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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 ZIP  disks arrived. The IOMEGA ZIP  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

Capturing Video using Firewire and dvgrab on Fedora 25

Introduction In this post we will explore how to capture video with a firewire card. We will use dvgrab along with a GrassValley ADVC 110 firewire interface. To start we will need to make a few system changes and user id changes to make this happen on Fedora 25 or any other version of Fedora. Getting Details We can see what Fedora detected in several ways. One way is to use dmesg command and look for... read more

How To install PLUG Linux Software for Fender Mustang on Fedora24

Introduction ok, so you are a guitar player and you have a Fender Mustang amplifier and in the past you have had a WIndows sysytem running Fender FUSE software to edit your amp. Now you have a Linux system and would like to do the same, well no fear we have PLUG. PLUG is Linux Software for Fender Mustang Amplifiers. It is available in the Fedora 24 reposiitory for version 1.1, but in this post we will be... read more

How To Install Ardour 4 on Fedora 24

Introduction Ardour is an open source DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). It is available on almost every Linux Distribution. In this post we will cover how to install Ardour 4 on a Fedora 23/24 system. Installation Login to your system and open a terminal session. Type the following command. $ sudo dnf install ardour4 Once installation is completed there are a few configurations to make. First we need to... read more

Microsoft Releases PowerShell for Linux and OSX

Alright, I hear the comments now from the Linux guys, me included. PowerShell on Linux? Well yes, Microsoft has released PowerShell for Linux and OS X. It is available here https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell. Feeling a bit adventurous? Go ahead and download the Alpha and start playing. Here are the Installation instructions as per Microsoft. Currently supports Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, CentOS 7,... read more

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