USB Redirection for Remote Desktop & Virtual Desktop Implementation

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 […]

Pluf – A PHP5 Port of Django

Pluf is a PHP Framework developed as a port of Django to PHP. It claims to be simple, elegant and easy for people used to Django but in PHP5 so easy to deploy all over the world. After reading the documentation, the file layout and concepts are all quite similar to django, though a downside […]

DimDim – Open source Web conferencing and Meetings

For my future reference. DimDim is an open source web conferencing and meeting software with the following features: No Install to Host/Join meetings Easy Share Screens&Webpages Audio & Video Conferencing Present PowerPoint and PDFs Private & Public Chat Whiteboard & Annotations Record and Playback Meetings Open Source and open APIs SynchroLive Co-Browsing Free Recording & […]

UFS & ZFS in Virtual Machine vs Ext3 Physical File Benchmarks

Some really bizarre results here that just blew my mind. Check out the “rate” column for both random writes and random reads and compare the Ext3 Ubuntu with Nexenta VM for both UFS and ZFS – UFS is a bit quicker the ZFS. I am not sure whether the virtualisation actually improves the random reads […]

Open Source everywhere I turn

Is it just me or is this the year of open source? That ever elusive “year of Linux” may not arrive but certainly, it seems the virus of open source is taking hold. It certainly is happening in the kind of Web2.0 projects we are seeing coming up, and many businesses are choosing open business […]

VMware’s licensing practices following Microsoft’s lead?

Today, I tried to organise some VMware licenses for a customer who was running the ESX Starter Pack. Both my customer and myself were never aware that To upgrade from ESX 3.0 Starter to Standard or Enterprise, you have to be an ‘Enterprise Partner’ To become an Enterprise partner, you need to pay US$1000 and […]

Beyond the Linux OS – Nexenta, ReactOS, Syllable & Haiku

I recently stumbled upon this very interesting interview with (ex) Linux kernel developer Con Kolivas. The article is definitely worth a read as Con expresses much of his frustrations with the performance of the Linux kernel for desktop users (much of it relating to scheduling) as well as some of his frustrations with the kernel […]

Nomachine – FreeNX fullscreen switching

Something that was not obvious to me when using NX client was the ability to get out of fullscreen. I initially thought that they just hadn’t implemented it as yet.. but we are now on version 3 and I thought that the mere oversight should have been fixed by now. Well, I don’t know if […]

Nomachine NX – Desktop Sharing & Shadowing now available.

Wow.. a great week it has been in the enterprise Linux world. Last week, we had: Mindquarry 1.1 released TinyERP released a web client and a new version OpenBravo 2.30 released and while it’s not truly open source, NoMachine released V3 of their NX server and finally, they have introduced desktop sharing and session shadowing […]