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Happy Birthday Ubuntu

Today Ubuntu turns 13.

The first release was Ubuntu 4.10 Each Ubuntu release has a version number that consists of the year and month number of the release. For example, the first release was Ubuntu 4.10 as it was released on 20 October 2004.

I’ve been using Ubuntu since version 5.04 (not always, I regularly switch between Debian GNU/Linux, Linux Mint and Ubuntu).

Source : OMG! Ubuntu!

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20 October 2017 Posted by | Operating Systems, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian GNU/Linux, Linux, Linux Mint Debian Edition, FOSS, OpenSource, Anniversary | Leave a comment

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.

Dutch support

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

Phatch broken in Linux

After installing Linux Mint 18.2 LTS MATE, I noticed that Phatch could not start.

Searching the forums I found a solution, unfortunately it didn’t work for me.

Fortunately there is a newer version in the Ubuntu repositories, so I downloaded and installed the artfull version (Ubuntu 17.10).

14 October 2017 Posted by | Debian GNU/Linux, FOSS, Linux, Linux Mint, OpenSource, Ubuntu | Leave a comment

Linux Mint 18.2 LTS released

July 2 Linux Mint 18.2 LTS was released.
Linux Mint 18.2 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and is supported until April 2021.

You can find the official announcements here :

Linux Mint 18.2 LTS Cinnamon

Linux Mint 18.2 LTS MATE

Linux Mint 18.2 LTS Xfce

Linux Mint 18.2 LTS KDE

How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.2 LTS

Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 LTS to Linux Mint 18 LTS by Clement Lefebvre, project leader of Linux Mint.

Linux Mint 17 LTS (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) is supported until April 2019.
If you need help with upgrading or installing just send me a message.

3 July 2017 Posted by | Cinnamon, FOSS, KDE, Linux, Linux Mint, MATE, OpenSource, Operating Systems, Ubuntu, Xfce | 3 Comments

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 old support page in Dutch, and in English (Google Translate)

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from Alpha to Final

When the code name for Ubuntu 16.04 was revealed, I changed the repositories from 15.10 (Wily) immediately to 16.04 (Xenial).
Yesterday I got the first updates.
I have Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu both running in Virtualbox.

In this post I’ll keep you informed about the progress.


Update 27 october 2015 :

MATE version had about 100 MB updates, Xubuntu about 200 MB.

Update 14 februari 2016 :

Besides Ubuntu-MATE and Xubuntu I’ve also installed Lubuntu and Ubuntu (Unity desktop).

All 4 versions feel very solid allready. Although I still don’t like the Unity desktop it has made a huge improvement over the years.

24 October 2015 Posted by | Linux, MATE, OpenSource, Operating Systems, Ubuntu, Unity, Virtualbox, Xfce, Xubuntu | Leave a comment

Ubuntu 15.10 MATE beta

Just installed this version in Virtualbox. Although it’s a beta, it’s already very stable.

The reason I installed it is because this is the last version before 16.04, the next Ubuntu LTS, which will be the base for Linux Mint 18 LTS.

Ubuntu 16.04 will be available in april 2016, Linux Mint as usual about 1 month later.

I’ll keep this version running until the first alpha of 16.04 so I can see how it develops.

Some screenshots :

Login Screen

Login screen

Welcome Screen

Welcome Screen

Main Menu

Main Menu

25 September 2015 Posted by | Desktop Environment, FOSS, Linux, Linux Mint, MATE, OpenSource, Operating Systems, Ubuntu | Leave a comment

My virtual machines

After I quit with Windows 10 I reinstalled my other virtual machines, except Windows 7. From the top :

Debian testing : This will be the next stable version of Debian GNU/Linux. I like to see what is going to happen and how the development goes on. [GNOME desktop}

Huayra : It’s an Argentine Linux, based on Debian stable, made for education in Argentina. By default everything is in Spanish, but if you know the root password you can add any language you want 😉 [MATE desktop]

Linux Mint Debian Edition : As the name says, Based on Debian stable instead of Ubuntu. A bit more difficult then the main edition, but easier to install and config then Debian. [Cinnamon desktop]

Linux Mint LTS : The main edition, based on Ubuntu LTS. Very well finished and easy to install for beginners. [Xfce desktop]

Ubuntu LTS : Ubuntu LTS = Long Term Support. LTS versions get 5 years security updates. Although it’s not very important for personnel use (every 2 year a LTS version is released), for businesses it’s important. Based on Debian, it’s a robust and user friendly Linux. [MATE desktop]

openSUSE : A very solid Linux version. Instead of the Debian package management system (.deb) it uses the Red Hat package management system (.rpm). I only use this version for study, so I can work with both package systems. [GNOME desktop]

Windows 7 : Unfortanately I need sometimes Windows, for example to DeDRM an Ebook. Although I don’t like Windows, this one is the best you can get at the moment.

17 September 2015 Posted by | Cinnamon, Debian GNU/Linux, FOSS, GNOME, Huayra, Linux, Linux Mint, Linux Mint Debian Edition, MATE, OpenSource, openSUSE, Operating Systems, Ubuntu, Windows, Xfce | Leave a comment

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