I’ve Shifted!

I’ve shifted!This time, not just physically but on the web as well.First, physically(literally, and I’m using too many rhyming words). As a trainee in 3i-Infotech I’ve shifted from coastal town of Mangalore to the metro, Chennai, which is again a coastal city, just on the the eastern side of India.

On the web, I’ve shifted from WordPress hosted blog to my very own domain(yippee!!!) hosted on ExperTrio (thanks, Preshit!). And for the moment, my Linux experimentations have ceased due to lack of a PC/laptop with me. Updates will continue, as soon as I get them.

And oh yeah, my sis gave birth to a girl. Here’s a pic of my neice!
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Happy Birthday, openSuSE!!

Well as of today, August 9th, the openSuSE projects turns 2. here’s an excerpt:

“In the past 365 days we successfully released openSUSE 10.2 with numerous improvements and new features. Up until now it has been installed hundreds of thousands of times. We brought the Build Service to a broader audience as an open source project with cool features like release management, build monitoring package tags, statistics, an ever improving command line client, patterns and one click installations. This must have impressed AMD because they quickly became a Platinum Sponsor. The software/download page was completely rewritten and relaunched. Several other sites appeared, including but not limited to opensuse-community.org, suse-art.org to share your openSUSE artwork, the Localization Portal to help bring openSUSE to your language, Benji’s package search tool, our own idea pool, several localized openSUSE wikis, and not to forget this site here.”

“While we are at the topic of opening up. The YaST, Limal and Zypp developers completely moved everything under the hood of openSUSE. We launched our own SVN server and are trying to bring the various package repositories together into one software portal. We also had some fascinating ideas implemented during our Hackweek, for instance a Build Service project that recompiles Debian packages or Giver for easy file sharing. The first versions of KIWI, our imaging technology, appeared which helps everybody to deploy their own versions of openSUSE”

… and even more things to come!

Today the first beta release of openSUSE 10.3 with lots of new features arrives. The final release is only 2 months away! The localization project has taken over all the translations for 10.3. This weekend we will try to slash as many bugs as we can. We are working vigorously on building the distribution inside the Build Service and implementing a framework for contributions. The Software Portal is coming on, and more and more people are joining the openSUSE packagers team. There are more openSUSE images built with KIWI coming; the latest addition is an image for USB sticks. We will have weekly interviews here under the category People of openSUSE. The final draft of the guiding principles was just released and we have to form the openSUSE Board. Also in the pipe are various re-designs of our web pages. The splash on www.opensuse.org and the download/software pages will be followed by the wikis and the Build Service. And this won’t be everything that is coming in the next year, we promise!

So enjoy this day and have some cake or a drink on openSUSE.”

Happy Birthday!!!

Source from: openSuSE website

open SuSE 10.3 Alpha 6 report

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Go crazy on eye-candy with Compiz Fusion!

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Making Dolphin the Default File Manager

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Arrgggg Bandwidth Cap, darn you!!

Man, I’m so pissed off with this darn 1 GB BW cap. Yup, I’m on the BSNL Home 250 Plan with a free Bandwidth of 1GB. How the hell is that reasonable?? God damn!! I can finish it off in matter of hours, somehow been managing it for a month!!  And today, it’s just 17th of the month, and already  I’m used up 0.843 GB of my 1GB  allocation. Arggh. How the hell am I gonna last with 150 MB for the next 13 days is beyond me. Guess ‘ll have to start with stop writing here, till the end of the Month(makin a post here and there, doing some reasearch, alone takes up about 10MB! 😐 Oh God help me get thru the end of the month.