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VMware vs. VirtualBox

In a previous article I provided links to get the VMware Player installed and a “workaround” to install the associated VMware Tools. The website EasyVmx.com will provide you with a configuration file and a virtual disk image.  That’s one way to do it. Another way is to use the freeware VirtualBox. Which should you use? ...

The Virtual Playground

The April issue of Linux Format (#117) has an excellent tutorial on Qemu. It demonstrates how to use Qemu to run various operating systems in a virtual environment. This is quite nice but as emulators go, Qemu is rather slow. If you use it, I would strongly recommend using the companion program kqemu. This will ...

Deceptive Dominoes 1

My friends will tell you that I am a game player. I am, but that description is way too broad and must be narrowed. I like social games played after dinner with a friend or two. I like simple games with simle rules and simple equipment. To me, playing a good game will involve a ...

LiveCD vs LiveUSB vs USB Install

In a previous article I mentioned that a livecd image booted from a USB flash drive is not the same as a Linux distribution installed to a flash drive. This article will explore that idea in a a little more detail. There is a website, pendrivedrivelinux.com, that contains numerous tutorials on how to create a ...

Easy ISO Handling

ISO 9660 The ISO 9660 standard was developed over 20 years ago. It is the official standard for CD-ROM. A physical CD conforming to the standard can be read by any CD-ROM drive in any OS and if it happens to be a music CD, it will play in any CD player.  The file extension ...

The Amazing Puppy

Lightweight Distributions A lightweight distribution is one that requires minimal memory and fewer system resources. Some popular examples are Damn Small Linux, Knoppix, and Puppy. There are several reasons that you might want to have one or more of these handy. A previous article discussed using Knoppix as a rescue disk. Let’s consider a few ...