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Useful Linux Tip #493 Mounting an iso image using loopback

Posted on: Wed, 11/04/2015 - 10:44 By: Fratm

Linux TipsEver wondered how you could mount an ISO Disc image so that you can make edits to the files on the image before burning it to a CD or DVD?  Well with Linux it is actually quite easy.  This is going to be a real short blog entry, because it really is that easy.

Once you have downloaded an ISO image all you really need to do in order to mount it up is to enter one command, and that command is :

What is a UUID and how can I use it?

Posted on: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:40 By: Fratm

UUIDs what are they?"A UUID (Universal Unique Identifier) is a 128-bit number used to uniquely identify some object or entity on the Internet. Depending on the specific mechanisms used, a UUID is either guaranteed to be different or is, at least, extremely likely to be different from any other UUID generated until 3400 A.D" Rouse, Margaret. "UUID (Universal Unique Identifier) definition", September 2009. Web. 30 Oct.

Alien: Isolation -- It's out!!!!! and half off on steam!!

Posted on: Tue, 10/27/2015 - 14:27 By: Fratm

Alien IsolationThat's right, you heard me.  It's finally out, Alien Isolation for Linux, and the great news is that it is half price on Steam.  Go get it!  what are you waiting for?   I purchased my copy today, but probably wont be able to play it for a while.  Since we moved into a new house, I have not had a chance to setup my computer, it sits there lonely on the floor looking sad, wondering when it will be used.

Having trouble with ssh logging you out?

Posted on: Mon, 10/26/2015 - 15:37 By: Fratm

sshI've found that ssh can be real weaird when you are connecting to it from behind a NAT firewall, the keep alive feature on the client side doesn't always work.  There is a simple work around you can do if you have admin access to the server you are trying to connect to.  Just a couple config lines to change, then restart the dervice and you are golden.




Netflix on Linux? Of course!

Posted on: Fri, 10/23/2015 - 13:57 By: Fratm

Netflix and TuxOne of the last hold outs now supports Linux.  For the longest time if you wanted to watch Netflix on a Linux computer you had to install IE in WINE, or install windows in a virtual machine.  Not anymore, now with out any extra effort, you can watch netflix on a linux system right in your browser. (Chrome Browser, I have not tested it in FireFox)




Imagine a world without Linux.

Posted on: Wed, 10/14/2015 - 09:48 By: Fratm

World With Out LInuxCould you imagine a world with out linux? The Internet would be a whole different place if it wasn't for Linux and free/opensource software.  There are a lot of folks out there that love to talk bad about Linux, about how it's not a serios contender in the OS market, and how it's only for Geeks and Nerds.

What to do if your account is hacked

Posted on: Mon, 10/12/2015 - 13:58 By: Fratm

So, you are bored one night and you decide you want to play some half life, or borderlands 2. You load up your steam account and you see something strange.. You have games that you never played before, or there are people on your friends list that you don't even know; or worse, when you try to log into steam your account is locked. What the heck is going on?

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