Many years ago, probably 1998-99, my first experience with linux came from where i worked. My boss handed me a box of Red hat linux and he said to me "install this on a test pc, this will replace windows, this will be on everyone's computer in the future"
So I installed it on an old pc and started playing with it. I couldnt figure out anything at the time, not even how to access the floppy drive. I did play the 3d lunar lander game which was cool.
But my question is this, back in the floppy drive days, how could I have access the floppy drive from Red had linux
(sorry for being so wordy)submitted by /u/Rattler5150
So I just got a new lenovo x230t (refurbished, not technically new) and already bought 16GB of ram to upgrade it. With 16GB of ram how much swap space do I need? The standard 2x RAM seems a bit overkill to me, I also dont want to take up 32GB of my hard drive for something that I might not need.submitted by /u/tank-13
Hi, i'm a young dev and i'm planning to flavor Linux with my own Desktop enviroment(DE)/GUI. I'll like to know the requirements(Pc requirements, skills, tools, etc) to build one, particularly with 3D animations/Interface and futuristic stuff i you see what i mean :)submitted by /u/killaguy
So I've only been on Linux about 6 - 7 weeks and my progression has gone Elementary OS -> Linux Mint -> Manjaro. I feel I'm learning a lot, but with such a short period of use, and no other signficant Linux or command line experience, I'm very much a novice.
But nonetheless I'm keen to start practising how to do an Arch install as I want to have a better understanding of how the various systems are layered and linked so that even if I'm not ready to main Arch, I have a stronger understanding of Linux systems in general and can troubleshoot better.
What prerequisite knowledge / experience do you think a person needs in order to not fail in a flaming heap on a first Arch install attempt? (On a VM). Well, I mean I don't mind failing, but I'd like to at least be at a point where capable of figuring out why I'm failing so I can learn from it.
What do you think?submitted by /u/KezzBee
Police dept loses evidence in Windows ransomware strike
In an incident that again underlines the danger posed by Windows ransomware, the police department of a city in Texas has lost video evidence dating back to 2009 and a host of documents following an attack by what appears to be a new strain of the Locky ransomware.
The affected station is Cockrell Hill, a city in Dallas County. The story was first published by the TV station WFAA.
In a media release, the police department said: "This virus affected all Microsoft Office Suite documents, such as Word documents and Excel files.
"In addition, all body camera video, some in-car video, some in-house surveillance video, and some photographs that were stored on the server were corrupted and were lost."
Of course, complexity grew too and intruders and malware attacked over the network. About 2003/4 the situation got so bad that the Wintel empire was threatened. Resources were poured into the problem. Code got better. Users became more aware of danger. The problem remains that the number of users and the number of attackers has grown to the point that no one anywhere at any time can be 100% secure. Of course, there is the backup, a copy of everything that can be rolled out to put things back the way they were. That’s what this police-department needed but it didn’t have a good backup, just a copy of the corrupted data where the backup should have been. Someone had the right idea but lacked the imagination to put in more depth.
Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked in rooms
Hotel management said that they have now been hit three times by cybercriminals who this time managed to take down the entire key system. The guests could no longer get in or out of the hotel rooms and new key cards could not be programmed.
The attack, which coincided with the opening weekend of the winter season, was allegedly so massive that it even shut down all hotel computers, including the reservation system and the cash desk system.
The hackers promised to restore the system quickly if just 1,500 EUR (1,272 GBP) in Bitcoin was paid to them.
It has been a while since I released the last ‘liveslak‘. Usually these releases seem to co-incide with Plasma5 releases in my ‘ktown’ repository.
Today is no different, and liveslak 1.1.6 has been released to produce a new set of Live ISO images.
You will find the usual versions of Slackware Live Edition based on liveslak 1.1.6 and using Slackware-current dated “Thu Jan 26 21:33:41 UTC 2017“. There are variants for a full Slackware (in 64bit and 32bit), Plasma5, MATE and Dlackware (a newcomer). Also the 700MB small XFCE variant (in 32bit and 64bit).