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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ubuntu LTS 14.04 (released 4/17/2014)

Every two years, in April, Ubuntu releases a fresh long term support distro which will be supported for 5 years.  The latest release is 14.04.  Derivative distros, such as Xubuntu, also release on the same schedule (though Xubuntu only offers 3 years of support versus 5 for the regular distro.)

I have been running Xubuntu 14.04 on my primary laptop, a loaded T61 motherboard living within a T60 chassis, since about a week before the official release.  It is running superb.  Everything is working as it was in 12.04, I just have another 3 years before I need to worry about running any major updates again.

So, how do you update your system from 12.04 to 14.04?  Well, there are a couple of ways to go about it.  I will point you to a blog post which will describe the most "pain free" method of updating your system to the latest long term support version.  Be sure you have a good Internet connection and do not need use of your system for a bit.  Follow the instructions on the linked post and enjoy your new system.  Feel free to contact me if you have any issues or concerns.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day - and a quick update

Good morning.  Just a quick update.  I have not been keeping this blog updated with new stock as well as I would have liked.  Several of the machines here are no longer in stock.  Craigslist is probably the best place to see what is currently available.

My Craigslist listings

I also am going to start to transition more into non-standard machines, top spec'd examples, and custom high-end configurations that were not available directly from the factory.

Thank you for checking up on my blog.  Let's keep these solid, well built machines running for a long time to come.