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Booting Linux in under one second using swiftBoot


One of my former colleagues and friend, Pranav Peshwe, pointed me out to this company called MPC Data who has developed a solution called swiftBoot. Using swiftBoot, these people have managed to boot into a fully running Linux OS in under one second. Take a look at this unbelievable video to check it out for yourself. The developers claim that…
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Linux on Refrigerators using Enlightenment


It is said that NetBSD is one of the most ported Operating Systems in the world. It runs on almost everything, from massive Servers to even a Toaster. Well, Linux isn't far behind !!! Electrolux, a manufacturer or home and kitchen appliances, have decided to use Linux with Enlightenment, for their latest product, a smart refrigerator called Infinity I-Kitchen. The…

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…

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…

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…

eLearning Open Source


OpenVarsity is an initiative for eLearning, or learning with online tutorials, Open Source and Free Software technologies. As soon as I saw the first prototype of it's course I was convinced that this would be a great way for newbie enthusiasts to get their hands dirty. I have already emailed Naveen from OpenVarsity, pledging my full support and being available…

Another Runner in the Race


After RoadRunner , IBM's supercomputer with 6,480 dual-core processors, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it is now the FreeRunner. OpenMoko's Neo FreeRunner, running on Linux OS, is being made available to consumers worldwide. You can order it directly from their site, from TODAY !!! The truly awesome thing about this phone (apart from the tech specs available on the site)…

Codeweavers boost Linux Migration


Codeweavers, the company which gave us the award-winning software to run MAC OS and Windows software on Linux, is giving it's full support in Lindependence '08. Lindependence '08 is a community endeavor to migrate not one, not ten, but the WHOLE TOWN of Felton, California to Linux. Oh yeah !! That's what I call mass conversions. The CrossOver suite of…