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Build a Killer Customized Arch Linux Installation (and Learn All About Linux in the Process)

Build a Killer Customized Arch Linux Installation (and Learn All About Linux in the Process)
I ran Ubuntu and then other Debian-based distros for years and years. I still really like Debian, but I think that might be because I'm most comfortable in the Debian environment. When I decided to "step up" to a distro that required some more know-how and work, I tried out both Gentoo and Arch. Gentoo is great, but the compile times really weighed down on me and I felt like I was always "fixing something" instead of just working in a stable environment. Today I dual-boot Ubuntu and Arch. I still love the ease and the Debian-base of Ubuntu (and truth be told I like Unity) but I primarily use Arch. Anyway, this is a great install guide. You can find a resolution to that issue here. Have fun ;)

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Desktop: Your Desktop over ssh running inside of a Docker container Motivation I’ve worked for the last 4 years in the financial market and I’m a heavy Excel user. I also use the browser a lot and since I started my summer job as financial intern at dotCloud I’ve been playing with docker. So, why don’t we take advantage of the cloud and use these and other heavy applications (in terms of processing and memory usage) within a container (lighter than a normal VM). Let’s get started! Arch User Repository The Arch User Repository (AUR) is a community-driven repository for Arch users. It contains package descriptions (PKGBUILDs) that allow you to compile a package from source with makepkg and then install it via pacman. The AUR was created to organize and share new packages from the community and to help expedite popular packages' inclusion into the community repository.

Arch Anywhere – An easy way to install a fully custom Arch Linux system About Arch Anywhere As the name implies, Arch Anywhere let’s you to install a fully functional, custom Arch Linux system with graphical desktop environment and extra software can be installed in minutes without much hassle. Arch anywhere has a graphical installer script that allows the users to easily install Arch Linux with a simple menu system. Arch anywhere is made for especially for beginners, and of course as well as for advanced users too. It has a built-in Arch Linux wiki, so that the users can browse through any pages on the Arch Wiki page.

How does disk defrag work The word "disk defrag" is typically used to refer to the Microsoft Windows utility called Disk Defragmenter. It is designed to solve a problem that occurs because of the way hard disks store data. If you have read the article How Hard Disks Work, then you know three key facts about hard disks: Hard disks store data in chunks called sectors. If you imagine the surface of the disk divided into rings (like the rings of a tree), and then imagine dividing each ring into pie-slices, a sector is one pie-slice on one ring. Each sector holds a fixed amount of data, like 512 bytes.The hard disk has a small arm that can move from ring to ring on the surface of the disk.

20 Linux Server Hardening Security Tips Securing your Linux server is important to protect your data, intellectual property, and time, from the hands of crackers (hackers). The system administrator is responsible for security Linux box. In this first part of a Linux server security series, I will provide 20 hardening tips for default installation of Linux system. Linux Server Hardening Checklist and Tips The following instructions assume that you are using CentOS/RHEL or Ubuntu/Debian based Linux distribution.

file - Docker Documentation Docker can build images automatically by reading the instructions from a Dockerfile. A Dockerfile is a text document that contains all the commands you would normally execute manually in order to build a Docker image. By calling docker build from your terminal, you can have Docker build your image step by step, executing the instructions successively. This page discusses the specifics of all the instructions you can use in your Dockerfile. To further help you write a clear, readable, maintainable Dockerfile, we've also written a Dockerfile Best Practices guide. Usage

Docky in ArchLinux does not launch anymore after a system upgrade If you, like me, use docky for managing your windows and launching your applications, you should have noted that recently an ArchLinux update broke docky because it installed a newer version of mono that docky doesn’t like. Anyways, here is how to fix it. This is the error when trying to launch docky: Introduction To DNS (Domain Name System) DNS, Domain Name System, is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, servers and every resource connected via internet. Since it was difficult to configure websites and servers DNS it is created to diagnose such problems by configuring access to different websites and understand what is going on. It has been in wide use since the 1980’s and it fundamental role is to translate domain names to IP addresses in order to be easily memorized by users.

LinkedIn Pages Redesigned: This Week in Social Media Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week? LinkedIn Introduces a New Look for Company Pages: “Starting this week, a few companies are getting early access to the redesigned Company Pages, including Philips, Citi, HP and Dell.”

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Install Yaourt on Arch Linux Yet AnOther User Repository Tool is a package helper similar to packer that allows user to easily install packages from Arch User Repository. Yaourt is not in the official repository so it needs to be installed manually like any other AUR package without a package helper. Create a temporary installation directory. Facebook to allow ad targeting by email, user ID and phone number Facebook to allow ad targeting by email, user ID and phone number Facebook appears to be preparing an option for advertisers to target users by email address, user ID or phone number, based on an option that was temporarily visible in the Power Editor tool. Sources familiar with Facebook’s ad plans previously told us that the company was working with some premium advertisers to target audiences by email address, though we had not heard about the UID and phone number options. These are powerful new opportunities for businesses to reach their existing customers and leads, who may be increasingly difficult to reach through traditional email and telemarketing campaigns. If this test rolls out to all Power Editor users and the Ads API, companies will be able to remarket to people through News Feed and other Facebook ad units. Some Power Editor users temporarily had access to a new “Custom Audiences” tab today.

Valve: Linux More Viable Than Windows 8 for Gaming In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is becoming more viable platform as an alternative to Windows 8. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model. Some other points from the talk: Steam client is running nicely on Ubuntu and many developers have approached them with good game products.Cooperation with Canonical has been good.Ubuntu is preferred platform as it has a large user base and good community support with a strong company like Canonical behind it. Linux has everything they need: good OpenGL, pulseaudio, OpenAL and input support.New Source engine games will be available for Linux.No firm time frame for Steam Linux release, but soon.Copy protection is up to the game publishers.

im not a newbie but i like to know more if you have any resources i can use to know it better please let me know. i have alot of content on this site i havent used this in a while by miccheck79 Nov 8

I think I would like to spend some time with this Distro. I'm definitely not a "Newbie" to Linux. by williamellerbe Oct 7

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