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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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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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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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