Ubuntu 19.04 has been just released

Disco Dingo is the name of the new major release. What we know so far is that the new version uses the Linux 5.0 Kernel. It also upgrades its toolchain to introduce new versions like libc 2.29, OpenJDK 11, boost 1.67, rustc 1.31, and updated GCC 8.3, optional GCC 9, Python 3.7.3 as default, ruby 2.5.5, php 7.2.15, perl 5.28.1, golang 1.10.4. QEMU is now updated to version 3.1. And a few other changes are enlisted in the full release notes. Read More

Enable swap in Linux

Swap or the virtual memory paging mechanism in Linux is an important feature of the operating system. It is crucial for the proper operation of the system, although sometimes it leads to performance decrease. Swapping typically occurs when the physical memory (RAM) of a machine is not enough for all the running processes. When that happens, the operating system takes down some chunks of the RAM (pages) and temporarily writes them on the hard disk to free up some memory. Of course this where the performance cost comes, as the hard disk or even solid state drive is many time slower than the RAM. Besides it’s performance cost, swapping is still a very important process. It allows the operating system to continue it’s normal operation. Read More

Linux 5.0 Kernel has been released

The new major version of the Linux Kernel has just been released. Although it is a change in the major version, in Linux Kernels world that doesn’t necessarily mean huge changes. In this case the new version is just more improvements, bug fixes and patches applied. As Linus Torvalds pointed out in the release notes the Linux Kernel doesn’t do features based releases, and 5.0 is more of a version naming change, instead of going into 4.x with larger numbers. A large amount of those fixes are focused on hardware drivers improvements and features.

Linux Kernel 5.0 is officially released.

Debian 9.6 has been released

The new point release of the Debian distribution has just been released. As a point release, it includes updates and adjustments on security issues and bugs. This release is not an entirely new version and any Debian 9 can be upgraded to include those patches.

The new release is already available on CloudBalkan.

How to check your NIC settings on Ubuntu

Every one of us has faced the situation of troubleshooting for nearly two hours and to realize that the cable is just unplugged. A good practice when you deal with a network issue is to start from the bottom of the OSI model – the physical layer and to proceed upwards. It will save you long hours of crashing your head into the wall.

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