Archive for the ‘Open Source’ Category

This article serves as well as a post-it to myself: the search for tools to better organise and leverage our lifes, work including experiences, using and recording memories as well as leveraging those with techniques and technologies. And because we are what we are, we have our unique perspective though we live and exist with […]


From time to time, I stumble across something that makes me realise how much we can get used to things. In this case, how we simply assume that having Windows pre-installed on a PCs is somehow normal. Fact is, a lot of us cannot remember seeing a PC offered without Windows. This post presents some […]


Now that most of the installations are done, would we do the same decisions and processes again? Would we make the same choices? Overall we are quite happy with Concorde and our installations…


  Now the biggie, because Lotus Domino is quite choosy regarding libraries and Java. For once the Ubuntu help pages didn’t help me. Try to find the compat RPMs, not easy. And then I found a couple of sites which seemed to have succeeded without those RPMs. Specifically this thread in the forum was promising…


OK, now the groundwork for a Ubuntu-based VMware system is done. Now we install the workhorse. So rather than creating a new Ubuntu 6.06 desktop virtual machine, VMware offers us a marketplace of free pre-configured “appliances”, where, of course, a Ubuntu 6.06 VM can be found…


It’s the VMware Server, the free virtualisation system by VMware, which we will be using. OK, it’s not as good as the non-free products of VMware, such as ESX, but it is fine for our purposes. One caveat though, moving a virtual machine from a VMware Server on AMD machine to a Intel machine (or […]


Once FreeNX is running, nearly everything can be done remotely. That may not be important when you are installing a machine at your home, but remote admin of a server is nice and very helpful. Also I try to spend as little time as possible in server rooms, which are cold, dry and loud. So […]