Linux Help & Mirchi masala

I am exploring linux and as the time goes by I am documenting some useful tips to share it with fellow linux starters. I am using Debian aptly :)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Linux live cds

new versions of linux are cool.. especially, the live cds which run from cd only (copy programs to RAM and run) and they wont touch hard drive. This is really cool for someone who wants to try linux and feel comfortable to install it.
Try kbuntu live cd at http://us.releases.ubuntu.com/releases/kubuntu/breezy/kubuntu-5.10-live-i386.iso

or try latest at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/dapper/flight-6/dapper-live-i386.iso

Other popular live cds include knoppix and suse live cd.

I think these live cds are good for windows users who want to try without having to install linux on their systems. Good luck!

Linux on usb stick

There is already usb linux called damn small linux which is about 50 mb and it can be used as complete OS on any usb device (jump drive or even usb digital music players). It has emulation feature also that works as guest OS on any OS (dont need to reboot). It is amazing how many s/ws they pack in it.

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Sample applications include XMMS (MP3, CD Music, and MPEG), FTP client, Dillo web browser, links web browser, FireFox, spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck (US English), a word-processor (FLwriter), three editors (Beaver, Vim, and Nano [Pico clone]), graphics editing and viewing (Xpaint, and xzgv), Xpdf (PDF Viewer), emelFM (file manager), Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, Rdesktop, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE (ADSL), a web server, calculator, generic and GhostScript printer support, NFS, Fluxbox window manager, games, system monitoring apps, a host of command line tools, USB support, and pcmcia support, some wireless support.

There is already usb linux called damn small linux which is about 50 mb and it can be used as complete OS on any usb device (jump drive or even usb digital music players). It has emulation feature also that works as guest OS on any OS (dont need to reboot). It is amazing how many s/ws they pack in it.

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Sample applications include XMMS (MP3, CD Music, and MPEG), FTP client, Dillo web browser, links web browser, FireFox, spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck (US English), a word-processor (FLwriter), three editors (Beaver, Vim, and Nano [Pico clone]), graphics editing and viewing (Xpaint, and xzgv), Xpdf (PDF Viewer), emelFM (file manager), Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, Rdesktop, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE (ADSL), a web server, calculator, generic and GhostScript printer support, NFS, Fluxbox window manager, games, system monitoring apps, a host of command line tools, USB support, and pcmcia support, some wireless support.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Linux is not windows

This is an excellent article comparing linux and windows. Very well written.
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

Monday, April 10, 2006

Cool software "screen"

Ever wondered why linux gets better and better once started using it? Just imagine you have a big session like torrent/irc or a big simulation going on and you are sure that your client connection will surely interrupted by disconnects.. Screen comes pretty handy in that scenario.

with screen you can resume sessions effortlessly .. IT is really awesome.. try it out..
check out help on screen here..

Am I rock? or amaRok?

are u looking for a complete music experience in linux? KDE amarok has the answer. Its just getting good, better and best. Check this page out.. http://amarok.kde.org/

Back from a long break..

Wow.. I just realized that its been a while since i blogged.. Will be updating regulary from now on.. I got busy with my phd .. Lots of publishing now a days..

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Debian system saving apt package list

One method of cloning debian installs is to take a current debian machine that is setup with the packages you want. Run the command "dpkg --get-selections > ~/selectionfile". Then, after the base install on other machines use that file and do: "dpkg --set-selections < ./selectionfile && apt-get dselect-upgrade".


To save the entire disc image follow this page. http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Clone-HOWTO/

Sunday, February 27, 2005

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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Debian Installer pre-rc2 screenshots

Ever wondered having some screenshots for loading debian linux? Here is your help. Follow these step by step instructions for a complete debian install.
Have fun!
Debian-Installer pre-rc2 screenshots

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

ezUnix.org :: It's All So Simple.

create a secure ftp and limit the user just with his directory.

ezUnix.org :: It's All So Simple.: