Outlook 2007 backup email accounts

This guide describes how to back up your Microsoft Outlook 2007 email accounts (excluding your emails).

  1. Start > Run > regedit
  2. Locate the following path in your Registry Editor
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook
  3. Right click the Outlook directory in the left menu en choose Export
  4. Choose the directory where you want to save the data and choose an appropriate filename
  5. Press save and your done

Importing is as sample as 2 clicks!

  1. Open the registry file you saved earlier
  2. Press to accept the registry patch

Linux Kernel 2.6.32 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

The Ubuntu kernel guys have released an official build of the 2.6.32 Linux Kernel.
The .deb files should work with both Ubuntu and distributions based on Ubuntu.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration.
Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automatically installed using DKMS (which is included in Ubuntu 8.10 and higher including 9.04 and 9.10)

The required files can be found at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.32/

Installation Guide

  1. Download linux-headers-2.6.32-020632_2.6.32-020632_all.deb
  2. Download your kernel headers package;
    I386:  linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_amd64.deb
  3. Download your kernel compile;
    I386:  linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_amd64.deb
  4. Install the files in the following order:
    1. linux-headers-2.6.32-020632_2.6.32-020632_all.deb
    2. I386:  linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb or AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_amd64.deb
    3. I386: linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb or AMD64: linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_amd64.deb
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

For those who want to do their “own” compiles, the source is available here.

Linux Kernel 2.6.31 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

The Ubuntu kernel guys have released an official build of the 2.6.31 Linux Kernel.
The .deb files should work with both Ubuntu and Debian and distributions based on one of the two.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration.
Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automaticly installed using DKMS (which is included in Ubuntu 8.10 and higher including 9.04 and 9.10)

The required files can be found at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.31.5/

Installation Guide

  1. Download linux-headers-2.6.31_all.deb
  2. Download your kernel headers package;
    I386: linux-headers-2.6.31-i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.31-amd64.deb
  3. Download your kernel compile;
    I386: linux-image-2.6.31-i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-image-2.6.31-amd64.deb
  4. Install the files in the following order:
    1. linux-headers-2.6.31_all.deb
    2. I386: linux-headers-2.6.31-i386.deb or AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.31-amd64.deb
    3. I386: linux-image-2.6.31-i386.deb or AMD64: linux-image-2.6.31-amd64.deb
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

For those who want to do their “own” compiles, the source is available here.

MySQL Connector for OpenOffice.org released

Sun released the MySQL Connector for OpenOffice.org version 1.0. This first general availability release.

The driver can be used in OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 and the upcoming OpenOffice.org 3.2 to connect to a MySQL server, versions 5.1+ server.

When using the MySQL Connector for OpenOffice.org, you have the following advantages over using the MySQL Connector/ODBC or MySQL Connector/J:

  • Easy installation through the OpenOffice.org Extension Manager
  • Seamless integration into OpenOffice.org
  • Work on multiple MySQL schemata (databases) simultaneously
  • Connect to MySQL servers using named pipes (Windows) or Sockets (Unix)
  • No need to go through an additional Connector installation routine (ODBC/JDBC)
  • No need to configure or register an additional connector (ODBC)
  • No need to install or configure a driver manager (ODBC)
  • No need for a Java Runtime Environment (JDBC)

The extension (for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris) can be found at extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/mysql_connector