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How To Enable and Disable Root Account on Ubuntu Server 20.04

Introduction By default Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu in general does not enable the root account. Instead the installation creates a user with sudo privileges.  Most times this is enough but there are occasions in which the root user needs to be enabled. In this post we will cover how to enable and disable the root account. Enable Root Open an SSH session to you Ubuntu Server. The next step is easy, to enable... read more

How To Mount a Windows Share on Ubuntu 16.0.4 LTS

Recently I just installed Ubuntu 16.0.4 LTS on my Dell laptop and needed to connect to my cifs share off the FreeNAS and ran the normal mount command and it failed. Never been an issue on Fedora 24 and a new install but has been many years since I have been on Ubuntu. From the above line you see that I am passing the dir_mode and file_mode parameters to make sure that I can read / write the share. This... read more

How To Install Cinelerra-CV Video Editor in Ubuntu 16.04

Introduction Cinelerra is a free video editing software package, used for Linux operating system. It is produced by Heroine Virtual, which allow the user to perform advanced compositing operations. Cinelerra is a full featured video editing system for Linux which has been around for quite awhile. In this post we will be installing Cinelerra-CV on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using the cinelerra-cv ppa. Installing... read more

How To Create Business Cards and Labels Using gLabels

So you have a business or you have a need to print labels and you are running Linux. Windows users have many options and so do Linux users, one being gLabels that is a GNOME based application and is included in almost every distribution out there. As a hassle free label creator, gLabels offers various predefined templates for labels and business cards, and works with peel-off labels and business card... read more

Removing Ubuntu and Installing Windows 10 on Dell Inspiron 15 3551

Found a great deal on a Dell Inspiron 15 3551 and forgot to look at the OS installed on it. After turning on and seeing and Ubuntu sticker on it I knew. For me not an issue, but for the customer this was purchased for this was an issue, as they wanted Windows 10. No problem we’ll just remove Ubuntu and install Windows which generally is not an issue. Well I should have not said a word as there was a... read more

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