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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge from the perspective of a long time iPhone User   I have used an iPhone since the iPhone 4 was introduced in 2010, and I would upgrade about every two years, thus getting the iPhone 5 and then finally the iPhone 6 Plus.  They all worked nicely and I was happy with the performance.  My wife on the other hand never jumped on the iPhone team, she always used Android phones and I would mock the phone when I got...

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How to increase the size of a Linux LVM

In this article we will be discussing how to go about increasing the size of a Linux LVM.  This will involve making the needed space available on the physical partition first.  You will need to have available space, either by adding a new hard drive to your system, or if you are in a dual-boot situation such as myself you can shrink one of your current Windows partitions.  When performing these tasks be sure you have made your needed...

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Dual boot Fedora Linux and Install nVidia drivers

In my previous post I discussed how to install xRDP on CentOS 7, and the reasons behind it were so my son could remote into a VM instance of CentOS via a WYSE terminal I have available.  While I like CentOS myself, I wanted to find a Workstation distro that we both would like to use.  I installed a variety of Linux distros in a VM so I could get a feel for how they worked, and how well I could get what I wanted to work on them working...

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Linux for my son – How to install xRDP on CentOS

I remember the time when I received my first computer in the 1980’s. It was an IBM 30/286 computer with a 20 MB HDD, and a 3.5” Floppy drive. The OS was DOS, and my first game was Space Quest. It was a beginning of an incredible journey, and I still remember the learning process I went through using the command line. I believe learning from a CLI first helped me greatly in my computer skills and not being afraid to dig deeper. My...

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A new hosting provider

This blog for some time was run from the hosting services provided by Hostgator.  While the services are inexpensive, the customer service was very slow to respond, and when they would many times the issues were not resolved.  The issue that finally pushed me to make the change to a new provider was when I was noticing my site would be down number times a day for various lengths of time.  I reached out to their technical support services...

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Password Security – Is rotating passwords helpful?

Many companies require that you change your password a number of times per year.  It usually ranges between 30 to 90 days.  However, does this provide any actual benefits to the overall user account security?  I do understand the logic behind it, your network will be more secure if all your users account passwords are changed frequently.  There are a few issues with this however.  The first issue is people tend to have issues remembering...

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The Economics of Security

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco I was able to listen to many interesting topics on security during the week I was there. This one covered the economics of security, and the five laws of security. Law 1: Most attackers aren’t evil or insane; they just want something. At first you might wonder why the distinction. The reason is, if a truly evil or insane person was attacking your system, or property you will not prevail. We simply do...

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