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Cobwebs

Oh no! What have I done to myself? I have to clean out the cobwebs in my skull and make room for more brains. I am going to get back into my brain shell and be born again, or is it Bourne again… I have to refresh myself in using the BASH (Bourne Again SHell) commands that are used to communicate with Linux and Unix.

I need BASH commands but will actually use another protocol – SSH (Secure SHell) to play with my new cloud server.

However…

Today there is a ‘BIG STINK” that the decades old BASH is corrupt and insecure. It just shows to go […] Continue reading » Cobwebs

Ubuntu One

Ubuntu One is a cloud file sharing system for Linux Ubuntu. I have been using it for several years, maybe longer. It syncs files between several computers I have that are running Linux Ubuntu. For me it has functioned flawlessly. I only used a tiny portion of the available 5G free space in Ubuntu One. No need to purchase additional.

Ubuntu One was expanding into compatibility with all the major operating systems, including Windows and Mac.

Therein I assume resides the problem. Nothing in this world is really free. But Ubuntu and Ubuntu One are. Ubuntu just announced they will be shutting down Ubuntu One in June this […] Continue reading » Ubuntu One

Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu just updated to version 13.10 so I updated “Sandbox” and my little Netbook to this new version. The updates went flawlessly with nary a hiccough on either machine.

I don’t see any difference at the user level interface and in a way that’s OK with me. There was nothing wrong I could detect in the older version (13.0). This is just their standard sequence of progressive update releases. I grabbed a screen shot off Sandbox and included with this post.

As I have been saying for some time now, I am impressed on how well […] Continue reading » Ubuntu 13.10

Sandbox 13.04

Actually it is Sandbox running Ubuntu 13.04 but the result is the same. The operating system and the software are the heart of the system. The name sandbox can represent the hardware which seldom changes after the box is built.

The update was flawless as thousands of files were downloaded and installed in their proper locations. This was a far better experience than I had with Fedora. I hope a Fedora fanatic reads this. Hmmm that was me about 6 months ago.

This is actually the second update to Ubuntu 13.04 as my little net-book computer (also running Ubuntu) told me it wanted to update several weeks ago. So we […] Continue reading » Sandbox 13.04

Coming Up to Speed

I don’t know what is going on behind the scenes with my new install of Ubuntu Linux. I don’t have any benchmarks to run a test but computer response appears to be a bit snappier or quicker than I was experiencing with Fedora. It is basically the same software with a little different packaging so I don’t quite understand why. I did change the way the partitions are created. In Fedora I had variable size partitions. I could now be getting better response to the hard drive(s) with the older style fixed partitioning. Most people might not even notice. Or… it could be a figment of my imagination.

I just […] Continue reading » Coming Up to Speed