Ubuntu is 10 years old. Celebrating with Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) release and new opportunity for developers. Small changes are made on this release but the general theme for 14.10 on the desktop was one of bug fixes and incremental quality improvements.
SchoolTool is an open source, web based student information system designed for schools in the developing world, with strong support for translation, localization and automated deployment and updates via the Ubuntu Linux installer and package management system.
The first beta is ready for download and testing, including Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin and Ubuntu GNOME. There are several updates for every distribution. Weather and Maps apps installed by default on Ubuntu Gnome and KDE is testing Plasma 5 desktop.
The next release is due on September and the release candidate should come on October 16! The final Ubuntu version is coming on October 23, 2014
Before we start the upgrade, is highly recommend to make a data backup. Currently is the beta version 14.04 and is not recommended to run on main computers. The final version 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) will come in less than one month (on April 17, 2014.) with new features and improvements .
Since the Ubuntu 9.10 is coming October 29th, for those who like to taste the new (beta) features here is the short how to guide to upgrade your Ubuntu Desktop. The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. This is the Ubuntu 9.10 beta release, which brings a host of exciting new features.
Upgrading from Ubuntu 9.04
To upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in update-manager -d into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘9.10’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
Upgrading from Ubuntu 8.10
To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in
update-manager -d into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you:
New distribution release '9.04' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal; launch the upgrade tool with the command
sudo do-release-upgrade; and follow the on-screen instructions.