Mark Shuttleworth has outlined his plans for a next-generator Ubuntu installer dubbed 'Ubiquity NG'. The tool will leverage modern technologies like Curtin, MAAS, Electron and Snaps.
Ubuntu wants to collect data on users' systems to 'help improve Ubuntu'. The diagnostic data collection will be opt-out, and enabled by default for all new installs of Ubuntu 18.04.
Ubuntu 18.04 has a new 'minimal install' option in the installer which lets you choose whether you want a full-fat Ubuntu install, or a semi-skim version with fewer ubuntu packages preinstalled.
KDE Neon has adopted distro-agnostic Linux installer ‘Calamares’ its unstable developer edition. Calamares replaces the Canonical-developed Ubiquity installer as the default graphical installer used when installing the Ubuntu-based OS on a new machine. The stylish install wizard is already in […]
Ubuntu will modernise its out-of-the-box experience (OOBE) to be easier and quicker to complete, look more 'seductive' to new users, and better present the Ubuntu brand through its design
Installing any operating system, Linux or otherwise, is never risk-free. But according to user reports, a long-standing bug in Ubuntu's official installer is making unexpected issues a little too expected.
Ubuntu One login has been added to the the system installer of Ubuntu 13.10.
An auto-updating Twitter stream has been added to the Ubuntu 12.04 installer. The stream shows tweets containing the hashtag #ubuntu, and appears alongside a short blurb on Ask Ubuntu. The slide, titled 'Any Questions?', is the last item shown during installation of Ubuntu.
An updated batch of slides for playback during Ubuntu installation have landed in Ubuntu 11.10.
They say first impressions count and Maverick has certainly taken that to heed with its redesigned slideshow to play during installation. Do note that many of the images/text in these slides are still place holders, […]
Reader Alaukik spotted the following rewording of the non-free software disclimaer as he installed the latest Ubuntu 10.10 daily build. It changes the previously less-explanatory ‘please offer me non-opensource software’ to a paragraph of a more […]
The newly redesigned Ubuntu 10.10 installer just keeps getting better. Reader Macey stopped by the OMG! Inbox! after taking the latest Maverick daily desktop CD for a spin and noticed something particularly neat about the […]