Monday, August 9th, 2010

Automated caching of your Ubuntu updates

If you wish to automatically cache all you Ubuntu/Debian updates on one computer, you can use Squid-deb-proxy. This is useful if you have multiple Ubuntu/Debian clients in your network and they all download the updates. Instead of each system connecting to the internet to get the updates, it will get the updates from the caching […]

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Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Building a media center with Ubuntu + XBMC + Zotac

If you want to build a Media Center PC to play your movies, music and photos on a high definition TV. Here is a simple way to build so. Step 1 First get the tiny Zotac Media Center PC. Step 2 Install Ubuntu, which is very easy just download from and follow the simple […]

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Linus Torvalds ditches iPhone for Android based Google Nexus

Linus Torvalds has purchased a Google Android based Nexus One cellphone. But I have to admit, the Nexus One is a winner. I wasn’t enthusiastic about buying a phone on the internet sight unseen, but the day it was reported that it finally had the pinch-to-zoom thing enabled, I decided to take the plunge. I’ve […]

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala now available for download

Ubuntu 9.10 is finally available for download. It’s faster to install from a USB pendrive then installing from a CD. After downloading the ISO, to create a bootable pendrive in 9.04, go to System-Administration-USB Startup Disk Creater. As always, the recommended way to download is Torrents, as the download servers would be busy for the […]

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Nokia Unveils Its First Linux Phone N900

Important Bits: Runs Linux, so full multitasking and no more crashes 🙂 3.5G and WiFi connectivity 5-inch resistive WVGA screen slide-out QWERTY keyboard ARM Cortex 8 processor @ 600 MHz 32GB of internal memory, big enough than most other phones. MicroSD slot for expansion FM transmitter 3D Graphic accelerator Flash Player 5-megapixel camera 3.5mm jack

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Monday, August 17th, 2009

Linux Netbook returns a non issue

Microsoft has been harping about the fact that there are more netbook returns of Linux, this is not true. Speaking at OpenSource World, a Dell executive deflated Microsoft’s enthusiasm for making a case out of the number of Linux netbooks returned by unhappy customers. <a href=”;tile=2;pos=top;dcove=d;sz=336×280;ord=V83CSUgD9j0AADXF3O4AAAFj?” target=”_blank”><img src=”;tile=2;pos=top;dcove=d;sz=336×280;ord=V83CSUgD9j0AADXF3O4AAAFj?” alt=””></a> Todd Finch, Dell senior product marketing […]

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Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Microsoft A History of Anticompetitive Behavior

The European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS), part of the European Commission, has compiled a detailed repor titled: Microsoft A History of Anticompetitive Behavior and Consumer Harm. “For more than two decades, Microsoft has engaged in a carefully designed and extremely successful campaign to protect and extend its monopolies. Microsoft has repeatedly made market allocation […]

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Monday, August 10th, 2009

Getting a refund on your Unused Windows

Its very easy to get a computer with what ever hardware configuration you want, you can go on-line and configure it with all possible permutations and combinations. Except for one. Its very difficult to buy a hardware of your choice without Windows. What if you want to use Linux? What do you do? You may […]

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Linux based Media Center device

The Neuros LINK a disc-less PC designed to be connected to your TV comes with a wireless “Keymote”to control the unit from the comfort on your couch. Like a PC, it is customizable and expandable: 2.8Ghz CPU 1GB DDR SDRAM memory (expandable up to 8GB) Up to 1080p H.264 video playback Support an extensive list […]

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope download links

Jackalope is finally released in the wild. The best way to get it by torrent as the download mirrors are going to be busy. Torrent Link for CD releases: Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope i386 (32-Bit). Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope AMD64 (64-Bit). Rest of the torrents if you are looking for other releases. Download Link. Please […]

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Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Tata Indicom Photon+ and Reliance NetConnect Broadband+ on Ubuntu

Its been raining high speed internet in India. Tata, Reliance and BSNL have started offering 3G USB Data Cards which offer high speed internet. Tata and Reliance claim 3.1 MBps speeds while BSNL claims 7.2 Mbps. I have tested both Tata Indicom Photon+ and Reliance NetConnect Broadband+ on Ubuntu 8.10. I didn’t get much time […]

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Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Fighter jet grounded due to Windows virus

French fighter planes were unable to take off after military computers which were running Windows were infected by a computer virus. France is a big user of Linux. The French police and the French Parliament is already using it, so now the military should also switch.

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Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Ext4 filesystem is here

Ext4 is here and it rocks! It a faster file system and expect it to show up in upcoming distros such as Ubuntu 9;04. Finally we have a file system that gives faster performance and is widely accepted. ReiserFS had good performance and I have used it in the past, but today is not been […]

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Open source trading platform

A software startup called Marketcetera has released an open source platform for building automated trading systems. Since the world economy is at a situation where everyone wants to reduce cost, specially in the finance sector, this could be a big win for the company as well as Linux and Open Source.

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Nice Linux desktop wallpapers

Vinayaraj has created some very cool Linux wallpapers. These can be downloaded from here. This ones’ already my wallpaper 🙂

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

iPhone running Linux!

The iPhone Dev Team has successfully booted Linux on the iPhone. Its still very rudimentary, no fancy apps or touch yet.. but this is just the beginning. The Dev Team is hoping to run Google’s equally Linux-based but more complete Android mobile operating system on the iPhone and is searching for programmers to help with […]

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Monday, January 5th, 2009

Nokia hints wider use of Linux in phones

Nokia plans to expand its use of Linux beyond Its N800 series. “In the longer perspective, Linux will become a serious alternative for our high-end phones,” Ukko Lappalainen, vice president at Nokia’s markets unit, told in an interview on the sidelines of the “Nokia World” industry conference.

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Monday, November 24th, 2008

Linux development cost statistics

The Linux Foundation published this excellent article:  Estimating the Total Development Cost of a Linux Distribution Some very interesting stats : Linux is the most popular open source operating system today, didn’t you know that already? Total development cost of a Linux distribution in 2002: $1.2 billion Cost to build Fedora 9 in 2008: $10.8 […]

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Monday, November 24th, 2008

Syncing your iPhone on Linux.

Most end users wanting to move to Linux, expect to play MP3 music and sync their music with their iPods, iPhone, and XXX (put your favourite mp3 player here.) Apple does not have iTunes for Linux, its only available for Windows and Mac, I wonder why. iPhone being extremely proprietary, makes it incredibly difficult to […]

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Friday, October 31st, 2008

Installing 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10

As some of you were expecting that Ubuntu 8.10 will be including 3.0, but as a matter of fact its still has OpenOffice 2.4.1. If you wish to upgrade to 3.0, check this out. You can still go and upgrade to OpenOffice 3.0. Read the instructions in this article.

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