changing the digital world one bit at a time...

Blants (noun) the rants of a blogger

  1. Welcome to 2012

    October 22, 2012 by The Man

    … and Windows Updates isn’t even on by default…. WHY !!!

  2. Ubuntu server 10.4 install a GUI

    August 21, 2010 by The Man

    Liking Ubuntu more and more so here is a quick tip.

    If you want to install server but still have a GUI you can do a minimum install with:

    sudo aptitude install –without-recommends ubuntu-desktop

    which will give you a GUI with a download of about 180mb against 400+mb with the recommends.

    Not hardcode but sometimes it’s easier with a GUI 🙂

    UPDATE Works on 10.10 as well.

    UPDATE Works on 11.04 as well.

    UPDATE Works on 11.10 but not as well. Doesn’t load Unity very well…. uggg

  3. Why….

    August 4, 2010 by The Man

    Cannot install over the top and cannot uninstall….service pack 2 hell….

    Service Pack Hell

    Service Pack Hell