20 things I did after installing Ubuntu 14.10/Ubuntu 14.04

Ten years has been gone by since the launch of brand Ubuntu. Ubuntu 14.10 is the 21st major release and this latest launch codenamed "Utopic Unicorn" could also be the most low-key release to date. But that's a whole different discussion. We will be reviewing Ubuntu 14.10 in detail soon. Here we'll see what all can be done to improve stock Ubuntu 14.10. 20 things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.10/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

20 Things todo After Installing Ubuntu 14.10

Dronecode Project: Linux based platform for UAVs backed by Linux Foundation is in the making


Whether it is the driverless cars technology or high-end robotics, Linux is becoming the preferred platform of choice in many high-tech fields. Dronecode Project by Linux Foundation is the latest attempt at creating a new unified Linux based platform to be used in Drones of the future.

Netflix now works out of the box!

netflix on ubuntu 14.10

The ordeal is finally over folks. No need for workarounds and troubleshoots anymore, Netflix works out of the box in Ubuntu and hopefully other Linux OSes via latest Google Chrome stable.

Latest Humble Mobile Bundle for Android introduces many blockbusters: Leo's Fortune and Out There among them

Latest Android exclusive Humble Mobile Bundle 9 introduces games such as Leo's Fortune, Out There, Syberia, Neuroshima Hex, and Bardbarian: Golden Axe Edition, with more games waiting to be added. And standing true to its traditions, all games will be DRM free.

humble mobile bundle 9 android games

BitTorrent Bleep reaches open Alpha: Secure peer-to-peer chat client (voice & text) downloadable for Android, Mac, Windows (Linux coming soon)

bittorrent bleep for android

People don't take online privacy and security lightly anymore. TOX could soon become the safest Skype alternative we'll have been waiting for. There has been a barrage of WhatsApp alternatives that respects your privacy ever since its acquisition by Facebook. Bleep, a peer-to-peer chat client with voice and text messaging capabilities, takes things to a whole new level. Could Bleep be the safe and secure alternative to Viber and even WhatsApp to an extent?

MEGA has a Linux client now, offers up to 50 GB of free space and client-side encryption!

MEGAsync for linux

For Linux users, there are plenty of Dropbox alternatives, MEGAsync being the latest entrant. The service was the brain child of Kim Dotcom, founder of now defunct Megaupload, and it was launched on 19 January 2013 to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the seizure of his previous enterprise. MEGAsync now has a dedicated Linux client as well (unlike Google Drive). 

Canonical, Raspberry Pi among the chosen few for Technology Pioneers 2015 Award by World Economic Forum (WEF)

Canonical group, along with four other companies which include Raspberry Pi Foundation, has been bestowed with Pioneers of Technology 2015 award by World Economic Forum (WEF). The award was given to Canonical in the Digital Networks and Computing category, which recognises organisations involved in computer hardware, software and networks, as well as their applications for social, security, payment or learning purposes.

Operating System U: A new Linux based OS with a firm focus on you the user and functionality over UI overhauls, hits KickStarter

Operating System U

There's isn't probably a piece of software that is as hated as Windows 8's Metro UI.  Some seasoned Windows enthusiasts like it, but most of the normal day-to-day user had a hard time getting used to it. Operating System U is being readied with the regular user in mind, and is based on Manjaro Linux. A quick overview of the project. 

Think Moto E is cheap? Try this: First Firefox OS smartphone is up for grabs for a measly 38 USD in India!

cheapest smartphone running firefox in india

When everyone was about to write-off smartphone market as a done deal, Moto G and Moto E were launched creating an entirely new segment catering to price and quality conscious customers. ASUS, Xiaomi and a host of other manufacturers soon entered the fray. But these ultra-cheap Firefox OS based smartphones are taking things to a whole new level. Spice has launched India's first Firefox based smartphone at an unbelievable 38 USD (approx).

In this video featuring Honda's ASIMO Robot, Ubuntu can be seen doing the dirty work behind the scenes

Robotics is not new to Linux. But it is good to see one in live action. Here in this video featuring Honda's ASIMO Robot, Ubuntu can be spotted doing all the dirty work behind the scenes.