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   I've been playing with the software VirtualBox.  Virtualization has been on my list for awhile and this piece of software made things really easy.  Without too much effort, I setup virtual machines for Ubuntu, XP, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris, FreeDOS, and Windows 3.11.  The only system that didn't work was DragonFly BSD.
   Why the BSD kick?  I've never used any of the BSD distributions before and thought I'd give each of them a look.  So far, I'm not too impressed with any of the BSD distros.  NetBSD didn't bother to install the network card so it's basically useless at the moment.  FreeBSD didn't exactly have an easy install system, but I did get it to work.
   OpenSolaris looks, surprise surprise, much like Ubuntu.  Both use Gnome and at first glance it looks like Ubuntu with a different theme.
   The overall goal of looking at virtualization is having the ability to A: check web based projects in different browsers under different operating systems and B: check my open source projects to see that they compile and function under various operating systems.
   Lady Jai tonight at Thursday coffee.

2 comments have been made.

From echobird

February 13, 2009 at 11:02 PM

you should make an rss feed so i can check your page w/o having to remember. i\'m supremely lazy!

From Zen

February 16, 2009 at 7:44 AM

like this one? http://www.drque.net/NewsRSS.php I know the RSS icon in the address bar is kinda hidden, but.. :) -Zen (Who has been reading the site via RSS for several years)
   Tryouts for Rocky Horror Picture Show.  We had a fairly decent size turn out, and it took about 4 hours to get through everyone.  I'm working as Stage Manager for the production, which for our school means I'm the one who does everything I can to assist the production.  So for auditions I was the run around guy, handing out clips of the script for people to read and fetching people for vocal auditions.  I think I'm just as excited as the cast to know who will be part of the production :)