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Ubuntu 14.04 Launch Party in Mumbai

This week, the LTS (long term support) version of Ubuntu will be released. The Ubutnu 14.04 LTS release date party is 20th Arpil 2014 (which was not fixed until recently). In some parts of the world it’ll release today, but in India the release party is hosted on Sunday, 20th April 2014 at DirectiPlex, Andheri, Mumbai. I never attended any meetups (barcamps?) or conference related Ubuntu. I’m looking forward to attend the launch party. The best part of the LTS release is they come after 3 regular releases and come with 5 years of lifespan support (server & desktop versions). Let’s celebrate the 14.04 LTS release of Ubuntu by attending the party, if you too are coming tweet me! & register at Ubuntu Loco Team portal.

Microsoft has officially stopped support for Windows XP. People have waited for improved & better Windows & we are offered Vista, & now 8 & 8.1. It’s enough now. There cannot be a better time to move to linux & try Ubuntu.
I’ve been using Ubuntu since at least 2007. I remember, I ordered the CD of Ubuntu 7.04 & received it by post from Canonical Ltd. all the way from the UK! I still have that envelope and stickers that sent for free along with the FeistyFawn CD.

And to those who don’t know what Ubuntu is, I’ll leave you with the following video.

The best Light-weight pdf reader- foxit

Which software do you use for viewing/reading PDF files?

I stopped using Adobe’s Acrobat reader YEARS back. The last one I had on my system was 6.x I think.

Basically I avoid installing heavy, bloated and sometimes redundant software on my PC. It’s a universal truth that you cannot do without a PDF reader no matter which operating system you have. So if it’s not Abode, there has to be something else. When I run Linux, there’s built-in PDF reader and I dont know who developed it. But while on windows I had to look for alternative & Foxit PDF reader does a great job replacing giant Adobe. And the best part is it’s available for Linux and mobiles.

You can download the software directly for windows and get rid of Adobe, permanently! Once installed you’re promised it will not eat up your memory, space or CPU power in background. It’s a NO BLOAT software. (I drafted this post more than year ago but never get time to upload it & this time I check there website they’ve written same stuff about it- it’s a no bloat software… haha)This time when I check the website they’ve plety of PDF solutions to offer. It’s really great alternative to Adobe’s monopoly over PDF reader.