Install Variety (Wallpaper Changer) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 15.10, 15.04…

Variety is a features rich wallpaper manager (changer) that is available for Ubuntu and many other GNU/Linux distributions, and it’s probably the one that’s in active development that runs smoothly on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I said that because even though others of its kind, such as ‘Wallch’, which are also available for Ubuntu (from older versions to all … Read more

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released

After 6 months of development, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) has been released. This release features a couple of few somewhat major changes both in the Unity desktop shell and in the operating system core. For instance, after all these years of criticism, Unity desktop now allows users to move the application launcher to … Read more

‘When’ is a New Task Scheduler App for GNOME & Ubuntu (15.10 …) Users

When it comes to scheduling tasks in a Unix-like server environment, ‘cron’ is the preferred choice among most system administrators & engineers. ‘cron’ is however a command-line based utility, and if you’re a desktop user who’s looking for a task scheduler, then something with a GUI is what makes a whole lot of sense 🙂 . … Read more

Ubuntu 15.10 Review: Less Exciting & Largely Unchanged

Largely unchanged, Ubuntu 15.10 (code named: ‘Willy Werewolf’) is a less exciting release, well, for those that use the desktop version at least. Kernel is updated to version 4.2, X.org to 1.17.2, Compiz 0.9.12.2 and Unity desktop version is still at 7.3.2 (the same version included in Ubuntu 15.04) without any major features as well. The default set … Read more

Ubuntu 15.04 (vs 14.10 vs 14.04 LTS) Review: Demands A Little ‘Spanking’, But Rocks Afterwards!

Ubuntu 15.04, code named ‘Vivid Vervet’, does not include any significant changes from an end-user’s point of view, although, as far as system administrators & perhaps (low-level) software developers are concerned, a significant change  has taken place because with this release, Ubuntu has switched to the widely accepted (but ironically heavily criticized) ‘systemd’ ‘init’ system … Read more