A US Army Federal Employee's Linux Workspace

It is time once again for our $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest. Today's entry comes from Brian, a Federal employee with the United States Army, and working in a network evaluation lab. According to him, "left unattended and with no adult supervision, I tend to build really neat stuff at little or no cost to the taxpayer." You can know more him about through his blog.

Now, let's all check out Brian's workspace together with some photos of his blade server:

Owner's note: My real workstation, Alienware running 64-bit Kubuntu 9.10, 4GB RAM, 512MB dual-DVI NVIDIA, 76GB RAID-1 SATA, 500GB SATA drive.

Cam and phone for testing MS Office Communicator Server using a Virtualbox VM.

HP c7000 16 blades running ESXi 3.5, VM is Vista Enterprise, accessed from my "other" workstation, a dual-monitor Kubuntu 9.10 x64 Alienware rig.

The web site is open in both the VM and on the desktop.

Thank you and good luck!


  1. Whoa. Astig. Where's the remote control for the predator drones? ^_^

  2. @Dannybuntu: Ssshhh. It's top secret stuff :-)

  3. AnonymousMay 14, 2010

    Yeah, that's by far the best.

  4. AnonymousMay 23, 2010

    I might be showing my age here, but I don't like the "Bill the Cat" look with the monitors. For some reason it always reminds me of his tendency to "Ack Ack" cough up a hair ball. I prefer to have both monitors the same size. I use two 24 inch monitors myself, but others in my area have dual 30 inch units. Primarily for high end engineering modeling activity.