This article takes a look at open-source software, a trend which dominates content management systems, programs and even operating systems. Written with complete beginners in mind, the article compares closed- and open-source projects and how they work as well as citing some popular examples of the latter.
Zero Code Tech
...because I also write quite a lot of tech stuff that isn't necessarily programming. Every article in this category is a technology article. Some are even problem-solving (or how-to) articles. But generally, they contain zero code (or maybe very little generic code). If you love tech, but are not exactly a software developer, you should be able to follow and appreciate the content in this section.
Choosing your domain name carefully is crucial to the survival of your website or blog. Like a company name, your domain name is a major part of your brand and your online identity. A lot of times people get so caught up in the design process that they forget that their domain name will usually be the first thing people see and remember. This article will get you started with domain names: I will cover the technical details about domain names, linguistic considerations when choosing your domain name, tools that help with your choice, and the actual domain name registration process.
A mailto link is basically a HTML email link. It is similar to a regular web link but instead of using http:// it uses the mailto: command. Users can click on a mailto link in your website to send you an e-mail without first having to copy the destination e-mail address and open an e-mail client.
At the end of my previous post Moving A VirtualBox VM With Snapshots, I described a common VirtualBox error you may experience when you try to clone virtual machines and move them around. The error is associated with VirtualBox Guest Additions which is usually installed across individual virtual machine instances.
VirtualBox allows us to copy a virtual machine from one host to another easily. You just copy the hard disk file (usually .vdi or .vhd) to the new host. Then you use the transferred hard disk file to start up a new virtual machine on the new host. That’s it! However, I have found that if you use this method on a VM containing snapshots, you only get an old machine state of the original virtual machine. All saved snapshots are lost. In this tutorial, I explain how to move a VirtualBox VM to a different host and still retain the snapshots on the original host.
This article goes straight to the installation and VM setup process. We shall be creating a Windows Server 2012 VM on a Windows 7 host machine. For some more background info, See my previous post – VirtualBox and Virtualization: An Introduction.