Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2/Final Beta: Available for download

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Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2 is now available for download. Here what the team has to say

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. Codenamed “Raring Ringtail”, 13.04 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.  The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. Together with Ubuntu 13.04, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Studio also reached Final Beta status today.  We also welcome two new flavors, Ubuntu Gnome and UbuntuKylin, which are participating in the Ubuntu release process for the first time this cycle.

The main release of Ubuntu 13.04 will be on April 25 2013.It will come with a reduced support cycle of only 9 months. Support for it will end in January 2014. Canonical recently announced that non-lts-version of Ubuntu will have a reduced support cycle for 18 months to 9 months only. LTS versions will continue to have support till 5 years. If you’re running Daily Builds of Ubuntu 13.04 you don’t need to do anything special to get the beta – as long as you’re up-to-date, you’re using it. Features of Ubuntu 13.04:

Features of Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2:

  • Linux Kernel 3.8.0-16.26
  • Unity has been updated to version 6.12
  • Python 3.3

Wubi: Ubuntu downloader for Windows discontinued: Due to various bugs in Wubi that have not been addressed in time for this Final Beta, the Ubuntu team will not be releasing the Wubi installer with 13.04.  You can read more about this decision here.  Users who wish to try out Ubuntu without repartitioning a Windows system are encouraged to use a live system instead, booted from either a DVD or a USB disk. The cd-image can be downloaded by clicking the below button:

This is the final beta and not the main release. try it at your own risk running in a virtual machine is recommended

The CD-Image can be download by clicking the button below:

Enjoy!

Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.6 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Linux Kernel 3.8.6 is the sixth maintenance release for kernel 3.8 series that has been made available recently. In this tutorial, we will help you install it in a system running Ubuntu/Linux Mint and any other Ubuntu-based distribution.

Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.6:

  • **    ipv6: fix bad free of addrconf_init_net**
  • **    net: ethernet: cpsw: fix erroneous condition in error check**
  • **    net: fq_codel: Fix off-by-one error**
  • **    Btrfs: fix space leak when we fail to reserve metadata space**
  • **    Fix bug for DM9000 revision B which contain a DSP PHY**
  • **    drm/i915: Use the fixed pixel clock for eDP in intel_dp_set_m_n()**
  • **    ARM: kirkwood: Fix chip-delay for GoFlex Net**
  • **    NFSv4.1: Fix a race in pNFS layoutcommit**
  • **    iwlwifi: fix length check in multi-TB HCMD**
  • **    Bluetooth: Fix not closing SCO sockets in the BT_CONNECT2 state**
  • **    smsc75xx: fix jumbo frame support**

Linux Kernel 3.8.6 Installation (Main)

For i386/amd64 architectures, you can install Linux Kernel 3.8.6 with the following commands at your own risk:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.6 -O kernel-3.8.6

chmod +x kernel-3.8.6

sudo sh kernel-3.8.6

sudo reboot

This process will upgrade the kernel not replace it. to remove earlier Linux kernel and make it a clean install use Synaptic Package Manager.

Enjoy!!!

Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.6 in Ubuntu for ARM

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Linux Kernel 3.8.6 is the sixth maintenance release for kernel 3.8 series that has been made available recently. In this tutorial, we will help you install it in a system running Ubuntu and any other Ubuntu-based distro for ARM.

Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.6:

  • **    ipv6: fix bad free of addrconf_init_net**
  • **    net: ethernet: cpsw: fix erroneous condition in error check**
  • **    net: fq_codel: Fix off-by-one error**
  • **    Btrfs: fix space leak when we fail to reserve metadata space**
  • **    Fix bug for DM9000 revision B which contain a DSP PHY**
  • **    drm/i915: Use the fixed pixel clock for eDP in intel_dp_set_m_n()**
  • **    ARM: kirkwood: Fix chip-delay for GoFlex Net**
  • **    NFSv4.1: Fix a race in pNFS layoutcommit**
  • **    iwlwifi: fix length check in multi-TB HCMD**
  • **    Bluetooth: Fix not closing SCO sockets in the BT_CONNECT2 state**
  • **    smsc75xx: fix jumbo frame support**

Linux Kernel 3.8.6 Installation (Main)

For ARM-based systems, you can install kernel 3.8.6 with these commands at your own risk:

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/arm-kernel-3.8.6 -O arm-kernel-3.8.6

chmod +x arm-kernel-3.8.6

sudo sh arm-kernel-3.8.6``sudo update-grub

sudo reboot

** Please try this at your own risk. I am not responsible for any damage caused by this article to your system/arm device.**

Enjoy!!

Install Linux Kernel 3.8.5 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Linux Kernel 3.8.5 We will see how to install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint using a bash script, you can download the deb packages from here for manual installation.

Here are some of the key changes in kernel 3.8.5:

  • **    drm/radeon: fix backend map setup on 1 RB trinity boards**
  • **    drm/radeon: fix S/R on VM systems (cayman/TN/SI)**
  • **    ARM: tegra: fix register address of slink controller**
  • **    target/iscsi: Fix mutual CHAP auth on big-endian arches**
  • **    rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix problem that prevents reassociation**
  • **    rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix schedule while atomic bug splat**
  • **    ALSA: hda – Fix typo in checking IEC958 emphasis bit**
  • **    ALSA: hda/cirrus – Fix the digital beep registration**
  • **    vhost/net: fix heads usage of ubuf_info**
  • **    tcp: fix skb_availroom()**
  • **    ipv4: fix definition of FIB_TABLE_HASHSZ**
  • **    USB: EHCI: fix regression in QH unlinking**
  • **    udf: Fix bitmap overflow on large filesystems with small block size**
  • **    x86-64: Fix the failure case in copy_user_handle_tail()**
  • **    nfsd: fix bad offset use**
  • **    MD RAID5:  Fix kernel oops when RAID4/5/6 is used via device-mapper**
  • **    IPoIB: Fix send lockup due to missed TX completion**
  • **    ext4: fix data=journal fast mount/umount hang**

Linux Kernel 3.8.5 Installation (Main)

To install Linux Kernel 3.8.5 in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 14/13/12 or older, enter these commands:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.5 -O kernel-3.8.5

chmod +x kernel-3.8.5

sudo sh kernel-3.8.5

sudo reboot

Removing Linux Kernel 3.8.5 (Uninstall)

To uninstall Linux kernel 3.8.5 completely from your system, run this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.5*