Megaupload User Asks Court to Help Get Files Back

One Megaupload user has had enough of this cat and mouse chase between the US authorities and Kim Dotcom and has asked the court to help get his files back. When Megaupload was raided more than half a decade ago, millions of users lost access to their personal files. Dotcom and his team has tried over and over to get authorities to return the servers, to no avail. Kyle Goodwin, a Megaupload user, has been trying for the past two years to get the files returned to him and now... Read more

FAQ: How to skip a Windows 10 upgrade

Enterprises that try to slow down Microsoft’s upgrade train by skipping one of the twice-yearly Windows 10 refreshes will have to hustle to stay in support, according to the company’s latest scheduling disclosures.Corporate users of Windows 10 may have as little as two months to deploy a feature upgrade after passing on the one prior. Only if IT administrators are willing to roll out a consumer-quality version — one that Microsoft has not yet given the approved-for-business green light — will they have up to six months to upgrade employees’... Read more

New update options for Windows 10, version 1703

With the release of Windows 10, we simplified the servicing process by moving to cumulative updates, where each update released contains all the new fixes for that month, as well as all the older fixes from previous months. Today, most organizations deploy these cumulative updates when they are released on the second Tuesday of every month, also called “Update Tuesday.” Because these updates contain new security fixes, they are considered “Security Updates” in Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and System Center Configuration Manager. Based on feedback from customers, we are... Read more

Testing Linux hardware compatibility with USB sticks

Like everyone else, those of us who use Linux sometimes need to purchase a new computer. Although the days of poor hardware compatibility are long gone, it is still possible to run into issues. Just going to a local store, like Intrex here in Raleigh, or any of the big box stores, and watching the display models run Windows demo programs does not help my confidence levels about Linux support for all aspects of their hardware. read more Read more

How Kubernetes Is Making Contributing Easy

As the program manager of the Kubernetes community at Google, Sarah Novotny has years of experience in open source communities including MySQL and NGINX. Sarah sat down with me at CloudNativeCon in Berlin at the end of March to discuss both the Kubernetes community and open source communities more broadly. Read more

How to Run NGINX as a Docker Container

Using Docker containers makes for an incredibly easy way to roll out apps and services onto your network. With this, you can extend the offerings of your business or quickly test a new server or service. With these apps as containers, it becomes possible to cut down on sysadmin overhead, thanks to no longer having to manage applications through package managers or installing from source. By installing the likes of NGINX as a Docker container, you can simply replace the image when new updates arrive. Read more

Install phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04

phpMyAdmin is one of the most popular and widely used web-based database management tools. It a free and open source PHP application that allows the users to manage single or multiple SQL database servers locally or on a remote server using a web browser (GUI). phpMyAdmin is very handy and useful. We can easily create, rename, delete and edit databases, tables or fields, execute SQL commands, import and export tables, create and modify users, etc., all via an easy-to-use GUI. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps... Read more