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Linode Introduces Hourly Billing

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Finally Linode moved to hourly billing, following DigitalOcean‘s model (hourly billing by default, capped at the monthly price). I don’t see Linode moving more into DO’s territory: Linode’s cheapest instance costs four times more than DO’s, but it is also more powerful and only comparable to a similarly priced instance on DO. Since I switched from Linode to DO, I …

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Build a Cheaper, Customizable Alternative to Apple’s Mac Pro

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I really don’t see the point of this, beside wasting a considerable amount of time and being able to boast about it. If you build such a machine you’d better go with Linux or Windows; the real advantage of OS X is in the tight integration between hardware and software. Apple’s Mac Pro, the sleek and shiny trash can from …

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Linux gets frozen, what do you do?

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Useful suggestion, but be aware, there is an annoying modal popup if go to the original page. This is much safer way to restart your frozen Linux. ┬áTo do this, you need to press: Ctrl + Alt + PrtSc (SysRq) + reisub Just to make it clear. You need to press and hold Ctrl, Alt and PrtSc(SysRq) buttons, and while …

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How an online backup can save your day

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A good online backup solution is something that you setup once, and forget till the day you need it. Personally I use a service called CrashPlan, and I can only recommend it. You can decide to use a different tool, the ideas highlighted here will probably still apply. CrashPlan is composed by a multi-platform application (available for Mac, Windows, and …

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