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Will the IBM/SUN deal happen?

I have not said anything about the said deal yet.  I have just read an InfoWorld article by Neil McAllister and must say that I agree with him.  This deal would be good for IBM and so more for us that work in the Application Development area within IBM.  Technorati Tags: sun, deal, ibm, linux, […]

Set the default terminal window size in Ubuntu (Linux)

The gnome-terminal uses a termcap file for its basic settings. To change these:Code:sudo gedit /usr/share/vte/termcap/xtermNow look for a line about 1/3 of the way down the file that looks like this:Code: :co#80:it#8:li#24:\To change the number of columns, change the co# number, in this case 80.To change the number of rows, change the li# number, in […]

Opening ODF Documents in MS Office

Sun ODF Plug-In 3.0 for Microsoft Office is now available, giving users of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint the ability to read, edit and save to ODF. Here are some highlights from the Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office webpage. ODF Plugin 3.0 for Microsoft Office ReleasedThis release includes support for ODF 1.2 and […]

From 2 Windows XP machines to 3 Ubuntu machines

Around September last year I got a new work laptop – Lenovo T60.  IBM, for whom I work, gives one the choice of what OS to run on the desktop ie Windows or some Linux flavor. Oh and some people actually do run Macs also.  The Linux is either Red Hat, Fedora, OpenSuse or Ubuntu.  […]

Vodacom 3G on Ubuntu 8.10

When I was running Ubuntu 8.04 I used Vodafone Connect Driver for Linux which worked but not great.  When I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 I continued using this driver till yesterday when I managed to get connecting through Network Manager.  By default Network Manager picks up the card properly but did not want to connect […]

Lotus Notes 8.5 sync with Google Calendar on Ubuntu

I am looking for a solution to Sync Lotus Notes 8.5 on Ubuntu with Google Calendar.  It only needs to be an one way sync from Notes to Google Calendar. I have searched the Interwebs but have not found a suitable solution.  Have found some stuff for Windows but not for Ubuntu or even Linux […]

Ubuntu: Add/Remove Programs listing is blank

This is just for my reference since it happened a couple of times when I open Add/Remove Programs and find the listing to be blank. If you encounter this then here is the solution to fix it. Do the following:sudo apt-get remove gnome-app-installsudo apt-get install gnome-app-install apturl ubufox ubuntu-desktop You should now have a fully […]

Ubuntu: Upgrading Eclipse+PDT to latest (Eclipse 3.4 + PDT 2.0)

I am running Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) together with Eclipse 3.3.1 and PDT 1.0.3 and wanted to upgrade to the latest Eclipse and PDT — that is Eclipse 3.4 and PDT 2.0.  The easiest way I have found after lots of struggling is as follows: Download the All-in-one PDT package from here. Here is the full […]

Daily Digest for 2009-01-09

9:45am Posted a tweet on Twitter. New blog post: Is this the iPhone killer? http://tinyurl.com/8qec7d

Daily Digest for 2009-01-09

1:45am Posted a tweet on Twitter. New blog post: Is this the iPhone killer? http://tinyurl.com/8qec7d