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Migrate from Oracle Linux 6.4 to CentOS 6.4

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The following howto will show you how to migrate an Oracle Linux 6.4 OS instance to CentOS 6.4. In my tests I used a fully patched Oracle Linux 6.4 VM running Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK2) and the default package selection for Software Development Workstation.   1. Update the

Google Chrome 28 on RHEL6/CentOS6

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As you might know, Google Chrome is no longer supported on older enterprise Linux distributions such as RHEL6 and clones. The system requirements page only shows recent versions of Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Debian and Fedora under the supported OS list. Luckily I found this very useful guide to install it.

Compile latest ffmpeg and vlc on CentOS 6

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This guide is for those who want the latest vlc player and the ffmpeg tool on CentOS 6. I used to not care much about the vlc version as long as it was able to play my content. This changed recently when I tried to play a video encoded

Running multiple Python versions on CentOS6/RHEL6/SL6

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The default RHEL6.x installation comes with python 2.6.6 but some people (mostly developers) need newer versions of python (either 2.7.3 or 3.3). Upgrading the existing python packages is not recommended as it would likely cause issues with the OS, so the only way is to install the other version(s)