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Encrypting data on USB flash drives with LUKS

August 25, 2011


I wanted to explore a different way to encrypt data on portable USB flash drives other than Truecrypt, so I checked what could be done with Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS). LUKS is an encryption method that is implemented on Linux by “cryptsetup” package, and on Windows by¬†FreeOTFE. It encrypts a partition or a file […]

Coding styles comparison in the Open Source Software world

December 28, 2010


While looking for existing C coding standards I discovered that the GNU and Linux projects officially suggest very different styles. Inside the Linux kernel documentation, Linus Torvalds goes so far as to mock GNU coding standards: First off, I’d suggest printing out a copy of the GNU coding standards, and NOT read it. Burn them, […]

Trying Debian for ARM on QEMU

October 17, 2010


Many Linux developers in these years are working on porting Linux software on ARM architectures. Debian in particular offers the full distribution to be installed on supported devices, and I wanted to try it out. There are already images prepared for the Versatile platform (thanks to Aur√©lien Jarno), and with them it is possible to […]


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