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Have your own Online meeting server (Nextcloud Talk)

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Nowadays in times of Covid, the number of online meetings is rising compared to presence meetings. This is the fact not only in the professional work, also in private collaboration areas like team oriented work, union/club meetings, etc. online meetings are done more and more.Well known meeting tools are Skype, MS Teams, Jitsi (free and open source). In the case of hosting a Nextcloud or Owncloud...

Installing DietPi on an Apple Mac mini

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An Apple Mac mini is a robust and stable PC based hardware with a low power consumption which can be used to install DietPi. Compared to Raspberry Pi SBCs, the PC based hardware gives enough options for larger memory, higher computational power and built in storage options.This blog described how DietPi is installed on this hardware and how the WiFi can be activated. Mac mini 2012 front view Mac...

DietPi Dashboard v0.6.0 Released

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The v0.6.0 release of DietPi Dashboard brings many new features, changes, and bug fixes. For information on the dashboard itself, see the documentation. Here are some of the important changes: New Features Customizable Token Expiry The expiry time for the login token generated can now be changed in the config file (/opt/dietpi-dashboard/config.toml). # Token expiry time in seconds # - Default:...

Dirty Pipe vulnerability in Linux

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A critical security vulnerability in the Linux kernel has been detected, which allows a user to get write access to a file, it shouldn’t have write access to, by using pipes for data streams and the Linux filesystem page cache. The vulnerability is hence called “Dirty Pipe“, otherwise given the ID CVE-2022-0847. The vulnerability affects Linux from version 5.8 on, hence Linux...

Moving a running DietPi system to a USB stick/disk or an onboard eMMC

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The Raspberry Pi family typically boots from an SD card plugged to the system. To avoid SD card lifetime issues, these systems can run from an connected USB resp. USB disk stick or – on some Pi derivatives – from an onboard eMMC flash memory. Lifetime issues may occur from the fact that the number of write cycles to SD cards are much lower than to USB sticks/disks or eMMC...

Features of the new DietPi-Dashboard

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With DietPi 7.8, DietPi-Dashboard was initially added. This lightweight web dashboard allows you to take advantage of some features offered by your DietPi system, all from your browser. Main features The main features of the DietPi Dashboard are Display the load (CPU, RAM, disk, network) and show a time series line chartDisplay and control the services and running processesInstallation and...

Why you should upgrade your Stretch system now

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If you run a system with an underlying Debian Stretch version, we recommend to upgrade it at least to Debian Buster now. Here is why. Skip description and jump to update procedure: How can I upgrade now? Debian release model The Debian GNU/Linux operating system gets a major update every two years. The latest stable version is Debian 11, codename Bullseye, released on August 14, 2021. With this...

Comparison to other Debian based distributions – Why should you use DietPi?

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DietPi startet its history more than 6 years ago and has a successful broadband usage in more than 100,000 active systems. There are a couple of other Debian based distributions where the DietPi team did comparisons to. This article describes these statistics. 1. Comparison overview The comparison data is published on the DietPi statistics page: Navigation on the DietPi statistics page 1.1...

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DietPi Project lead (since Feb. 2019), main source code contributor, and the lead of the software improvements, DietPi Forum Administrator.

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