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How to build MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu Precise (pre-release)

Update 2012-04-25: mysql has appeared in the universe package archive. You should be able to install it with a simple: sudo apt-get install mysql-workbenchsudo apt-get install mysql-workbench Read on if you still want to compile from source. Right now (2012-04-04), … Continue reading

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Ubuntu on Amazon ec2 from scratch

Update: I’ve now rolled this blog post into the Ubuntu wiki’s: EC2 Starters Guide page. Hopefully this helps out the Ubuntu community! The informatics team here at MalariaGEN have been working with ec2 since before I joined them. So naturally, … Continue reading

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Ubuntu’s Ambiance: selected items in unfocused windows are invisible

I have a confession to make: I really like Ubuntu’s design, its look and feel, and its colour scheme.  And it seems to get better with each release.  The new Natty theme is really beautiful, and the dark window decorations … Continue reading

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Installing Ubuntu on the lenovo ideapad S205

My girlfriend’s laptop died recently, and as her birthday was coming up I thought I’d buy her a new netbook to get her up and running again (well, really, to get my mac back).  For £300 from Amazon, we had … Continue reading

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Gridengine the Ubuntu/Debian way

I’ve had Sun GridEngine running on our cluster of 12-core HP blades from its earliest days. What has not been working is the the inter-host communication (the ability of the system to schedule and distribute jobs across the nodes). I … Continue reading

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