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Release Scheduled!

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, every other package you can imagine available from the network and professional technical support from Canonical Ltd and hundreds of other companies around the world.

There are exactly 30 days (1 month) left until Gutsy (Ubuntu 7.10) is released, a version that everyone is waiting for, but today you’ll be informed about the release dates of Ubuntu 8.04, codename Hardy Heron. Officially announced on 29th August 2007, Ubuntu 8.04 operating system is scheduled to be released somewhere at the end of April 2008 and the important part is that it will be supported with security updates for 5 years on the server and 3 years on the desktop. So, without any further introduction, here’s the anticipated release schedule:

  • 29 November 2007 – Alpha 1 release
  • 20 December 2007 – Alpha 2 release
  • 10 January 2008 – Alpha 3 release
  • 31 January 2008 – Alpha 4 release
  • 21 February 2008 – Alpha 5 release
  • 6 March 2008 – Alpha 6 release
  • 27 March 2008 – Beta release
  • 17 April 2008 – Release Candidate
  • 24 April 2008 – Final release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

“Each new release gives us all an opportunity to shine, irrespective of which bricks in the project we are laying, and this is at the heart of our belief โ€” working together to produce an operating system that will empower its users and shape the IT industry, putting free software at the cornerstone of our direction. […]

Thousands of us get out of bed every day, united behind Ubuntu, ready to make a difference, working together to make our vision happen. Importantly, our ethos of collaboration and freedom extends to the development process as well as the end product.” – says Jono Bacon about Ubuntu 8.04.

Source: Wikipedia