Saturday, 23 April 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus launched [download links]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus is out now

The wait for Ubuntu 16.04 code named Xenial Xerus has finally ended and Canonical released the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on 21st April. The LTS is long term support ensuring a support and maintenance for 5 years. Ubuntu is the world's most widely used Linux platform across desktop and the new release introduces much more features and stability, reliability and security. 

Built on a modified version of Linux 4.4 kernel, Ubuntu 16.04 introduces a new application format, snap for new robust and secure app format. Snap can be installed along with the the .deb package and aims at robust updates and secure applications for devices running on Ubuntu. 

Ubuntu 16.04 tries to move a step further in its convergence program. Convergence ensures a common computing platform across all Ubuntu devices be it desktop, tablet, and Ubuntu for phones. 

It has added support for LXD Pure-container hypervisor with OpenStack Mitaka and now supports Mainframes for the first time. 

We will discuss what's new in Ubuntu 16.04 some other times. If you wish to download Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus for your desktop, here's the resources and link that will be useful. 

The recommended System Requirements for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS are: 

  • 2 GHz dual core processor or better
  • 2 GB system memory
  • 25 GB of free hard drive space
  • Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
  • Internet access is helpful

You can download Ubuntu for Desktop from here: Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Download

There are bit-torrents links to download ; you can see the complete list here : Ubuntu 16.04 torrent download link

Follow this link for different Ubuntu Flavors download

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

How to fix apt-get: Could not resolve ''

If you are facing the issue, Could not resolve '', you can fix them manually by appending a couple of lines in one of the files in Ubuntu. I have set up Ubuntu in Virtual Box and whenever I tried to install anything from ppa, I was getting this error of "Could not resolve".

You can fix this problem by changing a DNS address manually into the file /etc/resolv.conf to the free DNS entry provided by Google.

Before you follow the steps, sudo as a root user, and do not forget to back up your existing file. 

Navigate to /run/resolvconf.

Edit the file resolv.conf via vi resolv.conf and add this two lines in the starting of the file. 


Next time you wont face the problem of "Could not resolve". 

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Running Bash on Ubuntu on Windows [Video]

Microsoft has announced "Ubuntu on Windows" in its annual developer conference this week announcing the partnership with Canonical to allow Bash on Windows natively. Microsoft also announced that in coming days, Ubuntu on Windows will be available for Insiders and will be rolled you to users till the end of this year.

Once it will be released, developers/users will be able to run Bash scripts and Linux command lines tools in Windows without any emulator or third party apps.

Now for those, who still didn't get what Microsoft is trying to do, they have released a 18 min Video explaining running bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

Do share you opinions in the comments.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Microsoft announced "Ubuntu on Windows", to support Bash

Microsoft announced on Wednesday the "Ubuntu on Windows" to bring Linux command line tool Bash to Windows 10 Operating System in its Microsoft's annual developer conference. Both Microsoft and Canonical has partnered together to allow Bash on Windows 10 natively without any containers and Virtualization. Although this has been done from a long time from third party tools like Cygwin, it has its own limitations and providing a native support for Bash command line to Windows 10 is a step to invite outside developers. 

The "Ubuntu on Windows" will be available as an Upgrade later this year for Windows 10 user. This comes as a surprize for Open Source world, since Microsoft has always confined itself within "propretory" limitations and a partnership with Canonical was something highly unexpected. 

Bash i.e. Bourne Again SHell, is an open source unix shell and command line interpreter for the GNU operating systems. 

Microsoft in its blog said that the "Ubuntu on Windows" is an attempt to make working with open source tools on Windows easier. SO, they has decided to provide the native support for Bash which run directly on Windows in an environment that behaves like Linux. 

Once it will be released, developers/users will be able to run Bash scripts, Linux command line tools like sed, awk, grep and can even try Linux-first tools like Ruby, Git, Python directly on Windows. Accessing your Windows filesystem within Bash will be easier. However, it wont support Windows Application interaction so you might not able to open a Windows app say Notepad from Bash. One a lighter note, this may remind you of something opposite to "Wine for Linux".

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical addressed it as something that was unpredicted. 

In our journey to bring free software to the widest possible audience, this is not a moment we could have predicted. Nevertheless, we are delighted to stand behind Ubuntu for Windows, committed to addressing the needs of Windows developers exploring Linux in this amazing new way, and are excited at the possibilities heralded by this unexpected turn of events.

Microsoft wil release it first to the Insiders and then susequently for all Windows 10 users. WHat do you think, is it something that will benefit both Microsoft and Linux?