Linux For The Rest Of Us #125 – I have to thank Blackhammer ….. for something

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A Linux podcast for anyone even remotely interested in Linux!

With Steve McLaughlin, the Door to Door Geek and Cody Cooper


Episode 125 Show Notes


Basic Basic – prioritize now!


Live separate home partition – FAIL!


My First 5 Minutes On A Server; Or, Essential Security for Linux Servers – Server security doesn’t need to be complicated. My security philosophy is simple: adopt principles that will protect you from the most frequent attack vectors, while keeping administration efficient enough that you won’t develop “security cruft”. If you use your first 5 minutes on a server wisely, I believe you can do that.

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50 UNIX / Linux Sysadmin Tutorials – This is lot of reading. Bookmark this article for your future reference and read it whenever you get free time.

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‘Batman’ brings in suspect to Bradford police – A man dressed as the caped crusader Batman has handed over a wanted man at a Bradford police station before disappearing into the night.

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Text Mode – Declutter the web by activating Text Mode. All pages load in text form (no images, animation or video) so content is easier to scan and read.

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Looks cool – daemontools – daemontools is a collection of tools for managing UNIX services.

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Thanks Mary from for mentioning “Open Source CMS’s” – is a central resource for all things related to Open Source CMS and gives you the opportunity to “try out” most of the best Open Source CMS tools in the world without marketing fluff or sales people.

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Auto Complete Bash Commands From History

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ok ok, I am done looking and questions “what is the best”

thanks Marc from


BackupPC – BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, WinXX and MacOSX PCs and laptops to a server’s disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.

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Giada announces compact ARM-based Android desktop – Giada has been offering small form-factor desktop computers for the past few years. Up until recently they’ve all been powered by x86 processors and designed to run Windows. But now the company is dipping its toe in the Android space with a few new ARM-based computers.

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Humble Bundle with Android 5 available! – We’re back with number five of our Android (also for Windows, Mac, and Linux) game bundles: Humble Bundle with Android 5! And we’ve got a load of fantastic games and soundtracks to keep you entertained!


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Ray Woods writes:


Thinking of Cody’s thought to playing about with Linux I think it better he masters automated backups first!


The programmes I use for this on my SolusOS 1.3 boxes are…

Luckybackup (the latest version gives you an email option too.) luckyBackup 0.4.7 (using Qt4)

sendemail (from the repository) and…



First I use Luckybackup to set up a backup policy which can then be tested manually using local USB drives or even to network connected storage.


Then press the Cron it button! I normally set my nocturnal backup to 3 o’clock in the morning. (You can also view the text used in the cron job.)


Using Gnome Schedule you will be able to see the cron job you have created and edit it.


For some reason this will not work but, if you remove the section “skip critical” it should now work on schedule.


Setting up the email provision in Luckybackup, the system will even send you a message saying what has happened!


All the best to both of you!




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