dcfldd is an enhanced version of GNU dd

dcfldd is an enhanced version of GNU dd with features useful for forensics and security. Based on the dd program found in the GNU Coreutils package, dcfldd has the following additional features:
  • Hashing on-the-fly - dcfldd can hash the input data as it is being transferred, helping to ensure data integrity.
  • Status output - dcfldd can update the user of its progress in terms of the amount of data transferred and how much longer operation will take.
  • Flexible disk wipes - dcfldd can be used to wipe disks quickly and with a known pattern if desired.
  • Image/wipe Verify - dcfldd can verify that a target drive is a bit-for-bit match of the specified input file or pattern.
  • Multiple outputs - dcfldd can output to multiple files or disks at the same time.
  • Split output - dcfldd can split output to multiple files with more configurability than the split command.
  • Piped output and logs - dcfldd can send all its log data and output to commands as well as files natively.
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Fix Ubuntu Locale settings

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.    perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:            LANGUAGE = "en_US:en",            LC_ALL = (unset),            LC_MESSAGES = "en_US.UTF-8",            LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"       


sudo sh -c "echo 'LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8\nLANG=en_US.UTF-8' >> /etc/environment"


Just add the following to your .bashrc file (assuming you're using bash)

export LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8"  also  sudo locale-gen en_US en_US.UTF-8 dpkg-reconfigure locales  

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Acer Aspire s3-391 Ubuntu configurations after fresh install.

Acer Aspire S3-951

Acer Aspire S3 is one of the first Ultra book to hit the market.


This laptop is a 13.3” ultraportable, meant to be an alternative to a netbook with more powerful specs. It has come in two flavors. The first generation has a hybrid 20GB Solid State drive (SSD) and 320GB/500GB Hard disk drive (HDD) and is powered with an Intel core i5 processor. The second generation has a 256GB solid state drive and a faster Intel core i7 processor.


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How to install AceStream to view torrent TV in Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10

AceStream - a media platform , " adapting " all the usual torrent of technology not only to transfer files , but also for viewing media content (eg , online broadcasts of TV channels ) through the exchange of data between users . Unlike conventional online TV , TV Torrent does not suffer from overload servers with an influx of users. On the contrary, the more viewers , the broadcast will be uninterrupted . Portals provide access to TV Torrent , do not suffer almost no load
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Mark Shuttleworth interview: Taking Ubuntu beyond desktops

He may have stepped back from the CEO role at Canonical, but Mark Shuttleworth is still very much the public face of Ubuntu.

He suffered a setback earlier this year when the crowdfunded Ubuntu Edge project – in which he invested a lot of personal capital, if not actual money – failed to get anywhere near its ambitious investment target. However, he tells us the project wasn’t a total failure, and may even be aped by the best-known smartphone maker of them all.


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New year, new website: the new canonical.com

We’ve been talking about it for a while and we are now happy to reveal Canonical’s brand new website.

The brief

We thought that it was more than appropriate that, in the year that Canonical commemorates its 10th anniversary, our website got some love, so that’s exactly what we set out to do.

Canonical on devicesThe homepage of the new canonical.com on various devices

The main goal of this redesign was to create a website that clearly communicates what Canonical is and does. To present

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China chooses Ubuntu as state-endorsed operating system

 Canonical, the organization behind popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, is working alongside the Chinese government to deliver a state-endorsed operating system.

According to Canonical, it's working alongside the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to bring a suitable Ubuntu version to China. The operating system, which will be known as Ubuntu Kylin, is expected to be released in April.

Ubuntu Kylin is part of a broader strategy on China's part to increase the adoption

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Ubuntu Smartphone Confirmed for 2014



Canonical has confirmed a currently unnamed manufacturer will release an Ubuntu smartphone in 2014. It follows failed attempts to Canonical to produce the device itself.

Canonical, which develops Ubuntu and operates commercially by charging for support and related services, first showed off the “Ubuntu Touch” system for smartphones at the start of this year.

At that time, the company explained that the selling point for consumers would be a combination of a

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Canonical's long road to the Ubuntu Phone

Back in 2004, Linux was a considerably more technical world than it is today.

Even the more novice desktop flavours involved installation procedures, choosing tools, limited documentation and, at times, complex configuration. Though many of us dreamed of the power of Linux simplified for all, it was, by definition, a geeky domain.

Back in 2004 Canonical's distro came in one form: Ubuntu for the desktop. Nine years and 19 releases later, Ubuntu is overseeing a far more ambitious mission:

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9 Powerful Things Powered By Linux!

Linux being just limited to personal computers is a thing of past. How about the most powerful things of the world sharing your operating system? Yes, Linux is growing and how! We bring to you 9 awesome technologies running on Linux!

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9. The Most Powerful Supercomputers Today Run Linux!

Yes you might know about this one as we wrote a story about this fact titled Here Are The 10 Most Powerful
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