Oracle Offers Free Linux DVDs – Oracle Unbreakable Linux 11

Oracle joins the list of vendors offering free media consisting of Linux distributions – a list which includes Canonical which ships Ubuntu and Fedora under their Free Media Program. Oracle is now giving its Linux distribution, named Oracle Unbreakable Linux –  a 2 DVD set. For support you’ll have to pay extra. Send your request ...

An Easy Way to Transfer Data From A Linux Based Virtual Machine to Windows Host(And Vice Versa) 1

In my previous post, I’d mentioned about Virtualization – what it is, how useful it is to test new softwares, distros etc. Now while working in your virtual machine, you’d obviously save some data – do some wordprocessing, or compatibility testing of your programs, just to name some, all this would mean that the data ...

Fedora Free Media Program 2

While having a look around Fedora’s site, I came across the Free Media Program. Fedora Free Media Program is a volunteer initiative under Fedora Distribution Project that aims to distribute Fedora Media (DVDs) for free to individuals who couldn’t afford to buy or download. Local Fedora Ambassadors or Contributors are invited to participate. Unlike Canonical ...

Fedora 9 Released

It’s the season of Linux distribution releases! Ubuntu was released about 3 weeks ago, and now it’s time for Fedora 9, aka “Sulphur”. So What’s new? PackageKit Much Like Ubuntu’s Add/Remove Programs, Fedora gets a similar one, known as “PacakgeKit”.PackageKit is a cross-distribution package management solution that has a complete yum backend. It has been ...

An IRC client in 40 lines of shell script 1

While hanging out in #IndiaTwits,  Shyam aka codelust brought to my attention of this post in Kragen hacks Mailing list. So I’m installing an OS on my laptop, and for whatever reason, the Debian Etch install disk thought it would be a good idea to initialize the whole disk to random data *before* rather than ...

openSUSE Hard Disk Configuration Survey

In order to optimize the YaST partitioner module for openSUSE users the user experience team decided to conduct a small survey to figure out how you deal with hard disk configuration. The survey contains some basic questions and its results will directly influence the redesign for the partitioner module. The survey will be online until ...

Presenting Project Neon – Amarok 2 Nightly Build Service

Project Neon is the codename for a nightly build service for Amarok 2. Neon is intended to be used by everyone who wants to help us find bugs, keep track of development, join development or just wants to live on the bleeding edge. It is not intended to be used instead of a stable and ...

Bring Back Deleted Files Using lsof

Found this article while going random browsing, the original article is from Linux.com with JC Lima reccreates it, with example. Definitely worth reading At first it did not make a lot of sense since unless you have the file open, this will not work. How likely are you to have the files you just deleted ...

Linux For All Is Inaugurated 1

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my good friend, Kunal Gautam has launched a blog on Linux, “Linux For All – Making Linux usable for all from newbies to techies“. Kunal is a gem of a person, is well versed in all the latest techonologic trends and I’m proud to say that he ...