Category: Linux

Code snippets, installations, reviews, sometimes harsh ones – of our favorite OS Family

Several Ways To Make An Intrusion Detection System On Linux

Hello reader, You were minding your own business and suddenly it occurred to you that not only did you want to script an Intrusion Detection System - you wanted it…
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Building A Security Distro On Suse Studios

Hello readers, Recently after researching the modern needs of most businesses, I decided that it was time to include a simple tutorial for building a reasonably powerful security distro for…
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A More Secure Linux

Hello readers, As operating systems go there are preferences worth reviewing, and features worth noting within the world of Linux. Many of my readers use Linux for the same reasons…
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Another look at Elementary Linux loki

Hello readers, Often as we progress through the operating systems life cycle we reach points of contention. In the case of Elementary OS we have two distinctly different animals. Freya…
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Some Very Basic Python

Hello readers, Rather than trying to wow you with some mega complicated code snippets; which you might not understand, and I probably couldn't really explain, I figured maybe on occasion…
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Installing A New Operating System Via USB

Hello readers,   Whether you've done it once or a million times, installing a new operating system can be either utterly painless, or a nightmare, depending on a few critical…
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More Linux Bash Commands

Hello reader, While we can find most of these by searching directly in the terminal it isn't always practical to stop a task to search via --help. Often we resort…
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Dear Linux

Hello readers, I've written about the Linux Operating Systems for awhile now and wanted to see how far this request would go throughout the community. Dear Linux; For quite some…
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No Gui Isn’t Really The Arch Way

Hello readers, Chances are if you can read this sentence you are using a graphical web browser, and haven't tried to visit a website any other way. Not that people…
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Parrot Security

Hello readers, Over the course of studying various operating systems and security distributions I was admittedly late to trying Parrot Security, and am only now tinkering with it in a…
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Grep Help At A Glance

Hello reader, I'm just appending text for a quick reference for new Linux and Mac users, I certainly didn't write the help manual. Usage: grep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]... Search for…
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The Entire Curl Manual

This manual was appended to text directly from bash but for your ease of use I've simply copied it here. NAME curl - transfer a URL SYNOPSIS curl [options] [URL...]…
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BunsenLabs Linux

Hello readers, As a Crunchbang enthusiast I was understandably reluctant to try any of these would be #! "successors." As a regular admin/user who has to date used nearly every…
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Linux and Windows Versions Of Similar Software

Hello reader, There are thousands of applications with nearly identical counterparts between these two operating system "types." Of course there are probably many similar counterparts for Mac users, but that…
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Will It Work In Wine

Hello reader, Packaging a program for use on any operating system requires a basic understanding of the necessary libraries and files required to run on that operating system. An example…
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Virtualbox Stays Useful

Hello reader, If you aren't already familiar with Oracle's Virtualbox software,  I'll try to summarize quickly what it is, before explaining why it actually is going to be relevant for…
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Crunchbang Linux 2016

Hello reader, From it's earliest days until May of 2013, Crunchbang Linux was an extraordinary piece of Linux desktop wizardry. Created by Philip Newborough roughly around the time of Ubuntu…
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Linux Mint 17.3 Mate Vs Cinnamon

Hello reader, Now that 17.3 is out, Linux Mint has implemented some changes that will make the casual user take notice. In most cases an upgrade isn't absolutely necessary. If…
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Driver Management For Windows And Linux

Hello reader, One of the more tedious aspects of installing a new operating system is finding the drivers for your hardware devices. In many cases computers are only assigned their…
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Must Have Linux Apps 2015

Hello reader, My list of essential Linux applications for anyone doing anything online. KDENLIVE: This video editing software features overlay compositing and lossless compression as an export feature. The learning…
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15 Useful Administration Shell Commands Linux

Hello reader, Whether you are the primary user or just one of many on a Linux machine, there are terminal commands that can bring lots of useful information to you…
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Useful Linux Security

Hello reader, Rather than focusing strictly on distributions I thought I'd list some applications that run on Linux which can be useful when configured correctly. Samhain An intrusion detection system…
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Some Useful Linux Tips

On the old site we had quite a bit of interest in our links regarding Linux codes, some of the top searched were: Reinstalling grub 2 after installing in multiboot…
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Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon Desktop

Hello reader, Linux Mint 17.2 has been released and as usual I'm madly in love with what the team has done. Some of the changes in this release include: Cinnamon…
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Backbox Linux

Hello reader, Backbox Linux is a Ubuntu based security distribution which features penetration testing tools as well as a "privacy focused" approach to normal use. A ram wipe on shutdown…
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My Review Of Fedora Workstation 22

Hello reader, Many of you know I try every operating system I can, and while admittedly I am biased towards certain Linux distros, it isn't for "no reason." I've used…
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Patch or Smash Crunchbang Linux

Hello reader, It saddens me to no end to announce the end of Crunchbang Linux. While not one of my daily use distros, Crunchbang was something extraordinary in it's pioneering…
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Elementary Freya Linux

Hello readers, As many of you know I play around with operating systems at every opportunity. Up untill quite recently on my HP I was dual booting Linux Mint 17.1…
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Enable Silverlight In Linux

Hello reader, This will be a short post but useful if you need to quickly enable Microsoft Silverlight in a Linux system. There are other tutorials for this and I'll…
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Beyond The Binary System

Hello reader, Ones and zeros in varying complex patterns which make up nearly the entirety of what modern computers can do. Though it wasn't the only system ever proposed, binary…
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Elementary OS Review

Hello reader, I found myself reading a bit about Elementary OS and my curiosity piqued... I quickly downloaded the current stable release. Around 4:00 am I decided that I was…
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Making a Video Tutorial

In this installment I wanted to go over the basic Video Tutorial Techniques that result in a quality tutorial for newcomers. At a minimum you will need: Screencapture Software (Vokoscreen…
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Netflix and Amazon Videos In Linux Mint 16-17

  Among the more insignificant difficulties faced by some of the newcomers to Linux Mint is that odd occasion to think that when something doesn't work out of the box…
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Upgrading the Linux in a Dual Boot Environment

Chances are if you are dual booting Linux you recall the simplicity of the installation. Dual booting alongside windows has a few inherent advantages: Program Availability Even dual booting different…
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Multiseat Linux and Your Business

*Warning* (If you are old enough to remember mainframe computers some of this might cause flashbacks.) So what is Multiseat? Long before there were cloud systems there were seldom more…
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What we can learn from games like Sauerbraten

Similar to the classic old school shooters like Doom, Sauerbraten manages to stay on our list of favorite games. Click the Cube 2 logo to go get the game for…
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