I'd tell you a UDP joke, but I don't know if you'll get it.

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is for .

ndiff compares the differences (diff) between two XML format nmap output files. ndiff can compare the state of the hosts and ports, versions of services, operating systems, etc. ndiff can also output to XML for chained diffs or use with other programs.

Website πŸ”—οΈ: nmap.org/ndiff/

apt πŸ“¦οΈ: ndiff

Also I think I know why I like Manjaro more than Debian-based distros. Debian goes for stability, whereas I'm going more for OS experimentation. I want to try out new things and learn more about Linux. Arch-based distros, with their rolling-release model and legendary documentation, seems perfect for that.

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OK, tried . It's a truly amazing looking OS. If I were more... normal... I'd probably love it.

However I think I'm in a weird niche group of people who are very technical and want to mess around with advanced features, yet I'm still too much of a Linux noob to be able to figure things out on my own. Solus doesn't have enough of a community with good docs for someone like that.

I recommend Solus either for noobs, or for people who want to spend time actively contributing to a young OS.

Aegis is one of those rare FOSS apps that is truly better in every way than most proprietary apps that do the same thing. Even if I weren't a FOSS nerd, I'd still say it's the best authenticator app I've ever seen.


The UI looks great, it has all the features an authenticator app should have, and has none of the features it shouldn't. Requires almost no permissions, no anti-feature warnings on F-Droid, GPLv3 license. We need more software like this.

Heard glowing reviews for @SolusProject on Choose Linux, and now I'm really curious. I think I might try this out before switching back to .


Is it just me, or is name resolution in Linux a confusing mess? It seems like there are at least 3 or 4 ways to change my DNS settings in . And the way I found to do it (editing resolv.conf directly) is discouraged, but also happens to be the only way that works.

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Just found another note editor. MineForger - editor of Markdown files and "thinking notebook". It supports moving through knowledge graphs, Eisenhower matrix, tags and its own trash analogue called "limbo". No fucking , just C++ and QT. What I've always been looking for.😍

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Hey there, it's V: Apprentice for software development and based in Germany. I'm that weird guy who's not into tool/language/OS/whatever bashing at all. To each their own; you have your preferences and I have mine, primarily FOSS.

Apart from my technical passion I like to spend my time on movies, music and books; sometimes even doing sports and socializing with real human beings.

Glad to meet you all! =)

Perhaps I've been spoiled by PowerShell, but I don't understand why everyone in the Linux world seems to use abbreviated parameter names (i.e. -o instead of --output) in scripts and tutorials.

If you're writing commands in a terminal, fine. Use short parameter names. But if you're writing a tutorial or a script that other people need to read, _please_ use the longer, more readable parameter names!

Is there something about the SMB protocol that makes it easy for security vulnerabilities to exist? It seems like regardless what OS you're using, SMB has seen a lot of big vulnerabilities over the years.

I know of a few famous FOSS advocates. However are there any who have a reputation for being respectful and kind?

I've been trying out Parrot OS, and it's a really good OS. But I have an urge to go back to Manjaro, and I don't know why. Parrot seems to be a better match for me in terms of features, but maybe Manjaro feels snappier or more polished?

I think it might actually be because subconsciously I think Arch-based distros are cooler than Debian-based distros. Too much time spent learning Linux on Ubuntu. I hope that's not really the reason.

So this Firejail sandboxing project started out as a bit of an experiment, but it's starting to look really nice! I think this might turn into something I use and maintain on a regular basis.

It's Qubes-like sandboxing, but trading a bit of security for a faster, lighter system.


Would love some input from people who have more expertise in Linux and security than I do.

I created a quick-and-dirty Firejail-based sandbox system inspired by . I don't know how secure it _actually_ is, but it was fun to figure out how to get it working.


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Just got this from a friend, had to share it here
So true πŸ˜‚

Gotta say the text-only version of NPR's website is a breath of fresh air. Fast, simple, privacy-friendly, copy/paste-friendly, renders well on a phone....


Also props to NPR for how unbiased they seem, at least in this article. Both sides of the debate are represented very well.

I have no idea why the folks run their own Internet speed test service, but I'm definitely going to use this now instead of the proprietary sketchy ones out there. They even back it with a CDN.


It uses the LibreSpeed project:


Very cool.

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