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Latest Django, Rails, Ubuntu, Fedora, WordPress versions now available

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Now available

And in the selectable dropdown choices:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 has now been vetted by our staff and is the default / recommended Ubuntu version
  • Ubuntu 11.10 is also still available
  • Django 1.4 is now available and is the default / recommended Django version
  • Django 1.5 dev / trunk available on request
  • Rails 3.2.3 now available
  • Rails 4.0.0Beta is available on request
  • Fedora 16 is now available
  • Fedora 17Beta is now available
  • Pyramid / Pylons is now available
  • WordPress 3.3.2 now available

Note that all the above are server versions – for those who want Desktop versions available via RDP/NX/VNC:

  • Ubuntu 11.04 is also available as it’s the last version that supports a proper Desktop (Gnome2 aka Gnome Classic) out of the box.
  • Cinnamon is available on request (Gnome2 workalike, as an alternative to Unity) on newer Ubuntu desktop installations.


Now Upgrading to Satchmo 0.7!

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Please pardon our dust (please order by email or phone!) as we reimplement portions of our eCommerce engine to use the new updated Satchmo Release, 0.7 (we are using SVN trunk).

Previously, we were on the Satchmo 0.6 release (and we implemented the TrustCommerce payment engine for the project, for that release).

We hope to have the eCommerce signup capability back up and fully functional within a short time.

In the meantime, we can accept your orders and support emails through our usual email and phone channels.


Networking – Kernel based Virtual Machine

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Networking – Kernel based Virtual Machine

Posted from Flock – let’s see if this works in real life.

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Standard Debian 4.02 Installs

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Here are the parameters Debian is installed with:

Language, KB, etc: English/US
Time zone: Pacific
Disk Space: 25GB on hda
Swap space: 2GB on hdd, *separate* from the main instance

Network NIC binding

apt-get update
apt-get -y install ssh

Now ssh to your new Debian install to double-check it.

apt-get -y install libssl-dev libpam0g-dev make gcc mc slocate ntp
tar zxf xrdp.tgz
cd xrdp-0.4.0
make install
cp instfiles/ /etc/init.d/
update-rc.d defaults
apt-get -y install fluxbox tightvncserver xfonts-base xterm
cp /usr/local/xrdp/

Now reboot your Debian to check the rdp accessibility!


Now cut&paste this into

setterm -blank 0 -foreground $fg -inversescreen on > /dev/tty1
setterm -blank 0 -foreground $fg -inversescreen on > /dev/tty2
setterm -blank 0 -foreground $fg -inversescreen on > /dev/tty3
setterm -blank 0 -foreground $fg -inversescreen on > /dev/tty4
setterm -blank 0 -foreground $fg -inversescreen on > /dev/tty5
setterm -blank 0 -foreground $fg -inversescreen on > /dev/tty6
ls -l # fill up the screen with green!

Now save (:wq) and install it:

cp /etc/init.d/
chmod a+x /etc/init.d/
update-rc.d defaults 80

Still to do:
vga logo
webmin or generally accepted FLOSS equivalent thereof
serial access