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[#] Mon Feb 21 2011 15:34:37 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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In case anyone was interested, I ended up going with VirtualBox. It's running a single Windoze XP guest in headless mode to support the stupid program I need to have access to all of my computer media on my set top box. I wish Verizon would get with the times and support DLNA, but this will have to do for now.

What I found annoying was that the VirtualBox running in headless mode offers no way to later come along and "attach" to the console. The non-free version does, but that doesn't help, does it. I had to install a VNC server on the guest.

It's come a long way in the last year or two since I first tried it. Bridged networking actually works properly now, and doesn't require any ugly hacks to the host's networking setup anymore. And the guest tools are good too; I liked being able to share a host filesystem without having to go to great lengths.

[#] Wed Mar 02 2011 21:37:49 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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Installing Chromium is the first thing I do on either platform now.



[#] Wed Mar 02 2011 23:00:11 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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(Call me a traitor but I've abandoned Firefox on most of my Linux
machines and switched to Chrome...)

I'm starting to go there too. Chrome is just faster and for the stuff I do everything still works.
But it doesn't make google docs any less of a piece of shit.
Actually I found a bug the other day in gmail runinng on chrome.
IF you have an email that's wide and causes a horizontal scroll bar, slide it to the right, and wait a bit, the js will redraw the hilight for "inbox" or whatever your current folder is as if you hadn't scrolled right so it missed the inbox text entirely.

I think yahoo did it better by putting the mail list in a scrollable div and not the whole page like gmail does.

I hope yahoo kills google eventually.

[#] Thu Mar 03 2011 15:57:26 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yahoo will eventually be acquired by Microsoft and assimilated into Bing/Live, so don't count on it.

You should see if we can get the Prodigy domain names back from AT&T; they don't appear to be using them anymore. There's enough brainpower out here to outfox Yahoo and Microsoft (but not Google).

[#] Sun Feb 20 2011 23:04:22 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Actually I was planning to run HURD.

[#] Tue Mar 01 2011 15:20:34 EST from saltine @ Uncensored

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Sorry for the late reply... Been busy at work doing infinibandy things
with Linux and glusterfs. OpenNode is a pretty new project that lets you use both Xen and OpenVZ in the same GUI. So you can provision the most optimal tool depending on what you're doing. (Simple VPS on OpenVZ) and dedicateds on XEN... Its like Proxmox but for Centos instead of Debian...

[#] Fri Feb 25 2011 20:45:16 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Here I am on a Friday backing up my HD.  Preparing to install yet another distro.  Decided that I just don't like Fedora.  Gonna go with Mint...then not change things for awhile and concentrate on work instead of messing around with the OS.



[#] Sun Feb 20 2011 12:07:06 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Speaking of progress, I just finished upgrading my home server to one that is the same model but with faster processors, more memory, and (soon) more disk.

Unfortunately, I can't run VMware ESXi on it because I have an FXO card in it and my hardware doesn't support PCI passthru.

So ... VMware Server, or VirtualBox? Or something else?

[#] Mon Feb 21 2011 17:55:59 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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no, but virtualbox itself offers a debian/ubuntu repo with the proprietary version.



[#] Mon Feb 21 2011 15:46:17 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hm, actualy the non free version is free to use for pretty much everything (even on cooperate environments), unless you're doing it in large scale deployments (ala roll it out on every workstation at your company etc.)  so why not use that one?



[#] Mon Feb 21 2011 16:57:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Hmm, the VRDP thingi is definitely disabled in my build. I got the one right out of the Ubuntu repo so it would receive automatic updates. But I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) which gave me VirtualBox 3.1.6_OSE ... perhaps if I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 it would give me a newer VirtualBox with VRDP in the build?

[#] Mon Feb 21 2011 15:45:21 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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vbox has a remote server (vnc server) built it. It's under "remote" tab under display.

Unless by non free version you mean the non usb version. I use the usb version so maybe that isn't there in the non-usb version. But I thought the lack of USB support was the only difference.

[#] Thu Mar 03 2011 15:59:55 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ah, I see that the new AT&Tigy webmail portal *is* Yahoo. That explains why they look identical.

[#] Tue Mar 01 2011 19:36:51 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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I've tried Chrome....but I can NOT live without ABP.  Adblock Plus.  It blocks out 90% of those stupid little ads that don't interest me anyways.  I don't thin Chrome has anything like that.  I can't see Google wanting anything like that as they get all of their revenue through ads.



[#] Sat Feb 26 2011 01:18:03 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Easiest re-install ever......after I jettisoned any hint og Ubuntu 10.  Grub2 does not like my hardware AND apparently there is a bug in the version of gparted that ships with the latest release.  I had to boot a live CD of Ubuntu 9.?? to actually edit the HD they way I wanted it.

 

Good news though....I was able to simply copy my configuration files for Thunderbird and Firefox.  Usually I have to mess with things.



[#] Sun Feb 20 2011 13:32:36 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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well, unless you need windows/bsd vms I think vserver / virtoutzo is the right choice.



[#] Tue Mar 01 2011 09:31:54 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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You're not a traitor, you're innovative!

(I too have switched to Chrome on all of my linux machines... and windoze machines...)



[#] Sat Mar 05 2011 15:21:41 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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yahoo is dead in the whater as is nokia.

both of them just have the chance of somebody else being interested enough to purchase them before microsoft does.

I think since its going to take nokia another year to produce smartphones with the only microsoft supported arm silicon : qualcom.

Nokia never used qualcom cpus, so its a complete redesign.

Otoh, we have HP here with the palm os, which definitely is a very good thing, plus based on a linux kernel.

I'd put hopes into the direction of HP buying nokia, so they can enter the smartphone biz in a bigger scale.

but nokia would need fo first get rid of that microsoft drone on the captains seat.



[#] Mon Mar 07 2011 14:14:25 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Before I left prodigy I worked on the forward-all-prodigy.net-mail-to-yahoo project.
Alas for contractual reasons they couldn't force all prodigy.net (and other legacy sbc/at&t domain) email users to go to yahoo, they just begged and pleaded and sent lots and lots of email suggesting you switch. I think almost everybody did, their webmail was a lot better than mine, I stopped working on it in 2002 or so.
The people who didn't switch of course were prodigy alumni (and there are still some who are in this barely supported legacy state) I am a special case. I got my email address onto a list of special email addresses that have to do with monitoring and AT&T starts a project up every once in a while to get rid of it, but nobody knows what most of the addresses are for, so they can cel the project because they're afraid of breaking something, so I still have my prodigy.net address, but it's not handled by yahoo or AT&T, it just gets forwarded to me directly.
But the other prodigy.net alum still use the legacy system. And they maintain a few machines just to handle it as far as I heard last.

[#] Mon Mar 07 2011 14:15:56 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Oh there was more to that story.
Right before I left there was a secret project, I forget what it was about, but I remember there was one because everybody knew about the secret project, but nobody knew about the SUPER secret project.
And that was to prepare to yank the plug on yahoo and go with yet another system.
But don't tell anybody, it's super secret.
Not sure what happened, if they stayed with yahoo or went with something else. I guess they stayed with yahoo if that's what you're seeing.

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