Old Notes

December 8, 2016 Notes


Parted Magic
- A Swiss Army Knife with a lot of useful tools
https://partedmagic.com/

Clonezilla
http://www.clonezilla.org/

GParted (GNOME Partition Editor)
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

wattOS
- is a lightweight Linux operating system remastered from the core Ubuntu Linux 16.04.1 build. It is a free operating system that focuses on a small footprint, low power and a simple quick interface that you can easily add whatever you want.
http://planetwatt.com/new/

wattOS Energizes Aging Hardware
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84076.html

Beginner’s Guide to the Linux Desktop
https://freedompenguin.com/articles/how-to/beginners-guide-linux-desktop/

Switching to Ubuntu
http://support.system76.com/articles/switch/

What’s the Difference Between Sudo and Su in Linux?

http://www.howtogeek.com/111479/htg-explains-whats-the-difference-between-sudo-su/

https://fossbytes.com/sudo-su-difference-linux/

NOTE:
Ubuntu vs. Other Linux Distributions

Ubuntu was the first popular Linux distribution to go sudo-only by default. When you install Ubuntu, the standard root account is created, but no password is assigned to it. You can’t log in as root until you assign a password to the root account.

November 10, 2016 Notes


System76 Upgrade Ubuntu
http://support.system76.com/articles/upgrade/

FREE Audio Converter and CD Ripper
https://www.freac.org/
https://www.freac.org/index.php/en/downloads-mainmenu-33/229-snapshot-20151122

How To Access Your Google Drive on Ubuntu 16.04
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/08/use-google-drive-ubuntu-16-04-linux-desktops

Spotify for Linux
https://www.spotify.com/us/download/linux/ 

The Linux Kernel Hidden Inside Windows 10 - techtalk by Alex Ionescu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p3RtkwstNk

Kdenlive
- Libre Video Editor
https://kdenlive.org/

October 6, 2016 Notes

Linux AIO (All In One)
brings you some of the major Linux distributions (Ubuntu and flavors, Linux Mint, LMDE, Debian Live, Fedora) with different desktop environments on one ISO file that can be burnt on one DVD / DVD DL or USB 4GB+/8GB+ flash drive. Every one of them can be used as Live system, with no need of installation on hard drive, or can be eventually installed on computer for full system experience.
http://linuxaio.net/

Samsung Announces 960 PRO And 960 EVO M.2 PCIe SSD's
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10698/samsung-announces-960-pro-and-960-evo-m2-pcie-ssds

The New XPS 13 Developer Edition Lands in Europe and United States
https://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/10/05/the-new-xps-13-developer-edition-lands-in-europe-and-united-states 

The Linux Alternative Project
http://www.linuxalt.com/

alternativeTo
http://alternativeto.net/platform/linux/

Netgear GS108Ev2
– ProSAFE Plus 8-port Switch - managed switch which supports VLAN tagging
https://www.netgear.com/support/product/GS108Ev2.aspx/

Eero Wireless Mesh
https://eero.com/

QNAP TS-453A
https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/model.php?II=212

Network Diagram

Google WiFi
https://store.google.com/product/google_wifi?pli=1

Google just announced a new Wi-Fi router
that's made to blanket your home with internet
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-wifi-router-announced-release-date-specs-2016-10

EasySMX Bondidea 2.4G Wireless Ring Mouse Finger Wearable Mouse
http://www.easysmx.com/pro-detail580001.html

September 8, 2016 Notes


Hyper-V on Windows 10
- enables running virtualized computer operating systems (Windows, Linux and others) on top of a Windows 10. You must be running Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise or Education editions.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyperv_on_windows/windows_welcome https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Hyper-V+on+Windows+10

Parallels Desktop using MacOS
enables running virtualized computer operating systems (Windows, Linux and others) on top of MacOS.
http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/

Virtualization notes from May 9, 2013
http://www.fullbean.com/virtual.html
http://www.slolug.com/files/hyper_v_with_windows_8.pdf


August 11, 2016 Notes


How do I get the CPU temperature?
http://askubuntu.com/questions/15832/how-do-i-get-the-cpu-temperature

Official Ubuntu Book, The, 9th Edition
http://www.informit.com/store/official-ubuntu-book-9780134513423

Ubuntu Desktop Guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/ubuntu-help/index.html

Ubuntu Server Guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/serverguide.pdf

Sandstorm
is an open source operating system for personal and private clouds.
https://sandstorm.io/

A Grand Experiment
http://www.leolaporte.com/blog/a-grand-experiment

How To Enable Bash on Windows 10 (In 5 Simple Steps)
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/08/enable-bash-windows-10-anniversary-update

How to install native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10
http://pureinfotech.com/install-native-bash-ubuntu-windows-10/

Magic SysRq key
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=sysrq

Use Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill X
http://askubuntu.com/questions/526691/alt-prtsc-k-not-working


July 7, 2016 Notes


Bolt Power G06 Portable 600 AMP Peak Car Battery Jump Starter Power Bank Charger With 16500mAh - Emergency Auto Heavy Duty Jump Starter For Truck, Van, SUV and More
http://boltpowerusa.com/product/g-06-jump-starter/
https://www.amazon.com/Bolt-Power-G06-Portable-16500mAh/dp/B00MH4663C
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA8533GD5169

Ubuntu Phone
http://www.ubuntu.com/phone

Using An Ubuntu Phone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUGHhGWDNB0

System76 Silverback WS
https://system76.com/desktops/silverback

Intel Compute Stick STK2m3W64CC
http://ark.intel.com/products/91980/Intel-Compute-Stick-STK2m3W64CC
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10447/the-intel-compute-stick-core-m36y30-review
https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Compute-Computer-processor-BOXSTK2m3W64CC/dp/B01AZC4IKK/
 
June 9, 2016 Notes


Tech News World
http://www.technewsworld.com/

Tech News World Cybersecurity
http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/section/cyber-security/

A-Z Bash Command Line for Linux
http://techlog360.com/2016/06/a-z-bash-command-line-linux/

Learn the ways of Linux-fu, for free.
https://linuxjourney.com/

Qubes OS - Security by Separation
https://www.qubes-os.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qubes_OS

Qubes OS 3.1 Overview/Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD0_gq_ugw8

Time/Topics for the above YouTube video
http://slolug.com/files/qubesos.pdf
http://slolug.com/files/qubesos02.pdf

iodd 2541 USB 3.0 External Encrypted Hard Drive Enclosure - Virtual DVD Blu-ray ROM/VHD/Booting/SSD/HDD/2.5
http://iodd.kr/wordpress/product/iodd-2541/
http://www.amazon.com/iodd-External-Encrypted-Enclosure-Virtual/dp/B00S3G12E6
http://www.gleamofthings.de/?p=37

Samsung Producing World’s Smallest 512GB NVMe SSD
http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/samsung-begins-mass-production-pm971-nvme-ssd-industrys-first-512gb-nvme-ssd-single-bga-package/

Fast.com
– Internet speed test
https://fast.com/

What’s My IP Address
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/whats-my-ip/

May 5, 2016 Notes

Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/ubuntu-help/index.html

Software Boutique
was created for Ubuntu Mate.
By running the following command on any flavor of Ubuntu you can install the Software Boutique. 

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-welcome

Linus Torvalds: The Mind Behind Linux
http://www.ted.com/talks/linus_torvalds_the_mind_behind_linux
http://ideas.ted.com/the-wisdom-of-linus-torvalds/

Anonabox routers
add a robust layer of anonymity & privacy while browsing online. Bypass big data collection, censorship, & cookies. Access the deep web.
https://www.anonabox.com/

Tiny Hardware Firewall
is a hardened pocket sized firewall, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Tor client that provides security, privacy, and anonymity.
http://www.tinyhardwarefirewall.com/

BitTorrent Sync
- Fast, simple, and secure file syncing for IT and individuals.
https://www.getsync.com/  

April 7, 2016 Notes


Remmina
is a Remote Desktop Client for Linux
http://www.remmina.org/wp/

Glances
is a Advanced Real Time System Monitoring Tool for Linux
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glances

Google Chrome Remote Desktop
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1649523?hl=en

Apricity OS Is Clean and Classy
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/83288.html

Apricity OS
http://www.apricityos.com/

Goodbye To SCALE
http://www.garethgreenaway.org/posts/2016/03/goodbye-to-scale/

Edubuntu 16.04 and beyond
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2016-March/039281.html

Simplify Command-Line Package Management with APT instead of apt-get
http://www.howtogeek.com/234583/simplify-command-line-package-management-with-apt-instead-of-apt-get/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJZgiy2x5nc 

BlueGriffon
is a "WYSIWYG" content editor for the World Wide Web.
http://www.bluegriffon.org/

transfer.sh
allows easy file sharing from the command line or GUI.
https://transfer.sh/

Guide to Full Disk Encryption with Ubuntu
http://thesimplecomputer.info/full-disk-encryption-with-ubuntu

March 11, 2016 Notes

Gigabyte Ultra Compact PC BRIX GB-BXA8-5557 running Ubuntu 15.10.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5414#ov

FREE photography software for Linux
https://pixls.us/software/

February 11, 2016 Notes

SCALE 2016 Reports:

2016 Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) Report by Alan Raul

SCALE 14 InstallFest by Ralph Sutter

Raspberry Pi and OpenELEC Notes by Ralph Sutter

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi
Jim showed us how he runs Arch Linux with touch and other items all working perfectly.
https://www.asus.com/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS_Transformer_Book_T300_Chi/
http://www.amazon.com/Transformer-T300CHI-F1-DB-All-Aluminum-Detachable-Touchscreen/dp/B00T7XR888 

stockplop External USB 3.0 SSD & HDD Enclosure
https://www.stockplop.com/
http://www.amazon.com/pure-plop-anodized-aluminum-enclosure/dp/B0112JEKM6/
Comes in a variety of flavors...
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_dp_s_web_0?ie=UTF8&search-alias=aps&field-keywords=stockplopUS

Kangaroo Plus Mobile Mini PC
, Intel Atom x5 Z8500, 4GB LPDDR3, 64GB eMMC, Finger Print Reader, Non OS, Windows 10 compatible
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856659001

January 7, 2016 Notes

Shuttle SH170R6 Mini PC
- Windows 10 computer virtualizing different Linux distributions with a 28" 4K monitor.
http://alanraul.com/10/

The Fastest Memory Cards Money Can Buy
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/buying-guide/fastest-memory-cards-money-can-buy

Netgear ARLO Wireless Security Camera
http://www.arlo.com/

Boot a Linux USB flash drive from Windows 10 running with Secure Boot Enabled
PDF Instructions

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer
http://www.infocus.com/kangaroo

Kangaroo
is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC
http://venturebeat.com/2015/10/26/kangaroo-is-an-amazing-99-windows-10-portable-pc/

Kangaroo
is a Pocket-Sized Battery-Powered Windows 10 PC
http://www.pcper.com/news/Systems/Kangaroo-Pocket-Sized-Battery-Powered-Windows-10-PC 

Lon Seidman -  Interview: Kangaroo Mini PC Product Lead Ben Chu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Hf4Y37tPo

December 10, 2015 Notes

DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS OF LINUX [KDE/GNOME/XFCE/LXDE]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlmgwHAXgB4

Interactive Periodic Table
http://askubuntu.com/questions/693079/interactive-periodic-table

October 5, 2015 Notes

Linux Training
http://linux-training.be/

Full Circle Magazine
http://fullcirclemagazine.org/

September 10, 2015 Notes

Linux workstation security checklist
https://github.com/lfit/itpol/blob/master/linux-workstation-security.md

Ten Blogs Every Ubuntu User Must Follow
http://itsfoss.com/ten-blogs-every-ubuntu-user-must-follow/

August 6, 2015 Notes

digiKam
is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX.
https://www.digikam.org/

Dell PowerEdge T20 Mini Tower Server
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-t20/pd
 
$159.73
including tax and FREE delivery

Where are System76 desktop computers built?
Microsel of Colorado LLC DBA Trinware
http://trinware.com/
http://trinware.com/node/426

Buy a Linux Computer
http://linuxpreloaded.com/

Ralph Sutter's Quadcopter Information and Videos
http://fullbean.com/quad/

Ring Video Doorbell
https://ring.com/

Netgear Arlo
- The 100% wire-free, weatherproof, HD security camera
http://www.arlo.com/

July 9, 2015 Notes

SATA Express
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA_Express
http://www.legitreviews.com/what-is-sata-express-and-why-it-matters_140093
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7843/testing-sata-express-with-asus

What do you use to create a "system backup" of your Linux system?

Acronis
http://www.acronis.com/en-us/personal/pc-backup/
The Acronis start-up CD/USB is Linux-based.

dd command gzip image
http://allgood38.io/a-snapshot-of-your-computer-with-dd-pv-and-gzip-part-1.html
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dd+command+gzip+image

Partimage
http://www.partimage.org/

TeraBytes  Image for Linux
https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-linux.htm

Redo Backup and Recovery
http://redobackup.org/

Partclone
http://partclone.org/

Clonezilla
http://clonezilla.org/

doClone
http://doclone.nongnu.org/

June 25, 2015 Notes

Private Internet Access
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

VyprVPN
https://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn

System76 Blog
http://blog.system76.com/

System76 Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/system76

System76 Google+
https://plus.google.com/+System76/posts

System76 Twitter
https://twitter.com/system76

Ralph's Quadcopter Video's
http://www.fullbean.com/quad/

Syma X5C 2.4G Gyrocopter
http://www.amazon.com/Version-Syma-Quadcopter-Helicopter-E-Trade/dp/B00L811EIW

David A. Cox Youtube Videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/TechTalkAmerica/videos

Linux Screen Resolution Using Parallels Desktop 10 and Ubuntu Mate 15.04

By default Ubuntu Mate 15.04 running in Parallels Desktop 10 sets a screen resolution of 800x600.

This solution worked for me using 1440x900 resolution on my 13" MacBook Air.

SNIP.....
Hi , I had same problem and here is a workaround that worked with my install (MacBook air, Parallels 9 (last fix), Mint 17 Cinnamon).
After install Mint 17, I got the message after 1st login : "Software running in rendering mode" => to solve this, just re-install Parallels Tools (boot VM, go to Menu "Virtual Machine" and "Install Parallels Tools".

The for changing resolution , let's say 1024x768 (or like me for the 13' MBA : 1440x900) :

edit the default grub cfg file :

#sudo vim /etc/default/grub

change, uncomment, or add:

GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1024x768

update grub:
#sudo update-grub

reboot !

https://forum.parallels.com/threads/linux-mint-cinnamon-17-graphic-card-issue.314215/

May 7, 2015 Notes

Windows software and the Linux equivalents and alternatives
http://www.linuxalt.com/

Ubuntu LTS Release
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS

April 10, 2015 Notes

Tilda
is a terminal emulator and can be compared with other popular terminal emulators such as gnome-terminal (Gnome), Konsole (KDE),
xterm and many others.

Plank
is a Lightweight Application Dock For Linux.

Cairo-Dock
is a desktop interface that takes the shape of docks, desklets, panel, etc. It's available from the Ubuntu repository.
http://glx-dock.org/

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit with WiFi
(Latest Version Raspberry Pi 2 + WiFi + Original Preloaded 8GB SD Card + Case +
Power Supply + HDMI Cable)
http://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Complete-Original-Preloaded/dp/B008XVAVAW/

Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC)
is a small Linux distribution built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer
into a Kodi (previously XBMC) media center.
http://openelec.tv/

Kodi
(formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be
installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It
allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the
internet.
http://kodi.tv/

To get started with Raspberry Pi you need an operating system. NOOBS (New Out Of the Box Software)
is an easy operating system install
manager for the Raspberry Pi.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

iPazzPort Gamer H7 2.4Ghz Mini Wireless Keyboard and Multi Touchpad for PC Android TV Box PS3 and HTPC IPTV
http://goo.gl/g83Hi3
http://www.amazon.com/iPazzPort-Wireless-Keyboard-Touchpad-Android/dp/B00GO9XF44

How to Make a Windows 10 USB Bootable Flash Drive
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-USB-Bootable

Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

Make a USB Flash Drive Bootable

From a administrator command prompt...
diskpart
list disk
select disk ?
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format fs=ntfs quick label=”WINDOWS 10”
exit


SimpleScreenRecorder
- is a screen recorder for Linux. Despite the name, this program is actually quite complex. It's 'simple' in the sense that it's easier to use than ffmpeg/avconv or VLC :).
http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/

Intel NUC
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/overview.html

Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft
- I’m putting more trust in communities than corporations.
https://medium.com/backchannel/why-i-m-saying-goodbye-to-apple-google-and-microsoft-78af12071bd

February 5, 2015 Notes

Lenovo ThinkServer TS440 Server
(A Home Server running Windows 10)
This home server can also be configured to run Linux, FreeBSD, etc.
http://alanraul.com/server/

December  11, 2014 Notes

Networking With Address Reservations
http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/webmaster/article.php/3799551/Networking-With-Address-Reservations.htm

ASUS VivoPC VM40B-02 Desktop Computer
http://www.asus.com/us/ASUS_VivoPC/VivoPC_VM40B/

LinSSID | SourceForge.net LinSSID
is graphically and functionally similar to Inssider (Microsoft Windows).
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linssid/

inSSIDer
http://www.inssider.com/

A beginner’s guide to disks and disk partitions in Linux
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/11/08/a-beginners-guide-to-disks-and-disk-partitions-in-linux/

November 6, 2014 Notes

Grsync
is used to synchronize folders, files and make backups. It is a rsync GUI (Graphical User Interface).
http://www.opbyte.it/grsync/
http://grsync.sourceforge.net/
http://www.unixmen.com/grsync-gadmin-rsync-graphical-front-end-applications-rsync-tool/ 

Qubes
is an open-source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing using Security by Compartmentalization approach.
https://qubes-os.org/

Disk Ultimate
http://www.diskultimate.com/

October 9, 2014 Notes

4K Download
- Our apps allow you to download the content from YouTube and other video platforms, backup Instagram photos, convert video to mp3, and to create and share wonderful slideshows. Every app runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.
https://www.4kdownload.com/

Airtame
https://airtame.com/

SOPHOS
http://www.sophos.com/

September 11, 2014 Notes

Grub Customizer
- a graphical grub2 settings manager
https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer

Ralph Sutter Ubuntu server presentation NOTES

How to Make an Ubuntu File Server
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndAYZ0DJ-U4

Install GUI on Ubuntu server 14.04 Trusty Tahr
http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-gui-on-ubuntu-server-14-04-gnome/

Lightweight desktop environment for ubuntu server
http://www.htpcbeginner.com/lightweight-desktop-environment-for-ubuntu-server/

How to add a stripped down Gnome desktop graphical user interface. From the terminal:
sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install

Lenovo ThinkServer TS140
70A4000HUX i3-4130 3.4GHz Server Desktop Computer
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F6EK9J2/

August 7, 2014 Notes

Shuttle DS437T Fanless Slim-PC
- a HTPC running Windows 10 Pro
http://alanraul.com/437t/

July 10, 2014 Notes

T
he MUSHKIN is made with the removable media bit permanently turned off. This means that in Windows 10 it will show up as a fixed drive rather than a removable USB drive. 

I split the 120GB flash drive into two partitions; one FAT32 and one NTFS.

I installed multiple Linux distributions and other tools onto the FAT32 partition using YUMI. YUMI works great with my Apple MacBook Air mid-2013 laptop.

The NTFS partition is used to keep over 4GB files on it, etc.

My final review of this product is FAST. It allows me to boot into Linux, etc.

My partitioning scheme
http://www.slolug.com/images/partitions.jpg

My menu of installed distros, tools, etc.
http://www.slolug.com/images/yumi.jpg

YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

June 5, 2014 Notes

It’s Your Choice: The Top 10 Linux Desktop Environments
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-top-linux-desktop-environments-available/

May 8, 2014 Notes

Leap Motion
https://www.leapmotion.com/

telikin
http://www.telikin.com/

March 6, 2014 Notes

Dell PowerEdge T20 Mini Tower Server
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-t20/pd?oc=bectc4

QNAP
http://www.qnap.com/

SYNOLOGY
http://www.synology.com/

AV Linux
http://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=avlinux

NOTE:
If you do not get a standard keyboard when booting up like I did on my laptop, there's a simple solution.
Push and hold the Fn Key
Tap the NUM LOCK key

February 6, 2014 Notes

Grub Customizer
https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-grub-customizer-in-ubuntu-13-04.html

January 9, 2014 Notes

Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400r
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-touch-keyboard-k400r

December 5, 2013 Notes

Velocity Micro VMUltra Drive - External Optical, USB Hub, SD card reader
http://www.velocitymicro.com/wizard.php?iid=234

Explainshell
- This site contains 29761 parsed manpages from sections 1 and 8 found in Ubuntu's manpage repository.
http://www.explainshell.com/

November 7, 2013 Notes

LibreCAD
http://librecad.org/cms/home.html

How to setup remote desktop sharing in Ubuntu Linux w/ VNC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY75u6TthH4

RealVNC
http://www.realvnc.com/

Download VNC Open
http://www.realvnc.com/download/open/

October 10, 2013 Notes

WindowsDualBoot
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

September 5, 2013 Notes

Diskpart
- is a command-line hard disk partitioning utility included in versions of the Windows NT operating system line from Windows 2000 onwards, replacing fdisk which was used in MS-DOS based operating systems.

Diskpart is a great utility for prepping a USB flash drive for Linux.

Commands used with Windows Command Processor. Run as administrator...

diskpart
list disk
select disk ?
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format fs=ntfs quick label=”WINDOWS 10”
exit

Miscellaneous Links:

http://www.dd-wrt.com

http://www.metageek.net

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_portal

http://www.solid-run.com/

http://us.shuttle.com/

August 8, 2013 Notes

HandBrake
- is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder.
http://handbrake.fr/

July 11, 2013 Notes

Linux partitioning guide
http://linuxmafia.com/~karsten/Linux/FAQs/partition.html

Linux Mint podcast
http://mintcast.org/

Top 100 Linux websites
http://www.linux-mag.com/id/522/

June 6, 2013 Notes

http://deepsurplus.com/

http://www.monoprice.com/

May 9, 2013 Notes

Alan's - Windows 8 Client Hyper-V notes
http://www.slolug.com/files/hyper_v_with_windows_8.pdf

Ralph's Virtual Machines Documentation
http://www.fullbean.com/virtual.html

April 11, 2013 Notes

Encrypted File Systems
http://www.cs.stonybrook.edu/~porter/courses/cse506/f11/slides/cryptfs.pdf

HowTo: Linux Hard Disk Encryption With LUKS
http://www.cyberciti.biz/hardware/howto-linux-hard-disk-encryption-with-luks-cryptsetup-command/

March 7, 2013 Notes

Installing Ubuntu inside Windows using VirtualBox
- Link from Ralph's "Geek Session on Virtual Machines"
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/virtualbox
http://www.fullbean.com/virtual.html

February 7, 2013 Notes

AirServer
http://www.airserverapp.com/

January 10, 2013 Notes

System76 14.1" Lemur Ultra Laptop
http://alanraul.com/76/

Other companies selling laptops with Linux installed:

ZaReason Laptops
http://zareason.com/shop/Laptops/

EmperorLinux
http://www.emperorlinux.com/

ThinkPenguin
https://www.thinkpenguin.com/catalog/notebook-computers-gnulinux

November 8, 2012 Notes

Super Talent Express RC8 USB 3.0 flash Drive

http://www.supertalent.com/products/stt_usb_detail.php?type=USB%203.0%20Express%20RC8#

October 11, 2012 Notes

Netgear Push2TV PTV3000 Wireless Display Adapter
This unit requires Intel computer with Wireless Display (WiDi) built in.
http://www.netgear.com/home/products/hometheater/media-players/PTV3000.aspx#

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-wireless-display.html

September 6, 2012 Notes

Zalman ZM-VE350-B
2.5" USB 3.0 HDD External Enclosure with Virtualization and One Touch Back-up
http://www.zalman.com/contents/products/view.html?no=20
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=zalman+zm-ve350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235059

hdparm -
is a command line utility for Linux operating systems to set and view ATA hard disk drive hardware parameters. It can set parameters such as drive caches, sleep mode, power management, acoustic management and DMA settings.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hdparm

I am using "hdparm" to turn my only spinning drive in my multi-os computer build to sleep.

hdparm -S 60 /dev/sdc

/dev/sdc:
setting standby to 60 (5 minutes)

Here are some of the options:

-S Set standby (spindown) timeout
-B Set Advanced Power Management setting (1-255)
-M Get/set acoustic management (0-254, 128: quiet, 254: fast)
-y Put drive in standby mode
-Y Put drive to sleep

July 5, 2012 Notes

Firewalls:
Untangel
http://www.untangle.com/
pfSense
http://www.pfsense.org/
Zeroshell
http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/

March 9, 2012 Notes

Oracle VirtualBox - VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
https://www.virtualbox.org/

VirtualBox Images - Ready-to-use virtual machines sporting open-source operating systems.
http://virtualboxes.org/

November 10, 2011 Notes

OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins. OpenMediaVault is primarily designed to be used in home environments or small home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge.
http://www.openmediavault.org/
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/openmediavault/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenMediaVault

TonidoPlug is a tiny, low-power, low-cost personal and small-business server and NAS device powered by Tonido software that allows you to access, share and sync your files, music and media from anywhere.
http://www.tonidoplug.com/

August 11, 2011 Notes

June 9, 2011 Notes

FreeNAS is an embedded open source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD
http://www.freenas.org/

Dell & HP have software that writes into the MBR that corrupts grub2
A learning experience...

Dell i15R-1748MRB Core i3-350M 2.26GHz
Windows 7 64-bit
Hard drive has been pre-partitioned with a DATA and Linux partition

1) Installed Linux Mint 11 64-bit RC from a USB flash drive
2) Rebooted into Linux and works AOK
3) Rebooted into Windows 7 and works AOK
4) Rebooted again and the following error appears:
"no module name found"
"Aborted. Press any key to exit"


I did steps 1, 2 and 3 and the same error appeared.

I found that some Windows programs write into the extended MBR (the first 63 sector of the hard drive), even though this is reserved for booting purposes. This overwrites some of Grub 2's boot code and booting fails. The same problems can occur with Legacy Grub, but not as often since Legacy Grub uses a much smaller part of the extended MBR.

I rebuilt the Windows boot environment using the following commands:
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
More information can be found here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

After successfully booting into Windows 7 I uninstalled Dell DataSafe.

I then reinstalled Linux Mint 11 64-bit RC from a USB flash drive. I could have restored GRUB but decided I want to do a clean install. It's also very fast to install from a USB flash drive. Everything works AOK!!!

Update: I installed the final version of Linux Mint 11 with no issues.

February 10, 2011 Notes

iTwin - The iTwin is composed of identical halfs that resemble a standard USB drive. One half goes into your home computer, and the other goes on the road with you. Wherever you plug in that second half, you have a secure, encrypted remote Internet connection to your home computer.
http://www.itwin.com/

January 6, 2011 Notes

htop - an interactive process viewer for Linux
http://htop.sourceforge.net/

October 7, 2010 Notes

IronKey - The World's Most Secure Flash Drive
http://www.ironkey.com/en-US/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IronKey

Spinrite - hard drive data recovery software
http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm

PhotoRec - Digital Picture and File Recovery
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhotoRec

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

May 7th, 2010 Notes

TeamViewer
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/linux/