Friday, May 19, 2006

A little tip for OpenOffice QuickStart for GNOME users

i’ve been spending hours trying to find an OpenOffice ( http://www.openoffice.org/ ) quickstart application for GNOME .. to my dissappointment, i only found the GNOME 1 version( http://ooqs.sourceforge.net/ ) and KDE version ( http://ooqstart.sourceforge.net/ ).. ...

then i got a crazy idea of using alltray ( http://alltray.sourceforge.net ) to run one instance of openoffice in the background … the trick is easy … juz open a new text file using open office .. then hide it using alltray … (yah .. its pretty lame .. at least it’ll stop me from closing the last openoffice instance running .. and had to load all over again ) ...

have fun~

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Pirated Windows being tagged

well .. its quite an old article … hehe

it serve them right … :D STOP USING PIRATED SOFTWARES!!! .. embrace the penguins !! .. hehe …

for newbies who would want to try linux, i would recommend to use Mandriva … if ure in UTP – I highly recommend u use Fedora because i will be maintaining the supports there (volunteerly and unofficially .. hehe ) ... which a good thing coz u can easily refer stuff to me ..

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/4/25/nation/14053230&sec=nation&focus=1

IBM HardDisk Active Protection System

after 1 year of waiting …. an open source driver for IBM ThinkPad accelerometer a.k.a IBM HardDisk Active Protection System is now available …
(well .. yeah .. i noticed this late)

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/HDAPS

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Thin Client Project - juz for fun ....

i’m currently exploring the thin client technology for implementing it at my home ... in case any of you dont know the meaning of thin-client … CLICK HERE for definition.

i’m using these applications to create the system :-

  • X11’s XDM Control Protocol
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) daemon
  • Trivial FTP server
  • PXES – A micro linux distribution specially made for thin client

The server is implemented on Fedora Core 5 – my favourite linux distribution by RedHat Inc.

so far, i have succeeded in testing it at UTP’s library ( well .. illegally .. :P ) ... i installed FC5 on a computer which is .. well … they label it as broken computer :P …. and set-up all that necessary there, run the daemons .. and .. walla .. XDMCP works!! ... however .. there are still some minor problems that i still need to find a way around—eg: automatic redirection of sound, multiple servers, etc …