Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Installed today in linux - ubuntu

Successfully installed the following.

1. Adobe acrobat reader - it should be a ".deb" package. Not an "rpm. I made that mistake here.
If you are using Open Suse, then rpm would be fine.

2. Installed Virtual box - Then installed Window XP in it. - > Windows XP is working fine.

3. Installed JDK  - > and net beans on top of that.

Scribefire - easy blogging for everybody

I installed scribe fire. This is one tool I like best.
Easy to blog, with no hassles.

You can expect a lot more blogs in my site - with this tool! :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I wanna run ALL windows programs on Linux!!

The solution seems to be "virtualization". Let me install vmware players and I will let you know the results.

Tristan Rhodes tells us about the five possible alternatives here-> http://useopensource.blogspot.com/2007/02/five-ways-to-use-windows-apps-in-linux.html

1. Use an open source alternative instead. And he gives the website (http://www.osalt.com/) which can provide open-source alternatives to any windows program u want.

2. Buy a commercial product that was designed for Linux

3. Use Wine to run the application in Linux -> The drawback is that all applications cannot be ported to linux.

4. Run Windows in a Virtual Machine -> Virtual box seems to be promising. I will let you know the results.

5. Run the application on a remote Windows system --> This is when you already have a windows server running for you. :)