Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Friday, June 22 2018 @ 09:08 AM EDT
Happy Holidays ... look for new activity and blog content in January 2015.
With all the talk about security and vulnerabilities of various operating systems, it's been hard to miss the latest revelation about the Linux/Unix bug call "Shellshocked." Some of the things being posted are not always technically correct (this article) and some are questioning if the patches being pushed out are effective.
Of course, being vigilant and making sure your system has the latest updates never hurts!
Introducing a new topic on ROALUG.net dedicated to discussion about the Raspberry Pi!
New version of Raspbian and NOOBS released September 15, 2014:
Details here at raspberrypi.org
Just announced today, September 15, 2014: Hugely popular independent game development company Mojang has sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.
Links to the announcements:
Still running on Windows XP? Wondering if it's time to upgrade? Maybe setting up your PC to dual boot between Windows and Linux is the right answer for you. Perhaps you want to leave Windows altogether and just start new.
Here are a couple of links to get going in the right direction:
Dual Booting Windows and Linux - Basic Concepts
How to Replace XP with Linux - Planning guide and checklist
The next ROALUG meeting is on September 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm EDT on IRC.
Server: chat.freenode.net Channel: #roalug Host: darrell_roa
You can join the channel using the Freenode web page: http://webchat.freenode.net/ or use your favorite IRC client.
I upgraded one laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Most of the process went pretty smoothly. However, every software update after the upgrade complains about a failed install:
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
38 not fully installed or removed.
For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) support ends on August 7, 2014. What does this mean? What do you need to do?
You can try out other Linux distributions on your Ubuntu or other Linux machine by installing on a virtual machine. Links with how-to instructions for two popular methods:
Desktop Linux Reviews: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Just what is a Tahr anyway?