Ubuntu 14.04 (code named as Trusty Tahr) is released. It’s a LTS release, so, it will be supported for next 5 years (the earlier LTS edition (12.04) was released two years ago). If you move from LTS to LTS (as I do, for primary development environment), then it’s time to upgrade.
In the latest Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop edition, the default desktop environment Unity has improved a lot. Now, you can easily change menu bar settings to windows title bar instead of top menu bar, It also supports high DPI screens and text scaling as well, Improved screensaver and locked screen etc.
So, before switching to alternate desktop environment like Mate/Cinnamon or GNOME, you should give it another try. You may like it. Although, new version of GNOME (3.12) will also be available soon.
Here are some other changes/improvements in this new release.
Ships with Python 3 by default, although you can easily install python 2 from the package
Linux Kernel 3.13
Updates and new features for AppArmor
Newer version of Upstart (1.12.1)
Latest version of LibreOffice (4.2.3) with lots of new features
Getting started with Brackets
If you want to try Brackets – debian package is available for Ubuntu. It’s under active development, so there may be some new features/changes coming into the next release, you should checkout their project page on Github.
Spark is a micro web framework in Java, inspired from Sinatra (a popular lightweight web framework in Ruby). Using spark, you can quickly build web applications in Java, with minimal effort (without going through the boring xml configurations steps). If you learning java, then you can learn a lot by reading the source (since, it’s a free and open source framework).
high productivity (get more done, in fewer lines of code)
Getting started with Spark
1. First setup spark
Download Spark (If you’re using Apache Maven, then it would be much easier for you)
GNU MediaGoblin is a decentralized and open platform for sharing media stuffs (pictures, videos). It’s a free and open source software, built using free and open technologies such as Python, Celery, SQLALCHEMY, HTML5, CSS3 and so. It’s a GNU project.
MediaGoblin is a decentralized software, you can run your own instance and have full control over it or just use any public instance (run by your friend or someone else). It respects your freedom and independence, so it’s a great alternative to sites such as Flickr. It has simple and clean design with features you will love to use. (e.g Markdown support, easy conversation/discussion on your photos, public profile etc)
Linux Mint 15 (code named as Olivia) is released. If you’re using the the older version of Linux Mint, then follow the upgrade instructions. Linux Mint 15 has arrived with lots of new features and improvements. The first one, you will notice to the login screen itself (HTML animated MDM based login screen) :
Major changes/improvements in Linux Mint 15 ?
Improved Desktop Editions (Cinnamon 1.8 and MATE 1.6 – both offers a tons of new great features and improvements)
Software Sources, now called MintSources, has been developed from scratch, to support additional features (unstable packages, easy management)
MintDrivers, for managing various drivers (e.g for Graphics Card, printers etc)
Nemo File Manager – new features and bug fixes
Desklets for Desktop, it’s like Android widgets
Improved Control Center & more!
Download Linux Mint 15
You can download the appropriate edition (comes with CINNAMON or MATE desktop, for both 32/64 bit computer)