Archive for July, 2012

This should come in handy for netbook users that have smallish (4G) primary drives. We’re always running out of space during version upgrades.

Ubuntu Genius's Blog

Unless you have a totally fresh install of Ubuntu, you have probably noticed that each time you boot up, the GRUB boot menu lists a bunch of previous Linux kernels which you can boot into. While this can occasionally come in handy – like if you can’t boot into the new kernel after an upgrade – those previous kernels, images and modules are usually just wasting space.

While you can go into Synaptic, search for all the bits and pieces of previous kernels, and mark them for removal, here is a much easier method. In a terminal, simply paste the following command, and it will remove all but the current kernel (if you’ve upgraded your system, or had an update with a new kernel, please reboot your machine before running this):

dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^…

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I like "web portals" – customizable pages that allow you to pull stories of interest together on a single page in a way that makes it easy for you to see what’s going on. I’ve used Netscape, iWon, Yahoo and most recently iGoogle for this. Google just announced they are shutting down iGoogle, which is my current primary home page.

If you use iGoogle or any of the other web portals connected with other ISP-ish services then maybe this is something you might want to check out. I just got started with it but it looks like a very good iGoogle replacement, although I haven’t dug into pulling the Google feeds I normally use (Gmail, Reader, Calendar) into it. Maybe I can’t but nothing ventured, nothing gained, eh?

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