Let’s play with commutable memory on Thomson MO6 and Olivetti Prodest PC 128 microcomputers

In the previous article of this series on Vintage Computing we saw how memory was organised on the Thomson MO6 and the Olivetti Prodest PC 128 8bit microcomputers. In this article we’ll put some concepts to practice and have some fun with the commutable memory.

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How to configure BIND (NAMED) DNS to forward queries to Quad9 via TLS

In this article we’ll see how to configure BIND DNS Server to forward queries to Quad9 (Threat Intelligence based public DNS Server) via TLS encryption to improve our privacy on the Internet and add an extra layer of protection for our local network.

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Memory Management on the MO6 and Olivetti Prodest PC 128

In this 2nd article about Vintage Computing we’ll explore in details how memory was organised and mapped on the Thomson MO6 and the Olivetti Prodest PC 128.

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How to install Thomson MO5, MO6, TO7, TO8, TO9 and Olivetti Prodest PC 128 emulator on Windows, Apple Mac, Linux and BSD

I have seen a resurgence of interest in vintage computing. Since I used many of these old and amazing systems when I started my never-ending learning about Software Development and Computer Science, I decided to start a small series of how-tos, helping those interested in learning how to develop code for vintage computers.

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How to fix grub boot loader after a Windows update on dual boot systems

In this how-to we’ll see how to fix grub boot loader after a Windows update breaks it.

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How to check disks health using smart on Linux, Mac and BSD

In this article we have a look at how to check disks health status using SMART and smartctl on Linux OS (RHEL, CentOS, PacketLinux and Debian/Ubuntu/KALI based distros), macOS and BSD systems.

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How-To: Explore a Linux Process or Service

We keep going with the series of articles about exploring a Linux System with the next step that is Exploring a Process.

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How-To: Explore a Linux System

In this set of super-quick “how-tos” we’ll see how to explore a Linux System via CLI (command line). How to check release, architecture, platform, files, logs, processes, devices and other useful info to start troubleshooting or maintaining a Linux System.

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Implementing Snort/Suricata on FPGA/NPU

Companies keep trying to implement Snort (or Suricata for that matter) on FPGA and/or in hardware. In this article we’ll try to identify the challenges behind such an approach.

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Configure and use your TPM module on Linux

In this article we’ll see how to configure and use a TPM 1.2 module (Trusted Platform Module)  on CentOS 7 (RHEL 7, PacketLinux 2 and Scientific Linux and Fedora).

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How to install and configure a super cool Minecraft server to be able to play and coding!

In this post we’ll have a look at how to install McMyAdmin, Minecraft Server, Forge and ComputerCraft to be able to run a full professional Minecraft Server to play with our friends and even to code in Minecraft!

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How to properly rename a Mac hostname

In this quick how-to we’ll see how to rename your Apple Mac hostname correctly.

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