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 […]

A Quick List of Personal and Small business time tracking apps

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 […]

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 […]

Convert IIS ssl certificate to use in Apache

Last time I did this, I found the instructions pretty easily on how to migrate SSL’s from IIS to Apache. This time I found it hard to locate the documentation, so for my own lack of memory and when google fails you, here it is: First we need to export the certificate from IIS into […]

What Windows Needs – Synaptic (or any other package manager)

The weekend saw me doing a Motherboard / CPU / HDD upgrade on one of our household’s PC’s – It’s a Windows 2003 server that had an IDE drive in it and the new Mobo was SATA. The day before, the system wouldn’t boot – some cool bad sector business had caused it. So, I […]

Open Source Windows program kick ass on their KDE, Gnome equivalents

Ok, I realise that my title could create a flame-war but I want to pull some heads here to tell me otherwise, to show me some software that I have missed, or features I am not aware in the Linux programs. I’m a cross-platform guy spending 50% of my time between different *nixes and Windows […]

Color Themes for Wine on Linux

I became a fulltime Linux DESKTOP convert approx 8 months ago even though I have been administering, using, toying and playing with it for years. There were two programs holding me back from the changeover: 1. Dreamweaver 2. Fireworks I finally made that changeover by keeping both programs available on my Wife’s windows PC that […]

Raunchy Launchy & Katapult – Quicksilver for Windows & Linux

I’ve longed for the day when I could do away with my “Programs Menu” altogether. I had been searching for something to do this kind of thing for a while when I came across Quicksilver for Macintosh. Those Macintosh people sicken me. How dare they have something so cool? If you’re a software whore like […]