Making sense of the different versions of Vista

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Microsoft Vista is now out, the next version of Windows, successor to XP. While Windows XP will continue to receive updates into 2014 there are many that might be eager to upgrade and move to the latest greatest. (Note to those: Service Pack one may be en route THIS calendar year, so unless you like [...]

Ubuntu-server 6.06 LTS plus vmware server and other vmware server notes

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

What follows are some notes taken on vmware server. Most are related to an install on ubuntu-server (NO GUI INSTALLED)…. the main point of this is to have the host system take as FEW resources away from the guests as possible. This requires a few x libraries – but not full blown X gui.    [...]

Windows Vista Beta 2 download torrent

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

After spending about 5 days using wget to resume the download of the vista beta 2 .iso file (which is a bit over 3 GB). I finally gave up seeing as how that 5 days had netted me about 2-3 MB of data. As I started looking around online, I found that Chris Pirillo had [...]

Qemu 0.8.1 speed improvement with -kernel-kqemu and kqemu 1.3.0pre7

Friday, June 9th, 2006

I mentioned the other day revisiting the qemu site to discover new versions of both qemu and the non-redistributable kernel module kqemu (qemu is now at version 0.8.1 and kqemu is at 1.3.0pre7). There’s also a new startup switch -kernel-kqemu which enables FULL virtualization of both kernel and user code. I could feel a difference [...]

Motorola investing in Fuel Cell tech for small devices

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

It looks like Motorola is investing in a company that develops fuel cell technology for small devices. According to the article the cells provide…    Send article as PDF   

Cheap Linux desktop deployment in Brazil

Monday, November 7th, 2005

I found this interesting article over at the KDE dot. Starting next week the Brazilian government is promoting a program to sell relatively cheap computers based on Linux (with KDE as the Desktop Environment.) They are hoping to sell over a half a million machines in the next 4 to 6 months. It looks as [...]

Microsoft Updates Malicious software removal tool for zotob

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

I just read that Microsoft has released an update to the Malicious software removal tool. The updated version is not yet available at Windows or Microsoft update, but from Microsoft’s download center.    Send article as PDF   

Light Linux Desktop for older pcs?

Friday, August 12th, 2005

I’ve seen a story over at Desktop linux about the release of Turbolite 2005. Which is based on Turbolinux. It’s targeted at older, refurbished hardware. They offer “all the essential functions required for a desktop PC, including a Mozilla Web browser and email client, a Flash player, and streaming multimedia capabilities.”    Send article as [...]

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