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Yes. Linux Sucks

People are saying that Linux is awesome. It is the best in the world. In fact, the universe. And nothing can beat it. Right? Well, the truth is Linux sucks. Pretty much.

But, is it suck? Really? The thing that runs almost everything on the internet sucks? The thing that used by NASA, CERN, CIA, and so on sucks? Well, no. Of course not.

Hey, have you tried Linux, anyway? Ubuntu? LinuxMint? Debian? Fedora? OpenSUSE? RedHat? Android? No?

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Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) LTS Beta Screenshots

The Ubuntu team has announced the first beta release of Ubuntu 12.04 –codename Precise Pangolin– on March 1st. This version is an LTS of Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. In previous releases an LTS version supported for 3 years. But, starting 12.04 both desktop and server version will be supported for 5 years. Lovely.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Check out these 31 screenshots of this first beta version while you waiting for the release one –which will be announced at April 26th.

And, of course, you can have first beta version with these provided steps by the Ubuntu team.

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[How to] Recover Deleted Files With Scalpel in Ubuntu

I am in a habit of using [Shift] + [Del] combination to delete files rather than delete only. I won’t store not-so-important files in my Recycle Bin, that’s why. This is a good habit in one hand and bad in the other hand because there’s a chance I accidentally delete an important file/folder.

Recover your deleted files in Ubuntu

Luckily, Linux (Ubuntu in this case) has few good tools to recover deleted data and in easy ways. In this post I will show you how to recover deleted file via Ubuntu with Scalpel.

Scalpel is a file system independent recovery tool which available for Linux and Mac OS. But, you can run it on Windows with mingw.

  1. Install the Scalpelwith:
    # sudo apt-get install scalpel.
  2. Open configuration file located in /etc, it looks like /etc/scalpel/scalpel.conf, with an editor.
    # vi /etc/scalpel/scalpel.conf
  3. Uncomment file type line part you wish to recover and save the file
  4. Run Scalpel from the Terminal
    scalpel /Device_Name/Drive_Name/Folder_Name -o Output_Directory
  5. Output_Directory will be created in the directory we’re running Scalpel. The Output_Directory should not be exist before you run Scalpel because otherwise Scalpel will refuse to start.
  6. Go to Output_Directory and view what’s inside.
  7. There should be a file named audit.txtwhich contains a summary of what Scalpel has done. Open it to look what has done.
    cat audit.txt
  8. There should be adirectory which has recovered files. For example the folder named pdf-0-0 for PDF files. Open the folder and you have your file.

For more information about scalpel commands, type: man scalpel

Good luck and here’s the download link.