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Dematerialize your Linux System: Or, why buy the Taxi when all you need is a ride?

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Going Virtual-How to Virtualize your Linux/PC Environment
Let the Republic of China Backup your Linux and Windows PC

cloudcomputing_logoIt’s the great chain of related content.  First we suggested that you use Clonezilla to do disaster recovery on your Linux System.  Then we suggested  that you don’t need that – that you should go Virtual instead.  Would you ever trust us or are we just giving you the run around on what do to about your pesky Linux system?

Regarding Linux disaster recovery what problem are we trying to solve?  We are trying to solve a problem that, really, needs to be solved because we may have made an error in judgement.  Or, simply, that we don’t understand things clearly.  What have we not understood – what is the essence of the question that will inform our judgement?

Lets think about this.  We have confused value with hardware.  You need to ask yourself a critical question.  Is Linux about Linux or is Linux about creating value? 

If you answer that Linux is about value – then the hardware and the operating system is a nuisance – you need to make it go away.  Really, you need to transfer the nuisance and the problem to someone else.

Computing in the Cloud

So, now the ultimate solution to your disaster recovery backups and the pesky physical hardware that sits there running Linux – contemplating in-itself when it will surprise you with a disk or other hardware failure – is to think in a new way about why you would want to own any hardware at all. 

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February 19, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Interviews with Scott Adams

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Interviews with Scott Adams
An Interview with Scott Adams creator of Dilbert
Hero of a Thousand Workspaces
Dilbert’s a weasel and so are you

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February 19, 2009 at 4:43 am

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The Obama Cabinet is a CEO black hole

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Virtualbox – A Virtualization solution from Sun Microsystems

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Another virtualization solution with pre-built guest operating systems.  This is a free solution from Sun Microsystems.  We were able to try this virtualization product with pre-built guest operating systems Ubuntu 8, Fedora 10, and CentOS.  This is a very excellent solution which will compete with Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.  The large number of pre-built virtual disks of configured operating systemsmake this virtualization soltion a real winner   – http://virtualbox.wordpress.com/

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February 19, 2009 at 4:41 am

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