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Code is poetry

Posted by Sayak
November - 6 - 2008

“But running various programs, camorama, camE, kopete, everything gave weird errors like “Connection could not be made”, “device not ready” or just showed a blank screen. But soon, after few trial and errors, I found the solution. Basically the “zc0301″ module is the culprit and all you have to do to get your camera working is prevent it from loading. So, this is what I did:”

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Posted by Sayak
November - 6 - 2008

“Karasick also pointed forward to the Symphony roadmap for 2009, when future generations of Symphony will be developed entirely on the ODF 1.2 and OpenOffice 3.0 software code base, bringing it in line with the newest OO technology. This advance will also enable seamless interoperability with Microsoft Office 2007 file formats and support Visual Basic macros next year.

“IBM plans to deliver more than 60 new features to Symphony in 2009, building it into a versatile tool for work while pledging to keep it free on the Web for all. By synchronizing Symphony’s user interface with the underlying OpenOffice 3.0 code base, IBM expects the upcoming wave of planned contributions to make a significant impact to the OpenOffice developer community and its users throughout 2009 and beyond.”

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Posted by Sayak
November - 6 - 2008

“CNet and ZDNet U.K. are reporting that the latest version 0.3.154.9 of Chrome has 37 percent faster JavaScript performance than the the initial beta version that arrived two months ago. Depending on which performance tests you look at, the new TraceMonkey-enhanced Firefox 3.1 beta browser and Chrome are close to neck-and-neck.”

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Posted by Sayak
November - 6 - 2008

“#2: AfterStep

“This is another of my favorite Linux desktops. Or at least it was back in early days of Linux. This desktop attracted me because it was one of the first (back around 1998) to use transparency. AfterStep was actually a fork of FVWM rebuilt to resemble the NeXTSTEP desktop. Like FVWM, AfterStep is light, quick, and can be as minimalist (or not) as you like. The main features of AfterStep are a mouse menu, Pager, Wharf (a dock-like applet), and the Winlist (a panel showing active applications). AfterStep is highly configurable via flat text files (so configuration requires getting to know the layout of configuration files.)

“Currently AfterStep is enjoying the 2.2.8 release and is headed up by Sasha Vasko. One of the best aspects of AfterStep is the ability to granularly configure the look and feel. From timing of auto-raising windows to placement of titlebars (titlebars can be placed along a horizontal or vertical plane), AfterStep can be configured to a much higher level than most other window managers. You can install AfterStep your usual way. For example, in Mandriva, run the command urpmi AfterStep to install.”

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Posted by Sayak
November - 6 - 2008

” A new breed of lightweight computers called netbooks are beginning to crack the company’s dominance of operating systems. Acer and Asustek Computer, which together account for 90% of the netbook market, are using the rival Linux software on about 30% of their low-cost notebooks.

“The devices, which usually cost less than $US500, are the fastest-growing segment of the personal-computer industry – a trend that’s eating into Microsoft’s revenue. Windows sales fell short of forecasts last quarter and the company cut growth projections for the year, citing the lower revenue it gets from netbooks. When makers of the computers do use Windows, they typically opt for older and cheaper versions of the software.”

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Posted by Sayak
November - 6 - 2008

“The LAMP option means you don’t have to install and integrate each of the four separate LAMP components, a process which can take hours and requires someone who is skilled in the installation and configuration of the individual applications. Instead, you get increased security, reduced time-to-install, and reduced risk of misconfiguration, all of which results in a lower cost of ownership.New pre-configured installation options have been added to the Ubuntu Server. Mail Server, Open SSH Server,Samba File Server, Print Server, Tomcat Java Server,Virtual Machine Host and Database Server options join existing LAMP and DNS options for pre-configured installations, easing the deployment of common server configurations.”

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About Me

A son, brother and friend. Enjoys scripting and making small bits of apps here and there. Wants to conquer the world (well, who doesnt). A geek who has an obsession for ponies. Loves acoustic and wants to play guitar sitting on the Hollywood hill one day!

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