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  1. Keeping Your Server Secure With Unattended Upgrades

    When operating servers, you're responsible for keeping them up to date with the latest security fixes. Ubuntu comes with a mechanism that installs updates automatically so you don't have to worry about it. Obviously, this is meant for personal servers operated by hobbyists where convenience is more important than availability …

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  2. Installing Oracle's JDK on Debian/Ubuntu

    Due to licensing issues, Linux distributions don't ship Oracle Java packages anymore. In many cases, that doesn't matter since you can just use OpenJDK. But if you do need Oracle's JDK, Debian packages are a bit more convenient than handling tarballs because they integrate nicely with the rest of the …

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  3. Managing Docker Container Updates

    When running a Debian/Ubuntu-based server, it's relatively easy to figure out whether updates need to be installed. Tools based on apt work very well in this regard and even offer advanced features like unattended updates. Not so with services running in Docker containers.

    When working with Docker, you typically …

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  4. Upgrading my Eee PC to Ubuntu 12.10

    I did it again. Upgrade Ubuntu right after a release despite all the problems I had in the past. But this time, after almost four weeks of working with Ubuntu 12.10 on my Asus Eee PC 1000HE, I'm confident that things are looking up again.

    My biggest problem with …

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