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3D Desktop:

(Cheap) hardware:


Tablet: A major hurdle on using Ubuntu/Linux on a TabletPC is the digitizer pen related applications, e.g. On-Screen Keyboard, Handwriting Recognition, Journal, Notes-taking, etc.

VMWare, QEmu, and Linux:

NX vs. VNC:




Virtualized Ubuntu:

From VMWare Virtual Applicance Marketplace, one can download a pre-built Ubuntu Edgy Server virtual machine from here. This VM has a minor problem – you need to change eth0 to eth1 in /etc/network/interfaces and sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart. Also, for VMWare Player network settings: Bridged – seenable by outside world; NAT – VM can connect to outside, but only host can see it via a private network; Host-only – VM cannot connect to outside, but can see the host.

If behind a proxy, to make apt-get possible: export http_proxy=http://ip_of_proxy:port/; export ftp_proxy=http://ip_of_proxy:port/

Respositories: sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list, add ‘universe’ and ‘multiverse’

SSH Server:

  • sudo apt-get install openssh-server


  • Apache + PHP5: sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5
  • MySQL: sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client php5-mysql
  • phpmyadmin (universe): sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Java + Tomcat:

  • sun jdk5 (multiverse): sudo apt-get install sun-java5-jdk
  • tomcat5 + webapps + admin: sudo apt-get install tomcat5 tomcat5-webapps tomcat5-admin

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