Ultimate Edition 3.2 has been released recently and is ready for downloads. It is based upon Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and like always has a lot of improvements and preinstalled packages in it. All in all a perfect Ubuntu based distro, Ultimate Edition is all set to roll Gnome 3, Gnome Classic, Gnome fallback, Unity, Unity 2D, and XMBC selectable via login screen. It also has a crisp new GTK/3 theme & comprehensive software packages.
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Aptitude GUI is a graphical version of Aptitude we talked about in our previous post. As Aptitude has already been removed from official repository of Ubuntu, one cant expect to see this GUI based Aptitude by default in Ubuntu Precise Pangolin. But there is a way to install Aptitude-GTK in Ubuntu using the PPA below.
Now, this can be installed using the ppa below.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yofel/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aptitude-gtk
Aptitude is a front-end to the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) system. It displays a list of software packages and allows the user to interactively pick packages to install or remove. It has an especially powerful search system utilizing flexible search patterns. Aptitude also emulates most apt-get command line options. Newer versions also come with a GTK+ interface.
‘apt‘ or the Advanced Packaging Tool is one of the most powerful system tool available in Ubuntu. If you are a GUI lover or a classic terminal junkie, you have to deal with it no matter what. Almost all Ubuntu users have used it knowingly or unknowingly. So, now lets take a walk down the basics of this tool, how it works and how to master it.
Ubuntu User Survey 2012 is here and Ubuntu Community is ready to go with your views about Ubuntu & Unity Desktop. This we believe is one of the best ways to pull out user thoughts on the table so that the Ubuntu design can be created for them keeping their requirements in mind. The greater the number of surveys taken the more accurate the picture of users and their opinions that will emerge from the results. The results of the survey will be published after the survey will be completed and data will be compiled.
We request all of you to take the the survey to make the upcoming Ubuntu versions more inclined to users and their requirements.
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At first, the Linux filesystem seems confusing for linoobs. But don’t worry, here is a quick guide to understand Linux (Ubuntu) Filesystem. The Linux Filesystem is very organized and easy to understand. The first thing you should know when working with linux, is that everything is treated as either a file or directory. Even hardware is considered a file by linux and all your hardware devices are located in the /dev directory. Another thing that confuses windows users, is the fact that linux doesn’t use drive letters to distinguish between different partitions and devices. The ‘root’ of your filesystem is ‘/’ whereas in windows it would most probably be C:\ . Drives in linux are “mounted” to directories where their data can then be accessed.
Sounds strange right? Well yes it does if you come from a windows environment, where the entire operating system is consolidated onto a single drive. However, with linux and the ability to mount devices as directories, it gives the end user much greater flexibility in splitting up their operating system over several drives or partitions. Here we go -
Hello Folks ..Welcome to Linoob’s Guide to install from Source Package ie Tarballs also commonly seen as tar.gz/bz2 files.Though be strongly recommend using PPA for installation or the DEB package sometimes these aren’t available and we have to rely on Tarballs package.Don’t panic cause installation using Tarballs is as simple but is avoided cause it comes at a cost of few extra steps which we generally tend to avoid. ? Building from source is a reasonably simple process, but it can be complicated sometimes. You can even end up with two versions of an application installed simultaneously which can cause a lot of problems. So, all you need to do is Be Careful !