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Techmantium is a technology blog covering a wide range of technology topics and life hacks, including desktop PC, smartphones, tablets, Raspberry Pi, software, security, operating systems, mobile, storage, servers, gadget hacks and technology companies such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

Here you will find my tutorials on everything from making the switch from Windows to Linux, building your own cloud server, working with a Raspberry Pi. You can also find my tech gadget reviews, privacy and security articles and some hardware hacks.


PHP Performance Tuning with XDebug
15th November 2012Linux
PHP Performance Tuning is a good way to waste the hours of time to get milliseconds back. XDebug is the swiss army knife of PHP performance tuning, and enables enhanced diagnostics, debugging and performance profiling for all PHP applications. This article will show you how to get set-up and start profiling your scripts with XDebug.
Using Remote Desktop Gateway v8 on Windows 7
30th October 2012Windows
A few weeks ago Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 SP1 which updates the RDP client to version 8.0 so that it can be used in conjunction with the latest protocols in Windows 8 and Server 2012. Under some circumstances, the update will fail to apply and Remote Desktop will fail to connect, especially if using a Remote Desktop Gateway.
Linux Fix - Can Ping IP but can't Resolve Domain Name
29th August 2012Linux
This quick fix for Linux helps when you get trouble resolving domain names in web browsers or unable to connect to servers to download updates or packages.
What is Quantum Computing?
29th August 2012Hardware
Quantum computing is set to change the world in the future and promises computing power far in excess of every computer ever built, but despite its great promise, it's not widely available or particularly useful yet.
Linux Hardlinks and Softlinks
27th August 2012Linux
Linux has the capability to create links to files, similar to shortcuts in Windows, except that they work at the filesystem level. These links are come in both hard and soft versions, each referencing different addresses.
HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L Review
29th July 2012Hardware
The HP ProLiant MicroServer is a general purpose server that provides a platform to organise and safeguard business information, allow effective communication with customers and make the most of existing office equipment and resources.
Unboxing ASUS Transformer Prime TF201
29th July 2012Hardware
The ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 is the mid-range offering in the Android tablet from ASUS and despite its price it still offers a lot more that the competition.
Zalman Notebook Cooler ZM-NC2000 Review
14th July 2012Hardware
Zalman is well known for its cooling products, I have been using them for a number of years now, so when I needed something to keep my laptop cool they were the first company I looked up.