How to Install and Configure Apache Web Server on Ubuntu/Debian

No other Web server package is anywhere close to being as popular as Apache is. It’s currently estimated that just over half of all sites online serve from an Apache package. Ubuntu and Debian are popular Linux distributions for server systems, and both of them come with special server-only packages. …

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Choosing Between the Different Linux Distributions

Concerns about security and collecting information tend to be what cause many individual home users to take a new look at Linux. If you’ve never taken a look before or are coming back after turning to other operating systems, then you might not be sure which distribution is right for …

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How to Protect Linux from Ransomwares

Ransomware is one of the more threatening problems in the world of network security today. It’s frightening to think that someone could hold your data hostage. Some ransomware infections encrypt all data on a particular volume, and the individuals behind it demand a certain amount of money before they will …

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How to Configure zRam Technology in GNU/Linux

zRam is one of a number of technologies that are now integrated into the Linux kernel but turned off by default. It creates a solid block device inside of RAM that the operating system views as a swap partition. However, it’s compressed and stored in RAM pages as opposed to …

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How to Fix Outlook Sync Error 0x800700b7 on Windows Phones

Error code 0x800700b7 started appearing for Windows Phone users after the Hotmail website was updated to Outlook, mainly due to synchronization problems with the new website. This only happens when you’re using a Hotmail account, and you won’t get this with Gmail or other providers. This issue is common with …

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How to Fix Windows Store Error 805a8011 on Lumia Phones

If you’re using a Windows Phone, error 805a8011 indicates that there is a sync error with your Microsoft Account. As a consequence, you won’t be able to get any updates on any apps you have installed, as well as install anything new. Phone updates will be unavailable as well. This …

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How to Fix “Something Happened Error 0xC1800103 – 0x90002”

One of the best tools in Microsoft’s arsenal, the Media Creation Tool is an amazing utility which lets you upgrade your computer to Windows 10, or create an installation media for Windows such as a USB or a DVD which you can use for another device. However, this tool has …

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How to Fix Lumia Update Error 0x800703ed

Error code 0x800703ed indicates that there is an error between the SD card and your phone. You will get this when you’re trying to install build 10.0.14926.1000 on your Windows Mobile device, and you won’t be able to install the update. This happens for a number of users, and is …

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How to Transfer Music to HP Stream 7

The HP Stream 7 is a full-blown Windows tablet. It runs the full version of Windows, and therefore you can’t transfer media to it from a computer via a USB cable like on a, for example, Android tablet or phone, or even a Windows Phone. This is due to the …

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FIX: Windows 8.1 Pro Error 800B0001

Users of WSUS servers who try to run updates on clients using Windows 8 and 8.1 will face the 800B0001 error code. This code tells you that due to the fact that Windows 8 uses a newer WUClient than WSUS 3.0 SP2 Server can offer, the client doesn’t trust the …

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How to Make a Linux Command Line Insult You

By far one of the stranger GNU/Linux configuration tweaks offers the opportunity to have your computer insult you. Seriously, there is a little-known configuration option that stores a large number of insults that a CLI prompt could sling at a user if desired. This tweak involves use of the visudo …

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How to Run Mugen Fighter Natively in a Linux Environment

Mugen is an extremely popular fan-made fighting game franchise that’s free, but unfortunately most people only have access to versions compiled for the Microsoft Windows platform. While the game actually started back in the late 90s on the MS-DOS platform, it quickly switched over to Linux. There isn’t a current …

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How to Load Local Flash Objects Under a Linux Desktop Environment

If you’re coming from a Windows environment, then you might be used to dragging SWF Flash objects directly from File Explorer and loading them in your browser. Modern Linux browsers lack some types of Flash support, and many experts feel that Flash is slowly getting phased away. However, there are …

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How to Fix DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (Epfwwfp.sys) on Windows 10

epfwwfp.sys is one of ESET software’s system files. It is essential for the antivirus to run, and it also happens sometimes that even after uninstalling ESET, this becomes a leftover file and doesn’t get deleted. Unfortunately, it can lead to a DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Blue Screen of Death error, which will leave …

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Fix: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (mfewfpk.sys)

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (mfewfpk.sys) is an error that will get your machine stuck in a Blue Screen of Death error. Mfewfpk.sys is the driver for McAffee Total Protection, and given McAffee’s reputation of writing terrible code years back, it has been diagnosed to be the root cause of this problem. The situation …

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How to Fix “A problem caused the program to stop working correctly”

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.  Windows will close the program and notify you if solution is available happens when Windows detects that a loop, such as a while (true) {} fails to exit. The application in question should at this point send a message to Windows, …

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FIX: Office Installation/Upgrade Error 30180-28

The error code 30180-28 appears when you’re trying to upgrade or install Office Pro 2016, and generally a third-party firewall is blocking the updates from fully downloading. The app in question may be a firewall or another security app, but until you fix that, you won’t be able to upgrade/install Office Pro …

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FIX: Default Notification Sound for Wont Work on Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013, be it on Windows 8 or 8.1, and even on Windows 10, comes with a bug that won’t let you set a custom notification when you have new mail. Even though you might not think of it in the beginning, this is due to your custom notification’s format. …

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Fix: Edge Frozen with Virus Warning Pop Up

This pop-up appears randomly, mostly when you are surfing the internet. Most reported cases are on Windows 10. It isn’t on your computer, but it’s most common appearance is on Windows 10 due to the fact that the popup appears most easily on Microsoft Edge since it’s new, and as …

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How to Block Ads on Android

Ads help the free internet to stay running, but if you’re fed up with unnecessary ads or want to get away from the inconvenience that ads can cause then feel free to read our guide on how to block ads on Android below. Before we begin, please remember that most …

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Fix: System Restore Error 0x800700b7

Error 0x800700b7 means an unspecified issue has occurred, which is preventing the Application which in this case is the rstrui (System Restore) application to restore the system to an earlier restore point. This error is usually triggered when an antivirus or a firewall (third-party) mostly denies the System Restore utility access to files which …

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Solaris LDOM – Another Solaris Virtualization layer I should be using

In a previous post I discussed Solaris Containers/Zones and why they were a good idea.  Solaris has another layer of virtualization called Logical Domains or LDOMS.  Oracle has rebranded it to “Oracle VM Server for SPARC” but it in most causes it is easier to call them LDOMs.  Enough about …

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How to Fix Groove Music Error 0x801901f4

Error code 0x801901F4 can indicate a number of things, most commonly driver errors. However, in this particular situation, when it’s related to a Windows Store app, it indicates that there is a problem with Windows Update. You might get this error with Windows apps such as Groove Music, or maybe …

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How to Fix Windows 10 Store Error Code 0x80240437

The 0x80240437 error appears because Microsoft have changed how Windows interacts with Microsoft Store’s servers since Windows 8, and it often gives this error code when it tries to begin the download process. It mainly indicates that there isn’t a connection between your system and the Store’s servers, and therefore …

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Fix: Task Sequence Failing with Error 0x800704900

Getting a 0x80070490 error when trying to install Windows, usually when imaging, means that your BIOS is having problems with the partitions on the hard drive. This is also an issue when you’re using the System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft, in order to reinstall Windows on a device, which …

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