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Enable verbose boot on RHEL-like distros

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This might be a non-issue for most desktop users and also for some system administrators who don’t mind hitting the ESC key to exit the graphical boot when doing maintenance tasks remotely, but it is certainly annoying when having to do it over KVM sessions repeatedly. For some reason

CentOS 7 with Oracle UEK

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For whatever reasons, one may want to install and run Oracle’s UEK on CentOS. I tested that with a CentOS 7 VM instance and UEKR3. Everything was pretty straightforward and safe to do on a test machine, but I would certainly not recommend running this in production :)  

Nvidia drivers on CentOS 7

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Since RPM Fusion doesn’t support RHEL / CentOS 7 and I didn’t feel like dealing with the Nvidia installer, I tried to find alternative package repositories. Fortunately I came across ELRepo which has been providing Nvidia drivers (from the long-lived branch release) in form of precompiled kernel drivers (kmod-nvidia)

Automatic desktop cleanup

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Desktop Cleanup was the name of an old Windows XP utility used to remove unwanted shortcuts from the desktop. Somewhat useful considering that most Windows installers create desktop shortcuts by default, but extremely limited as it didn’t support other file formats. In the Linux world such an application would