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Ubuntu 17.10 released

Today Ubuntu 17.10 and the official variants are released.

This is a intermediate version with only 9 months of support, therefore it’s not recommended for daily use.

If you need / want help with installing or upgrading leave a reply or send me a message.

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19 October 2017 Posted by | Edubuntu, FOSS, Kubuntu, Linux, Lubuntu, OpenSource, Operating Systems, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu server, ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu | Leave a comment

Windows Vista End Of Life

On April 11 support for Windows Vista will end.

That means you will no longer get updates for your OS

I advise you to switch to a user friendly Linux version.

Suggested versions :

Linux Mint LTS versions :
Linux Mint 17.x 18.x and Linux Mint Debian Edition 2
You can download them here

Ubuntu-MATE LTS 16.04.x
Xubuntu LTS 16.04.x
Lubuntu LTS 16.04.x
PeppermintOS (based on Ubuntu 16.04)

If you need help to switch or want more advise about the different versions, just fill in the contact form or leave a reply.

1 February 2017 Posted by | Linux, Linux Mint, Lubuntu, Peppermint OS, Support, Ubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Windows, Xubuntu | Leave a comment

Resumed Linux support

January 7 I resumed Linux support due to the demand for support because of the End Of Life of Linux Mint 13 LTS, Ubuntu LTS versions 12.04 and Windows Vista.

The service is still free if you come to my place.
I don’t have transportation, so I can only visit you if it’s not to far by public transport, and you pay the expences.

If necessary I can give remote support by mail, messenger service or phone.

See also the new support page in Dutch

7 January 2017 Posted by | FOSS, Linux, Linux Mint, Linux Mint Debian Edition, Linux Steunpunt, Linux Support, Lubuntu, OpenSource, Operating Systems, Remote Support, Tux ICT, Ubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu | Leave a comment

End Of Life Linux Mint 13 and Ubuntu 12.04.* derivatives

April 28, 2017 Linux Mint 13 and Ubuntu 12.04 based Operating Systems are End Of Life.
That means you will no longer get updates for your OS

I advise you to upgrade to supported versions.

Supported Linux Mint LTS versions :
Linux Mint 17.x 18.x and Linux Mint Debian Edition 2
You can download them here

Supported Ubuntu (derivatives) are (there are more, but I prefer this) :
Ubuntu LTS 16.04.x
Ubuntu-MATE LTS 16.04.x
Xubuntu LTS 16.04.x
Lubuntu LTS 16.04.x
PeppermintOS (based on Ubuntu 16.04)

If you need help to switch or want more advise about the different versions, just fill in the contact form or leave a reply.

15 December 2016 Posted by | Cinnamon, FOSS, ICT, Linux, Linux Mint, Lubuntu, Lxde, MATE, OpenSource, Operating Systems, Ubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Unity, Xfce, Xubuntu | Leave a comment

Windows Vista reaches End Of Life

Windows Vista is in about 1 year End Of Live.

It might be a good idea to install a Linux distribution besides your Vista, so you can get used to it 😉

Some great alternatives for Windows Vista are :

Debian GNU/Linux
Linux Mint LTS / Linux Mint Debian Edition
Lubuntu LTS
Ubuntu MATE LTS
Xubuntu LTS

6 February 2016 Posted by | Debian GNU/Linux, Linux, Linux Mint, Linux Mint Debian Edition, Lubuntu, Microsoft, OpenSource, Operating Systems, Ubuntu MATE, Windows, Xubuntu | 1 Comment

250 days to go …

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Windows XP released on august 24, 2001 is in about 250 days End Of Life

Is this a problem? No, absolutely not. There is a great alternative and it’s name is Linux.

Linux is a free and open source operating system ( it means you can download it for free, share with your friends or even alter it the way you want to ), it’s reliable and sturdy.
It comes in different flavors ( called distributions ) and desktop environments.

Some great distributions are :

Debian GNU/Linux
openSUSE
Linux Mint, based on Ubuntu
Linux Mint Debian Edition ( LMDE ), based on Debian testing
SolydXK, based on Debian testing.
Lubuntu, To be honest, I don’t like Ubuntu, their policy and their forums, but Lubuntu is really a great distribution. It’s Ubuntu with the Lxde desktop environment.

Non commercial ( community ) support is offered by forums like Debian net, openSUSE Forums, Linux Mint, Linux Mint Nederland, Linux Mint Users Belgium, SolydXK forums and Ubuntu forums UK

Desktop Environments :

GNOME : Debian GNU/Linux, openSUSE
KDE : Debian GNU/Linux, openSUSE, Linux Mint, SolydK
Xfce : Debian GNU/Linux, openSUSE, Linux Mint, SolydX
Lxde : Debian GNU/Linux, openSUSE, Lubuntu
MATE : Linux Mint, LMDE
Cinnamon : Linux Mint, LMDE

Downloads :

Debian GNU/Linux
openSUSE
Linux Mint
Lubuntu
SolydX
SolydK

Btw, if you’re using an other Windows version then XP you can also switch to Linux 😉

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30 July 2013 Posted by | Debian GNU/Linux, FOSS, Linux, Linux Mint, Linux Mint Debian Edition, Lubuntu, OpenSource, openSUSE, Operating Systems, Windows | Leave a comment

Lubuntu 13.04

Just installed Lubuntu on a 4GB SSD ( Asus EeePC900 ).

I never liked Lxde but this is really a good distribution. Fast, lightweight and all the programs you need. After installation and updates it only use 2,25GB of disk space.
No downsides? Yes and no. If you need an office suite you have to install Libre or Openoffice, Lubuntu comes with Abiword and Gnumeric, but for most people the standard programs are just fine.

If you like Linux Mint Xfce you’ll sure like this one. It’s a pitty that Linux Mint has no Lxde version anymore.

25 July 2013 Posted by | Desktop Environment, FOSS, Linux, Lubuntu, Lxde, OpenSource, Operating Systems, Ubuntu | Leave a comment

   

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