Building an infinite Plex Media Server using Amazon Cloud Drive?—?For average computer users.

 Posted by on 2016-09-05 at 00:47  acd, amazon, amazon cloud drive, entertainment, linux, plex, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Building an infinite Plex Media Server using Amazon Cloud Drive?—?For average computer users.
Sep 052016
 

Recently I followed AMC’s Tutorial on how to build a PMS using ACD, the write up outlined the general gist of how to do it and what you need to do, but originally I was put off as there was a lot that I didn’t have the knowledge of.

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CrossOver for Android runs Windows programs on x86 Android tablets and Chromebooks

 Posted by on 2016-08-26 at 13:42  android, chromebook, linux, Reblog, tech, windows  Comments Off on CrossOver for Android runs Windows programs on x86 Android tablets and Chromebooks
Aug 262016
 

If you have ever used Linux, Mac, or another *nix operating system, you’ve probably heard of Wine. No, not the beverage – it’s software that allows Windows programs to run on platforms that aren’t Windows.

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NSA labels Linux Journal readers and Tor and Tails users as extremists

 Posted by on 2016-07-11 at 00:53  encryption, linux, privacy, Reblog, security, tech, tor  Comments Off on NSA labels Linux Journal readers and Tor and Tails users as extremists
Jul 112016
 

Fans of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) Linux operating system use it because of the well-documented security and anonymity features it provides. The system utilizes a Tor browser, which also affords more anonymity to users while browsing sites on the web.

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The Star Wars Theme Played on Floppy Drives is Glorious

 Posted by on 2016-07-10 at 00:13  diy, linux, music, raspberry pi, Reblog, star wars, tech, wtf  Comments Off on The Star Wars Theme Played on Floppy Drives is Glorious
Jul 102016
 


In 2011, a university student in Poland named Pawe? Zadro?niak hooked up two floppy disk drives and started making music. Five years later, he’s assembled a full symphony.

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The mind behind Linux

 Posted by on 2016-04-09 at 00:38  git, linus torvalds, linux, programming, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on The mind behind Linux
Apr 092016
 

Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice — first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide. In a rare interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable openness the personality traits that prompted his unique philosophy of work, engineering and life. “I am not a visionary, I’m an engineer,” Torvalds says. “I’m perfectly happy with all the people who are walking around and just staring at the clouds … but I’m looking at the ground, and I want to fix the pothole that’s right in front of me before I fall in.”

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What You Must Know About Linux Rootkits — Medium

 Posted by on 2016-03-27 at 23:11  Hacking, infosec, linux, Reblog, rootkit, security, tech, ubuntu  Comments Off on What You Must Know About Linux Rootkits — Medium
Mar 272016
 

Imagine that you’re using your PC, server, smartphone or tablet. The operating system and applications on it aren’t behaving the way they usually do. You pull up Google’s search page in your web browser.

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Spiceworks 4.6 just released

 Posted by on 2010-03-12 at 23:22  Internet, News, Technology  Comments Off on Spiceworks 4.6 just released
Mar 122010
 

Spiceworks, my favorite tool for managing IT networks, has released a new version. Spiceworks scans your entire network and audits the devices in you infrastructure. Not only does Spiceworks create a comprehensive IT inventory, but it also monitors the health of vital systems. It can alert you when certain conditions are met, errors are found, systems run out of hard disk space, printer ink is low, and much more.

Another cool feature is to have Spiceworks scan multiple sites, and report back to a central collector. This is great for me, as the company I work for, is an outsourced IT Helpdesk for several medium sized businesses. We’ve deployed Spiceworks at all of our clients with more than 10 PCs. This allows our business to be proactive in our approach to IT instead of reactive.

Don’t even get me started on how good Spiceworks has been for License Management.

Spiceworks 4.6 brings a host of new features include:

  • View and Kill Processes Remotely
  • Ability to discover virtualized servers on VMware (vSphere & ESX/ESXi), showing all the virtual machine data and configuration details
  • Better Helpdesk ticket management
  • Network mapping improvements
  • See network alerts and notifications in your Spiceworks Toolbar
  • And more…

If you have never tried Spiceworks, you should. It is free, and after you use it, you will be converted. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s FREE (As in BEER)? I used to work for a software company that developed one of the premier Enterprise IT Discovery platforms, and believe me, Spiceworks can do a lot more than even some multimillion dollar Enterprise platforms. That was always the “dirty little secret”. Anyways, check it out, you’ll love it.


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