Monday, March 16, 2009

opensuse repair is awesome

I installed OpenSuse 11.1 on my machine. I have done kde4/kde3/gnome installation. It takes about 40-45 minutes. After instaltion I installed Nvidia driver, nvidia driver has installed new kernel (containing trace in name). When I changed boot order to make trace default kernel, grub is installed on root partition than MBR, so my system become unbootable.
I got only 2 days of holidays. I come to know abt this problem after I returned to my work city (Indore) from Home (Khandwa). So I could not fix the problem. So I have to fix it via phone. My brother booted the system with Opensuse 11.1 dvd. My brother is not very technical person but he is advace-level PC user. We have never used recover/rescue installed system option. We selected automated recovery mode. It first checks all partitions and packages, all of them found is good state, setup found error boot loader configuration, we loaded boot loader configuration from disk and found that grub is installed on root partition instead of MBR. We changed the location to MBR and installed. Repairer ( repaire mode installer) still shows boot loader configuration error. We decided to ignore and reboot the system. After reboot everything is on properplace. It is so easy. My brother get surprised to see how simple to fix the linux installtion.
OpenSuse team has done a great job.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

10 things Linux does better than OS X

10 things Linux does better than OS X | 10 Things |
OS X is heralded for its friendliness, but according to Jack Wallen, it falls short in many other respects. Find out why he says Linux is superior in everything from flexibility to portability to cost.

It may sound strange, seeing as how OS X is based on a Linux variant and is widely considered to be the most user-friendly operating system available, but Linux does a number of things better than everyone’s favorite iOperatingSystem. Before you shun the thought, read on. You might be surprised at your resulting opinion.
  1. Flexibility
  2. Open source
  3. Command line
  4. Hardware requirements
  5. Security
  6. Portability
  7. Cost
  8. More available software
  9. Not so dumbed-down
  10. Keyboard efficiency

Sunday, March 08, 2009

10 ways to go green with Linux

10 ways to go green with Linux | 10 Things |
From reduced packaging to energy savings to extended equipment lifecycles, Linux can help you green up your tech environment. Jack Wallen looks at some of the eco-friendly benefits of running Linux.

If you’re not beginning to think green, you’re a release behind. In today’s world you have to think green. But how do you do that without installing a roof of solar panels? If you are using (or thinking of using) Linux, you’re one step ahead of the competition.

In this article, you will find 10 solid ways to start thinking green in your IT department. It’s responsible, it’s smart, and it’ll save you money and time on this great planet.

  1. Reduced landfill
  2. Powertop
  3. Netbooks
  4. Zonbu
  5. Money savings
  6. Less energy-demanding desktops
  7. Custom-compiled kernel
  8. Kpowersave, ACPI, and other power-saving tools
  9. Migration from Windows Server
  10. Only the daemons you need to run

10 things Linux does better than Windows

10 things Linux does better than Windows | 10 Things |
If you tallied up the strengths and weaknesses of Linux and Windows, which OS would come out ahead? According to Jack Wallen, superiority in security, flexibility, interoperability, community, and command-line power (among other things) put Linux well ahead. See if you agree with his assessment.

Throughout my 10+ years of using Linux, I have heard about everything that Windows does better than Linux. So I thought it time to shoot back and remind everyone of what Linux does better than Windows. Of course, being the zealot that I am, I could list far more than 10 items. But I will stick with the theme and list only what I deem to be the 10 areas where Linux not only does better than Windows but blows it out of the water

#1: TCO

#2: Desktop

#3: Server

#4: Security

#5: Flexibility

#6: Package management

#7: Community

#8: Interoperability

#9: Command line

#10: Evolution