antiX MX 18.1 Distro Released with Latest Debian GNU/Linux 9.7 “Stretch” Updates

A new version of the Debian-based antiX MX operating system has been released based on the latest Debian Stable repositories and packed with recent updates and urgent security and bug fixes.

Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9.7 “Stretch,” antiX MX 18.1 updates the mx-installer, which is based on gazelle-installer, to address bug that lead to crashes during installation of the GRUB bootloader, adds support in mx-repo-manager to lists even more repository mirrors, and improves MX-PackageInstaller and MX-Conky.

Another important area improved in antiX MX 18.1 is the antiX live-USB image, which now features persistence up to 20GB of disk space, as well as much better UEFI boot capabilities, especially when running it on 64-bit UEFI systems. The devs consider creating a “full-featured” antiX live-USB for 32-bit UEFI systems as well.

Updated components, improved manual and translationsread more)

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OpenMandriva 4.0 Enters Beta with Linux 4.20, KDE Plasma 5.15 & LibreOffice 6.2

The OpenMandriva project finally kicked of 2019 with the beta release of their upcoming and long-anticipated OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 operating system.

A few months in the works, the OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Beta release is now ready for public testing, shipping with lots of updated packages and numerous improvements. The Live ISO image got refreshed a bit and it now features new entries for language and keyboard preference in the boot menu and the KPatience card game.

Also added in the Live ISO image is the KBackup utility as a replacement for draksnapshot to help users backup directories or files, Dnfdragora GUI package manager as a replacement for rpmdrake, Plasma Software Updates applet for applying packag updates using PackageKit, and KUser tool for managing users and groups as a replacement for userdrake.

Among the main components included in OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Beta, we can mention the KDE Plasma 5.15 Beta desktop environment, which is accompanied by the KDE Framewor… (read more)

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MultiCD – Create a MultiBoot Linux Live USB

Having a single CD or USB drive with multiple available operating systems, for install, can be extremely useful in all kind of scenarios. Either for quickly testing or debugging something or simply reinstalling the...

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MultiCD – Create a MultiBoot Linux Live USB

Having a single CD or USB drive with multiple available operating systems, for install, can be extremely useful in all kind of scenarios. Either for quickly testing or debugging something or simply reinstalling the...

from Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides https://www.tecmint.com/multicd-create-multiboot-linux-usb/…

Canonical Apologizes for Boot Failure in Ubuntu 18.10 & 18.04, Fix Available Now

Canonical released a new kernel update for Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) and Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver) systems to address a regression introduces by the last kernel security patch.

After patching a nasty Linux kernel regression in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS operating system series, Canonical now addressed another regression affecting the Linux 4.18 kernel packages of Ubuntu 18.10 and Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS systems, which was introduced by an important kernel security update released earlier this week.

The kernel security update that Canonical published on February 4th was available for Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 16.0.4 LTS, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS systems, but only Ubuntu 18.10 mac… (read more)

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What Disaster Recovery Means To Businesses

Data not only dominate the world but most businesses also rely heavily on data in their daily operation. Small or big data is not only helpful in monitoring how well your business is doing but in also keeping track of your customer base such as in storing their contact information for future use. Unfortunately, nothing is safe in this world from disasters no matter how many precautions you take. This is worsened by the continuous threats from cybercriminals that are always prowling the web and waiting for a chance to strike whenever your defenses are down or too weak to be taken advantage of.

If you own a business, you need to double your safeguards because any minor mistake can cost your business if you are not careful enough. Not only will the operation be put to a halt because the systems are down but will require you to spend a lot of cash on data recovery, which is not only expensive but there is no assurance as well that all lost data will be retrieved. You can lose your customers if you can’t get back on track ASAP and they may switch to the competition. This is really costly for small businesses who often don’t have the backup fund to help them weather this particular storm.

As an entrepreneur you simply can’t afford to lose your data. You need to keep it safe from all the disasters. Not taking serious action towards the protection of your data is risky and leads to business loss as well. Who will want that?

Data recovery is the process of restoring lost data which has either been made inaccessible, has been deleted accidentally or corrupted. Data recovery simply means restoration of data to a server, external storage, desktop, laptop, etc. from a backup.

Causes of data loss:

Data loss occurs due to human errors, equipment failures, natural disasters, some sort of breach, malfunctions, firmware corruption, software crashes, logical errors and a lot more. The cause can be anything, but as a small business it is important for you and you need someone from IT to help you professionally. If you do not take

System76’s Most Powerful Linux Laptop to Get Major Refresh with RTX 20 GPUs

System76, the American computer manufacturer specialized in the sale of Linux-powered laptops, desktops, and servers, informs Softpedia about the upcoming major refresh of its most powerful laptop, Serval WS.

The Serval WS is already the most powerful Linux laptop you can buy from System76, but starting next week, it will get even more powerful as the computer manufacturer has refreshed the series with 9th generation Intel processors, 4K QFHD displays, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 graphics card series.

“A pinnacle of performance, the workstation class Serval WS is a powerhouse enveloped in an exceptionally high-quality finish,” says System76. “The Serval WS is unlike any laptop you’ve ever experienced. A full desktop processor and the fastest GeForce GPUs available mean you can accomplish more complex tasks in less time.”

Serval WS is the perfect laptop for extreme gaming on-the-go

The technical spec… (read more)

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KDE Applications 19.04 Open-Source Software Suite Slated for Release on April 18

The KDE Project finalized the release schedule of the next major series of their open-source software suite for GNU/Linux distributions, KDE Applications 19.04.

According to the final release schedule, work on the KDE Applications 19.04 software suite will begin as soon as the current series, KDE Applications 18.12 reaches end of life, which will happen next month on March 7th with the release of the last maintenance update, KDE Applications 18.12.3.

The dependency freeze development stage for KDE Applications 19.04 is currently set for March 14th, and the final freeze is set for March 21st, when KDE Applications 19.04 will enter beta. A Release Candidate (RC) milestone is planned for April 4, and the final KDE Applications 19.04 release lands April 18th, 2019.

As usual, there will be three maintenance updates released for the KDE Applications 19.04 software suite, the first one,… (read more)

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