How to upgrade your system BIOS using FreeDOS

This article is now available here, on this site. I recently upgraded a couple older computers with new processors that were faster and had more CPUs than the previous ones. I discovered that it was necessary to upgrade the motherboard…

Introduction to the Linux EXT4 Filesystem

This article is now available here, on this site. The EXT filesystem has been the default filesystem for many Linux distributions for many years. EXT2 was the first filesystem I encountered when I first started with Linux 20 years ago. It…

Testing hardware for Linux compatibility using a Live USB stick

Ever go into a store that sells computers and try to pick out a computer that will work with Linux? Short of reading a review that mentions Linux compatibility or finding a compatibility list – most of which are completely…

My second article in the DNS series on Opensource.com – Build your own DNS name server on Linux

My latest article Build your own DNS name server on Linux, has been posted on Opensource.com. This is the second article in my series on DNS name services. Published yesterday, April 6, Introduction to the Domain Name System (DNS), talks about how name…

My latest article on Opensource.com – Introduction to the Domain Name System (DNS)

My latest article, Introduction to the Domain Name System (DNS), has been posted on Opensource.com. This article talks about how name services work on both the client and server side, and lists some of the more common DNS records and their…

Problems with JetPack 4.8

If you are using WordPress and have JetPack installed, do not under any circumstances install JetPack 4.8 at this time. JetPack 4.8 causes significant problems. It apparently prevents loading of all plugins and prevents the site from working. I reverted…