Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Saturday, March 24 2018 @ 06:11 AM EDT
Running a virtual Ubuntu server? Worried about security? Here's a nice tutorial on installing Fail2Ban on Ubuntu to help defend against brute-force attacks:
Highlights from this week's ROALUG Twitter feed:
"Seeking creative, DIY girls who are looking to find their inner superheroes by creating something "big" from something very small."
Exciting news - Roanoke Linux Users Group can now be found on Twitter!
Announcements for upcoming meetings, live Twitter events and sharing interesting bits from the Twitter-verse.
Check out the feed during the SouthEast LinuxFest 2015!
The new version of Fedora 22 was released yesterday, May 26, 2015! This new version has the Linux kernel 4.0.4, GNOME 3.16 and a new package manager replacing YUM.
Would you like to try a new or different distribution of Linux? Have a couple of spare USB storage devices laying around the desk drawer? Then you can create your own bootable USB stick to give that distribution a test drive!
Check out the instructions: How to Create a Bootable USB Drive on Linux
Particularly pay attention to the steps to determine the path for your USB drive using the command
$ df -aTh
Tips: Before you plug in the USB drive, run the above command. Make a note of the drives found. Plug in the USB and rerun the command. The new drive found will be your USB stick.
Using the dd command is destructive! It will wipe out any data on the target USB drive, so be certain you don't have anything on the drive you need to keep. Not mentioned in the above tutorial, you most likely will need to run the command with 'sudo' to have elevated permissions. For example:
$ sudo dd bs=4M if=/path/to/your/iso.file of=/dev/sdc1 && sync
Also of note, the dd command does not have a progress indicator. So, you will need to patient since writing an iso image to USB can be a little slow.
Heading to Charlotte, NC and will be updating Twitter during the event:
Hope to see you there!
Changes coming soon to the next version of Ubuntu include a new desktop graphics engine (replacing X-server) and software package manager. Snappy Core and Snappy Personal will be options to choose from, in addition to the traditional Debian core.
Read more in this article: Is Ubuntu Moving Away From .deb packages?
Depending if you're a "glass half empty" or "glass half full" person, this article could be interpreted as either "You know you're a Linux Newbie if ..." or "Things I need to Learn about Linux" - you can decide: