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Do you have an old PC? Give it a new life with Linux!

Many of us still have old computers just lying around, collecting dust. However just because they are old, does not mean that they are dead. The fact is that an old computer can be useful even in the age of smartphones and tablets. 7 more words

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Freenas Update

The goal is to migrate the Windows Media Center (WMC)–till now run from a home office computer into two separate applications–one being powered by Freenas. 293 more words

Computers

VMware ESXi 6.5 Setup for Virtualized FreeNAS 9 Installation

Just a quick post today.  Last week I wrote in detail about the NAS that I setup at the start of the year.  It’s been a really fun project – in particular getting FreeNAS running smoothe and stable in a virtual machine using hardware pass-through. 89 more words

Virtualised 2017 Home NAS Build - FreeNAS 9 and ESXi 6.5

The Annual NAS Challenge

For some reason I like to build large storage arrays.  I do tend to eat up a lot of storage and over time I’ve filled them up.  2,468 more words

Reelbox Avantgarde to Freenas

This dissembled Reelbox Avantgarde died a while back and I tried to revive it thinking the power supply was bad.  I bought a similar fitting ATX size, 250-watt unit and rewired it to the Reelbox circuit which has some wires tied into the power on function of the unit. 278 more words

Computers

Newsletter: December 31, 2017

Happy New Years!

I wish all my readers the very best in the new year! And, as always, I promise in the new year to not waste your time.  1,171 more words

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Freenas Server

I put this Freenas server together over the holidays.  If you don’t know what Freenas is all about, this box and all the new parts inside was inspired by the developers over at… 246 more words

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