Firefox has a long standing bug that leads to rampant memory usage. When you open a large XML file Firefox goes nuts and uses up all the memory in your system. This can cause severe disk thrashing as the OS starts using swap space. To prevent this it makes sense to limit Firefox’s memory usage.
Here’s a bunch of different ways you can generate secure passwords in Linux using the command line:
It is possible to encrypt a file for secure transmission or backup using a strong cryptographic algorithm on Linux. We do that using OpenSSL:
It is very easy to create a simple proxy via an SSH connection to a remote server. Here’s how you do it:
KDE is a great desktop environment and its killer feature has always been the great level of customization that you can perform. In this post I look at adding support for MD5, SHA256 and other file checksum operations to the right-click context menu. This will allow you to do an MD5sum or SHA256sum of ISO images or other files right from within the GUI.