VMWare Mounting in Linux

I found a nice description of how to use vmware-mount.pl in Linux.

Google Chrome Install

The other day I found that PlayOnLinux now has a script to install Chrome.  It works for me, but the main problem I have is that it doesn’t support https.


VMWare Control Keys Issue

I had trouble today where my control keys quite working.  It is the first time it has happened, and I haven’t the problem again since.  I found the solution here, and I plan to keep it handy just in case.

Fedora 10 Features

LXF just pointed me to an article listing some of the new features of Fedora 10.

Vista Virtual Machine

I finally had enough of trying to run Word 2007 on Wine.  It worked several times, but every time I really needed to use it, it would fail to start.  It would just hang on the splash screen.  Even more annoying was that the splash screen stayed on top obstructing my view of other windows.

So, I installed Vista as a virtual machine.  It works relatively well.  Here are a few links I found helpful in the process.


Kent and I found this neat little game.  At two years old, he is not quite able to play himself, but he seems to enjoy watching it in short bursts.  I guess I am a kid at heart because I don’t mind satisfying him.

Here is a quick screenshot of the game menu:

game-start by you.

Here is a quick screenshot of the game during play:

game-play by you.

So, thanks Dominique for writing this game.  We enjoy it!



More Screenshots

Open Publishing

I had been looking for this link a while ago and couldn’t remember the name:


I found it a long time because it was linked to Bob Young, one of the founders of Red Hat.  It seemed like a great option if I ever wanted to try to publish something.


Wikipedia: Lulu (company)

Sharing Files

Sharing files from Ubuntu was very easy with this how to.  The only problem was that I had to start nautilus with root privileges the first time:

sudo nautilus

Then, I could follow the instructions.

Linux Alternatives for OneNote

I found a couple of forums discussing options for alternatives for Microsoft’s OneNote.  I don’t really have time to research all of these, but I wanted to note them in case I had a chance to come back later and spend some time researching them more.

Here are the forums:


This option seemed to be the most popular.  I have used this a little, but I haven’t got into it that much.


This is a KDE application.


This one looks interesting, but it doesn’t look like it is WYSIWYG.  You might have to learn some formatting features.


Now, this one I have obviously used.  But, I would consider this more if you want to share your notes.


Stands for hierarchical notebook.




Gnome Vazaar

Newton Desktop Wiki



Other Related Links

Great Link: Grocklaw — Practical Guide to GPL Compliance

Here is a link worth taking note of.  This article gives some tips on the legal side of using Open Source software.

How To Avoid Becoming a Defendant in a BusyBox or Any GPL-Related Lawsuit


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