Tag Archives: version

What is keeping you on Windows?

What applications are you still using that are keeping you tied to the Microsoft Windows operating system? For me Photoshop is one of the only applications I use that won't run on Linux. My gaming library for Linux has been growing by leaps and bounds. As of October 2014 I have 181 Linux supported games in my Steam library. With the in-home feature I can play any of my games on my Linux machine.

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Using speedtest.net from Linux CLI

As a server admin I have times when I would like to know the real-time calculation of a server's upload and download speeds. Speedtest.net is a great site, but, it normally requires a GUI and browser that supports Flash to run the testing application. I ran across a great python script that will run Speedtest.net from a command line and give you the link to the image file showing your results.

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TeamViewer for Linux

For¬†several years I have been frustrated with the lack of a LogMeIn.com alternative for Linux. When doing Google searches the answer has always been to use VNC. There are many limitations to VNC that do not cover all my criteria. First, I would like to not have to make adjustments to my firewall to gain access to the machine. VNC …

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Updating Applications in Windows

It has always been a pain in Windows to know what programs are out of date. A few applications will now update through the Microsoft Update system, however, there are many that do not. A majority of the programs do not have an internal updating system either. Over the years I have seen software updaters come and go. There are …

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Installing Linux Guide

After giving a presentation on installing Linux there was interest in a follow up guide so people could attempt a Linux install for themselves. There are a number of different flavors of Linux to choose from, so, I will go over some of the differences between these versions. Depending on how old your computer is you may want to consider …

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