Create Your Own Custom Ubuntu-based Linux Distro

Ubuntu Builder is a custom Linux Distribution builder that gives you a wide range of options and choices to build your own custom Ubuntu-based Linux distribution. It needs an existing Ubuntu ISO, either mounted to your CD drive or downloaded ISO to use as a baseline for your custom ISO. Customization options include: Desktop Environment/Windows […]

Enlightenment Window Manager (E17) is Ready After 12 Years

After going through (not so) intense development for 12 long years Enlightenment 0.17 is finally here. There was a time (I still remember it fondly) when most Linux users show Enlightenment as an example of good looking and unique desktop environment for Linux systems. While the world moved on E17 finally decided to join us. […]

How to Unban Yourself from Denyhosts and fail2ban

One of the first things I do when configuring a Linux server is to install denyhosts or fail2ban to safeguard my server from an automated login attack by script kiddies on known SSH ports. Of course, you should absolutely change your default SSH port to something else to prevent some script attacks. denyhosts and fail2ban […]

Quick Tip: Package Manager for Cygwin

Cygwin is a great medium to take advantage of Linux tools without actually having to install Linux. If you are a newbie trying to get your feet wet with Linux system, installing Cygwin should be a primary choice. You can run anything from text processors to web servers to development tools within the comfort of […]

Reset Linux Root password in under 5 minutes

If you are horrified to find out how easy it is to reset a Windows password you are in for a treat. To reset Linux root password you don’t even need a live distro. Going with “if you have physical access to a computer all bets are off“ philosophy. Resetting the Linux root password is […]

Reset Windows password with Linux in under 5 minutes

This post is not about pointing out one OS’s security deficiency over other or trying to make some fanboy points with Linux users. The simple fact is once you have physical access to a computer all bets are off. This is true for all OS (to some extend) but some are easier to crack than […]

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