Posts Tagged linux

Speed Up Linux Boot by Disabling Services

๐Ÿ“… June 19, 2017
What’s this? You installed Linux to a speedy M.2 NVMe SSD but boot times are not as fast as expected?

It might be a software issue. When Linux boots from power on, it runs a number of services before you ever see the login screen. Some of these services have timeouts and increase delays. Other services might be completely unnecessary, but they are loaded during boot anyway.

By disabling unneeded services, the Linux boot time can be reduced by a few seconds.

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How to Set Up Anonymous FTP with ProFTP

๐Ÿ“… June 10, 2017
Anonymous FTP is a handy way to provide public files to users over a LAN. Any user may log in to the FTP server without requiring an account on the FTP server itself. Just log in as anonymous and download.

But how can we set this up?

In this quick tutorial, we will see how the process works and what configuration settings must be made for a read-only anonymous FTP login.

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The Samsung 960 EVO 250G and Linux. How Well Does It Work?

๐Ÿ“… June 8, 2017
What? Your M.2 NVMe SSD is not fast enough and you want faster speeds?

I have had superb, speedy success using the Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD in Linux. Everything from system installation, booting, and everyday usage is a resounding success — even on a Z87-based motherboard.

With the release of the newer Samsung 960 EVO, would Linux performance be as good as or better than the 950 Pro?

Having finally acquired a Samsung 960 EVO 250G SSD for myself, it was time to find out.

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Color Test Your Terminal

๐Ÿ“… April 11, 2017
Are you curious to find out what colors your terminal supports?

The program colortest-python answers this question by displaying colors in a variety of ways.

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Typing Practice with speedpad

๐Ÿ“… March 10, 2017
Can you type faster than a robot?

The Ubuntu Linux repository is filled with lesser-known gems that are surprisingly useful and fun. Speedpad is one of them.

This a typing practice program that displays a random quote from fortune, butย you compete againstย a typing robot.

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Kernel 4.10.0 and VirtualBox 5.1.14 Released

๐Ÿ“… February 24, 2017
coverLinux kernel 4.10.0 (stable version) was released a few days ago while VirtualBox 5.1.14 was released about a month ago. I have been using both, and they have been performing well.

Kernel 4.10.0 touts improved NVIDIA graphics support, but my experience was lackluster with SLI. On the other hand, 4.10.0 runs great with existing Linux systems using non-SLI graphics.

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Using RapidDisk with VeraCrypt

๐Ÿ“… February 17, 2017
“Can I use RapidDisk with VeraCrypt?”

Absolutely. If you have an encrypted volume with VeraCrypt, you can easily add a RAM cache to improve read performance.

The setup is the same as with a regular RapidDisk cache but with an added extra step to map the VeraCrypt volume.

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