TCP Ping: Turns out you can ping websites using TCP!

Ping a great tool in monitoring a host status in real-time. It is available on all (not sure) operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac and even Android. I commonly use ping whenever I wanted to see whether or a host is alive or dead. However, sometimes  firewalls do block generic ping packets which utilizes Internet Control Message... Continue Reading →

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Developing on Linux (Linux Mint XFCE): Compiling on Geany (C++)

I usually use Codeblocks on my Windows partition for developing purposes. However, I noticed that most of the distros out there uses Geany as their preinstalled IDE. Since I haven't heard of Geany yet, I fired up my Software Manager on Linux Mint and installed Geany (4 star rating with 242 reviews) on my machine.

Linux Mint XFCE: Hiding Drives and Devices

Some people (like me) prefer to dual boot their machines. In dual booting, we have the full access to both partitions of our drive (Windows and Linux) except of course when Windows is on Hibernate mode. Sometimes though, we tend to see other partitions like the OEM partition. If at later part we wanted to restore our machine, we should not want to mess up with the OEM partition so that we could recover it perfectly. Right? So how would you protect it? You can hide it visually in the file manager so that when someone uses your awesome Linux installation, they won't delete or modify files on them. So here's how to do it:

Steam on Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint)? Yep. Possible.

This might not be new to you but just in case you don't know yet, the ever famous "Steam" gaming platform works on Linux! No emulation / virtualization required! So if its the one thing that is holding you back to move into the Linux world, maybe you should think again!

Microsoft Lync 2010 on Linux (Linux Mint / Kali Linux / Debian)? Yes it’s possible!

I am wondering if someone already did install Microsoft Lync 2010 on their Linux box. Since its one of the most commonly used internal messengers of companies out there, why not give it a shot on Linux?

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