Showing posts from December, 2008

Ubuntu has the strongest chance to take Linux mainstream

Interview with Samba's Jeremy Alliso "Jeremy Allison's contributions to the free software world are legion, and yet the project he's best known for continues to be Samba, the open implementation of some of Microsoft's most important networking protocols. Linux Format magazine asked him about KDE, NAS, LSB, DCs and other acronyms, and now his answers are here for your TLA titillation…" Read it here.


[Christmas Post] [Credit goes to the original writer] I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ so much. And I never have figured out the whole Venus and Mars thing. I have never figured out why men think with their head and women with their heart. FOR EXAMPLE: One evening last week, my girlfriend and I were getting into bed. Well, the passion starts to heat up, and she eventually says "I don't feel like it, I just want you to hold me." I said "WHAT??!! What was that?!" So she says the words that every boyfriend on the planet dreads to hear... "You're just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for me to satisfy your physical needs as a man." She responded to my puzzled look by saying, "Can't you just love me for who I am and not what I do for you in the bedroom?" Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to sleep. The very next day I opted to take the day off of work to

The "I'm Linux" Video Contest

Yes you read it right. After I'm Mac and I'm Pc now there is going to be I'm Linux. "While the Linux Foundation would love to spend millions promoting Linux on TV, it's simply not our style (or in our budget). Even more importantly, Linux isn't a top-down, commercially controlled operating system. It's a grassroots product of mass collaboration. That's why we're sponsoring a community contest to create a Linux video that showcases just what Linux means to those who use it, and hopefully inspires many to try it." "The winner will receive a free trip to Tokyo, Japan to participate in the Linux Foundation Japan Linux Symposium in October 2009."

Linux is for your wife

I read couple of blogs claiming Linux is ready because his/her wife or old granny was able to use it without any problem. Here is my view on this. First of all, what are the general work your wife or old granny do on the computer? 1. Surf net 2. Chat 3. Listen Music 4. Maybe little of word processing So you say Linux is ready because it can do above mentioned work nicely? Linux was able to do such work since last decade. Instead of judging the maturity of Linux with less tech savvy wife and granny, it should be compared with technocrats who wants his/her computer to do everything, try new gadgets, always play with new software and so. Does your new printer or you ipod work with Linux? Does your brand new laptop behave well? Is you printer recognized and you can use free wifi? Can you name few games you have played on your Linux box? . . . . and the list can go on. So is the Linux ready?

Brightness reversed?

If your brightness function keys are reversed then here is the simplest solution you could possibly have. Go to System, Preferences, Power Management Set " Set Display brightness to: " to zero (0) That's it.

Exit status code and Meanings

Exit Code Number Meaning Example Comments 1 Catchall for general errors let "var1 = 1/0" Miscellaneous errors, such as "divide by zero" and other impermissible operations 2 Misuse of shell builtins (according to Bash documentation) empty_function() {} Seldom seen, usually defaults to exit code 1 126 Command invoked cannot execute Permission problem or command is not an executable 127 "command not found" illegal_command Possible problem with $PATH or a typo 128 Invalid argument to exit exit 3.14159 exit takes only integer args in the range 0 - 255 (see first footnote) 128+n Fatal error signal "n" kill -9 $PPID of script $? returns 137 (128 + 9) 130 Script terminated by Control-C Control-C is fatal error signal 2 , (130 = 128 + 2, see above) 255* Exit status out of range exit -1 exit takes only integer args in the range 0 - 255 Source and more reading: