Linux Kernel 5.1 Gets First Point Release, It’s Now Ready for Mass Deployments

The recently released Linux 5.1 kernel series received its first  point release over the weekend, which marks it as a stable kernel branch ready for mass deployments.

Announced by Linus Torvalds on May 6th, the Linux 5.1 kernel series brings numerous new features and improvements, among which we can mention better file system monitorization, new cpuidle governor called TEO, support for configuring Zstd compression levels in Btrfs, and the ability to boot to a device-mapper device without using initramfs.

Linux kernel 5.1 also adds support for cumulative patches in live kernel patching, the ability to use persistent memory as RAM, faster and more scalable asynchronous I/O, support for delivering safe signals in presence of PID reuse, more preparations for the year 2038, and lots of new and updated drivers.

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Use oathtool Linux command line for 2 step verification (2FA)

I do not wish to use Google Authenticator or Authy app that generates 2 step verification (2FA) codes on my iOS/Android phone. Is there any way I can produce 2FA codes from Linux command line for popular sites such as Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon and more?
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Deleted Data: How To Recover From Windows

Oh, no! You can’t find a file. You’ve looked in all the folders already and you still can’t find it. Did you delete it?

Even if you didn’t mean to, there are times when you accidentally delete data. Deleting data is not just a matter of right clicking on the word delete. As a matter of fact, human errors only rank second when it comes to deleted data.

In a study by StorageCraft with 41 IT professional, 29% agreed that the main cause of data loss is human errors. Many other studies also found that human errors are the second most common reason for data loss across the globe.

(Via: https://www.explosion.com/127691/how-to-recover-deleted-data-from-windows/)

You could end up deleting data even if you didn’t mean to. That’s a fact. Aside from human errors, there are other things to consider.

These errors include accidental deletion, formatting, force shutdown, improper drive or device use, and more. However, data loss may also occur due to following reasons:

  • Hardware Failure
  • Software corruption
  • Malware attacks
  • Power surge and outage
  • Bad sectors/blocks on the drive, Overheating
  • Outdated or corrupt device drivers
  • Theft, System file corruption
  • Natural Disasters.

(Via: https://www.explosion.com/127691/how-to-recover-deleted-data-from-windows/)

That could scare a lot of people but truth be told, deleted data is no big deal. This is especially true on Windows. Explosion author, Nick Guli, stresses the same point as well.

Before we begin, I want to highlight the fact that the recovery of deleted data from a Windows PC isn’t a difficult task if you act promptly and appropriately. With that said, there’s no guarantee that all deleted files can be recovered. Some files may get corrupt if you continue to use your Windows PC or the storage media after data loss—whether deliberately or inadvertently—as it overwrites the deleted files.

(Via: https://www.explosion.com/127691/how-to-recover-deleted-data-from-windows/)

Although there is no guarantee that all data can be recovered, some, if not, most data can be recovered as long as you act on it right away. You have to be open to the fact that some data could get corrupted. Nonetheless, immediate action could help lessen the chances of losing data.

For easy data recovery, Nick recommends that you use …

Useful Commands to Manage Apache Web Server in Linux

In this tutorial, we will describe some of the most commonly used Apache (HTTPD) service management commands that you should know as a developer or system administrator and you should keep these commands at...

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Released for Ubuntu Phones with Refreshed Look, Improvements

The UBports community released today the OTA-9 for their Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices, a maintenance release that adds various improvements and a refreshed look.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 comes two months after the OTA-8 update with a refreshed look consisting of new and updated Suru symbols and folder icons to give users a better Ubuntu Phone experience, improvements for the Nexus 5 camera so users can now record videos again, better detection of the system-wide dark theme, as well as a new “Busy” indicator.

Also included in this release is support for the OpenStore V3 API in the update handler of System Settings, the ability to save images using the previously used compression settings, improvements to the characters counter for messages, support for searching the Web with Lilo, simplified transitions for the Stack View, and a new “Paste and Go” option in the browser.

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GNOME 3.32 Desktop Environment Gets Second and Final Point Release, Update Now

The GNOME Project announced today the general availability of the second and final point release of the GNOME 3.32 “Taipei” desktop environment for all Linux-based operating systems.

Coming a month after the first point release, GNOME 3.32.2 is here to add a final touch of bug and security fixes, miscellaneous improvements, and translation updates to various of GNOME’s core apps and components. Being a stability release, GNOME 3.32.2 is recommended to all users running the latest GNOME 3.32 desktop environment.

“Another month, another bugfix release. GNOME 3.32.2 is now available. This is a stable release in the 3.32 series, all distributions shipping GNOME 3.32 are encouraged to upgrade,” said Abderrahim Kitouni on behalf of the GNOME Release Team. “The [GNOME] 3.32 Flatpak runtimes on Flathub have been updated as well.”

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