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How-To Linux Mint Security Ubuntu

Disabling Intel and AMD CPU Vulnerability Mitigations in Debian and Ubuntu

Or, becoming the target of opportunity for that sweet sweet speculation Over the past few years, Intel more so than AMD, vulnerabilities like Spectre, Meltdown and others have been found in the most common CPUs in use today. Further, these aren’t run of the mill vulnerabilities. They are architectural flaws that cannot be truly fixed […]

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Fixing Unwanted Volume Fade in Ubuntu and Fedora

Over the past year I’ve gotten pretty proficient in Audacity since I started editing for the show I do at mintCast. I’m far from any kind of expert, but I’ve learned a few tricks and shaved my editing time down for a show from four hours to two. Most of that is just getting muscle […]

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How-To Ubuntu

Installing Nextcloud in Ubuntu

Or, using snaps to dump large amounts of files at once, easily. Over the past few months I’ve convinced myself that I’m in need of a shared storage solution for the house, and sometimes, the most useful of these, sftp and samba, can be cumbersome to get going on the first go-around for someone unfamiliar […]

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Ubuntu

The Dingo Ate My Beta

Or, A quick review of Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo Beta The beta release for Disco Dingo was available on March 26th according to Ubuntu’s image date on the download page, and I’ve been using it since the 28th! I think that’s given me a good amount of time to kick the tires and test things […]

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Ubuntu

In Search of a Lightweight Desktop

For the past few weeks I’ve been distro hopping trying to find a new Linux home, well, really, desktop environment. Because, to be honest, I’m an Ubuntu LTS guy through and through. It’s got the best application compatibility, supporting just about everything I could ask for. However, I did part ways briefly to check out […]