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Installing NGINX and NGINX Plus With Ansible

Installing NGINX and NGINX Plus With Ansible

This article was originally published by Kevin Jones on the official Nginx website. Ansible is an open source tool for IT configuration management, deployment, and orchestration that is extremely easy to use. One of my favorite features of Ansible is that it is completely clientless. To manage a system, a connection is made over SSH, using either Paramiko (a Python […]

How to dual-boot Linux Mint 17.2, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 on a PC with UEFI firmware

How to dual-boot Linux Mint 17.2, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 on a PC with UEFI firmware

This tutorial shows how to dual-boot Linux Mint 17.2 and either Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 on a single hard disk drive and on a computer with UEFI firmware. Two test computers were used: One is an OEM laptop upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The other is a self-built desktop with a fresh installation of Windows 8 Pro […]

August 18, 2015 · 2 comments · Mint, Tutorials/Tips
GRUB-Install errors while attempting to dual-boot Windows 10 and Linux distributions

GRUB-Install errors while attempting to dual-boot Windows 10 and Linux distributions

Since Windows 10 was released, I’ve made several attempts to set up dual-boot systems between it and a few Linux distributions (Fedora 22, Ubuntu 15.04, Kubuntu 15.04, and Linux Mint 17.2) on a brand new Lenovo G50 laptop. On an OEM computer that shipped with Windows 8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10, that means setting up a dual-boot system between […]

August 12, 2015 · 5 comments · Tutorials/Tips
How to install OpenSSH on Windows 10

How to install OpenSSH on Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10, the next logical thing to do is install OpenSSH on it. Makes it easier to copy files from it to my Linux boxes when I’m writing Windows 10-related tutorials. Installing OpenSSH on Windows 10 gives you access to commands that make it easy to securely copy files between computers and perform other security-related tasks. To […]

July 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Tutorials/Tips
Upgrading Windows 8.1, Windows 7 to Windows 10

Upgrading Windows 8.1, Windows 7 to Windows 10

NOTE; After using this tutorial to upgrade Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, you might want to install OpenSSH on it using How to install OpenSSH on Windows 10. For the very first time in my digital life, I bought a Windows computer and didn’t wipe it and install my favorite Linux distribution it its place. No, it’s not that I’ve […]

July 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Tutorials/Tips
Will an upgrade to Windows 10 on a dual-boot system mess GRUB up?

Will an upgrade to Windows 10 on a dual-boot system mess GRUB up?

So today is the day that Microsoft let Windows 10 out the door. Great, but compared to how we do upgrades in Linux, the Windows 10 upgrade is nothing to rave about. But that’s another discussion that I don’t have time for now, and I don’t think I’ll ever. This short post is for those running a system on which […]

July 29, 2015 · 16 comments · Tutorials/Tips