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Goodbye Apple, goodbye Microsoft… hello Linux

Not often I quote from a publication from Ireland, but this was quite an intriguing read. Someone who went from Windows to Mac to Linux (Mint) Linux is everywhere – and will free your computer from corporate clutches It was 2002, I was up against a deadline and a bullying software bubble popped up in Windows every few minutes. Unless I paid to upgrade my virus scanner – now! – terrible things would happen. We’ve all had that right? In a moment of clarity I realised that the virus scanner… Read more Goodbye Apple, goodbye Microsoft… hello Linux

TMOUT – Auto Logout Linux Shell When There Isn’t Any Activity

Something new I learned today — doing export TMOUT=120 Will auto logout your current shell/login session after that many seconds. Very useful if you hook this into the root account’s profile or as a default to all users so people can’t leave terminals open Source: TMOUT – Auto Logout Linux Shell When There Isn’t Any Activity

Linus Torvalds Invites Attackers to Join the Ke… » Linux Magazine

Torvalds is not a huge fan of the ‘security community’ as he doesn’t see it as black and white. He maintains that bugs are part of the software development process and they cannot be avoided, no matter how hard you try. “constant absolute security does not exist, even if we do a perfect job,” said Torvalds in a conversation with Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation. “As a technical person, I’m always very impressed by some of the people who are attacking our code,” Torvalds said. “I… Read more Linus Torvalds Invites Attackers to Join the Ke… » Linux Magazine

Update & Build Prep – Lineage OS – Lineage OS Android Distribution

Cyanogen’s fork is beginning to take shape. Currently my devices aren’t showing but fingers crossed it will. Few points worth noting from their site: The build roster is ever growing, but we are supporting Marshmallow and Nougat capable devices. We’ll list the 80+ devices in a separate post. Our release cadence will be ‘weekly’ by default (to be nice to all the donated hardware). We will NOT be shipping root baked into the ROM. Root will be a downloadable zip based install similar to gapps installation (only need to flash… Read more Update & Build Prep – Lineage OS – Lineage OS Android Distribution