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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – My First Impressions

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Apr 262018
 

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS aka Bionic Beaver is out today (April 26, 2018) and you can download it here.

After downloading it, go to the folder and do a shasum check to ensure your download’s integrity.

Here’s how to do the shasum check:

$ sha256sum bionic-desktop-amd64.iso
adf9c1cbb2529cb06a67bbb16af881d8d918078e7e155a897ac30a9e0cf2bafa  bionic-desktop-amd64.iso

Since this is a LTS (long term support) version, users of Desktop, Server and Core editions will get support in terms of security and other updates for the next five years, i.e., until April 2023.

I’m not a stranger to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS since I had already downloaded beta 2 (desktop version) a few days back on a Dell Optiplex 780 PC and launched it via Virtualbox.

Here are my first impressions of the official release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, which hews close to beta 2. Continue reading »

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How to Check If an Application is Installed in Ubuntu

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Dec 012016
 

In this brief post, I’ll quickly show you how to check via the terminal if a particular program is installed on an Ubuntu Linux system. For easy understanding, I will consider a program that is already installed (keepassx) on my computer and one that is not installed nmap. On the Read More

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Differences between yum info and yumdb info with Example

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Apr 262016
 

Wise folks say a picture is worth a thousand words. In Linux, an example is worth ten thousand words. In this post, we’ll use an example to understand the difference between the commands yum info and yumdb info. For purpose of this post, I will use the popular Cherrytree notes Read More

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How To Add Guest Additions to Lubuntu 16.04

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Apr 262016
 

I have Lubuntu running as a virtual machine via VirtualBox. Like many Ubuntu fans, I upgraded to version 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) yesterday. The reason for my upgrade was that Ubuntu 15.10 (a.k.a. Wily Werewolf) was not a Long-term Supported distribution. Support for Ubuntu 15.10 ends in July 2016 while Read More

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How to Change Default Kernel in CentOS 7

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Mar 282016
 

A typical CentOS 7 Linux system has multiple kernels. How many kernels you have in your CentOS systems depends on the configuration setting. Sometimes you might feel the need to change the default kernel to a different one (it may be an older or newer kernel) to ensure a particular Read More

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Linux Mint 18 to be Supported Until 2021

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Jan 072016
 

The upcoming Linux Mint 18.x series a.k.a. Sarah will be based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and supported until 2021. The first version of Linux Mint 18 should appear toward the end of the first half of 2016, say in May or June. Linux Mint developers have offered little details on Read More

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