What do distributions like Qube OS, Subgraph, Tails, and Whonix have in common? Besides an emphasis on security and privacy, all of them are Debian derivatives -- and, probably, this common origin is not accidental.
At first, this trend seems curious. After all, other distributions ranging from Slackware and Gentoo to Arch Linux all emphasize security and privacy in their selection of tools. In particular, Fedora's SE Linux can be so restrictive that some users would rather disable it than learn how to configure it. By contrast, while Debian carries many standard security and privacy tools, it has seldom emphasized them.
Similarly, Debian's main branch consists of only free and open source software, its contrib and non-free branches not being official parts of the distribution. With many security experts favoring the announcement of vulnerabilities and exploit code rather than relying on security through obscurity, the way that many pieces of proprietary software do, this transparency has obvious appeal.
Yet although the advantage of free software to security and privacy is that the code can be examined for backdoors and malware, this advantage is hardly unique to Debian. To one or degree another, it is shared by all Linux distributions.
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I am on Arch Linux running gnome desktop. I am trying to extract .run file. Normally it would open only in text editor, text editor would freeze for sometime before it shows error as: this file contains invalid characters. If I try to open with file-roller, it says 'archive not supported'.
Can anyone please suggest me how to open it? (Although, I know run files contain both text and binary data)
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I enabled this feature on Ubuntu 16.04 yesterday, and today I received kernel 4.4.0-45.66-generic through the regular updates. However, the patch was not applied instantly - I had to reboot.
I thought the whole point of this feature was to apply patches without needing to reboot.submitted by /u/LebesgueMeasure
This post is not a typical post. I’m not going to change your life, or teach you a new trick. Instead I’m going to drag you down the rabbit hole…
I had to Google a rather dry grammatical enquiry from my sister earlier. See, she’s in the process of going back to college to study nursing and has become fastidious about punctuation in the process.
She turned to me because her iPhone did not, in her words, ‘give the correct answer’.
Linux can be stable as hell, but that doesn't mean it doesn't just go bonkers sometimes.
KDE, for some reason, set my default browser to a random Wine EXE. Imagine my surprise when I opened a YouTube link in Steam and, instead of opening a new Chromium tab, it opened over thirty invisible Wine windows and processes. And I say invisible as in: they couldn't be alt-tabbed to, they couldn't be killed, and they couldn't be opened. The sheer amount of loading "processes" in Plasma's task manager crashed Plasma, but the computer itself was still stable. I restarted it anyway, though, and just sat there pondering what I'd just witnessed.
What's your biggest WTF moment since using Linux?submitted by /u/DrDoctor13
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Fedora 26 Anaconda Installer Likely To Get Blivet-GUI
The Anaconda installer is never done evolving... The Anaconda installer will be updated, again, with Fedora 26 but hopefully won't see the major fallout during one of its earlier reworks when it was in very bad shape. This time around they are just looking to add Blivet-GUI.