Month: November 2016

Raspberry Pi: Extending the life of the SD card

I realized after posting this that it is a repeat post, but those new to the Raspberry Pi might not have seen the original post, so here it is again:

SD cards are said to have a finite life. If you are planning on running a Raspberry Pi 24x7x365, there are some steps that you can take with GNU/Linux to extend the life of the card: here are some ideas.

Source: Raspberry Pi: Extending the life of the SD card | ZDNet

An Everyday Linux User Guide To The Thunderbird Email Client

Thunderbird is an email client by Mozilla who are also behind Firefox. This guide shows most of the features available within Thunderbird and an overview of how to use them

Source: An Everyday Linux User Guide To The Thunderbird Email Client « Everyday Linux User

The Differences between Su, Sudo Su, Sudo -s and Sudo -i

In Linux, there are several ways to switch to the root user and it can be confusing. Learn the differences between each command and their use cases.

Source: The Differences between Su, Sudo Su, Sudo -s and Sudo -i (Make Tech Easier)

wattOS Energizes Aging Hardware

wattOS is a stunning example of really great things coming in small packages. wattOS is a lightweight and fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS built around the LXDE. It uses the lightweight Openbox window manager as its default user interface. To credit this 8-year-young community of developers with birthing an energy-efficient Linux distribution is an understatement.

Source: wattOS Energizes Aging Hardware | LinuxInsider

Fix Ubuntu/Linux Mint boot and grub issues with Boot-Repair

Boot-Repair is around from quite sometime, released under license GNU-GPL and it is great tool to fix the issues with your Grub and Boot, it repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu …

Source: Fix Ubuntu/Linux Mint boot and grub issues with Boot-Repair – NoobsLab

Use macOS Sierra’s Purgeable Space to Optimize Hard Drive Space

macOS Sierra comes with a “purgeable space” feature to help you optimize your hard drive space. Learn what is it and how you can make use of it.

Source: Use macOS Sierra’s Purgeable Space to Optimize Hard Drive Space – Make Tech Easier

Now Enable Linux Kernel Livepatch On Your Ubuntu PC For Free

The Canonical Livepatch service allows installation of security fixes for Linux kernel on Ubuntu without the need of rebooting the machine. The free live patching service can be enabled on up to 3 machines using a token issued by Canonical. This article covers the steps by which you can enable the Livepatch service on Ubuntu.

Source: Now Enable Linux Kernel Livepatch On Your Ubuntu PC For Free (FossBytes)

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