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Software Discussion Etiquette
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As I read discussions about software, I find that there are quite a few people that don’t understand the proper way to act, which results discussions turning into heated, personal arguments. To help potentially lower the damage done in these discussions, I’m making this Rolling Release post about software discussion etiquette as the spiritual . . . → Read More
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Last Week in Arch Linux – March 7-14, 2011
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Latest Newssyslinux now includes a default configuration file Hot Forum TopicsLinux Survey – fill out a survey, get some data In search of a truly innovative Desktop – interesting discussion on what makes a good desktop flash isn’t working anymore – long discussion about broken Flash. Stupid Flash. [Solved] Gnome 2.32 “About . . . → Read More
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ArchServer Release Announcement – redgum RC3
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We, the ArchServer Team, are proud to announce the Release Candidate 3 (RC3) of the ArchServer ‘redgum‘ release.This release provides the following features: Latest Longterm-support (LTS) kernel; 2.6.32.28 Update to the latest pacman version (3.4.2) Use DHCP or Static IP (fallback) during Installation (for remote installation) Dual Architecture ISO Images Application Lifecycle Manageme ... → Read More
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Last Week in Arch – Feb. 20, 2011
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Some interesting happenings in the ArchLinux.org world. An extension of my previous “Wiki Updates” posting. Latest NewsMySQL 5.5 is now in [extra] (2011-02-07) Hot Forum TopicsMySQL upgrade issue Xfce shutdown and reboot disabled with startxfce4 conky configs and screenshots! Interesting PackagesYapan – Yet Another Package mAnager Notifier (Forum Thread) bin32-e-uae – . . ... → Read More
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Arch(ive) testing
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All of us know about RAR and Zip's: Zip, Gzip, Bzip2. Some formats like 7z and XZ aren't so widespread. Theory of statistical compression can be used as a guide. But it's much more interesting to do an experiment. So I took Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, XZ, 7z, 7z+LZMA2 and RAR to prove well-known facts about archivers. It wasn't only theoretical research, but rather comparision on close-to-realistic tasks. ... → Read More
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Whitelist filter with transparent Tinyproxy and Firehol
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I’m a dad with 5 small children. Letting them onto the internet without any restrictions would be as irresponsible as not teaching them how to use the internet. So I decided to filter the traffic. First I tried OpenDNS’ FamilyShield. That works great with english sites, but it does let through hungarian porn sites . . . → Read More
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