This is the best video demo of Xgl/Compiz I’ve seen yet:
Xgl Demo 57.9Mb xvid
I downloaded the free VMware Player and installed it on my work laptop this weekend. It lets you run a pre-made virtual machine. I took the browser appliance VM which is based on Ubuntu Hoary and upgraded it with apt-get to Breezy, installing some new packages to the image:
VMWare Player running Breezy Badger
Some tips [...]
That’s it, I’m switching to Ubuntu. I loaded the new Live CD on my centrino notebook and the wireless worked flawlessly without me having to fiddle with anything.
Also looks like getting Beagle running on Hoary will be cake.
I’ve been a long time Red Hat/Fedora user and I still think it’s a very [...]
My primary work machine is a Gateway 200x notebook. The first thing I did when I got it was install Linux (currently running Fedora Core 2). Aside from the battery life, it’s a nice notebook, but quite a few things didn’t work in Linux. The wireless didn’t work even with ndiswrapper. [...]
I installed Fedora Core 1 this evening. My CD Writer has apparently died so I had to do an install off my hard drive. Thankfully everything went smoothly. Having entirely skipped Red Hat 9 I was pretty impressed with the change from Red Hat 8 to Fedora Core 1. After the [...]
Dave Farquhar posted an interesting entry on scp. I added a comment with one of my favourite ssh tricks: being able to run a command on a remote machine and even pipe data to the remote command and get back the results.
Wanna understand this thing called “open source” that I and millions of others are talking about and that’s shaping the world in which we live? Read this article from Wired. Wired also has a great interview with Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel (the heart of the operating system I [...]
You can now view it online.
My friend, Max, was interested in writing an IRC bot. I suggested he either write it in Perl or C#, listing advantages of each. Click below to see my very simple examples of about the most basic bot possible. Both bots don’t really do anything other than connect to an IRC server, [...]