Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Reached End of Life, Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Now

Canonical announced that the Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) operating system series has reached end of life and it will no longer be supported unless you purchase a commercial offering called ESM (Extended Security Maintenance).

Released on April 17th, 2014, the Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) was an LTS (Long Term Support) version supported with security and software updates, as well as regular maintenance releases (the last one being Ubuntu 14.04.6, released on March 5th, 2019) for a total of five years, until April 25th, 2019, when Canonical announced the availability of the extended maintenance support.

“Ubuntu 14.04 LTS basic support has ended. No more package updates will be accepted to the 14.04 primary archive, and any subsequent support will be done via Extended Security Maintenance,” said Adam Conrad in an email announcement. “Over the coming weeks, various images will be archived, and the primary archive will be copied to old-releases.”

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Linux Kernel 5.1 Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

Linus Torvalds has announced today the release of the Linux 5.1 kernel series, a featureful kernel branch that brings lots of great additions, as well as improvements to existing features.

After one and a half months in development, the Linux 5.1 kernel  series is finally here, and we can tell you all about its new features and enhancements. First and foremost, we’d like to remind everyone out there attempting to grab and install Linux kernel 5.1 that this isn’t a long-term supported branch, so you better stick with your current LTS kernel instead.

“The past week has been pretty calm, and the final patch from rc6 is not all that big,” said Linus Torvalds in a mailing list announcement. “On the whole, 5.1 looks very normal with just over 13k commits (plus another 1k+ if you count merges). Which is pretty much our normal size these days. No way to boil that down to a sane shortlog, with work al… (read more)

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[Review] Void Linux, a Linux BSD Hybrid

There are distros that follow the crowd and there are others that try to make their own path through the tall weed. Created from scratch, Void Linux is an interesting distribution.

from It’s FOSS https://itsfoss.com/void-linux/…

Install LAMP – Apache, PHP, MariaDB and PhpMyAdmin in OpenSUSE

The LAMP stack comprises of Linux operating system, Apache web server software, MySQL database management system and PHP programming language. LAMP is a software combination used to serve dynamic PHP web applications and websites....

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SuiteCRM: An Open Source CRM Takes Aim At Salesforce

SuiteCRM is one of the most popular open source CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software available. With its unique-priced managed CRM hosting service, SuiteCRM is aiming to challenge enterprise CRMs like Salesforce.

from It’s FOSS https://itsfoss.com/suitecrm-ondemand/…

Damaged Hard Drive Due To Smoke

A damaged hard drive is bad news. You want to avoid that as much as possible. There’s a pretty good chance you’ll lose your data when that happens.

Your data is very important. You’d want to protect it all times. That’s the reason why it’s a must to install a powerful anti-virus and a reliable backup service. Unfortunately, those aren’t enough to really protect your data. When it comes to securing your data, you need to do more than that.

However, security is a much broader category than just that, and it includes both the availability of and the integrity of your information, and a part of that is physical protection. These days, the latest risks we often hear about are things like breaches of data stored in the cloud, or compromised IoT devices. However, it is important to remember that these sorts of risks are in addition to—not instead of—other older and less “sexy” risks, such as hard drive crashes.

(Via: https://www.welivesecurity.com/2019/02/18/smoke-damage-and-hard-drives/)

The hard drive of your computer is probably the last thing you’ll ever think of. To start with, you can’t even see it. So, why bother? Well, you should because your hard drive is where all your precious data go. Your hard drive works very hard to store all your valuable data.

Conventional hard disk drives work by spinning a series of aluminum or glass platters on a spindle driven by an electric motor. And when spun up, they are going pretty fast and with incredibly fine tolerances: hard disk drives used in servers spin their platters at up to 15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM), which works out to around 150 mph (or about 240 kph, for the metrically minded). Just barely above and below these platters float minuscule read-write heads, each less than a millimeter wide, at the end of an actuator arm. How far apart do the actuator arms place the heads from the platters? As little as 3 nanometers, or about 1/25,000th the thickness of a human hair. Read-write heads themselves are so small that they are manufactured using similar technologies to those used to make CPUs. All of these parts come together

How to Change User Password in Ubuntu

In this short quick article, we will show you how to change a user password in Ubuntu Linux using the graphical interface as well as the command line interface. As you are well aware,...

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Scientific Linux is Being Discontinued

Scientific Linux, a distributions focused on scientists in high energy physics field, will not be developed anymore. It’s creator, Fermilab, is replacing it by CentOS in its labs.

from It’s FOSS https://itsfoss.com/scientific-linux-discontinued/…