I always find myself telling people to just download Linux. This usually follows up with “which distribution” and i’ll recommend a couple but always end with “try a few and see which one you like best – it’s all personal preference!”. Then, they’ll ask for a list of some good ones to try.. I could […]

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Installing via USB is much better/easier than via cd/dvd simply because it’s not going to get scratched up, you can easily carry it around with you to loan to friends, etc.. Let’s set up a couple things – our usb stick is currently on /dev/sdb (find this out by typing tail -f /var/log/syslog (or /var/log/messages) […]

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Much like blocking semalt.com referrals, kambasoft.com is next on the list of ausweb that cloud your analytics stats. Read on to find out how to block them. The trouble with kambasoft is that it’s not just one domain – they’re skewing numbers by referring from multiple subdomains! This code will send all traffic seen as […]

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By now, if you’ve played around with CentOS 7 (or RHEL 7), you’ve heard that there are now systemd commands you can start using to start, restart and stop various services. They still have the ‘service’ command included for backwards compatibility, but that may go away in future releases. Here’s a little tutorial to help […]

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Have you seen this error before? This is because you’re trying to dump the performance_schema database while locking tables. The full error you received probably looks something like: mysqldump: Got error: 1142: SELECT,LOCK TABL command denied to user ‘root’@’localhost’ for table ‘cond_instances’ when using LOCK TABLES This probably means you’re trying to backup all of […]

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