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[21 May 2010 | One Comment | ]

Citrix has released Xenclient. A hypervisor designed to run on Laptops. There’s some excellent arguments for doing so in a corporate environment. I just read a nice, concise overview of Xenclient at Standalone Sysadmin

Cross-Platform, Linux Administration, Virtualization (Virtualisation), Windows Administration »

[4 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

No it’s not open source but it is available for both Linux and Windows.
IncentivesPro make a product I recently used for a Virtual Desktop Thin Client Implementation. That is USB Redirection for Remote Desktop. It uses a proprietary client/server and so I used Windows XP embedded thin clients to redirect specialised USB Thermal Laser Printers to the Vista Virtual Machines. The website looks a bit underwhelming but the product is flawless and it’s priced much better than their competitors. If you have more time than I did, it’s likely you …

Accounting, Cross-Platform, Ecommerce, Headline, Linux Administration, Open Source »

[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Interesting OSS links: Skype for Asterix / Wavemaker / AccountLabPlus

Haven’t had much time to go into detail with these but I think it’s worthy to take note of them
Skype for Asterisk has been released at last.

A new Skype for Linux Beta 2.1.047 has been released which fixes CPU problems with new PulseAudio and works brilliantly and also adds SMS support.
Also, I came across a very Rapid Application framework for building Ajax web apps called Wavemaker. They have an open source version and an Enterprise Version. Watch one of the videos where he builds a searchable client database in …

Cross-Platform, Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Open Source »

[13 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

Chromium is the open source version of Google Chrome for Linux. It’s still in alpha stage but it’s been very stable for me. The biggest downside is lack of Flash support for things like Google Analytics and Youtube.

For Ubuntu, install Chromium like so:

echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main #chromium-browser” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/chromium.list
sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

to get Flash working:

cd /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins
sudo ln -s ../../flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so

Screenshot running on 64bit Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope. Watching this was consuming approx 25% cpu in a single chromium process instance:

I am …

Cross-Platform, Linux Administration, Web Development »

[25 Jun 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Today, I came across a document where I had to type a degree symbol in Linux. Thanks to this post at Arch Linux Forums, it was painless to find out how. So here it is:
In windows, apparently you hold down Alt+0176.
Linux is different and to achieve the same, hold down Ctrl+Shift and type u+00b0, though if you are writing for html, the correct symbol is
°
Alternatively you can copy and paste it from this table on wikipedia, which includes other useful symbols like Pound, Registered and Copyright.
It will actually type the …

Cross-Platform, Linux Administration, Open Source, Video »

[29 May 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

I haven’t spent much time with Video editing / DVD authoring on either Linux or Windows. Mostly because I don’t watch much video except for a wierd philia for watching Cop Chases on Youtube or at the other end of the spectrum, watching the extremely interesting TedTalks using Miro or Google Tech Talks.
Anyway, my sister-in-law purchased a Mini-DVD Sony camera. It just so happens that Linux doesn’t support this format at the moment (though Windows 2003 doesn’t natively either), so be warned. Anyway, we managed to use Sony’s software to …

Cross-Platform, Javascript, Open Source, Web Development »

[28 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

I have been using Linux on the desktop part-time for nearly 6 years now and full-time for 3 years. My web development experience began using Macromedia’s tools and when I migrated to Linux, I took them with me with the help of the Wine project to run them under Linux. The majority of the functionality I used in Fireworks worked flawlessly, with only a few small exceptions and never crashed on me.
Dreamweaver was a slightly different story, especially as layouts became more complex and the html grew in size, …

Accounting, Cross-Platform, Open Source, Unix & Solaris, Windows Administration »

[13 Feb 2008 | One Comment | ]

My list of different time tracking / logging applications:

Application
Price / License
Unique Feature
OS’s

Timesnapper
$39.95
Intermittent screenshots recorded
Windows Only

Rachota
Open Source
All platforms
Java – Linux / Mac / Windows

Gnome Time Tracker
Open Source
Power shell can kick off any process
Linux (possibly Windows?)

CaptureWorks
$79.00
Automatically monitors files used
Windows / Mac

Allnetic Time Tracker
$29.95
Monitors activity and pauses if none
Windows Only

RescueTime
Free / Proprietary desktop client reports to their servers
Monitors URL’s visited in IE, FF, Opera
Windows / Mac / Linux

TTracker
Open Source
Monitors Application …

Cross-Platform, Django, Internet Goodness, Javascript, Python »

[9 Oct 2007 | One Comment | ]

Visual WebGui looks very interesting from a perspective that it allows you to develop a winforms application as you normally would and deploy it as a webapp (also).
As per some previous posts, I like to be able to jump seamlessly between platforms. I don’t want to be tied down to anything if I can help it. This is why I wouldn’t buy an Ipod and like Mark Pilgrim, I don’t get the iphone phenomena. I want to use my application online, offline seamlessly. I want to have the same experience, …