Computer setup

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 v15.5.6 as compared to Virtualbox 6.1.10. So far VMware Workstation Player better suits my purposes. […]

February 27, 2020
  • PXE network boot using 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 different tools and distributions, so […]

    February 17, 2020
  • 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 extracts values from a list […]

    November 28, 2018
  • 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 in the beginning altogether – […]

    April 5, 2018
  • 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 were made for Ubuntu 20.04 […]

    March 2, 2018