Successfully installing Ubuntu 20.04 to run under Parallels Desktop 15

Ubuntu 20.04 setup problems

While running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS as a virtual machine configured using Parallels Desktop 15 is not officially supported and setup problems have been reported, I managed to make it work by exhibiting patience and persistence and following common sense backup procedures.

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Disable your VPN to access iCloud using Linux

Sign in to iCloud dialog box
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VirtualShield for Linux fails to install in Mint20

VirtualShield sign-in screen in LInux

I successfully run VirtualShield in a virtual machine running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The app auto-loads when I launch the OS.

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Recovering data from a Powerbook G4 with a crippled keyboard

The prospect of recovering data off of a client’s Powerbook G4 proved to be a challenging project for several reasons:

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