26 May 2015

Pre-order Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela

Linux Mint has something in common with Ubuntu! In fact, a lot in common.

First of all, all Mint versions are based on Ubuntu, apart from LMDE, which is Debian-based.

Second, Linux Mint is also released two times a year, approximately a month after Ubuntu release. It means that the next version of Linux Mint will be released at the end of May 2015, which is literally this week!

Many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that's the next version, codenamed Rafaela. It is a long-term support version, along with versions 17 and 17.1. You will get updates for all these releases until April 2019!

But many of you are not so lucky, and will need to wait longer, because you can not or do not want to create their own DVDs with operating system images.

We can help!

You can pre-order your own copy of Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon or MATE) right now. It means that a DVD with your favourite OS will be burnt to you as early as possible, and dispatched on the release date at the end of May 2015, or soon after. Dispatched to anywhere in the world.

You may ask why I cannot tell you the exact date of dispatch? This is because Linux Mint team, as usual, does not announce the release date, but only states that it is approximately "end of May".

How you can get the DVD? There are 2 options!

1. Free - email seanrickerd@gmail.com with your postal address and distribution you want. Presumably Linux Mint 17.2.

2. Read below and purchase from there.

Go to http://buylinuxcds.co.uk site, purchase the Linux Mint DVD from there, and in the PayPal comments state that you want version 17.2. That's easy.

To help you even further, here is a mini-shop which you can use straight away. It supports PayPal checkout, similar to Buy Linux CDs site. And you even don't need a PayPal account to pay - you can do this with your credit a debit card!

UK (2.00 GBP):
Linux Mint 17.2 pre-order (UK)
Variation

USA (5.50 USD):
Linux Mint 17.2 pre-order (USA)
Variation


Other countries (3.50 GBP):
Linux Mint 17.2 pre-order (Other countries)
Variation



And yet another alternative: you can purchase the same disks via eBay.

19 May 2015

Lee Schlesinger: No one nowadays objects to FOSS

Being in Linux community often means reading a lot of text. This can be forums, help or articles on Linux- and FOSS-related topics. Inevitably, some people first need to write the texts, and then to prepare them for you. Editing texts is not the easiest thing, you can imagine. DarkDuck very much appreciates the editors who help make this blog more readable.

Have you ever spoke with an editor? Here is a chance for you to learn something about one of them.

Let me introduce you Lee Schlesinger!

30 Apr 2015

Calling All Tech Pros: Linux Showdown 9: The Arena Challenge Needs You Now!

Help FragmasterX save the llamas. Save the world!

TrueAbility and Linode have teamed to launch Linux Showdown 9: The Arena Challenge  to accelerate the hiring of top technical talent for the Linode's new support center located in Haddonfield, NJ. Based on results, participating competitors who prove their skills can be in the running for the open job positions.

23 Apr 2015

Xubuntu 15.04: quick screenshot tour

The 23rd of April 2015 was the date when Canonical released the set of their new operating systems: Ubuntu 15.04 family. It includes Ubuntu itself, Ubuntu MATE and GNOME editions, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu and so on.

Let's make a quick tour through Xubuntu 15.04 and check how it looks like. So, my laptop is booted from the live DVD of Xubuntu 15.04.

Let's go!

21 Apr 2015

And the most wanted feature of Ubuntu 15.04 family is...

Linux notes from DarkDuck blog announced a poll couple of weeks ago.

You, my dear readers, were asked about the most wanted feature of Ubuntu 15.04 family.

First of all, I would like to thank all participants who were kind enough to express their expectations. There were 254 of you. Not a bad result, I would say!

Second, it is now time to announce the results. I won't delay it any more. The most wanted feature of Ubuntu 15.04 family is...

7 Apr 2015

What is the most wanted feature in Ubuntu 15.04 family

Ubuntu 15.04 is due to release very soon - just few more days to wait for the next release. You can now even pre-order your own disks with it!

There are plenty new features that 15.04 family has to offer. The question is which is the most expected? Let's vote for that!

I shortlisted some of the features, but of course you're free to add your own under the "Other" section!

The poll is now closed, please check results here!

The results of the vote will be announced in 2 weeks, just few days before the release date.

31 Mar 2015

Pre-order Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 15.04

Yes, this is the same time of the year again.

With a release of a new version of Ubuntu 15.04 less than a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that's the next version, codenamed Vivid Vervet.

But many of you are not so lucky, and will need to wait longer, because you can not or do not want to create their own DVDs with operating system images.
We can help!

You can pre-order your own copy of Ubuntu 15.04 (or Xubuntu, or Lubuntu, or Kubuntu), including Ubuntu 15.04 GNOME and Ubuntu 15.04 MATE right now. It means that a DVD with your favourite OS will be burnt to you as early as possible, and dispatched on the 23rd of April 2015, or soon after. Dispatched to anywhere in the world.

How you can get the DVD? Go to http://buylinuxcds.co.uk site, purchase the Ubuntu DVD from there, and in the PayPal comments state that you want version 15.04. If you want K-, L- or Xubuntu, state it also in the same comment. That's easy.

To help you even further, here is a mini-shop which you can use straight away. It supports PayPal checkout, similar to Buy Linux CDs site. And you even don't need a PayPal account to pay - you can do this with your credit a debit card!

UK (2.00 GBP):
Ubuntu 15.04 pre-order (UK)
Variation

USA (5.50 USD):
Ubuntu 15.04 pre-order (USA)
Variation


Other countries (3.50 GBP):
Ubuntu 15.04 pre-order (Other countries)
Variation


And yet another alternative: you can purchase the same disks via eBay.