Month: October 2008

Vista Virtual Machine

I finally had enough of trying to run Word 2007 on Wine.  It worked several times, but every time I really needed to use it, it would fail to start.  It would just hang on the splash screen.  Even more annoying was that the splash screen stayed on top obstructing my view of other windows.

So, I installed Vista as a virtual machine.  It works relatively well.  Here are a few links I found helpful in the process.


Kent and I found this neat little game.  At two years old, he is not quite able to play himself, but he seems to enjoy watching it in short bursts.  I guess I am a kid at heart because I don’t mind satisfying him.

Here is a quick screenshot of the game menu:

game-start by you.

Here is a quick screenshot of the game during play:

game-play by you.

So, thanks Dominique for writing this game.  We enjoy it!



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Linux Alternatives for OneNote

I found a couple of forums discussing options for alternatives for Microsoft’s OneNote.  I don’t really have time to research all of these, but I wanted to note them in case I had a chance to come back later and spend some time researching them more.

Here are the forums:


This option seemed to be the most popular.  I have used this a little, but I haven’t got into it that much.


This is a KDE application.


This one looks interesting, but it doesn’t look like it is WYSIWYG.  You might have to learn some formatting features.


Now, this one I have obviously used.  But, I would consider this more if you want to share your notes.


Stands for hierarchical notebook.




Gnome Vazaar

Newton Desktop Wiki



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