Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Foss.in Day 1

FOSS.IN Was cool ! really the bangalores chilly temperature lifted my spirits ...

Went talked to gopi garge got our registration thingy done (bulk one for NRCFOSS) .
Attended Debian project days ..
one by sam and the other christian ... both of them made me proud to be a a contributor .
I attended Bug triaging session that was cool feel like reporting some bugs for Debain :)

Had lunch with thejaswi .. had coffee with mehul and swapnil ..

Had a long chat with Kevin ottens from toulouse .. He is working for solid we discussed on various aspects from tolouse to Multi agent systems ... and of course KDE 4 .. I just wuld have been more hapy if aseigo had come !
Annyways annma's introduction helped me :)

Met pradeepto asked about KDE Stall ... and also asked tarique about NRCFOSS stall ..Finally came to Brigade road to do some shopping but ended up Blogging!!!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

/me going to Foss.in

Missed it previous year .. surely dont wannna miss it this year ...
For those who dont know whats foss.in here is a basic intro..
Its a congregation of all the people involved in Foss in India and outside. Now it has risen to the status of international conference but with very affordable price .
And students can rejoice as there is a concession of 100 Bucks for them!

I am going for the KDE and debian project days .. and afterwards will attend some sessions ... but will be more interested in attending BOF's .. ofcourse I have NRCFOSS stall to take care of ...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Will start blogging !

Well I will restart blogging here .. I actually waited for some things to happen ... and they are happening now !
So here goes my blog!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

pavithran guide to install GNU / Linux

well its long time since I wrote this.
But Lemme start telling you about various & flavors of GNU/Linux available.
Debian - The best of all ! ( Not recommended for New users )
fedora- The most famous one from RedHat .
Ubuntu - The GNU/Linux for Human Beings( Highly recommended)
Open Suse- Simpler GNU/Linux from novell ( nice to look but hard in the complexity especially packages)
Lemme start with Ubuntu ..
1. Set Ur system to boot from CD . ( depends from BIOS TO BIOS)
2. boot from Ubuntu cd ( Get a free cd posted directly to your home ( No charges at all ) from www.shipit.ubuntu.com)
3. press enter and wait for some time ( 1-3 Minutes depending ion yopur processor and ram )
4. Use it and have a feel of linux ( Things run slow as u are running an OS from CD )
Do you want a faster OS ?
5. Click on the install Icon in the desktop
sleect language and select language and other settings give your username password (twice ) and other simple stuff till u come to partitioning
6. partitioning is complex .
BUT A SIMPLER ONE
boot using XP cd delete some "f" or "g" drive
using d key( after u delete u cant see that drive in windows before deleting move ur files to a safer place ie back up )

Then just select option "Use Free Space"
click next.
7. clicking next next will do ...
After you have your Ubuntu ready for use .. please go through
https://help.ubuntu.com/6.10/ubuntu/desktopguide/C/index.html