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Kali Linux: Disable Automatic Update (Deprecated)

This article is deprecated due to Kali Linux has moved to XFCE4 since version 2019.4. Installing dconf-editor $ sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Disable the Automatic Update Open dconf-editor. Navigate to org > gnome > software. Change the download-updates key to false. Source: Kali Linux disable automatic package updates

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Linux: Create Desktop Shortcut or Launcher

Creating Desktop Shortcut or Launcher Users start programs on Linux with “launchers”. These files contain specific instructions for how the Linux operating system should run the program and how the icon should look, among other things. On Linux, if you want to create application menu shortcuts, you’ll find that it’s a bit more difficult, compar...

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Linux: Difference Between bin and sbin

bin and sbin Ever been curious about the difference between bin and sbin? The ‘s’ in sbin means ‘system’. Therefore, system binaries reside in sbin directories. As you may have noticed, there are a number of different bin directories in Linux. The best reference I’ve found for an understanding of various Linux folders is man hier. It provides ...

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Kali Linux: Install & Lock Down Kali Linux for Safe Desktop Use

Install & Lock Down Kali Linux for Safe Desktop Use Kali Linux is established as the go-to operating system for penetration testing, but it’s default configuration, it’s less than ideal for regular desktop use. While in many scenarios, a live boot or virtual environment can resolve these issues, in some situations, a full installation is be...

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CINEMA 4D: Showing RGB Hexadecimal Field

Showing RGB hexadecimal Field Here’s how to show hexadecimal field in CINEMA 4D color picker. In CINEMA 4D Go to Edit > Preferences. Navigate to Units. In Color Chooser > Default Set section. Expand the RGB Mode. Check the Show hexadecimal Field checkbox. Done! Source: Show hexadecimal Field

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macOS: List All Homebrew Packages Installed on a Mac

List All Homebrew Installed Packages Homebrew includes a simple and convenient command to list all packages that have been installed through brew, the syntax is as follows: $ brew list Sample output may look something like the following, depending on what packages and their dependencies you have installed: $ brew list bash-completion gettex...

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VirtualBox: Storage Disk Image Types

Supported Disk Image Full Support VDI VMDK VHD Partial Support HDD (Parallels version 2 only) Undocumented Support QCOW QED Dynamic Sizing VDI, VMDK and VHD all support dynamically allocated storage. VMDK has an additional capability of splitting the storage file into files less than 2GB each, which is useful if your fi...

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