Posts Tagged virtualization

chattr for hackers

Yet another boring chapter, Chapter 5 the filesystem in the “UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook”, bar the excellent overview of the ACL topic, still has a bit of fun going on. Linux defines a set of supplemental flags that can be set on files to request special handling. The immutable and append-only flags (i […]

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init vs. systemd

Chapter 2 of the “UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook” talks about the boot process. Nothing special here, except…ever so interesting debate of init vs. systemd. The main points from systemd opponents being making the system more complex and less modular. Modularity, as we all know, is one of the Unix’ main merits. OTOH, general […]

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32-bit or 64-bit for Linux desktop?

Various Linux distros have long been offering both 32- and 64-bit options for download. While traditionally 64-bit was tout as “For more than 4GB of RAM”, those downloads are gradually becoming more common. So I decided to investigate a little deeper into what’s wrong with running 64-bit on smaller systems.

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Desktop virtualization: Linux inside Windows or Windows inside Linux?

Linux guest in Windows host or Windows guest in Linux host? The eternal question…

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