Archive for July, 2013

Don’t Want To Pay For Red Hat Linux? Try CentOS Instead

July 27th, 2013, posted in Linux

When a normal desktop user takes a look at different Linux distributions to use, they’d tend to think of various desktop-friendly distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE. But a major reason why Linux is so popular in the computing world is because of its use on enterprise computers and servers.
In case you don’t know already, most of the web is powered by Linux — Facebook, Twitter, Google, and a vast majority of other major Internet sites use Linux for their servers. While server administrators can choose between multiple distributions for their enterprise or server setups, the primary leader of these distributions is Red Hat; however, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or RHEL for short, costs a lot of money in support fees. If RHEL interests you but money is an issue, then it’s almost a given to try CentOS.

7 Mac OS X Lion Power Tips

July 22nd, 2013, posted in Mac

The best Power Tip of them all:
Just upgrading to Lion will do your Mac the world of good. It has a slightly smaller footprint than Snow Leopard and will make your machine run faster too.


#1 Learn gestures:

Spend a few minutes in System Preferences watching the video in your Trackpad section. Here you’ll find guides on all of the new gestures. A good grip of these and you’ll be a much more savvy Mac user in no time.


#2 Protect your kids:

Setting up Parental controls is easier than ever on a Mac. Go to System Preferences where you can limit the time your kids spend online, as well as monitoring the apps they use and information they can access.


#3 Set up keyboard shortcuts for apps:

You can quickly and easily set up shortcuts for apps like Mission Control and Launch Pad. This gives you an extra-quick way of launching them. Set this up in seconds using your System Preferences.