Debian "Etch" goes stable

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch, after 21 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.1 of the LSB. (from debian news)
Updates are: openoffice 2.0, Gimp 2.2, iceweasel 2.0 (firefox), php5.
upgrades from sarge to etch can be done by changing your sources.list file and apt-get dist-upgrading.
i wouldn't advise upgrading to lenny yet, It took me 6 installation attempts to get it working and even then it is still full of bugs.

The Most Powerful Linux Command that doesn't come installed with Linux.

Monday, April 30, 2007

lsof is the Linux/Unix über-tool. I use it most for getting network connection related information from a system, but that's just the beginning for this amazing and little-known application. The tool is aptly called lsof because it "lists open files". And remember, in Unix just about everything (including a network socket) is a file.

i earlier posted the command here and later i was able to know that it was against writers i am putting the correct can find the post here.

please read my other posts.
 Intel open-source project to make Linux better.
 Top Tips to increase bittorent download speed


Google to Unveil 'iGoogle'

Seemingly taking a page from Apple's naming playbook, Google on Tuesday will unwrap "iGoogle," a new brand for the search company's Personalized Homepage service. News features will arrive alongside the iGoogle site, including a "Gadget Maker" and location based search results.
Google's Personalized Homepage lets users create exactly that: a customized start page for their Web browsing. On the page, users can place "gadgets" containing information they are interested in, be it weather, stock feeds, news feeds from Web sites, and even the current date and time.

Apparently, the surprise popularity of the feature and growth of competing personalized start pages such as NetVibes prompted Page and Brin to reconsider their decision. The company says tens of millions of users have created a personalized homepage, and the feature is growing faster than Google Maps and even Gmail.

In turn, iGoogle will be offered in 18 more countries, making for a total of 40 countries supported with 26 languages.

25,000 gadgets are currently available for the site, says Google, but the company on Tuesday will also release a Gadget Maker feature that will enable users to create their own gadgets without knowing HTML or JavaScript. Seven templates of gadgets will be provided, and users will be able to share their creations with others using the new "My Community" feature.