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How To Install Docker on Fedora 25

Introduction So what is Docker? According to Docker, Docker containers wrap a piece of software in a complete filesystem that contains everything needed to run: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries – anything that can be installed on a server. This guarantees that the software will always run the same, regardless of its environment. Docker allows applications to use the same Linux kernel as the... read more

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 HDD Issue LED:000000CC FAddr: 0025BF67

Recently ran into an issue with a Seagate FreeAgent 1 GB USB drive where the drive was no longer seen by the OS. After doing a bit of searching found that there were several issues with the 7200.11 HD’s and bad firmware. After dis-assembling the drive from it’s casing found the 1 TB drive in the system was in fact an affected drive. The issue is caused by a bug in the firmware. Once the data... read more

Reading epub documents in Windows and Linux

Let’s face it, ereaders are here and very popular as well as the epub format. All of us tech’s have started to create libraries of epub and mobi formatted books and would like to read them on our PC’s. Well no worries, there are several good programs available to read them and are available on many OS’s. Here are a few that I have used on Windows and Linux. Adobe Digital Editions... read more

How To Update Asus EeePC 1001P Bios

Recently an issue occurred on a very trusty Asus EeePC 1001P Netbook in which a Bios upgrade was needed. Newer systems are usually not an issue to update as it is a download , double-click on the executable and away you go. This one was a bit different as the download file was a ROM binary and there was no double-click. Here’s the steps to update the bios. Obtain a USB stick, 1 GB is sufficient... read more

Installing Gramps (Genealogical Research Software)

Recently I have been starting to dabble in researching my family tree and started looking for a way to keep track of the information on the computer. To keep with using open source solutions first then moving towards commercial solutions I ran across Gramps (Genealogical Research Software). Gramps is a free software project and community. We strive to produce a genealogy program that is both intuitive for... read more