February 20th, 2017 No comments

Are you a Linux user? Thinking about trying your own Linux experiment? Have you ever come across something broken or annoying and figured out a solution? Or maybe you just came up with a really neat way of doing something to make your life easier? Well if you have ever done any of those and…

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February 18th, 2017 No comments

It’s been a busy little while, so I haven’t had time to get this written up. So lets see what I can still remember. Installing Ubuntu Server was as easy as you’d expect. Booting into it wasn’t. Turns out that the BIOS on this box is setup not to boot from the ODD SATA port….

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February 17th, 2017 No comments

With the hardware sorted (bar some jiggery-pokery to get the ODD to SSD bay converter to fit properly), I set about deciding what I want this box to do. The list I came up with looks like this: Media serving to my Kodi devices (2 Raspberry Pi systems, my android tablet, and a new Ubuntu…

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February 16th, 2017 No comments

I’ve had it in mind to start learning linux for a while, and now I’ve found the perfect project to help me do just that: building my own NAS. Until November I was perfectly happy with my business grade Draytek router. I bought it about 6 years ago,  particularly because it could host its own…

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February 11th, 2017 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of Let’s Encrypt, Cryptocurrencies published on February 7th 2017. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here.

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February 6th, 2017 No comments

Using the excellent Digital Ocean tutorial as my base I decided to setup an OpenVPN server on a Linux Mint 18 computer running on my home network so that I can have an extra layer of protection when connecting to those less than reputable WiFi hotspots at airports and hotels. While this post is not meant…

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February 2nd, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on October 16, 2009. The original can be found here. As part of our experiment, everyone is required to try a different desktop manager for two weeks. I chose KDE, since I’ve been using GNOME since I installed openSUSE. However, I’ve found that while trying to get a desktop manager set…

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January 26th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on July 29, 2009. The original can be found here. 100% fat free Picking a flavour of Linux is like picking what you want to eat for dinner; sure some items may taste better than others but in the end you’re still full. At least I hope, the satisfied part still…

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January 24th, 2017 No comments

Remember DVDs? For those of you too young to have had to deal with the hassle of physical media, DVDs were how us old folks got all of our movies and TV seasons before Netflix existed. These days, I’ve got boxes of the things gathering dust in closets. I hadn’t thought about them since the…

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January 19th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on September 28, 2009. The original can be found here. Before I switched to Windows 7 for my laptop, I used a a dock software called RocketDock to manage my windows and commonly used desktop shortcuts. I liked being able to see my whole desktop ever since I found a good…

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January 12th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on August 21, 2009. The original can be found here. Like many of the other varieties of Linux, Debian gives the end user a number of different installation choices. In addition to the choice of installer that Tyler B has already mentioned, the Debian community maintains three different distributions, which…

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January 11th, 2017 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of Vigrant published on January 9th 2017. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here.

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January 8th, 2017 No comments

There are loads of neat little projects out there for your Raspberry Pi from random little hacks all the way up to full scale home automation and more. In the past I’ve written about RetroPie (which is an awesome project that you should definitely check out!) but this time I’m going to take a moment to…

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January 5th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on August 25, 2009. The original can be found here. Following from my last post about finalizing all of those small little choices I will now continue along that line but discuss the merits of the various filesystems that Linux allows me to choose from, as well as discuss how…

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January 4th, 2017 No comments

Many people use Linux because of its higher level of security, and it’s true that a Linux-based operating system is generally more secure than Windows and Mac, for several reasons. First of all, Linux is not nearly as popular as the Mac or Windows, which means that fewer coders go through the trouble of programming…

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December 31st, 2016 No comments

Have you ever wanted to save a YouTube video for offline use? Well now it’s super simple to do with the easy to use command line utility youtube-dl. Start by installing the utility either through your package manager (always the recommended approach) or from the project GitHub page here. sudo apt-get install youtube-dl This utility…

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December 31st, 2016 No comments

Yeah I know technically this is going up a day early but so what? 😛 From all of us at The Linux Experiment we want to wish you all the best in 2017!   Do you want to write for The Linux Experiment? Find out how here!

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December 30th, 2016 No comments

Seems like I’m at it again, this time fixing Areca Backup on Ubuntu 16.04 (actually Linux Mint 18.1 in my case). For some reason when I download the current version (Areca 7.5 for Linux/GTK) and try and run the areca.sh script I get the following error: tyler@computer $ ./areca.sh ls: cannot access ‘/usr/java’: No such file…

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December 30th, 2016 No comments

Lately, I’ve been publishing woodworking tutorials over on my own blog, and I’ve found myself needing to resize and correctly orient images taken with my iPhone prior to posting. If you want to do anything with images on Linux, the best place to start is with ImageMagick, an all-in-one utility that does just about everything…

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December 30th, 2016 No comments

This post was originally published on May 5, 2010. The original can be found here. The state of media players on Linux is a sad one indeed. If you’re a platform enthusiast, you may want to cover your ears and scream “la-la-la-la” while reading this article, because it will likely offend your sensibilities. In fact,…

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