How To: Access Linux partitions ( including ext4) From Windows
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
Ext2Read is a Free & Open Source Software which allows you to browse your Linux partitions in a very Windows Explorer-esque interface. Unlike other tools{#aptureLink_bvNHKIheYw} Ext2Read also supports ext4 filesystem, even if extents feature is enabled. Like the name suggests โ€“ Ext2Read can only read, not write to the partitions โ€“ so in case you are paranoid about the tool causing data corruption to your Linux partitions, you can drop those fears.

Is Oracle trying to kill VirtualBox? >>> No.
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
It seems Oracle is hellbent on destroying whatever good Sun had done to the Open Source Ecosystem. The latest product to get the axe seems to be none other than the Flagship Virtualization program xVM VirtualBox. [โ€ฆ.] All tests show that VirtualBox 3.2 lacks any semblance of stability, crashing any operating system running on it randomly. VirtualBox 3.1.8, using the binary-only release for Linux, works like a charm. It is also apparent that VirtualBox 3.

Transcript of discussion between Matt Mullenweg and Chris Pearson โ€“ Summarizing #thesiswp
· โ˜• 7 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya

Couple of days ago, there was a huge debate (argument ?) ย between Matt Mullenweg ย - developer of WordPress and Chris Pearson - developer of Thesis premium theme over twitter which then extended to Mixergy.

Crux of the argument is the disagreement amognst the two over the licensing terms. Matt believes that Thesis should adopt GPL{#aptureLink_Q1kNtLltNY} which as Wikipedia states:

The GPL is an example of a powerfulย copyleft license that requires derived works to be available under the same copyleft.

Chris, on the otherhand disagrees with this. The full transcript of their discussion is available on Mixergy, here are some quotes which I found interesting:

openSUSE 11.3 Released โ€“ Download Now
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
openSUSE 11.3 is based on Linux kernel 2.6.34 and has KDE Software Compilation 4.4.4 as theย default desktop environment. A GNOME version is also available and it uses GNOME 2.30.1. In terms of the default applications, it comes with Thunderbird 3.0.5, Firefox 3.6.4 and OpenOffice 3.2.1 to name a few. openSUSE 11.3 also gives the user the choice of using Btrfs during installation. You can view the complete changelog here or read the release note.

openSUSEโ€™s software manager lists Mono apps under Proprietary Applications Pattern
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
I’ve been using openSUSE for quite some time now, but this is definitely the first time that I’ve noticed this ( though probably because I tend to use zypper or the 1-click install rather than entering YaST). Edit: Output of zypper lr -u Output of zypper se -s -i -t pattern Output of zypper sl -d Edit 2:ย Andreas Jaegar{#aptureLink_6hGvH0hOns} comments on the above: Found it: The pattern is part of Mono Community pattern.

Virtual DJ Software for Linux: Mixxx
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
Mixxx is described as a complete package for amateur and professional DJs alike, providing everything you need to create and perform live mixes. It can run without connecting turntables and mixers, which makes it a replacement for traditional DJ setup. For professionals, it supports advanced features like comprehensive MIDI controller support, vinyl control, and multi-core CPU support. via Virtual DJ Software for Linux: Mixxx | TechSource. Seems nice.

Amarok 2.1 is out & Installing Amarok 2.1 on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya

I was catching up on some feeds yesterday, and this piece of news caught my eye -Amarok 2.1 released{#aptureLink_chgCx0N0sk}. Being a long time Amarok fan ( heck Amarok itself was catalyst to make me use my SUSE 10.0 use full) time - I read the article with great interest.

Amarok 2 users would know that Amarok 2 series is a shadow of its old Amarok 1.4(“Amarok Classic” self) - and quite a few people still prefer Amarok classic to Amarok 2 - primararily because of Amarok’s missing support for visualizations, equalizer amongst others. I don’t use equalizers - and as for visualization - well don’t use that either.

Mounting .iso and .mds/mdf Files in Linux
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
There are lots of times where you’d want to mount a CD/DVD image. Say your friend who uses his Windows box has given you a .iso file or a .mds/mdf file, created using Alcohol 120%. How would you mount them in Linux? Using the Terminal and making use of the loop device,there is no need for any external software tools and utlities. Here’s the steps: Open the Terminal/Console. Switch to root user(mounting more often than not requires root privileges, we’ll have a look as to how make media user-mountable later) by typing su root *buntu users and others distros in which the root account is disabled, can skip this step.

3i-Infotech, Here I come
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
Well, I’d been to Bangalore to collect my offer letter for a job as Trainee Software Engineer at 3i-Infotech yesterday. Most of the people who had cleared the GD, seemed to have cleared the Personal Interview as well, atleast most of the people who were in my group. The joining formalities was headed by a HR person named, Anupama, and boy was she grouchy! Is she always so? Whatever it maybe, I’m glad she wasn’t the one taking my interview.