How to direct-install Debian SID rolling release using mini.iso (w/ screenshots)

I’ve often preferred rolling release distros such as Arch, Manjaro, or custom installed Kali for Linux desktop. However, currently, I’m on Ubuntu LTS POP!_OS. Ubuntu releases require performing an in-place upgrade or complete re-install to enjoy the newer software packages. Today, however, I’ll show how to install Debian Unstable in detail. Debian Unstable (also known […]

30+ Log4j vulnerability solutions, tools and resources

In August 2021, the article “Observability in 5 minutes” said: “Cybersecurity, as we discussed last time, will dominate news headlines in the coming months. As such, along with adding context to collected telemetry data, security will emerge as an instrumental component of observability.” Over the past year, some of those listed observability software vendors have […]

Zorin Linux – As a Windows OS (and MacOS) Replacement

This article has been edited and updated from the original 2014 article. Zorin Linux makes a great Windows OS replacement and now even MacOS replacement. Seven years later and I’m more confident about this recommendation. In the past, you’ve probably heard about or been affected by the retirement of Windows XP support on April 8, […]

Pinebook Pro – My First Impressions and Setup Tips

The Pinebook Pro is a 14″ laptop built for developers and Linux end-users. It weighs less than 3lbs, which, in my case, replaces a two times heavier laptop. (See my work-laptop history). I’ve not been this excited about receiving a piece of Linux hardware since the Raspberry Pi launch. This very blog post is composed […]

Temporary change #ArchLinux to #Debian

Update Jan 15th 2015: I’m back on Arch Linux. Debian was great, but Arch is better, for now. Between the front page news, Arch Wiki and the official forum, nothing is impossible to solve or find an existing solution to. I use Terminator (terminal windows can be split as many times as needed) for ssh access to servers […]

Gedit replacement – medit

If you are looking for a good Gedit alternativre. Have a look at medit text editor as replacement for Gedit! I’m using xfce4 desktop manager and without gnome, gedit (GNOME text editor) doesn’t display correctly. In fact it’s pretty ugly. Simply remove gedit and replace with medit (pictured below). Also check out Sublime Text as a good alternative. […]

Listen to Pandora Free without the Ads – Pianobar

Website: http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/ GitHub: https://github.com/PromyLOPh/pianobar To install, there are community-provided packages available for most Linux distributions. Search your distribution’s package manager. For Arch Linux you can simply use pacman or packer: sudo pacman -S pianobar Then launch it by typing: pianobar …Done!

Trackpoint Replacement

Its been 3 years that I’ve been using the Lenovo x301. The ONLY issue I’ve had, is the trackpoint caps. They don’t last that long. Or maybe 3 years is a bit long. Anyway, I really love this laptop and although I use both the Trackpoint and Trackpad, its safe to say that I use the […]