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I passed along that I had gotten a new 1u rack mount server to replace what I was using for my home server. It is an IBM xSeries 330 model which is a bit older but I got it very cheap so it suites me fine. The order of the Read more…


On the second of May Slackware 12.1 was released. While I no longer run Slackware on my desktop system it still lives on my server machine. So an upgrade was in order of course. While I don’t really favor upgrades it is an upgrade of versions. To prep a full Read more…


I thought I had written something up on this before but am unable to find it. Just in case here it is again. My move to CRUX was in the coming for some time. I was highly motivated to move to another distribution a little bit back when dealing with Read more…


I have been looking to try out another distribution as I have started having issues with the one I use now. Granted they are all personal but even a personal issue is an issue. Upon the recommendation from a friend in an IRC channel I frequent I looked into CRUX. Read more…


A simple for used to verify data integrity is md5sums. You can think of an md5sum as a hash fingerprint of a file. Change a file and the md5sum will change. It is very common for files one downloads from the Internet to have an md5sum you can use to Read more…


Slackware httpd with SSL is rather easy to set up. It is not however an automatic process. Note that this will not give you official certs. These are not good for things like banking and such. The steps below will however give you a set of unique self-signed certs that Read more…


I recently went to install Slackware 12.0 on a mini-itx board I have had for some time. I was a bit confused when after starting the kernel load the board rebooted. It would loop like this until I halted the process. At first I thought it may be the disc Read more…


Well it is out. Slackware 12.0 was officially released earlier this evening. Sporting a spiffy current kernel (at present anyways) and all sorts of other upgrades. To get the full details check out slackware.com. I myself will not be upgrading right away. As I am not a fan of full Read more…


Just thought I would make a quick note on hardware usage. There was talk in the irc channel ##slackware on freenode about Urban Terror and setting up a server. Well I had some spare hardware and figured why not. I quickly threw together some hardware and put the thing on Read more…


I will not comment much on this. Just want to make sure people know about it. Read further to see why pidgin is no longer in the main stream of Slackware.

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