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Greece is struggling against COVID-19

If a person in Greece wants to learn more about COVID-19, they can access the website of the National Organization of Public Health (Εθνικός Οργανισμός Δημόσιας Υγείας/ΕΟΔΥ). This appears to be the main portal on COVID-19 in Greece. See the screenshot below on how it looks. You can scroll down, but the screenshot shows the …

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How to view the files of your LXD container from the host

You are creating LXD containers and you enter a container (lxc shell, lxc exec or lxc console) in order to view or modify the files of that container. But can you access the filesystem of the container from the host? If you use the LXD snap package, LXD mounts the filesystem of the container in …

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How to use virtual machines in LXD

Update 22 May 2020: The Ubuntu container images have been updated to install on first boot the LXD Agent in the VM. The corresponding section below has been updated so that you can skip the manual step, if your VM image does it for you. Update 22 May 2020: See also the tutorial at https://discuss.linuxcontainers.org/t/running-virtual-machines-with-lxd-4-0/7519 …

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Running X11 software in LXD containers

Update February 2021: See the Notes below for extra steps when trying this on the Raspberry Pi 4. Updated instructions for LXD 4.5 (September 2020) LXD 4.5 has added features that make proxy devices more secure in the sense that if something goes wrong on the proxy device, your system is safer. Specifically, the proxy …

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Discussion on running X11 applications from within LXD system containers

With LXD, you can create system containers. These system containers are similar to virtual machines, while at the same time they are very lightweight. In a VM, you boot a full Linux kernel and you run your favorite Linux distribution in a virtualized environment that has a fixed disk size and dedicated allocation of RAM …

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