Saturday, 9 November 2019

Distro testing the easier way

Just been looking at a number of different Linux distributions and wondered how to install a number of them to try them out.

I came across two tools/websites that are fantastic for distrubtion hopping.

The first is Gnome Boxes. Boxes is an application that gives you access to virtual machines, running locally or remotely. It also allows you to connect to the display of a remote computer.

The other is Distro Test. There they allow you to test 857 versions with 252 operating systems. You can spin up a VM of your choice on their servers and play for 60 minutes, for free.

Oracle CPU downloader

Every quarter I have to go through and download numerous patches for the Oracle CPU (Critical Patch Update). You have to view the CPU docume...