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Convert a PDF to black and white version

The problem: you have a PDF with some coloured elements (like some logo, separation lines, etc…) but you need a PDF in B/W. The solution: you can print your file (with a B/W printer) and then scan it ๐Ÿ™‚ or, using GPL Ghostscript, run this command… gs -sDEVICE=pnggray -r150x150 -sOutputFile=output-%02d.png Read more…

By huntz, ago

Test ESXi 5.1.0 with VirtualBox

Youย can install VMware ESXi on VirtualBox without having to deal with real hardware. Sure, the performances are not so good, but this setup it’s a little test lab you can use to take confidence with the ESXi platform. The only limitation is you can virtualize only 32bit systems. Not a Read more…

By huntz, ago

djmount – mount AV device as filesystem

djmount – mount AV device as filesystem. This small software can do amazing things ๐Ÿ™‚ Using djmount you can access transparently all UPNP/DNLA from your network with your preferred media player. This program is also present in the Ubuntu repos! After installing djmount, open a terminal and type: mkdir -p Read more…

By huntz, ago

How to use RDP with VirtualBox

Recently using VirtualBox on Mac, I enabled the Remote Desktop Extension but no way to get it working. After a little research I have discovered you must install also the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack to get the RDP working. Apparently, the Extension Pack must be installed every time you Read more…

By huntz, ago