Monday, December 18, 2006

Personal Backup Appliance 1.1.0 Direct Download

Direct download for Personal Backup Appliance 1.1.0 is now available.

See previous post about the torrent download for all the relevant details about this release.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Personal Backup (VMware) Appliance 1.1.0 Torrent Download

Version 1.1.0 of Personal Backup Appliance is now available as a torrent download. I will be providing a direct download from PBA's sourceforge project page very soon, but I'd like to get the torrent seeded and thriving first. Enjoy.

Download: torrent
MD5SUM: 0252feb62e9cb79478d3cd517953ed81

login: vmware
password: vmware
OS: Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06.1 LTS
Size: 205MB
Licence: GPL
VMware Tools Installed: Yes

List of Changes in 1.1.0
- Dapper Drake VM built from scratch
- X removed
- pba-server-console added
- delete & manage backups
- create rescue ISO from backup
- Local Mode added for backups without the need for PBA server
- Local Mode backs up to locally mounted volume
- e.g. backup to local partition
- Some architectural changes
- new client CD based on Insert 1.3.8a

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Xubuntu Dapper Drake VMware Virtual Appliance version 1.0.2

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Hey there, while working on the next release of PBA, I took a break and did something else. I just released a new version of the Xubuntu Dapper Drake VM. Packages are updated, the kernel has been updated to the latest 686 kernel (previously it was a 386 kernel), VMware tools are updated, and the size has been slightly reduced. I may create an Edgy Eft 6.10 version at some point if I sense that people would be interested in it.

Here's all the relevant details and a torrent link for download.

Current Version: 1.0.2

Release Date: 12/6/06

OS: Xubuntu 6.06.1 LTS
Size: 458MB
VMware Tools: Installed
login: vmware
password: vmware

Download: torrent

Xubuntu is a complete GNU/Linux based system with an Ubuntu base. It's lighter, and more efficient than Ubuntu with GNOME or KDE, since it uses the Xfce Desktop environment, which makes it ideal for old or low-end machines, as well as thin-client networks.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Internet Explorer 6 Application Compatibility VPC Image

I don't plan on releasing any Virtual PC Appliances anytime soon, but for what it's worth, this caught my eye. Microsoft has apparently released a Virtual PC Appliance that includes a pre-activated Windows XP SP2, IE6 and the IE7 Readiness Toolkit. Microsoft is advertising this as a way to run IE6 and IE7 on the same machine simultaneously. The part that's surprising is that they are distributing a free trial copy of Windows XP with the machine. The Windows XP installation will expire in April 2007.