I was hoping I could install Linux in my computer, and I will, but I have been having a debate with myself over witch version of Linux to use. I've been researching this a bit and both Ubuntu and Mint sound like a good choice, but is there anything I should know or do to go about this? I'm really used to windows and I think I would be better off using Linux anyways(Plus I don't really like the whole Mac operating system anyway)
P.S, I just got a new Mac if you haven't noticed.submitted by ErebusAeon
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I would like to do a full, then incremental backup daily from an ubuntu server. We are talking about hundreds of gigabytes, so compressing the files into tar is not an option I think, because nothing can unzip it, but I'm openminded. A NAS is connected to the server, so it can be copied directly to it, if it's possible. Can you suggest something free or even a script what can do the backup?submitted by wolfrain92
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After a couple of development versions, the brand new VirtualBox 4.3.8 release reached the stable channel, replacing the old 4.3.6 version, for which it fixes numerous bugs reported by the community. In addition, it adds many new features and improvements that should have been implemented a long time ago.
Qemu 2.0 is looking to be released on April 4. Ubuntu 14.04 closes on April 10, with release on April 17. How’s that for timing. Currently the qemu package in trusty has hundreds of patches, the majority of which fall into two buckets – old omap3 patches from qemu-linaro, and new aarch64 patches from upstream.
It was one of those slow news days in the feeds and searches, but there were a few eye catchers. PCPro is running a piece telling LibreOffice to just ignore Microsoft's attempts to retain their monopoly in UK government offices. In what's turning into a series on Linux jobs, Libby Clark talks to the Dice president about Linux hiring in IT today. And in a long overdue about-face, Canonical seems to bringing local menus back to Ubuntu applications.
"Development is slower because we do not take shortcuts, but over the years, we have made a name for the [PostgreSQL] database as a product that is reliable and is backed by communities and companies that felt strongly about the value they were providing its users. ... We have played the long game in not taking shortcuts and focusing on making the best database possible."
Brooklyn based 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot has launched pre-sales for the second of three Replicator models that appear to be the world’s first commercial 3D printer based on embedded Linux. Almost all 3D printers are compatible with Linux desktops, just as they are with Windows and the Mac, and many, if not most, offer open source hardware and software designs. However, aside from some Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone hacks, the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact appears to be the first to run embedded Linux.