Jaunty Release-Party Ghent 09/05

I’m glad to announce:

On the 9th of may, there will be a Jaunty release party in Ghent! (free entrance)

First Promo Poster

The goal(s):

  • to provide general information on Ubuntu, Linux & FOSS, and show them you don’t need to be a pro to start using it
  • guiding people trough the sea of alternatives for proprietary software such as MS Office, Live Messenger, Photoshop, Publisher, Windows Media Player, Picture managers,…
  • help people getting Ubuntu installed on their laptop if they bring one along
  • show each-other nice tweaks you’ve got up your sleeves or admire the work of others
  • demo’s on how to use Ubuntu in an efficient way
  • introducing people to the Ubuntu-be LoCo-team! Let them know what we do, how they benefit & help.
  • hand out Ubuntu cd’s Continue reading Jaunty Release-Party Ghent 09/05

Running a virtual machine on Ubuntu 9.04

Ever wanted to test something on another platform than the current one you’re on?
Needed to take screenshots of a windows environment  while having a *nix-only network?
Then you might consider running the extra OS as a guest in a virtual machine.

There are lots of different ways to do this on Ubuntu.
You might want to use VMware, Xen, KVM, Iguest, rhyp, UML, qemu, OpenVZ, … catch my drift? 😉 Continue reading Running a virtual machine on Ubuntu 9.04

How many times did you pay for an unused OS?

When you buy a computer from a know merchant, it comes with a pre-loaded OS (mostly Microsoft’s Windows).
And yes, you pay for it. But “‘what if” you don’t use it? Is it possible to buy a OS-free system? Continue reading How many times did you pay for an unused OS?


I’m organizing a release-party for the Ubuntu-be community @Curieuze Neuze in Ghent.
So far it’s not yet confirmed to go on 🙁
I’ve got a meeting with Philip (the owner) next Saturday 25/04 to ask him if we can get it happen there, and exchange our expectations.
So far it has been announced on the ubunu-be mailing list, and discussed on #ubuntu-be (freenode).

Interested people can still vote for a date on doodle. Continue reading Release-Party

Guildwars on Ubuntu 9.04

As I was dazzled by how easy it was to install Guildwars on a Ubuntu 8.10, I think it’s worth noting that it is as easy on Ubuntu 9.04.

  • First off, you’ll need to have wine installed. If you don’t, fire up a terminal and hit sudo apt-get install wine
  • Then enter your CD.
  • The computer will note the autorun content on the disc and asks you what to do with it.
    By default, there should be the option to execute it using wine.
  • Hit the OK button.
  • Let it install, and you’re ready to play.

If you don’t have the cd’s you can always follow Christer Edwards’s blogpost.

Starting the trip…

After a hard time deciding where to host my stuff, I’m finaly ready to air.

The first step in creating a personal internetspot is having something interesting to share.
So I’m going to share… ugh… let’s skip the first step there.
The main purpose of this blog is to teach myself some cool things. And when I succeed, I’ll share some of my knowledge.
In the meanwhile, you’ll be able to follow my blog-hopping habit.

The second step is setting up the CMS.
For a few day’s I was thinking on writing my own, and it remained that way for those few days.
That’s why you’re looking at a WordPress blog right now 🙂

I’ll try to create a theme some more of my own in the near future, but untill then I’ll use the “ubuntued theme“.

Suggestions are welcome!