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(Not) Microsoft calling...

Posted 02-24-2015 at 07:37 AM by brianL
Updated 02-24-2015 at 07:39 AM by brianL

It's been a while since I got one of these calls. Somebody with a strong Indian accent, using an English name (Andrew, this time), and claiming to work for Microsoft.
After introductions, this is the conversation:
Andrew: we have reports that your computer has been downloading malicious software.
Me: Oh? That sounds bad.
Andrew: Don't worry, we can fix it.
Me: I hope so.
Then asks if I'm at my computer & is it on. And which browser I use.
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Installing the Graphical Window System ( and the Default Desktop Environment on CentOS 6

Posted 09-06-2011 at 02:12 PM by gearge
Updated 11-26-2011 at 03:29 PM by gearge

Installing the Graphical Window System ( and the Default Desktop Environment on CentOS 6

Performing the default "Minimal" install of CentOS 6 does not install the graphical subsystem (the server) and the desktop environment (e.g. GNOME or KDE). Such OS install is nice for building an optimal system from scratch, setting up a headless server (no monitor, keyboard and mouse) and other purposes; but for one reason or another, you may still require a graphical...
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Installing a software in LINUX

Posted 12-05-2009 at 12:00 PM by raju.mopidevi
Updated 12-05-2009 at 09:10 PM by raju.mopidevi

One of the most difficult things to get used to in the Linux world is installing new software packages. In the world of Windows, every program comes with a Setup.exe program that asks you some very easy questions and takes care of the job for you. While Linux software can be almost that easy to install, you will sometimes find software that seems to fight every step of the way. I can't cover all the problems you might run into, but I'll try to give you the basics and a few pointers to help get you...
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Solved: "mount error: could not resolve address for <hostname>. No address associated with hostname"

Posted 01-05-2011 at 07:19 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 01-05-2011 at 07:24 PM by the dsc

This error may happen when trying to mount a cifs/smbfs share, be it either via fstab or command line. Most people seem to either not have the problem or circumvent it by using static IPs instead of hostnames, which will work only as long as the IPs don't change. Funnily enough, it seems that for some people the problem is exactly the other way around, IPs won't work, only the hostname. Weird. This is also kind of funny/infuriating as the share will be readily accessible via konqueror, and perhaps...
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Multiple flavours of Linux- what to opt for?

Posted 09-23-2012 at 05:26 PM by leosubhadeep

I must admit, I am so confused!

Say you are a kid (you always were a kid once! ) and go to a mall with parents for shopping. You see an icecream parlour in there, and couldn't resist running towards it. Your dad gives you moderate warning about being ill but you barely care. So you go, and see there's a season offer: pick up any flavour of icecream, without any cost.

Now, you love chocolates also. So chances are there you go for a chocolate flavour. Then again, you...
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