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    I just purchased a new 500gb laptop drive from Newegg.
    I also purchased a 2.5" SATA Hard drive enclosure.
    I formatted 3 partitions, and loaded the new Mint 16 (Called Petra) on the first partition of the new drive.
    I put my old drive in the enclosure and downloaded all the backup files from the old HD.
    It all works slick, no surprises, and a very painless quick load.
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    On my new hard drive with 3 partitions, I had already loaded mint 16 on Partition 1, and a large storage partition for files and music on partition 3, a few weeks ago.
    I just put Kubuntu on partition 2 and now I can dual boot to either Mint 16, or Ubuntu KDE 14.04.
    The Kubuntu with KDE is a bit harder to setup and customize, but is a good system once you get it like you want.
    If I get tired of running one version of Linux, I boot to the other one.
    DistroWatch.com: Kubuntu
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    I Would Like to voluteer my Intermediate Linux level Services to anyone wanting to load Linux.
    There are quite a few other Linux users here, that I'm sure would also offer help.
    So, If you have any Linux questions, ask away.
    I think most people will be surprised how easy Modern Linux is, and how easy it is to load, and run!
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    Here's a link to the Ubuntu Group's Daily loads.
    The Ubuntu group is woking on their new software constantly.
    They produce daily loads for each of the five Linux desktop Distros they are currently working on.
    These will have the latest updates, and changes, and the latest Kernel.
    The Computer drivers are in the Kernel, so If you have a new computer, you may need a current Kernel to support it.
    Of the 5 daily loads, my pick is Xubuntu, it is a no nonsense basic linux, with a traditional looking desktop.
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    The Ubuntu Group has just announced the Official Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
    The Beta trials for 14.04 are over and It was made Official on Friday 4-18-14.
    This Issue will have Long term support for 5 years.
    This includes Ubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Gubuntu, and Xubuntu.
    The one that looks interesting for musicians is the Ubuntu Studio.
    It has lots of music applications, and comes with the Fine Xfce Desktop.
    Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 14.04 (DistroWatch.com News)
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    **Linux is less vulnerable to Virus, and Malware attacks.
    Linux is kept current with daily updates, and Constant new evolving issues.
    Most Linux comes with free Office Suite Software compatible with MS Office file types.
    There are countless available software programs that are free downloads.
    Last but not Least, Linux is FREE!

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    I downloaded it and put it on a older machine in the other room that my GF uses sometimes when not using her laptop. It would not complete because the video adapter was unsupported, the latest that will run is 12.04 which is has on it. It is really only used to collect photos and for her Skype calls to family in Ukraine so I am not going to upgrade the machine.
    In my office that is running 28 desktops on 13.04 and one server on 10.04 we have three additional machines with Windows 7, two laptops and the accountant's machine which is required to be Windows by our local bank. If there is any complaint, it is from two staff who get documents from agencies occasionally that come in .docx or xlsx format. About twice a month I am sent the files and I open them in my Office 2003 and save as doc or xls or ODT/ODS. No big deal.
    Last week the company of which I am a minority owner, was taken over by a mysterious Russian "investor" who refuses to identify himself, who put two layers of managers between the company and himself. The original founder retired and sold his majority share. The new manager 32 year old woman who just came from a position in a large corporation and has no experience in either the field or in small or medium sized business needs every question or comment put into a report to go up the chain to unknown persons. She noticed that a girl in the office complained that some one sent an unreadable proprietary format xlsx. The new manager was shocked to to find out we were using a OS she never heard of and Office that was not MS Office and that started a round of high level but clueless discussions with people up the chain of command. She told me to prepare a report listing all the reasons for this breach of normalcy and how much time it would take and how much money was needed to correct this problem. I spend 2 days talking to vendors, comparing options, testing current computers to see if they were compatible with Windows 8.1....they are not since it requires NX and a few processor add ons. So the best price I was able to get was bare bone computers for 8000 rubles, office 2013 for 9000 rubles, Windows 8.1 for 9000 rubles for 28 desktop machines that have been flawless on Ubuntu for 3 and 1/2 years. This is less than 7 days before the start of our by far busiest part of the season preparing for 30,000 cruise passengers, their visas, scheduling, tickets for 24,000 museum and palace entrances all on specific appointment times, 60,000 lunches in restaurants etc.

    I just finished the report and included a chart of time spent maintaining and repairing problems in the last 12 years....most of it made up since this is a relatively small business and small business does not have time for that type of bullshit reports....fix it before it breaks or immediately after but the fix it and not worry about because there are 15 different hats I wear. I went to Linux and problems with hardware, drivers(the bain of all windows users) and up time concerns just disappeared. Even if windows and office were free, they are still too expensive for a small organization with less than 50 employees. During the summer we have 150, mostly guides and drivers.
    I added into the report that they would also have to add in a 60,000/mon computer specialist because I am not going to have the time to take care of all Russian language OS and Office since my Russian is not good enough to do it efficiently and it was never on my list of supervision duties in the first place, I did that, and the programming, repair and web sites and wrote the shopping cart only because no one else could, as typical in a small business.
    So with 7 days left of relative calm I will be asked to set up 28 machines, figure out why each has a problem with some hardware driver, hire a specialist and suffer from dramatically higher problems overall with uptime, all because some oligarch with tons of money and no sense, who has never even seen a small business or office work decides Windows is better.
    I think it is about time to dump this and go to repair full time and hire an additional tech. I have a great trainee now, a babe, 24 with a MSEE and eager to learn but I will need another body with some practical experience in mechanical systems, tools etc.
    The problem is I never have and never will work FOR someone, even though I am an owner, my say, as the only person who knows everything about how the business works, is being ignored. We grew it from a start with 4 people(two employees and two owners) so obviously we knew something of how to grow a business to be dominate in a highly competitive field.
    I concluded the report with a strong defense of not messing with what works very well by replacing it with something that costs an extra $100,000 the first year and and $30,000-to 60,000 each year after and ending up with a less reliable system. Plus added strong hints that I will likely start taking a lot of time off this season. I am not big into wasting my time writing reports that are ignored or even bothered with in the first place.

    I just tried 14.04 as a ram drive boot on my laptop. Man, it loaded fast, desktop appeared in 18 seconds....from a slow USB2 port. Unity is more polished, it even found and loaded drivers for my 4g LTE modem without asking any questions, just popped with internet connection at 50mbs within that 18 seconds. This was not in the report but if anything 14.04 being an LTS is the sure way to go. I'll test more thoroughly....when I have time between "reports"

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    New LibreOffice supports both the .xlsx, and .docx file types.
    Looks like a linux upgrade would solve all your problems, and for a lot less Rubles!
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    Thanks a lot, I guess I was thinking of the versions that I have used prior to V4. I just tried a fancy formatted XLSX file and it displayed the formatted shading and function results that would not work with my installed version.
    I noticed another difference in the latest, copying tables to Word or Write now conforms to the Word style that had been a complaint by one staff member.
    That will definitely go into my report. I will load 14.04 on one of the work positions as soon as I get to the office in the morning and let people play with it.

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    I'm running the Xubuntu on a couple of laptops.
    I drag the panel from the top to the bottom.
    You can get all the latest Ubuntu's here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by km6xz View Post
    Thanks a lot, I guess I was thinking of the versions that I have used prior to V4. I just tried a fancy formatted XLSX file and it displayed the formatted shading and function results that would not work with my installed version.
    I noticed another difference in the latest, copying tables to Word or Write now conforms to the Word style that had been a complaint by one staff member.
    That will definitely go into my report. I will load 14.04 on one of the work positions as soon as I get to the office in the morning and let people play with it.
    Another selling point for your report, is the 14.04 5 year LTS support.
    5 years for Software is a long time.

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    Going to Install Ubuntu 14 or Mint 16

    It looks like I will be installing either Ubuntu 14 or Mint 16. on the hard drive of the computer. I currently have an established partition structure on the hard drive as well as files that have a current ownership associated with them. I can afford to wipe the HDA.

    Currently the operating system is running on a flash drive. If I install Mint or Ubuntu 14. on the hard drive will those files of previous ownership become my files up Mint installed?

    Suggestions?

    Silverfox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfox View Post
    It looks like I will be installing either Ubuntu 14 or Mint 16. on the hard drive of the computer. I currently have an established partition structure on the hard drive as well as files that have a current ownership associated with them. I can afford to wipe the HDA.

    Currently the operating system is running on a flash drive. If I install Mint or Ubuntu 14. on the hard drive will those files of previous ownership become my files up Mint installed?

    Suggestions?

    Silverfox.
    When you say HDA?
    Are You talking about being able to use the whole hard drive or just the first partition, windows partion A?
    Will this be a dual boot computer, or just dedicated to Linux?
    It will all depend on the computer, and the Partition Layout.
    Did your computer come with Widows 8?
    Does your computer use MBR for Master Boot Record, which is a Dos Boot record Partition Table.
    Or, does your computer Use GPT Partition Table layout.
    You can look at your partitions, with GPARTED Partition program.
    If you don't have gparted loaded, you can install it on your linux system with the command:
    sudo apt-get install gparted
    Just be careful, You can add or delete partitions with this powerful partition tool.
    Computers that come with Win 8 use the GPT partition structure, for the UEFI secure boot.
    Feel free to ask questions, if none of this makes sense.
    Here is some good reading on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), MBR vs GPT
    Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Here are some examples of what you might see in Gpated, with gpt partitions.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=show...w=1366&bih=572
    Mint 16 does not currently support UEFI, so it will not work on a Windows 8 computer, when mint 17 comes out the end of May 2014, it will support UEFI.
    The new 14.04 Ubuntus do support UEFI, and will work on win8 boxes.
    So please gather all your info and come back.
    GL,
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    This will be a Clean Install

    I have moved completely away from anything Windows. What I really need to end up with is some sort of multimedia editing system for a backing tracks project.

    The laptop in question had Windows on it in the past but the drive has been wiped.

    gparted is one of the programs I have installed.

    Under Ubuntu, If I pick upgrade from the "software update aplet" will the upgrade option allow me to move the operating system from the Flash drive to the hardrive or is it going to want to upgrade the Flash only? Select the level of upgrade, 13? 14?

    Aside from that I've been running Ubuntu 12- LTS and have a number of already installed programs in the Flash Drive. I could just dump all that and reinstall.

    What will happen to the file ownership with the new installation. Will I be able to open files created with the current user, which the new operating system may know nothing about, or will the new operating system see that files that are copied to the hard drive are associated with a Linux user somewhere else in the IP Universe and refuse to open some of the .pdf files that seem to be directory location specific in order to open?- Ongoing ownership problem I'm hoping will go away with a fresh install.

    So the hard drive is open. No special partition needs but security is much prefered. Probably a boot partition, swap partition and data partition is what I'll end up with.

    Format types: Whatever makes sense for security.

    Basically I'm just biting the bullet on this and have for the past 6 months. No Windows of any type and with the increased vulnarability even more so repulsed by Mr. Gate's multi billion dollar fraud.

    Really need the multimedia editing capabilities and want imporved file security- If there is anything like that with the ptb.

    Thanks for the suggestions,
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    What version of windows came on your Laptop?
    What size of hard drive?
    How much Ram do you have?
    When you go into bios, under boot options, do you have secure boot, with enable, and disable capability?
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    An upgrade on the flash drive would do just that and would not install the new version to the HD...but in my personal experience and from what I've read there are usually far less problems in the long run if you install Ubuntu from scratch anyway, in fact Mint forces you to do new versions that way IIRC.

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    I agree, I always had better luck with new loads, and upgrades usually take forever.
    If you have a large enough hard drive, I always have a dual boot linux.
    On my Lenovo, that came with Win7, I have secure boot disabled, and partitioned with DOS Partition table that uses MBR.
    On it I have 3 partitions, Part-1 is mint 16, Part-2 is Xubuntu, and Part-3 is a Storage drive with all my files, and such.
    So I can at anytime, load a new Linux version on Part-1, or Part-2, without disturbing my Documents, on Part. 3.
    On a new Toshiba Laptop that came with Win 8.1, I had to do it different.
    It has no enable or disable on the UEFI Secure boot.
    So I have it setup with a gpt partition table, Part 1 is a Fat32 secure boot part. I have Ubuntu Studio on Part 2,
    On Part 3 I have Ubuntu with Gnome Desktop , Part 4 & 5 are unequipped, ant Part 6 is Storage.
    I don't use any Swap Partitions on any of my linux machines, except the old Compaq, because I have plenty of Ram, on the 3 newer laptops.
    My Wifes New HP Laptop, is setup similar to the Toshiba, but is using Kubuntu as the main OS, I keep it updated for her.
    On an Older Compaq Laptop, I am running Mint 16 32 Bit, with a MBR Dos Partion table, and On it I do have a Swap file Partition because of less RAM.
    I will load Mint 17 on all of them when it is available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGonz78 View Post
    Yup Terry I finally did my install on a laptop with Linux Mint 15. Well I first thought to go with Mint 14 as it might have more solutions to any problems with hardware. So, I installed and found that Ndiswrapper has a big issue on that version at installation. So I did a bunch of command line problem solving uninstalled Ndiswrapper and reinstalled the latest version. Lots of fun Anyhow Ndiswrapper is a wrapper program to allow the OS to use proprietary hardware. In my case it was an intel wireless card built into the laptop. So, I kept at it but just could not get Ndiswrapper to work. So, I tried just Ubuntu and quickly ran away from that system as fast as I installed it! lol... I thought about and made a install disk for Mint 12 as I had reports from others that Ndiswrapper was working great on that version. I ended up not installing Mint 12...

    Long story short... Too Late! I ended up just installing Mint 15 and Viola!!! It recognized my wireless card perfectly! So, to all that want to work with Linux or anyone who wants a developers type workstation, then this IS the way to go. Thank you Terry for being the one that turned me on to it!
    ~Jer
    I reread this thread.
    Not sure I had read this post.
    Most driver problems on Distros built on Ubuntu, or debian. (Mint is built on Ubuntu)
    Can be fixed with these two command line commands.
    First open Terminal
    Then run this.
    $ sudo apt-get update
    After that runs then do this one.
    $ sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    This fixes most wifi issues with old wifi cards that require proprietary drivers.
    Sorry if you want a GUI way of doing this. I don't know of one.
    This way is easiest.
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    Yeah as I recall the laptop was an old Toshiba, but new enough to still be useful. I am pretty sure while troubleshooting that I did those same command line commands too. When I finally installed Mint15 on that machine the wireless still did not work at first. Then it started working and never stopped since. I actually enjoy working in the command line world but at first I have to brush off the rust.

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    My wife had a Compaq Presario, IDE Laptop.
    Ubuntu type linux was the only Linux that would run the wifi.
    Only then, after running the firmware patch.
    Luckily the newer laptop wifi's got over that issue.
    Sometimes nothing works, I've had my share of that too.
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    From my own experience, what amazed me is how many bizarre hardware configs ran upon first install of Ubuntu or Mint going back to 8.04 Ubuntu, my first real install. Scanners, printers, wireless cards, ,USB modems, tablets, cameras, sound cards, network cards all worked. Sure has been easier than installing drivers in Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by km6xz View Post
    From my own experience, what amazed me is how many bizarre hardware configs ran upon first install of Ubuntu or Mint going back to 8.04 Ubuntu, my first real install. Scanners, printers, wireless cards, ,USB modems, tablets, cameras, sound cards, network cards all worked. Sure has been easier than installing drivers in Windows.
    As much as I dislike Windows 7 and 8.1 I have to admit that they are pretty good at finding and installing drivers- much better than the earlier incarnations. Glad to hear that the Linux world has the driver issue in hand (I think it used to be one of the early drawbacks going back ~10 years.)

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    Ubuntu announced a new Desktop, Mate.
    Mate was previously found on Mint.
    Because of Mates popularity in Mint, I guess Ubuntu wanted to use it too.
    Check it out.
    Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 (DistroWatch.com News)

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    Thanks, good to know, will test drive it via Virtualbox.
    BTW, there are a couple of good podcasts that cover, Linux, Mint , Ubuntu etc. that will no doubt do comprehensive reviews on 15.04 and Mate.
    mintCast | The podcast by the Linux Mint community for all users of Linux
    Linux Luddites | Not all change is progress



    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    Ubuntu announced a new Desktop, Mate.
    Mate was previously found on Mint.
    Because of Mates popularity in Mint, I guess Ubuntu wanted to use it too.
    Check it out.
    Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 (DistroWatch.com News)

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    That is interesting, I am downloading now. I don't keep up with changes, just use Ubuntu on the office computers and it just works, all the time. Getting two new computers today(new to me, surplus from a government owned business that is required to update computers on a 2 year cycle) and will try it.
    I only hear about new versions when one version I am using goes EOL or Big_Tee announces it on this thread;>) I'll let him test drive the distros.....I have gotten a whole office to be happy with Unity so not sure if I should stir up the bee hive. I don't even mind Unity, so used to it and it does have a simple uncluttered interface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by km6xz View Post
    That is interesting, I am downloading now. I don't keep up with changes, just use Ubuntu on the office computers and it just works, all the time. Getting two new computers today(new to me, surplus from a government owned business that is required to update computers on a 2 year cycle) and will try it.
    I only hear about new versions when one version I am using goes EOL or Big_Tee announces it on this thread;>) I'll let him test drive the distros.....I have gotten a whole office to be happy with Unity so not sure if I should stir up the bee hive. I don't even mind Unity, so used to it and it does have a simple uncluttered interface.
    My absolute Favorite Distro is Mint XFCE.
    It is so simple and so user friendly.
    You might want to give it a yank!
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    Haven't looked at this thread in a while...The only time I use Ubuntu was an older version from about 5 or 6 years ago, pretty good but a bit sluggish on the machine I was using, one of my mix and match machines from used parts. The only driver issue I ever had was with nVidia video cards, I had to manually install their driver.

    Right now I'm looking into installing Puppy on a USB drive, just got a 64GB USB drive and considering setting it up with about a 4 or 8GB partition for Linux, the rest for Windows accessible storage. I've already tried it on CD, works well.

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    I tried Puppy and I couldn't get it to run with newer Laptop computers with efi, and secure boot bios.
    Have better luck on new machines with all the mints, Ubuntu's, Fedora, OpenSuse, Porteus, Mageia, Open Mandriva, and a few more.
    I ran Mint Mate on a 16gb USB drive for a couple of years.
    Worked great, but I do like a dedicated hard drive better.
    GL, with the Puppy on the 64GB.
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    Hi:
    I downloaded Voyager X8 Linux with efi support.
    I ran it in live in Virtual Machine, on my mint OS.
    It has a fresh look and uses the XFCE desktop, which is the desktop I normally use.
    It is running a version of debian, which is the parent OS of Ubuntu, and mint.
    It really ran good, and I think I want to try it live loaded on a USB stick next.
    If you want to give it a try you can get it here.
    Distribution Release: Voyager Live X8 (DistroWatch.com News)
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    Hi:
    I downloaded Voyager X8 Linux with efi support.
    I ran it in live in Virtual Machine, on my mint OS.
    It has a fresh look and uses the XFCE desktop, which is the desktop I normally use.
    It is running a version of debian, which is the parent OS of Ubuntu, and mint.
    It really ran good, and I think I want to try it live loaded on a USB stick next.
    If you want to give it a try you can get it here.
    Distribution Release: Voyager Live X8 (DistroWatch.com News)
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    I loaded it on a USB Stick, and it ran great, so I loaded it on My Toshiba that has a GPT Hard drive setup with 6 bootable linux partitions.
    X8 is a very fast and fully packed system with lots of features, including pre installed AV, and Libre Office Suite.
    It is using XFCE with 3 start button panels, that all use auto hide.
    So the main panel 1, is at the top, the panel 2 is at the bottom, full of applications, and there is a panel 3 on the right side that has utilities.
    When you open IceWeasel(Debians version of Firefox), the three panels auto hide leaving the whole screen for the browser.
    Run your cursor up, down and to the right, and the panels appear.
    A very slick system, but takes a bit of getting used to all the apps, and difference appearance.
    So far, I would rate it a good solid B+.
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    Want your ubuntu to run faster?
    You may want to try and load a Low Latency kernel.
    This applies to all the Ubuntu, and Mint Distros.
    Kernels come in different types.
    Regular generic kernels
    Low Latency kernels
    RT Kernels (half way between Low Latency and Real time)
    Real Time Kernels (Used by the Government)
    Ubuntu keeps the regular generic, and the Low latency kernels available on the repositories.
    ** DISCLAIMER, LOAD NEW KERNELS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
    This is for Intermediate to advanced Linux Users.
    To see what kernel your machine is running on, do this command from command line.
    terry-Lenovo-IdeaPad-N586 terry # uname -r
    3.19.0-21-lowlatency
    terry-Lenovo-IdeaPad-N586 terry # uname -m
    x86_64
    The above commands shows I'm running kernel 3.19.0-21-lowlatency, and my processor is a x86_64.
    If I was on the regular kernel, I could install the low latentcy kernel with this command.

    terry-Lenovo-IdeaPad-N586 terry # apt-get install linux-image-3.19.0-21-lowlatency
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-image-3.19.0-21-lowlatency is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    It was already installed, so it didn't do it again.
    If it wasn't already installed, it would have done so.
    The Low latency kernel is faster for streaming, web surfing, gaming, etc.
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    yes Ubuntu is free to use licence so anybody can use it as compared to window , i used Ubuntu 3 years ago

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    All computers hard drive seem to grow, and get clogged up with backup files, etc.
    Linux is not as bad as some other OS's do, but they still grow some.
    Here is a neat cleanup utility to offset that.
    Clean Your System and Free Disk Space | BleachBit
    Easily installed with command line.
    # apt-get install bleachbit
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    Hey, All You Linux Lovers out there!
    Ubuntu 15.10 Official is released today(10-22-15).
    It's offcial Title is 15.10 Wily Werewolf.
    Ubuntu has two new distos per year, the issue #15.10 is based on year and month.
    The next issue next year will be 16.04.
    All flavors of Ubuntu should be released today.
    You can find them all here.
    Index of /
    One of my favorites is Ubuntu Studio, and it comes loaded with lots of Audio, and studio software, with the XFCE desktop.
    Ubuntu-Unity
    Ubuntu-Gnome
    Ubuntu-Mate
    Kubuntu-KDE
    Lubuntu-LXDE
    Ubuntu-Studio- XFCE
    Xubuntu-XFCE
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    Hey, All You Linux Lovers out there!
    Ubuntu 15.10 Official is released today(10-22-15).
    It's offcial Title is 15.10 Wily Werewolf.
    Ubuntu has two new distos per year, the issue #15.10 is based on year and month.
    The next issue next year will be 16.04.
    All flavors of Ubuntu should be released today.
    You can find them all here.
    Index of /
    One of my favorites is Ubuntu Studio, and it comes loaded with lots of Audio, and studio software, with the XFCE desktop.
    Ubuntu-Unity
    Ubuntu-Gnome
    Ubuntu-Mate
    Kubuntu-KDE
    Lubuntu-LXDE
    Ubuntu-Studio- XFCE
    Xubuntu-XFCE
    Ubuntukylin-Official Chinese Version
    I've recently switched my computers, from Mint, to the 15.10 Xubuntu version of Ubuntu.
    It has the new 4.2.0-18 kernel, the new Libreoffice 5 office suite.
    This version flies on my two everyday laptops.
    Distribution Release: Xubuntu 15.10 (DistroWatch.com News)
    Give it a whirl!
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    I have two multi-boot laptops.
    One has 5 linux Distros, and the other 4 distros, no Windoz.
    This allows me to run, and test different linux OS systems.
    I primarily run Debian Derivatives.
    Which include Ubuntu and mint.
    apt-get package manager commands work on all Debian type loads.
    A new one I've tried which is a stable Debian distro called, AntiX MX-15.
    It is based on Debian Jessie 8.
    It has the newer 4.2 kernel, with the XFCE desktop.
    I like it, it's very fast, more stripped down, and not as bloated as Mint, & Ubuntu.
    It is a little harder to install, and I recommend it for intermediate, and advanced linux users.
    Because the installer is a bit more involved to install the OS.
    DistroWatch.com: antiX
    I like the AntiX MX-15 Very Much!
    Check it out.
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