• Syncthing is an Un-Cloud Application That Everyone Can (and Should) Use

    In the wake of GDPR compliance and nightmare scenarios like Cambridge Analytica, there’s never been more incentive to remove services with the power to abuse your data from your life. The reality of the situation, though, is that the average [...]

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    Disk Passthrough Explained

    QEMU supports many different types of virtualized disks. Throughput, latency, and overhead vary greatly depending on the disk type. Here's a rundown of all the options, their benefits, and their drawbacks. IDE/SATA QEMU primarily supports two emulated disk controllers: IDE [...]

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    Linux Desktop Compositors — Performance and Functionality

    Desktop performance on Linux can vary with different environments, window managers, compositors, and graphics drivers. Depending on the driver and environment in use, your desktop's responsiveness and performance can vary wildly. The compositor is among the most vital components for [...]

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    ZFS Configuration Part 2: ZVols, LZ4, ARC, and ZILs Explained

    In our last article, we touched upon configuration and basic usage of ZFS. We showed ZFS's utility including snapshots, clones, datasets, and much more. ZFS includes many more advanced features, such as ZVols and ARC. This article will attempt to [...]


    ZFS Configuration on Linux – Setup and Basics

    Can you think of a time where you forgot to make a backup of a file/folder, and accidentally corrupted or deleted it? Maybe a mistaken command ran 'rm -rf' across your entire music library? Maybe core system files of a [...]


Meltdown Patch Performance — Benchmarks and Review

By |January 22nd, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Benchmarks, News, Software Reviews|Tags: , |

The computing community is full of concern for the Meltdown vulnerability. Page-Table Isolation is the name of the patch. Many [...]

Explainer – Why and When Modprobe and VFIO-PCI Is Needed

By |January 14th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, News, Opinion, Software Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

For quite some time now various guides on the internet have told us to use modprobe rules on most devices [...]

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Explaining CSM, efifb=off, and Setting the Boot GPU Manually

By |February 4th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Software Reviews, Tutorials|Tags: , , |

Many factors can influence the success of GPU Passthrough. On some newer systems, notably low and mid-end Ryzen platforms, there's [...]

Arch Linux Broke OVMF Passthrough, Here’s How to Fix it

By |January 30th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Software Reviews, Tutorials|Tags: , , , |

If you use Arch Linux and OVMF, you may have noticed that a recent update broke compatibility with your passthrough [...]

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