Setting a larger console font on Ubuntu Linux 12.04. To do this first get to a text console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2 and login with your username ↦ password, then type this command to set a larger font. setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz This is a nice large font and is more readable if you are on a 1920*1080 …

The Linux Mint 13 distribution will have a nicer desktop interface than the Ubuntu distribution that goes without saying; I have just loaded up Linux Mint 12 for a quick look at the Cinnamon desktop and it is very nice to use indeed, the hotspot at the top left of the screen that is very …

I have had problems with the Ubuntu 12.04 desktop when I was using it where the Unity desktop would not shut down properly. The only solution I could find was to press Ctrl->Alt->F2 and type sudo init 0 at a bash prompt and the system will shut down. Hopefully this will be fixed in the …

I have had another look at the Ubuntu Unity desktop, I am aware that this desktop environment is not everybody’s favourite user interface, but it deserves another look. I have recorded a Youtube video of the latest Unity desktop and with the MyUnity desktop configuration tool that allows even more configuration of the Unity interface …

The 2.0.0 release of the VLC media player has been released for Ubuntu 12.04. I updated my Ubuntu 12.04 installation and there it was. So the final release of Ubuntu 12.04 will include this media player in the repositories. The VLC media player is available for Linux and Windows and includes its own internal codecs …

The downloads for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin are available at the following links. precise-desktop-i386.iso 12-Feb-2012 07:59 719M Desktop CD for PC (Intel x86) computers (standard download) precise-desktop-powerpc.iso 12-Feb-2012 07:59 726M Desktop CD for Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5) computers (standard download) precise-desktop-amd64.iso 12-Feb-2012 07:58 717M Desktop CD for 64-bit PC (AMD64) computers (standard download) These …

This is what the MATE desktop looks like running on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. This is the fork of the Gnome 2.32.1 source code to run on modern Linux distributions. The MATE desktop is not as fast as the Xubuntu or Lubuntu desktops, but good for a nostalgic Linux user. The layout of the panels …

I have installed the KDE 4.8.0 desktop on Ubuntu 12.04 and this KDE release is the fastest yet, everything works very well, adding new themes, splash screens and window decorations works perfectly. Many people hate what Canonical are doing with the Unity desktop and the KDE desktop is a nice alternative to the increasingly strange …

The much awaited alpha version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution has been released. This version of Ubuntu comes with kernel 3.2.0-2.5, which is based on the latest mainline v3.2-rc3 kernel. The server release of the AMD64 version has been merged into the generic Ubuntu release to ease the burden of maintaining this release of Ubuntu. …