Ubuntu 14.10 – Mighty Name With Minimal Changes And Steps To Upgrade

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Ubuntu was introduced in October 2004 and after that with lots of adaptation and development they reached this mile stone of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. They released Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Thar) version a few months ago with the major adaptations in the kernel and the grub after its successful launch they set a milestone for their next version 14.10. Here lets discuss some thing in detail about naming reason and the features of the latest Ubuntu release.

Utopic Unicorn Ubuntu 14.10

As all you know the Ubuntu Version are named in alphabetic order, So this version had to be named with the letter “U”, Yes its code named as Utopic Unicorn – a mighty name.

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Naming Reason

Utopic is a word derived form the latin word “Utopia” which means a society or community or a project which possessing highly desirable or near perfect qualities. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and imagined societies portrayed in fiction.

Unicorn a legendary animal from mythology with large, pointed, spiralling horn projecting from its forehead. In ancient mythology its horn said to have the power of healing sickness.

From the name Mark Shuttleworth make call to the saddle to have a might journey.

Ubuntu 14.10 is finally in our hand after lots of alpha and beta testing, Lots of the developers are enjoying the taste of Ubuntu 14.10 in its test modes. After that as per the schedule Ubuntu 14.10 is finally flavored and available for the users.

Whats New in Ubuntu 14.10?

The answer for this question is really disappointing you, yes there is no major updates in this release and the support time is also only for 9 months. Even though there is no major visual and environment changes in its latest version, they updated the security features and kernels for stability of OS.

Things got Updated in Ubutnu 14.10

  • Linux Kernel 3.16 – base kernel version has changed for the stability and also expanding platform support is enabled for both 64 and 32 bit EFI BIOS
  • AppArmor – Added various local policies and bug fixes
  • Unity  – Lots of bugs are fixed in the unity and improved to support High DPI display.
  • Firefox updated to version 33
  • chromium updated to version 38
  • Libreoffice 4.3.2.2
  • Openstack 2014.2, ( juno)
  • Libvirt 1.2.8
  • LXC 1.0
  • Ubuntu Developer Tool Center – A new tool which allows the developer to setup variety of development environment easily and quickly.

Is it really worth Upgrading Ubuntu 14.10?

As this version came with minimal updates and the support time is also very short, in my view I’m not interested in upgrading ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 as a desktop user. If you are a developer or a geek then surely Ubuntu 14.10 will make some sense in upgrading.

Simple Steps to upgrade Ubuntu 14.10

Canonical  provide an easy option to upgrade Ubuntu 14.10 from your previous version. Are you currently using the old version of Ubuntu? Here comes the simple way to upgrade your older one to the latest version. You can even upgrade to latest version simply through its software Updater.

upgrade ubuntu 14.10

Make sure that you are connected to the internet.

  • Open the Software & Update Tool. You can find this toll right from dashlens.
  • Click on the Updates Tab
  • See the last option  Notify me of a New Ubuntu Version. Choose “For any new version” from the drop down menu.

That’s all done, run quick update to upgrade your Ubuntu to the latest version without losing your settings and data.

Download the Ubuntu 14.10 ISO and Try out!

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