Friday, December 2, 2016

Display menu within Ubuntu 16.04

To display the menu options with all applications within Ubuntu version 16.04, access Settings –> Appearance –> Behavior, and set the Menus visibility parameter to “Always displayed”.


Move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen on Ubuntu 16.04

To move the Unity Launcher from the default location on the left of the screen to the bottom, use the following terminal command:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom

Ubuntu Drivers Command

To install proprietary drivers within Ubuntu, one method is to use the following command:

ubuntu-drivers devices


This utility should automatically scan for hardware devices that are in need of proprietary drivers.

To install the drivers, use the command:

ubuntu-drivers autoinstall


VMFleet is a set of scripts that uses DISKSPD workloads inside multiple Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct hyper-converged guests.  You can control the behaviors, quantities, IO patterns, etc. of all the VMs through a master control script.

Thycotic Secret Server

Thycotic Secret Server is an enterprise password management solution.


Minio is an object storage server built for cloud application developers and devops.  Written in Go, the focus is an easy to deploy and use 100% S3 compatible, object based storage platform.

Acrylic DNS Proxy

Acrylic DNS Proxy is a local DNS proxy for Windows which improves the performance of your computer by caching the responses coming from your DNS servers and helps you fight unwanted ads through a custom HOSTS file (optimized for handling hundreds of thousands of domain names) with support for wildcards and regular expressions.  A portable version is available.

Have I been pwned web site

The “Have I been pwned” web site contains a searchable database of data breaches.