Chapeau “Cancellara”, based on Fedora 24, will soon be released

ince Pooley, the developer of Chapeau, has announced that Chapeau 24 “Cancellara” will soon be available for download. This announcement comes after almost a year of complete silence.

Chapeau 23 ” Armstrong ” was released last December and since then we have not heard a word from the developers. A few days ago, Pooley wrote an announcement on the official blog stating that Chapeau 24 is prepared, and is based on Fedora 24.

We took all the time needed to perfect Chapeau 24. As you know, we devote every distro to a cycling champion, this time we have dedicated our work to Fabian Cancellara, said Chapeau lead developer, Vince Pooley.

Chapeau is a high-performance, cutting-edge operating system built from the GNU/Linux distribution Fedora Workstation with the Gnome desktop environment.

In comparison to Fedora, Chapeau adopts a more relaxed approach to software licences and is intended to be just as useful for advanced users as it is easy for those new to using a Linux system There is built-in access to third-party software & sources repositories not included in Fedora such as RPMFusion, DropBox, Steam, Adobe Flash & Oracle VirtualBox.

HowTo View System Logs on Fedora 21 (journalctl examples)

Fedora is a systemd-based OS and since the release of Fedora 20, syslog has been replaced with the Journal. The journal stores the same information as classic syslog and running the ‘journalctl’ command will output a perfect copy of the traditional syslog files from /var/log/ , but with improvements:

  • Lines of error priority (and higher) will be highlighted red.
  • Lines of notice/warning priority will be highlighted bold.
  • The timestamps are converted into your local time-zone.
  • The output is auto-paged with your pager of choice (defaults to less).
  • This will show all available data, including rotated logs.
  • Between the output of each boot we’ll add a line clarifying that a new boot begins now.

Howto Install VirtualBox 4.3.16 on Ubuntu and Fedora

VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application. Basically, it allows you to run two (or more) operating systems at the same time, on the same computer. This way, you can run a program specifically written for another OS (for example, run Windows software in Linux) without having to reboot your computer.

VirtualBox is available under the General Public License (GPL), which means it’s free, as opposed to it’s rival, VMWare Workstation witch is only freely available for non-comercial use.

Howto Customize Your KDE Desktop Appearance

KDE allows you to easily customize the look and feel of your desktop by controlling different parts of the visual appearance. The combinations are almost endless so you have to play around with them to find which suits your tastes best. This quick guide shows how to configure every part of the KDE visual appearance, however, it’s not necessary to use the examples in this post, you can choose another set of icons, window decorations, colors etc.

Resetting a lost password in Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 14.04

This is a situation one can easily end-up if the option ‘autologin’ is turned on. Not typing your password for a while leads to forgetting it. This is how to reset a user’s password on a Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 14.04 system using a LiveCD. There are a few other methods to do this but they have a high rate of failure. Moreover, this is a tested method so it’s pretty obvious it works.

To reset a password on these two systems, I’ve used an Ubuntu LiveCD, but you can use about any other live distribution CD as long as it’s the same arhitecture. Using a 32bit livecd on a 64bit installed system just won’t work.