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How to download Google Chrome for Windows using a Linux Browser (Firefox/Opera/Chrome)

Unfortunately Google doesn’t make it very easy to download the Windows installer if you’re running Linux. ¬†The page will automatically detect your using Linux and attempt to download the Linux install file. ¬†Luckily there’s a solution, just click the link below to download the latest Chrome Windows Standalone (Offline) installer …

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VMWare Workstation Shared Folders between Windows and Ubuntu (debian) "Error Mounting"

While attempting to setup a shared folder through VMware Workstation 9.0.2 running on Windows 8 host, with a Linux Mint (Ubuntu/Debian) guest, and kept running into one problem after another. ¬†I spent probably an hour or more just trying to figure out the problem and get it to work correctly, and finally was able to get something to work, here’s how…

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The ultimate NAS media center, with Debian based OpenMediaVault and Plex Media Server

So i’ve been slowly building my home media server for a while now, testing out different distros, different NAS software, and I have finally come to the software I will be using from now on. ¬†Originally I started with Ubuntu, then moved on to FreeNAS, then Unraid, and finally Open Media Vault. ¬†My main concern was having a media center server that could be used as a NAS (or something similar), but still have the ability to add software to run on it such as Sickbeard, Couchpotato, etc. ¬†That’s when I found Open Media Vault … (more…)

Error 29: Disk write error (Unable to boot using Grub)

Recently when attempting to boot an old debian linux distro off a USB flash drive using VMWare’s Workstation, I kept receiving an error saying “Error 29: Disk write error” … “Press any key to continue…” which was an endless boot loop that threw me off for a minute. ¬†I’m sure I tried restarting about 5 times until I realized it was a very simple fix… (more…)