Ubuntu Install Frustration

March 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

So, it didn’t take me long to try and install Ubuntu 7.10 to a new virtual machine and get a little annoyed.  I absolutely hate the fact that you can’t download a DVD of Ubuntu and instead are forced to download different CD ISOs for every possible combination of what you might want to install.   […]

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Ubuntu 7.10 FTW

March 21st, 2008 · No Comments

So, more than two weeks ago, I asked what linux distribution you would choose to host a Python web-app. The response has been overwhelmingly … nothing. I guess no one reads this blog who does any Python development, or perhaps just no one reads this blog? Nevertheless, I’ve made a decision of what I’ll be […]

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VMware Server 2.0 Thoughts

March 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Like many other developers, I end up using virtual machines quite a bit to test features of the software I’m working on across a number of different OSes (and also for a myriad of other reasons.) Given my experiences so far, I prefer to use VMware’s free Server and Player products due to the portability […]

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Runlevels Are Good, Right?

March 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Runlevels (a Unix concept) are a way for system administrators to identify what services / daemons should be running at any given time. For example, runlevel 1 is generally used for doing maintenance that can only be done when there are no other users on the system, no network services are running, and there are […]

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