Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Is Now Available in Microsoft’s Hyper-V Gallery

Canonical announced today that its recently released Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system is now available as an optimized desktop image in Microsoft’s Hyper-V gallery.

Last year in September, Canonical announced that it collaborated with Microsoft to bring the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system, the latest LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu Linux, as an optimized desktop image for Microsoft’s Hyper-V gallery, and now the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) release is available as well alongside Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

“Today we’re very happy to announce that a new 19.04 image joins the LTS version. This will help make life a bit easier for people working with Ubuntu desktop on Windows,” said Will Cooke, Ubuntu Desktop Director at Canonical. “Our plan at this point is to provide the latest LTS and the most recent non-LTS release. Tha… (read more)

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How to Find/Change Ubuntu Default Root Password

Before I explain how to change the default password, its good to know about “Root SuperUser” and “sudo user” in Linux. In any Linux, as also in any Ubuntu version, there is a SuperUser named root, the Windows equivalent of […]

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How to Upgrade Fedora 29 to Fedora 30

Fedora Linux 30 officially released and ships with GNOME 3.32 and many other improvements such as Kernel 5.0.9, Python 3.7.3, Perl 5.28.1, PHP 7.3, MariaDB 10.3.12, Ansible 2.7.10 and more. If you are already...

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Microsoft Brings a Full Linux Kernel to Windows 10

Microsoft announced at the Build developer conference this week that it’s working on a custom Linux kernel that would be integrated into Windows 10 as part of the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, or WSL 2.

The Redmond-based software giant says its decision to ship a real Linux kernel with Windows comes as a result of all its efforts to improve the performance of WSL and make full system call compatibility possible.

“This isn’t the first time Microsoft has shipped a Linux kernel, as we have already shipped one in 2018 when we announced Azure Sphere. However, this will be the first time a Linux kernel is shipped with Windows, which is a true testament to how much Microsoft loves Linux!” Microsoft explains.

The WSL team will use the latest stable branch to create the custom kernel, and the original build will be based on version 4.19. The kernel will be serviced… (read more)

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Microsoft Announces Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

Microsoft has announced the second version of Windows Subsystem for Linux, the company’s own platform that lets users run Linux on top of Windows 10.

Simply called Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, or WSL 2, this new version comes with substantial file system performance increases and full system call compatibility.

In a blog post detailing the tweaks the company has given to WSL with this new release, Microsoft explains that WSL 2 is mostly based on feedback, addressing top requests like more apps working inside of WSL.

“WSL 2 is a new version of the architecture that powers the Windows Subsystem for Linux to run ELF64 Linux binaries on Windows. This new architecture changes how these Linux binaries interact with Windows and your computer’s hardware, but still provides the same user experience as in WSL 1 (the current widely available version),” Microsoft explains.

Users will be able to run … (read more)

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Windows 10 Will Soon Have a Real Linux Kernel

The upcoming version of Windows 10 will feature a real Linux kernel in it as part of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). You would be able to update this Linux kernel through Windows updates. And you thought Marvel’s Infinity War was the most ambitious crossover in history!

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Ubuntu 19.10 to Be Dubbed “Eoan Ermine,” Arrives on October 17th

The codename of the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 operating system, which is scheduled for release later this fall, has been revealed today by Canonical as “Eoan Ermine”.

We already knew the first part of the codename of Ubuntu 19.10 as being “Eoan” when Canonical kicked off the development cycle and pushed the first daily builds, but we had no idea which animal that starts with the letter E the company decides to add to the upcoming operating system, and today is has been revealed as the “Ermine”.

Ok, so what’s an Ermine you might ask? Well, according to the New World Encyclopedia, the Ermine is a common name given to a small, northern we… (read more)

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Linux Lite Users Are the First to Try Linux Kernel 5.1, Here’s How to Install It

Linux Lite users are once again among the first to install the latest Linux kernel series on their personal computer, in this case the just released Linux 5.1 kernel.

Linux kernel 5.1 arrived over the weekend as the first major update to the Linux 5.0 kernel series, adding numerous new features and a bunch of improvements. Highlights include preparations for year 2038, configurable Zstd compression levels for the Btrfs file system, as well as support for cumulative patches in live kernel patching.

Additionally, Linux kernel 5.1 introduces the ability to use persistent memory as RAM in addition to the physical memory, support for booting a system to a device-mapper device bypassing initramfs, a new cpuidle governor called TEO (Timer Events Oriented), faster and scalable asynchronous I/O, and better file system monitorization.

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Ubuntu Linux Is Now Supported on Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2

Canonical announced today that its popular Ubuntu Linux operating system is now fully supported on Microsoft’s second generation of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 was announced by Microsoft earlier today during its annual Microsoft Build conference, and it introduces a Linux kernel capable of providing the full set of functionality required for enterprise certification, as well as support for lightweight virtualisation, bringing Ubuntu on WSL to the same level as Azure and AzureStack’s capabilities.

“Performance optimisation of Ubuntu in Azure and WSL ensures total efficiency for enterprises developing new Linux applications on Microsoft platforms,” said Kiko Reis, Vice President Cloud at Canonical. “Our commitment to security updates for the full stack on any cloud or virtualisation extends naturally to this new WSL environment.”

Canonical worked with Microsoft to certify Ubuntu on WSL

In order to simplify t… (read more)

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Cloud Technology: Changing The Way We Store Data

Digital data storage is now convenient. Thanks to the cloud, we can easily store and back up our data. With just the internet, our data can easily transfer from our computer to the cloud.

With the amount of data we work with every single day, it’s important to find ways to store them safely. Cloud technology makes it possible for data to be transferred and stored in a safe place. That’s the reason why it’s becoming very popular these days. As a matter of fact, it might eventually be the way we will all store data.

According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, by 2021, 94 percent of workloads and compute instances will be processed by cloud data centers, meaning all but 6 percent of our data will be on the cloud.

(Via: https://www.analyticsinsight.net/how-cloud-technology-has-transformed-data-storage/)

Cloud technology has gone a long way. In terms of data storage, cloud services were very limited before. It was limited in such a way that files had to be manually transferred online. The funny part was that each file had to be transferred manually. That led to a lot of clicking and transferring of files online. To make matters worse, each file needed a separate password. Of course, that was years ago.

Cloud technology has made backup services a lot easier these days. As a matter of fact, online backup services nowadays offer automatic file transfer. Cloud technology has made backup services to be more convenient than ever.

The main result of the evolution of personal cloud usage is that 2.7 billion people walk around with devices in their pockets where they can quickly access: conversations threads from five years ago, thousands of high-res pictures, work databases, or see the person ringing their doorbell.

(Via: https://www.analyticsinsight.net/how-cloud-technology-has-transformed-data-storage/)

Cloud technology has also found its way in the workplace.

In our recent cloud migration survey of enterprise professionals across multiple industries, we found that nearly 50 percent of companies have already migrated to the cloud, with 45 percent currently undergoing a migration. As only 5.6 percent are actively planning an enterprise-level migration, we can surmise that cloud storage itself is now the industry standard. So mid-market