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 spamarrest.com so you need to fill in a form with CAPTCHA to prove you’re not a spam-bot.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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