Linux on my desktop – My other reasons…

In my last post, I ranted about Microsoft and their decision to push advertising to the desktop, in this post I’m going to give the practical reasons I switched to Linux and I promise, no more ranting (at least in Continue reading Linux on my desktop – My other reasons…

Switched my home computer to Linux – Here’s why:

<RANT> Two things that bother me to no end, paying for advertisements and spying on me to push targeted advertising at me.  This is why I will not pay for cable or satellite TV or services like HULU.  It’s also Continue reading Switched my home computer to Linux – Here’s why:

Process and restart your Windows DNS servers with a batch file.

If you are like me and have multiple Windows DNS servers to manage, you find that it gets tiresome to constantly update, clear the cache and restart the DNS Server service.  Scripting to the Rescue! Here is a batch file Continue reading Process and restart your Windows DNS servers with a batch file.

Windows 2012 Backup to a Virtual Hard Drive (VHD)

Every now and then, Microsoft does something that totally impresses me.  It doesn’t happen often, but in this case I must say I am thoroughly impressed with Windows Server Backup. One of the long time issues with Windows Backup has Continue reading Windows 2012 Backup to a Virtual Hard Drive (VHD)

Reconnect VHD on Windows Startup – Windows Server 2008/2012

I discovered this problem while setting up a Windows 2012 Backup to a Virtual Hard Drive (VHD).  What I found is that Microsoft does a lousy job of connecting VHD files as disks.  The problem is that the disks are Continue reading Reconnect VHD on Windows Startup – Windows Server 2008/2012

FreeNas 9.x on a Dell Server with PERC controller as an iSCSI device.

So you have an old Dell PowerEdge 2900 Server laying around with a few hard drives and your thinking I would really like to use this equipment as a NAS drive.  It could happen, in our case it did.  There Continue reading FreeNas 9.x on a Dell Server with PERC controller as an iSCSI device.

Remove Old Kernels in Ubuntu (Debian) to free up space on the /boot

Your Ubuntu /boot partition is full and you are getting disk full errors when you try to run apt-get upgrade. This line will remove any old kernels to free up space in your /boot partition. Continue reading Remove Old Kernels in Ubuntu (Debian) to free up space on the /boot

Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows XP end of life.

Microsoft Security Essentials is not going to expire with Windows XP. Don’t believe the hype! Continue reading Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows XP end of life.