Friday, December 9, 2016

Linux Update-2017


Linux Update-2017

This is the time Linux Guys/Girls go on Christmas holidays after posting their latest version of Linux distribution.

This is the time hackers are waiting for Zombies.

This is also the time, I update my Linux distribution to the latest.
Then, I have to download all the packages I want.
It is a bit of a hassle, only because it takes time.
I have many distributions including Debian but my work horse is Peppermint (Debian and Ubuntu based but Light Weight and independent).

May be Peppermint 5 (it does not state).
But Debian are 8 and 8.1.
It is into the 9th version.
Debian did not have a rolling distro but recently according to Linux Magazine they are addressing this issue (LTS Version which Ubuntu does a pretty good job).
I have Ubuntu but I rarely use it after the Unity Version.
I am becoming lazy and I did not want to go through the rigid rigmarole of installing a new version.
What I did was to go to Software Installation and click update all packages.

It took little over half an hour and updated all the packages including the Grub File.

I was worried, if something goes wrong I had to re-do all the work.

It removed all the redundant stuff and installed the new packages.

For the first time I got thesaurus installed (I tried before and failed) in Libre Office.
Even Gimp was updated.

Only downside was that the Firefox / Chrome became bulky and slow.
I am soon going for Ducky Duck alternative Light Browser soon.

If you have an old Peppermint installed TRY Update option.
It is sleek and I hope other Linux distributions copy this strategy for desktop users.

It is altogether different strategy for commercial distributions.

They need LTS version with support.

According to Linux Magazine, Debian has finally decided to offer this option for commercial users.

Thanks guys and girls of Linux (sorry for the Microsoft users), You are way ahead of Microsoft in both Desktop and Commercial Versions.

The Linux Magazine distribution with its links with the Linux Voice (good strategy, joining hands) has dropped Maddock's feature article.

I miss it very much.

Bob Rankin's Work is Good

This a comment under Bob Rankin's Article.

Go and visit it.

Bob has done a good article here.
 

I raised these issues (more satire than real intent, then) about 15 years ago not realizing INTERNET becomes a Stinking Sewer.

"What happens to my email when I am gone-DEAD" was the point I pondered.
 

It took SIX months to delete my Facebook account.
That was also after a stinking email to the Administrator.
They hid the delete drop down menu but still keep my account in their server.
 

When I realized KGB, CIA and FBI are proxies for these Social Media, it was too late for me to raise a point of "Privacy Objection".
 

Simply because, I love my privacy.
 

Moment one opens an email account, even if it is "PAID and Private", the Administrator can access everything.
Fortunately, I was into Linux many moons ago, it has all the Utilities for anonymous activity, especially POLITICAL ACTIVITY under a DICTATOR.


In any case, I am winding up my FUTURE digital activity BUT leave all the previous activities (not necessarily PUBLIC) floating in the WEB.
 

I need to have my digital presence felt (Good or Bad immaterial), when I KICK the Bucket for GOOD.
 

In any case, "Good, Bad and the Ugly" (Western Film by Clint Eastwood) are all present in the WEB.
 

But the Wild West was much better than the WEB.