Damn Vulnerable Linux

A whole linux distro, Slackware based I believe, to train you in the dark arts. This distro is deliberately insecure, containing out of date packages, mis-configured apps, and loads of training material. It comes as a live dvd download, so you can run it up as and when you want to practice your skills. via…

A Comprehensive List of Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) and Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10) Repositories

Installing Linux software through repositories is the safe bet. In respect with Ubuntu, there are many software in Intrepid Ibex which I feel is crap. For eg: the “Hardware Drivers” does not have drivers for older kernels. On the other hand, there are many software (like Brasero, Transmission,Totem,VLC etc.) in Hardy that needs update, which…

Find out how much space each file is occupying

Consider this situation. You want to know much space is available on your hard disk. No big deal, du can tell you the stats. For this open the terminal and type du -h. You will get the required details as below sathya@shaman:~$ du -h /home/sathya/Downloads 35M     /home/sathya/Downloads/kubuntu debs 177M    /home/sathya/Downloads sathya@shaman:~$ du -h /home/sathya/Downloads/kubuntu\ debs/…

Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2

Only three weeks after Alpha1, we’re glad to announce the release of openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2. There are various exciting changes in there that we would like to have feedback on.    For more screenshots head over to the Screenshots/openSUSE 11.0 Alpha2 wiki page Changes since openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 1 KDE 4.0.1 replaced KDE 3.5.8…