Wednesday, August 31, 2011

UNetbootin - A tool for creating Live USB drives

UNetbootin is a tool that is used for creating Live USB drive. It mounts ISO image of any Linux distribution on your USB flash drive or your memory card so you can install your favourite  Linux distribution on your desktop or laptop.

UNetbootin gives you option to choose you Linux distribution and its version then it download it and mount on your USB or if you have the ISO image then it directly mount on the USB.It also gives the option of mount your image onto your hard-disk.Here you can get some idea about it from the above snapshots.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

How to install Linux Mint 11 on windows[virtual box]

In given video the method to install linux mint 11 on virtual box is shown and after that the step are written so you can easily understand.

  1. Open virtual box and press "Ctrl + N" or click on new.
  2. Select your operating system and version and click forward.
  3. Specify the RAM.512 MB is recommended but 1024 MB is good for easy working.
  4. Then create new hard disk and give the size as per your need.4 GB is minimum and click forward.
  5. In storage type, select the option "dynamically expanding storage" it will help you to transfer this virtual machine OS into another PC and click on finish.
  6. Now start the mint 11 and select your ISO file and click forward.
  7. After some waiting desktop will appear then click on "Install Linux Mint".
  8. Then select your language and click forward.
  9. Now select "erase disk and install linux mint".
  10. Select your location and enter your keyboard layout.
  11. Then enter your information and password and click forward.
  12. After some process the setup will finish and the dialog box appear "installation complete".
  13. Now click on restart.
  14. Enjoy your linux mint 11 on virtual box.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gwibber microblogging client for Linux

Gwibber is the social client for the Linux-GNOME shell environment.You can see the updates from various social network simultaneously and also share your post simultaneously on them.It automatically shorten the URLs you entered.

It supports the following platforms:
  • Facebook
  • Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Digg
  • Flickr
  • StatusNet
  • FriendFeed
  • Qaiku

Monday, August 15, 2011

Linux fever on Wallstreet

Christoph Lameter, the contributor of Linux Kernel will discuss how Linux reach widely to the financial exchange, stock exchange and other financial instruments at the annual LinuxCon conference in Vancouver this week.

The largest stock exchange, the NYSE[New York Stock Exchange] Euronext, is run on a Linux system. So it can generate 1,500,000 quotes and take 250,000 orders every second with the acknowledgement of each transaction in 2 ms.

Earlier the NYSE largely run on Unix, like Sun Microsystem's Solaris and HP's AIX. But because of the success of the Linux they move towards Linux based open source operating system. The another advantage is that the release cycle with Solaris or AIX is long term like 2-3 years but in the Linux this period can be reduced to the 1-2 month.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Networking:Cisco and Micro-blogging:Twitter join the Linux Patent Group

The famous networking company Cisco and the leading micro-blogging website Twitter have become licensees of the OIN [open invention network]. The OIN created in 2005 to provide a patent pool for linux.The other 33 companies join to the organization in the second quarter of the 2011.

The organizations now will have royalty-free access to the portfolio of patents held by the OIN as long as they agree not to assert any of their own patents against what the OIN define as the Linux System. In 2005, OIN was created as a defensive measure to prevent patent aggression against the Linux Ecosystem.It was created by IBM, Red Hat, Sony, NEC, Novell, Phillips. Canonical became the 1st associate member of OIN in 2010.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gentoo Linux 11.2 released in LiveDVD

The LiveDVD is available of Gentoo Linux 11.2 in two flavors a hybrid x86/x86_64 version and an x86_64 multilib version.It contain main two special features:[1]Writable filesystems using AUFS so you can emerge new packages.

Some other features are:

  • System packages: Linux kernel 3.0, Bash 4.2, GLIBC 2.13-r2, GCC 4.5.2, Binutils 2.21.1, Python 3.2 , etc . . .
  • Desktop environments: KDE 4.7.0, GNOME 3.0.0, Xfce 4.8, Enlightenment 1.0.8, Openbox 3.5.0, Fluxbox 1.3.1
  • LiberOffice 3.3.3, XEmacs 21.5.31, GVim 7.3.244, Abiword 2.8.6, Scribus 1.3.9, GIMP 2.6.11, etc . . .
  • Web Browsers: Mozila Firefox 5.0, Chromium 13.0, Opera 11.50.1074, Epiphany 3.0.4, Seamonkey 2.2,etc . . .
  • Multimedia tools: Amarok 2.4.3, MPlayer2 2.0, DVDAuther 0.6.14, LAME 3.98.4,etc . . .