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December 2008

Server2Go - Self configurable WAMPP Stack

Server2Go is a Webserver that runs out of the box without any installation and on write protected media. This means that web applications based on Server2Go can be used directly from cdrom, a usb stick or from any folder on a hard disk without the hassle of configuring Apache, PHP or MySQL. Server2Go allows you to create a standalone working web site or PHP application on a CD-ROM. There are many examples of its possible useses such as catalogue software, calculation programmes, image campaigns (CMS-based), computer based training lessons or other applicatons. Most PHP-Software such as the content management system Joomla or the computer based training software Moodle can be used from CD-ROM with the help of Server2Go. Server2Go was developed in the first instance for use on CD-ROM but there is no problem in using it from other drives too. Using a web browser, a user can run php programs as well as view html files on the CD-ROM. He only needs to insert a CD with Server2Go. The server software starts automatically and a browser is opened with the Website of the CD-ROM. Server2Go was built in the first place to replace other CD-ROM webservers such as WampOnCD or Microweb that lacked some important features or are not being actively developed. Main Features * Free! No royalties * Complete WAMPP Server-Stack * Runs directly from CD-ROM, USB Stick or Hard disk without installation * Full featured webserver (based on apache) * PHP 5.x support with many extensions installed (e.g. gd) * Supports SQLite databases * Runs on all versions of Windows from Win 98 and above, MAC OSX support is coming * Support for MySQL 5 Databases * Supports many PHP extensions (GD-Lib, PDO...) by default * Support for Perl 5.8

May 2008

DLFP: "Virtual Desktop" : un système Linux virtualisé pour Windows

Pour certains utilisateurs, il peut y avoir un intérêt à pouvoir utiliser ses applications Linux préférées sous Windows, par exemple dans un environnement professionnel où l'on n'est pas nécessairement autorisé à installer Linux sur une partition du PC que l'on utilise, mais aussi à la maison si l'on utilise beaucoup Windows et que l'on veut éviter de tout le temps redémarrer pour utiliser Linux. Le "Virtual Desktop" (bêta) d'Ulteo, disponible en libre téléchargement depuis hier, devrait donc pouvoir intéresser ceux qui souhaitent pouvoir utiliser leurs applications Linux directement sous Windows. Il propose par défaut les applications Open Source à succès comme Firefox, Thunderbird, mais on peut y ajouter beaucoup d'autres logiciels, et même des jeux. Côté technique, le Virtual Desktop n'utilise pas de logiciel de virtualisation comme Vmware, QEmu ou KVM, mais un patch kernel "coLinux" qui transforme les appels systèmes Linux en appels systèmes Windows, ce qui donnerait des performances proches d'une installation native sur un PC.

August 2007

Intégrer des applis Windows dans le bureau Gnu Linux - SeamlessRDP - Yop

SeamlessRDP permet de faire tourner des applications individuelles plutôt que de toutes les avoir dans la même fenêtre RemoteDesktop.

January 2007

Running Windows as a VM on Linux with VMware Server

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What if there was a way to publish an application on the Linux desktop via a remote connection protocol like Remote Desktop Protocol? I know that this sounds an awful lot like Citrix and, in fact, what I am proposing is similar. However, Citrix is expensive and seems to be overkill for just a few network/security administrators' laptops or desktops. This recipe consists of a laptop/desktop running Linux in a GUI with VMware Server, a Windows XP VM and a product called 2X Application Server for Windows Terminal Services. Once you are done, you will have a Windows XP VM running as a service and loaded with any applications that you may need.