Ubuntu 5.10 has now been released in a Server version with a special kernel, which supports systems with more than one CPU, and without any desktop environment. Included software packages are Apache, Bind, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PHP, Samba, OpenLDAP and Zope.
The installation with 400 MB required space is very slim. It installs just the needed software packages, to have a easier to supervise system. To have better control, it also boots in text mode. Canonical points out, that the installation is also very secure. While installing there are no open ports and network services will only be started when explicitly installed.
As always Canonical offers security updates for the next 18 months for free.
Ubuntu 5.10 in the Server edition can be downloaded from now on for the x86-, PowerPC- and AMD64 platforms. Give it a try and please give us feedback about your experiences.
VMware offers with the VMware player a program for free, which is capable of running preinstalled virtual machines on Linux and Windows. The player runs not only VMware machines, but also Microsoft Virtual Machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery Disks. With this licence free software it is not possible to create virtual machines. For that purpose you still need the VMware Workstation, GSX Server or ESX Server.
VMware is offering preinstalled virtual machines based on Red Hat and SUSE Linux in its Virtual Machine Center as free downloads. VMware is also offering a Virtual machine based on Ubuntu in its Browser Appliance Virtual Machine Center. It's no full Ubuntu, but a basic version dedicated to run as a secure browsing environment (download size: 200mb). See screenshot.
Hopefully there will be a virtual machine based on the full Ubuntu 5.10 offered soon. Please report if you find one for download.
surely some of you have tried Ubuntu. We have users on this site who are very new to Linux and also users who have used Linux for more than 5 years. It doesn't matter how much Linux experience you have, you're hear to learn and to get help. Or maybe you want to find out the lastest news about Ubuntu.
Remember: You can create yourself a user and have your own blog on this site. This enables you to write your experiences, get feedback and maybe even find some new friends. Your blog will surely be read hundreds of times! You will even get promoted to the front page. There's no nicer way to learn Linux and specifically Ubuntu.
I'm looking forward to have some postings of you online soon :)
Do you want to have a look at the brandnew Ubuntu 5.10? Please have a look at our screenshot section.
If you have a nice Ubuntu desktop, you might want to upload screenshots there as well.
There are installation CDs, live CDs, and combination DVDs for three architectures.
The major new features are:
* Thin Client Integration: Ubuntu is the first distribution in the world to include deeply-integrated thin client technology. This allows you to deploy Ubuntu in large scale networked environments or, for example, in classrooms, with a lightweight Ubuntu image booting over the network. All Ubuntu management tools work for the thin client image as well as for the server.
some Ubuntux artwork on a french site: http://www.tatane.com/index.php/ubuntux-ubuntu-artwork
Thanks for that! Although I'm not sure the author knows this site :)
please have a look at Launchpad.
Bug #1 in upstream ubuntu: "Microsoft has a majority market share" and there's a neat description to fix it :)
Ubuntu 5.10 will be released on October, 13th. In exactly one week :)
Today also the release candidate (RC) came out and can be downloaded on the Ubuntu website or via BitTorrent. The supported plattforms are x86, AMD64 and PowerPC. This is definitely the last version before the final version.
Take care: the CD images are bigger than 650 MB, so you should use at least 700 MB CD-Rs.
There can still be ordered CDs for the final version for free, see http://www.ubuntux.org/node/92.
The final version of Ubuntu 5.10 is expected to be released in October. At that time, Canonical will mail pressed CDs free of charge. To receive a complimentary copy of the Official Breezy Badger CD -- or a handful of them to give to your friends, your school or LUG -- place your request at http://shipit.ubuntu.com/. Remember that these CDs won't ship until after the final release in October.
"Edubuntu is a version of the Ubuntu operating system suitable for classroom use. As an educator you'll be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an online learning environment, in an hour or less -- then administer that environment without having to become a fully-fledged Linux geek." That's what the official website says about Edubuntu.
If you're interested, please have a look at an interesting review about it on Tuxmachines.
We offer some screenshots of Ubuntu 5.10 preview in our image gallery.
The preview looks similar to Ubuntu 5.04, the changes are mainly not optical. But there are lots of new programs and program versions, so the new version will surely be very attractive.
I heard a lot of positive things about the upcoming Ubuntu version 5.10 (expected to be released in October), but I never tested it personally. Does someone already run the newest beta of Ubuntu 5.10? What experiences have you made? What is different?
It would be very interesting for many people from all over the world, if someone could describe his/her experiences on this site (just create a new user, log in and run your own blog). Thank you! :)
You have your Ubuntu up and running. The GUI is working fine, but you are getting tired of changing your desktop themes. You keep seeing this "terminal" or "shell" thing, but you have no idea how to use this command line.
LinuxCommand.org is a Linux education and advocacy site devoted to helping users of legacy operating systems migrate to linux. Visit their site to learn some linux commands and how to handle the shell.
I found an interesting review about Ubuntu of the Linux-magazine. It was published a view month ago but is still valid. So if you want to find out more about the advantages of Ubuntu Linux, check this PDF out:
as I first installed Ubuntu I found it very interesting. It was the first Linux system which worked flawlessly. Not only it supported all my notebook hardware, but it also had a easy-to-use graphical interface based on Gnome. The version with KDE is called Kubuntu and is similiar to use. The next best thing is, Ubuntu is based on Debian. That means it supports apt-get and Debian packages, which is very useful. Details about that can be found on this site. I created this site because I want to help other people with Ubuntu Linux and maybe get new knowledge in return. Hope you support this site and see you soon.