Asus G72GX Laptop Review

For the past year or so, I have been looking for a good laptop for my mobile pursuits.  I have some pretty stringent requirements for my mobile platform,  the most import of which is the...

Been gone for awhile….

Hi – not long after I started this blog, I lost a dear friend. This loss has kept me from blogging for a couple of weeks. I had known him for 16 years, and our...

Network Emulation with Linux Netem

Back in the day, I used an open source program called NistNET to emulate a WAN for my company’s network test lab on a linux machine.  I was able to solve a multitude of issues...

SSH Tunnelling (aka Poor Man’s VPN)

Tunnelling of TCP traffic can be performed from the ssh command on Linux or with Putty on Windows, and can be thought of as a poor man’s VPN.  A VPN is a virtual private network,...

Boot Sector Management

As promised, tonight we explore boot sector management on X86 style hardware.  Anyone who works with PC hardware long enough, and especially those using linux as primary or secondary OS in a dual boot configuration...

Disk and Partition Imaging using dd

Linux provides an abundance of advanced command line tools to manage and modify just about anything on your system.  Today we will explore the use of dd, the primary tool on linux for creating and...

Hello, world!

Welcome to LinuxPowerUser.com!  With this blog, I intend to publish my experiences using Linux as a desktop and server operating system.  I have been using Linux since 1995 and around 2000 I completely replaced Windows...