Update from Fedora 18 to 20 or 21 in few simple clicks and without (I hope) problems!

Sometimes simple things become hard problems. This happened to me when I discovered that my Fedora 18 OS was obsolete (very old indeed) and I tried to upgrade it to the Fedora 20 version. Fedora 18 doesn’t support the automatic OS upgrade so I had to spend some hours to find information on Internet and create the right DIY solution for my case. At the end of my little (sic!) research I discovered that I was able not only able to upgrade the PC to Fedora 20 but I also found a good “trick” to upgrade to the latest Fedora 21 following in just a couple of steps with the help of fedup and some other escamotages. This is how I succeed…

Scritto da Galigio, il 08-04-2015
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Spring Time! Now you are ready to protect your Ubuntu – Debian system from Rootkits and Viruses

padlock.gif It’s Spring Time and after a long Winter surfing the web and testing new programs, it’s time to give a short rest to your computer, delete old files and scan the OS looking for possible rootkits or viruses. I usually use Ubuntu and the possibility of viruses is not high but… why I shouldn’t double-check to avoid viruses or rootkits?

How to upgrade your Fedora system when the Software Upgrade doesn’t work!

f18release.png Sometimes, if you use Fedora 18 – Spherical Cow, the Software Upgrade program couldn’t work properly. Software Upgrade shows you all the available upgrades but it is not able to install them. The download process starts but it will never finish and you wait for hours with no results. When and if you have this problem you can easily solve it launching a Terminal and typing the command:

Scritto da Galigio, il 29-04-2013
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Bodhi: a less known but powerful Linux distribution

bodhi_leaf.png If you are looking for a light Linux OS for your computer you can test Bodhi Linux. This specific Linux version, based on Ubuntu, utilizes the enlightenment graphical interface. For this reason Bodhi is particularly indicated also to give new life to computers with no updated hardware. The graphical interface is really “zen” or rather clean, easy to navigate but complete. We tested the 32 bit version and it was a smooth experience also if we used a single core pc with 2 GB of RAM.

Remastersys: the easy tool to backup your PC or to create a personalized Linux (Debian – Ubuntu) distribution

remastersys.jpeg Everyday we improve the OS we usually use adapting it to our specific needs. Consequently, we are worried about major OS upgrades between one version to another because we know that bugs could affect our installation and indirectly corrupt our saved data. Usually backup software are the right solution for data but, if something goes wrong, we have to reinstall all our OS and reconfigure it. Better, we have to spend many hours to download and configure all the single software we had installed into our original OS.

Scritto da Galigio, il 11-03-2013
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Repair GRUB on IBM Thinkpad – The best Linux solution

bootrepair.png Today we will not discuss about the old and new malware that are able to influence the GRUB but we will focus our attention on how repairing your computer when you see grub rescue> on your black screen…

Solve audio troubleshooting on Ubuntu and start planning to migrate to another Linux OS

crash.jpg The real problem with the last Ubuntu versions is that this OS is not supporting properly “old” hardware as it did previously during so many years. Reading some other bug reports on the web I discovered that these audio troubleshooting crashes happen principally to “old” IBM ThinkPad and Dell. I hope Ubuntu developers will consider to solve immediately these kind of issues or many users certainly migrate to other Linux version. In any case the best and complete guide to solve audio troubleshooting has been developed by Ubuntu itself. The guide is....

Another way to share files between Ubuntu and Windows

ubuntu-logo.jpg This tutorial will show you another way to share and to access the network share folders between Windows and Ubuntu machines. When file sharing is enabled, both systems can access files and folders on any of the PCs. Users with accounts on Ubuntu systems will also be able to access the content directly from your home....

Fix .ICEauthority problem at Linux boot up

Tux.png After upgrading my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS I had an error window at every boot up session. The message advised me about: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/username/.ICEauthority. To fix this matter open the Terminal and type: ls -al. Then you find a line similar to this:....

How to Make Your Ubuntu Desktop Look Like the One of Mac OS

MACubuntu.png If you are a fan of the design proposed by Apple for most of its operating systems, particularly Mac OS X, then there are a couple of things that you should take into consideration and some simple steps to follow. Therefore, you are advised to read the following information carefully in order to achieve the expected outcome in the shortest time. There are two free pieces of software that can transform your Ubuntu desktop into one that looks identical to the one of Mac OS in no time....







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