Tutorials/Tips

How to install Ansible on CentOS 7

How to install Ansible on CentOS 7

Ansible is one of the most popular automation and configuration management tool available to anybody with computer systems to manage and automate. In this article, you’ll learn the simple task of installing it on CentOS 7. Ansible is in the same space as Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, and CFEngine. Unlike a few of those, Ansible, by default, operates over SSH, so […]

June 13, 2015 · 0 comments · CentOS, Tutorials/Tips
Dual-boot Windows 7, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 on a PC with UEFI firmware

Dual-boot Windows 7, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 on a PC with UEFI firmware

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a desktop distribution that’s based on Debian. It’s from the same folks responsible for Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu Desktop. Unlike Linux Mint, LMDE is recommended for advanced users, though nothing stops less experienced users from using it. It is also not compatible with Linux Mint, so don’t try to upgrade from […]

Android on a Stick, or how to install Android-x86 on a USB stick

Android on a Stick, or how to install Android-x86 on a USB stick

The Android-x86 project provides ISO installation images of Android that can be installed on personal computers, which is cool, because that makes it possible to use the most popular operating system on the planet without buying an Android tablet or smartphone. The latest stable release is Android-x86 4.4-r2. This tutorial shows how to install it on a USB stick, so […]

March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · android, Tutorials/Tips
How to reset user password on Ubuntu 14.10

How to reset user password on Ubuntu 14.10

After publishing How to reset passwords on Fedora 21 and 22, I thought it was appropriate to do the same for Ubuntu 14.10. So this tutorial will show how to reset a password on Ubuntu Desktop 14.10. It should also work on earlier editions, like Ubuntu 14.04, and even on the upcoming Ubuntu 15.04. The obvious reason you might want […]

March 19, 2015 · 2 comments · Tutorials/Tips, Ubuntu
How to reset passwords on Fedora 21 and 22

How to reset passwords on Fedora 21 and 22

Thanks to a very strict password policy and one too many passwords to remember, I managed to forget both the root and user account passwords of a test Fedora 21 installation. I could have reinstalled the whole system, but decided that the situation presented a good opportunity to attempt a password recovery. Luckily, performing a password reset operation on a […]

March 19, 2015 · 1 comment · Fedora, Tutorials/Tips
How to install Prey on Linux Mint 17.1

How to install Prey on Linux Mint 17.1

Prey is a cross-platform (Android, Linux, iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows desktop) anti-theft tracking software that, when installed and activated on a supported device, makes it possible for the owner to remotely locate, lock, wipe and recover it, if it’s stolen or missing. If Prey is news to you, read the introduction at How to integrate Prey into the […]

March 7, 2015 · 3 comments · Mint, Tutorials/Tips