What was the first version of Ubuntu and where can I find it?


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Update: There is an updated version of this post available here: Find your Ubuntu kernel version.

To make up for not blogging over the past few weeks I’ve got a few things up my sleeve here. I definitely want to get back into my old habit so I’ll just dive right in.

This tutorial will outline a few methods of finding your installed Ubuntu version or kernel version. These can be useful if you ever need to troubleshoot a problem or need more information for a bug submission.

The first method you can use is a GUI method to see what version you have installed. Personally I think it could be made a bit more prominent, but that isn’t my call. To find the version using the GUI method simply do the following:

System > About Ubuntu

The resulting window will show some main contents and then thank you for your interest in...

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This is just a quick tip, and something I tend to need to do because I’m a bit absentminded and have one of the worst short-term memories out there. The version names for Ubuntu sometimes escape me. Maybe it’s because they are referred to by cute little ‘codenames’ instead of version numbers. The difference between Dapper and Breezy and Edgy and Feisty isn’t exactly obvious. Which of those is newest?

Feisty will be released around the end of Spring 2007 (April I believe). So at the time of this writing, Edgy is the most current stable version to have. For many things in Ubuntu, particularly any time you are tinkering with adding repositories, you need to know your version. If nothing else, it can make you feel a little bit more like you know what’s going on if someone asks you and you actually know what your computer is...

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Skip to questions, Wiki by user txwikinger

A PPA is a personal package archive generally hosted by launchpad.net. PPAs allow developers to distribute software in a manner similar to Ubuntu repository items using apt-get.

Users can add a PPA to their system with the apt-get add repository command or through the Software Sources application. This allows users to install, update and remove PPA packages just like regular repository packages.

You can use the ppa-purge command to remove a PPA, or you can remove it through Software Sources.


Q: What are PPAs and how do I use them?

Tags: ppa (Next Q)

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these?

There are multiple valid answers for this question spanning over several versions of Ubuntu. For your convenience, an index of each is below.

· Ubuntu 11.04 and...

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Where can I find Ubuntu 12 iso download?

Hi there,

If you’re new to Windows 8 at first it is kind’a hard because everything is new, you’re like using a tablet but still you can also use desktop view. You can go to the desktop view by pressing your windows button to toggle between your new main screen and to former desktop view. You can also add shortcut to the taskbar for you to easily switch to desktop view. Now, you know how to go to your desktop view, you can now look for you Ubuntu 12 iso download file, but you can also find it without using your desktop view, you can just search the files that you need in your PC by just searching it in the search button on your main screen view.

If you still can find your Ubuntu 12 then you can just download it in here: http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/

Hope it...

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The Ubuntu Edge smartphone campaign never reached its lofty $32m goal , but the more than $12m in pledges it received was record-breaking—and Canonical hasn’t given up. Ubuntu Touch for phones just hit “release to manufacturing” status. The first official version is done, bugfix’d, and ready to go. It’s coming on real phones, too, with the first phone with Ubuntu Touch shipping this December.

As the Oppo N1 was to CyanogenMod, the Meizu MX4 will be to Ubuntu. You’ll soon be able to get phones that ship with officially supported Ubuntu software—no more hacking around on Nexus devices.

Ubuntu Touch is ready to go

On September 16, the first “RTM” version of Ubuntu Touch was officially released. If you’re one of those geeks who flashed Ubuntu Touch onto a Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013), or Nexus 10, you can now upgrade to the latest release to have a more stable experience.

This stable release isn’t all about fancy features. If you’ve checked out Ubuntu Touch...

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