Ubuntu MATE 18.04 will be landing very soon and we take a look at the Beta 2 release. To find out more about Ubuntu MATE: https://ubuntu-mate.org/
Linux Mint has warped my brain and now I can’t use any other distribution of Linux.
SSD CARE AND FEEDING IN UBUNTU OR LINUX MINT
NOTES ON UPGRADING TO AN SSD:
It is tempting to use a utility like the dd command or CloneZilla to transfer all data from a HDD to a new SSD. DON’T DO IT! You should backup your personal data and re-install the OS to the new SSD. Gparted or the Ubiquity Installer will format SSD’s with the proper partition alignment and optimize the file system (ext4) for the best performance. You may get less than optimal performance if you just clone the old drive to the new SSD.
(x) = driver letter
align-check opt (n)
(x) = drive letter.
(n) = partition number.
Proper alignment avoids excessive read-modify-write cycles.
The TRIM command enables an operating system to notify the SSD of pages which no longer contain valid data. This prevents unnecessary overwrite operations which can reduce SSD performance and increase wear. Ubuntu/Linux Mint do this automatically, once weekly. Once per week is enough! Running fstrim excessively can contribute to SSD wear. Let the system handle it for you. There is no need to add the “discard” option to any fstab entry. TRIM is applied to a swap partition on the SSD at boot time.
sudo fstrim -v –all
We talk a bit about Facebook’s latest controversy, talk about Kevin Gallagher’s “Time Out” show and take a look at where configuration files are stored on Linux systems.
“Time Out” is seen in the Danbury, Connecticut area and on YouTube. 🙂
A Look at the Midnight Commander file manager for the Linux terminal.
With all the fuss about Ubuntu 18.04 and its many children coming along, you may be wondering if you should upgrade. Let’s chat about it.
A talk about the advantages of running Linux on junk hardware.
A big thank you to YOU and a first look at Ubuntu 18.04 Beta 1. 🙂