To those in the know, I've recently got myself a MacBook Pro (sweet machine!), but I still have need of my other OS's.
A couple of options exist: VMWare & multi-boot.
I'm opting for multi-boot; reason is price, performance & direct hardware access
[This tutorial shows how to create a Debian/Ubuntu mirror for your local network with the tool apt-mirror. Having a local Debian/Ubuntu mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth.]
[The first version of Ubuntu to be released next year has been unveiled, and in the tradition of affable alliterations ascending the alphabet, the OS has been codenamed "Hardy Heron".
Heron will be the successor to Gusty Gibbon (version 7.10), which is due out in October 2007. Heron will set to arrive in April 2008.
"Each new release gives us all an opportunity to shine, irrespective of which bricks in the project we are laying, and this is at the heart of our belief - working together to produce an Operating System that will empower its users and shape the IT industry, putting free software at the corner-stone of our direction."]
[Today in Germany the Hacker Tool Law goes into effect. With the official name of Paragraph 202C it states that it is illegal to possess, use, produce, or distribute a "hacker tool".
In theory, law enforcement could come and arrest everyone here at Chaos Communications Camp. A group of hackers gathered in solidarity to protest this law. Hackers in Germany have been protesting the making of this law for the past year and are stunned that it passed and has gone into effect.
The term "hacker tool" is left vague. Nmap or other network monitoring system could fall into this category. Software likeKismac, a wifi detection software, closed down today. Phenoelit, a hacker group, also closed down shop and saying goodbye to Germany.]
[I’m a big fan of having a PC connected to your TV to enhance the media experience. Hell, I have 1 PC to run MythTV an old Xbox on a different TV acting as a MythTV frontend and an AppleTV. Let’s just say, around this house we all love the PCs that are connect to our TV’s.]
- Submitted my URL to Google’s add url page.
- Linked a word in one of my posts to an permalink on Google’s Blog.
- Did the same thing to an article on TechCrunch.
- Posted legitimate comments on a few blogs I enjoy reading
- Announced this blog at BloggerForum.
- Spent two or three hours writing a good article to submit to social news sites, submitted
- Added RSS feed link to my site
- Added blog to Technorati
- Installed plugin to add Technorati tags to my posts
- Installed this Google Sitemap plugin, created sitemap and pinged Google.
- Optimized this blog using these excellent tips to make it more pleasing to the search engines.
- Posted at least one article per day"
Use a Windows startup disk
Use Last Known Good Configuration
Use System Restore
Use Recovery Console
Fix a corrupt Boot.ini
Fix a corrupt partition boot sector
Fix a corrupt master boot record
Disable automatic restart
Restore from a backup
Perform an in-place upgrade
[You have a spare computer, you know that Joomla is a fairly powerful CMS, that Ubuntu is a really nice Linux distribution, and you’d like to combine all these things. So here is how it’s being done...]
[Ubuntu can read and write files on your Windows partition. Windows partitions are normally formatted as NTFS (the default for Windows Vista, XP and 2000) or, rarely, FAT32. If unsure, you can find out which format your Windows partition uses by right-clicking the partition in Windows Explorer and selecting Properties.]
[ Support of NTFS partition for linux has always been a problem. Projects exist since many years but was always experimental, and was claim to be not safe. On the 14th of July 2006, a developer of the linux-ntfs team, Szabolcs Szakacsits, revolution this area by releasing a new driver ntfs-3g which claimed to provide full read/write support for all NTFS partition. After months of successful testing by hundreds of thousands of users in beta status, ntfs-3g is now fully stable]
[There’s plenty of info about how to enable the ntfs-3g module [I call it a module, but others might disagree with that characterization, I guess driver is the better term] in Feisty Fawn. What I want to talk about is how to enable a single user to have those ntfs partitions, in a dual-boot scenario, as their own without the problem of anything on them or created on them becoming the property of the root user.]
[USB Linux installation enables you to install a portable Linux operating system on a flash drive or USB key no larger than your thumb. This portable Linux version can then be run from any computer that can boot from a flash device, allowing you to bring your operating system, desktop, applications, files, e-mail, personal settings, favorites and more with you. It’s like having your own personal operating system you can carry in your pocket. On this site, we provide many simplified portable Linux flash drive installation tutorials.]
[So I’m now using my second laptop as a Linux dev server. Ubuntu is what all the cool kids are using so I thought I’d give it a go. Wait a minute, oh crap, I have to make a choice between Ubuntu Desktop Edition and Ubuntu Server Edition. Well I want to use it as a LAMP server but at the same time I want a desktop and all that comes with it. I figured I’d be able to download the Desktop Edition and sort it out later. I am happy to report I was correct, but I learned a little on the way. Here’s how you do it.]
[And Gmail being as popular as it is, it’s time for a major update. So here you go, over 80 Gmail tools and tips, including Firefox extensions, Greasemonkey scripts, Desktop programs, Web applications and all-purpose ‘HowTo’ guides.]
[This tutorial shows how you can install and configure Beryl on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) desktop with an ATI Radeon graphic card. With Beryl, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects. We will use the open-source ATI driver that comes with Ubuntu plus AIGLX to achieve this; the other way to do this would be to use the closed-source ATI driver together with XGL which seems to be a bit unstable.]
NVidia & other propietary 3D graphics setup is very similar.
NOT INTENDED FOR LOW-END SPECKS (like the PS3 until OpenGL driver are released)
[With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial shows people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!]
Welcome to Windows2Linux!
To start with, we'll make use of Canonical's distro's:
Kubuntu (KDE ubuntu): http://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/feisty/
You can make use of either the CD or DVD versions (an USB version is also available), all of which are 'live' distros.
If you have any doubts, try the live 'try-before-you-buy' option (which is a hullvalot more than MS offers you). Pop the live disk into you machine, reboot, set BIOS to boot from disk.
THIS WILL NOT SCRATCH YOUR EXISTING SYSTEM! (unless you install)
Multi-boot systems are available too.
Typical Ubuntu desktop setup has taken me as little as 15 minutes on a spec PC, and is ready to roll, with full office suite, security & tools, with minimal intervention; still need obvious stuff like security, language, etc, etc.
Use Kubuntu for low-end users to wean them off windows; most won't notice the difference.
[HowTo: Windows (XP) on Ubuntu with VMWare Server
Are you too having problems with software that is only available on Windows and not on Linux? Are you still Dual Booting to solve this problem? After this HowTo you will never need to dual-boot again for your windows only software, like Adobe CS!]