December 1, 2010
Check this out. I have the shittiest, and I mean shittiest ESXi server. SOOO little resources free.
I needed a TFTP server. Installed Ubuntu 10.10 server, OpenSSH and installed TFTP on there. Set permissions on the folder and BAM! I couldn’t believe it . Runs at 48 megs of ram, plus a 4 more for video. I allocated 96megs, SOOO wasteful. Cut it down to 68megs. VERY happy.
Now I tossed a vsFTP server on another server, gave it a TERRIBLE wasteful 128ram. Super great.
Anyhow, I just wanted to point out what would have cost me hundreds of dollars and consuming most my resources in the Windows world was, free, secure and had NO foot print. Unsadly I am having to run Ubuntu now so I can SSH in without some silly putty client.
I seriously think Microsoft is driving me to Linux.
November 8, 2010
Okay, last post today. Then I’ll go back to ignoring my 3 readers.
I just bought my wife a new laptop. i3/4gigs ram/500gb HDD. Really her old laptop was probably fast enough. But it was just in a sorry state. She had it since the Core Duo’s came out. One of those ugly silver Dells.
Anyhow, Win7, Office etc etc all installing and I am migrating the data now. So I am going to bump the RAM up and give her Ubuntu on her old machine. I think I want to do 10.10 since it’s a little prettier. But 10.4 is of course LTS. She isn’t gonna want to upgrading a year from now.
Ultimately she just wants to check it out as her job is always looking for ways of saving money. And FOSS is on the table but none of them are really comfortable with the idea, yet.
Thoughts on 10.10 vs 10.4 for her? How about giving them the tools they need to make the right call on FOSS vs a traditional solution?
November 8, 2010
Alright, again. I don’t really do full reviews as much as talk about things I really enjoyed (or hated)
So I am at work, I need to console into a 3560 switch to change some VLAN crap some other tech broke. I plug my USB-Serial converted into my $2000 Windows 7 laptop. And of course, doesn’t detect. I try installing the driver off the web site, doens’t support x64. SOOO I try to get it to work in XP mode, nope. I try another USB-Serial adapter, my machine locks up this time mistaking the old driver I just tried to install for the new device. Sigh.
I grab a Lenovo T40 we use to even out a table leg, in less than 15 minutes I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and the USB-Serial adapter detects! Changes made done.
Shortly later, I realized I could SSH from the command line. You know how nice that is!?!? COMMON Microsoft. Are you even trying? PowerShell and the Windows command prompt lack an SSH CLIENT! Really? Are you trying to walk sys admins away?
Anyhow, I can assure you my work laptop now has Ubuntu 10.10 dual booting on it.
October 30, 2010
So this isn’t really a review. I’ve always felt a project the size of an operating system can’t be “reviewed”as a whole. But only piece by piece. BUT…
One thing before I get back to my beer. I recently upgraded my machines from 10.04 to 10.10. Other problems I have aside, I love the installer! It installs WHILE you answer questions. I mean I was impressed with Windows 7’s install speed, rightfully so. But this was so slick! Questions answered, wait 5 minutes, done!
Not sure what project developed that installer, but they are my new heroes. I can’t help but feel my pride in my Zero touch installs of Vista/7 slowly dying 🙂