Ubuntu 19.04 “Disco Dingo” Released . .

“Disco Dingo” (aka Ubuntu 19.04)  is out and available as of today (April 18, 2019).   Here’s an update video:

If upgrading, be sure to:

disable all extra (non-ubuntu server) sources in “Software & Updates”

run the normal update process to ensure your existing install is up-to-date

be sure your laptop is either on AC power or at the least has a full 4 hour charge


The “new” SUSE . . . now the largest independent Linux provider

As RedHat is now officially a part of IBM, this will make SUSE the largest independent Linux OS company . . growing at 15% annually.

They still put out one of the best Linux distros . . . very polished and stable with additional gui tools for managing the desktop.   I think I’ll install it again on my 500 Gig SanDisk portable SSD and demo it at a future meeting.

So, if curious, the big 3 Linux companies world wide are:

RedHat (IBM) (USA)

SUSE (Independent) (Germany)

Ubuntu (Canonical) (UK)

Link to ZDNet blog re Suse

Win 7 EOS (end of support) . . . is coming Jan 2020

As with XP, MS will stop bug and security updates for Windows 7 in just one short year.

And . . . . as Windows 10 has been the most annoying & problematic Windows yet, this may be a good time to try Linux on a separate internal partition or a usb v3  portable (like the small SanDisk extreme 500) SSD.

Note:  below the graphic is a link to an excellent article that just touches the surface of WHY Windows 10 is not a good solution either (just because an OS “looks good”, is no indication it is in fact a “good” OS when compared to Mac or Linux).

Win7 EOS Article



Windows 10 . . . making windows fragmentation way worse . . .

Good article by HTG (How to Geek) blog.

OTG on Win10 fragmentation . .

Shows percentages of Win10 users running different upgrade builds.  It’s really interesting to see that over 80% of Win10 users are still running on an old upgrade (April 2018) versus the newest upgrade (Oct 2018).

What’s up with that???   Never have seen anything like that since I started running Linux way back in 2003.  In other words, MS doesn’t feel confident in releasing wide scale updates to bring everyone together on the current build!  (simply unbelievable!)