Author Archives: Simon Collis

Installing OS/2 Warp in a Virtual Machine

I’ve had OS/2 running in a virtual machine for years; specifically, a Virtual PC one. But I’ve always known that OS/2 has idiosyncracies, such that it won’t run in VMWare (although it’s getting better in VirtualBox) and one of the … Continue reading

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Convert Access 2007 forms to 97

You might be surprised by this, but you can still back convert Access 2007 forms, reports and modules to Access 97! (Why is another matter, of course, but let’s presume that you need to…) OK, first of all, you need … Continue reading

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Why can’t you call a Windows folder ‘CON’?

After reading this quite interesting – and entertaining – list of 25 things you didn’t know about Windows to celebrate Windows’ 25th anniversary, I got to wondering… Number 23 says you can’t name a Windows folder “CON”. Try it. Create … Continue reading

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Using Getright as download manager in Ubuntu

Yes, GetRight. The Windows-only, paid-for, shareware download manager. Running on Linux. But before you ask – why? Continue reading

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Kubuntu 8.10

Never having tried Ubuntu (or at least, got it working), I decided to take the plunge and “borrow” a few gig of space from another partition to install Kubuntu on (I’ve always been keen on KDE and wanted to play with KOffice)… Continue reading

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