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Installing epel-release in CentOS 8 and Oracle Linux 8 – The EASY Way

TLDR:

Centos 8:

Oracle Linux 8:

NOTE: if you absolutely need to have “epel-release” installed due to dependancies on Oracle Linux – then use the rpm way:

 

 

The Whole Story

With the news late last year, that Redhat was killing off CentOS, there was a shockwave throughout the industry.  To those outside of the linux server environment, I am not sure you could comprehend the vast affect this will have. …

Why I left Facebook.

It’s been a reoccurring theme in my head for years.  The Internet, Humanity’s greatest feat, and greatest downfall.  It brought the world together while simultaneously pushing us all apart.  With the rise of Facebook and other social media platforms in the early part of the 21st century (2000-2010) it seemed to be a dream, getting reconnected with long lost friends from yester-year.  But in all essence, Facebook is just that, a dream, a façade.  What you see on Facebook, isn’t real, its the cherry picked moments of everyone’s lives, you don’t see the truth, the “behind the scenes” of what really goes on in a person’s life. …

VestaCP offsite backup script

I have always been an advocate for using a control panel when dealing with multi site hosting.  In my case I use VestaCP, which is a great, simple, free alternative to the big boys like Plesk and cPanel.  The only issue though, is space for backups.  On the server I normally have 3 to 5 days backed up, which is great, however if you find out your site had been hacked 7 days ago, all your backups on the server are tainted.  This happened to me a few years back, and one of my sites was hacked for almost a month before I found out.…

Installing Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Fedora in Virtualbox

In this video we install VirtualBox, then create 4 Virtual Machines including Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Fedora.

Important Links:

Virtualization VT-x/AMD-V/SVM Mode (ROG)
Common: https://bit.ly/2IblnP8
ROG: https://bit.ly/3g6xfyh

VirtualBox: https://bit.ly/2JMQQY7
Ubuntu 20.04: https://bit.ly/3lCmdBZ
Xubuntu 20.04: https://bit.ly/39E5QCP
Kubuntu 20.04: https://bit.ly/3g9BXv9
Fedora 32: https://bit.ly/3lzZKFB

Coronavirus update – Day 257

Its been almost 3/4 of a year since I have gone WFH (Work from home) in isolation  When I last posted about the numbers, we had just passed 7 million infected. That was 170 days ago. Now we are at just over 60 million.  But this post is not as much about Covid-19 as much as it is about the amount of disinformation.  In the past week I have been messages posts on Social Media that are so drenched in disinformation I feel like I need to disinfect my PC.

For this post, I will discuss 3 such posts that had me facepalming at the stupidity (or cleverness?)…