RackSpace Cloud Review

About 4 months ago I tried Amazon EC2 with Ubuntu image and found it somehow difficult to configure the server, especially if you are not familiar with cli. Making an ssh remote connection required downloading few encryption keys from amazon. Linux server images from amazon seem to not have root password, therefore private and I think public keys are created for you to connect with ssh, which make it more secure. It took me about 2 hours to figure out how to use those keys. I worked with Linux boxes before, in fact I never hosted a site on Windows machine, and never will, but I didn’t have to use a ssh connection to configure my server. Continue reading “RackSpace Cloud Review”

Great tool to make USB flash drives bootable

I just got a new Asus netbook and it came with Windows XP Home installed. First thing I wanted to do is install Ubuntu Netbook Remix and not having a built in CD-Rom on this thing is not that easy.

This tool called UNetbootin makes it really easy. Not only that it makes any flash drive bootable, but it can also download the ISO file for a lot of popular Linux distributions for you. It’s very easy to use and very lightweight. Windows version comes as one executable file and it’s about 3mb. Continue reading “Great tool to make USB flash drives bootable”