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FreeFileSync The Best Backup And File Synchronization Tool For All Platforms

LXer - 10 hours 22 min ago
?We all have our precious data stored on our PC that we love very much, such as pics, office documents, important files and other stuff. We all try to make a backup of this in mostly one of our external hard disks as the Internet isn’t that fast all the time. But haven’t you felt tired to create exact same folders with same permissions, icons, date and time and many other things to maintain while copying files from one disk to another? Especially copying permissions is not an easy task for us. ??This is why today we are going to discuss an awesome file syncing software called FreeFileSync.

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TuxMachines - 10 hours 25 min ago

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TuxMachines - 11 hours 17 min ago

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Which tools do you depend on for your DevOps workflow?

LXer - Thu, 2017-05-25 23:44
DevOps is mostly about culture change. Being successful is all about finding ways to bridge the gap between the builders and the maintainers, bringing projects to fruition and updating them in shorter cycles to maintain a competitive advantage. But at the end of the day, you need the right tooling to make it all work.read more

Noob: Can I Run Linux Mint On an Asus Laptop?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-05-25 22:57

Hey I have been using Windows for many years and am wanting to make a shift to Linux.

Will Linux generally run on any modern laptop? In particular Asus?

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Encrypt passwords in shell script

Reddit - Thu, 2017-05-25 22:47

I got a RedHat 6.3 server that runs some scripts to copy files over sftp with an AIX server. But the credentials to log in the ftp server are stored in variables inside de script, in plain text. I need to "encrypt" these credentials to hide it from anyone who can access the script. I did some research and basically found about SHC and base64 encoding.... but I need to know if there is any other method that I can explore.

To connect today, I use the following command:

lftp -c " ; open -p 4098 sftp://$USER:$PASS@$HOST;

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Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land

LXer - Thu, 2017-05-25 22:29
Elementary OS, my dear penguin?With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things.…

Intel Hyper-threading (SMT) and network performance

Reddit - Thu, 2017-05-25 22:12

Cross-posted from /r/vyos

Does anyone have any solid information on whether or not hyperthreading should be enabled for the best network performance on Linux (especially in the context of routing performance)?

I've seen people claim it should be enabled:

https://blog.cloudflare.com/how-to-receive-a-million-packets/ (in the context of a CDN however)


"I don't see any reason not to enable HT."

(This is in the context of web/database servers- though in the context of networking- and there are no numbers to back up their claims)

I've seen posts where the results are inconclusive:


And I've seen a number of posts saying HT is a bad idea (because, for example, it can increase interrupt handling latency):




(Many of these are older posts at this point)

Does anyone know what the right answer is? (Especially with respect to VyOS if you happen to know).

We're building a couple of VyOS routers (based on the Jetway 1U 8 port rackmount systems) for testing. The primary difference between the i5 and i7 is HT and from the reading it seems like HT would actually be a hindrance not a help. If that's the case- we're probably better off saving some money and going with the Core i5 instead of the i7 with HT disabled (even if the i7 is a tiny bit faster and has a bit more cache).

Does anyone have conclusive data one way or the other?

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How To Check If A Linux System Is 32 bit Or 64 Bit

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-05-25 22:00

 ostechnix: 10 Linux commands to find if your Linux OS architecture is 32 bit or 64 bit.

Fedora 26 Beta Has Been Delayed

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-05-25 21:33
Fedora is continuing in their common release theme of delays.....

How to Install Spotify On Fedora Linux

LXer - Thu, 2017-05-25 21:15
Spotify is probably the most popular streaming music service in the world right now, and it does have a native Linux client. Unfortunately, that client isn't available in the official Fedora repositories or the Spotify Linux repositories. The community has come to the rescue, though, and it is available from a popular third party Fedora repository that is even recommended by the Fedora Project.

An introduction to Linux's EXT4 filesystem

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-05-25 21:00

Take a walk through EXT4's history, features, and optimal use, and learn how it differs from previous iterations of the EXT filesystem.

Devuan 1.0 Officially Released - Letting Debian Live Without Systemd

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-05-25 20:55
Devuan 1.0 is now officially available, the fork of Debian aiming for "init freedom" and shipping without systemd...


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