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How to install LibreOffice 5.3 from snap on Ubuntu 16.04 (and others)

LibreOffice 5.3, installed from a snap.

Update #1: 3 Feb 2017: The new LibreOffice 5.3 has been released to the stable snap channel, which means the process of installing is quite easier. See at the end of this post for the simplified instructions, to install from fresh or switch channel from edge to stable. LibreOffice 5.3 was released a few days …

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How to completely remove a third-party repository from Ubuntu

Suppose you added a third-party repository of DEB packages in your Ubuntu and you now want to completely remove it, by either downgrading the packages to the official version in Ubuntu or removing them altogether. How do you do that? Well, if it was a Personal Package Archive (PPA), you would simply use ppa-purge. ppa-purge …

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How to install LXD/LXC containers on Ubuntu on cloudscale.ch

In previous posts, we saw how to configure LXD/LXC containers on a VPS on DigitalOcean and Scaleway. There are many more VPS companies. cloudscale.ch is one more company that provides Virtual Private Servers (VPS). They are based in Switzerland. In this post we are going to see how to create a VPS on cloudscale.ch and configure to …

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How to install LXD containers on Ubuntu on Scaleway

NOTE: This post explains how to compile from source the ZFS support in the default Scaleway Linux kernel. It is a process that works, but makes it cumbersome because LXD also expects some other features in the Linux kernel. See https://blog.simos.info/how-to-run-the-stock-ubuntu-linux-kernel-on-scaleway-using-kexec-and-server-tags/ on  a trick to run the stock Ubuntu Linux kernel in a Scaleway VPS …

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Trying out LXD containers on Ubuntu on DigitalOcean

You can have LXD containers on your home computer, you can also have them on your Virtual-Private Server (VPS). If you have any further questions on LXD, see https://www.stgraber.org/2016/03/11/lxd-2-0-blog-post-series-012/ Here we see how to configure on a VPS at DigitalOcean (yeah, referral). We go cheap and select the 512MB RAM and 20GB disk VPS for $5/month. Containers are …

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Trying out LXD containers on our Ubuntu

This post is about containers, a construct similar to virtual machines (VM) but so much lightweight that you can easily create a dozen on your desktop Ubuntu! A VM virtualizes a whole computer and then you install in there the guest operating system. In contrast, a container reuses the host Linux kernel and simply contains just the root …

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