How To use XMPP + I2P to build your own decentralized messenger

Building decentralized messenger run by users instead of corporations is definitely not new but thanks to XMPP and I2P (Invisible Internet Protocol) it’s easier than ever before. XMPP needs to have a server running with a registered domain name which is compared to P2P, not the best solution you can get but we can run our server software on a local host and use virtual I2P network for connecting with other servers.  The used .i2p address comes here in handy to ‘replace’ a real domain name, plus it gives us advanced protection against illegal dragnet surveillance.

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Qubes OS 4.0 RC4 is out

The privacy focused operating system is in a new pre-final version out, RC 4 might be the last version before there going to relasefinal version, the reason I announce it is that there no bigger changes compared to the final version, so we already getting something which is almost done. The next focus will be on bugfixing the well known problems. The official changelog is as always avaible on their Blog.

Official Qubes Logo. Picture Qubes Blog.

Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia – Review – A solid Linux for beginners

Linux Mint is known to be a starter Linux, and is a great operating system. For those that want an alternative to Windows 10, it is a wonderful choice for two specific reasons. For one, it has a superior user interface. Whether you opt for the Cinnamon desktop environment or instead choose Mate, you will have a more intuitive experience than the insanity that is Windows 10.


Ubuntu Trusty review

Ubuntu is still my fav. Linux distro because its stable, you can game with it and it just works – while other bloody distros often crash or simply are more complicated to use – time is money baby! The problem is that you might have some troubles in customizing it or you ask yourself how can I make the switch from Windows?! So this guide is exactly for you! The overview gives you a short opinion what is well done in Ubuntu and what could be improved based on my experience.

I decided to test Ubuntu 14.04, which I found to be amazing in all scenarios, on the LG laptop. Let’s see what gives.


Intel Linux

Intel SPI Driver in Ubuntu 17.10 Release Might Corrupt Your Laptop Bios

Canonical has pulled their latest Ubuntu 17.10 release because there are many reports of Lenovo and other brand laptops experiencing corrupted BIOS when the OS is installed. At this time it looks like the Intel SPI driver is the culprit. Once a new kernel is compiled without these drivers the OS will be made available for download once again. If you downloaded this before this morning then you shouldn’t install on your laptop. In some cases only a motherboard replacement will fix the bad BIOS.