Tag Archives: beta

Install Skype for Linux Beta v2.1.0.81 on Ubuntu 9.10

Skype just recently released an updated version of their desktop client for Linux, Skype Beta v2.1.0.81. This release fixes some major bugs and well as introduces some new features previously unavailable on the Linux release. I am very happy to see this version released as I use Skype quite regularly. Not only to talk to… Read More »

How To Install KDE 4.4 RC In Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala”

As I mentioned a few days back in my article regarding Installing Dropbox on Kubuntu, I’ve been tinkering with KDE recently and I am enjoying my time with it. I know I’ve written in the past regarding some frustrations with KDE, but I have to admit that many of my frustrations have gone away as… Read More »

Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Beta Reviewed (Screenshots!)

Yesterday I installed the Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Beta release by way of the desktop (Live-CD) based installer. The installation was very clean and polished. It has been a while since I’ve used a graphical installer and I am pleased with the improvements that I found. It definitely rivals any “professional” or “enterprise” install session… Read More »

Upgrading From Beta To RC And Beyond…

I keep seeing this question pop up in IRC so I thought I’d post something about it… “How do I upgrade from Ubuntu Beta to Ubuntu RC (and eventually to Final)?” If you’ve installed Beta and want to upgrade to RC (and eventually Final) simply continue to update your machine.  There isn’t anything special that… Read More »

Updating Ubuntu Images With Jigdo

Well its that time again, the Ubuntu community is just about ready to launch another fantastic release and with that release the worlds interweb tubes are going to get clogged as everyone upgrades.  It’s about this time that I always start thinking about ways to be more efficient with my bandwidth. Bittorrent, of course, is… Read More »