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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
If you have ever had the need to get a nested virtual environment working, so virtualbox running inside vmware, I've put some instructions together un an ubuntu1110 server on my blog.
If you've every had to migrate a Linux machine in VMware or Virtualbox, you'll probably have noticed that the eth0 either disappears or changes to eth1 I've put up on my blog why this happens, and how to solve the problem.
It seems almost obligatory to do some form of App List and as such these are my personally most used Apps on my Android Mobile.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/10/my-20-most-used-android-apps.html
Back in October i wrote what was described as a scathing post about the lack of innovation coming out of Canonical.
The complete lack of innovation part i feel stands. However I have had a chance to play with the Unity Interface and I'm getting accustomed to it.
It seems the move toward a more OSX looking system is very obvious especially when the background is changed and the borders are changed to a lighter colour.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/11/ubuntu-1110-take-2.html
A new Apache project.
It's not without surprise that Ubuntu is not without its faults, one of them is, from a new users perspective it's a Distro which does need a lot to setup to get it functional. What Pinguy Tries to do is provide a better Out of the Box experience..
Read More: me.hippofield.com
I guess this is a bug report. I'll be filing this soon, probably tomorrow, but I wonder if anybody else has seen this.
The screens hots probably aren't going to show up here so go to http://unityisntthatbad.blogspot.com/
Linux is an important OS, has a long history, and serves many people well, which is why it is time to kill it and end this game...
These are not the ramblings of a lunatic looking to start a flame war.. This is the reality in todays dog eat dog world.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/10/linux-is-far-from-dead-on-desktop-but.html
My 2nd desktop is largely reserved for video editing. As it often the issue with video editing, storage space is getting scarce. The sata hard drive has 320 GB, and it's getting full. Time to purchase a new hard disk drive...
Back in 2008 I wrote a blog post about the state of Internet TV at the time, which was fairly well received. nearly 4 years on its time to re-assess the state of Internet TV.
Since 2008 when Internet based TV was really just starting the landscape has really changed, gone in a large proportion of the examples I gave they were very much Windows focussed. However the device landscape itself has changed hugely since 2008. Mainly due to the iPad and Android platforms, what is available has become platform agnostic, which has made the whole concept of cutting the cable and going internet only far easier.
As a Linux user is this easier or harder than it was in 2008?
I've flip flopped over the years between many linux distros for Servers, from CentOS and Ubuntu following the great guides at Howtoforge while learning how different things work. Now however i'm looking for quick and easy solutions to problems.
There are many Linux Distros out there, covering all manner of reasons for having them, what i've put together here is my list of the 6 Most useful Linux Distros I actually use regularly. I'm not looking at Linux Desktop's here, these are LaaS Linux as a Service Distros each one providing a certain type of functionality and should be kept in any half decent tech's Knowledge Base.
I was a Konqueror fanboy before I was KDE fanboy. Lately, Konqueror hasn't even been part of the default Desktop in Kubuntu. There are people who still haven't gotten over the switch to KDE4, and Konqueror is usually the reason. In KDE3, Konqueror was the most comprehensive desktop application ever, a web browser as well as a file manager, but it was even more than that.
Sabayon is a Linux distribution described by its developers as “… a bleeding edge operating system that is both stable and reliable.” It is based on Gentoo, a source-based distribution. The latest edition, Sabayon 7, was released just last week.