Archive for the 'linux' Category

Bogo-Pogo AntiSPAM game

Monday, May 5th, 2008

After a month I’ve been trying to contact one of my correspondent I get an autoreply saying: “Thank You for contacting me, but due to the increasing amount of spam I started to receive at this e-mail address, I decided to close it.”

Guess many people suffer of spam as they send all this excuses: “Hello, This email address is not monitored.”;
“Hello, You have contacted an email that is no longer checked.”;
“Due to a large amount of spam I no longer have time to wade through all of the email I receive to get to the legitimate messages. So if you have a need to contact me please do so at my helpdesk at…”.
 Others use various services like so you need to fill in a form with CAPTCHA to prove you’re not a spam-bot.

Linux migration. Part V. Windows Applications

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

We have learned how to setup a Dual-Boot System with both Windows™ and Linux on your PC, what the Linux applications could be used in replacement of the Windows’ ones, and how to move emails from Outlook™ into KMail Linux-application. Now we need to know how to run native Windows applications on a Linux system.

I have some Windows-only programs I can’t live without.
The first of them is a special banking program I use to access my bank account. It works like a local proxy-server to encrypt the traffic between the bank and my PC.
At the second I need Internet Explorer to test the sites I’m working on.
We also can try Windows version of Adobe Photoshop® as a complicated Windows application.

You can use various virtual machines (VirtualBox or VMware Workstation) and emulators to run non-native applications on Linux.


Linux migration. Part IV. Moving Emails

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

You have created a Dual-Boot System on your PC and looked at what we get ‘from Box’ with Ubuntu Linux. Now we need to move our emails from Outlook™ or Outlook Express into KMail email Linux-application.

I had been struggling with readPST utility. I was hope for smooth converting my 3Gb Outlook PST file into KMail-compatible mbox structure. But it failed…
 The latest version of readPST/libPST utility can convert PST files of Outlook 97-2002, but it can’t work with Outlook 2003 PST.
 After I saved emails in an old (2002) version PST and converted the file, the KMail didn’t can import them correct. All messages in every folder were agglutinate in a long single message.
 So, don’t waste time with readPST.


Linux migration. Part III. What you get ‘From Box’

Friday, February 8th, 2008

In the previous post I show how to create a Dual-Boot System on your PC. Lets now reboot computer with our fresh Linux and see what we get ‘from Box’.

Kubuntu desktop looks similar to Windows™. You’ll find the Start button in the form of “K” and the System menu with installed applications.


Linux migration. Part II. Dual-Boot System

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

As I have wrote I decide to try Linux. I ordered and received Kubuntu CDs.
Now I need to create a Dual-Boot system on my computer to test applications I need with Linux and to be able to roll back on my current system if Linux fails me.


Linux migration. Part I. WHY

Monday, January 21st, 2008

I’ve been using Windows™ for fifteen years. And now I decide to try Linux.
What the benefit do I expect from Linux? Let me explain.