Dell have abandoned Linux users, no matter what Ubuntu say about it

Submitted by Falken on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 19:24

I got a Dell laptop a few years ago, and while scouting around for it's replacement I noticed the Ubuntu Linux folks are still proud to say their stuff not only runs on Dell kit still, but that it's available to purchase and have supported direct from Dell:

"purchase Ubuntu on Dell"

Migrating from VMWare to Sun's Virtual Box

Submitted by Falken on Sat, 07/04/2009 - 17:34

Today I went to start Windows as guest in my Ubuntu install of VMWare and, boom, VMWare has broken itself during one of the prior kernel updates (because it doesn't use DKMS or release patches quickly enough).
There had recently been a good thread on this on the Manchester Linux User Group's mailing list, so I decided to give migrating to something that more sensibly works a go.


That looks wrong. I use GUIs too much, obviously...

Submitted by Falken on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 21:22

I don't normaly do the whole 'meme of the week' thing, but I thought the one on Stuff That Happens was interesting.

falken@wopr:~$ history | awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head
63 ls
47 exit
38 cat
32 sudo
30 cd
20 svn
18 ssh
17 find
16 rm
16 bg

The server that runs our web sites and house intranet is only a little better. Can you tell I just log in to do stuff most of the time ?