Systemd. Joys and sorrows of a misunderstood demon

Systemd is a software suite of daemons, libraries and administration utilities designed with the aim of centralizing the management and configuration of Unix-like operating systems. Systemd is generally used as init system to use to bootstrap user space during startup and manage user processes. It replaces the classic origin, which is the descending one from the Unix System V (SysVinit).[…]

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Fedora Toolbox. Unprivileged development environment at maximum

Fedora Toolbox is a tool for developing and debugging software that basically is a frontend to the Podman container system. A simple way to test applications without getting billions of dependencies and cluttering up your operating system. First, Podman (Pod Manager tool) is a daemon less container engine for developing, managing, and running OCI Containers on your Linux System. With[…]

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Why you should prefer AMD CPUs to Intel processors

In recent years, researchers have discovered a multitude of vulnerabilities in x86, POWER and even ARM processors. In most cases, these problems have been resolved, with the detriment of performance, through patches at the level of firmware or software that have mitigated or canceled possible damages. For example, Meltdown, a security vulnerability that affects a wide range of systems, including[…]

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KDE Plasma 5.17.3 – It’s another KDE Plasma update!

The KDE Project released today KDE Plasma 5.17.3. This is the third maintenance update added to the famous desktop environment and it brings bugs and issues fixes, also newly updated translations. Plasma 5.17 was released in October 2019 with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds new translations and bugfixes, including: An improved[…]

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