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.
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.
Fedora 21 has just been released and it’s ready to be installed. If you got sick and tired to reinstall your OS every few months, now there’s an alternative called FedUp that allows you to upgrade to the latest release without reinstalling and by using the network to download new packages, or, an ISO of Fedora 21 from your hard drive.
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.
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.
The new Skype version 188.8.131.52 has been released and it comes with new features and an updated UI. It also provides direct Alsa support, now it uses PulseAudio for better calling experience. Read on for installation instructions.
Using a CLI bittorent client is useful if you have access to a Linux server and want to run such a client for a long period of time for seeding purposes. There are a few other cli bittorrent applications availablable but i think rTorrent is one of the best. Moreover, it uses ncurses library and can be easily used with ‘screen’.
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.
Ever wanted to keep an eye on a Linux remote server system resources? Glances can do that for you, through a beautiful, clean and straightforward interface. Even more than that, it’s free!
This guide explains how to host a website on your own Fedora or Ubuntu Linux system by installing Apache2 (httpd), PHP and MySQL. However, it’s strictly for personal use so for professional hosting, you should probably turn to dedicated hosting services.