Connecting Nokia Phone via Virtualbox running Windows 7 guest

As you know(See Quick Updates), I have installed Windows 7 in my Virtualbox on my Chakra ArchLinux box. I did this because I did not want to reboot my machine just to install stuff on mobile or to do some Windows specific stuff. Of course Wine is an option but not for complex stuff like running Nokia PC Suite or say running iTunes or maybe some more complex stuff requiring windows kernel drivers etc. So the best alternative I had was to install Win7 on my Virtualbox setup. Here is the teaser screenshot first 🙂

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Finally I choose my Best Linux KDE Distribution!!

It is just 2 days with my new KDE only Linux distro and I am not sure if it is indeed ‘The Best KDE Based Linux Distro’ as I wanted but let me be positive as zealots claim it to be. So roll the drums coz I went in for –Chakra Arch Linux.

As mentioned in my “Quick Updates” (on right hand side column of the blog), I choose to go with Chakra/Arch Linux. I am happy to report that ALL of my Must Haves are fulfilled(to a large extent). Although I would have loved to go with sidux for it being based on Debian and thus supposedly much more stable/support/packages, but I just cannot stand the contradiction that it being a Rolling Release and thus bleeding edge and not supporting Latest KDE release. Feeling sad for its users not being able to enjoy KDE 4.4.1 as on this writing.  If comparatively smaller teams like Chakra/Arch/Kubuntu can do it, I see no reason a relatively larger team of Debian/sidux cannot. Left with no better alternative, I will have to learn new style of working so bye bye Debian.

Coming to my review of Chakra, well it is just 2 days now and all I can say is that new users must stay out of it. It is only today(after Read the rest of this entry »