Creating a CentOS 7 VMware Gold Template – Updated for Deployment Fix

I have documented how to create a CentOS 7 VMware Gold Template for all the non-Linux admins out there.

Following the instructions below will yield a template ready for future installs that ensures you can deploy at speed.

All told this should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

I have amended the […]

DiskPart Commands to Clean and Format a USB or fixed Disk

I put together this little post to help people clean and format their USB or fixed disk in Windows 8.1, I needed this because some of my USB drives have previously been formatted with ESXi or Linux installed on them and this was the easiest way to bring them back to a useable format.

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Installing VMware Player 5.0.0 on Ubuntu 12.04

Just to give everyone a heads up that installing and running VMware Player 5 on Ubuntu 12.04 works perfectly and doesn’t require any additional steps to install apart from making the bundle executable (unlike previous versions which required manual patching, so a big thanks to VMware for finally fixing the issue )

chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.0-812388.x86_64.bundle

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Desktop Operating Systems – I moved away from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04

In my last post I mentioned that I had looked at alternatives to Windows as I wasn’t happy with the direction that Microsoft have taken with Windows 8, don’t get me wrong I really like Windows 7 and think that it’s a great OS but Windows 8 left a lot to be desired where laptop\desktop […]

Desktop Operating Systems – A move away from Windows??

I have been a Windows guy from a very early age (actually I was a DOS guy before becoming a Windows guy) and it’s with surprise that I find myself in my current predicament. I recently had a go of the Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview and unfortunately found myself really disliking it, don’t get […]