23 Sept 2014

Order your personal copy of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 14.10

It is not the first time I announce something similar, so my old readers know what I mean...

With the coming release of next version of Ubuntu 14.10 just 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 Utopic Unicorn.

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 CDs with operating system images.
We can help!

You can pre-order your own copy of Ubuntu 14.10 (or Xubuntu, or Lubuntu, or Kubuntu) 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 October 2014, 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 14.10. 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 14.10 pre-order (UK)

USA (6.00 USD):
Ubuntu 14.10 pre-order (USA)

Other countries (4.00 GBP):
Ubuntu 14.10 pre-order (Other countries)

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

18 Sept 2014

A Linux love story with real love and romance

My first encounter with Linux occurred about ten years ago when I used to enjoy reading software magazines. I was about 14 at that time. Loving to put in practice everything I was learning from those magazines, I downloaded my first Linux distribution: Ubuntu! I really can't remember which version, but if I look in some old boxes I'm sure I will find the CD I used to install it.

I loved it but my parents that needed to use very often the only PC in the house got quickly tired of the dual boot start page and they asked me to get rid of it. That is how my first experience with the Linux world came to an end. It was quite painful but I never forget the good moments.

9 Sept 2014

Ubuntu 14.10 expectations

There is no doubt Ubuntu and its siblings Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributions. It became synonym to Linux to many, though Ubuntu is not only a Linux distribution.

New versions of Ubuntu family come out every six months, April and October each year. Every forth of them, released in April on even year, is a "long-term support" version. It means users get updates for their LTS systems longer than for non-LTS. The current version of Ubuntu 14.04 is LTS. It is so stable that many Ubuntu derivatives like Linux Mint and Zorin decided to remain on 14.04 base and not upgrade it until the next LTS version.

However, it is not so obvious that Ubuntu 14.10 will be worse than 14.04. It will come out on the 23rd of October. That is why I decided to make a little poll for my readers. There are two questions:
1. Are you waiting for Ubuntu 14.10 release?
2. Are you planning to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.10 on your computer?

The poll is now open, and I will announce its results early October.


2 Sept 2014

Ubuntu... the unusual one

For most of us Ubuntu and Canonical are synonyms.
Ubuntu is a brand in the world of Linux-based operating systems, while Canonical is a company behind that brand.
However, I was surprised recently when I saw a different Ubuntu. Namely, this one.

It was found in a pharmacy store in the UK. Apparently, Ubuntu (or Ubuntu Oils) is a brand of haircare products. Nothing to surprise here. Ubuntu means "humanity to others", as per their official About page.

If you are interested in haircare product, or want to make an unusual gift to your Linux friends, you can buy it from Amazon. They are available in both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com parts of that web store.

Even more... if you want to have Ubuntu cola, it is available too: Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

And, of course, if you just need a disk with Ubuntu, you can order it via BuyLinuxCDs.co.uk.

Happy shopping!