Installing Ubuntu 15.04

The following tutorial will teach you how to install the Ubuntu 15.04 operating system on your personal computer. Dubbed Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 15.04 arrived on April 23, 2015, and is the 22nd release of Ubuntu, the world’s most popular Linux distribution.

At the request of many of our readers, we’re writing the following tutorial to teach Linux newcomers how to install the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system on a desktop computer or a laptop. It is also possible to…

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OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha brings many changes, but the…

Scientists Use Ubuntu to Interpret Hubble Telescope Data

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The Hubble space telescope is now in the news because it celebrates 25 years since its launch and that is an amazing ach…

Transistor Action RPG from Bastion Dev Is Available on GOG.com with P Discount

Transistor is an action RPG developed and published by the Supergiant Games studio, and now players can buy it from GOG.com with a 50% discount.

Some of you might have already heard about Supergiant Games because they are also responsible for the excellent Bastion, which is one of the first games to make an appearance on Linux, from the new generation of high-quality titles. Transistor is built in the same vein as Bastion, but it’s rather different in many …

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Some very exciting new features have been announced for GNOME 3.18, soon after the launch of the 3.16 branch, which…

Firefox 37.0.2 Arrives in Ubuntu 15.04

Canonical has just announced a Firefox vulnerability has been corrected and that version 37.0.2 of the browser has been integrated into Ubuntu 15.04 and all the other supported Ubuntu versions.

Ubuntu maintainers are a little late to integrate the latest Firefox version into Ubuntu, but the 37.0.2 version of the browser is finally here, and it’s available for upgrade. Surprisingly, this is a rather small update, which doesn’t really happen with Firefox.

“Robert Kaiser di…

Hidden Options in Ubuntu 15.04 Can Make It Much Better

Ubuntu 15.04 is a complete operating system and can be used just as Canonical has intended, but some very interesting options and features are hidden inside the OS and the not usually accessible, unless you install a couple of applications.

Ubuntu is generally a very customizable operating system and numerous changes can be made, but many of these options are not accessible by default and users need to install at least a couple of applications. To make things clear, some th…

Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Continues the Process of Conquering China

Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), the Chinese Linux distribution developed in collaboration with Canonical that’s based Ubuntu, has been released and is now ready for download.

Ubuntu Kylin is slowly making a name for itself in China, and it’s already a long-lived distro. Many promising open-source operating systems have come and gone in China, but very few have managed to consistently provide updates and new versions. Canonical is new to the Chinese market, but it’s makin…

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Mini-PC Intel Compute Stick Launches Only with Windows, Linux Users Need to Wait

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Even if this is a cool and powerful device to have, you might wonder why Linux users should really care. Well, Intel decided to bundle this Compute Stick with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is a very interesting move from the hardware maker. The Intel Compute Stick was annou…

Five Easy Steps to Greatly Improve Your Ubuntu 15.04 Experience

Now that Ubuntu 15.04 has been officially released, we can advise new users regarding a few extra steps that they need to take in order to get the most out of their system.

It’s not complicated to modify Ubuntu, and many users choose to make some changes to their operating system, but there are a number of steps that can be taken in order to greatly improve the overall experience. Don’t get me wrong, you can use Ubuntu as it is, but that doesn’t mean things can’t be better….

Calibre eBook Editor and Viewer Gets Improved MOBI Conversion with Latest Update

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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu 15.04

The following tutorial will teach all Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) users how to upgrade their installations to the recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system.

In case you didn’t know, Canonical released the final version of the Ubuntu 15.04 distribution on April 23. The new release brings lot…

Ubuntu Studio 15.04 Out Now with Xfce 4.12 and Low-Latency Linux Kernel 3.19 – Gallery

The Ubuntu Studio 15.04 operating system has been made available for download on April 23 as part of Canonical’s announcement for the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) release, along with several other official Ubuntu flavors, including Ubuntu Server 15.04, Kubuntu 15.04, Xubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Lubuntu 15.04, and Ubuntu Kylin 15.04.

Ubuntu Studio 15.04 is a quite small release that builds on the Xubuntu 15.04 operating system and includes a new met…

Ubuntu Server 15.04 Arrives with OpenStack Kilo, LXD, LXC, Juju, and Docker

Canonical had the pleasure of announcing the release of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, as well as its numerous flavors, including Ubuntu Server 15.04, Kubuntu 15.04, Xubuntu 15.04, Lubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Ubuntu Studio 15.04, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04, and Ubuntu GNOME 15.04.

The Ubuntu Server 15.04 edition of Vivid Vervet is one of the main stars of this release, as it includes some of the latest and greatest Linux technologies for running Ubuntu on …

Steam Roguelike Sale Brings 40 Cheap Linux, Windows, and Mac Games

If you’re into roguelike video games and you’re one of those Linux geeks who loves playing great titles like Dungeons of Dredmor, Cargo Commander, Bionic Dues, or The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, you should know that there’s a game sale on Steam for Linux.

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Among thes…

European Union Should Finance Key Open Source Projects, Says “Mass Surveillance” Study

According to a new study that was discussed today, April 23, in a committee meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, a group of IT security experts think that the European Union should finance key open source projects that strengthen privacy and security, and configure certification schemes for fundamental open source tools.

The study suggests that in addition to funding key open source projects, the European Union should also finance regular bug hunts, where indepe…

ConnochaetOS 14.1 RC1 Is Out with Linux Libre 3.10.75, Runs Well on a 10 Year Old System

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ConnochaetOS GNU/Linux 14.1 Release Candidate 1 is now powered by a Linux Libre 3.10.75 kernel a…

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According to the release notes, Qt Creator 3.4.0 introduces an all-new refactorin…