Linux & Open Source

Why Linux does not suck?

Right from the year 1999 when I started using computers, I have used Windows as the only operating system though I started learning typing in DOS also. When I joined my college for bachelors in Mechanical Engg., we did have a subject related to primary computer skills involving hardware recognition and some elementary topics about …

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Understanding auto mount in Linux

In Linux, the entire system, hardware, files application programs are constructed in a tree like structure, which we call the Linux File System. At the top of the hierarchy you find (/) root. All other items in the file system descend from /, e.g. binary executables in Linux is located in a directory called “bin” …

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How to Install Linux on iPaq?

Before proceeding with installing Linux on your iPaq, it is a wise precaution to back up your current installation of Windows CE. Additionally, you must also follow the installation instructions exactly as stated for improper installation of Linux would cause the iPaq to be unusable. Older versions of iPaq, namely H3100, H3600, H3700, H3800, H3900, …

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What’s New in Ubuntu 10.10?

New Desktop Wallpaper This is one of the tricks Ubuntu has been playing on its users for years. Every time when a new version of Ubuntu comes out, we see a brand new set of wallpapers that have been designed in align with the Ubuntu philosophy. This indeed impresses the Ubuntu user. With 10.10, it …

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How to use Ubuntu App Store?

‘App Store’ is one of the words introduced by Apple in the recent history of commercial software applications. The concept basically offers an online store where you can purchase various applications written for a specific platform. As an example, there are various App Stores setup for Mac software, iPhone/iPad software etc. These online stores do …

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How Does Fedora’s Yum Work?

In the world of Linux, there are many systems and tools for managing the package installation process in Linux systems. Although there were only a few of such tools existed at the beginning of Linux era, a number of package management systems were introduced when the number of Linux flavors started growing. As an example, …

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Xandros: Helping Windows Users to Migrate to Linux

Linux distributions have been developed for many reasons. Some offer the users all general purpose applications while others offering applications for specific purposes. Some distribution target low-end computers while others targeting the top-notch hardware available today. When it comes to Xandros, the purpose is little special. The creators of Xandros have created this Linux distribution …

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Living HD with Linux

High Definition is everywhere nowadays. There is a huge demand for high definition media content and everything is now available in high definition. If you are a Linux user and have not been up-to-date with HD hype, you may be missing a lot of things. In case if you have tried playing HD content in …

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Best Image Editors in Linux

For some time, Linux was popular to be geeky. People were reluctant to come and try out Linux, thinking that it needs a lot of technical knowledge for one to just operate Linux. Therefore, people were not aware of the facilities offered by Linux, specially the free and open source software programs that did cost …

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Best VoIP clients in Linux

VoIP, in other words, Voice over Internet Protocol, is one of the smartest innovations in the field of telecommunication. VoIP not only made the ridiculous telecommunication charges low, it also enabled the connection of many communications channels together. In VoIP, telecommunication is performed through the Interne. Therefore, almost all Internet connected devices could be connected …

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