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Fedora 12 Dracut

Fedora 12 contains a new infrastructure for populating and building an initramfs image called Dracut. This post examines what has changed in the boot process and the contents of the initramfs image.

Vista VMware Network Connections

By default, VMware virtual network adapters show up as an unidentified network with limited connectivity. This post discusses the underlying reasons and shows you how to resolve the problem either manually or using a Windows PowerShell script.

KSH93 libshell

In a number of posts about a year ago I discussed how to develop custom builtins for Korn Shell 93 (ksh93) using libshell and published APIs. You can also use these same APIs to access ksh93 functionality from within a C application. This post provides three simple examples of how to do this.