Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system comes with a major change, it no longer includes Ubuntu’s Unity desktop shell as it has been replaced with Gnome 3 (3.26.1 to be precise). There are many reasons behind this, but the most obvious one is that Ubuntu has failed to get its ideas accepted into the GNU … Read moreUbuntu 17.10 Review: A Little Slow While Booting (Compared to 17.04) But Quite Stable
Apparently, the recently released Ubuntu operating system (17.04) will be the last time Ubuntu will feature its own desktop shell ‘Unity’ which was first introduced back in 2010. So, it survived 7 years, almost. It actually did not ‘survive’, in my opinion, even though I myself was too quick to criticize it (well, back then I … Read moreUbuntu 17.04 Review: Except for the Horrible DNS Issue (now ‘fixed’), a Good Release. Oh and, Farewell Unity!
I can’t believe that I haven’t written anything for the past 4 months for my website! But I promise that I’ll add fresh content in the future (yes an Ubuntu 17.04 review is on the way). One reason why I was not able to add new ‘Linux’ operating system reviews was because after I switched to a … Read moreWebsites Not Loading (dns issue) After Installing Ubuntu 17.04? [fix]
As promised in my earlier Ubuntu 16.10 review, I have come up with an Ubuntu 16.10 flavors comparison as well, although, I was planning on coming up with this comparison much sooner (but hey, it’s here!) Unlike in my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS flavors comparison which only included two main Ubuntu flavors (Ubuntu GNOME & Kubuntu), this time, I’ve … Read moreUbuntu 16.10 Flavors Comparison: Ubuntu vs Ubuntu GNOME vs Kubuntu vs Xubuntu
After the previous 16.04 Long Term Release, Ubuntu has rolled out its latest ‘short term’ (my own naming convention for the non-LTS releases) version 16.10. Mainly, the ‘short term’ releases are only supported for 9 months and usually include software applications with their recent updates. When you release a new version of your operating system within every … Read moreUbuntu 16.10 Review: Not Bad, But if You’re Happy with 16.04 LTS, Stick with it!
XanMod is a custom built kernel for Debian and Ubuntu operating systems that comes with couple of tweaks for optimizing the performance. According to the authors, the Kernel has the potential of increasing the performance of high-performing Workstations, Game playback, Media Centers and such like. Tweaks are applied to the existing core utilities of Linux, … Read moreSupercharge Your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with XanMod Kernel (includes BFQ)
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 moreInstall Variety (Wallpaper Changer) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 15.10, 15.04…
After reviewing Ubuntu 15.10 a few months ago, I came up with an Ubuntu (15.10) flavor comparison as well. So after reviewing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and especially since this is a LTS (Long Term Support) release, I decided to come up with yet another Ubuntu 16.04 LTS flavors comparison that involves Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME … Read moreUbuntu LTS Flavors Comparison: Ubuntu 16.04 vs Kubuntu 16.04 vs Ubuntu GNOME 16.04
Ubuntu 16.04 is the 6th Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu. In a certain sense, the LTS release is the flagship version of Ubuntu that sees a new release in every 2 years, and each release is backed by 5 years of support, opposed to the 9 month support of the normal Ubuntu release that sees a new … Read moreUbuntu 16.04 LTS Review: Very Stable & Improved, Buggy Software Center, Though
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 moreUbuntu 16.04 LTS Released
I recently wanted to record the audio track of a streaming video in Ubuntu 15.10 but there was no application available to use by default. In the past Ubuntu used to come with a sound recorder by default, not anymore it seems. It wasn’t a big issue anyway because there are many sound recording applications out there … Read moreHow to Record a Sound in Ubuntu (16.04, 15.10, 15.04)
Just as promised, Mixxx developers have announced the official release of Mixxx 2.0!, just before the arrival of the new year 2016. This release brings couple of new features, but much more importantly, technically, this release features a much more improved Mixxx (enhanced audio effects engine and audio sync & beat matching plugins, wider range of audio … Read moreInstall Mixxx 2.0 on Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04, 14.04 LTS & 12.04 LTS