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Running KVM Nested in Microsoft Hyper-V

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    The other day I was doing some training for my Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator Exam and I needed to practice configuring KVM VM’s and networking so I decided I would give it a shot. In the past I’ve worked with VMWare ESXI and a few other Level-1 Hyper-visors there were able to run other hyper-visors within them, this is a term referred to as nesting, so I just assumed that Microsoft Hyper-V would let me do this by default… I was wrong. So after messing with it a bit I eventually did get it working so I figured I would do a quick write-up because I couldn’t see the information posted anywhere else, so here we go.

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Disable Windows 10 Telemetry

I’m sure many of you have heard the adage that nothing in life is free, well I would like to take that one farther and propose my own adage “Nothing in life is free, and if it is free then you’re the product”. Windows 10 is a fantastic example, while in many ways it’s a vary solid piece of software the price tag is very concerning to me. Currently Microsoft is collecting telemetry data from all users including location data, typing data, handwriting data etc. This data is probably just used for their internal service offerings however it could be sold to other companies or used for other purposes. There is an Application that was written by O&O Software that will allow for easy configuration and disabling of all the new Windows 10 Telemetry and Spyware features, here’s a screenshot of the software,

Windows 10 Privacy

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Lollypop Music Player Arch Linux Install Guide

Introduction

I’ve recently made the switch back to Arch Linux and decided that I really wanted to find a media player that fit the bill for me. In the past on Windows I was using Foobar2000 as my primary music player I loved the light resource usage but also the fact that I could customize the interface and make it beautiful.  Linux users generally suffer from a lack of beautiful applications that look polished and whenever I find an application that’s got a good UI and functionality I I feel inclined to share it.  I recently was informed about the existence of a newish media player for Linux called Lollypop, here’s a screenshot so you can see the UI

 

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Cloud Based Plex/Torrent Server Setup Guide

Introduction

 

If you’re reading this article you’re probably already familiar with what Plex is and that’s why you’re here, but for those of you that aren’t aware of what Plex is it’s a piece of cross platform media server software that in my opinion is unrivaled currently. If you’re interested in what the UI looks like here’s a screenshot!

 

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Razer Chroma on Ubuntu 14.04 (Or any other distro)

The Razer Blackwidow Chroma is undoubtedly a really cool piece of computer kit. However after picking one up I noticed one major fault, a lack of Linux support and a lack of any instructions on how to get it working with Linux. From what I know about keyboards I made some assumptions 1. there would be some sort of on-board storage that stores the firmware for the LED’s because they were already working in a pulsing pattern on my Linux desktop, 2. If you modified that that on-board storage on another operating system changes would persist if you moved it back to Linux. Both  of these things turned out to be true so below is a quick how to on configuring your Razer Chroma on a Linux workstation.

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