Meltdown and Spectre are big security issues, and they affect almost every computer. For Linux (and Ubuntu) there are already a lot of updates available to fight Meltdown and Spectre. You only need to install them.
Building a custom Linux kernel sounds terrifyingly difficult, but it’s really not that hard. Learn how to build and package your own kernels on Ubuntu.
Each version of Ubuntu ships with a frozen kernel, and it’s not easy for users to switch kernels. Here’s how you can get and use newer kernels on Ubuntu.
Linux Kernel 4.1.1 was recently released with a host of improvements & new features. Existing users are recommended to upgrade ASAP. Here’s how to do that.
One of the many things that Linux users boast of is the better performance of the hardware in Linux as compared to Windows. Unfortunately, it has not been true in many cases. One of the major issues with the latest Ubuntu releases (11.04 and 11.10) were a dramatic decrease in the battery life along with […]
Every Linux user will tell you the same thing: know your computer. Mine always works not because there are no bugs, but because I know enough to identify their sources every time and correct them. And one of the best ways to monitor your system is through the command line. There are some great GUI […]
Quick – answer me this: How much swap space is in use on your system right now? How big is the cache on your CPU? What kernel modules are currently loaded? How many total drives and partitions are you running? If you’re running Linux, all these questions (and a whole lot more) can be answered […]