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
Well, to be honest with you, the idea for article is a straight rip-off from Jeff Waugh’s blog.
But I guess we can go a little further in analyzing this chart. Continue reading Google Trends on popular Linux distributions
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
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.
Less than 22 hours left till the Jaunty (Ubuntu 9.04) release.
If you still don’t know what’s the big deal you should check out the Technical Overview page.
My personal favorites:
- upgraded gnome-display-properties (better support for dualscreen)
- faster boottime
- cloud computing support
- a neat theme called "New Wave" (The softpedia theme article)