Ubuntu 15.04 Codenamed Vivid Vervet

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

Ubuntu 14.10 has been released and it’s time to look up to the development of next Ubuntu release which is Ubuntu 15.04. As always, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth announced the code name of the upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 release on his blog and it’s been named Vivid Vervet.

If you did not know already, each Ubuntu release is codenamed in two word starting from same alphabet. Out of these two, first is an adjective and the second is, mostly, an endangered species. These alphabets are also in ascending order. Ubuntu 14.04 was Trusty Tahr (i.e. T), 14.10 was Utopic Unicorn (U) and now 15.04 is named Vivid Vervet, starting with letter V.

Vervet is an ‘old world’ monkey that is mostly found in South Africa. Considering Ubuntu’s aim of entering mobile OS world along with desktop, the choice of selecting Vervet monkey as the mascot is explained by Mark as following:

In my favourite places, the smartest thing around is a particular kind of monkey. Vexatious at times, volant and vogie at others, a vervet gets in anywhere and delights in teasing cats and dogs alike. As the upstart monkey in this business I can think of no better mascot. And so let’s launch our vicenary cycle, our verist varlet, the Vivid Vervet!

Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your preference, Ubuntu 15.04 will not have either Mir or Unity 8 by default but you should expect some new features for sure, if not plenty.

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 To Ubuntu 14.10

Ubuntu 14.10 Codename Utopic Unicorn

Ubuntu 14.10 has been released yesterday. Wondering how to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 14.04? Don’t worry, it’s extremely easy to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10. In fact, it is just a matter of few clicks and a good internet connection.

Do you need to switch to Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 14.04?

Before you go on upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10, make sure that you really want to ditch Ubuntu 14.04 for 14.10. It is important for the reason that you won’t be able to downgrade Ubuntu 14.10 back to Ubuntu 14.04. You’ll have to go for a fresh install instead.

Ubuntu 14.04 is long-term support (LTS) release. Which means more stability and support for greater period. If you upgrade to 14.10, you’ll be forced to further upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 as the support for 14.10 will last for 9 months only while 14.04 will go on for more than 3 years.

Moreover, there are not many new features in Ubuntu 14.10 that could compel many users to switch to it. But yes, you’ll get the cutting edge OS for sure. So, at the end of the day it is your call whether to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 or not. [Continue reading]