ExTiX 19.5 “The Ultimate Linux System” Officially Released with Linux Kernel 5.1

A new version of the ExTiX “The Ultimate Linux System” GNU/Linux distribution from developer Arne Exton has been released with the latest Linux 5.1 kernel series and LXQt 0.14.1 desktop environment.

Based on the recently released Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system, ExTiX 19.5 is now available featuring the lightweight LXQt desktop environment by default instead of GNOME, the latest and most advanced Linux 5.1 kernel series, and the upcoming Kodi 19 “Matrix” media centre with the Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Plex add-ons pre-installed.

The ExTiX 19.5 release also ships with Refracta Installer as default graphical installer instead of Ubuntu’s Ubiquity live installer, with built-in support for UEFI-enabled computers, the latest Nvidia 418.74 graphics drivers, as well as the Refracta Snapshot utility, which… (read more)

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KDE Plasma 5.16 Desktop Environment Will Bring Completely Revamped Notifications

The upcoming KDE Plasma 5.16 release already promises great new features and improvements for fans of the acclaimed desktop environment used by numerous GNU/Linux distributions.

In his latest weekly report, KDE developer Nate Graham highlights some more of the new features coming to the KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop environment next month, including a completely revamped notification system that will support a Do Not Disturb mode, better support for multi-monitor configurations, and persistent notifications.

The notification history will finally feature grouping while being more intelligent, file transfer operations will also benefit of much-improved notifications, and full-screen applications will show critical notifications. On top of that, the System Settings page was made more usable to allow users to configure everything related to notifications.

“The first thing you’ll notice i… (read more)

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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.

Now ready for mass dep… (read more)

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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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