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Wed 25 November 2009

Microsoft shouldn't have played with us

Posted by ankur in Tech (343 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Personally, I'm a FOSS lover. But that doesn't make me a "Microsoft hater". It's a good OS, I just prefer to use Linux , Fedora.

Having said that, this blog post is going to show you how irresponsible Microsoft can be.

Some background::I'm a 5th sem student at Manipal Institute …

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Sun 22 November 2009

Fedora India meeting minutes

Posted by ankur in Tech (384 words, approximately a 2 minute read)


Sun 22 November 2009

I saw the code of DEATH in action!

Posted by ankur in Tech (234 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

For those who aren't aware,

su -

rm -rf *

is referred to as the code of death. Really needless to explain why. Well, I had never thought I'd see it happen, but I did. Not exactly the above mentioned commands, but as another lethal variant:

su -

mv /* /somedir

How and when …

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Fri 20 November 2009

rtorrent

Posted by ankur in Tech (86 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

So, I'm basically a terminal user. If I could do everything from the terminal I wouldn't bother with a DE. Anyway, out of the command line clients, rtorrent's one I love!! I just read through the complete man page and learnt all the awesome options it has.

Here's my .rtorrent …

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Fri 20 November 2009

Fedora : PackageKit change

Posted by ankur in Tech (123 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Not a lot of people seem aware of this. This is from the announce list. Please help spread the word.

The Fedora 12 release contained changes in the default PackageKit

behavior that allow installation of packages by users in cases where:

  • the user is logged in on the local console …

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Wed 18 November 2009

Installing skype: big trouble!!

Posted by ankur in Tech (150 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

ah, simple, yum install skype-2.1.0.47-fc10.i586.rpm should do it for me.. But wait!! What do we have here?? It installed without pulling in ANY deps, and obviously skype din't work. Errors: "missing this missing that!!"

Now I'm sitting here running alternating "yum installs" and "yum whatprovides …

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Wed 18 November 2009

Fedora 12: After release stuff

Posted by ankur in Tech (102 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

So, F12's been released. Was awesome to see 580+ people on #fedora during and after the final release countdown :)

Anyway, sooo many posts regarding "F12's been released" are already out, so I won't blog on that anymore. There's lots more work to be done now that it has been released …

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Fri 06 November 2009

Codechef Campus SnackDown

Posted by ankur in Tech (186 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Okay, this post is to do with my life out of the Fedora community.

Here's a mail I got from CodeChef . The contest is only for Indian students this time, and weirdly enough falls right in between my end sem exams. :(

Hi Ankur, I’m writing to let you know …

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Wed 04 November 2009

The F12 beta experience!

Posted by ankur in Tech (85 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Just got my system upto F 12 today (11.92 actually).

Everything works. The installer played bug free, nouveau is looking good (do i need kmod-nvidia anymore?)

The new network manager interface looks awesome. I noticed some improvement in bluetooth too. Anyway, it's just been half a day. More features …

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