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ZFS fans, rejoice—RAIDz expansion will be a thing very soon

Enlarge / OpenZFS supports many complex disk topologies, but “spiral stack sitting on a desk” still isn’t one of them. (credit: Jim Salter) OpenZFS founding developer Matthew Ahrens merged one of the most sought-after features in ZFS history—RAIDz expansion—into master last week. The new feature allows a ZFS user to expand the size of a […]

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MySQL 101: Installation, care, and feeding on Ubuntu

Enlarge / Warning: Learning the care and feeding of MySQL instances does not grant knowledge of or safe interaction with actual marine mammals. (credit: Oracle) One of the tasks nearly any sysadmin frequently encounters is the care and feeding of the MySQL database server. You can build an entire career around nothing but this topic—making […]

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Fake DMCA takedown notice targeted Ubuntu downloaders yesterday

u/NateNate60 received this (heavily redacted) DMCA infringement warning. We don’t have email headers, so we can’t 100% verify it actually came from Comcast. [credit: u/NateNate60 ] This week, Redditor u/NateNate60 got a nasty surprise in his inbox—a DMCA infringement warning from his ISP, Comcast Xfinity. The notice warned him that Comcast had “received a notification […]

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Graphical Linux apps are coming to Windows Subsystem for Linux

Assuming you’ve already got your system running Insider, Dev channel, and build 21364, all you need to do is wsl –install (or wsl –update, if you’ve already installed it). [credit: Jim Salter ] This week, Microsoft launched support for graphical and audio Linux apps under the Windows Subsystem for Linux—although the new feature is only available […]

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Containerize all the things with Ubuntu Core 20

Enlarge / You might draw a fairly similar schematic diagram to give someone a simplified idea of how a traditional Linux distribution is put together—but it wouldn’t be as close to literal accuracy as this Ubuntu Core diagram is. (credit: Canonical) Canonical released Ubuntu Core 20 today, and it is now available for download. If […]

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Ubuntu fixes bugs Which Regular users May use to become root

(charge: Pixabay) Ubuntu developers have already fixed a string of vulnerabilities which made it effortless for users to get deepest root privileges. “This blog article is all about an incredibly straightforward method to innovate thoughts on Ubuntu,” Kevin Backhouse, a research in GitHub, wrote at an article printed on Tuesday. “With a few straightforward commands […]