May 082013

Article by Alessio Bash, published in Italian on his nice ArchLinux Blog

Check constantly your disk or its partitions is one of the essential things in a linux system. Today users usually checks this through graphical tools, but the real Linux old-timers use a terminal and the command “df“. Today I want to show you how to use “dfc“, similar to df but with the addition of colors and a percentage bar. You know, sometimes the eyes wants their part!
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Apr 102013

This is an easy and simple solution based on the article by Umair, first posted on

it’s common that, if not you, one of your familiar or friends forget his login password, and if this is the only account available on the system this means that he’s usually locked out from his computer, luckily this is not a big issue if you have physical access to the console of a Linux system, as we can use the recovery mode available from the grub menu of most distributions (if not all).

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Dec 262012

Today I’m glad to republish an interesting article of  first published on Infosec, a great source of information about security.
It’s a good summary of the different type of security models that you can have in a Linux system, focused on SELinux, and if you are interested in this topic, be sure to take a look also at my Introduction to AppArmor

A task of any operating system is to provide software that strongly increases its security. A lot of programs of this type have been created; some are better than others. What does it look like in terms of Linux? Of course, here we have many more choices when it comes to this type of software, but some software is worth recommending. Some people already know what I mean: SELinux. Why choose this solution? Why do I think it is so different from other software of this type? And the last key question: who really should use it?

This system, as the name suggests is Security Enhanced Linux! So I invite you to read this article and learn about this tool.
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Linux shell: understanding Umask with examples

In a GNU/Linux system every file or folder has some access permissions. There are three types of permissions (what allowed to do with a file of any kind, directory included): (r)read access (w)write access (e)execute access There are also other “special” permissions, but for this article the basic permissions will be enough to illustrate how […]

Steam for Linux Gets Three More Great Games

Steam is a great source for any gamer. It is a place that will allow you to try out and enjoy many of the more popular video games that are available on the market today. Steam Greenlight will allow you to vote on games that you would like to see come available. It is a […]