Yet another victory for Open Source software! Woot!! First Solaris (OpenSolaris) and was made open source and now Java. Thanks to Linux (other open source oses) and open source movement. Sun Microsystems Inc. said on Monday that it will make its Java software available for free to the open-source community, though it will continue […]


In order to write DVD/DVD-RW from shell prompt you need to install a package called dvd+rw-tools. DVD is another good option for backup, archiving, data exchange etc. You can install dvd+rw-tools with following commands. Also note that this package works under *BSD, HP-UX, Solaris and other UNIX like operating systems. Debian installation: # apt-get install […]


smartd is SMART Disk Monitoring Daemon for Linux. SMART is acronym for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) system built into many ATA-3 and later ATA, IDE and SCSI-3 hard drives. The purpose of SMART is to monitor the reliability of the hard drive and predict drive failures, and to carry out different types of […]