Hi there, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal is out! However the Dash search functionality includes shopping results retrieved from the internet (namely Amazon), which I personally found annoying.
In order to remove that, just run this command:
sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping
This will remove online shopping search suggestions. Your mile may vary, but from my point of view, it does speed-up search result.
Those who are keeping up with the updates knows that Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal has been released yesterday!
However now I’m going to share two great features that I like about Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.
#1. New GRUB menu that hides old kernel after updates!
Now, GRUB menu always display “Ubuntu” with each kernel update. All previous kernels are grouped together under the “Advanced options for Ubuntu”.
So you get:
This will keep the computer from listing too many kernels on the boot menu, which is messy in itself.
#2. Remote Login option!
Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal allows users to login remotely to Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) server right from Ubuntu Greeter.
Other Features worth mentioning
- Linux kernel 3.5
- LibreOffice 18.104.22.168, featuring menu that can be integrated to Unity menu.
A must visit website for Ubuntu users and connoisseurs. Googlubuntu is a search engine powered with Google Custom Search. It is a time saver and very convenient to use!
I always wanted a smooth development machine which can run multiple virtual machine (VM) at once, which is a must when testing app that is meant to be portable across different platform. So just before Ramadhan (in July), I bought 8GB RAM and 1TB hdd from a local pc shop and proceed to set-up my development machine.
The machine already has 4GB ram so adding the extra RAM bumped it to 12GB. The machine I was running is an older Intel Core i5, which is decent enough to execute all the VM that is necessarily when developing and testing the app.
with all those RAM, seems it’ll be quite a while before I use the swap space again.
I found this while surfing the internet a while back ago,
Sometimes for some reason when you installed Microsoft Windows or other operating systems, your GRUB installation will be overwritten. This will cause your Ubuntu operating system unable to boot.
Here’s how to solve the problem using Ubuntu LTS Live CD:
1. First boot the Ubuntu Live CD from your computer
2. Then, open terminal-emulator application, and add boot-repair application to Ubuntu repository
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
3. Update repository and install boot-repair
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair
4. Then run boot repair by typing “boot-repair” at the bash prompt
To begin repairing/reinstalling GRUB, click on “Recommended Repair” at the application screen:
The “Advance” button offers other option that lets you customize the boot option.
Boot-repair lets you to:
1. Reinstall GRUB bootloader
2. Change the default OS to boot
3. Place boot flag on any partition or devices.
4. Add extra kernel option
5. Restore MBR (only when necessary!)
6. Repair filesystem (only when necessary!)
Official Boot-repair website: http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/
Ubuntu Community Page on Boot-repair: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair