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 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 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 module (Trusted Platform Module)  on CentOS 7 (RHEL 7, PacketLinux 2 and Scientific Linux and Fedora).

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How to read information of your BIOS and hardware from linux shell

In this article we’ll see how to read information about your computer BIOS and hardware from the Linux command line.

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Converting GT/s to Gbps

On IT and Software Engineering daily tasks it’s always very useful being able to understand what GT/s really means in terms of Gigabits per second of computable data. This post shows how to convert GT/s into Gbps.

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