Backup Server – Samba | Debian | Fedora/Centos

I wanted a server I could use to backup all my data, I’ve been toying with the idea of Windows server, it’s easy enough to install it and create a share so that I can use it to backup my laptops.  But then I stopped being silly and just installed debian.  I then had to

Fedora 21 Hangout Release Party

Not everyone can attend a release party, so I thought I’d try and have a virtual one.  So if you’re free or are near a computer, then come along and say hello Sat, 13 Dec, 20:00

People driven people show.

Well the title doesn’t make that much sense but I’ve had an idea, and I’m going to roll with it.  This post is just my thoughts, and I’m sure all the people that read this are going to make suggestions or just mock me I’m a people [ish] kinda person, I like knowing what makes

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + RAW Images

As you know I’m a linux fan, and a photographer, but one of the things I’ve noticed is that in Nautilus raw images have no thumbnail preview, and this is quite a pain if you’re just looking at your files and want to pick the correct image to edit.  Well after a few mins research

Contributing to the Fedora Project

Once of the many things I do for the Fedora Project is Tagging, it’s something any one can do and it’s a quick/easy way to give back to Fedora. First go here   You’ll need to login with your FAS credentials. You’ll then be taken to this page   From this page, you have two

Xubuntu 14.04 Desktop

In my conquest to try every linux desktop variation, I decided it was the turn of Xubuntu 14.04. Xubuntu is basically ubuntu, but instead of using the unity interface, it used the xfce window manager. Installation was as quick as any normal ‘buntu installation, so nothing was a surprise there. What was a surprise was

Fedora UK – Minecraft Server

I’ve created a minecraft server so the uk community and it’s friends can have a play, it’s nothing special, just a 20 user vanilla minecraft server. If you play minecraft and want to come along and play minecraft with members of the Fedora UK community, then direct your minecraft client to I’ve left a

Fedora command line quick tip #2123

Missing the logout option from gnome-shell?, run this from the command line to have the logout option back. gsettings set always-show-log-out true

Paul Mellors .NET Forums

I’ve just added a forum to my website at [ or just click the forums link at the top of my site, it’s just a simple one where you can login, start a discussion or answer fellow discussions. I’m thinking that I can use this for questions and answers about the Fedora OS and

Fedora Package Cleanup

I like to play with apps, so I install a lot, and see what they do, when I’ve finished with them, I’ll yum remove them, but if any apps have installed anything else as a requirement, it’ll leave it behind and not remove it. Now I like a clean and tidy machine so I was