There is a huge misconception that Linux systems are immune to malware, which has zero supporting evidence because it’s quite simply not true. On poorly managed systems a lack of regular security updates, misconfigured services, or inadvertent allowance of unapproved software being downloaded and executed can create the entry-point for malware on any system. ANY system.Continue reading “Linux is Not Susceptible to Malware” and Other Fairytales
A discussion that mentions the vi editor usually fuels the fatuous quasi-religious war driving the debate between whether or not it’s better than Emacs. This post is not about which one is better and it does not even cover Emacs. Truth be told, I do not have a great deal of experience with Emacs, and I’m sure it has its own merits and appeal to an audience with specific needs. The only argument being made is that Emacs is not commonly found by default on most Linux systems, so depending on the circumstances, it’s a smart move to get comfortable with vi. The benefits of learning your way around vi is the focal point of this topic, including how to defeat the universal headaches associated with it through good old fashioned enlightenment.
Continue reading Learning the vi/Vim Editor: The Why and the How
“To me vi is Zen. To use vi is to practice Zen. Every command is a koan. Profound to the user, unintelligible to the uninitiated. You discover truth every time you use it.”Satish Reddy
When it comes to easily digestible, real-time system information in Linux, the Conky tool provides a quick means of setting up a desktop dashboard for reporting metrics on your system’s activity.Continue reading The Conky Desktop Dashboard