PC-BSD becomes TrueOS

The PC-BSD project is undergoing a name change. The FreeBSD-based operating system was previously comprised of two editions which were listed under separate names. The original PC-BSD edition was the project’s desktop flavour while the…

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Fedora to run Wayland by default

The Fedora project has been one of the more active proponents of the new Wayland display technology. Wayland is intended to eventually replace the aging X display software for graphical applications and desktop environments. Running…

Opera VPN

Opera warns Sync users of possible data breach

On Friday, Opera, the Norwegian company responsible for the popular browser, warned users that the Opera Sync service might have been compromised. In response, the company issued a forced password reset for all Sync users….


Crypt an ascii file

An ascii file can be easily encrypted and decrypted. To encrypt simply pipe the STDOUT of the file to “crypt” and redirect it to a new file name. Enter a passowrd when prompted with “Enter…


Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1

The upcoming release of Ubuntu 16.10 is getting closer as the developers deliver the first beta build. Five of the official Ubuntu sub-projects participate in the testing – Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE…


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta

Red Hat has announced the release of a new development release of the company’s flagship product, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new development snapshot, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta, is now available to Red…


More and Vi or More Vi

To edit a file after looking at it with “more” Press the letter “v” key and you will be placed in a vi session. Quitting the vi session will bring you back to viewing the…


Collecting files

NOTE: Depending on how the command is used, an admin with root can abuse their privileges. If there are similar files on a system and you wish to collect the contents of those files (possibly…


FreeBSD improves video card support

Matthew announced some important work going into the FreeBSD operating system which should improve graphics support for a variety of video cards. “As of this moment sys/dev/drm in the drm-next tree is sync with…


Ubuntu improves terminal convergence

Canonical has been working toward the idea of convergence for several years now and much of their work on Ubuntu has been to get the interface to work smoothly across multiple devices. The Canonical team…


Why MV is Slow?

mv command across filesystems is slower on large files WHY? mv would be slow if you are moving files across filesystem. The inode number changes only when a file is moved across file system. A…


How to adjust files times in Linux

To Make a file look older. Use touch -t option to change the time stamp of a file syntax is: touch -t ccyymmddhhMMSS filename You can manipulate the timings of your files using this option.