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How to get the start button on Windows 8

by Ruchira on April 24, 2013

Yesterday TheVerge reported that upcoming Windows Blue 8.1 is going to bring back the start button which Windows 8 is currently missing. This is great news for most of people who use Windows 8 and don’t own a touch screen computer. Personally when I was trying Windows 8 it quickly started to annoy me because […]

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How to enable IPv6 on Nginx

by Ruchira on April 23, 2013

We all know that IPv4 addresses are depleting really fast. But still IPv6 adoption is nowhere near it should be. For example IPv6 adoption in mexico is 0.00% as of Google Ipv6 statistics report . Even though the IPv6 adoption among the internet users is low, most Dedicated and Virtual Private Server providers are already offering IPv6 support. […]

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VPS connectivity and performance benchmark

by Ruchira on April 20, 2013

  Easiest and best way to find the performance of your dedicated servers or VPS’s is to benchmark them. I have covered how to do a Geekbench test on your linux server here . But that doesn’t test for variables like bandwidth. I know that testing connectivity speeds is easy as running “wget”s against some test files. But […]

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Free multiple software installer

by Ruchira on April 19, 2013

    If you want to setup a new computer or install software which you use regularly after a system format, You will have to dedicate much of your valuable time for that. Downloading and installing software one by one is boring and “ninite” is here to overcome that problem.  Ninite is a multiple software installer […]

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  SMART data from your hard drives or SSD’s are often valuable to determine the health of the drive and other information such as how many hours it worked.  There are several programs on windows to do this and I have covered about one 2 years ago here http://www.ruchirablog.com/how-to-view-usage-time-of-your-computer/ . There are few SMART data monitoring tools available for Linux such […]

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Free Looking Glass script

by Ruchira on April 4, 2013

    Looking Glass’s are perfect to troubleshoot network issues. Those can generate ping, traceroute, mtr reports from the server to the host that you wish. Most popular example is Hurricane Electric’s looking glass http://lg.he.net/

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Kali Linux is the newly born project from “offensive security” who achieved fame with the infamous BackTrack linux security distro. Kali linux is free and includes more than 100 of security penetration and audit tools. If you have ever used Backtrack you may might be wondering whats different here on Kali well its a complete […]

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If you work in front of the computer quite a lot, You might have eye strain issues. On Laptops this is not a big issue because those have the ability to dim the light considerably. But in my case I use a desktop for work and monitors doesn’t have the ability to dim extensively like laptops.  Even […]

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