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Ubuntu For Android


This is like a dream gadget for me. Android phone with an Ubuntu Add-on that also has a TV interface ? Are you kidding me ? The beauty of this is that not 0nly can you see you media content on a big screen TV or LCS screen, but you can also run the Android applications in an Ubuntu environment.…
Ubuntu's Unity desktop running on the Nexus S

Nexus S boots Meego and Ubuntu


Most of you are aware of Google's Android-based Nexus S smart phone. With sleek looks and feature-packed to the core, it is arguably, the best and one of the most expensive smart phones in the market. However, having said that, it is really appreciable that it can still be hacked to run other Operating Systems. Meego, is a Linux based…

Ubuntu 9.04 Upgrade : The Screenshot tour


I have been upgrading my work Laptop (a Dell D630) since Ubuntu 7.04. The first couple of times there were a few glitches, nothing a few Google searches and "sudo apt-get install"s couldn't fix. However, the process is getting increasingly reliable and I urge users to go this route. For upgrading from Ubuntu 8.10, Intrepid Ibex to 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope,…

Ubuntu on Windows


Ubuntu Linux has opened a lot of doors for open source developers. The real enthusiasts, the midnight oil burner are coming up with some AMAZING applications. One such KICK-ASS app is the Portable Ubuntu, although I think the name of the project is a misnomer. Portable Linux installs a Windows app that emulates Ubuntu Linux. In fact, it IS Ubuntu…

Dell XPS M1530 and the Ubuntu ride


Disclaimer :    This was a blog I wrote after I bought my Dell and had most things working on it on Ubuntu.I just found this one lying around in my drafts and decided to post it anyways. I bought my Dell just over a couple of months ago. I was considering buying a Macbook, but after I saw the…

7 Linux Distros reviewed


I'm a little late in posting this article, since most of the Distros mentioned here are out with newer versions. But since  it was so informative, I thought I'd post it anyways. I thought I was the only jobless person interested in trying out Linux Distros on my VirtualBox or sometimes triple booting. But it turns out there are actually…

Help to Spec Regression Testing for Ubuntu Apps


As any software engineer worth his salt knows, Regression , especially after an upgrade, is one of the most important aspects to take care of. Professionally, I have taken care of a LOT of upgrade bugs and I so I have felt, first-hand, the pain caused by Regression Bugs. I work on a tightly integrated embedded system firmware which is…
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What motivates Open source contribution ?


This post is in response to a notion I encountered more than once, by different people (blogs) at difference times. The argument here is : as more and more people start losing their jobs due to the Financial turmoil thats taking place in the world today, the number of open source contributions will increase since people will have more FREE…

Free Linux Online Courses


After my last article on eLearning, I came across yet another resource of free online Linux courses. Brajeshwar , who has started writing a stream of articles on Linux lately, has a new post on Online courses for Linux newbies. Check 'em all out HERE I personally think that the IBM series is the best resource since it is for…