Arch Linux 2014 review - Livin' on the edge

I’ve not been doing any serious distro hopping since 2008 and figured it was about time to see if there is anything new under the sun. Enter Arch Linux, a highly touted and matured distribution with a development model and philosophy I can appreciate. Honestly though, writing a review of Arch is somewhat daft as each installation will depend upon your own choices and preferences.

Lovelinks.us spam adverts on Android devices

What should have been a few relaxing minutes with (non Dana White approved) MMA related news on my Nexus 4, was soon to be turned into a browser hijacking battle courtesy of lovelink.us.

Slackware 14.1 review - Into Slackness

I did a review of Slackware Linux 14.0 a year ago and I was unsure as to whether I should make another one or not. There is rarely much change from a user point of view between different Slackware releases, and I expected to end up ripping off most of my previous review. Speaking of which, for a more well rounded assessment of Slackware Linux, please check out the Slackware 14.0 review.

Windows 8.1 update - Sorry we couldn't complete the update to Windows 8.1

Having a sick day, I jumped at the opportunity to download and install the latest Windows 8.1 release on my Asus ROG Tytan CG8480 Windows 8-based gaming pc. Since the update came at a solid 3.4GB I decided to let Windows handle this one on its own. When I came back to check out my new Windows system, I was informed that Windows unfortunately couldn’t complete the update. Windows 8.

Salix OS 14.0 Xfce review - Serenity now

Salix OS is a Slackware Linux derivative with focus on simplicity, speed and ease of use. Salix Xfce 14.0 was released on the 26th of November.

Slackware 14.0 review - The return of the dinosaur

It has been an interesting year for slackers around the world as their favorite distro has been dragged through the mud and hung out to dry.
As usual, things blow out of proportions on the interwebs and at the break of dawn the Slackware rises once more.

How to install OTRS 3.1 on CentOS 6.2 - Part 2

OTRS is the leading open-source Help Desk and IT Service Management (ITSM) solution used by thousands of organizations worldwide. This guide explains the steps involved in installing the latest OTRS release on a minimal CentOS 6.2 installation.

How to install OTRS 3.1 on CentOS 6.2 - Part 1

OTRS is the leading open-source Help Desk and IT Service Management (ITSM) solution used by thousands of organizations worldwide. This guide explains the steps involved in installing the latest OTRS release on a minimal CentOS 6.2 installation.

Converting PCD (Kodak Photo CD) files on a Linux system

Back in the old west before the dawn of digital cameras, you could get your photos transferred to a  Kodak Photo CD for everlasting storage. Like other proprietary formats, PCD lost out to the next generation and left those who believed in it behind.

Installing a BlueOnyx OpenVZ template with Proxmox VE

The following article demonstrates one approach to installing and configuring a BlueOnyx OpenVZ container using Proxmox VE 1.9. If you’re familiar with Proxmox VE you might have noticed that BlueOnyx has been pulled from the list of community maintained appliances.