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Posted on in Categories News last updated June 6, 2012

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Linus Torvalds Wins Millennium Technology Prize

Posted on in Categories Linux, News last updated April 19, 2012

Linus Torbalds
The Millennium Technology Prize is the largest technology prize in the world and it is awarded once every two years by Technology Academy Finland. The Awarded is given for life-enhancing technological innovation. Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka won the Millennium Technology Prize, the prominent award for technological innovation for 2012.

RIP: Dennis Ritchie Dead At 70

Posted on in Categories News last updated October 13, 2011
Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie died at home this weekend after a long illness. I’m sure every “Unix” and “C” user will miss him.He was the key developer of the Unix and original developer of the C programming language.

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie was an American computer scientist notable for developing C and for having influence on other programming languages, as well as operating systems such as Multics and Unix. He received the Turing Award in 1983 and the National Medal of Technology 1998 on April 21, 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007.

Download Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) CD ISO / DVD Images

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, News, Ubuntu Linux last updated April 30, 2011

The latest version of the popular Linux desktop distribution Ubuntu 11.04 has been released and available from the official project web site. This new version uses the Unity user interface instead of GNOME Shell as default desktop (user can switch back to classic Gnome desktop any time). New features since Ubuntu 10.10 includes – Banshee as the default music player, Mozilla Firefox 4, LibreOffice, Linux kernel v2.6.38.2, gcc 4.5, Python 2.7, dpkg 1.16.0, Upstart 0.9, X.org 1.10.1, Mesa 7.10.2, Shotwell 0.9.2, and Evolution 2.32.2.

Google Public DNS Servers Launched

Posted on in Categories Linux, Linux desktop, Networking, News, OS X, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Sys admin, Windows, windows vista last updated December 3, 2009

Today, Google has announced the launch of their free DNS resolution service. Many ISPs and 3rd party provider such as OpenDNS snoops around or send traffic to ad servers. However, Google promises not to play with end users and send the exact response his or her computer expects without performing any blocking, filtering, or redirection that may hamper a user’s browsing experience. In other words Google will not hijacking your traffic on non-existent domain name and it will follow strict RFC standard.

FreeBSD 8.0 Review: Enterprise Ready Server Operating System

Posted on in Categories FreeBSD, News, Sys admin last updated November 26, 2009

The FreeBSD Project is one of the oldest and successful project. FreeBSD is well known for its reliability, robustness, and performance.

A new version of the FreeBSD 8 is scheduled for release this week. A RC3 was made available for download few weeks ago for final round of testing before the official launch. nixCraft takes you for an in-depth look at the new features and major architectural changes in FreeBSD v8.0.

Download Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic koala) CD ISO Images

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, GNU/Open source, Linux, Linux desktop, Linux distribution, News, Ubuntu Linux last updated October 29, 2009

The latest version of the popular Linux desktop distribution Ubuntu 9.10 has been released and available from the official project web site. New features since Ubuntu 9.04 includes – Firefox 3.5, GNOME 2.28, an enforcing AppArmor profile, Linux kernel 2.6.31, ext4 file system (default), Empathy instant messenger instead of Pidgin, the Ubuntu One client, which interfaces with Canonical’s new on-line storage system. It also includes a new application called the Ubuntu Software Center. A quick screen-shot tour of new features available here on our website.

The Upcoming Version of Linux Shell Scripting Tutorial v2.0

Posted on in Categories News last updated September 24, 2009

I’ve been working on the Linux Shell Scripting Tutorial v.2.0 for some time and now the updated version licensed under “Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported” of the same available in wiki format. It will contain a few significant changes from the previous versions of the tutorial, which includes a new topics, grammar & typo fixing and new sys admin related scripts.