Introduction Note: this is a Windows equivalent of my popular article, Howto Delete Files Permanently and Securely in Linux. When you normally delete a file in Windows, you aren’t actually making that file disappear from your hard drive — not even when you empty it from the recycle bin. This is because deleting a file doesn’t actually overwrite it [...]
iSCSI 101: How to setup a Storage Area Network using iSCSI. Using a file server and iSCSI, this article explains how to present a RAID array, a disk partition, or even an individual file, as a storage device which can then be formatted, partitioned, and mounted by a client.
Introduction Preload is an “adaptive readahead daemon” that runs in the background of your system, and observes what programs you use most often, caching them in order to speed up application load time. By using Preload, you can put unused RAM to good work, and improve the overall performance of your desktop system. Installation Installing [...]
Introduction One of the great things about using open source software is the frequency with which bugs are fixed, security holes are patched, and new features are added. Ubuntu includes a very convenient update manager, which checks the software repositories for updates, and alerts you to install any new versions found. However, its default behavior [...]
Introduction With Linux becoming more popular and easier to use, more and more people are adopting it as their primary operating system. But the transformation from Windows user to Linux user can be a tough road to take. Most new users become long-term users because they have friends that introduce Linux to them, and help [...]
How to add items to the right-click menu in Nautilus, Gnome’s desktop interface.
Howto: Setup a Software Firewall in Linux using Firestarter
How to use the secure delete toolset to delete files securely and permanently in Linux.
The basics of SSH, including X11 forwarding, accessing your Linux machine from anywhere using Windows, and basic SSH options.
This article explains how to enable your hardware’s sensors in Linux.