Appropriate subject matter . . . especially for this Winter! And the answer is not “just move your PC to Florida” . . . (btw – – hopefully the next OTC meeting will happen before APRIL!).
Anyway . . . this post is not about the weather, but it focuses on a user’s PC running Ubuntu (or most other Linux distros) . . . that has frozen for a variety of reasons (mainly program, system bugs or browser badware). These freezes can impact just one program that won’t respond to user input or the whole desktop is frozen.
In Windows, one typical response is the good old “ctrl + alt + del” key sequence. This often does nothing on Linux (although a user can create a key-binding to call the reboot command). That is not the preferred or best way to handle Frozen systems.
The following article from the folks at “linuxhandbook.com” does a good job of laying out the options and is worth a read. At a future meeting, this is a key topic I’d like to cover in greater detail.
Here’s the link: How to fix a Frozen Linux System
Only do this if you’re used to testing software (or have time to learn AND have a testing PC or dedicated partition for testing)
OMG Ubuntu! article re daily builds
This is the reverse of running Windows in Ubuntu via Virtual Box. Now the Ubuntu “Bionic Beaver” desktop image is available from MS “Hyper-V Gallery” . . . (great for learning Ubuntu without risk) . .
I’d love to see one of the Club’s Windows users demo this way of running an alternate OS. Any volunteers?
OMG Overview: Whats & Whys of Win10 HyperV
Link to MS Virtual Machine Gallery tutorial
This article, captures in plain text, why I’ve chosen to run Linux instead of Windows since 2003. Well written – – and I think these 10 points have (and still are) affecting current OTC members.
Link to “Daily Linux User” re 10 “Ongoing” Issues with Win10
Interesting article regarding Intel’s internal “Management Engine” . . a full computer inside Intel CPU’s. Not a worry for most home PC users, but it’s best to be aware . .
Link to Intel ME article on HTG site
“Deloitte said that while iPads have proved popular among less computer-savvy users, younger consumers had opted for laptops.”
Telegraph Article – Tablet Sales