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Critial Bug Announced - Ghost

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  • Friday, February 06 2015 @ 01:38 PM EST
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Patch those Linux servers!  A critical vulnerability was announced at the end of January that will impact most Linux distributions.  Details were published on a variety of venues, including here.

The official Ubuntu security release was posted and users running 12.04 LTS and 10.04 LTS should apply the patches.   A server reboot will be required.

LinuxPadawan

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  • Friday, February 06 2015 @ 01:13 PM EST
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Find a mentor as you learn and explore using Linux.  Check out LinuxPadawan

 

"Linux lovers from every area of the Linux Community have joined forces under the flag of LinuxPadawan to supplement the skills of Linux users of all kinds. The Linux Community is a place where everyone, non-technical and power users alike, can contribute and make a difference."

Deconstructing Shellshocked

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  • Monday, September 29 2014 @ 05:16 PM EDT
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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!

 

Migrate from Windows XP to Linux

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  • Thursday, August 28 2014 @ 09:39 AM EDT
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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

Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade Bug

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  • Monday, August 04 2014 @ 10:26 PM EDT
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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.

 

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Hardware Support

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  • Friday, August 01 2014 @ 06:00 PM EDT
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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?

Host Virtual Machines

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  • Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 02:55 PM EDT
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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:

How to Install KVM and Create Virtual Machines on Ubuntu

VirtualBox Installation and Configuration

Have fun!

Change Computer Name

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  • Thursday, May 29 2014 @ 09:51 AM EDT
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Don't like the default computer name given when you installed your Linux distro? You can rename it by editing two files: /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname

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