Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Final Version Released

ubuntu 13.04 raring ringtail Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Final Version Released and Available for Download
Ubuntu 13.04 with codename “Raring Ringtail” has been released and announced by Ubuntu Team. It comes with a number of improvements in performance and speed, and aesthetic touches that promise “more polished visual experience ofUbuntu to date”.

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Final Version Released and Available for Download

Monday, May 13, 2013

Ubuntu 13.10 Release Schedule

The date of the release, along with those for the major development milestones, are listed on a release schedule on the Ubuntu Wiki.
While these dates are, at this early juncture, subject to change it has to be said that they rarely do.
As with Ubuntu 13.04 there will only be a single beta release for Ubuntu 13.10 itself. Ubuntu flavours, Xubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu & co, are able to take advantage of as many 3 alphas, 2 betas and a release candidate.
Key dates at the time of writing are as follows. Bold indicates a milestone that Ubuntu-proper takes part in:
  • Alpha 1 – June 20th
  • Alpha 2 – July 18th
  • Alpha 3 – August 1st
  • Beta 1- September 5th
  • Final Beta – September 26th
  • Release Candidate – October 10th
With the final release scheduled for:
  • Final Release - October 17th
Ubuntu 13.10 Release Schedule

Ubuntu 13.04: What's New In Raring Ringtail?

raring ringtail new featuresOn April 25th, the newest version of one of the most popular Linux distributions was released — Ubuntu 13.04, codenamed “Raring Ringtail”. 
Every new release of Ubuntu warrants the question of what’s new and whether people should try it out or upgrade from an older release.
Unlike previous releases of Ubuntu, 13.04 doesn’t bring extraordinary new visual features which may make some people even more skeptical about this release than others. 
So what exactly is new, and should you really upgrade?

Ubuntu 13.04: What's New In Raring Ringtail?


Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Smoking Linux » Play your Windows Games with Wine and DirectX

Microsoft DirectX is a collection of libraries for game programming. With Runtime installed on your Windows Desktop you can run the most important commercial games.

On linux you can’t have DirectX installed natively as part of system and there isn’t a Linux Binary versione of it. So, you can’t run windows games on Linux. To have DirectX games on your Linux you can try Wine. Wine (wine is not emulator) is a wrapper of windows libraries, so you can use windows software on your Linux Desktop.

Many of windows software don’t run on Linux with Wine, but you can try particular configuration of Wine to see if you can run your favorite windows game or software.

To install a Windows Game on Linux you have to install and configure DirectX on wine. This tutorial explain how to install DirectX.