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Linux Distros in short

Linux Distros in short

Here I will discuss the Linux distros I have tried, my experience using them and the default options and programs they use so you can choose for yourself or at least have some information without searching a gazillion websites. Bodhi Linux Website: http://www.bodhilinux.com DE: E17 browser: Midori package manager: apt Minimal ubuntu derivative distro, focuses on simplicity and speed while providing a desktop tailored according to the user...

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Damn Small Linux is back!

Damn Small Linux is back!

Damn Small Linux website and OS just came back from the dead, this Linux distro is focused on making your old and crappy hardware usable again for something other than paperweights. They managed to pack a full featured Linux graphical desktop on just 50 MB! that is very impressive. The DSL forum has been fixed and it now works properly, a new version of the distro has been released to fix incompatibilities and crashes. Lets hope from now...

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Pacman 4 arrives with package signing!

Pacman 4 arrives with package signing!

Pacman 4 has just been pushed into core after being in the testing repo for a while, this new version of pacman comes with a lot of new features and improvements over the older version, mainly: well-integrated and powerful signed packages and databases support in pacman, the library, and scripts (FS#5331) many code cleanup commits across library/binaries/scripts add new -S --recursive operation to upgrade a full dep chain allow -U...

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WineHQ database hacked!

WineHQ database hacked!

The WineHQ website reported to all of it users today about a security breach, and reset everyone’s passwords to avoid more harm being done. The hackers took advantage in a vulnerability of phpmyadmin, a utility used for managing databases and users. Here is the complete announcement posted in the mailing list: Hi, I am sad to say that there was a compromise of the WineHQ database system. What we know at this point that someone was...

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Thinkparch – Archlinux on a Thinkpad

Thinkparch – Archlinux on a Thinkpad

If you are reading this before purchasing the laptop, get it with one of the intel wireless options and not with the “ThinkPad b/g/n” one. Intel wireless drivers has been merged into the mainline kernel since 2.6.24, so you should have no headaches at all with getting it to work. Some Interesting stuff I noted during the process I am about to describe: Regarding boot times: Windows 7 boot time to login prompt: ~32 seconds Arch...

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