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BlackArch Linux

BlackArch Linux

I just found out about this Project. If you use Kali Linux and like Arch Linux this would be a perfect fit for you! BlackArch Linux is an Arch-based GNU/Linux distribution for pentesters and security researchers. The BlackArch package repository is compatible with existing Arch installs. Here are some of BlackArch’s features:     – Support for i686 and x86_64 architectures     – Over 600...

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Handy Arch Linux commands

Handy Arch Linux commands

Here I will show you some useful commands that will make your life a lot easier, some of them are specific to Arch Linux while the majority will run on any distro. # = means execute as root or with sudo   Get a list of installed packages # comm -23 <(pacman -Qeq|sort) <(pacman -Qmq|sort) > pkglist.txt This gets all explicitly installed top-level packages, i.e. those that are not required by other packages, and sorts them from...

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Wayland coming to Arch Linux

Wayland coming to Arch Linux

The Wayland compositor has landed on Arch Linux, although not offering much at the moment, you can run X inside of Wayland (and that’s about it), because there are not too many usable apps that are Wayland ready. If  you only run apps made for X (ie. you are not developing any Wayland app or testing anything), you are only adding an additional layer with no extra functionality. Here is the info straight from the Arch Linux dev-public...

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Watch Netflix on Archlinux

Watch Netflix on Archlinux

Finally someone came up with a way to watch Netflix on Linux. The Official workaround is Ubuntu only, but the Archlinux community has repackaged the software, which consists on the Windows version of Mozilla Firefox and a patched wine with Silverlight support. For installing you can go 2 ways: 1- Get it from the repository Add the following to /etc/pacman.conf: [archnetflix] Server = http://demizerone.com/$repo/community/$arch...

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Recovering from a totally dead boot partition

Recovering from a totally dead boot partition

Here is the case: The hard disk containing your /boot partition has just died, you have a separate RAID1 array (using mdadm) with all the information on the array intact, but the system is unable to boot because all the files in /boot got lost. Your best bet is to get the following iso onto a USB flash drive or CD: http://sourceforge.net/p/ubuntu-secured/home/Home/ Ubuntu secure remix provides the following functionalities: Full Ubuntu DVD...

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Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal will include amazon search results

Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal will include amazon search results

In a move that has proved to be controversial among Linux fans, Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, has decided to include Amazon search results in the release of the Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Dash search function. The reason why many people do not like this development, is that they think it means Ubuntu is now adware. However, the founder of the company, Mark Shuttleworth, has responded to these complaints by explaining why this is...

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