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  • Cool 4 Code: Lights & Music

    Cool 4 Code: Lights & Music

    WORKING TO KEEP YOU WORKING

    Thought I'd drop some playlists of stuff to keep you happy while coding and IT building for a New World of Work.  Crank while you are cranking code!

     

    COOL 4 CODE: BAM! JAM [LIGHTS & MUSIC]

     

    And remember, when a problem comes along? you must Whip-IT: #cool4code

     

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  • sudo apt-get update filezilla

    Sudo apt-get update filezilla

    Upgrades and Updates in Ubuntu

    FILEZILLA FTP CLIENT

    Thanks to a quick search within Ubuntu Software Center, you can easily and safely install some other "stock & standard" applications I always like to employ. For FTP purposes, an obvious open source choice and a long-time industry standard is FileZilla. It remains one of the better full-featured, cross-platform ftp clients with an extremely comfortable GUI. that's right, it's #sumosudo

    sudo apt-get update filezilla

    INSTALLING FILEZILLA

    FileZilla is readily available as one of the featured and most popular downloads in the Ubuntu Software Center.  Go ahead; get it installed.

     

    Making An FTP Connection

    Just in case you don't know how to do this, once installed just open and access FileZilla's easy Site Manager where you'll want to set your permanent connections. I will assume the screenshot below is sufficient to get anyone through adding a New Site and setting your params (Port is typically 21; check your Firewall settings if you have any issues).

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    Wherefore Art Thou, ExpanDrive?

    microblogs-cloud-sudo-apt-get-update filezilla robotWhat I'm really-really-really looking forward to, is the eventual (albeit already overdue) release of the linux version of ExpanDrive. A "mid-2014" notice for release of Version 4 is still showing on ExpanDrive's Website, etc. - this tool still isn't linux-available as far as I can tell, but when it is? INSTALL IT! I'll take tools to enhance productivity over a minimal amount of cost every day (and even if this were freeware, shouldn't we all be giving back to the developers in donation for its use anyway?!).  For cloud-based work, ExpanDrive is seriously indispensible and one of my favorite tools, by far. Here's hoping this will be available for linux soon.  Yes, and Please. #sumosudo

     ExpanDrive is the fastest way to upload and manage files in the Cloud, and is continually adding new cloud storage providers:

    microblogs-cloud-sudo-apt-get-update filezilla expandrive

    SYSCONFIG: the as-is system configuration at the time of this article =

    HARDWARE: Alienware Area-51 M9750 [Memory: 4GB RAM; Processer: Intel® Core™2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz × 2; Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on NV49]

    SOFTWARE: Operating System [Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS 64-bit]

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  • sudo apt-get update spotify

    Sudo apt-get update spotify

    Upgrades and Updates in Ubuntu

    INTERNET MUSIC STREAMING IN LINUX

    Ok. I can admit it. I'm a self-proclaimed Spotify addict. Simply put, I must have, need to have, have to have and will have my Spotify in Linux! Use of the Spotify plugin in Clementine has gotten me through some separation anxiety moving fully over to Linux distros, but there was barely even a honeymoon phase here; I really need full-flavored. A rather old Alienware m9750 running 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop is what we're working with to try this out (figuring that if it will run on this dated hardware it will have no issues with pretty much anything else after it!), so here goes some #sumosudo

    sudo apt-get update spotify

    INSTALLING SPOTIFY STREAMING MUSIC CLIENT

    Currently, Spotify is available only for Windows and Mac as supported downloads. Spotify has, however, conveniently packaged it for Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu; as a preview release this version is still unsupported, but the Team at Spotify runs this internally themselves, committed to working to make sure it keeps pace with its Mac and Windows siblings.

    First we will need to add the Spotify repo to our sources list.  From Terminal, gedit /etc/apt/sources.list to add the Spotify repo (end of list):

    $ deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

    Save to update the add. Add the Spotify repository key to verify authenticity of the package(s):

    $ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59

    Now Run your Update:

    $ sudo apt-get update

    Install Spotify!

    $ sudo apt-get install spotify-client

    From the Dash, search the installed applications for the Spotify app. From here, you can drag & drop the Spotify icon onto your quick launch bar and it will dock the launcher for future access. 

     

    UNTO UBUNTU

    microblogs-cloud-sudo-apt-get-update spotify robotSpotify continues to keep my sanity during long bouts of coding and from the "terminally insane" (pun, intended) of linux learning.  For internet music streaming, I.just.have.to.have.my.Spotify.  Since installing, I've put Spotify for Linux on Ubuntu through the paces quite a bit, and haven't found anything funky or clunky; working! #sumosudo

    Would You Like Additional Information Related To This Topic? Then You May Also Find Helpful:

    SYSCONFIG: the as-is system configuration at the time of this article =

    HARDWARE: Alienware Area-51 M9750 [Memory: 4GB RAM; Processer: Intel® Core™2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz × 2; Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on NV49]

    SOFTWARE: Operating System [Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS 64-bit]

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  • yumyum yellowdog update epel

    Yumyum yellowdog update epel

    Upgrades and Updates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    EPEL REPOSITORY

    There are always some "stock and standard" applications we like to keep highly available. In the Linux world, that typically means adding in a few extra repositories.

    yum update epel

    INSTALLING EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux)

    EPEL packages are usually based on their Fedora counterparts and will never conflict with or replace packages in the base Enterprise Linux distributions (no core duplicates!). It can be used by any Linux user to install packages that exist in Fedora and were not included in a RHEL version

    For RHEL, the first thing we will need to do is enable the "Optional" repos in RHN to use EPEL packages as they depend on packages in that repository.  This can be done from the Software Manager by checking off for your distribution's "Optional (RPMs)":

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    From Terminal, make sure that you are Root user and use Wget and RPM to download, install and enable the EPEL repository:

     PLEASE pay attention and grab the correct repo for your architecture!

    # wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/beta/7/x86_64/epel-release-7-0-2.noarch.rpm

     Gets the Repo...

    # rpm -ivh epel-release-7-0.2.noarch.rpm

     Installs the Repo...

    Finally, run the following command to verify that the EPEL repository is enabled. Once command is run you will officially see the epel repository:

    # yum repolist

     Validates the Repo...

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    RHEL FOR REAL

    microblogs-cloud-yumyum yellowdog epel yellowdogEPEL is an open source, community-based Fedora repository project.  As most of the packages are maintained by the project, you get 100% compatability for high quality add-on software across RHEL, CentOS and Scientific Linux. EPEL provides lots of open source packages like networking, sys admin, programming, monitoring, etc. that we invariably end up needing for work in our environments.  EPEL is always enabled for our RHEL/CentOS installations. #yumyumyellowdog

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    SYSCONFIG: the as-is system configuration at the time of this article =

    HARDWARE: Alienware M11x [Memory: 8GB RAM; Processer: Intel® Core™ i7 Quadcore CPU U640 @ 1.200GHz × 4]

    SOFTWARE: Operating System [RHEL Desktop 6.5-x86_64 (Santiago)]

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  • sudo apt-get update eset

    Sudo apt-get update eset

    Upgrades and Updates in Ubuntu

    ESET HOME DESKTOP ANTIVIRUS FOR LINUX

    After a look-see at available linux antivirus desktop offerings, we settled on ESET NOD32 Antivirus for our Ubuntu machines. Reasons being is for another post; here, I just want to provide the mechanics of installation and initial setup for Ubuntu Desktop.  A rather old Alienware m9750 running 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop is what we're working with to try this out, so here goes some #sumosudo

     

    sudo apt-get update eset

    INSTALLING ESET NOD32 HOME DESKTOP ANTIVIRUS FOR LINUX

    ESET is not available via the Ubuntu SoftwareCenter, so you will need to Download a FREE trial version for your architecture (ours as 64-bit).

    IMPORTANT! You will need to uninstall any pre-existing antivirus software solution.

     

    Drop the installer anywhere you can easily map (~/Downloads or Desktop sound pretty good).

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    Right click on the downloaded installer [eset_nod32av_64bit_en_.linux] and select >Properties >Permissions; check off the box for "Execute: Allow executing file as program", then "Close" the input dialogue.

     microblogs-cloud-sudo-apt-get-update eset screencap01

    Dbl-clicking on the installer, ESET let me know I had some missing libraries that would be needed [libc6-i386]; check first to see if anything you might be missing is available thru Ubuntu SoftwareCenter - libc6-i386 was in my case so I installed the library through SoftwareCenter.

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    ESET also requires root credentials to run the installer, something Ubuntu doesn't readily allow.  For heightened security, Ubuntu by default locks Root account password. This means that you cannot login as Root directly or use the su command to become the Root user.

    Enabling the Root is necessary to run the ESET installer (my half-hearted attempts at using sudo failed).  I thought about making a custom application launcher added to the quick launch bar for situations like this, but I wanted to see how Ubuntu was approaching granting root credentials anyway, so was ok with temporarily enabling a root account with password here to just get ESET installed.  If you are needing a persistent Root login, the best alternative is to simulate a Root login shell using the following command:

    $ sudo -i

    To enable the Root account (i.e. set a password) use:

    $ sudo passwd root

    I've left mine for now to look into this some more, but here you should probably redisable the root account:

    $ sudo passwd -dl root

     

    The ESET installer will run now off the root password we just set; dbl-click again on the installer and follow the prompts to complete installation.  A system restart is required, but ESET launches at startup and will of course update the virus database and perform an initial scan.

    microblogs-cloud-sudo-apt-get-update eset screencap03 

    Optional, but I typically like to ensure newly installed applications that weren't handled through SoftwareCenter are showing correctly from within the Dash.  From the Unity interface quick launch bar, Search the Dash Applications for ESET just to make sure it is there:

    microblogs-cloud-sudo-apt-get-update eset screencap04

    ESET for Linux Desktop prevents malware through detection of multi-platform threats, regardless of what system is being targeted - Windows®, Linux or Mac® OS. Now that's some #sumosudo! Lend me your thoughts on this approach, as well as functional alternatives.

    UNTO UBUNTU

    microblogs-cloud-sudo-apt-get-update eset robotNo system is completely immune to digital threats; appropriately protecting your linux devices and systems is essential.  This post serves for your reference as one method for installing ESET NOD32 Antivirusfor Linux in Ubuntu. We will absolutely post back similar once we install for ESET Server Antivirus.  #sumosudo

    Would You Like Additional Information Related To This Topic? Then You May Also Find Helpful:

    SYSCONFIG: the as-is system configuration at the time of this article =

    HARDWARE: Alienware Area-51 M9750 [Memory: 4GB RAM; Processer: Intel® Core™2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz × 2; Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on NV49]

    SOFTWARE: Operating System [Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS 64-bit]; Antivirus [ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0.81.0]

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  • sudo apt-get update robots freakazoids

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    We will soon begin running a blog series intended as updates and upgrades to Ubuntu Linux!

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    sudo apt-get update Ubuntu

    Robots, Freakazoids

    Linux is at the foundation of modern computing, currently powering 94% of the world’s supercomputers, the majority of servers powering the Internet, most of the global financial transactions and a billion Android devices. Linux, literally, is everywhere. It is implemented in many different architectures, from mainframes to server to desktop to mobile and on a staggeringly wide variety of hardware.

    Ubuntu is a multi-platform comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade tools for development, configuration, management and service orchestration: from the PC to the smartphone to the server to the cloud. The Ubuntu platform is a fundamental component of our organization; we'd like to share with others our use and experiences with it: ideas, thoughts and opinion to extend our own notions here are welcome and appreciated!

    Canonical Ubuntu

    Canonical Ubuntu serves as significant provider to current cloud computing.  A large percentage of global Cloud development microblogs-cloud-sudo-apt-get-update ubuntu-logoand deployment is built upon Ubuntu; Canonical Ubuntu is also a major contributer to the at-large OpenStack Foundation & Community.  As for desktop operating systems, Ubuntu is commonly acknowledged as the most user-friendly of the linux offerings and predominates this market sector as well. 

    All things considered, Ubuntu remains both a stable and increasingly innovative operating system for designing modern technology architectures, particularly for both Cloud and Desktop.  Ubuntu is at the forefront of large cloud infrastructure deployments, and is optimized and certified for the most popular public clouds.  That is undeniably exciting, and we'd like to share our excitement with you in this series: sudo apt-get update

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    * Intended for Mature Audiences

    It shouldn't be necessary, but just a reminder to fully embrace the information and each other in discussion within the full spirit of "open" and "community".  sudo apt-get update Ubuntu will make every attempt to address an open range of topics, from the novice to intermediate to mastery level.  Systems differentiate options and results: what we provide here as working knowledge should be taken and understood as working in our own environment, on our systems and hardware.  Results may vary (depending), as that saying goes.  Please use for your own purposes at your own risk if and only if after having performed your own due diligence for your own needs and requirements.  That's a lot of forewarning for an intended help and how-to information series, but we want both our information and any application of it to be meaningful with purely positive results.  Our hope and purpose in this execution is only to extend useful, applicable and extensible technology solutions for Ubuntu - enjoy!!!

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  • yumyum yellowdog updates

    Yumyum yellowdog updates

    We will soon begin running a blog series intended as updates and upgrades to Red Hat Enterprise Linux!

    yumyum yellowdog: update RHEL

    Yellowdog Updater, Modified

    The Yellowdog Updater, Modified (yum) serves RPM-based linux distributions like RHEL as an open-source command-line package utility for package and dependency management and automatic updates. It automatically calculates dependencies and determines what actions should occur to install

    Linux is at the foundation of modern computing, currently powering 94% of the world’s supercomputers, the majority of servers powering the Internet, most of the global financial transactions and a billion Android devices. Linux, literally, is everywhere. It is implemented in many different architectures, from mainframes to server to desktop to mobile and on a staggeringly wide variety of hardware.

    Red Hat Enterprise LinuxRed Hat Enterprise Linux is the world's leading open source application, confidently deployed as a desktop, a mission critical application platform or as the foundation for an IT infrastructure leveraging virtualization for effective hardware utilization and manageability. The RHEL platform is a fundamental component of our organization; we'd like to share with others our use and experiences with it: ideas, thoughts and opinion to extend our own notions here are welcome and appreciated!

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux serves as significant provider to current cloud computing.  A large percentage of global Cloud development and deployment microblogs-cloud-yumyum-yellowdog rhel-logois built upon RHEL; Red Hat is also a major contributer to the at-large OpenStack Foundation & Community.  RHEL's advanced and robust foundation is derived from the collaboration of the open source community, industry partners and Red Hat. The result is a reliable platform and a trusted partner in Red Hat that is uniquely focused on the current and future needs of the enterprise. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is versatile, flexible and manageable. It may be deployed directly on a system, as a guest on the major virtualization platforms or as a virtualization host.

    RHEL remains both a stable and increasingly innovative operating system for designing modern technology architectures, particularly for both Cloud and Desktop.  Red Hat Enterprise Linux is at the forefront of large cloud infrastructure deployments, and is optimized and certified for the most popular public clouds.  That is undeniably exciting, and we'd like to share our excitement with you in this series: yumyum yellowdog: update

    yumyum yellowdog update decorum

    * Intended for Mature Audiences

    It shouldn't be necessary, but just a reminder to fully embrace the information and each other in discussion within the full spirit of "open" and "community".  yumyum yellowdog update RHEL will make every attempt to address an open range of topics, from the novice to intermediate to mastery level.  Systems differentiate options and results: what we provide here as working knowledge should be taken and understood as working in our own environment, on our systems and hardware.  Results may vary (depending), as that saying goes.  Please use for your own purposes at your own risk if and only if after having performed your own due diligence for your own needs and requirements.  That's a lot of forewarning for an intended help and how-to information series, but we want both our information and any application of it to be meaningful with purely positive results.  Our hope and purpose in this execution is only to extend useful, applicable and extensible technology solutions for Red Hat Enterpise Linux - enjoy!!!

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    CONSULTED IS A DEDICATED OPEN SOURCE PROVIDER

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