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Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 and more

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Did you hear? A while back SWsoft decided to change its name to that of its partner company, Parallels. Parallels makes a commercial product very similar to VMware Server... but it seems to be most popular on the Mac. With SWsoft's Virtuozzo and their sponsoring of the OpenVZ project, is it any wonder that there would be a hybrid product that tries to compete with VMware ESX?

I haven't had a chance to watch the full video yet, and although it is mostly of a commercial nature, it advances discussion about Virtualization so I'm sharing it. They had it as a Windows Media file on their site and I've converted it to Flash so Linux users will have an easier viewing time.

Linux Desktop Backup

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Backups are something that are generally ignored until they are needed. Having good backups will save you much time and headache and maybe even money. Having had backups fail before and having to pay thousands of dollars to recover the data is an experience that I hope to never have again.


post your "slocate mime.types" results.

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this is the result of what happens on my linux installation
when the following command is typed into a terminal
slocate mime.types
also - terminals are "xterm" "konsole" "gnome-terminal" "aterm" "eterm"

/usr/lib/xine/plugins/1.1.7/mime.types
/usr/man/man5/mime.types.5.gz
/usr/doc/tin-1.8.2/mime.types
/usr/doc/cups-1.2.11/help/man-mime.types.html
/usr/doc/pine4.64/mime.types
/usr/share/lynx/lynx_doc/samples/mime.types

Linux system daemons

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"HAL: Affirmative, Dave, I read you. Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL. HAL: I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."
-2001 A space odyssey

the irony in this is immense.

Hardware abstraction layer or hald is a program that automates the connection of devices to a linux computer.

here are the "pod bay" doors.
and to look for hal in ubuntu run "top" the program named hald is the
bot/daemon that controls the hardware interface.

Gnash/Cygnal developer talks about the gnash project.

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Virtualbox and Network Scripts on Ubuntu

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Virtualbox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) is a virtualzation platform. I use it to test out new Linux distributions as well as to run some limited tests of new software for customers. It can run on Linux or windows hosts and can run quite a few guest operating systems. Installation in Ubuntu is a snap. First enable the VirtualBox repo if you don't want to use the open source edition. Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list. I added this to mine for gutsy:

deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian gutsy non-free


PCLinuxOS Minime 2008 Released

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Here is a little MiniMe 2008 (296mb) you can play with and customize the way you want. Comes with 2.6.22.15 kernel, Alsa 1.0.15 and a very basic KDE 3.5.8 desktop. Also included on the livecd are ndiswrapper support files supporting various wireless network cards and more…
Announcement


Firewalling with FireHOL

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FireHOL allows you to configure your firewall using a "high-level" language that anyone can read. Meanwhile, it allows all the power and flexibility you have come to expect from iptables.


FreeNX: My New Best Friend

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FreeNX is the free open source version of nomachine.org NX software. It is a VNC like program that tunnels over SSH and has compression to run well and at high resolutions over even slow internet links. This program has many advantages over the VNC protocol. The biggest is security, it is built into the program from the ground up. All connections are encrypted and tunneled over SSH by default with FreeNX. FreeNX is also faster by a huge factor over VNC this is a real plus on slow connections.

Penguin Awareness Day

Just so you know, January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day!!


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