Good night, Sun.

This has been a long time coming… To be fair, we all saw it coming when the merger happened. Ironically, this will be the best thing to happen in FOSS for a while now. At first I was concerned by the purchase- Oracle was wrapping their squeeze-happy hands around OpenSolaris, MySQL, and Java? Oh no! […]

CrunchPad dies at the 11th hour?

The CrunchPad was slated to be a cool, sub-$300, Linux-based tablet PC. It was excitedly anticipated by a lot of geeks, myself included. Apparently Fusion Garage, the manufacturing partner of Tech Crunch in the CrunchPad endeavor, has decided they just going to sell the thing themselves without Tech Crunch being involved: But the email went […]

DD-WRT

I have an XBox and a Wii downstairs, and hopefully soon a blu-ray player, all of which require net connectivity. Upstairs is the office, with a desktop, an older laptop (it’s the media box upstairs now), and the possibility of other wired connections for temporary gear I may be working on. Since we rent, I […]

December 31, 2008 • Tags: , , , , , • Posted in: How-To, Linux, Technology • 1 Comment

Benefits of Virtualization

I’ll admit it. I was skeptical about the virtualization hype. I am not a big fan of adding overhead with no point- X on a server machine for example. The products I had played with were early on- Xen, Qemu, and other ones like that. They, frankly, sucked. About half a year ago, though, I […]

December 6, 2008 • Tags: , , , , • Posted in: Linux, VMware • 1 Comment

Fragmented efforts

Having had a friend at a party last night tell me about some new Linux distro he was playing with, I found myself wondering… Which inevitably led to wandering. Now I am pondering why, exactly, there need to be 326 linux distros out there.

November 22, 2008 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Linux, VMware • No Comments