Monthly Archives: January 2007

Vista Mini Review

I played with Vista Home Basic for about 15 minutes on a new laptop the school purchased. The laptop is about as cheap as they come: Compaq 1.75 GHz Celeron with integrated Intel video and 512 MB RAM. Needless to … Continue reading

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Vista Package Manager

Ars Technica has an article describing Microsoft Windows Vista’s “Anytime Upgrade” feature. In the patent for the technology Microsoft describes it as “modular OS updates.” So far it sounds like Microsoft got a clue from Linux and Apple: users want … Continue reading

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BBC Article Comparing Vista, OSX, and Linux

The BBC has an excellent article where 4 users describe their favorite operating system. It seems extremely balanced and accurate to me. Although I can’t help but point out one Windows user’s admission that OSX is better: I really think … Continue reading

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Administering Multiple Linux Servers Remotely

So I was playing around with recordMyDesktop, and I decided I might as well make something useful with it. Administering Multiple Linux Servers Remotely (ogg format) If you can’t play Ogg Theora video files, download VLC – it can play … Continue reading

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Giving AD Domain Admins Root Access in Linux

The sudo command makes it very easy to give the Domain Admins, or any Active Directory group, root access on Linux workstations and servers. The big prerequisite is that you have to have Samba and Winbind properly setup to authenticate … Continue reading

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Setting Up Yet Another Debian Etch Server

A teacher e-mailed me the other day wondering if I could setup a server with Moodle on it for him to test. I was overjoyed at the request because the teacher had discovered Moodle, MySQL, PHP, and Linux (as well … Continue reading

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