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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 · 12 comments · Tutorials/Tips
How to configure caching in Nginx

How to configure caching in Nginx

Setting up Nginx, a leading web server, to cache content instead of using a dedicated application like Varnish is increasingly being adopted by many webmeisters. But most of the online tutorials that show how to configure Nginx to cache content were copied from other sources that were also copies from other sources. And in virtually all the examples I’ve seen, […]

July 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Tutorials/Tips

Solution for crashing KDE applications on Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

On one of my test systems, I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon installed. However, I still like to use KSnapshot, the screenshot application for KDE. And that’s because it’s better than the equivalent application in Cinnamon. The only problem is it crashes anytime I want to save a screenshot. And because Linux Mint Cinnamon does not have a bug reporting […]

How to disable Secure Boot on a Lenovo G50 laptop

How to disable Secure Boot on a Lenovo G50 laptop

A Lenovo G50 laptop with an AMD CPU and Radeon R5 GPU is the new laptop I bought to replace an old one. Like virtually all OEM computers that ship with Windows 8, it has Secure Boot enabled. The real terminology is Restricted Boot, but we’ll leave that discussion for another post. Leaving Restricted Boot enabled is fine if you […]

July 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Tutorials/Tips