Yet another Windows 10 post after some time

I had not much time lately to post anything, as too many sad thing are happening around the world. Unfortunately these have kept me busy for these past few months as I have tried hard to analyze the news coming … Continue reading

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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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