Jan 172014
 

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To taking my short notes so far I’ve always used Tomboy, it’s a good small software and in the past I choose it because it could sync notes on Ubuntu one, but this supported has been dropped some times ago, and from that date I started to search for something else and perhaps I’ve found it with springseed.

It helps you organise notes with a beautiful interface and syncs with Dropbox so you can keep your notes with you, wherever you are.
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Jan 062014
 

An interesting and detailed howto on apt, first posted on linux mint community tutorials

Intro by Wikipedia:

The Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, is a free user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its variants. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages.

When you launch Software Manager or Update Manager or Synaptic Package Manager, you’re using APT via different GUIs. But you can control APT even via command lines in an easy and quick way.

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Dec 282013
 

Article by Alessio bash, first published on his blog

Many security policies require you to change the port number of the SSH service to ensure greater security in a Linux system. Situation now used throughout the IT world and used mostly by users who have their own private server. Today I want to show you how to add another security layer without having to change the SSH port. To do this we’ll incorporate the famous Google Authenticator to our ssh service, in this way we’ll have a safe, two steps security, by entering our password and the combination given from the GA application. Let’s see how to do this… Continue reading »

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How to install Citadel collaboration suite on Debian 7

I was searching for lightweight collaboration suite (messaging and groupware) to manage some small websites and while searching around I found Citadel. Citadel is a complete and feature-rich open source groupware platform. Email, calendaring/scheduling, address books Bulletin boards, mailing list server, instant messaging Multiple domain support An intuitive, attractive AJAX-style web interface The Citadel system [...]

How to convince apt-get NOT to use IPv6

Recently I installed a Debian 7 VPS on Linode and as first thing I wanted to do an update of the system, but I found a small problem in doing this : # apt-get update 0% [Connecting to ftp.us.debian.org (2610:148:1f10:3::89)] [Connecting to security.debian.org (2607:ea00:101:3c0b:207:e9ff:fe00:e595)] Get:1 http://ftp.us.debian.org wheezy Release.gpg [1,672 B] … Get:15 http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates/main Translation-en [...]