Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact


Ubuntu 6.10 is the easiest version of Linux thus far!

I've installed many distributions of linux (different versions of Red Hat and Mandrake) over the past seven years to play around with and the install process was always a little cumbersome. The user doing the install was always required to have some technical knowledge to get things installed and configured. I have to say though that Mandrake 10 was the easiest, that was until now. I installed Ubuntu 6.10 last night and it was a breeze. It actually took me longer to get Microsoft Virt... [More]

Setting Up Ubuntu with virtualization on Vista x64

I've decided to make the leap into Ubuntu; well sorta. I'm going to run it in a Virtual Machine for now. I'll set it up in a multi boot on my main pc once I'm more familiar with Linux and related stuff, but then again I may keep it running in a virtual machine if virtualization works out well enough. Below are the steps I took to get things setup. Step 1: Install Virtual Server 2005 R2Since I have Vista x64 installed on my pc; I am forced to use Virtual Server 2005 R2 instead of Virtual P... [More]

Apple iPhone has been confirmed, but functionaly similar to Windows Mobile Phone

The Apple iPhone has been confirmed. I wasn't anticipating much for this thing, but it sure looks sweet. There are no keys, you just touch the screen. There seems to be alot of posibilities with this. The iPhone also runs Mac OS X. Here are some links to images of the iPhone: I wonder what kind of development tools/options they will have available for the... [More]

Get Office 2007 FREE until Feb. 26

FREE copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove 2007 when you attend a Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 launch event! The luanch events are happening between Jan. 16th and Feb. 26th; so be sure not to miss the one nearest you. Now this is pretty cool! Microsoft seems to be building a reputation of giving away some of their big products for Free at their respective launch events. They have also done this back in 2005 wit... [More]