Waclaw Chrabaszcz
... there is no spoon ...

Matrioshka

Saturday, April 6, 2013 11:06 AM

Matrioshka this is a traditional Russian doll, or rather traditional Russian dolls where each doll contains a smaller-one inside.

Some time ago I had my first romance with Linux, and I was really blasted by compiz effects. I want them ! … But I have to work on my corporate Windows. Moreover I cannot imagine myself in my professional live without Outlook, Visio, and so many Windows apps. Let's say straight: I am and I will always be a Windows guy. So … I have to give up …

No … there is no spoon !

Let's make some fun than:

  1. Download and install VirtualBox, it provides great support for Linux machines and it is free
  2. Download Ubuntu 12.10
  3. Create new VM and install Ubuntu, use standard Ubuntu template, install all available hotfixes.
  4. Make sure You installed VirtualBox Guest additions on UbuntuVM



  5. Once it will be done shutdown UbuntuVM
  6. Time for some tips:



    2 gigs of RAM, and 2 vCPUs will give you real comfort of working. If you need more resources on your Host computer, just shutdown the linux


    the magic key to success is a 3D hardware acceleration


    if you need VPN to your datacenter, and you have to use only corporate accepted VPN client, you can use your host PC to route guest VM traffic J
  7. Devices | Shared Clipboard | Bidirectional J
  8. Power VM on
  9. Download and install Citrix client for Linux
  10. Time to make linux really cool, the most important is compiz experimental package



    sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-bcop compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-dev build-essential libtool libglu1-mesa-dev libxss-dev libcairo2-dev git-core
    cd && git clone git://anongit.compiz.org/users/soreau/scripts compizexperimental
    cd compizexperimental/
    chmod +x compiz-addons
    ./compiz-addons install all
    compiz --replace

  11. During the reboot grab some coffee, logon and execute CompizConfig Settings Manager. Now is your time ..

  12. Result can be really awesome. Here's an example. Since now better 2gether means much more J



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# re: Matrioshka

I used to have one of those dolls that was a Peja Stojakovic one. My uncle put one in on a Modesto home. 6/18/2017 10:22 AM | Modesto

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