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Welcome, I’m Noah Seidman. This is my blog where I’ve posted countless times over the last couple of years. I publish Shady brand product on the Google Play Store, which may be why you’re here 🙂 Feel welcome to stay a way, poke around, there’s a little bit of info for everyone. WordPress has provided an excellent blogging medium for me to present to you my ideas. I blog everything that I think of that can be summarized  reasonably in several paragraphs or less. Topics include Linux, virtualization, computers in general, other operating systems, politics, economics, and everything in between.


VirtualBox in particular is one of the more popular topics here, and many posts can be found by using the search box to the right. Virtualization is an important emerging technology, and a lot of issues and features are discussed that can hopefully resolve many situations that commonly emerge with various implementations and configurations. It is the case that Virtualization works extremely well in a Linux desktop environment, and as a result there are countless Linux topics discussed here, also accessible by the search box.


Diving extensively in Debian based distributions, including particularly Ubuntu, server configurations are thoroughly explained. Web, email, ftp, ssh, dns, and multimedia servers are commonly talked about in various blog posts.


The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent anyone else’s view in any way, including those of my employer.

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Debian is a THE foundation. Yes Red Hat had one of the original distros, but in my opinion, Debian is much more progressive. First off Red Hat is a company, and Debian is purely open. Debian works, rarely has bugs, and did I mention just works. I like Debian alot, and Ubuntu takes Debian to the next level. Ubuntu takes the concrete foundation of Debian and layers on the NEW. It put in all the new packages and updates, and most of the time Ubuntu is rock solid also. I break the two operating systems down into server and desktop environment. I recommend both for either, meaning Debian can be used for a server and desktop environment, and so can Ubuntu. But, personally I like Debian for a server, and Ubuntu for my Desktop environment. I have used both in both instances, but recently this is how I set up my systems.

Debian as a server is nearly flawless. It updates security issues probably better than the corporate giant Microsoft. Debian is better than Microsoft, first off, because it does not need to deal with the same security threats that Windows needs to tackle. There are only a handful of viruses for Linux machines, and this is primarily because most people running Linux know how to monitor system processes and general status. One quick look as the processes in the system monitor and you can identify a run away process, a memory hog, or something that appears strange. The file can not only be killed it can be deleted with a simple “locate” command. Things don’t hide on Linux. On Windows things hide in the registry, and applications can mask their locations, and do other funny things. On Linux there is no registry, and files are linked directly through shared object libraries.

How can it be argued that Linux is not better?

There are also applications for Linux to handle viruses, and potential spyware.

1) ClamAV: sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk
2) Chkrootkit: sudo apt-get install chkrootkit
3) Tiger: sudo apt-get install tiger

With these three applications you can thoroughly look over your Linux system for any little thing that might be hiding. Frankly for the most part these applications are not needed on a regular system. Unless you are running a server, that is accessed by people on the internet, the world does not know your computer exists. Even if you are broadcasting on the net, the odds of your Linux system being targeted are slim to none.