Good news everyone: We got the new Version of iBuntu Catalinux (1.2) out today – succeeded to be confirmed as Release Candidate after 4 Builds on it’s way.
The last Version 1.1 came with a Bug by setting up the Home Directories and the Chrome Web-Browser, took us some time to fix that and also bring back the Flurry Screensaver by default.
But we got even more cool Features now on Board: The F11-Shortcut known from macOS is now also working with iBuntu, bringing all the windows in the background and the desktop in the foreground. Also saves one spot within the default dock since in the past we realized this with a Dock-Applet.
Also we now fully support Legacy-Installation again, since we know most of you want to try out iBuntu on a virtual Environment with Virtualbox or VMWare first before they decide to install iBuntu on their native hardware. Therefore it’s necessarry that we still support Legacy-Bios because otherwise Installation within a Virtualbox is not possible out of the box.
We also did now integrate “Stacer” as a new powerful System Monitoring Tool. It will replace the default gnome system monitor within the next releases.
Furthermore we made some minor changes at the Deskmode Switcher, renaming “Lightmode” to “Bright Mode” according to a user suggestion. And we now keep the Release-Information up to date even if users use the ubuntu integrated update and upgrade functionality.
So even if our website last week was striked down and we had to move on to a more secure and independent provider – our effort in bringing you a well rounded full and complete package of macOS-Experiance with Linux never was stronger than now.
I also announce hearby that within the next days we will have some changes on our website “Inside iBuntu” – stay focussed on the latest news 😉
Uh yeah and for all who want to upgrade their system: Be aware that for this you will need to make a new installation. So if you already have user data, make sure you first do a Backup with timeshift, than download our new Release and create a Bootstick with it , boot your pc in the Installation-Routine and choose “something else” during Installation-Process when it asks you where to install it. Than select your current partition, mark it as ext4-formated with “/” as Root-Point and do NOT format it. Like this all the changes will be integrated but you personal user data will stay intact. Make also sure you choose the same username and password as your current main system user.
If you furthermore installed software on your own – this will be temporary be gone. For now to bring them back, before starting the update you will have to open a terminal and type this command:
comm -23 <(apt-mark showmanual | sort -u) <(gzip -dc /var/log/installer/initial-status.gz | sed -n 's/^Package: //p' | sort -u) > packages.list.save
This will create a list of your own installed packages beside our system Defaults. After the upgrade is done (making sure you have still the same username and didn’t format your harddrive, so that your further created package-list is still in your home data), you will have to open a Terminal again and than enter this command:
xargs -a "packages.list.save" sudo apt install
Like this all the software you installed yourself will come back again to your system – and since your user data is still there all your customized settings within the software should also be back already.