Chris J Powell

I am back – Krispy's Rants Lives…but now it is "i am krispy"

It has taken me far longer than I had anticipated, considering that I moved away from the world of shared hosting to becoming a System Admin all on my own but so far the experience has been not only worth it, it has been incredibly rewarding. I set up everything from scratch, using some great resources found on the interwebz and then dove into the modification of a theme that I think is pretty darn awesome! I was torn for several weeks about migrating to a different Content Management Solution other than WordPress but at the end of the day, it was by far the easiest, most supported and despite having no less than 10 reinstalls of the OS and the site, I am no ready to touch every single post on the site and reconnect all the broken and missing links. First off, the VPS Server that I chose was among the most affordable solutions I have ever seen, I went with www.vultr.com as my provider with a 768 MB $5.00 per month setup, then I went about trying … Read more

OS Sunday – A Penny for your thoughts?

OS Sunday – A Penny for your thoughts?

I have been running an evaluation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu for Business for about a week now and when I told a colleague of mine about this he reminded me not to forget about CentOS when doing an “Enterprise Ready” Linux Desktop Evaluation.  CentOS provides an interesting statement on its website homepage “derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor” and that North American Enterprise Linux vendor is Red Hat. Unlike the full evaluations that I am running on the 3 OSes (these are Physical installs), I chose to run CentOS through my OS Sunday paces which is installed in a VirtualBox environment with 4GB of RAM and 20GB of HDD.  The Torrent Download of the 5.3GB DVD images was tedious and for that much bandwidth investment I am hoping that I have a winner to unseat Ubuntu from my main user environment. The install was fairly straightforward and having just gone through the RHEL install earlier this week, most of the settings were quite familiar, … Read more