How to set up your own Rancher environment

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Well first of all you need some nodes, nodes that will be used as a platform for your docker services but we won’t cover the node installation only the configuration and the rancher part. I used 5 Coreos virtual machines as my nodes, with a NFS mapped partition for persistent data.

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LXC with Gentoo Linux

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VMWare (Server, Player, ESX), VirtualBox, KVM/QEMU  are just a few of the virtualization technologies you can use if you need to run a generic virtual machine. Each has strong and weak points, each adds some overhead when running the virtual machine, each can prove useful in a given scenario. I’ve used more or less extensively […]

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SSH TCP Port Forwarding aka poor man’s VPN

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In today’s world when the IPv4 addresses are a luxury and IPv6 is not wide deployed (yet) more and more servers are running behind NAT-ed addresses. To do remote management on these servers you connect to them using SSH through some port forwarding done on the border gateway. If you need to monitor these servers […]

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Run Internet Explorer on Linux

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A problem that many web developers face when they switch from Microsoft Windows to an open source operating system (Ubuntu, Fedora, Archlinux, OpenSUSE, Mandriva, Debian, BSD etc.) is the imposibility of running tests on Internet Explorer, since IE is officially suported only on Windows.

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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala released

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Canonical is holding their word when it comes on the strict release schedule of Ubuntu releases. Ubuntu 9.10, with the codename Karmic Koala, has been released yesterday 29 October, a week after the release of Microsoft’s Windows 7.

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File Tracking Client for Linux

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The Linux version of our File Tracking Client application is now available for download from the project’s website or from its SourceForge repository. So, now there are three application downloads available: A Demo version for Windows platform A Demo version for Linux platform The production version that runs both on Windows and Linux (This requires […]

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How to install WSO2 WSF/PHP on SUSE Linux

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If you need to install the WSF/PHP extension on a SUSE Linux with GCC 4.1.2 (pretty old) and receive some strange errors with missing libraries (even if you think / see they are there and even if you followed a la lettre the documentation) you may try the following approach:

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Linux and gaming

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A new article on micahville blog presents a list of 17 games who do not need WINE, can be open or closed source, and of course, run on Linux. The games are (in no particular order):

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