need some help with Xandros
internet connection. I am having cable net, but am unable to configure
it. I tried to use ADSL, but no success. Any useful tip or any good
website is welcome.
Please note my changed mobile number
Suse 10 from LFY was tried out. Overall, it is a little disappointing
considering that SuSe is generally recommended for desktop usage. This
was my first trial of the SuSe distro for a desktop.
During installation, its manual partition utility could not detect free
unpartitioned space in my hdd and I had to reboot into FC4, my current
OS to create a new partition in the free space using fdisk. Then this
partition was selected in the SuSe installer.
Device detection was good with sound and graphics working fine. However
it could not mount CDs in my DVD ROM as well as CD R/W so media players
could not be tested. A very big problem.
Another important facility that is lacking is a proper gui dialup tool
like kppp in kde or anything else in gnome. There was a novell dialup
tool found after a lot of hunting in the packages selection list but
that does not work even in root login.
Otherwise, for ethernet usage this distro appears to have a lot of stuff
packed in and its packages selection list in the dvd looks pretty
FC4 may not be very impressive but at lest it gets its basic stuff
working pretty well.
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Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Linux New Media Awards 2005
Linux New Media put together an international jury to recognize
outstanding contributions to Open Source. We'll tell you who brought
home the prizes when the 2005 Linux New Media awards were presented at
Linux World Frankfurt.
Linux New Media invited an international jury of some 200 members to
acclaim outstanding contributions to free software. Besides developers,
authors, and industry experts, the 2005 jury also included
representatives from public administration, an area in which Open Source
software is steadily gaining momentum.
Trend to VoIP
The award categories reflect current trends. Linux is gaining ground in
new fields such as Internet telephony. The free PBX application,
Asterisk (http://www.asterisk.org), attracted a majority in the new
"Best Voice over IP software" category, followed by Skype,
http://www.skype.com, for many the first program to bring the world of
Internet Protocol-based communication to the home.
Groupware tools that integrate email, address management, and calendar
functions are an essential part of the modern workplace. Open Source
groupware solutions are ousting MS Exchange in many companies. Kolab,
http://kolab.org, came up on top in the "Best Groupware server"
category, followed closely by Open-Xchange, http://www.openexchange.com.
Corporate environments have very specific requirements for Linux
operating systems. More than half the jury agreed that Novell's Suse
products offer the best Enterprise Linux solution. The classic
Enterprise contender, Red Hat, attracted about one third of the votes.
Although industry giant IBM has sold its PC business, it still
consistently uses Linux for servers such as the OpenPower series. The
jurors awarded first prize for the "Most Linux-friendly hardware vendor"
Ubuntu, the Shooting Star
A retrospective of the 2004 Awards clearly shows another trend. Last
year, Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntulinux.org) was a promising newcomer that
took second place in the "Best Newcomer Distribution" category behind
Skole Linux, which is also Debian-based. The trust the jury put in
Ubuntu was not misplaced: Ubuntu, which calls itself "Linux for human
beings," kept to the promised release cycles in 2005, was
well-represented at community events such as Linuxtag, and built up a
considerable following in the course of the year. All of this led to
Ubuntu taking the category of Best Debian Derivative with 43.5 percent
of the votes. A KDE variant of Ubuntu called Kubuntu came in third. 25
percent of the votes went to the popular Live distro Knoppix.
Against the backdrop of the Ubuntu boom, it comes as no surprise that
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth will take home a personal trophy in
acknowledgment of his entrepreneurial spirit. Mark takes the Special
Award for "Outstanding Contribution to Linux and free Software," not
only for his work with Ubuntu, but also for the commitment he has shown
to many other Open Source projects in his home country, South Africa, as
well as in other parts of the world.
Mark will be sharing the "Outstanding Contribution" award with someone
without whom neither Linux nor any free software would exist: "the
anonymous developer." The jury was really excited by this nomination,
and as a result, a Linux New Media Award for 2005 goes to everyone who
contributes to free software, whether as a volunteer, a full-time
employee, or a part-time contract worker: "the anonymous developer" is
the true heart of the Open Source community.
Table 1: Linux New Media Awards 2005
Most Linux-friendly Hardware Vendor
1. IBM 23.5 %
2. HP 16.3 %
3. AMD 11.3 %
Best Groupware Server
1. Kolab 22.2 %
2. OpenXChange 21.5 %
3. OpenGroupware 15.3 %
Best VoIP Software
1. Asterisk 42.4 %
2. Skype 18.8 %
3. Gnomemeeting 15.8 %
Best Debian Derivative
1. Ubuntu 43.5 %
2. Knoppix 23.7 %
3. Kubuntu 9.6 %
Best Enterprise Server Distribution
1. Novell / Suse 53.3 %
2. Red Hat 36.7 %
3. Mandriva 8.3 %
Outstanding contribution to Linux / Open Source
1. Mark Shuttleworth 12.1 %
1. The anonymous developer 12.1 %
2. nosoftwarepatents.com / Florian Müller 9.6 %
3. City of Munich 8.92 %
Can anyone recommend a good converter to get my .mov files and .dat files into
The idea behind doing this is to reduce the size and the streaming time when
placed online. Is converting to real from .mov a good idea or it will not make a
Ignorance is Strength.
What you don't know cannot hurt you.
Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005
can anyone script this for me?
I have dir1, dir2 and dir3
i want to move all files from dir1/ and dir2/ to dir3/ except the
common files like y.txt and z.txt
dir3 should contain
any command to do this?
this featured on a site for indian rockers..
*Parikrama* has been chosen by *MICR0$0FT* to do a song for them (not a
jingle) for the worldwide release of their 3 new software. The song is about
the life of a programmer, the way he thinks, and the way he is, after all.
The song is called *SUPERHERO*, it would be band's first release after But
it rained. It would be available for free download on the Micro$oft site, in
a few days and thereafter on www.parikrama.com.
The 3 new software would be released in *Bangalore* on the 09th of December.
There would be a full-fledged Parikrama performance for 5000 odd Micro$oft
people on that day and *Mr. Gates* himself would be present there.
The band just had 2 days to make the song, record it and give it to
Micro$oft after the approval of the lyrics. (Read the lyrics
>I'd like to know 2 things:
>1) Is it for real? I mean, has anyone here tried it?
I have tried it. Actually for the first time, and this was on 3rd November 2005. I haven't received the CD's yet.
My friend had ordered on 26th August and received the CD's in the last few days of September. I too am waiting for the last few days of November to receive it.
>2) Is it safe to give my home address online ? (at
>Though it is an AES 256-bit encrypted page, I have my doubts as I
>have never disclosed personal info online except in selected
I think, it is safe but I dont have exact details of problems.
>Mohan S N
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>> I don't think any wire can help me.. + if I tamper with the wires,
>> that will be the next reason/excuse for MTNL for the problem.
>Getting a new wire will not do any harm. About MTNL's objection, well
I clocked 225 kbps today.
The trouble seems to be parallel connections in my house.
What I do is remove all the phones from the connection points and put one
into the splitter, >>> ~256 kbps
I tried putting one instrument into a parallel conn, switch on
the router and again back to 128kbps
So case closed. I've buried the hatchet with MTNL, of course no one on
their side got off their butts or figured this out.
>> Internet connection speed results:
>> File Size: 1000KB
>> Time to Download: 38.957second(s)
>> Your Bandwidth: 236.02Kbps
>Hey consider yourself lucky! 236Kbps isn't bad at all. People have
>trouble getting even 210Kbps! :(
<Triband Anonymous voice>
I am Gishu Pillai. I barely get 128 kbps.
The general opinion is something is wrong at the exchange side.
But the MTNL gods are yet to grace me with their presence. Till then
"it is welcome to MTNL's 1504 service... Aapan rangeth aahaat!"
if they show me where their "rang" ends, I'll bloody hire some mercenaries
and mark the spot with a glowing X