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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

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

EFF hekelt privacy binnen Ubuntu 12.10

De Amerikaanse digitale rechtenorganisatie EFF heeft felle kritiek op de privacy binnen Ubuntu 12.10 en gaat daarbij in op ‘Amazongate‘. Het nieuwe zoeken met Dash zou in eerste instantie standaard aangevuld worden met gerichte advertenties van Amazon. Hoewel deze functie inmiddels optioneel kan worden uitgeschakeld, is dat niet genoeg voor de privacy-voorvechter.

De zoekfunctie binnen Ubuntu 12.10 is namelijk nog steeds niet veilig, stellen zij. Dat komt door de onbeveiligde https-verbinding waarmee de Amazon-reclames worden opgehaald. Ook het feit dat Ubuntu-maker Canonical zoekdata kan delen met meer bedrijven dan Amazon. De EFF wijst daarom op alternatieven als GNOME 3, KDE, of Cinnamon.

Bron : Webwereld

30 October 2012 Posted by | Cinnamon, EFF, GNOME, KDE, Operating Systems, Privacy, Ubuntu | Leave a comment

Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix 12.04LTS

Canonical heeft een nieuwe versie van de Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix uitgebracht. Deze is gebaseerd op Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Today, we released the latest version of the Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix, based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Most businesses deploying Ubuntu on corporate desktops perform a similar set of tasks – from removing consumer-focused applications and integrating with existing infrastructure, to installing commercial software for application virtualisation.

Designed for corporate and government organisations evaluating Ubuntu for their desktop infrastructure, the Business Desktop Remix is a simple base image that can be deployed into your corporate environment or used as a starting point for further customisation.

To save time in deployment, we’ve removed games, social networking programs, file sharing apps and technical tools. In their place, you’ll find software more appropriate for a corporate environment, including VMware View, the Adobe Flash Plugin and the OpenJDK 6 Java runtime environment. Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix provides full language support in both 32 and 64-bit builds, just like the standard Ubuntu. Users also benefit from the great new productivity features introduced in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, including built-in support for Microsoft Windows RDP 7.1 and the Microsoft Visio diagram importer in LibreOffice Draw.

Register now to download Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix – and start evaluating what Canonical can do for you today.

Source : The Canonical blog

11 May 2012 Posted by | Canonical, ICT, Linux, OpenSource, Operating Systems, Ubuntu | | Leave a comment

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