How To – Low cost, high power Media Center PC (HTPC) – Part 1

So a couple of weeks ago, I wrote a small review on XBMC. Having used this wonderful piece of software for as long as I can remember, I thought I would take the time to write a little how to. Hopefully the end result of this, will be a nifty little Media Center PC (HTPC), capable of playing back full HD content, for as cheap as possible.

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Fix missing network cards after moving a Virtual Machine (CentOS/RHEL)

So you have been busy working up a nice working virtual machine in your dev environment and now you want to move it into production, or you have built a VM for a friend to show them something and when you send it over to them, the bloody thing doesn’t work. Normally, the most common complaint is when I start my virtual machine I don’t see eth0 (or any network cards for that matter)

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Ubuntu 12.04 – UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall)

Uncomplicated Firewall (ufw) is a (easyish) front end for ipTables. Which tends to come installed on Ubuntu distro’s
So what happens when you want to modify the rules. Lets say you want to allow SNMP to one of your servers

Add a new rule;

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