Category: Linux

  • Security is an Active Process

    Our hero watched a video on youtube about IT Security. He wants to share it with you.

  • Dell iDRAC card stuck updating firmware

    I ran into a problem today with the update process of an iDRAC card, and Google was very little help.  I began the firmware update process, and my connection conked out during the upload.  When I returned the page, I was greeted with “Firmware update in progress”. I decided to head off to the comic book […]

  • Common Linux Command Line Tools – grep

    The beginning of a series of real-world usage examples for the most commonly used Linux commands. grep is a tool designed to search through file contents for certain words, numbers or patterns, and is probably one of the most useful tools in a sysadmin’s arsenal.

  • Clickable URLs in PuTTY

    PuTTY is a SSH/Telnet client for windows. I’ve been using it on a daily basis for many years now as it’s stable, simple, and does everything I need. A few months ago I decided to hop into a few IRC channels I used to frequent many years back to catch up with old friends. Instead […]

  • Virtual Machine Showdown – VMWare vs VirtualBox

    Let’s face it, not everyone wants to install a second operating system on their hard disk.  Dual booting between Linux and Windows is a tremendous pain in the butt. This is why the great computing diety invented Virtual Machines.Virtual Machines are programs that emulate a computer, It allows you to run an operating system inside […]

  • Why I Use Windows 7 over Linux on my main PC

    I’m going to start off my new series of articles about Linux with a post about Windows. Yes, that’s right, Windows. And it’s not going to be an article talking about how terrible Microsoft is, or how Bill Gates is the anti-Christ. It’s an article on why I use Windows as my main operating system. […]