GNS3 Cloud and VMware Host-Only Adapter

In this post, I demonstrate how to connect a VMware VM to a GNS3 Cisco router via a GNS3 cloud and VMware host-only network without using a Microsoft loopback adapter.

Installing Oracle 11g Release 2 on Fedora 14

This post describes how to install Oracle Database 11g Release 2 on Fedora 14, install an SQLplus client on Microsoft Windows 7 and configure both installations so that the SQLplus client can access the Oracle database running on Fedora 14.

Porting KSH93 to Windows 7 SUA

This post shows you how to download, build and install the latest version of the Korn shell in the Windows 7 SUA subsystem.

PowerShell Grows Up

I am excited about the emminent release of Microsoft Windows Powershell Version 2 CTP3 (Community Technology Preview Version 3) which is due “real soon now.”   The first CTP for Powershell 2.0 was in November 2007 and there has been a lot of progress on the product since then.  See the permanant link at the side of my blog to access the Powershell developers blog. Why am I, a UNIX/Linux developer, excited by Powershell V2?  After all it does not run on any UNIX or GNU Linux platform and microsoft has no plans to port itMto these platforms.  The main reason is that Powershell