Thanks for visiting! This site is intended as a handy reference for anyone who uses Ubuntu or any of its derivatives. Most of the pages are guides for common tasks, but there are also some cheat sheets and Bash scripts.
Much of the content uses the command line or Bash scripting. There’s still plenty for those who prefer the GUI, though. If I’ve missed anything, or if you’d like to see a page on a topic that hasn’t been covered here, feel free to let me know.
Hi there, caught your work on the ubuntu forum regarding getting virtual pc 2007 to run ubuntu. I have spent the past week checking out ubunt 8.04 ubuntstudio 9.04 ubunt 9.04 and ubunt studio 8.04 in virtual pc 2007.
I have found with pretty much the same steps you advised that i was able to get ubunt 8.04 working good in vpc 2007 with good high res working internet and sound however ubunt studio 9.04 would not have working sound nor would ubunt studio 8.04
I have now finished my first encounter with linux albeit using virtual. I now plan to get virtual installed and see the difference and then onto vmware workstation.
Your wordpress is looking good and i see other topics you cover i know i will need in the future so i will be sure to come back. Also seems many people writing about linux and virtual pc are using wordpress, any reasons why you moved to wordpress?
For the record, my participation on the Virtual PC 2007 page of the Ubuntu wiki was only to categorize the page – I didn’t actually write any content. I’m happy to hear the instructions there worked for you, though, and that you’re exploring the joys of Ubuntu!
As far as the sound problems go, see if your Virtual PC 2007 has some individual audio options for each virtual machine. You should have Alsa, OSS, and PulseAudio among the choices, and any one of those may do the trick for Ubuntu Studio 8.04.
When you try VirtualBox, I’ve got a couple of pages here that might be helpful in case you run into any snags with it, or just as a general guide for some of the things you can do with it.
Thanks for the kind words about my blog. My reason for moving to WordPress was that my Google page is being moved any day now whether I like it or not, and the new location doesn’t work at all like the old Google pages did. The Hostrator site I tried to move to for a while wasn’t reliable.
I wanted a stable, reliable place that is trusted and used by some big names. WordPress is used by CNN, People Magazine, Dow Jones, and the NFL. I figured if they trust it, I can trust it. It turns out to have been a good decision, and it’s been a lot of fun setting it up and keeping it going. It also offers a level of interaction with my visitors that I didn’t have before through these comments.
Let me know if you run into any trouble in your explorations of Ubuntu, or if there’s a particular topic you’d like to see covered here. Meanwhile, enjoy it. The freedom is absolutely delicious. (:
You wrote to my Ash Hole site recently suggesting I am remiss for not writing more about the author of an e-cig study from Virg. Common. Univ.
If you could please supply a link to the researcher’s about face that you are claiming, I’d be glad to write a post about it. Please send the link to my email address, or worse yet, post it to the Ash Hole blog.
I’ve just searched him on google anew and there is nothing new coming up for dozens and dozens of returns. Not even my blog post comes up any more.
Thanks for the good wishes – I hope all is well for you, too! Sorry I haven’t blogged for a while. I’ve made the occasional update to existing pages, but there really hasn’t been much new content. Is there any particular topic you’d like me to cover?
I recently switched from Kubuntu to Debian with KDE and I’m loving it, but it’s not much different, functionally, from Kubuntu, and most of the instructions in the pages of this blog apply to it. If I come across any task that’s exceptionally different or interesting, I’ll definitely write it up.
I’m glad you like the cheat sheet! It needs to be updated, though. Hopefully I’ll get to it pretty soon. I’m not familiar with Zenwalk, but XFCE is very nice. It’s good that you’re exploring Linux even a little bit, and maybe you’ll eventually be a mostly Linux guy.