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Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded some of my machines to Ubuntu 18.04. It looks good and the installation went flawlessly. Here is a nice post with some post-installations tips: Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux.

I did the followings:

  • install Gnome Tweaks
  • place titlebar buttons to the left
  • Make workspaces static. Number of workspaces: 4.
  • Install the the Gnome shell extension TaskBar. With this I can see the running apps in a bottom panel.
  • Redefine the lock screen shortcut to Ctrl + Alt + L.
  • force Alt + TAB to switch only on current workspace (read more)
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From 12.04, LTS support is increased to 5 years

October 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Starting with Ubuntu 12.04, Canonical increases the LTS support from 3 years to 5 years. That is, 12.04 will be supported until 2017!

Normal releases are still supported for 18 months.

Announcement here.

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Upgrade Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS

July 21, 2011 Leave a comment

I just figured out that you can upgrade an Ubuntu LTS to the next Ubuntu LTS release. This means that 8.04 can be upgraded directly to 10.04 for instance. There is no need to upgrade to 8.10, etc.

We have an old machine and I put Ubuntu 8.04 on it a long time ago. Since it reached its end of life in May 2011, I was glad to see that I could upgrade to 10.04 easily.

Troubleshooting
At the very end of the upgrade process I had a little problem: the updating stopped and a warning message notified me that the update process was not completed. It has already happened to me some times. At this point I opened a terminal and executed the good_shape_safe.sh script (use the *_safe.sh version). This script could correct the setup process and put my Ubuntu in a consistent state.

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