Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver.


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Hello Windows 10 Forums,

I know there are a few Linux users here so I thought I'd tell ya the Bionic Beaver Rocks and definitely worthy of test driving and a few hours of ones time.

Gnome Desktop / GUI interface is easy to navigate and I prefer it over Unity GUI interface although still resource demanding but not as much as Unity was. :cool:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver installed and works OOTB on my 2008 Frankenstein Build listed below although now using Xubuntu 18.04 LTS because I like Xfce GUI interface /Desktop.


poorguy ;)

xubuntu@ASUS-M4A785-M:~$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: ASUS-M4A785-M Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.31) Distro: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M4A785-M v: Rev X.0x serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1006 date: 08/18/2010
CPU: Triple core AMD Phenom 8650 (-MCP-) arch: K10 rev.3 cache: 1536 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 13862
clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 1150 MHz 2: 2300 MHz 3: 1150 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4200] bus-ID: 01:05.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1280x720@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: AMD RS880 (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.15.0-20-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series]
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:05.1
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 20.0GB (30.0% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST320014A size: 20.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 5.6G (33%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: 46.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2657 sys-1: 1934
Info: Processes: 175 Uptime: 8:41 Memory: 828.8/4700.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
xubuntu@ASUS-M4A785-M:~$
 
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Even Ubuntu would run a little faster with more memory and not use the swap file. 64 bit W10 will run in 4Gb but is noticeably faster in 8Gb
 
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Currently using Ubuntu Mate 18.04!. :)

Swap is not necessary now for high spec systems and if it is; it will auto allocate within the system space it sets aside!. :)
 
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Hi poorguy,

I have used it since Beta 1 and apart from My Weather Indicator app, I have no problems with it!. :)

I am actually typing this post using it!. ;)
 
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Hi poorguy,

I have used it since Beta 1 and apart from My Weather Indicator app, I have no problems with it!. :)

I am actually typing this post using it!. ;)
Hey Wolfie,

Cool that's good to hear as Mate has always been a favorite of mine. :cool:

I've experienced no problems so with Ubuntu 18.04 or Xubuntu 18.04 and both install and work OOTB on my old computers.

I like them.:cool:
 
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I like Xubuntu too!. :)
Yep me to. :)

I changed the 20 GB 5400 RPM hard drive to a 120 GB 5400 RPM hard drive and installed the full version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver on the Frankenstein Build as I liked the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr flagship.

It runs great on this Frankenstein Build. :D

ubuntu@ASUS-M4A785-M:~$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: ASUS-M4A785-M Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
Desktop: Gnome 3.28.1 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M4A785-M v: Rev X.0x serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1006 date: 08/18/2010
CPU: Triple core AMD Phenom 8650 (-MCP-) arch: K10 rev.3 cache: 1536 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 13862
clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 1150 MHz 2: 1150 MHz 3: 1150 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4200] bus-ID: 01:05.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: radeon Resolution: 1280x720@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: AMD RS880 (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.15.0-20-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series]
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:05.1
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (6.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1200AB size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 7.3G (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: 46.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2626 sys-1: 1934
Info: Processes: 202 Uptime: 17:02 Memory: 1387.4/4700.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
ubuntu@ASUS-M4A785-M:~$
 
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Hi poorguy,

some info about Ubuntu Mate's latest release if you are interested at all:

https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ :)
Hey Wolfie,

Thanks for the link and I'm downloading it now.

I'll install it later on after I throw together another Frankenstein Build or may just swap the hard drive on an existing one. o_O :D

From what I've looked at it's a good looking Linux Distro and It's time for me to move forward to 18.04 versions. :)

I really like Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Xubuntu 18.04 LTS so I know Ubuntu-Mate 18.04 LTS I'll like also. :)

Thanks again.


poorguy :cool:
 
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Hey Wolfie,

I finally installed Ubuntu Mate 18.04 (64 Bit) and did minimal install and then installed software that I want and use and Ubuntu Mate 18.04 (64 Bit) works great on this pulled from a trash pile on the side of the road desktop computer. :)

Specs.

thomas@Compaq-CQ5600F-BM411AA-ABA:~$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Compaq-CQ5600F-BM411AA-ABA Kernel: 4.15.0-22-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Machine: Device: desktop System: Compaq-Presario product: BM411AA-ABA CQ5600F serial: N/A
Mobo: PEGATRON model: NARRA5 v: 5.00 serial: N/A BIOS: Phoenix v: 5.59 date: 05/20/2010
CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon II X2 B24 (-MCP-) arch: K10 rev.2 cache: 2048 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 12054
clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 2300 MHz 2: 2300 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] bus-ID: 00:0d.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1280x720@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: NV4C version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-22-generic
Network: Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: fc00 bus-ID: 00:07.0
IF: enp0s7 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (5.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54321 size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 146G used: 8.3G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 157 Uptime: 5:01 Memory: 786.5/3692.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
thomas@Compaq-CQ5600F-BM411AA-ABA:~$
 
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Well Linux Mint 19 Tara is officially released and available for all who are interested.

https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

I got my iso downloads as I prefer the first releases over the point releases.

It's A-OK although I like Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu Mate 18.04 so I'll stay with those.
 
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Have already upgraded my Notebook to Linux Mint 19 w/Cinnamon desktop, bonus for me was it automatically picked up my Networked HP Laserjet and HP Officejet printers. Will be doing my Desktop soon. Lots of changes so I decided on clean installs instead of waiting for the upgrade process. Got Ubuntu 18.04 overnight, like with Mint will have to try the LiveDVD version.
 
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Upgrading from version to version Linux or Windows can be problematic sometimes so new installs always imo.
 

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