Linux-based

anonymous asked:

How come the server crashes for 20 minutes every update? Yall.

Oliver: Because I’m an idiot who derives a strange kind of pleasure from running our site on exotic platforms and pointedly NOT Linux, when our Solaris-based host changed their pricing on us, we ended up hosting on a Mac mini, running macOS:

(Yes, that’s the actual server, before we sent it in to the colocation place. Visit bittersweetcandybowl.com, the electrons are coming out of that.)

However!!! macOS is a very stupid high-demand public-facing web server OS. With the help of superb server management pal joooooon, multiple fires have been put out over the last few years to get it to work well for us at update times, when a zillion people load the site at once.

If I recall, the most recent issues we had to resolve were something to do with the HFS+ file system not being a fan of several hundred nginx instances trying to open file handles, and Spotlight going insane trying to index the server during periods of high load.

But! Lately it seems really solid at update times. So until the next glitch, I think it’s OK.

And isn’t it so cute?

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AtariBox - AMD Custom CPU & GPU, Linux based & Cost $300 - Atari BreakOu…

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Arch Linux 2017.10 Installation + MATE Desktop + Apps + Guest Additions on Oracle VirtualBox

This video tutorial shows Arch Linux 2017.10 installation with MATE Desktop Environment on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. We’ll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla and LibreOffice on Arch Linux 2017. This tutorial is also helpful to install Arch Linux on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Arch Linux for better performance and usability features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display, Shared Folder, Seamless Mode and Shared Clipboard, Improved Performance and Drag and Drop.

Steps:
1- Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
2- Start Arch Linux Base Installation
3- Installing Xorg and MATE Desktop Environment
4- Installing LightDM Display Manager
5- Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla and LibreOffice on Arch Linux
6- Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Arch Linux
7- Test Guest Additions Features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display and Shared Clipboard

Running the Sims 2 on Windows 7 & 8

Okay, so it’s come to my attention that a number of my followers are interested in downloading the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection. And that’s great! I’m a big fan of the Sims and had nearly every expansion pack for the Sims 2 back in the day.

But, here’s the catch:

The Sims 2 never officially supported Windows 7 or 8!

And that’s caused a number of technical issues for people new to the Sims 2 (and The Sims: Life Stories).

But, having provided Sims related tech support for my younger sister and at least one follower, I have some advice to help you get your game running smoothly.

The most common problem I have heard of so far is that the game hangs up on the loading screen and you can’t get past it. The best way to fix this is to run the Sims in Compatibility Mode.

Here’s a quick guide on how to do this (with pictures):

  • First, right click the desktop shortcut that you use to launch the Sims (just pretend I’m using the Sims icon) and click “Properties” at the bottom of the menu

  • That should open the following window, from which you should choose the “Compatibility” tab (highlighted by the big red arrow)

  • Once you click the “Compatibility” tab, you should see the following

  • Check the box highlighted by the red arrow where it says, “Run this program in compatibility mode for:”, and select Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Then click “OK” down at the bottom and try playing the Sims
  • If it still doesn’t work, then repeat these steps, but also put a check in the box where it says, “Run this program as an administrator”, then restart your computer. These should solve most problems with getting the Sims 2 to run on Windows 7 or 8.
  • If you use a Linux based OS, you’ll need the Wine compatibility layer also set to run as Windows XP and make sure your drivers are updated.
  • If you use Mac OS X, I can’t help you there, sorry.

spiderrebelnews  asked:

Hello, do you have thoughts on the *bsd family of OSs?

I’ve never used BSD. I’m sure the OS itself is fine but what I don’t like about it is the BSD licenses. As opposed to the GNU license and other copyleft licenses, which requires people to leave GNU/Linux based OS’s open and available to everyone, the BSD licenses allow people to profit off using BSD in closed OS’s and so you see parts of BSD in the PS4 operating system and in macOS and stuff like that. Not that people aren’t still able to profit off using GNU/Linux obviously it’s used in a lot of electronics that companies make money off of but at least the source code that runs on those electronics is freely available and modifiable and end users have a degree of control over that code, rather than the manufacturer of the device holding all the control over the software and being the only people who see the source code.

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Rockstor 3.9.1 NAS Storage Installation + Configuration + Overview on Oracle VirtualBox

Rockstor is a specialist CentOS-based Linux distribution designed for Network Attached Storage (NAS) and private cloud storage solutions. It is based on popular open-source technologies, such as the Btrfs file system and Docker for automating the deployment of applications inside software containers. Disk encryption with LUKS is the biggest feature of Rockstor 3.9.1. They’ve also added support for scheduling power management and jumbo frames just to name a few. Rockstor 3.9.1 update also comes with a 4.10 kernel from elrepo and a btrfs-progs update from the BTRFS community.

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Kali Linux 2017.2 Installation + Guest Additions on Oracle VirtualBox

Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. Kali Linux 2017.2 is a roll-up of all updates and fixes since our 2017.1 release in April. In addition to all of the standard security and package updates that come via Debian Testing, more than a dozen new tools were also added  to the repositories, a few of which are listed below. There are some really nice additions so we encourage you to “apt install” the ones that pique your interest and check them out.

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Kali Linux 2017.2 KDE Plasma Edition Installation + Guest Additions on Oracle VirtualBox

Kali Linux

is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools.

Kali Linux 2017.2

is a roll-up of all updates and fixes since our 2017.1 release in April. In addition to all of the standard security and package updates that come via Debian Testing, more than a dozen new tools were also added  to the repositories, a few of which are listed below. There are some really nice additions so we encourage you to “apt install” the ones that pique your interest and check them out.

  •  Hurl – a useful little hexadecimal and URL encoder/decoder
  •  Phishery – phishery lets you inject SSL-enabled basic auth phishing URLs into a .docx Word document
  •  Ssh-Audit – an SSH server auditor that checks for encryption types, banners, compression, and more
  •  Apt2 – an Automated Penetration Testing Toolkit that runs its own scans or imports results from various scanners, and takes action on them
  •  DBeaver – powerful GUI database manager that supports the most popular databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQLite, and many more
  •  Brutespray – automatically attempts default credentials on discovered services
  •  Kali Linux 2017.2 also includes numerous package updates, including jd-gui, dnsenum, edb-debugger, wpscan, watobo, burpsuite, and many others
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Arch Linux 2017 Installation + Deepin Desktop + Apps + Guest Additions on Oracle VirtualBox

This video tutorial shows Arch Linux 2017.10 installation with Deepin Desktop Environment on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. We’ll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla, Gedit and LibreOffice on Arch Linux 2017. This tutorial is also helpful to install Arch Linux on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Arch Linux for better performance and usability features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display, Shared Folder, Seamless Mode and Shared Clipboard, Improved Performance and Drag and Drop.

Steps:
1- Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
2- Start Arch Linux Base Installation
3- Install Xorg and Deepin Desktop Desktop Environment
4- Install and Enable Lightdm Display Manager
5- Install Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla, Gedit and LibreOffice Applications on Arch Linux
6- Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Arch Linux
7- Test Guest Additions Features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display and Shared Clipboard