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Happy Birthday Debian!

Yesterday, 11:29 PM

Posted by sunrat in Bruno's All Things Linux
August 16 1993, Ian Murdock announces Debian on comp.os.linux.development.
What a long strange trip it's been. Well, probably only 10 years for me.

https://bits.debian....bian-is-25.html

:thumbsup: B) :flowers: :th_1sm198balloons: :party0036:

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"Parent" Distributions

Today, 03:20 PM

Posted by raymac46 in Bruno's All Things Linux
What with Debian celebrating 25 years of service to the Linux Community I thought it might be fun to discuss how many of the "parent" Linux distros we have tried and stuck with. Here's my list:

Red Hat - I have tried Fedora back in my distro farming days but the closest I ever got was a lengthy run of Mandriva/Mageia.
SUSE - tried Open SUSE in Virtual Box but never got anywhere with it.
Slackware - I've installed it once or twice but never stuck with it. Not sure why. I used Vector Linux a lot though - great on real old hardware.
Arch - now we're talking. Arch is the one parent distro I would use in preference to its spin-off distros like Manjaro. Still have it installed on one of my machines.
Debian - I'm all over this. I use Debian and at least 3 of its derived distros. Debian isn't as interesting as Arch though.
Gentoo - No. Just no.

To sum up - if I had one parent distro I'd choose above all others it would be Arch.

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Is A Free VPN Safe To Use?

Yesterday, 09:00 PM

Posted by sunrat in Security & Networking
Probably not.

https://fossbytes.co...-free-vpn-safe/

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In a recent study by The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation(CSIRO), researchers analyzed 283 Android VPN apps to study their impact on user’s privacy and security. They found out that 75% of the tested apps used third-party tracking libraries, and hence, they can’t be trusted. 82% of the apps required permissions to access sensitive resources such as user accounts and text messages. Worst of all, the study published that more than 38% had malware presence such as adware, trojan, malvertising, riskware, and spyware.

Also linked at the end of that article:
Top 10 Best VPN Services for 2018 - https://fossbytes.co...oviders-review/

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