Enabling the Windows Installer Version Chooser

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This enables the Windows version chooser during install. Edit ei.cfg in the sources directory to read: [Channel] Retail Testing this with a Windows 7 Ultimate ISO gave the option to install Basic/Premium/Professional/Ultimate. Of course, you will need a different product key to install the versions you did not pay for. This only unlocks the ability to install other versions.

SSL From the Command Line

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While a browser may be nice for viewing web pages, the command line may be even better for troubleshooting your SSL and TLS connections. These are the quick and dirty commands to connect to these types of sites. See the source below for a more detailed explanation. SSL openssl s_client -connect <sitename>:<port> ... GET / HTTP/1.0 TLS and SSL ports gnutls-cli -s <sitename> -p <port> References http://blog.i-no.de//archives/2010/08/23/index.html#e2010-08-23T13_55_09.txt

MySQL Tweaking

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The reference below was an excellent source for writing this and there are a few more suggestions in it that you may want to look at as well. Make sure to back up your configuration file and databases before you start playing around with it. Calculating Free Memory We need to find out how much memory is available for MySQL to use. This example is not going to include swap space in the total because what would be the point in tweaking MySQL to run faster if it is going to be swapping off of the hard drive?