Setting openSUSE mirrors

Well, if you were trying to perform an update or install anything from the repositories last week, you may have noticed that something was wrong. If you ever come over a situation like that, my first advice is to check the following webpage for the openSUSE webservices status: status.opensuse.org. A visit to the status page would give you some idea of what is happening, but not a solution, though.

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Install and setup VirtualBox and KVM on openSUSE Leap

After the previous posts where I showed you how to install VirtualBox and KVM in Debian, it is now time to try this in openSUSE. In openSUSE you can do the setup and installation in two ways, either by command line, or by GUI with YaST. This is the power of SUSE, compared to other Linux distros. Continue reading “Install and setup VirtualBox and KVM on openSUSE Leap”

Using VirtualBox on Debian 9.1

VirtualBox is an easy to use Virtual Machine developed by Oracle. It is a good option to use when you want to test different Operating Systems, for example, or when you just want to play with different configurations and you don’t want to tackle with your main OS. Therefore, here are the steps you need to take in order to install and configure VirtualBox on Debian 9.1 Stretch. FOr example we will install Debian 9 Server and Raspbian Desktop x86 inside the Virtual Machine. Continue reading “Using VirtualBox on Debian 9.1”

Install and configure Debian 9.1 as your main desktop system.

This is an important milestone in my career, as given some specific professional circumstances, I need to completely focus on Debian/GNU Linux and its derivatives such as Ubuntu, Mint or Kali (this meaning that there will be no more openSUSE stuff for a while on this blog). This is particularly a good thing, as I am already used to Ubuntu as I’m running it since 2010 on some of my systems. But I felt like I needed a change and thus decided to go to the source and use the rock solid Debian 9 Stretch for my main systems. Continue reading “Install and configure Debian 9.1 as your main desktop system.”

Setting up a Samba PDC on openSUSE Leap 42.2

Here is a new post with regard to Samba. As we set up a Standalone server based on Ubuntu 16.04 earlier this month, now is time to set up a Primary Domain Controller based on openSUSE Leap. I really don’t know why, but, no matter what I do, I end up using openSUSE. It is the distro of my choice, really. I really like the way the community is developing this particular distro. It is rock solid, easy to use for newbies and professionals alike and it gives you choice for multiple options with regard to the desktop environment and the software to use and setup right from the installation process. Now, lets cut the chit chat and get back to Samba. Continue reading “Setting up a Samba PDC on openSUSE Leap 42.2”

Is better not to cry: why updating your Linux system matters.

All the recent ransomware attacks in the form of Wanna Cry, Samba Cry and notPetya, that affected major companies, banks and government agencies around the world have something in common: exploited vulnerabilities that affect the Windows operating system. WannaCry was a brutal ransomware attack that affected a large part of the computer systems in the world, especially ones that were not updated to the latest packages available. Continue reading “Is better not to cry: why updating your Linux system matters.”

Create your own cloud using Nextcloud and Raspberry Pi 3 running PIXEL

After creating a NAS in the last article, now I will create my own Cloud with Raspberry Pi 3 using nextCloud. This new project involves a clean new instance of the PIXEL operating system. Therefore, you should use another microSD card on which to put the Raspbian Jessie with PIXEL on it.  Continue reading “Create your own cloud using Nextcloud and Raspberry Pi 3 running PIXEL”

Create a local NAS using Raspberry Pi 3 model B running PIXEL

Using the RPi3 as a home NAS is a good choice nowadays, due to the low price of RPi3 and external drives options. Some time ago I have purchased a Lenovo BEACON Personal Cloud Storage Device to use as a NAS, but it is quite old and has an EOL version of Fedora installed on it that can’t be upgraded. Therefore, if you have a RPi3 you can use it for creating a local NAS that has updated repositories and the PIXEL Linux Operating System on it. All you need is at least one external Hard Drive (or USB Stick) to use with your setup, or two if you want redundancy. Continue reading “Create a local NAS using Raspberry Pi 3 model B running PIXEL”