I’ve been playing about with aliases within Ubuntu
Aliases are a way for you to customize the commands by giving them aliases (nicknames). You can use them to remember hard commands or make short names to long commands you just hate to type. To setup aliases, right-click and create an empty file in your home directory and name it “.bash_aliases”. Notice the period at the beginning of the name that will make the file hidden. Press “Ctrl+H” to show the hidden files.
Here’s the Ubuntu One Shutdown notice I received in my inbox earlier 🙁
The service has been discontinued
We are sorry to notify you that we will be shutting down the Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014.
It is no longer possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores have been removed.
As always, your content belongs to you. If you have already uploaded any content you can simply download your files onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of 1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will be deleted.
We've always been inspired by the support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for the support you've shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you'll continue to support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.
GNOME 3.12 Released with New Features for Users and Developers
Orinda, CA– The GNOME Project is proud to release GNOME 3.12 today. The next milestone release in the GNOME 3 series includes many new features, enhancements and updates, as well as new capabilities and APIs for application developers. The new version continues to improve the GNOME 3 user experience and includes many small bug fixes and enhancements.
Speaking on behalf of the GNOME Release Team, Matthias Clasen said “This is an exciting release for GNOME, and brings many new features and improvements, including app folders, enhanced system status and high-resolution display support.” He also thanked the GNOME community for their work on the release, saying that “This six months’ effort wouldn’t have been possible without the whole GNOME community, made of contributors and friends from all around the world”.
The latest GNOME release has been met with anticipation by the project’s partners. Christian Schaller, manager of Red Hat’s Desktop Team, said: “Red Hat is very pleased to see the GNOME community continuing to push the GNU/Linux desktop forward. We are looking forward to the innovations in GNOME 3.12 arriving in future versions of Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.”
GNOME 3 is already in use by many companies who will benefit from the improvements in the new release. Arun S A G, Software Development Engineer at Yahoo Inc said “GNOME is the desktop environment of choice for many Yahoo developers. It provides a stable foundation for GNU/Linux power users to get things done, from reading emails to writing code.”
Fedora 20 released at the start of this month, so I thought I’d give it a try via Virtual Box, and I liked it.
I’m a fan of Gnome, so the GUI was a pleasure to use, although I now know Xfce can be used, and I’ve warmed to it over the last few months.
Issues were Virtual Box related and not Fedora, e.g as always getting a wide-screen view, and the default user wasn’t in the subdoer file (su -c "usermod -g wheel username")yum install … but I play with Linux as I like to tinker 🙂
It’s too early for me to give a fair comparison, but I’ll keep Fedora as my current VB distro for a while and see how it goes.
The main thing I need to shift my thinking on is the use of Yum over apt-get… bonus so far it’s less key strokes 🙂
But if you do absolutely positively need apt-get, here’s a guide from DesktopLinuxReviews.com
And yumex over Synaptic: yum install yumex.noarch
And as always on a new Virtual Box distro setup, I installed Tor 🙂