Recently I needed to convert my physical CentOS Linux 7.3 server to a virtual image that I can quickly run from either VMware Workstation Player or VirtualBox (or keep as a backup that can be easily switched on as a copy of the physical server). I’ve kept searching the Internet, but only to find that the instructions were either too old or do not provide a proper step by step guide on how to go about this process. Thus the reason for this article, hopefully, it’ll help someone. [Read more…]
This issue was annoying me for a while and none of the fixes proposed online were able to fix the problem (including completely Chrome reinstall). This is how I’ve eventually resolved the problem of some of the YouTube videos playing without a sound in Google Chrome. [Read more…]
I’ve been using ES File Explorer on my Android box plugged into TV (and also on my phone) for years; without any issues connecting to Windows 10 share of my desktop computer, when it all suddenly stopped sometimes working in March 2016. It took me a while to figure why I cannot connect to my Win 10 network share from Android anymore, but I’ve fixed the problem eventually, posting it here, just in case it helps someone. [Read more…]
Since Chrome vs 52 Google uses DirectWrite exclusively for font rendering on Windows, which may create font rendering issues for some of you. This is how you can fix the problem with the font display in Chrome. [Read more…]
In this post, I will examine the importance of communication in the analysis phase of software development. [Read more…]
In this article, I’ll describe my personal selection of the top three most important criteria for selecting a server operating system. I’ll compare two competing operating systems, Microsoft Windows Server and Linux (Unix based). Both of these OS’s are capable of functioning as a network server, but for this article, I’ll be referring to a server, whose primary function is that of a web server (a system that is designed to host the websites). [Read more…]
The operating system that I use most frequently is Microsoft Windows 7 at work, Microsoft Windows 10 on my desktop at home and Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the smartphone and tablet. However, there is another operating system that I’ve been using for many years and that I rarely get into discussions about, yet over time it’s the operating system that has earned most of my trust. So for this post, instead of concentrating on the well-known Windows operating system, I’ve decided to describe my working experience with the not so commonly recognized CentOS operating system. [Read more…]
This is how you can Install Tor on Centos 7 and start or stop the service. [Read more…]
I have considered a number of candidates for the most significant event that in some major way either contributed or changed, a computing trend. [Read more…]
Following are instructions on how to fix the problem with Logitech Alert 700n where camera connects to network, but never registers in Logitech Alert Commander, issue that present itself by a constant blinking of the green status LED light. [Read more…]
This setting is one of those that are really frustrating to find.
Following are simple instructions on how to automatically run script at boot time in Centos 7. [Read more…]
The command that controls a lot of automation that comes with VirtualBox software is called: vboxmanage. This article show how to use it in Centos/RHEL to automatically start your VM on boot. [Read more…]
If you’re trying to build a .NET project and unable to compile due to missing reference (namespace) of Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word, this may be of help. [Read more…]
Following are the simple instructions on how to mount Windows USB drive onto Centos/RHEL 7 and also resolve a very common mounting issue which presents itself with error: mount: unknown filesystem type ‘exfat’.