Firewalls and Modern Business

I’ve got a good friend that runs a small business.  He has one application that is critical to the business, and if it were compromised he fears it could end the company.  Having spoken with several computer consulting firms in the area they’ve assured him that modern A/V software is…

Slackware, Still Very Much Alive

A recent article at tecmint.com says that there are over 600 Linux distros (distributions).  Of those 500 are in active development.  If you aren’t familiar, a “distro” is a way of packaging up the Linux kernel with a set of applications.  Different ones have evolved with different priorities and methodologies.…

Reverse Engineering a Linux Install

The Linux world is full of different package managers.  Yum, Apt and others can make it complex when a solution doesn’t support a distro (distribution) you are already standardized on.  If the option of compiling yourself is not available, the next option is to convert the available packages or extract…