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

Performance Based Ubuntu 14.10 (vs 14.04 LTS) Review: Less Responsive (can be fixed) & Boring

Summary: In terms of performance, Ubuntu 14.10 is slightly degraded (except for the power consumption) compared to 14.04 LTS, but is still a stable release. I firmly believe that it is a fundamental mistake to release a new version of any operating system every six months (there should at least be a 10-12 months time-frame). … Read more

Get Distraction-Free Update Notifications on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (& 13.10) with ‘update-notifier’ Indicator

Everyone knows the importance of keeping their operating system up-to-date, but in Ubuntu, I hate it when the ‘Software Updater’ opens up and sticks itself onto the ‘Application Launcher’, a major distraction. A better alternative would be to simply notify the user through a simple notification, but that is not how it is done in … Read more

‘Limoo’ is a Minimalist Image Viewer for Ubuntu (14.04 LTS etc) & Other Distributions

‘Limoo’ is an open-source, QT 5 (user interface designer) based image viewer for GNU/Linux users who have a thing for minimalist & a bit fancy looking applications. It is however, is merely an image viewer and is not an image manager, like Shotwell. It lets you browse through folders (with thumbnails/previews) & you can set … Read more

‘ocenaudio’ is a Fast & a Free Audio Editor for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Windows & Mac OS X

‘ocenaudio’ is a features rich, free audio editor for Ubuntu, Windows and Mac OS X, operating systems. Although it runs natively under Ubuntu and looks very intuitive, the interface has a native Mac OS X look which is my only complaint. It supports lots of audio formats (covering both importing & exporting) and loads them pretty … Read more

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Released

Ubuntu 14.04 has been released. It is supported up to 5 years (both Desktop and Server versions) & I am sure Ubuntu hopes to deliver a more smooth, polished and importantly, a stable operating system, since it is a ‘Long Term Support’ (LTS) release. There have been few changes (improvements etc) from an end-user perspective … Read more