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Elementary OS Freya – A Complete List of Changes and New Features

The stable version of Elementary OS freya has been released and announced by Elementary OS development team. Now, it available to download and install on your computer.

Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and uses pantheon as the main desktop environment, Elementary OS freya delivers great new features, dozen of improvements, bugfixes, better documentation, updated applications from upstream, and many other goodies that will make your desktop a delight to use every day. Here’s everything you’ll find in the stable version of Elementary OS Freya.

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Linux Kernel 4.0 Codenamed ‘Hurr Durr I’m A Sheep’ Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint


Linux kernel 4.0 release hurr durr i'm a sheep

Linux Kernel 4.0 codenamed 'Hurr Durr I'm a sheep' (it's not a joke :) has been announced by Linus Torvalds on the mailing list. 4.0 is not with some big changes but some small hardware support, driver improvements and bug fixes. There are more changes being given in this article below. If you want to upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.0 then you can follow this tutorial.

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5 Best Data Recovery Tools For Linux To Recover Data Or Deleted Partitions


5 best data recovery tools for linux

Atleast once in life, most of us do wrong with the important data on our computer and then we think we must not have deleted this, whether some important documents or lectures' videos or bunch of important projects. Instead of cursing yourselves for such a foolish mistake, let's do some work. Let's try to recover that deleted data out from our HD. Here I am reviewing 5 of the best Data recover tools that can help recovering deleted data on Linux.

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RDO Juno multi node setup && Switching to eth(X) interfaces on Fedora 21

This post is closely related to RDO Juno Multi Node deployment via packstack on Fedora 21 landscape with boxes having different boards and different Ethernet NICs integrated on boards either  plugged into systems.
Originally tested on Two Node Controller&&Network and Compute  Fedora 21 . Interfaces on first board  (enp3s0,enp5s0) on second board (enp2s0,enp5s1).Converted on both boards to (eth0,eth1), creating udev rules to rename Ethernet interfaces allows to set one to one correspondence between MAC adresses  and  eth(X) names. Just updating /boot/grub2/grub.cfg is not enough on systems having several NICs.

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First Peek at XBian on the Raspberry Pi 2

There are so many things to like about XBian; in particular snapshots and rolling releases. It's also the best out-of-the box configured Raspberry Pi 2 Kodi distribution. There are bugs and glitches evident, but these do not distract from the overall experience. For home theatre on the Raspberry Pi 2, XBian is my distribution of choice.

<A HREF="http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20150412025419768/XBian.html">XBian Article</A>

 

How to implement DMARC with Debian and Postfix

DAMRC makes it easier for you to comabt phishing and to recognise the abuse of your domain name. It has already been adopted by many major domains such as gmail.com, facebook.com and paypal.com. If you run a mailserver you should at the very least look into DMARC (and then implement it).

If you run a Debian/Postfix/Dovecot mail server have you covered with this tutorial:

How to eliminate SPAM and protect your name with DMARC

 

Switching to eth(X) interfaces on Fedora 21

This post is closely related with RDO Juno deployment via packstack on Fedora 21 landcscape with boxes having different boards and different Ethernet NICS inegrated on boards either  plugged into systems

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Intel’s New 750 SSD Drive with Boosting Performance

There was a great enthusiasm about the Intel’s new product after long time and the product wasn’t a CPU. Yes, Intel unveiled the 750 SSD PCI Express drive, the first to offer flash storage based on PCIe and that too at consumer budget pricing. Isn’t that worthy?

This new 750 SSD drive is bound with such unique features that you will forget the SATA interface as well as AHCI protocol. The specs have been discussed in the previous part and now let’s look at the performance.

Installation and Setup –

Since the card features two different clips one for a full-sized PCIe slot, and one for a half-height, it was slightly difficult to pop up the 750 Series into the tower desktop. The one for a half-height chip was installed by default which was surprising as most desktops are full-size towers. It required replacing two screws and took just a minute after which the drive was placed and system was turned on.

There are only two platforms that work with the 750 Series – Intel’s X99 and Z97. A new driver will automatically get detected and installed with one of these platforms along with a current version of Windows 8 or even new one maybe Windows 10Technical Preview. There is also Intel’s own driver available which was also tested as according to the company it’s significant to obtain complete performance potential.

To boot from the drive isn’t a fuss. Installing Windows in 750 SSD is similar to that in the common SATA SSD and therefore, one can use the 750 in a brand new desktop as the boot drive. At last, installation was simple and easy with no bugs, no failed boots and no glitches. Thus, the goal of NVMe of making PCIe drives simply less painless as their SATA peers was achieved.

Performance of 750 SSD Drive –

No wonder the 750 SSD’s performance tops as compared to the 730 series. The speed of sequential read and write has increased up to 2,400 MBps and 1,200 MBps individually which was 550 MBps and 470 MBps respectively in  the 730 Series, was a SATA-based drive. These values indicate that the speed of the 750 series1 has been almost doubled the 730 one and this is the reason for PC enthusiasts and hobbyists are crazy for the new drive.

The first step to judge the performance of the 750 SSD drive, it was first put in the Crystal Disk Mark, a test used regularly to judge all the notebooks and desktops. The 750 Series passed the test successfully by giving a stronger start. Read speeds of 1,346 megabytes per second and write speeds of 1,291MB/s which the highest value recorded for the first time. Prior to these best results given by the 750 SSD, the Origin EON17-X had hit the read speeds of 1,179MB/s and write speeds of 891MB/s. Intel team had recorded speeds approaching but not extending, 1GB/s from systems that have dual SATA SSDs in a RADI0 configuration.

The next testing was with the IOmeter, used to perform random access and sequential tests. A sequential 128 kilobyte read and write loop was created in which the drive hit 2,664MB/s in reads and 1,226MB/s in writes. While random testing with 4KB payload produced read speeds of 1,649MB/s and write speeds of 1,148MB/s. Usually, IOmeter isn’t used in drive tests and therefore lack in comparing many results, it’s proven that these numbers are extremely high and twice or thrice better that those produced by the best SATA drives.

Conclusion –

The Intel’s 750 SSD drive is the first quickest drive ever developed and also the quickest ever built. One thing that is noticeable in terms of performance about this drive is that it is an incredible leap forward performer. Additionally, it also uses the new NVMe standard that means the drive is completely bootable and operates similar to a plug-and-play solution without extra drivers. 

One thing is for sure that 750 SSD drive can be recommended only for the crowd that is working with large files on regular basis, similar to a 4K video content. Though, it’s an impressive achievement in technology which has forced solid state drives to a new stage. It will also serve as a proof for the NVMe standard. Finally, I can only say that Intel has succeeded in breaking the significant blockage between innovation and pricing by giving PCIe speed at consumer SSD prices. 

See more....SSD 750 Drives to Boost You PC

 

Linux Mint 17.2 Codenamed A Religious Name ‘Rafaela’


Linux mint 17.2 codename Rafaila

After a successful release of Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' and Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' here is a preparation for another successful release Linux Mint 17.2.  On April, 8 Clem posted news on blog.linuxmint.com saying the next release Linux Mint 17.2 has been codenamed 'Rafaela'. Here is what Rafaela means. Tell us Is it religious?
 

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DigiKam 4.9.0 Released With Bug Fixes, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint


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digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, specially for KDE but you can use it on Ubuntu or others distros too. In digiKam photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.9.0 with 33 bug fixes. Developers  main focus is on digiKam 5.0 release, as it is supposed to be a major release of digiKam.

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Top 5 Linux First Person Shooter Games Play On Steam


top 5 Linux First person shooter games

Among many Games categories 'First Person Shooter' FPS for short has been choice of majority of gamers. If you were using Windows in past then you would've heard of FPS games Halo, Titalfall, Call Of Duty, Blackshot and many more. But.. Do we have such exciting First Person Shooter games for Linux. Well, there are many. Here I am going to list Top 5 Linux First Person Shooter games. Check them out and have fun on Linux.

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