I have recently installed Linux mint as main OS. If I leave a hdd unmounted, would that make it harder to be hacked? Reason I ask is I have USB hdd with stored passwords (encrypted partition). In Windows I used to disconnect WiFi, connect hdd, copy password, disconnect hdd, paste password, then reconnect to WiFi! Paranoid I know lol. I know nothing is un- hackable, just wandering how much harder it would be to hack an unmounted, encrypted space on the drive. Thankssubmitted by /u/BTCbaker
Greenfield buildouts are wonderful and we love them. We get to start from scratch and don't have to worry about compatibility with existing servers and applications, and don't have to struggle with preserving and migrating data. Greenfields are nice and clean and not messy. Greenfields are fun.
Reddit: I would like to get some feedbacks from users that are using Grsecurity and Wayland on their desktop.
I'm thinking of using Grsecurity and Wayland on my desktop. First, I would like to read some feedbacks from some of you who already using them. What is your experience so far? What is working well and what is not? Would you recommend it to most Linux users?
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Greetings! I just installed deluged.services according to this http://dev.deluge-torrent.org/wiki/UserGuide/Service/systemd But still the services does not load the auth and core.conf from its directory.(/var/lib/deluge/.config/deluge/) So I am a bit confused, did I missed something?submitted by /u/asdbimbaj
Trying to communicate lots of complex data points quickly? Use one of these open source dashboard tools.
TuxMachines: Why We Embraced Open Source For Our Database Needs After A Decade Working With Proprietary Solutions
After investigating our open source options and due diligence, we picked MariaDB as Teleplan’s new replacement e-TRAC database partner. With MariaDB, we realized significant performance improvements.
For example, whereas running one particular daily report would take up to 15 seconds to run on Oracle Enterprise, with MariaDB it was running in under a second. We did not have the in-house expertise to work on improving the Oracle performance and found this aspect much easier with MariaDB. We also received excellent support both in terms of value and responsiveness and that, coupled with a highly competitive cost, makes MariaDB a great overall package for our e-TRAC needs.
I eventually found out that my friends was fed up, the company wouldn't allow him to contribute to open source. Wow. Even in Silicon Valley.
It made me think about how lucky we are at Capital One when it comes to open source. When you think of a financial institution or a bank, transparency and open source software might not be the first thing that you think of, especially with recent scandals. And for many years, the financial sector has used mostly closed source, proprietary software. This was the case for a variety of reasons, including lack of trust in open source software, the need for SLA support, regulations, and to protect intellectual property.
If you live in a city with poor air quality you may be aware that particulates are one of the chief contributors to the problem. Tiny particles of soot from combustion, less than 10μm across, hence commonly referred to as PM10. These are hazardous because they can accumulate deep in the lungs, wherein all kinds of nasties can be caused.
There are commercial sensors available to detect and quantify these particles, but they are neither inexpensive nor open source. [Rundong] tells us about a project that aims to change that situation, the MyPart, which is described as a portable, accurate, low-cost, open source air particle counter. There is a GitHub repository for the project as well as a series of Instructables covering the build in detail. It comes from a team of members of the Hybrid Ecologies Lab at UC Berkeley, USA.
On Friday last week I released version 1.1.1 of Yokadi, the console-based TODO list system.
Project Darling Is Still Trying To Run macOS/OSX Software On Linux
Back in 2012 I wrote about Project Darling as an effort to run Mac OS X software on Linux -- to Wine is for Windows software on Linux, Darling is for Mac software on Linux. Work on Darling seems to have picked up recently after a brief hiatus.
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Microsoft Launches Skype for Linux Version 1.12 [Ed: Skype is malware]
Microsoft has rolled out a new update for the Linux flavor of its Skype client, bringing it to version 1.12, but still keeping it in the alpha development stage for the time being.