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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

Install Citrix Receiver on CentOS 7

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For those using Citrix Receiver to access resources from a Citrix-powered infrastructure here’s a quick installation guide for the Linux client on the recently released CentOS 7. I tested both release 12.1 and release 13.0 on a fully updated CentOS 7 64-bit instance.