CBL-Mariner - Microsoft releases its own Linux distribution

CBL-Mariner - Microsoft releases its own Linux distribution

In the past, Microsoft publicly positioned itself against open source projects, especially Linux, with statements like “Linux is Cancer” (2001 Steve Ballmer). Since Mircosoft repositioned itself in the cloud business with Azure, a different wind has suddenly blown. With Windows 10, WSL has found its way in and Microsoft even offers open source software itself, e.g. .Net Core. Microsoft’s Linux System Group is the team at Microsoft that created WSL2. And now the team has recently released the first stable version of its own Linux distribution called CBL-Mariner.
Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck - What makes the difference between the handhelds?

Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck - What makes the difference between the handhelds?

The Steam Deck has been the hot topic in the gaming scene since July 15. The modern handheld from Valve is supposed to be a new portable console (handheld) and give you access to your Steam library on the go. The Steam Deck is based on a customized Arch Linux, just like Steam OS. The Big Picture mode will be replaced by the new Steam Deck OS, which also offers an on-screen keyboard and various optimizations.
How to create and publish a .Net WPF application with Gitlab CI/CD and NSIS

How to create and publish a .Net WPF application with Gitlab CI/CD and NSIS

As a rule, since I have been involved with CI/CD, I have only web applications and websites that need to run on a Linux server. I have always kept this simple. The first step was to build the application, then pack it into a Docker image and pull it on the target server from the repository with the latest tag. However, currently I am working on the Windows UI for my 360°Image Viewer Software which will be available exclusively for Windows devices.
List of Silent Installation parameters for Windows applications

List of Silent Installation parameters for Windows applications

Over the years I have packaged applications for Ivanti DSM software and collected a small overview of common installation parameters for unattended installation. Meanwhile there are various sources to get the installation parameters. Via forums like IT-Ninja you can often find the common install switches. Alternatively you can also look on Chocolatey into the PowerShell scripts or at Winget how the parameters for silent installation are. Since I have the list anyway and among them are also some more exotic applications, this might help some people.
Centralized Rsync backup monitoring with Go-lang and VueJS

Centralized Rsync backup monitoring with Go-lang and VueJS

Rsync is a robust and reliable solution for Unix systems to copy data quickly and reliably to other devices (e.g. NAS systems). I’ve been using Rsync for years for my data backup from my Ubuntu server to a NAS system from QNAP, which in turn replicates my data to an external hard drive that ends up offline in the closet. Rsync does this reliably every day with no problems and starts with a cronjob. The log files log everything down to the last detail - so far, no explicit backup software has been necessary for me.

Speedtest (benchmark) between C# (ASP.Core), PHP (Lumen) and Go

Speedtest (benchmark) between C# (ASP.Core), PHP (Lumen) and Go

I have been programming my applications with C# and the .Net Framework for a long time. I originally came from desktop development and learned to work with WinForms and C#. The language, your syntax and language features always impressed me and I had no reason to use any other programming language as my primary language. Even though I have always strayed a bit and used other languages like Python, PHP, JavaScript, Object Pascal and many more. I have always come back to C#.

How to host Matomo easily with Docker

How to host Matomo easily with Docker

Google Analytics is the defacto standard for website operators in the field of website traffic analysis. Not everyone wants to send their website data directly to Google, and not everyone wants to be dependent on a company. In this article, I describe how to implement Matomo Self-Hosting efficiently. With Docker (Docker-Compose) it is very easy to realize a Matomo installation.