What’s a “Zapus” anyway . . . ??
Well, it’s the North American Meadow Jumping Mouse. And there are plenty of them in Nebraska! It’s also the latest short-term release of Ubuntu – it will be available for download in April.
If you like great photography (suitable for Windows backgrounds too!). Take a look here: Softpedia Link to “Zesty” Wallpapers
Roblimo tells it like he see’s it (no matter what). Just so happens I also agree with him about 95% of the time, including this blog:
“Why keep supporting a five-year-old operating system? Because, if you work with servers, five years can be just the start.” OR you might just like your current desktop and want to keep it safe . .
“so Canonical found they had enough 12.04 legacy users to justify offering important security fixes for the kernel and the most essential user space packages”.
Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols
So, version 12.04 (2012-April) is Ubuntu’s oldest supported OS. Now, and for current/future releases (16.04), Canonical will support the OS for up to 10 years . . . . and seeing how OTC’ers (nee Slugo-ites) hate to update (ergo Win XP) . . . this is good news!
MS as usual doesn’t opt for security over convenience . . . so, here’s a great little HowTo from HTG explaining what the problem is and how to fix it . . . for our OTC Club members, this should be a priority.
NOTE: If you’re one of the 5 or 6 current members running any Linux or MacOS, this “feature” is disabled by default . . .
More fixes by Adobe for Flash & Shockwave.
Be sure to check if Microsoft has issued a patch yet. Canonical (Ubuntu) released the patch two days ago – just click on the usual “software & updates” launcher icon in the dock.
See link here for details: Adobe Flash Update
Here is “Hardy Heron” . . . (Ubuntu 8.04 (e.g., 2008-April)). See link below for all releases.
So, this book is a good example of how a Dad spent time with his daughter to encourage her interest in technology. Well written & short article.