I only just learned about pass yesterday. What are the advantages/disadvantages of one over another? Are they both similarly secure in storing passwords? I've been using KeePass for the last year, along with KeePass2android and keefox. My complaint about KeePass2android is how it the autofill doesn't ever seem to detect things properly for me.submitted by /u/deper29
Iam a complete beginner to Linux based operating systems. I was reading some basic guides and on there it talks about the commands to change your directory, pwd command, etc. But even after searching it up, I still don't know exactly what a directory is. I know about the hierarchical structure but what does a directory do ? Why do you need to switch directories ? And if a directory, according to a page I saw, is a " file that contains other files that stores programs as well" then why don't you just stay in your home directory where you can access everything. I'm sorry I know its all vague. Please provide a good explanation for a beginner. Thanks a lot, have a good one !submitted by /u/Badenmax1
I'm announcing the release of the 4.9.11 kernel.
All users of the 4.9 kernel series must upgrade.
The updated 4.9.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
Also: Linux 4.4.50
Ever since it was introduced, Linux has been gaining rapid popularity among users. Linux is used for networking, software development and web hosting. However, choosing the right distro is very important given that there are dozens of them which can fulfil your needs.
A distro, or distribution, is tech-talk for a Linux operating system (OS). Each distro is differentiated by its default interface, i.e. the way it looks, the library of apps officially supported by the specific “brand” of Linux, catalog of stock applications and even repositories. In the Linux world, there are hundreds of different flavors of distro. Examples include Debian, Ubuntu and Red Hat (among many others).
Solus is an independent Linux distribution which targets desktop PC users. The project started in 2011 carrying the name “SolusOS” but later was changed to a plain “Solus”. What mainly makes Solus different is its desktop interface called “Budgie” beside a lot of other software like “eopkg” which is the distribution’s package manager.
Solus uses a rolling release model. Providing an updated ISO file of the distribution every few months containing the latest software and updates. This, however, doesn’t mean that the system is “unstable” like some other rolling Linux distributions.
There are a lot of exciting things when it comes to Solus. Its desktop interface “Budgie” is completely developed from scratch but is compatible with some GNOME technologies. It also has its own package manager called “eopkg” which uses .eopkg format for package files (it doesn’t depend on .deb or .rpm files nor can install them). “eopkg” was forked from Pardus Linux. But developers of Solus have plans to replace it with “sol“.
Releases, releases, releases!
So it’s not that I’ve been quiet and lazy – I was actually busy preparing some releases and hacking on stuff. So here’s an update on what’s been going on and what’s to come.
Alternative Global Menu For MATE And Xfce: Vala Panel AppMenu [PPA]
A while back I wrote about TopMenu, a panel plugin that provides global menu (AppMenu) support for MATE, then also included support for Xfce and LXDE.
The problem with TopMenu is that it only partially supports GTK3, it doesn't support LibreOffice, and with Ubuntu 16.04, it doesn't support Qt (4 or 5) applications.
Here's where Vala Panel AppMenu comes in.
Parole Media Player 0.9.0 Released
Development for the Xfce media player is back on! Well over a year since the last release, Parole 0.9.0 brings a fresh set of features and fixes.
I next turned my attention to a distribution which has only recently been added to the DistroWatch database: Clear Linux. The Clear Linux distribution is unusual in a few ways. For one, the project is not designed to be a full featured or general purpose operating system; Clear Linux focuses on performance more than features. The distribution is fairly minimal and is designed with cloud computing in mind, though it may also be used in other areas, particularly on servers.
I have a unique situation where I'm using Docker for my application which includes NGINX and PHP. Thus, my PHP node IP address can change. I was wondering if there's any way to configure the memcached listener to accept traffic from a range of IP addresses, for example 10.0.0.0/24 or something along those lines? Or, at the very least, is it possible to use a hostname for this value?submitted by /u/xyeLz