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FL Studio - Kodi - Blender - Gimp - Shotwell - Reaper - Audacity - Cura - LibreOffice

Mediawiki - Wordpress - Ampache - Spotify - Strawberry - VLC

vscode - Qt Creator - Emacs - GitLab

irc - slack- pidgin - XMPP - Rocket.Chat - zoom

i3 - UnixPorn - terminal - screen - albert

maim - copyq

Steam - Stadia - Minecraft - Twitch - qBitTorrent

mame - Simon - Kaldi - Q2A

Chrome - Firefox - Tor - Okular

pgadmin4 - Robo 3T - Sqlite Explorer

postgres - sqlite - mongodb - mysql - SQL Server

ninja - gcc - git - eslint

TrueNAS - Linux software raid - Wireshark - Apache

ssh - gpg - haproxy - dnsmasq - geth

proxmox - SPICE - Docker - OpenVPN - vnc - Remote Desktop


systemd - xrandr - samba - fail2ban - ntp

Software Under Review

Software Archive

OS installation
Ubuntu 22.04 upgrade
Linux barebones quickstart
Ubuntu quickstart
Raspberry Pi
Kali quickstart
Centos quickstart
Cygwin quickstart
Update gentoo kernel
Upgrade gentoo
Windows 10 quickstart

Install Group Policy Editor from an admin Powershell console:

@echo off 
pushd "%~dp0" 

dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Package~3*.mum >List.txt 
dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Package~3*.mum >>List.txt 

for /f %%i in ('findstr /i . List.txt 2^>nul') do dism /online /norestart /add-package:"%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\%%i" 

Run Group Policy Editor to disable restarts:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Configure Automatic Updates
(o) Enabled
[2] Notify for download and auto install?  Or [3] Auto download and notify for install?  Going with [3], we'll see.
(or...) (o) Enabled: No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations
No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installation (just in case)
(o) Enabled
(reboot if you had to change it?  or will that wipe it out?  tbd...) 

In a corporate environment, you should quit your job - I mean, you will likely have to redo this after ANY f'in reboot.

Memtest boot disk
It should be on red-on-black flash drive. Or, get a fresh download of USB zip, it includes a Windows exe to create the boot. Or use the ISO.
Ubuntu upgrade / reinstall notes
Create and boot from Ubuntu USB
There should always be a boot USB for this in my set, but it needs recreation on new Ubuntu versions...
  1. Download the latest 64-bit Ubuntu desktop iso
  2. Format a USB drive as FAT (NOT exFAT or NTFS)
  3. Burn the iso to the USB, providing a GB of space (we want to add the nvidia driver once booted)
sudo usb-creator-gtk
  1. Boot with it
  2. On startup, select the USB EFI boot option in refind, select "Try Ubuntu", (on MBPro, hit e and add [ nouveau.noaccel=1] to grub line), hit F10 to start
  3. Once it is running, start System Settings, select Software, enable proprietary drivers
  4. Install, checking the [download as you go] and [install 3rd party stuff] boxes.
Ubuntu set up networking
Install NetworkManager, as the wpagui UI sucks
  • sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
  • YOU MUST remove interfaces from /etc/network/interfaces so wpa gives them up to nm-applet
  • add nm-applet to startup if needed - i don't think it is needed as it seems to start up automatically now - try rebooting first