Ubuntu’s latest release 11.04, nick-named Natty Narwhal was made available on 3rd April. The major changes are the implementation of Unity, replacing GNOME. The new interface is more attractive and easy-to-use. OpenOffice is replaced with LibreOffice in this version and the default music player is no more RhythmBox. Banshee Player has taken RhythmBox’s position. Firefox 4.0 is the default browser.
ISO is a widely popular disc image format. It is an archive that contains the image of a disc, ie. the data that is present on an optical disc. There are many applications that can help you create and access ISO files. Talking about Ubuntu and other mainstream Linux Distributions, they can mount ISOs using Archive Mounter and other such softwares. This tutorial is for few that don’t have them, or for the ones who’d just like to play around with Linux in a geeky way.
Ubuntu Software Center is a the easiest way to install applications on Ubuntu, but the problem is that it necessarily might not have latest versions. I belong to the Firefox community and I wanted to get the latest version on my Ubuntu. As I’ve had no previous experience of installing/running softwares from their sources that are available in various formats such as .tar.bz, .tar.bz2, etc, it was quite a big task for me – but it turned out to be unexpectedly easy!