Distribution Release: Lakka 2.0

Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer (such as a desktop PC or Raspberry Pi) into a full blown game console. The project has release Lakka 2.0, which contains many updated packages. This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC while past versions…. DistroWatch.com: News

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 110

IPFire is an independently developed Linux distribution with security and firewall configuration in mind. The distribution can be managed through a web-based interface. The IPFire project’s latest release, IPFire 2.19 Core Update 110, features on-demand IPsec VPNs and performance improvements for DNS queries. “This is the official release…. DistroWatch.com: News

How to Add a Second Disk to an EC2 Instance in AWS

In AWS, one can hot-add a second disk or volume to an existing EC2 Linux instance. Here is how to do that! 1. First, create the new volume Navigate to: EC2 > Elastic Block Store > Volumes Create desired additional Volume in the avalibility zone of the EC2 instance. Next, go to Action > Attach… Read More »

Linux’s Big Bang: One Kernel, Countless Distros

Even if you’re a newcomer to Linux, you’ve probably figured out that it is not a single, monolithic operating system, but a constellation of projects. The different “stars” in this constellation take the form of “distributions,” or “distros.” Each offers its own take on the Linux model. To gain an appreciation of the plethora of… Read More »

Testing Linux hardware compatibility with USB sticks

Like everyone else, those of us who use Linux sometimes need to purchase a new computer. Although the days of poor hardware compatibility are long gone, it is still possible to run into issues. Just going to a local store, like Intrex here in Raleigh, or any of the big box stores, and watching the… Read More »

3 Linux questions from the community

In the last The Queue, I flipped the script and asked you questions as opposed to answering them. It was so well received, I’m going to keep it going with three more questions this month. I’ll resume answering next month, so don’t forget you can fill the queue with your questions about Linux, building and maintaining… Read More »

New Strain of Linux Malware Could Get Serious

A new strain of malware targeting Linux systems, dubbed “Linux/Shishiga,” could morph into a dangerous security threat. Eset on Tuesday disclosed the threat, which represents a new Lua family unrelated to previously seen LuaBot malware. Linux/Shishiga uses four different protocols — SSH, Telnet, HTTP and BitTorrent — and Lua scripts for modularity, wrote Detection Engineer… Read More »