Windows 10 preview

Honestly when somebody said recently “hey did you know that Windows 10 was released…” I thought he was joking. It was released, the guy was not joking, and I suddenly had this thought if I have jumped ahead of time … Continue reading

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Annoying Skype forced upgrade on Linux

Skype forces you to upgrade…. fortunately there is a quick “fix”

ver=$(echo “4.2.0.11” | xxd -p | sed ‘s/.\{2\}/&\\x/g;s/^/\\x/;s/\\x0a\\x//’); echo “sudo sed -i \”s/$ver/\x34\x2E\x33\x2E\x30\x2E\x33\x37/g\” /usr/bin/skype”

Here is a link for old Debian Skype 4.2.0.11 in case it is needed    skype

Just rename it to skype.deb and install

Works.

 

 

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Old tRusty Thinkpad X23

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Just a note to myself here, I have dug up my old laptop from 2002 and tried to put it to some use again as I have managed to get the battery replaced. It is an old Pentium 3 CPU … Continue reading

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Solaris 11 and Metasplolit

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Just to follow up on the different OS scenarios from the previous posts, here is a test done on Solaris 11.1 x86 in Qemu KVM. Setup is nothing special, standard way of creating hdd qcow2 image, and launching the VM. … Continue reading

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Setting up X11 on Tru64 VM via VNC

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Ok, so we have the Tru64 up and running inside the alphavm and now we want to have a fancy X11 desktop with CDE window manager. Here is a quick howto for setting up vncserver and CDE on the Tru64. … Continue reading

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Running Tru64 UNIX inside a VM for Metasploit testing

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With Virtual technology nowadays it is possible to emulate almost anything, and for those that wish to play around with not-so-common operation systems for the Alpha processor family there exists a great software called EmuVM, which is available for free … Continue reading

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64bit OSX hacking with Metasploit

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In the previous articles I was describing how to install and run 64bit OSX in KVM (in this example it is Mountain Lion 10.8.2), now lest focus on some simple exercise in creating an installer via Iceberg which would contain … Continue reading

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