Category Archives: Linux

VMware – Killing paradigms and Re-inventing the mainframe

So I Listened to Paul Maritz keynote from VMworld 2011 yesterday.  He was making some bold predictions, which of course will come back to bite him! First, of course, the death of the PC – this has always been touted, … Continue reading

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Ubuntu – some cracks pasted over!

So after hoovering the firewire port on the PC the Camcorder is now working with Kino! Updates to the kernel (via the normal updates) means my laptop is now hibernating/suspending OK – a firmware update may have helped too. After … Continue reading

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Ubuntu – the cracks appear

So fairly happy with my selection of Ubuntu as a Windows alternative, but the cracks are begining to appear.  First up is the tablet PC – the Wacom driver still isn’t there, and the hybernate/suspend stuff doesn’t work. The second … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 8.04 – Nearly Perfect!

So have Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” on a couple of PCs and for the most part it looks pretty tidy.  Installing the “restricted Ubuntu” stuff has got DVD viewing working and video from the BBC runs fine in Firefox – … Continue reading

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Linux support for VMware guests

For those who may be pottering around with Linux distros and have an interest in running them in a VMware environment, the official list is here… http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf So generally most flavours of SUSE (OpenSUSE and SLES) run on Workstation and … Continue reading

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