A PhD on Open Source on Open Source Part 6 – Running Windows Applications on Linux (No More Windows Whining With Wine)

Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API, meaning that it enables you to run a wide variety of Windows applications on Linux. I have known of Wine for quite some time but as normally have had a Windows computer around I have not gone to the trouble of installing it. I guess […]

A PhD on Open Source on Open Source Part 4 – Desktop Tools

In the previous parts (1 2 3) of this series I have primarily written about how to write articles and thesis using the typeset system LaTeX. Using LaTeX is very convenient for some kinds of documents, in particular large good looking documents where you want to add references. For simpler kinds of documents a WYSIWYG […]

Xbox 360 Gamercard WordPress Plugin

I found this nice WordPress plugin by Oliver Baty which allows you to include your Xbox Live game card somewhere into your blog. I made some changes to the plugin which allows me to display my game card anywhere inside any of my entries. Now, I simply write [gamecard haugeoy] (don’t laugh at my score […]

A PhD on Open Source on Open Source Part 2 – Software for Writing Papers and Thesis

In the first part of this series of blog entries I introduced some basic features of open source software (OSS). In the second and following parts I will discuss open source software I use to make my day as a researcher simpler. One of the most important activities related to research is publication and dissemination […]