Category Archives: Operating Systems

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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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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