Switching from Ubuntu to Fedora – Part 1

I’ve been running Ubuntu “server” for quite some time on my workstation now, and lately the upgrade to 17.10 completely broke it.
So I figured I’d try something else, and as Fedora had a “minimal install” option, I immediately fell in love.

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Optimizing Ryzen

There are a few tweaks involved in getting the most out of any of the AMD Ryzen CPUs.
Here I’ll cover these, so you can get the most value out of your system.

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Split tunnelling with vpnc the easy way

I recently switched to running a clean Ubuntu Server with i3 as my window manager – this meant no more network connect, and thus I couldn’t simply use the checkbox “Use this connection only for resources on its network”.

So running a barebone vpnc, I finally figured out a simple way to split the traffic, so only traffic intended for the remote network runs through the VPN.

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Permanently disabling Windows Defender on Windows 10

Until recently Windows Defender would automatically disable, if you ran a purchased Antivirus (or one of the many free ones)

However this is not the case anymore, or at least it hasn’t been for me.

Here’s how to permanently disable Windows Defender, so you can rely on your purchased Antivirus alone.

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