Linux Uptime Command With Usage Examples

The Linux Operating System is filled with several commands which any aspiring Linux expert or power user e.g. system admin must have a good grasp of. One of such commands is uptime and today,...

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Hard Drive Failure: How Prepared Are You For it?

Let’s talk about hard drive failure. It’s a topic we all want to avoid, right? Well, who really wants to talk about hard drive failure?

We all want to avoid the topic but when it happens to us, we think the world is going to end. Okay, that obviously is an exaggeration but you know what I mean. As much as no one wants to talk about a hard drive failure, no one want to deal with it as well.

The reality is that we all have to talk about it so that we can deal with it when it happens. So, let’s talk about it and see what computer experts, like Bob Levitus, have to say about it as well.

According to him;

You are going to lose everything on your Mac hard (or solid state) drive if you don’t back up your files.

Now that World Backup Day (March 31) has come and gone, I feel it is prudent to reiterate the bad things that will happen to your precious data—your photos, videos, essays, proposals, emails, messages, and everything else—if you don’t backup.

(Via: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Your-hard-drive-will-fail-be-prepared-13732648.php)

We might not want to admit but Bob is right. We can all lose everything on our hard drive if it fails. Bob states the simple reason why that day is bound to come.

Your hard or solid-state drive will absolutely and positively fail someday. It probably won’t be today, but the day will definitely come because all disks fail eventually.

(Via: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Your-hard-drive-will-fail-be-prepared-13732648.php)

While it’s hard to tell when that day will come, it will definitely come.

It’s rare that a hard or solid-state drive fails in its first year or two of service (though that’s not unheard of). It’s also rare that something (anything) you do to or install upon your Mac will render its disks unusable. But, while those things are rare, too, they can happen.

(Via: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Your-hard-drive-will-fail-be-prepared-13732648.php)

There’s really no denying that hard drives fail. With computer experts like Bob, weighing in on it, there’s just no way we should ever avoid the topic. If we do, we’re never going to be fully prepared to deal with …

Dell Launches Three New Dell Precision Laptops Powered by Ubuntu Linux

Dell announced today three new Dell Precision mobile workstation Developer Edition models shipping with the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Meet the Dell Precision 5540, Dell Precision 7540, and Dell Precision 7740, the latest Ubuntu-based Dell Precision laptops promising a powerful computing boost over previous models, namely Dell Precision 3530, 5530, 7530, and 7730, which were introduced at the end of 2018.

“Today we are announcing the Precision 5540, Precision 7540 and Precision 7740.  If mobile power is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.  And if AI is your need, the Precision 7540 and 7740 might just be what you’ve been looking for,” said Dell’s Barton George in his latest blog post.

Technical specs of Dell Precision 5540, 7540, and 7740

The Dell Precision 5540 is the cheapest of the… (read more)

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How to Create a GNU Hello World RPM Package in Fedora

RPM (a recursive acronym for RPM Package Manager) is a free and open-source package management system for Linux. Although it was originally created for use in Red Hat Linux, now it is used in...

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Krita 4.2 Open-Source Digital Painting App Released, Here’s What’s New

The Krita Foundation has officially released today the Krita 4.2 open-source digital painting app for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows, a major release that adds numerous new features and improvements.

Krita 4.2 is the second major update of the open-source and cross-platform digital painting application since the release of the massive Krita 4.0 series back in 2018. It introduces numerous new features and enhancements, among which we can mention an improved color palette docker, color gamut masking, improved selection handling, support for HDR monitors on Windows, and much-improved support for drawing tablets.

“We finally managed to bring together the code we wrote for supporting tablets on Windows (both Wintab as Windows Ink), Linux and macOS with the existing code in our development platform, Qt,” said the developers in the read more)

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GParted Open-Source Partition Editor Reaches 1.0 Milestone After Almost 15 Years

GParted (GNOME Partition Editor), the popular open-source and free partition editor software, has reached the 1.0 milestone after being in development for nearly 15 years.

Developed in GTK (GNOME Toolkit) for more than 14 years, GParted is a graphical front-end to the GNU Parted open-source partition editing utility and the official partition editor app for the GNOME desktop environment. These days, almost all Linux-based operating system ship with GParted preinstalled.

Today, after nearly 15 years in development, GParted 1.0.0 was released as a major version featuring support for the F2FS file system to read disk usage, grow, and check, the ability to enable online resizing of extended partitions, better refreshing of NTFS file systems, and port to Gtkmm 3 (GTK+3) and GNOME 3 yelp-tools.

“With this major change we bump up the major version number. This 1.0.0 release is not meant to indicate that GParted is more stable or less stable than before. Instead it means … (read more)

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Fedora 28 Linux OS Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Upgrade to Fedora 30

The Fedora 28 Linux operating system has officially reached end of life (EOL) status on May 28th, 2019, which means that it is time for users to upgrade to a more recent release.

Released more than a year ago, on May 1st, 2018, the Fedora 28 operating system shipped with the GNOME 3.28 desktop environment, a new Modular repository, automatic updates for Fedora Atomic Host, and other cool features. But, as good things must come to an end, Fedora 28 has now reached end of life and it will no longer be supported with software and security updates.

“At this point, packages in the Fedora 28 repositories no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates. Furthermore, the community adds no new packages to the Fedora 28 collection starting at End of Life,” said Paul W. Frields in an announcement. “Essentially, the Fedora 28 release will not change again, meaning users no longer receive the normal bene… (read more)

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Fast – Test Your Internet Download Speed in Linux

If your internet download speed seems poor, you most likely go at Speedtest.net and check, yes?. As this is the easiest way to test the speeds that we’re getting from our internet service provider,...

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GNOME 3.34 Desktop Environment Gets Second Development Release, Download Now

The development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.34 desktop environment continues with the second development milestone, GNOME 3.33.2, which is now available for public testing.

GNOME 3.33.2 was released as the second development milestone of the forthcoming GNOME 3.34 desktop environment, bringing more updated components and apps that include improvements and new features to provide the Linux community with the best GNOME desktop experience to date.

For example, GNOME 3.33.2 adds huge performance improvements to GNOME Shell, a new Backgrounds panel in GNOME Control Center, countless enhancements to the Epiphany web browser and GNOME Calculator, rendering improvements for the Mutter window and composite manager with X.Org Server, and much more.

“GNOME 3.33.2 is now available. This is the second unstable release leading to 3.34 stable series,” said Abderrahim Kitouni on behalf of the GNOME Release Team. “I had to disable gnome-contacts, gnome-calendar and gnome-maps b… (read more)

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