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March 3, 2017
by sjvn01
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16 Linux server monitoring commands you really need to know

Want to know what’s really going on with your server? Then you need to know these essential commands. Once you’ve mastered them, you’ll be well on your way to being an expert Linux system administrator. 16 Linux server monitoring commands … Continue reading

March 2, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Google’s Chromebook Pixel lives on, but you can’t buy one

Google’s Chromebook Pixel lives on, but you can’t buy one

I love my Chromebook Pixel. This 2015 high-end Chromebook is my go-to laptop. And, with its spectacular 2560×1700 IPS, 239-pixels-per-inch display, it still draws admiring glances. Alas, I won’t be able to replace it with a next-generation Chromebook Pixel. Google’s … Continue reading

February 27, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Linus Torvalds on SHA-1 and Git: ‘The sky isn’t falling’

Linus Torvalds on SHA-1 and Git: ‘The sky isn’t falling’

The real worry about Google showing SHA-1 encryption is crackable, as pointed out by Peter Gutmann, a cryptography expert at the at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is “with long-term document signing and certificates“. But, what about the distributed … Continue reading

February 22, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on What’s up with Windows patching, Microsoft?

What’s up with Windows patching, Microsoft?

Well, here’s something different. Microsoft, for the first time since it started its monthly Patch Tuesdays in October 2003, has completely blown a deadline. There will be no major patch release in February. Instead, the patch package will be released … Continue reading