Some Myths About Linux That Cause New Users To Run Away From Linux – LinuxAndUbuntu

An attempt to bust some of the myths that surround Linux. Not a lot of them, but still some of them – some of which I see a lot in Windows communities. And the old classic “Linux is CLI only” (facepalm)

Source: Some Myths About Linux That Cause New Users To Run Away From Linux – LinuxAndUbuntu

iTWire – No highs, no lows: Linus Torvalds on 25 years of Linux

Linus has his moments. He’s well-known for having a short-temper, lashing out at a contributor, but he is also known for creating Linux which a significant number of devices these days use, in some form or another. I work with it on a daily basis both at work and at home. Without this guy, I wouldn’t be where I am now. Well, possibly I would still be here, but dealing with cough Windows cough servers instead….

On August 25, Linux creator Linus Torvalds will be in a plane somewhere between Canada and the United States as his handiwork, which has completely changed the world of computing, marks its 25th birthday.

Source: iTWire – No highs, no lows: Linus Torvalds on 25 years of Linux

Also, here’s a TED talk he did

 

How To Install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS – OMG! Ubuntu!

Steam was one of the many things that broke with Ubuntu 16.04 because of numerous changes in package names and dependencies. Fortunately, here’s a guide to fix that. Now, back to my Dungeon Defenders 😀

Source: How To Install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS – OMG! Ubuntu!

 

Kali Linux Pentesting Distribution — Now Runnable in Browser

Everyone loves hearing about pentesting and ethical hacking distros these days, and it looks like it is even becoming a trend among aspiring security professionals.

Therefore, today we have some good news for those who want to try one of the best penetration testing and security auditing operating systems based on the Linux kernel, Kali Linux, the successor of the popular BackTrack, and don’t have the resources to run the Live CD or install the OS on their computers.

Network security specialist Jerry Gamblin has created a project called KaliBrowser, which, if you haven’t already guessed, it allows you to run the famous Kali Linux operating system on a web browser, using the Kali Linux Docker image, Openbox window manager, and NoVNC HTML5-based VNC client.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-run-backtrack-successor-kali-linux-pentest-os-in-your-web-browser-504809.shtml

Tinkering

Looks like my weekend is going to be filled with tinkering again. ^_^;

I need to reinstall windows on my laptop as I think there must be some graphics conflict somewhere and it’s lagging when it gets taxed (didn’t normally). Most commonly, it happens when I’m playing Final Fantasy XIV, but has lagged a bit on Alice: Madness Returns and Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed. I figured it might be my connection, since FFXIV is an MMORPG, so I switched from my WiFi to my 4G connection via tethering and it still lags. I then switched from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11, amd still nothing. I even downgraded my Nvidia driver to a REALLY old version (since Nvidia ran into a huge bug with one of their drivers, if you recall), so I’m planning to run my Clonezilla backup tonight (which should take a few hours since I’m also backing up my Ubuntu install), and then run my Windows install then then boot-repair to get grub back (凸(>皿<)凸 Microsoft)

And then, I have to go through the process of installing drivers and updating Windows, though I will probably skip updating Windows since I only use it as a gaming environment. And downloading my Steam games again. Including the Heavensward expansion, Final Fantasy XIV is probably about 20-30GB. With the spikes and dips in download speed on my 4G, it’s going to take about 3 hours.

Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors in Linux

Whilst I totally respect Mark for coming out and saying this, that’s not to say that in future, Canonical could be bullied into implementing a back door, or Ubuntu cracked by some untoward government agency….

VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, discusses what might be coming in Ubuntu 16.10 later this year and why security is something he will never compromise.

Source: Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors in Linux