You too can use the preferred OS of the maxi-zoom-dweebie

October 14, 2009


There are certainly ideal groups of people who are capable of moving towards a 100 percent Open Source or Linux environment in both their professional and personal lives. I’m not really interested in discussing the political and ideological aspects or why someone would want to make that choice.

The greater and more important question is, who CAN switch to Linux?

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I Love a Shiny New Reptile.

October 5, 2009


In my last reviews of openSUSE 11.1 and openSUSE 11, I had a number of stability issues with KDE 4.0 and 4.2 which led me to stick with the GNOME interface. However, there had been numerous reports on various mailing lists and community discussion forums that KDE 4.3 is now the fully “baked” version of 4.x, so I wanted to give KDE 4 a go again. I’m glad I did.

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How to run Linux on Windows Server 2008 R2

August 10, 2009


It’s been a while since we’ve had a hardcore Geek Sheet installment, and I promise that this one will be a real winner.

Some of you may be aware that the updated Hyper-V bare-metal hypervisor virtualization layer in Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 (Which is due to be released August 14th to MSDN and Technet customers) now has support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 (RHEL). Additionally, Linux support and performance has greatly improved over the initial Hyper-V release. Microsoft also recently released it’s Hyper-V Linux Integration Components (LinuxIC) under the GPLv2 Open Source License.

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Perlow, you cheap whiny bastard

February 23, 2009

applecheap by you.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes and I duke it out over at ZDNet regarding Apple and their (lack of) netbook strategy. I say they should license Mac OS X to Dell and the Chinese/Korean netbook manufacturers, and he says that I’m a whiny cheapskate and that Apple should stay on target.

Head on over to for the commentary.