Virtualization Part 5 – Final Notes

With this write-up, we conclude our series on Virtualization. To toggle between full screen and minimized screen in Virtualbox, you press the key combination RIGHT CTRL-F. But by default, your Ubuntu installation can not be displayed at full screen without the installation of VIRTUALBOX GUEST ADDITION. This software improves the performance of Guest OSes and…

Virtualization Part 4 – Installing Ubuntu

This is a continuation of our series on virtualization. Read part 3 if you have not. This series would address installation of Ubuntu as a Guest OS in a Windows PC Host. Follow the steps as shown below and you won’t go wrong. It is very easy.

Virtualization Part 3 – Configuring Virtualbox

STEP 1 Read Parts One and Two of this series if you have not. STEP 2 Ensure you have the Linux DVD/CD in your DVD Drive. We are using Ubuntu 10.04. Get one for free if you don’t have one. STEP 3 Launch the Virtualbox icon from your desktop or the Start menu.

The Devil is a Liar

My intention was to give you guys some time to download the Virtualbox software, as most internet connections in Nigeria may not permit downloads of that size. But the unexpected happened. I almost lost the site and all my blogs! And worst still, i had no back-up! My less than one week blogging experience would…

Virtualization Part 2 – Installing Virtualbox

We would be continuing from where we left off. To continue in the second part of this series, i will be making the following assumptions; - You have read the first part of this series. - You are curious to know what Linux is all about - You have a fairly modern laptop with a…

Virtualization

In my last post, i introduced some of us to the world of Linux, the advantages it offers and the status it confers. Understandably, it is still a Microsoft world, so i wouldn't expect you to just clean out your Windows operating system and install Linux. If you do that, trust me, you will definitely…

Who is afraid of Linux?

Imagine switching on your laptop in the midst of your friends and UBUNTU boots up, it confers an immediate geekiness status on you. What can be more cool?! You can even use it to score a point or two with dem babes. Some fantasy ehn? The first time I tried my hands on Linux was…

Free Softwares

The allure for free softwares is definitely not a Nigerian thing alone, who doesn’t love a bargain? Free Softwares, as we commonly know them around here, has two broad classifications; FREE SOFTWARE and FREEWARE. There seem to be some ambiguity here but, yes, there is a distinction. Citing Wikipaedia, these two classifications of softwares can…

Push Email

With the landmark judgement against Research in Motion (RIM), a Canadian Company and the providers of the Blackberry PDA, for patent infringement in 2006 and an award of US$612.5 Million in favour of NTP Inc, a Virginia based company, it seems safe to say that the technology of push email was pioneered by NTP and…

Good Morning, Nigeria! Good Morning, World!

My name is Wale Falade, a Nigerian and a confirmed geek. This blog site is intended as a meeting place for interactive discussions of all things under the sun but with a strong bias towards Tech stuffs, Nigerian style. It's 3:30pm GMT here in Nigeria but i can't think of a better theme for this…