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Old 5th November 2016, 12:48 AM   #151
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My netbook has seen pretty much every lightweight distro going in the quest for speed. Similar specs to that above, 1.6 atom etc.
I have yet to find a faster distro than Crunchbang++
https://crunchbangplusplus.org/
Cold boots in 27 secs.........on a mechanical hard drive.
It dual boots with Bunsen Labs for a belt and braces approach
https://www.bunsenlabs.org/
They are both continuations of the original Crunchbang project.
Openbox isn't to everyone's taste however. But if one perseveres...
Gotta love Debian
(In fairness I didn't test Puppy or Tiny Core)
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Old 31st December 2016, 12:00 AM   #152
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A while ago when I was still working with Linux Servers (new job denies me such pleasure) I wrote(/adapted) a mini SQL Backup script that would backup certain databases, push them over smb (mainly Windows network) to a fileserver, and delete backups older than a week, unless it was from Sunday which was kept for a month.

Today I installed "automysqlbackup" and only minorly modified the SQL to backup specific databases on my home server.

I feel like I've cheated...
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For CAD, on windows, Mac, and Ubuntu, check out DraftSight.

It's miles ahead of the other offerings.

https://www.3ds.com/products-service...free-download/
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Old 6th July 2017, 11:15 AM   #154
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Hey everybody. I'm new to linux and just built my first computer. I'm wondering if there are any Speccy alternatives you would recommend that work well in Ubuntu?

EDIT: Just learned about lshw. It's helpful but I'm looking for something with a gui interface (I know, I'm such a newbie at this stuff).

EDIT 2: Trying HardInfo and it's doing exactly what I need. Sorry for the silly question.

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Old 6th July 2017, 11:51 AM   #155
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Hey gurus,
I am trying to get around a tricky situation.
I require the use of a specific version of software, that is out of date.
Lets say transmission for example its a base install thats usually up to date automatically.

Where do I source an older version of this software?
And the steps required to install this are there any tips on removing the newer and installing the older?
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Old 6th July 2017, 12:03 PM   #156
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Hey gurus,
I am trying to get around a tricky situation.
I require the use of a specific version of software, that is out of date.
Lets say transmission for example its a base install thats usually up to date automatically.

Where do I source an older version of this software?
And the steps required to install this are there any tips on removing the newer and installing the older?
There's a few different ways, depending on the application and what the "vendor" offers. (Could be just a manual install off to the side, could be package pinning in your software management tool).

First question is always: why do you want to use older software? Generally that's a security risk, and up-to-date/supported versions are always recommended over older stuff.

If you want to continue, let us know the specific name and version of the software, and we can have a look to see what's on offer.
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Old 6th July 2017, 1:14 PM   #157
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There's a few different ways, depending on the application and what the "vendor" offers. (Could be just a manual install off to the side, could be package pinning in your software management tool).

First question is always: why do you want to use older software? Generally that's a security risk, and up-to-date/supported versions are always recommended over older stuff.

If you want to continue, let us know the specific name and version of the software, and we can have a look to see what's on offer.
A particular source has requested I only use specific versions.
From their list my preference is:

qBittorrent 3.2.3 (I currently run and use the newest version with no problems, happy to replace with 3.2.3)

or

Transmission 2.03 (happy to run side by side or transmission only)

Either way I am going to set up both with local gui access and remote mobile access.

Thanks
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Old 6th July 2017, 1:28 PM   #158
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Transmission 2.03 (happy to run side by side or transmission only)
2.03 or 2.30? 2.03 is ancient (I'd be worried running it with code that old).

Also, what exact distro are you running (including version)?
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Old 6th July 2017, 1:35 PM   #159
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Definitely 2.03
One of my reasons for the qb preference.

Running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Oracle Virtual Box VM. On a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS physical host.
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Old 6th July 2017, 2:22 PM   #160
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My netbook has seen pretty much every lightweight distro going in the quest for speed. Similar specs to that above, 1.6 atom etc.
I have yet to find a faster distro than Crunchbang++
https://crunchbangplusplus.org/
Cold boots in 27 secs.........on a mechanical hard drive.
It dual boots with Bunsen Labs for a belt and braces approach
https://www.bunsenlabs.org/
They are both continuations of the original Crunchbang project.
Openbox isn't to everyone's taste however. But if one perseveres...
Gotta love Debian
(In fairness I didn't test Puppy or Tiny Core)
Thought crunchbang was dead, cool to see it live on
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Old 6th July 2017, 2:35 PM   #161
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Definitely 2.03
One of my reasons for the qb preference.

Running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Oracle Virtual Box VM. On a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS physical host.
I hate to say it, but those versions are *very* old, as are their dependencies. You're likely going to get yourself into dependency hell if you try to install from older packages designed for older distros.

And I also hate to say it, but if it were me, I'd be looking to install from source. Again, because you want such old code running on a new distro, it means you're not going to get much help from official packages that are out there.

As it's in a VM, I'd potentially consider digging up an old LTS version (not sure which one - you might have to go way back to 12.04 or 10.04 even) and seeing what came default with those distros. A reminder that they'll be running versions of software that are outdated and potentially dangerous (including old versions of SSL with known exploits).

Compiling from source would be "safer" (at least considering SSL/GnuTLS style libraries and things), but is going to be non-trivial if that's not something you've done before.

I can give you a general guide if you like, if you don't want to explore the "older distro" option.
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Hey everybody. I'm new to linux and just built my first computer. I'm wondering if there are any Speccy alternatives you would recommend that work well in Ubuntu?

EDIT: Just learned about lshw. It's helpful but I'm looking for something with a gui interface (I know, I'm such a newbie at this stuff).

EDIT 2: Trying HardInfo and it's doing exactly what I need. Sorry for the silly question.
Yep, Hardinfo is pretty good!

Worth a look at i-nex too, sort of like CPU-Z on Win.
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Code:
sudo apt-get install i-nex
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