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Firefox 32 Released – Install on RHEL/CentOS 7/6, Fedora 20/19/18/17 and Ubuntu 14.04

Firefox 32 Released – Install on RHEL/CentOS 7/6, Fedora 20/19/18/17 and Ubuntu 14.04
Finally, Firefox version 32 has been released on 2nd of September 2014, for all major OS e.g. Linux (32/64 bit), Mac and Windows. The binary package are now available for download for Linux (POSIX) systems, grab desired one and enjoy the browsing with new features added to it. Install Firefox 32 in Linux What’s new and What’s fixed Integrated garbage collection. Come with New HTTP caching (v2) which is enabled by default. Provide the information...
Filed in: Web Browsers

5 Reasons Why I Hate GNU/Linux – Do You Hate (Love) Linux?

5 Reasons Why I Hate GNU/Linux – Do You Hate (Love) Linux?
This part of Linux, I don’t like to talk very often but sometimes I do really feel some of the aspects related to Linux is real pain. Here are the five points which I come across on a daily basis, almost. 5 Reasons Why I Hate Linux 1. Choose from Too Many Good Distros While reading several on-line forum (a part of my hobby), I very often come across a question like – Hi, I am new to Linux, just switched over from Windows to Linux. Which...
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The Story Behind ‘init’ and ‘systemd’: Why ‘init’ Needed to be Replaced with ‘systemd’ in Linux

The Story Behind ‘init’ and ‘systemd’: Why ‘init’ Needed to be Replaced with ‘systemd’ in Linux
I am subscribed to several mailing lists related to various Linux Distributions and Applications just to keep myself updated with what’s going on where. What are the new bugs? What are the Patches Released? What is expected in next release? and a whole lot of other stuffs. These days the mailing list is heavily populated with “Choose your side on Linux Divide”, mainly on Debian Mailing list along with a few other. systemd replaces init What...
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The Story Behind Acquisition of ‘MySQL’ by Sun Microsystem and the Rise of ‘MariaDB’

The Story Behind Acquisition of ‘MySQL’ by Sun Microsystem and the Rise of ‘MariaDB’
A database is an information organized in such a fashion that a computer program can access the stored data or a part of it. This electronic file system is stored, updated, selected and deleted using a special program called Database Management System (DBMS). There is a huge list of DBMS, a few of which makes to the list here are – MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, LibreOffice Base, Microsoft Access, etc. Story of MySQL Acquisition by...
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6 Cool Linux Distributions to Review on Your Old PCs and Laptops

6 Cool Linux Distributions to Review on Your Old PCs and Laptops
Many of us have an old computer, in fact, old computers are everywhere, instead of taking them to the garbage you can revive them with these 6 cool Linux distributions which is designed specially for old PCs and Laptops. 1. SliTaz SliTaz is an independent Linux distribution which is designed to run on any computer with no less than 256MB of RAM, SliTaz ISO file is very small in size (45MB Only!), it uses its own package manager “tazpkg”...
Filed in: Open Source

OwnCloud 7 Released – Create Personal/Private Cloud Storage in Linux

OwnCloud 7 Released – Create Personal/Private Cloud Storage in Linux
Cloud storage stands for virtualised pool of network storage most commonly hosted by third parties. Cloud storage is a network-based service which physically do not exist but remains somewhere in the cloud. To be more clear, cloud storage means sharing data over network, rather than having local servers or personal device. Cloud storage is all around us in our smart phones, on desktops and servers etc. The Dropbox application which is now available...
Filed in: Open Source, Storage

Wine 1.7.22 (Development Version) Released – Install in RedHat and Debian Based Systems

Wine 1.7.22 (Development Version) Released – Install in RedHat and Debian Based Systems
Wine, a most popular and powerful open source application for Linux, that used to run Windows based applications and games on Linux Platform without any trouble. Install Wine (Development Version) in Linux WineHQ team, recently announced a new development version of Wine 1.7.22. This new development build arrives with a number of new important features and 68 bug fixes. Wine team, keep releasing their development builds almost on weekly basis...
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Linux File System Explained: Boot Loading, Disk Partitioning, BIOS, UEFI and File System Types

Linux File System Explained: Boot Loading, Disk Partitioning, BIOS, UEFI and File System Types
The concept of boot loading, disk partitioning, partition table, BIOS, UEFI, File system types, etc. is little known to most of us. We comes across these terminology very often but rarely took the pain to know these and their meaning in details. This article in an effort to fulfil this gap in the most easiest way possible. Linux File System Types Partition Table One of the very first decision we comes across while installing a Linux Distribution...
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