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What's new with Ubuntu LTS 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)?

Mark Russell


What's new with Ubuntu LTS 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)?

Note: WE ARE MEETING AT BLOOMBERG!! We'll need names, and you will need IDs. RSVP will be opening Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 4:30pm.

Note: We will be closing RSVP early to accommodate building security requirements.

Mark Russell, Systems Engineer at Canonical, will talk about the recently (4/17/14) released Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) 14.04 Trusty Tahr, which, as an LTS release, will be supported for the next five years. 

Most importantly, Mark will answer the pressing question, "What is a Tahr?"

In addition, Mark will be thoroughly reviewing  the major changes in 14.04, with a particular goal to explain why the changes are important and how they impact users, whether they are running Ubuntu in the cloud, on the desktop or in their pockets. 

Mark will also touch on some recent changes in Ubuntu's kernel maintenance policies, and other timely Ubuntu news.


Join us afterwards at Bloom's Tavern where we'll continue the discussion over drinks and/or food. Bloom's Tavern is located at 208 E 58th St, between 2nd at 3rd. Our reservation is for 8:45pm.


Bio: Mark Russell is a system engineer working at Canonical, supporting major customers using Ubuntu Desktop and Server, Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, and Landscape Server. Before jumping into Linux support full-time with Novell a few years ago, he spent 10 years in the IT trenches, supporting a bit of everything, including some less than open platforms. However, he has found true FOSS bliss in the Ubuntu community and will never go back to the dark side.

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  • Robert M.

    Hey everyone,

    Apologies for the delay, but the video for this talk has been uploaded to YouTube and will be available at very shortly.

    July 17, 2014

  • Mark R.

    In case anyone wants to enable the AWESOME new apt progress bar I demonstrated at the talk, you'll want to run this one-line command:

    echo 'Dpkg::Progress-Fancy "1";' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99progressbar


    3 · June 4, 2014

  • Alexander A.

    Mark's presentation inspired me to install Trusty on an old Dell e1505 I had laying around. The 5 year support really opened it up for me as I had given up on the Linux desktop due to the constant turn over.
    A couple of hiccups but so far so good.
    Thanks Mark!

    2 · May 22, 2014

    • M S.

      I upgraded last week, so glad I did. Love Trusty so far and with gnome classic, love it more. Still, is it really a windows killer??? Not quite there...

      May 22, 2014

  • Gregory F.P. H.

    Always one of the best meetups!

    May 22, 2014

  • Mark R.

    Hey Maxim,

    Yep, it was just a holdover description that hadn't been update since they were first copied during th dev cycle (the images, of course were updated!). It's now fixed!


    1 · May 22, 2014

  • @aaronchall

    Great meetup! Almost *too* light on the sales-iness, but very informative. Wouldn't have minded getting a short full pitch, but that's up to the leadership of course. Thanks for putting this together, it was great to see everybody again!

    May 22, 2014

  • Maxim R.

    "Official" Ubuntu Vagrant boxes are here Both 12.04 and 14.04 However my corner is their description of "daily builds"... Are these indeed daily developer snapshot builds or just a leftover description? :/

    May 22, 2014

  • Brandon

    good times, lets keep rolling with solid technical subjects that apply to real world linux users both professionally, and at home.

    May 21, 2014

  • Gregg C L.

    Well it was different.

    May 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to attend. My apologies for the late notice. My seat has been released.

    May 21, 2014

  • Nemesio V.

    Just looking forward.

    May 21, 2014

  • Marco N.

    Looking forward to learn more about Trusty Tahr. See y'all at Bloomberg!

    May 20, 2014

  • M S.

    Hey, I'm on the wait list - could NYLUG post something online for those of us who miss this event. Just key points would be helpful.

    3 · May 14, 2014

    • Gregg C L.

      There is indeed. Normally one of our own creates the video and does final processing and uploads it. Now we have access to two professionals.

      May 14, 2014

    • M S.

      Thanks, I wasn't aware of the YouTube channel. Looking forward to the discussion video.

      May 14, 2014

  • Vincent

    This release seems to have worked out some external monitor kinks. I look forward to hearing more about what's going on under the hood.

    May 14, 2014

  • Ann M.

    Hopefully I'll be there, I might be out of town, if so, I'll change my RSVP.

    May 14, 2014

  • Ira

    It's the distro I use most, great stuff !!!

    1 · May 8, 2014

  • ravi n.

    Awesome release...loving it

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Gregg C L.

    This is a first. Usually I just get to kvetch. Now I've got _great_ responsibility handed to me by silicon fingers.... I shall certainly live up to it. And look forward to seeing how Mark presents this latest release in an interesting distribution. [Whatever that animal is this time.]

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • @aaronchall

    I'm quite excited about this one!

    1 · April 30, 2014

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