well, unless you need windows/bsd vms I think vserver / virtoutzo is the right choice.
From comments around the intarwebs, you would think I was the only person (outside of the project members) who likes Gnome-Shell.
What I found annoying was that the VirtualBox running in headless mode offers no way to later come along and "attach" to the console. The non-free version does, but that doesn't help, does it. I had to install a VNC server on the guest.
It's come a long way in the last year or two since I first tried it. Bridged networking actually works properly now, and doesn't require any ugly hacks to the host's networking setup anymore. And the guest tools are good too; I liked being able to share a host filesystem without having to go to great lengths.
Unless by non free version you mean the non usb version. I use the usb version so maybe that isn't there in the non-usb version. But I thought the lack of USB support was the only difference.
hm, actualy the non free version is free to use for pretty much everything (even on cooperate environments), unless you're doing it in large scale deployments (ala roll it out on every workstation at your company etc.) so why not use that one?
no, but virtualbox itself offers a debian/ubuntu repo with the proprietary version.
I didn't dislike Ubuntu Netbook Edition. I did not find the Unity interface confusing or frustrating after a few minutes of playing around. That said, I like Gnome-Shell a good deal better and was interested in trying something new. Over the last few days, I wiped my Ubuntu partitions and my netbook is now playing happily with Linux Mint Debian Edition and the latest build of Gnome-Shell. [A minor saga of newbie mistakes, poor documentation and glazed-eye incomprehension is glossed over in the previous sentence.] My computer is quite snappy now and everything works, more or less.
Mo Feb 21 2011 16:57:08 EST von IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored Betreff: Re:Hmm, the VRDP thingi is definitely disabled in my build. I got the one right out of the Ubuntu repo so it would receive automatic updates. But I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) which gave me VirtualBox 3.1.6_OSE ... perhaps if I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 it would give me a newer VirtualBox with VRDP in the build?
Here I am on a Friday backing up my HD. Preparing to install yet another distro. Decided that I just don't like Fedora. Gonna go with Mint...then not change things for awhile and concentrate on work instead of messing around with the OS.
Easiest re-install ever......after I jettisoned any hint og Ubuntu 10. Grub2 does not like my hardware AND apparently there is a bug in the version of gparted that ships with the latest release. I had to boot a live CD of Ubuntu 9.?? to actually edit the HD they way I wanted it.
Good news though....I was able to simply copy my configuration files for Thunderbird and Firefox. Usually I have to mess with things.
(Call me a traitor but I've abandoned Firefox on most of my Linux machines and switched to Chrome...)
You're not a traitor, you're innovative!
(I too have switched to Chrome on all of my linux machines... and windoze machines...)
with Linux and glusterfs. OpenNode is a pretty new project that lets you use both Xen and OpenVZ in the same GUI. So you can provision the most optimal tool depending on what you're doing. (Simple VPS on OpenVZ) and dedicateds on XEN... Its like Proxmox but for Centos instead of Debian...
I've tried Chrome....but I can NOT live without ABP. Adblock Plus. It blocks out 90% of those stupid little ads that don't interest me anyways. I don't thin Chrome has anything like that. I can't see Google wanting anything like that as they get all of their revenue through ads.
Manually blocking things is nice, too. You right-click on the thing you want to block and hit Adblock, and you get a dialog with a slider that lets you go shallower and deeper through the document to determine where you want to set your block. I use it to remove the annoying sections of web sites I sometimes visit.
But my favorite Chrome extension of all is the Personal Blocklist extension.
With this extension you can actually look at the results of a Google search, point to a result, and say "don't ever show me results from this site again."
It turns out that the entire tech industry is using it for the same thing I am: eliminating search results from Experts Exchange.
I don't know why this needed to be implemented as a browser extension instead of as a function of the Google search site itself, but in either case I'm happy it's there.
Google of course intends to use the data to tune its search algorithm further -- "hmm, a lot of people are blocking search results from this site; perhaps we should lower its ranking a bit."
Installing Chromium is the first thing I do on either platform now.