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Beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 was announced recently. It can be downloaded without any registration, or you can go through the Developers Program and get a subscription for development usage for free. I downloaded the ISO this

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I got Raspberry Pi 2 as a present from my brother. It’s a nice toy, I was trying out OpenELEC, it makes for a really nice home theater in combination with a NAS on local network. The only drawback was

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I got a machine on which I wanted to try Centos 7 and KVM virtualization. As usual, I had to search for how to do a network bridge as it’s been quite long since I did it last time (on

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At home, I’ve been using rolling release of Debian for my desktop for quite some time. The good thing about it is that years go by and you need not worry about the end of life of this or that

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Although jabber is my preferred IM protocol, sometimes I have to communicate with people who, for some reason, only use Skype. On Debian, that can be quite a problem, supposing you are not particularly keen on weed infestation of your

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I’ve got a small home server made from a half-broken laptop nobody wanted any more. The screen was’t working, but otherwise the machine was fine, so I took it, shipped Centos 6 on it and it’s been serving as a

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If you have an image with standard partitions, you can mount any partition as a loopback device using the offset given by fdisk: user@machine:/home/user# fdisk -l disk.img Disk disk.img: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total

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Following an upgrade in Debian Jessie/testing, I was left with no panels at all after logging into the MATE desktop. Running dpkg -s mate-desktop, I saw that MATE had been changed to 1.8 from the previous 1.6 version. My first

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I am no big fan of cloud solutions, mainly because I don’t like to entrust my data to people I don’t know. But like with any other tool, the cloud is still just a tool and it really depends on

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I had this peculiar problem – one of my virtual hosts had a custom tmp directory where sessions were stored and not deleted for a long time. When I found out, the number of files in there already posed a

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