Linux the Penguin has made some steps forward and after version 14.04 the 16.04 goes to strengthen some of the peculiar features of Ubuntu ensuring more and more operational stability.
Linux and Ubuntu come to Version 16.04 – Installation
The novelties of this kernel are many and as for any distribution long support to which we have accustomed Linux also Ubuntu 16.04 is based on Linux 4.4 as a kernel and, remember, we always talk about version LTS, Long Term Support.
The installation of this distribution can be of different types as we have always been accustomed to Linux and you can download the version 16.04 in Italian from the site Ubuntu .it directly from this link.
The procedure is always the same as loading on a USB stick or through the creation of a CD that you will then install and on which you will first load this version. The procedure is similar to the one we saw for Ubuntu 14.04.
The programs already present and updated in this version are the following with their distributions:
- Nautilus (File) 3.14
- Totem (Video) 3.18
- Rhythmbox 3.3.1
- Shotwell 0.22
- Firefox 45
- Thunderbird 38.6
- LibreOffice 5.1
- Chromium 49
Unity 7 All New Products
We talked about stability and this remains calculating that we always talk about LTS distribution and this stability is also valid for the desktop.
Those who have developed Ubuntu in recent years, has focused mainly on the desktop and with Unity 7 has made this even more stable and with Unity 7.4 present in Ubuntu 16.04 has been achieved that goal.
Linux takes a big step forward with Ubuntu 16.04
Let’s talk about Compiz, the system backend/decorator, which together with the structure of Unity 7.4 is and is improved and lightened.
To install Compiz on version 16.04 of Ubuntu you have to give this command from the famous Terminal:
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install compiz
The desktop environment is enriched with new features compared to previous versions of Ubuntu and let’s see them in detail below with a list always inherent to Unity 7.4:
At number one you can place the possibility of navigation in the Dash that is possible thanks to the new scrollbars.
Always staying on the Dash is from here iora that you can access specific sessions such as logout, shutdown and restart.
The desktop switcher from this version has its own quicklist.
In the squirrel version there is the option Format to quick list of removable devices.
The windows of the other trash topic that is often considered by those who browse and generally use a desktop environment, these now with the 16.04 can be viewed and this also applies to windows related to external storage devices if opened.
In distribution 16.04 the icons of the apps are in the launcher also during the loading phase.
In all this we have not yet talked about “how to act after the installation or UpGrade to version 16.04” of Ubuntu.
Well, you will need to set the language and install the additional drivers.
To set the language you will need to go to the icon you see in the image at the top left of the home screen of version 16.04.
From here you can search by typing:
- Support Language or Support Languages
And so you will set the first and download the second with extreme simplicity, as you are then accustomed to do with Ubuntu in general.