I first learned how to spell "coronal"
Ken's real - and is working hard in Texas as ever he was. Helios Project - affiliated with SPI - joined with another charity Reglue and they're still attempting to get computers to needy children and adults locally to them.
Beaglebone Black works well with Debian 7 image. 2GB image written to eMMC works very well. 4GB BBB due out soon. Nice to have something small and silent.
Most Germans speak and write better English than I do - and I'm posting this from the UK. For German, at least, it probably doesn't help to have had several attempts at reforming German orthography within the last 30 years.In the same period, I _think_ Dutch has had one major spelling reform.
+1 to the person suggesting formal German hochdeutsch: also, for the historically inclined, it may now be safe to start teaching how to read fraktur / black letter type again or the German speaking nations will miss out entirely on the original books and literature pre 1930 or so.
I don't have a business support contract with Oracle - I don't actually have any obviously Oracle products here at the moment.
If I _DID_ have a business support contract with Oracle for any product, I think thiis would persuade me that my money was wasted: this sort of little thing drags down a big business reputation. Oracle may have fantastic databases, middleware, people management software, hardware, Linux OS, Java - in rough order of importance to Oracle - but this shows that they can't be trusted to do well with small things.I'd trust their lawyers to draft a good contract, favourable to them but I can't trust them to know their own products, own codebase or even what they have to do with them.
Run, don't walk away from Oracle products as fast as you practicably can or find someone else to support them for you at added cost to you since you can't rely on Oracle and produce a backout plan to move your business away from Oracle dependence immediately.
If you've been a student - get recommendations from your supervisors. Carry some academic credentials so that you can get to universities / higher education institutes / academic libraries. If you can afford it, take a course in a European universtiy for a semester or two. Connectivity may well be the biggest / most expensive problem.
Hammer out visas ahead of time - make contingency arrangements to transfer money - one of the hardest things will probably be moving living expenses around.
Find software developers to hang around with in the areas you're moving to next. contribute to FLOSS in an international team before you go?
Be prepared to learn (human) languages as needed, even if only enough to order food from a street stall / cafe or whatever. Be prepared to live like a local and life is always easier.
Virtualbox and a standard virtual image
Pack an ubuntu mirror - if network access is slow, it will help.
As others have suggested, LTSP will work if you set the machines to boot from the network.
Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) squeaks ever closer to release. I'm still struggling with laptops - expecially those running XP. The world is slow
But is it faster than the 5000 char per second / 30 mile an hour tape I have on MY Colossus Mk 1?
Link to Original Source
Yes, Fedora's about a terabyte at the moment (still got 9 on the mirror), Debian's 400GB
Centos, EPEL, OpenSuse but the really big one is NetBSD/OpenBSD/FreeBSD which can fill 1.5TB
Overworked, underpaid. Struggling with wireless on an Acer netbook + other stuff