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Why and How to Use Unattended-Upgrades on a Ubuntu server?

SysAdmins already have enough on their plate without having to manually update their systems every day! Why Use Unattended-Upgrades? Keeping software up-to-date is crucial for security reasons, as updates often include patches for vulnerabilities. However, it can be time-consuming and inconvenient to manually update packages regularly. This is where Unattended-Upgrades comes in.

Can this makeshift vertical case keep the Pi cool?

The Raspberry Pi 4 offers an excellent upgrade to the preceding Pi 3B+, but keeping the new model from overheating can be a challenge. Users have tried many techniques to tackle this issue, from running the Pi in the open air to utilizing cooling rigs with fans attached. But as vertical cases are gaining popularity, can my DIY vertical case keep the Broadcom BCM2711B0 quad-core A72 SOC (system on chip)—cool?

GNOME vs KDE Plasma

Both default setups of KDE and GNOME are simply legible. Plasma looks like what you’d expect if you’re coming from Windows, with its bottom panel, menu, and task manager, and the defaults are clean and simple, rather welcoming for a new user. GNOME, on the other hand, is the precise opposite approach: the default metaphor is the opposite of what you’re used to, with no active task management, no desktop icons, no application menu, no dock or taskbar.

Why I switched to Pop_OS?

As of 2020, Windows is still the dominant desktop OS comprising nearly 90% of it’s demographic and I was in it for over 14 years. It was initially fast but as time progressed, the Windows updates stacked up along with previously installed softwares. Adding gasoline to the fire, Windows decided to bake advertisements and even more telementary services right into the operating system.

Flatpak vs Snaps vs Appimage vs Packages - Linux packaging formats compared

Linux often gets a bad reputation when it comes to installing software, and this is because we have so many different application distribution formats. Most of them also are misunderstood, or have preconceived notions attached to them, so I think it’s time to take a look at the differences among the different packaging formats!

Docker Apps and Images for everyone

Wait, What is Docker? Have you ever worried about software running in your machine but not in other systems? Docker is the solution. Docker sandboxes applications running within as containers so that their execution is completely isolated from others. This has become enormously popular over the last few years, but to capitalize on it, you need to integrate third-party images.