Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Apps on My PC: Virtualbox

I'm a jealous type of guy, last week i got jealous because my boss has "spaces " installed on his mac and so i Googled and got Virtuawin. Now i'm jealous of his mac because it's running parallels with Windows Vista as his guest and i said to myself I want one too!!! And so with the help of the mighty google i found a bunch of virtualization software and tried them. I tried VMware, Qemu and Virtualbox. Among the three i really like Virtualbox, I like it because its not that big of a download its around 16.9mb compared to VMware's 100+mb and its user friendly.

What is Virtualbox? Virtualbox is a hardware emulation virtualization software(say that 10x faster), by mapping the host computer’s hardware resources directly to the virtual machine’s resources, it creates a virtual copy of your computer. With this virtual machine you can install and run different operating system within your host computer.

I'm currently running Virtualbox on an Windows XP (XP being the host) and gOS Linux as guest. Everything works out of the box. :)


gOS Linux[www.thinkgos.com]

Apps on My PC: VirtuaWin

I'm a linux user since wayback. One of the things i like to use in linux is the virtual desktop because i like switching from one desktop to another basically to hide NSFW stuff. :D

A couple of weeks ago my boss showed me is his brand new os x leopard and all its features and the one thing that caught me is "spaces" which kinda look familiar oh wait i know its the same as virtual desktop on linux except it has a better name. So i figured i want one on my office laptop which sad to say is running windows xp. I googled for some virtual desktop software for windows and i found this wonderful piece of an open-source software named VirtuaWin. its just a simple program that sit on your systray and does its job pretty well. But what does its really do? well here's a quote from the official site of VirtuaWin:
A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called 'workspaces'). Virtual desktops are very common in Unix/Linux, and once you get accustomed to using them, they become an essential part of a productive workflow.

nuff reading start downloading!



Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My Very Own Youtube Downloader

While Googling for some PHP scripts i saw this blog post on Sizlopedia about a Youtube Download PHP script. With this script you can run your own downloader on your site or blog. Currently i have been using VConvert.net service for downloading youtube's video but with this script i now have my very own downloader... cool!

Thanks to Thirdnipple(the author of this marvelous script) and Sizlopedia

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My 2007 Christmas Wish List

This is a list of items i want for Christmas. Currently there are only 2 at the moment but this list will grow as Christmas gets nearer and nearer. There is a slim chance to nil of getting these items but hey its just a wish list anyway! :D

First on the list is the Asus Eee PC which i previously posted here on my blog.

Second i want to have the trade paperback issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home TPB. This is the 1st five issue of Joss Whedon's season 8 of the show that is only available in comic.

Thats it for now...P

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

All I want for Christmas is a Asus Eee PC

I have been reading so much about this sub sub notebook that i want to have one this Christmas. I can go on on about why i like to have one but i'll just let you read the stuff other people said regarding the Asus Eee PC, you can read it here here here and here. Oh and the official site is eeepc.asus.com.