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  • newMageia 2020-0095: postgresql security update>
    Updated postgresql9.6 and postgresql11 packages fix security vulnerability: The ALTER ... DEPENDS ON EXTENSION sub-commands do not perform authorization checks, which can allow an unprivileged user to drop any function, procedure, materialized view,…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 7:07pm -
  • newMageia 2020-0094: systemd security update>
    Updated systemd packages fix security vulnerabilities: It was discovered that systemd incorrectly handled certain udevadm trigger commands. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause systemd to consume resources, leading to a denial of…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 7:07pm -
  • newMageia 2020-0093: patch security update>
    Updated patch package fixes security vulnerabilities: * In GNU patch through 2.7.6, the following of symlinks is mishandled in certain cases other than input files. (CVE-2019-13636).
    - 6 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 7:07pm -
  • newSUSE: 2020:0434-1 moderate: pdsh, slurm_18_08>
    An update that solves 8 vulnerabilities and has two fixes is now available.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 4:12pm -
  • newDebian LTS: DLA-2115-1: proftpd-dfsg security update>
    It was discovered that there was a a use-after-free vulnerability in in the proftpd-dfsg FTP server. Exploitation of this vulnerability within the memory pool handling
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:32pm -
  • newDebian: DSA-4631-1: pillow security update>
    Multiple security issues were discovered in Pillow, a Python imaging library, which could result in denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code if malformed PCX, FLI, SGI or TIFF images are processed.
    - 10 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:22pm -

net-security.org

packetstormsecurity

  • newOpenNetAdmin Ping Command Injection
    This Metasploit module exploits a command injection in OpenNetAdmin between versions 8.5.14 and 18.1.1.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:57pm -
  • newOpen-Xchange App Suite / Documents Server-Side Request Forgery
    Open-Xchange App Suite and Documents versions 7.10.2 and below suffer from multiple server-side request forgery vulnerabilities.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:52pm -
  • newD-Link DGS-1250 Header Injection
    D-Link DGS-1250 suffers from a header injection vulnerability that can be leveraged through cross site scripting.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:50pm -
  • newAVIRA Generic Malformed Container Bypass
    The AVIRA parsing engine supports the ISO container format. The parsing engine can be bypassed by specifically manipulating the ISO Archive This leads to the Endpoint ignoring the container and the Gateways to let this file slip through uninspected.…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:47pm -
  • newOnline Birth Certificate System 1.0 Cross Site Scripting
    Online Birth Certificate System version 1.0 suffers from a persistent cross site scripting vulnerability.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:46pm -
  • newAMSS++ 4.31 SQL Injection
    AMSS++ version 4.31 suffers from a remote SQL injection vulnerability.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:44pm -
  • newWordPress Security
    Whitepaper called WordPress Security. Written in Turkish.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:42pm -
  • newSlackware Security Advisory - proftpd Updates
    Slackware Security Advisory - New proftpd packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and -current to fix a security issue.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:30pm -
  • newRed Hat Security Advisory 2020-0565-01
    Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-0565-01 - Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client. This update upgrades Thunderbird to version 68.5.0. Memory safety issues and various other vulnerabilities have been addressed.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:29pm -
  • newRed Hat Security Advisory 2020-0566-01
    Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-0566-01 - The python-pillow packages contain a Python image processing library that provides extensive file format support, an efficient internal representation, and powerful image-processing capabilities. Issues addres…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:29pm -

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cPaneladmin

  • Troubleshooting Website SSL Issues – No Padlock
    Having SSL problems? One of the most common issues our team handles is related to websites not properly displaying over HTTPS, whether it be the website either not loading entirely, or just not showing the green padlock: If you’re sure that the SSL…
    - 18 Mar 19, 6:07pm -
  • Safely Removing virtfs on a cPanel Server
    If you’re on a cPanel server, you’ve probably noticed a sizable folder called ‘virtfs’ sitting in /home, which would appear at first to be using a ton of space. Your first inclination might be to delete it, but don’t! Most likely, the files…
    - 14 Jan 19, 7:25pm -
  • Custom Exim Filter Examples
    cPanel allows you to easily create custom Exim filters by simply dropping the rules in /usr/local/cpanel/etc/exim/sysfilter/options/ and running: /scripts/buildeximconf service exim restart Here are a couple useful examples of filters we’ve create…
    - 29 Aug 18, 6:08pm -
  • How to Set up a Local cPanel FastUpdate Mirror
    If you have more than a few cPanel servers in your network, it may be a good idea to set up your own mirror to serve the files necessary to run cPanel updates. Doing this could save time and bandwidth, as well as prevent problems caused by mirrors be…
    - 17 Feb 16, 5:16pm -
  • Installing LetsEncrypt SSL Certificates on CentOS + cPanel Servers
    Update! cPanel supports LetsEncrypt, but you just need to install the plugin for it to work. To do this, run: /scripts/install_lets_encrypt_autossl_provider Once installed, Let’s Encrypt will appear in WHM’s Manage AutoSSL interface (Home >> SSL/…
    - 15 Feb 16, 5:14pm -
  • cPanel Update Fails Due to RPM Conflict
    The cPanel update fails due to a problem installing RPMs, but is not specific about what the problem is: [20160203.180007] Testing if the newly downloaded RPMS can be installed without conflict [20160203.180007] Testing RPM transaction [20160203.1800…
    - 3 Feb 16, 6:25pm -
  • This system already has a database owner named X
    When attempting to create a user or restore a backup you may see this error: This system already has a database owner named___ To fix this, edit the following files on the system and remove entries for the user in question: /var/cpanel/databases/user…
    - 28 Jan 16, 9:19pm -
  • Changing the Public IP in a NAT setup

    - 20 Dec 15, 12:27am -
  • Upgrading OpenSSH on CentOS 5 or 6
    Note: This is an update from our 2011 post. If you’ve taken a peek at your PCI scan results lately, you may have noticed that your scan provider is now requiring OpenSSH 6.6 or higher due to CVE-2014-2532 – a version that is not currently avai…
    - 26 Jun 15, 4:57pm -
  • CloudLinux or BetterLinux?
    UPDATE 6/18: Shortly after this was posted and one of the major hosting companies I’m affiliated with removed BetterLinux from their servers due to stability problems, BetterLinux announced that they are shutting down, effective July 1st. Customers…
    - 15 Jun 15, 1:02am -

cpaneltv

Automatic Updates from MySQL 5.5 to MySQL 5.7 Webinar

- 50 days ago 2 Jan 20, 3:39pm -
WHM Tutorials - How to Launch a Google Compute Engine Instance

- 63 days ago 20 Dec 19, 7:00pm -
WHM Tutorials - How to Update Your Server

- 64 days ago 19 Dec 19, 4:56pm -
cPanel Tutorials - External Authentication

- 71 days ago 12 Dec 19, 9:46pm -
cPanel Tutorials - Error Pages

- 28 Oct 19, 2:54pm -
WHM Tutorials - How to Launch a Linode Instance

- 28 Oct 19, 2:04pm -

reddit linux

reddit tech

reddit admin

  • newSoftware to for load management of microservices?
    I'm not looking for load-balancing (distributing workload across a pre-defined capacity) but rather a way of managing the capacity/mix (number of instances running) for different microservices. It doesn't explicitly need to start/stop instances - as…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 9:53pm -
  • newSharing aliases with root
    How do you guys share your aliases with the root user? I can't seem to find the 'the right way' to share my aliases, etc. with the root user other than symlinking the various *rc files into /root *yuck* configuring the bashrc, etc. globally via /et…
    - 8 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 4:28pm -
  • newCan you prevent a Virtual IP Address from being added to DNS by SSSD?
    Just for some background, I'm a junior SA and my Linux experience is pretty minimal, but I am learning. In my environment we have HAProxy/Keepalived pairs that are joined to AD with SSSD. They are set to dynamically update DNS, but I noticed that the…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:51pm -
  • newlast sudo commands
    hi, centos 7 here and 2 users. one of them me. there was a problem and meanwhile it is solved from the other person. now i want to see, what commands he has used to solve the problem.is there a way to see the history of his sudo commands ? ps: we bot…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 2:43pm -
  • newCheap SATA drives for archives instead of tapes?
    I have about 250 TB of data in a NAS that I want archived for disaster recovery purposes. We had a tape robot in premise, but it broke(physically during a move). It has been a pain in the past dealing with NetBackup to write to tapes and fortunately…
    - 16 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 8:58am -
  • newAdvice for shell scripting
    Hi, I started my career as a linux admin in a startup. Now im interested to learn shell scripting. Im completely fresh to any languages, can you please guide me from where to start. submitted by /u/kepler18rf [link] [comments]
    - 16 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 8:29am -
  • Please help - Auditd filtering/exclusions
    I'm trying to exclude some noisy entries audit logs. We have snmpd running on a system to allow snmp polling for some monitoring. This generates an audit entry every time the system is polled. This greatly inflates the logs, and i'd like to exclude a…
    - 1 day ago 20 Feb 20, 11:54pm -
  • Openldap administrators
    Hi, Im recently started practicing with ldap, however seems like I hit a brick (or a bug).So im using openldap + phpldapadmin, to create some users and manage it etc. To login to the default openldap admin i have to use the following creds in phpldap…
    - 1 day ago 20 Feb 20, 6:56pm -
  • How to use Restricted Shell to limit user access to a Linux system
    submitted by /u/CrankyBear [link] [comments]
    - 1 day ago 20 Feb 20, 6:09pm -
  • Proxy LDAP traffic from two sites
    Hi everyone! I was wondering if I could pick your brains on how I would approach a project I am working on. We have an internal DC serving AD, DHCP, etc. on one site (call it Site1Server1) We have an external service (that can be accessed using an…
    - 1 day ago 20 Feb 20, 4:42pm -

linuxfoundation

FoundationDB as Datastore for Training Deep Learning Models - Kannan Dorairaj, Axstrm

- 24 days ago 29 Jan 20, 4:04am -
Kubernetes - Getting Started With Rook

- 45 days ago 7 Jan 20, 4:30pm -
Build Anything with FoundationDB - Ryan Worl, Ryan Worl

- 89 days ago 25 Nov 19, 5:34am -
How We Saved 5x Migrating from Aurora to FoundationDB - Rick Branson & Ray Jenkins, Segment

- 89 days ago 25 Nov 19, 5:34am -
FoundationDB as a Storage Engine for Irmin - Andreas Garnæs, Peakon

- 89 days ago 25 Nov 19, 5:34am -
Performance Profiling in FoundationDB - Diego Didona, IBM Research Zurich

- 89 days ago 25 Nov 19, 5:34am -

reddit fu

reddit opensource

LinuxActionShow

LinuxMagazine

Say Cheese, Webcam Effects Demo

- 9 May 11, 9:18pm -
Understanding Parallel Computing: Amdahl's Law

- 28 Mar 11, 4:26am -
Understanding Parallel Computing (Part 2): The Lawn Mower Law

- 28 Mar 11, 4:16am -
LMTV Video Response Contest: What Makes Linux Better?

- 25 Mar 11, 9:10pm -
Aligning SSD Partitions

- 16 Mar 11, 10:32pm -
Mixing Voice and Music Audio in Audacity

- 10 Mar 11, 2:31pm -

linux.com

  • newLearn the main Linux OS components
    Linux is one operating choice to run on your infrastructure. Get started with these terms to discover how the OS works and how it differs from Microsoft and Apple offerings.The post Learn the main Linux OS components appeared first on Linux.com.
    - 12 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 1:03pm -
  • newHow to find what you’re looking for on Linux with find
    The find command has a huge array of options to help you locate exactly the files you're looking for on a Linux system. This post explores a series of extremely useful commands.The post How to find what you’re looking for on Linux with find appear…
    - 12 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 1:03pm -
  • newTop 10 Most Used Open Source Software: Linux Foundation Report
    Red Hat report reveals how enterprise users are relying more on the open source software rather than proprietary software. About 52% of respondents mentioned security tools as the most used open-source tools by enterprises.The post Top 10 Most Used…
    - 12 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 1:03pm -
  • newPixel 5 surfaces in Android Open Source Project, hints at mid-range chip
    Pixel 5 could sport codename 'Bramble,' which reportedly uses a Snapdragon 730 processor.The post Pixel 5 surfaces in Android Open Source Project, hints at mid-range chip appeared first on Linux.com.
    - 12 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 1:03pm -
  • GamePad: A New Open Source And 100% Linux-Dedicated Game Platform
    GamePad is a free and open-source platform. Hence, you will be able to download the source code that will be released under a FOSS license and open API.The post GamePad: A New Open Source And 100% Linux-Dedicated Game Platform appeared first on Linu…
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 20, 4:58am -
  • Enterprise open source software is growing within innovative companies
    Red Hat conducted an international survey, interviewing 950 IT leaders about their usage of open source code in their business. The post Enterprise open source software is growing within innovative companies appeared first on Linux.com.
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 20, 4:58am -
  • Amazon and commercial open source in the cloud: It’s complicated
    What AWS is doing seems taken from a page of the Commons playbook: Engulfing. Research shows that to have sustainable commons, safeguards against engulfing need to be in place. The post Amazon and commercial open source in the cloud: It’s complica…
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 20, 4:58am -
  • Top 7 Anime Based Open-Source Projects
    Perhaps, Taiga might be one of the most useful open-source projects for anime enthusiasts. It is an open-source window application for the desktop.The post Top 7 Anime Based Open-Source Projects appeared first on Linux.com.
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 20, 4:58am -
  • How Kubernetes Became the Standard for Compute Resources
    CNCF plays a critical role in building a vibrant ecosystem around Kubernetes, creating a massive community to build, nurture and commercialize cloud-native open source technologies.The post How Kubernetes Became the Standard for Compute Resources ap…
    - 2 days ago 19 Feb 20, 11:29pm -
  • Linux distro review: Intel’s own Clear Linux OS
    Recently at Phoronix, Michael Larabel tested a Threadripper 3990X system using nine different Linux distros, one of which was Clear Linux—and Intel's distribution got three times as many first-place results as any other distro tested. The post Lin…
    - 2 days ago 19 Feb 20, 3:54pm -

linuxfoundation

hak5

Hacking Philips Hue Lights To Hack Whole Networks - ThreatWire

- 10 days ago 12 Feb 20, 12:00am -
O.MG Cable, now also in USB-C and USB Micro

- 14 days ago 7 Feb 20, 4:51pm -
Ring Android App Shares Data With Facebook - ThreatWire

- 17 days ago 4 Feb 20, 6:00pm -
Honeypot ICS Network Tricks CyberCriminals - ThreatWire

- 24 days ago 28 Jan 20, 10:00pm -
Citrix Patches Major Vulnerability; Windows Patches NSA Reported Bug - ThreatWire

- 31 days ago 21 Jan 20, 9:00pm -
SHA-1 Is Terrible, Cable Modems Haunted By Flaw, SIM Swapping Gets Worse - ThreatWire

- 38 days ago 14 Jan 20, 7:15pm -

linux-magazine

  • OpenSSH Now Supports FIDO/U2F Security Keys
    SSH users can now add FIDO/U2F to the list of supported multi-factor authentication tools.
    - 4 days ago 17 Feb 20, 3:55pm -
  • System76 Launches New AMD Threadripper Machine
    System76 has added an AMD Threadripper option for their Thelio desktop lineup.
    - 8 days ago 13 Feb 20, 8:44pm -
  • Inside Gnome Boxes
    For average users, Gnome Boxes offers an easy-to-use virtual machine solution for Linux.
    - 17 days ago 4 Feb 20, 8:38pm -
  • LibreOffice 6.4 Released
    The unofficial office suite for the Linux platform has performance in mind for users.
    - 18 days ago 3 Feb 20, 4:34pm -
  • Official Evernote Client Coming to Linux
    The most widely-used note-taking app is coming to Linux.
    - 22 days ago 30 Jan 20, 7:56pm -
  • Killing ads with the LAN-level Privoxy web proxy
    Add-on ad blockers can help mitigate the degradation of your browsing experience, but sometimes you need to bring stronger weapons. A filtering web proxy can scrub web traffic to eliminate unwanted ads and scripts.
    - 22 days ago 30 Jan 20, 7:54pm -
  • Audio Builders Workshop Teaches Soldering Basics
    When it comes to DIY maker projects, if you don't know how to solder, your options are limited. Audio Builders Workshop remedies this with two kits, plus workshops, to give you hands on soldering experience.
    - 22 days ago 30 Jan 20, 7:54pm -
  • Using Readline Functions in Bash
    Readline provides you with a rich set of tools for working with text and moving around quickly and efficiently on the command line.
    - 22 days ago 30 Jan 20, 7:54pm -
  • Untitled
    Zack Brown reports on: Line Ending Issues; Hardware Hinting; and Simplifying the Command Line.
    - 22 days ago 30 Jan 20, 7:54pm -
  • Microcontroller programming with BBC micro:bit
    Designed for students, the BBC micro:bit, in conjunction with MicroPython and the Mu editor, can help you get started with microcontroller programming.
    - 22 days ago 30 Jan 20, 7:54pm -

linuxjournal

  • Linux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye
    by Kyle Rankin IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM LINUX JOURNAL, LLC:On August 7, 2019, Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating fun…
    - 8 Aug 19, 1:55am -
  • Oops! Debugging Kernel Panics
    by Petros Koutoupis A look into what causes kernel panics and some utilities to help gainmore information.Working in a Linux environment, how often have you seen a kernel panic?Wh…
    - 7 Aug 19, 11:30pm -
  • Loadsharers: Funding the Load-Bearing Internet Person
    by Eric S. Raymond The internet has a sustainability problem. Many of its criticalservices depend on the dedication of unpaid volunteers, because theycan't be monetized and thus don…
    - 7 Aug 19, 11:00pm -
  • Documenting Proper Git Usage
    by Zack Brown Jonathan Corbet wrote a document for inclusion in the kernel tree, describingbest practices for merging and rebasing git-based kernel repositories. As he putit, it rep…
    - 7 Aug 19, 10:30pm -
  • Understanding Python's asyncio
    by Reuven M. Lerner How to get started using Python's asyncio.Earlier this year, I attended PyCon, the international Pythonconference. One topic, presented at numerous talks and di…
    - 7 Aug 19, 10:00pm -
  • RV Offsite Backup Update
    by Kyle Rankin Having an offsite backup in your RV is great, and after a year of use,I've discovered some ways to make it even better.Last year I wrote a feature-length article on…
    - 7 Aug 19, 9:15pm -
  • Another Episode of "Seems Perfectly Feasible and Then Dies"--Script to Simplify the Process of Changing System Call Tables
    by Zack Brown David Howells put in quite a bit of work on a script,./scripts/syscall-manage.pl, to simplify the entire process of changing thesystem call tables. With this script, i…
    - 7 Aug 19, 8:45pm -
  • Experts Attempt to Explain DevOps--and Almost Succeed
    by Bryan Lunduke What is DevOps? How does it relate to other ideas and methodologieswithin software development? Linux Journal Deputy Editor and longtimesoftware developer, Bryan Lun…
    - 7 Aug 19, 8:00pm -
  • DNA Geometry with cadnano
    by Joey Bernard This article introduces a tool you can use to work on three-dimensional DNA origami. The package is called cadnano, and it's currentlybeing developed at the Wyss Inst…
    - 7 Aug 19, 7:30pm -
  • Running GNOME in a Container
    by Adam Verslype Containerizing the GUI separates your work and play.Virtualization has always been a rich man's game, and more frugalenthusiasts—unable to afford fancy server-cl…
    - 7 Aug 19, 7:00pm -

linuxinsider

  • newFreespire 6.0: A Return to GNOME2's Simpler Linux Days
    If you are tired of distro hopping and want a computing platform that works without drama, check out the latest Freespire Linux release. Freespire, a U.S.-based distribution built on Debian/Ubuntu, is a no-nonsense operating system that is uncomplica…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 7:36pm -
  • newSome Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It
    Since Android's unveiling in 2007, the platform has stayed true to its commitment to provide open and free source code. The source code is freely available to developers and device manufacturers who can, at their own discretion, install the software…
    - 13 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • Unsigned Firmware Puts Windows, Linux Peripherals at Risk
    Eclypsium has released research that identifies and confirms unsigned firmware in WiFi adapters, USB hubs, trackpads and cameras used in Windows and Linux computer and server products from Lenovo, Dell, HP and other major manufacturers. Eclypsium als…
    - 2 days ago 19 Feb 20, 8:23pm -
  • Simplicity Does More Than Simplify Linux
    If you want a Linux distro that caters to gaming, check out the Simplicity Linux Gaming release. If you prefer a general-purpose computing platform without a gaming focus, try Simplicity's revamped release. Either way, you will experience a no-nonsen…
    - 7 days ago 14 Feb 20, 7:34pm -
  • MakuluLinux LinDoz Offers Windows Comfort Zone, but It's All Linux Under the Hood
    A new MakuluLinux LinDoz release is pending last-minute finishing touches and is perhaps days away, according to developer Jacque Montague Raymer. It is designed to make using Linux easier than ever. Recently, Raymer discussed the trials and tribulat…
    - 14 days ago 7 Feb 20, 5:00pm -
  • The Two Faces of Open Source: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 5
    The open source software movement has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. Many businesses that once considered open source a threat now recognize its value. In spite of increased enthusiasm among enterprises, consumer interest by and larg…
    - 15 days ago 6 Feb 20, 7:00pm -
  • Solus Shines With Plasma Desktop Options
    Solus, an independent Linux distro based in Ireland, is built from scratch on the Linux kernel and the flagship Budgie desktop. This week's release brings the KDE Plasma desktop to the growing Solus family. Solus uses a rolling release that frequentl…
    - 21 days ago 31 Jan 20, 7:40pm -
  • Petitioners Demand Microsoft Release a Free Windows 7
    The Free Software Foundation wants Microsoft to keep Windows 7 alive as a free operating system. Microsoft stopped providing free security patches and support for Windows 7 earlier this month. Although the popular operating system reached its 10th bi…
    - 24 days ago 28 Jan 20, 8:03pm -
  • Patriot OS Provides Revolutionary Computing Convenience
    Peach OSI's Patriot OS is a vibrant example of how a software developer can create a distribution that stands apart in the crowded Linux OS field of lookalikes. This evolving Linux OS distro, once known as "Peach OSI" but now called "Patriot OS," del…
    - 28 days ago 24 Jan 20, 8:04pm -
  • Canonical Introduces Scalable Android-Based Cloud Platform
    Canonical is deploying a scalable Android-based operating system for mobile and desktop enterprise applications from the cloud. The company just announced its Anbox Cloud containerized workload platform. Anbox Cloud allows apps to be streamed to any…
    - 31 days ago 21 Jan 20, 7:23pm -

deviantart

Linux 2014 Logo
Linux 2014 Logo
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Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon
- 5 Dec 13, 12:41am -
Arch Linux Awesome WM
Arch Linux Awesome WM
- 7 Jul 13, 2:59pm -
Simple Linux Caledonia Wallpaper
Simple Linux Caledonia Wallpaper
- 16 Nov 12, 3:42am -

geek linux

geek utilities

  • Chinese hide chips in US planes
    Evidence is piling up that cyber security is one of this generation’s most critical issues. Remarks by the National Counterintelligence Executive, Dr. Joel F. Brenner, at the Applied Research Laboratories University of Texa…
    - 20 Apr 09, 5:40pm -
  • Social Media overload? Try FriendFeed with Alert Thingy
    If you’ve found yourself buried under Twitter messages (tweets), Facebook statuses, Flickr images, Delicious links, Tumblr posts and/or whatever other social data you can muster, then please allow me to promptly direct you…
    - 14 Apr 08, 8:20pm -
  • Synchronize your files with Memeo AutoSync
    {ad}Have you ever used the synchronize files feature in Windows? This is the feature that allows you to make files available offline when you are not connected to a network drive. It also […]The post Synchronize your files…
    - 4 Mar 08, 6:06pm -
  • Review: Diskeeper 2008
    Most seasoned PC users are familiar with the concept of defragging your hard disk but ask them the last time they defragged and they probably won’t have an answer. Windows actually comes with […]The post Review: Diskeepe…
    - 21 Dec 07, 6:44pm -
  • Review: Take a power nap with Pzizz
    I’ve tried power napping on and off for years. Unfortunately, the biggest problem I have with power napping is making sure that I wake up in time to get things done for the […]The post Review: Take a power nap with Pzizz…
    - 19 Sep 07, 9:13pm -
  • Review: Create Professional Quality Videos with Sony Vegas 7
    If you are looking to make professional quality audio/video productions you should seriously consider Sony Vegas 7 DVD production suite as a mainstay for your personal multimedia productions studio. This is a feature […]Th…
    - 13 Sep 07, 6:27pm -
  • Review: Backup your photos with the Photo Safe
    One of the things about traveling with a digital camera is you inevitably wind up filling your memory cards. There are a couple of solutions to this. One is buying more memory cards. […]The post Review: Backup your photos…
    - 10 Sep 07, 8:24pm -
  • Review: Anagram lets you create a contact or calendar entry in two clicks
    {ad} I’m a power user when it comes to contact and task management. That said, I’ve been a user of ACT, Palm Desktop, and most recently Microsoft Outlook. I’m addicted to putting in […]The post Review: Anagram lets y…
    - 10 Sep 07, 2:03pm -
  • ReadyBoost on the Run
    One of the most notable new features in Windows Vista is ReadyBoost. This is a caching feature that uses flash memory in order to speed up Vista’s performance. Because flash memory is cheap, […]The post ReadyBoost on the…
    - 3 Apr 07, 2:21pm -
  • Xoxide X-Turbine
    Lately there seems to be an over abundance of steel, premodded cases on the market, each with no clear advantages over the other. These cases seem to be surprisingly similar with only minimal […]The post Xoxide X-Turbine a…
    - 12 Jun 03, 11:54am -

arstechnica

LinuxSpatry

Revision Part One: Linux Does What Win Don't

- 11 Apr 19, 8:33pm -
The Layman's Guide to Linux: File Systems & Permissions

- 9 Apr 19, 9:42pm -
The Layman's Guide to Linux: User Space

- 8 Apr 19, 5:53pm -
The Layman's Guide to Linux: Daemons & Init Systems

- 6 Apr 19, 6:53pm -
The Layman's Guide to Linux: The Kernel

- 5 Apr 19, 8:39pm -
The Layman's Guide to Linux: The Boot Loader

- 4 Apr 19, 6:53pm -

computerworld

  • newWith a fix for the 'temporary profile' bug still elusive, Win10 1903 and 1909 customers should check Pause Updates
    By now you’ve probably heard about the disappearing-profile bug in this month’s Win10 1903 and 1909 cumulative update. The buggy patch went out on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Reports started rolling in shortly afterward about desktops that were wiped cl…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 4:05pm -
  • newChallo pushes enterprise collaboration across company walls
    One of the big weaknesses of many enterprise collaboration solutions is that they aren’t always good at letting employees work with external parties. That’s a problem one of the latest entrants to the space tries to solve.Collaboration without…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 3:15pm -
  • newSpatial and Nreal partner to make AR meetings a reality
    Augmented reality is seen as a boon for the workplace of the future because it would allow co-workers to collaborate remotely using digital avatars and 3D virtual objects that can be viewed and manipulated in real-time during a meeting. That visi…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 2:22pm -
  • newTech event calendar 2020: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos
    Tech EventsEventDescriptionStartsEndsLocationMWC Barcelona (CANCELLED)CANCELLED: The original Mobile World Congress, now renamed MWC Barcelona, addresses a wide range of mobile topics, from AI to Digital Wellness, Digital Trust and…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Feb 20, 1:59pm -
  • newFlashback Friday: They’re due someone’s undying gratitude
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  • newFreespire 6.0: A Return to GNOME2's Simpler Linux Days
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