Entries Tagged as 'IT/Network'

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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Tags: Development · IT/Network

My Long-Term Review of an Apple MacBook Pro

March 9th, 2008 · No Comments

So, I’ve grown quite fond of the first Apple Mac I’ve ever owned, a 17″ MBP (MacBook Pro). I figure it is high time to write a little bit about it. However, I’m quite nervous doing so as I don’t want to come across as a “fan boy” but instead just provide some honest feedback about my experiences. So with a little reluctance, I’ll provide a summary of my Mac experiences.

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Tags: Hardware · IT/Network

Which Linux Distribution Would You Choose For A Python-based WebApp Server?

March 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’ve got to make a decision on a Linux Distribution to use when setting up some new machines to be Python Web Application servers. The question isn’t the Python part — that’s a given because I actively want to explore that. The question is what is a good platform for basing a new server off […]

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Tags: Development · IT/Network

Runlevels Are Good, Right?

March 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

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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Tags: IT/Network