I was thinking the other day (and this morning as I sat in the dentist
office), what do you think is stopping people moving to Linux (or any
other distro that is not M$ based)?
There were a few ideas that jumped around in mind head, and I was
wondering what everyone else thought?
My ideas were:
- Fear of the unknown
- Lived with M$ for all of their computer lives (leading back to above)
- Learning curve? (I know that with newer/certain distros, it's getting
very graphical, but there isn't any c:\ !)
- Hardware issues
What do you think?
I came across this the other day and I though that someone might find it
useful. It's a piece of software called gammu which allows you to
(amongst other things) send and receive SMS messages using a mobile
broadband dongle like the like the Huawei ones that 3 sell. It's run
from the command line and there is a good page about it here:
I can see two uses for this:
1. When you sign up with 3 to top up a mobile broadband account via
credit/debit card, they send you a text with a confirmation code which
you need to enter on their website. With gammu, you don't need the
Windows software to read the text.
2. System monitoring independent of a wired internet connection. Your
web server's lost it's internet connection? Have it send you a text to
tell you about it.
Admittedly, I don't do systems admin work, so the second suggestion
might not be particularly useful, but hopefully this will be of use to
I know this isn't really Linux, but I know there's a lot of very clever
people on this mailing list, so I come to you for help :o)
My question is.. I've just updated a phpBB from 3.0.4 to 3.0.5 using the
automatic update, everything went ok, but now I have no main index page..
All the posts are still there, and everything is searchable, just no main
Anyway, if anyone can cast any light, I would be most grateful.
I have been searching for free VTL (Virtual Tape Library) software and
have finally found this product (http://linuxvtl.googlepages.com/) which
is great coz it runs on Linux and is free :)
Now I felt that this may be of interest some of you guys that would be
involved in various backup solutions for Linux based networks. From what I
can basically gather is that this runs over ISCSI so would also be of use
in producing a Linux based SAN as well (I need to check this out further)
In any case this could be if the product is stable and use-able enough an
excellent backup to disk solution before writing off physical tape.
Has anyone come across this product before?
Would anybody find this product useful?
I need to get it installed and test it before I can decide if it is good
enough to deploy in an SME environment.
1. What are scripts and shall I allow them- they keep coming up on the bottom of my browser?
2. How do I configure Evolution to work with webmail and if I can't what mail can I use it?
3 What is the Dell Netbook remix and shall I install it on my Dell Laptop?
4 Sound is ok generally but it doesn't work in my browser any ideas.
All on Ubuntu.