Virtualbox vs VMware Player

There are many articles comparing Virtualbox and VMware products, but I could find none that would list the points important for my industrial automation tasks. So here is my list, still growing, of pros and cons of VMware Workstation Player v15.5.1 as compared to Virtualbox 6.1.4. So far VMware Workstation …

PXE network boot using netboot.xyz under Docker

Computer boot up options For low-level computer maintenance (working with partitions and hard disk images, data recovery, fighting viruses and cyber attacks, etc.) and for installing the operating system, you can use bootable USB flash drives, for example: Ubuntu Live, Clonezilla, SergeyStrelec. However, this solution has disadvantages: there are many …

Regular expressions in Notepad++

There are many useful articles about Regular expressions in Notepad++ in the Internet. I have decided to keep my own as a kind of my personal cheat-sheet. Removing attachments in Thunderbird files Find: (Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64)(.*?)(\r\n–) Replace: \1\3 . matches newlines Convert list of named values into table This regular expression …

Switching from Windows to Linux

I had tried to switch to Linux several times during the past three or four years, and every time had to roll back to Windows, because of the critical mass of inconvenience, of being unaccustomed to the new environment, of being unable to quickly solve everyday and working tasks, and …

Ubuntu settings

This article contains mainly the useful stuff I found in the Internet, but there are some things which I developed myself. This is my cheat-sheet, in order not to search the web again. If it turns out to be useful for somebody else, I will only be glad. These settings …

Windows setup

These settings are quite arbitrary, somebody may disagree with them. I think these settings suit my tasks best, but an even better solution may exist, of course. So your feedback is welcome. Many items are written briefly, because they are intended just as a reminder for experienced users. So these …