Chainloading an operating system allows grub to boot an opearating system's boot loader. This is commonly used to boot Windows for instance.
I personnaly use it to be able to have my "production" system's grub on the MBR, and address other distros'grub install on their root partition. The advantage is that kernel updates are real easy to handle. Each testing distro modifying their own grub won't interfere with my main OS bootloader.
After a number of years in development Linux Test Drive is becoming a reality, from the page:
LTD is a project that has been in development for the last three years. LTD allows the user to determine which distribution best fits their needs utilizing the Linux Distribution Chooser, and then once that is determined, give the user the ability to "test drive" that distribution directly over the Internet, without the need to download. We are currently taking pre-beta registrations for the LTD system.
cron-apt is a tool run by a cron job at regular interval that will check for package updates and optionally do some actions.
cron-apt will by default download the packages without installing them.
This tutorial will explain how to set up cron-apt in order to have it send an email to a specified address when updates are ready to be installed.
Coding.Debuntu provides sources bit that can be reused to develop your own application.
Source files are attached to the tutorials so you can easily reused and modify the tutorial.
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