Friday, November 19, 2010

Replacing old *nix with Fedora 14

Last time when i installed fedora am not that happy; the problem may be on my side or on other side; i dont know.

I thought lets give it a try again. I installed fedora 14, installation was smooth but i faced some problem in creating the bootable usb drive. But it got resolved in few tries. I installed fedora and trust me installation was too smooth.

After the installation i need to make it ready for using [ missing softwares ]

I started with Java.

Installing Java
  • Download jdk and jre from Download bin files.
  • Change it to become executable [ chmod +x file ]
  • Run bin file
  • Using alternative --install command.

Ok Lets try it out. You may require root access.

  1. Open Terminal
  2. wget This will download jdk-6u22-linux-i586-rpm.bin
  3. chmod +x jdk-6u22-linux-i586-rpm.bin
  4. ./jdk-6u22-linux-i586-rpm.bin
  5. alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_22/jre/bin/java 20000
  6. alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_22/jre/bin/javaws 20000
  7. java -version

Next is openoffice
yum install openoffice*

To enjoy mp3 and other restricted softwares we need to enable the restricted repos.

This is all for Fedora 14.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

After the Currency symbol its time for Indian browser

It is again time for us to take proud, after the Indian currency symbol, their is a new browser for the Indians. The browser named “Epic” : The first ever web browser for India develop by Hidden Reflex. It has so many cool features that make it more user friendly. It comes with the side bar for the various services or widgets which includes

  • News from the india
  • Transliterator for Indian scripts, it supports 12indian languages
  • Skins
  • Antivirus  powered by eset
  • Editing and saving html files
  • Snippets that let you drag and drop the content and save it for later use
  • Video service that let you stream video in small pane and let you keep browsing the web
  • Todos
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Gmail
  • Orkut
  • Yahoo
  • Maps
  • Travel
  • Jobs
  • Games
  • Backup

Have a look at  screenshots.

Its still not available on linux only exe version is out.  As it is built on Mozilla so it supports all the add-ons and plug-in that fire fox supports. It also comes with Epic App that allow to add more to the sidebar. With few hours of usage i feel its good one. One should give it a try.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Today when i logged in gmail account it will ask you to go for Buzz!!! A new social networking initiative (is it correct!!!) by Google people. It let me share picasa photos,flickr, google reader, status, chatlogs, links, twitter ... and many more. Using it i had a felling like twitter and bit of facebook. Yes we can tweak to what to be shared in what manner (public or private). . It also suggest the list of your contacts to follow and following category. It overcomes the limitation of 140 character twitter. :) Now posting of long text is allowed. The best part is ...... Inbox Integration. The look and feel awesome (thumbnails).
@replies are also supported.

Although your inbox will be vibrating to show the new notification for the buzz you receives. Its ok when we get so many things bundled up.

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