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OriginLab 2017 on Linux/Wine

OriginLab does not officially support running their software on Linux/Wine, however, with a few tricks, it 95% usable – if you can live with 32bit only. The following is an a little more detailed description the AppDB entry on Wine

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Let’s Encrypt + Plesk

Let’s encrypt issues SSL-Certificates for free – meanwhile most Systems trust their CA. Let’s Encrypt features a CLI to request, update and install certificates – which work’s nicely as long as your server’s setup is compatible. A Plesk based setup,

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Updating sparklines in OriginC

Ever wondered how to tell OriginLab to update the sparklines after a custom import-filter (or whatever data-manipulating script) has been called? Well, you can call the “sparklines” X-Function. The documentation is, as usual for OriginC, not the best and calling

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HD TFT vs. VGA-KVM Switch – and Linux

Multiple Computers at the same Keyboard, Video and Mouse – no problem when using a KVM Switch. Unfortunately, mine (DLink DKVM-2KU) does not seem to route the IDx-Pins of the VGA connector correctly, my system was not able to get

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Agilent U1253A with LabView

Agilent’s U-Series Multimeters have the ability to be talked to via an infrared interface (and some of them even feature an OLED display), either through Agilent Keysight’s slightly overpriced USB-To-IR Adapter, or by building your own. If you intent to

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Fairphone with or without Google’s Apps

Yep, a brand new Fairphone! One of the probably most notable differences of the “Fairphone OS” to any stock Android is, that it does not include, by default, all these little Google thingies like the Play Store, GMail, the Location

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Dropbox on non-supported Linux

When installing Dropbox in a non-supported distro like Mageia, you’l soon encounter the problem, that starting Dropbox upon login to the UI (in this case: KDE) is not that easy. Once you downloaded the Dropbox-Distribution and installed it as described

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A guide to comfortable software – unordered list of things that suck

This serves as an uncomplete and highly subjective list of things that should not happen in conjunction with software of any kind. Or, in other words: A guide to non-sucking (as in comfortable) software. And, well- the list is unordered

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