Me and Linux...

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Longboard, Aug 7, 2007.

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    Ok been a bit busy at work lately but have been experimenting:

    Heh: using all my dl allowance.
    Domestic stress, ignore filthy starving children while I just fix this last little thing ... get assaulted with frying pan..living on Coke and beans...pressure sores on bum...geek quotient climbing :ouch:

    But see screeny for interesting new experiences.
    ( VMWorkstation free for 30 days: very cool tool)
    Have vmware tools in all guests: that was a learning curve on its own.
    Just going back and forth ..dum de dum..
    Trying out a few things.
    Not all smooth sailing :cautious:
    Have amassed rather large bookmark folder "Linux stuff" :rolleyes:

    Thanks to MrK for providing some impetus
    After 10+ years of MS : sea change +++: some good some bad.
    Found out some interesting things about my hardware and it's limits: also an :ouch:

    (Ubuntu X = Xubuntu: spelling probs down here)

    Learnt a lot really: can so teach old dog new tricks.
    Will fill in some details if any one interested ;)
     

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  2. wilbertnl

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    Looks like you are having a great time this summer.
    No need to make vacation trips, hm?

    Now, when are you planning to flip your configuration and have Xubuntu|PCLinuxOS|openSUSE|Fedora 7|Mandriva|Slackware as host and Windows XP runing as guest in a VMware session?
     
  3. Kerodo

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    If I may show some of my ignorance.... :)

    What exactly does VMware do for you (or to you)?
     
  4. wilbertnl

    wilbertnl Registered Member

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    VMWare is software that acts like a virtual computer.
    You can boot it, it has it's own BIOS, it's own hard disk (which is just a file in Windows).
    You are able to install almost any operating system, making it easy to test or evaluate.
     
  5. Kerodo

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    Ok, sounds interesting... thanks for that description... Does it run under Windows? Or is it it's own OS?
     
  6. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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  7. Kerodo

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    Thanks for the links Longboard, I will check them out and read up more also...
     
  8. wilbertnl

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    VirtualBox is another Virtual Machine and it has more options than the free VMWare player.

    Yes, it runs like any other application in Windows.

    Here a screenshot:
    5-logon.png
     
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Two things:

    1. VMware Server is free for personal use.
    2. It's Winter in Ozzieland now...

    Mrk
     
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