Upgrading Centos 6 python

Python is dug into the default CentOS 6 install.  You can’t just remove it.  Unfortunately you also can’t upgrade it using the system “yum upgrade” routine because CentOS doesn’t publish any updates for it.  The solution is pretty easy. ...

Ubuntu – vim over default vi

I’ve been using Ubuntu for a few years now, and will never go back … NEVER!  However, as a developer one thing has bothered me.  I am an old school Redhat/CentOS developer, and the “vi” editor shipped with Ubuntu isn’t the same as the one...

Linux VM hangs after clone/move

After moving some CentOS VMs yesterday, I was quite disappointed to find out the servers wouldn’t start up with a network interface.  I assumed VMware-Tools issues, reinstalled that, removed network cards, added them back in, no help.  Servers would boot fine...

UltraVNC Installation – Remote Access

First you need to know whether you need the 64-bit or 32-bit version.  To find this out, click your START button (or WINDOWS button) then right-click on “Computer” and left-click on “Properties”.  A window should pop up that says you have...