Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cool Tips

...quite sometime I 've blogged.  Now is the time to quickly show you a very nice utility that I came across.

Imagine you want to share a folder or file real quick on you Linux box for a windows friend.  For a n00b, this can be quite intimidating....

Now, you can feel free to share anything with a small web server.  Run the command on your terminal,
note you must have python installed.


python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080


All you need to do is to run it in the folder you want to start browsing.
Now you can go to your browser and type

hostname:8080

Hope you find it helpful...!

Friday, December 3, 2010

19 Percent of Linux Kernel Development by Independent Contributors aka Passionate People!

13 Million Lines of Code, Nearly 6 Patches Per Hour, Growing Strong as Ever!!

The Linux Foundation has published its third annual report about Linux kernel authorship. The statistics include growth trends in the kernel development process and also provides insight into the level of contributions done by individual contributors and corporate sponsors.

The latest version of the Linux kernel currently consists of nearly 13 million lines of code across over 33,000 files. The rate of development peaked with version 2.6.30 last year, which saw an average of 6.40 patches per hour.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Turn Ubuntu to Mac


     Mac Vs Ubuntu
Are you caught spying your friend Mac book?
Okay, here is a very nice way to turn your Ubuntu Linux into a real Mac. With all the effects you can get.



You may already be familiar with mac4Lin project  that tries to do something similar.
I tried this sometime ago and I was not much impressed with the design.

To truly experience the feel of Mac on your Linux machine, install Macbuntu.
It does the job better that any other sources I 've seen so far.

To install the awesome package

Download the source from http://sourceforge.net/projects/macbuntu/

Extract it. You will find install.sh file. Double click and select "Run in Terminal" option. Alternatively, you could cd into the Macbuntu-10.10 directory and run the script using the following command.
./install.sh

That's it and now you can enjoy your Linux with the feel of Mac

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ubuntu Wireless disabled: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted

 Not again! I was working on my box (Ubuntu 10.10, HP Compaq) and I forced a reboot. On turning back my laptop, I noticed my laptop wireless was not connected to my home network. I clicked on my network-manager and there it goes "wireless network disabled".

I remembered I had this problem some time ago on Ubuntu 9.04 and after wandering on several forums I got it working.  From experience, this problem normally occurs when you power off you system abnormally :)

So many forums suggested different hacks but not close to the solution so they never got it working perfectly.

To solve this problem,
Simply run the command below:

    $sudo rm /dev/rfkill

After that, simply reboot your computer

   $sudo shutdown -r now


When you reboot the device /dev/rfkill deleted will be re-created automatically
and you should be able to connect back to your network.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10

It's really exciting updating my Ubuntu from 9.04 after a long pause to Ubuntu 10.10.


...am not actually blogging about the upgrade but with the new installation from Ubuntu 10.10

Everything seems to work straight out of the Box -wifi, bluetooth, web cam, etc.
What that implies is I don't need to bother about fixing or recompling new kernel stuffs to add support for those devices.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

What's really exciting on Linux

I really thought alot of you might be having a doubt going to Linux OS....But the truth is that the best thing anyone who really like adventure on his laptop or desktop computer might want is to try one of the Linux distros....
Like I do, I have been using Linux for a couple of years really. Though I virtualise Windosw using Virtual Box....

If you really one to try out any of these Linux OS. I will recommend any of these distros.
  • Ubuntu,
  • Kubuntu
  • Edubuntu,Gubuntu...

Enough of 'buntu. Other distros you can try are
  • Damn Small Linux. (Dsl)
  • RedHat
  • Mandriva,
  • Mandrake...

Hey the list are just endless. But those are the ones I can recommend. But have it at the back of your mind that you can create your own OS (I wish you good luck).But is damn easy to do!

Linux is really a wonderful OS that gives a whole lots of options to customise and manage what really happy under the hoods...

I will be writing lots of things later on....

But don't be scare to use linux...got damn too interesting.