Ubuntu LTS running under QEmu on Windows 7

Getting Ubuntu Client running under QEmu on Windows 7

Having just gone through the exercise of getting QEmu running Ubuntu ‘Desktop’ (not Server) under Windows 7 without installing a bunch of Intel hardware virtualization driver software. I thought I’d share the process, in the hope of helping others. Note that even with the latest software acceleration enhancements (TCG), Ubuntu isn’t particularly usable as a graphical operating system under Windows 7, however it’s perfectly fine to support SSH sessions for doing linux stuff.

Honestly you are far better installing the ‘Server’ edition of Ubuntu if you just want SSH, but I viewed this as more of an ‘experiment’.

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The whole crew on the bridge. Moscow Cassiopea (1974)

“Moscow: Cassiopea” (1974) and “Teens in the Universe” (1975)

Moscow: Cassiopea (Москва́ — Кассиопе́я) and Teens in the Universe (О́троки во Вселе́нной) are a duology of mid-1970s Soviet science-fiction comedy films, directed by Richard Viktorov (Ричард Викторов), and written by Isai Kuzentsov (Исай Кузнецов) and Avernir Zak (Авенир Григорьевич Зак). Originally intended to be a single film, a glut of footage enabled producers to split it into two eighty minute features.

The films are enduringly popular in the former Soviet Union, and were unavailable in any digital format until a 2007 DVD release, in 2016 both films were added to iTunes in high-definition, so I thought I’d take a look.

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Dead Reckoning (1947) iTunes HD Review

Bogart has a 007 moment at the Casino in Dead Reckoning

Bogart has a 007 moment at the Casino in Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning is a brutal, bitter, 1947, post-war film-noir thriller starring Humphrey Bogart. The story is very much in the Mickey Spillane mold, and was crafted by no less than five writers, which results in the narrative arc being ‘like Morse code’. Given the resumes of some of those involved the picture is somehow less than the sum of it’s parts, still, it’s unavailable on Blu-ray so I thought I’d have look at the iTunes HD version.

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