By default vSphere does not provide client for Linux or OS X. You need to use Windows system to manage your VMware ESX server. However, it does provides vSphere Web Access which allows you to organize and share virtual machines using web browser. If you try to access vSphere Web Access you may get an error which read as follows:
503 Service Unavailable
You can fix this problem as follows.
BBC’s blogger Rory Cellan-Jones took Ubuntu Karmic Koala for 24 hours test drive and predicated that – “… Ubuntu will remain a very niche product – but it’s Google’s Android which could bring open-source to the mass consumer market…“.
I was going though my server logs / Google Analytics settings and found that over 60% users are on MS-Windows. However, each and every month visitors are switching to Firefox or Google browser and so on. So I would like to know your reasons for making switch from IE to another browser. Why did you switch and which browser did you switch to?
Jim Zemlin is executive director of the Linux Foundation has posted some interesting information and very bold prediction about Linux desktop.
Open source java dieting software that aims to provide a complete solution to the CR dieter. Allows to track vitamin, mineral, and protein intakes with great care.
Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 has been released and download it while it is hot!
Wow, the researchers warn that Windows is collapsing and Linux / OS X replacing Windows:
Calling the situation “untenable” and describing Windows as “collapsing,” a pair of Gartner analysts this week said Microsoft must make radical changes to the operating system or risk becoming a has-been.
In a presentation at a Gartner-sponsored conference in Las Vegas, analysts Michael Silver and Neil MacDonald said Microsoft has not responded to the market, is overburdened by nearly two decades of legacy code and decisions and faces serious competition on a whole host of fronts that will make Windows moot unless the Redmond, Washington developer acts.
This article explains why Windows is broken:
Two Gartner analysts said the words that enterprises dread, and that will move alternate operating system proponents to tears of joy: “Windows as we know it needs to be replaced.” Microsoft’s operating system (OS) development times are too long and they deliver limited innovation; their OSs provide an inconsistent experience between platforms, with significant compatibility issues; and other vendors are out-innovating Microsoft . That gives enterprises unpredictable releases with limited value, management costs that are too high, and new releases that break too many apps and take too long to test and adopt. With end users bringing their own software solutions into the office…well, it’s just a heck of a sad story for Microsoft.
This blog post covers many applications which can be used to increase your productivity without spending a single penny.
From the article:
Sure, Apple’s built its reputation on being the hipster brand of choice, but one of the nice things about Linux is the ability to customize virtually any aspect of the operating system to cater to your workflow and computing habits.
=> Full-throttle Productivity and Web-Work With Ubuntu
OO is a decent free Office Suite for Windows / Linux / Mac and other platforms. This webpage provides OpenOffice.org 3.0’s new features, an early look:
OpenOffice.org 3.0 is 167 days away, but who’s counting? Maybe the software developers are counting because they have a whopping 2,278 issues targeted for this release. Even though OpenOffice.org 2.4 is not yet out the door, let’s see how far they’ve come with OpenOffice.org 3.0.
- Personal Information Manager (PIM), probably based on Thunderbird/Lightning
- PDF import into Draw (to maintain correct layout of the original PDF)
- Web 2.0 support for weblogs and wikis
- Office 2007 OOXML document import filter
- Support for Mac OS X Aqua platform
- Redesigned, more modern GUI.
- Extensions, to add third party functionality etc
(Fig. 01: OpenOffice.Org v3.x Splash Screen)
=> OpenOffice.org 3.0’s new features
TrueCrypt is a software application used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It is free and open source software. TrueCrypt is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. This software can protect date. It encrypts data stored on a computer’s disk and transparently decrypts the information when a user requests it. No special action by the user is required. From the Linux.com article:
Last month the TrueCrypt Foundation released TrueCrypt 5.0, which finally introduces a Linux GUI for the cross-platform encryption application. TrueCrypt 5.0’s numerous other enhancements include a Mac OS X port, XTS operation mode, the ability to encrypt a system partition or drive under Windows, and the addition of the SHA-512 hash algorithm
=> Encrypt volumes through a cross-platform GUI with TrueCrypt 5.0