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Detecting Security Upgrades on Ubuntu

In my article on unattended upgrades I described how to set up an Ubuntu system to install security upgrades automatically. This is convenientĀ for small setups, but in an enterprise environment you typically want to perform some QA before applying the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Enabling Hibernate Support in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

In this article, I’ll show you how to enable hibernate support in Ubuntu 14.04 (“Trusty Tahr”) by making a “Hibernate” menu entry appear in Unity’s global system pulldown menu. The Ubuntu developers disabled this a couple of years ago because … Continue reading

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Mirroring an Apt Repository

When setting up a Hadoop cluster using Debian packages, it’s often useful to work with a local mirror. In this article, I’ll walk you through creating an apt mirror for Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution.

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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Precision M65

A few days ago I bought a larger and faster disk for my Dell Precision M65 notebook. If it wasn’t for the new disk, I would have never tried the latest Ubuntu (13.04, aka “Raring Ringtail”), because 12.04 worked fine … Continue reading

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