Posts Tagged with "Linux"

Tech Posts Moving

Sunday, August 24, 2008

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I’ll be beginning to move the tech posts to the company site late tonight. For the time being, in their place, until I get Google to spider the company site, I will leave links to the new location and not completely remove them until they show up in searches.

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VMWare Server on Ubuntu

Friday, August 8, 2008

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Last week after my re-do of my laptop to change paritioning and correct some issues I’d created, I suddenly could not get KVM/Qemu working to recreate my XP virtual machine. I installed exactly the same, but no dice–something had changed. Posted to forums, but hadn’t gotten any response. So in looking for solutions, came across […]

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Geek Post: Keeping home directory on separate partition

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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Ubuntu’s done some phenomenal work the past few years helping move Linux mainstream. One of the things they haven’t done–and they are not alone–is emphasize creating and using a separate partition mounted as /home. Why is that important? Well, take me, for example. Reformatted my laptop a couple days ago, and after running into an […]

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Upgrading Mint on Desktop

Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Having been using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on my notebook for a few weeks now, I’ve realized how much I like it…even more than the Mint on my desktop (running Celena). In preparation for the Mint release Elyssa based on Ubuntu 8.04 that will be forthcoming, I’m venturing out into the world of distribution upgrade. […]

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Internet Explorer and Quickbooks in Ubuntu…

Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Ok, maybe not exactly…but still. VM running XP, and running it very well, and very fast. And yes, that IS my desktop…that background is cool–if looked at from the side, without knowing about the background, looks like my screen is cracked!

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Desktop Virtualization Rocks!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

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After some initial difficulties getting Windows Server 2008 set up in Virtualbox OSE, mainly with drivers for the AMD PCNet NIC is emulates, I took some more time to look around. And what I found is not only functional, but performance is amazing. The answer lies in KVM. Nope, not that kind of KVM, but […]

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My Inital Lenovo R61 Review

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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I’ve mentioned it a few times between the blog and twitter, but my new laptop finally arrived today…albeit more than 2 weeks early. Not a bad thing at all. I opted for an R61, custom-configured, in part because of special pricing (ironically enough, you’ll soon see) as a Microsoft partner. Basic specs are: Intel Core […]

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Review of Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron”

Thursday, May 1, 2008

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I normally run Linux Mint 3.1 “Celena” on my trusty old Dell Inspiron 1150. It’s solid, runs well, generally has no issues, I frankly I just like the look and feel of it better than Ubuntu itself, despite the fact that Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu. But, just like the kids in a family, […]

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Install Microsoft TrueType Fonts in Ubuntu (Or Derivative)

Saturday, March 15, 2008


So I’d grown accustomed to the default fonts in Mint, and hadn’t had any issues since the font smoothing. But today I decided to install the Windows TrueType fonts….and wow, what a difference! It’s not so much the fonts themselves, just that nearly everything online and off is built using them. So websites look different–heck, […]

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Mount Windows Shares in Ubuntu (or derivative)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

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1. edit your /etc/hosts file; give the Windows machine an associated name (or to be consistent with Windows networking, the machine’s Netbios name)2. install the samba and smbfs packages (sudo apt-get install samba/smbfs)3. Create a directory for the share to appear locally (sudo mkdir /mnt/bob, for instance)4. Edit /etc/fstab for the share (example of //systemname/sharename […]

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