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The man who could have been Bill Gates

Brian McCullough on his YouTube Internet History Podcast channel has a very interesting podcast about the history of CP/M and PC-DOS/MS-DOS. CP/M could have been the dominant 16 bit OS for IBM PC's instead of DOS, during the debut of IBM's 5150 Personal Computer. The man who could have been Bill Gates Podcast What Was CP/M, and Why Did It Lose to MS-DOS?

Setting up a printer in Linux Mint

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 I finally was able to properly set up my HP Envy Pro 6400 All-in-one Printer on Linux Mint 18.   After getting an error while attempting to install my printer through the graphical user interface using the system-config-printers program, I did receive the following error: There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'server-error-internal-error' After a search online for assistance, I landed on someones experience and solution that worked for me: https://askubuntu.com/questions/994094/i-get-a-cups-server-error-server-error-internal-error-when-i-try-to-connect-a As referenced above, I did go to localhost:631 in my browser and was able to interface with the CUPS printer configuration page and add my personal printer by selecting Adding Printers and Classes. I did need to download the PPD file required for setup from the HP Linux Developer Portal to install the HPLIP driver for my Linux Mint Distro, located here: https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/gethplip

Good basic guide to Linux Shell

http://linuxcommand.org/lc3_lts0010.php

x86/ARM differences

How does the ARM architecture differ from x86?

Linux commands quick reference

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Difference between VPN and Proxy

A decent overview of VPN vs Proxy by Nicolas Fearn of techradar.com VPN vs Proxy

NMAP guide

https://www.maketecheasier.com/beginners-guide-using-nmap/