Posts tagged linux
I’ve been (gratefully) running this blog on TechARP’s dedicated server for a while now and recently decided to move on to my own host, for reasons of wanting slightly more control over the underlying PHP and MySQL server infrastructure.
So the quest to find a new home began and the following options were what I explored. And you’ll notice two hosting options missing from the list below: shared hosting and dedicated servers. These two More >
Update (Sept 7): Check out the latest my usability and comparison report of VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac here now!
Update (Aug 31): I’ve just gotten hold of both VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac. So do check back soon for an update to this article in about a weeks time after I’ve had some time with both of them. For now, you may want to check out my first impressions of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac.
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It’s a (sad) fact that most corporate workplace are still using Windows as the only supported platform for work. It’s not that I’ve anything against Windows. Don’t get me wrong here. Instead, I personally think that if I choose to run Mac and Linux OS, so be it. Why should one get shun off just because the corporate standards and softwares only support Windows.
Now, what would your options be?
One is obviously to setup a dual-boot More >
One of the reasons that I was quite reluctant to move over to Linux from Windows was the ease of tethering Internet connection from my iPhone. In Windows, all you need is to install iTunes (which would install the required drivers) and voila, all you need is just enable tethering on your iPhone and connect the USB cable to your PC. That’s it!
However, thankfully there’s the Bluetooth PAN option as well for tethering. And since the iPhone More >
I’ve recently jumped on the Linux bandwagon and installed Linux Mint as the primary OS on my work machine. Cutting the long story short, I installed Chrome and discovered that it didn’t have the Java plugin pre-installed. Bummer.
So naturally, I went to download the latest Java runtime for Linux (jre-6u18-linux-x64.bin) here and installed it at /opt/java. For you Linux newbies, I’ll go easy on you as I too was a Linux n00b not too long ago More >