Create stronger passwords

Safepasswd is a website dedicated to helping you choose a safe and secure password. The secure passwords are automatically generated for you, allowing you the following options: easy to remember, letters only, numbers only, letters and numbers, all characters, and hex. This is a great tool for both administrators and standard computer users, as it practices the need to create stronger passwords.

5 Advantages of using Linux over Windows

So, you’re a new, or fairly moderate Linux user, who wants to know what the true advantages of Linux over Windows are? There are several advantages of Linux, and of course, some disadvantages to using the Linux operating system. This article covers 5 advantages of using Linux over Windows, and lists a few disadvantages as well. Continue reading

A Survey of Linux File Managers

Bruce Byfield of Linux.com writes “Linux file manager ontogeny encapsulates the history of GNU/Linux. File managers began as command-line and generic graphical tools and progressed to desktop-specific ones, gaining sophistication along the way, with mouse controls, for example, replacing buttons. Today, the more than a dozen options highlighted here will suit users with widely varied interests.”

This survey article discusses various Linux File Managers ranging from command-line choices, generic graphical choices, and desktop environment choices.

I personally use Midnight Commander on the command-line and Konqueror in the desktop environment.
Read the full article here.

Slackware Linux Podcast

LinuxReality, a fairly fresh podcast aimed at new Linux users, has released a special episode dedicated to Slackware Linux. The podcast focuses on the installation and configuration of Slackware 11.0 and does a great job outlining the steps needed to take to get you up and running on a new Slackware installation.

Check out the podcast by downloading one of the following:

MP3: linuxrealityse001.mp3 (25.3 MB)

Ogg Vorbis: linuxrealityse001.ogg (22.2 MB)