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published Dec 07, 2008, last modified May 24, 2016

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A flamefest has erupted between the PackageKit developers and the dpkg developers. All because dpkg has a technical deficiency that needs to be solved right away, yet the dpkg developers refuse to.

Dirvish is an excellent disk-based rotating backup application. Nagios is a fabulous service monitor. Combine the two using this Nagios plugin and you will know, at all times, the status of your latest backup run.

In an effort to better understand how each of the PulseAudio components interact with each other, I’ve done a small diagram that roughly shows how each component connects and interacts:

For the last six months, I’ve been reading article after article spewing the same bovine manure: Look at how many updates Distribution X issued! How can it be more secure than Windows? Let’s bury that stupidity under a ton of facts:

Hang on to your hats, because what I’m about to show you, you just don’t see every day. As a matter of fact, I’m positive you haven’t seen it in your life, and let’s hope you don’t have to.

Windows has Explorer. Mac OS has Finder. GNOME has Nautilus. And KDE had, up to a number of months ago, Konqueror. Now, together with the up-and-coming KDE 4, a simple file manager named Dolphin takes on file management. So how does Dolphin stack up?