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FreeBSD on the PC – Not a Linux replacement!


Over the weekend I decided to give BSD a try. The last time I messed with any BSD OS was years ago, and it wasn’t good – that’s all I remember. But I thought after over 5 years I’d give it another try – thinking things probably got a lot better. Now I know I…

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Ubuntu 16.04 + PBIS


(Update 17-Aug-2016: This article has been revised and now incorporates the latest version of PBIS) The setup is pretty similar to the setup with Ubuntu 14.04 (See: http://swissperience.ch/techtalk/ubuntu-14-04-3-pbis-ad-domain/) Before we get started I need to point out a few things … The following steps will be based on these specifications: MS Windows Server 2012 Domain Name:…

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Ubuntu 14.04 + FreeRADIUS + WiFi


Looking for a tried and proven solution for using enterprise-level encryption for your Business (or indeed your Home) which is completely free-of-charge and makes use of Open Source software? Here is one such solution which I use on a Business level. The WiFi hardware I use is the UniFi AP hardware, with the FreeRADIUS/Ubuntu setup…

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Ubuntu 14.04.3 – PBIS – AD Domain


Ok, I have gotten this down to working well enough that a few people are using it in our company. Before we get started I need to point out a few things … The following steps will be based on these specifications: MS Windows Server 2012 Domain Name: techtalk.local Domain admin username: administrator Domain user…

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Thinkpad X230, X240 and X250 …


A couple comparison videos … 😉    

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Thunderbird and Google Calendar


There are a few methods for getting your Google Calendar to show up in the Thunderbird mail client, the most common method I see is using the Lightning Add-On coupled with the Provider for Google Calendar Add-On. Some downsides to this solution is:– It has happened in the past that there were incompatibilities between the…

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KeePass vs LastPass – Ubuntu 14.04


Passwords. Login credentials. Those things which seem to continue to add up – no matter how many accounts you close you always end up with more login credentials at the end of the day. I have been a user of LastPass for years. It’s become a tool which I simply cannot do without. LastPass works…

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Ubuntu Next … Unity 8 + Mir!


Ubuntu is preparing to jump into it’s desktop-to-phone convergence in a big way. Users who are playing around with Ubuntu 15.10 can already start to get an idea of what this will look and feel like. So what is Ubuntu Next? – Well, it’s Ubuntu running Unity 8 and Mir. Ok, so now I got you…

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