I tested something yesterday. I booted to my rescue USB disk and mounted the disk where I have Linux installed. I ran cp -rap usr usr-new which preserves everything including symlinks, ownership, permissions, etc… Then ran a script that md5sums all the files in usr and usr-new. cd usr && find -type f -exec md5sum […]
Virus threats under Linux are mostly negligible. But I might still want to keep my system free from virus infected downloads and such. There is no need for on-access scanning and a weekly disk scan should do. Under Arch Linux, I have clamav installed with freshclam service enabled so it auto updates the virus signatures. […]
ArchLinux is slowly adding systemd units to all packages that contain services/daemons. With the merge of udev into systemd, the switch is inevitable. This was scary at first but proved to be much less painful than expected. I have always been a huge fan of ArchLinux’s rc.conf and rc.d usage because service management was easy […]
I recently had to format my hard disk due to hardware errors. As I can’t seem to get my hand again on SuSE 9.2, I decided to try out Fedora core 3. So far it is a good distro but it does lack a lot of stuff found in SuSE.