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How To Build RPMS on CentOS 7

Introduction Building RPMS brings fear to new Linux system administrators. The uncertainty of setting up the build environment and the SPEC file definitions and usage can be daunting. In this post we will hope to alleviate those fears and show how you can create RPMS for applications and other items on CentOS / RHEL 7. The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management... 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 Read an IOMEGA ZIP 100 Drive on Ubuntu Linux 12.04

As with most things computer there are times when old media formats appear and a need to retrieve the data. One such occurrence happened recently when several ZIPĀ  disks arrived. The IOMEGA ZIPĀ  drives were parallel port connected SCSI drives that were popular back in the late 90’s early 2000’s. They were great for backups and had more capacity that floppy disks. They are before USB attached... 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 Install Microsoft VC++ Runtime Using Winetricks on Fedora 24

Introduction Recently I have had the need to run a few Windows applications on my Fedora 24 laptop and have installed WINE. Scouring the Internet I come upon winetricks that allows just this and many other installations you may need like .NET or VB runtime. In this post we will cover how to install winetricks and how to install .NET 2.0 sp2 for x86. Installation Process First step is t make sure you have... read more

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