Backups are something that are generally ignored until they are needed. Having good backups will save you much time and headache and maybe even money. Having had backups fail before and having to pay thousands of dollars to recover the data is an experience that I hope to never have again.
this is the result of what happens on my linux installation
when the following command is typed into a terminal
also - terminals are "xterm" "konsole" "gnome-terminal" "aterm" "eterm"
"HAL: Affirmative, Dave, I read you. Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL. HAL: I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."
-2001 A space odyssey
the irony in this is immense.
Hardware abstraction layer or
hald is a program that automates the connection of devices to a linux computer.
here are the "pod bay" doors.
and to look for hal in ubuntu run "top" the program named
hald is the
bot/daemon that controls the hardware interface.
Virtualbox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) is a virtualzation platform. I use it to test out new Linux distributions as well as to run some limited tests of new software for customers. It can run on Linux or windows hosts and can run quite a few guest operating systems. Installation in Ubuntu is a snap. First enable the VirtualBox repo if you don't want to use the open source edition. Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list. I added this to mine for gutsy:
deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian gutsy non-free
Here is a little MiniMe 2008 (296mb) you can play with and customize the way you want. Comes with 18.104.22.168 kernel, Alsa 1.0.15 and a very basic KDE 3.5.8 desktop. Also included on the livecd are ndiswrapper support files supporting various wireless network cards and more…
FireHOL allows you to configure your firewall using a "high-level" language that anyone can read. Meanwhile, it allows all the power and flexibility you have come to expect from iptables.
FreeNX is the free open source version of nomachine.org NX software. It is a VNC like program that tunnels over SSH and has compression to run well and at high resolutions over even slow internet links. This program has many advantages over the VNC protocol. The biggest is security, it is built into the program from the ground up. All connections are encrypted and tunneled over SSH by default with FreeNX. FreeNX is also faster by a huge factor over VNC this is a real plus on slow connections.
Just so you know, January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day!!
I recently installed ubuntu 7.04 on my laptop and now I am trying to install my netgear wireless card - wg511v2. I have downloaded instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper#head-0175516fa66edf5e205f179c0fddd719c0719dc7 but they don't make much sence to me. Can anyone help?