Start a remote XRDP session with MATE in Debian. (cuz Gnome 3 just sucks)

If you do not want to use the default desktop environment, you can customize it by creating a .Xclients file (X is capital!!!). Do this in the home directory of the user your launching, for the desired desktop environment, making it executable. In order to do this, open a terminal and run one of the […]

Office 2013 vs. Office 2010 on Windows 8.1 Pro

Look Windows 8.1 Pro looks and acts completely different than Windows 7, Vista, and XP. If you’re shopping for the right Office version to match your new computer, you might consider giving Office 2013 a try if you don’t already own Office 2010. If you own Office 2010, you can skip the upgrade to Office 2013 if […]

Microsoft releases source code for PC-DOS (aka MS-DOS) to public

Mountain View, Ca—March 25, 2014— The Computer History Museum (CHM) announced today that it has, with permission from Microsoft Corporation, made available original source code for two historic programs: MS-DOS, the 1982 “Disk Operating System” for IBM-compatible personal computers, and Word for Windows, the 1990 Windows-based version of their word processor. http://www.computerhistory.org/press/ms-source-code.html If Microsoft had […]

How To Login and RSYNC to a Remote Host with SSH without password prompt

Step 1 – Setup public SSH keys On the local server, generate the public SSH keys with no password: ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -q -P “” cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub This is the public SSH key that can be placed on other hosts to provide no-password required access: ssh-rsa AAA…[*] root@boomclickclick Copy this key to your clipboard and […]

How to fix mdadm / mdraid resync=PENDING or auto-read-only?

I installed wheezy on a couple of new drives, setup for software RAID1, and when I checked the status I showed resync=pending and read-only. cat /proc/mdstat I thought that it might start sync with a reboot, or perhaps after a period of time, but you can force and kickoff the resync with: mdadm –readwrite /dev/mdN […]