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Linux User Group of Mauritius

openSUSE:42 – a new beginning

People usually ask what is the difference between openSUSE and SUSE? Some even ask how to pronounce it :-) Well, before it hits hard, you should pronounce it suze. SUSE is an enterprise class Linux distribution and it comes in two flavours:

– SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

openSUSE on the other hand is the community version.… Read more ➡

Re-configure touchpad after KDE Plasma 5 installation in openSUSE

I installed KDE Plasma 5 on my openSUSE 13.2 machine. Aww. That looks quite sleek & I adore the classic menu. After a long time using both Gnome 3 (on various distros) and Unity, I am appreciating a vanilla KDE desktop.… Read more ➡

Getting the job done with Vim

Last Friday, Cyril pinged for an after-office beer party. It’s all legitimate for a Friday evening :-)


At my workplace I in-turn bugged Kaviraj, a networking fellow who enjoys the usual geek talks.

We finished work and reached Flying Dodo some time after 19h00.… Read more ➡

World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2015

I attended a workshop by the National Computer Board on the theme “Telecommunications and ICTs: Drivers of innovation”. I represented the Linux User Group of Mauritius. Though the workshop was scheduled to start at 09h30. I reached a little before nine.… Read more ➡

Slackware & Debian packaging

As announced on the Linux User Group of Mauritius mailing list, today there was a meetup about Slackware & Debian Packaging. I attended the same. I’m usually lazy on Saturdays and no wonder I reached the University of Mauritius late, where the meetup was scheduled.… Read more ➡

How to take a screenshot with GIMP?

During the past week a developer friend and I were talking about blogs and all. We discussed about the simplicity of posts and I realized he was right, that sometimes simple things that we write are actually highly sought. That same day another friend asked me how to take a screenshot on the modified Debian desktop he was using as he could not achieve it using the Print Screen (PrtSc) button.… Read more ➡

Bash source file

While I had no particular reason why to code it in Perl or Python, I ended writing my scripts in Bash on this Sunday afternoon. No huge tasks were meant to be executed, just some database reading. However, all of the short scripts would be using common variables, namely regarding the DB credentials.… Read more ➡

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Release Party #DevConMru

The release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet is coinciding with Developers Conference 2015. We’re thus proudly having our release party during the event. Typically, all geek stuffs, that is hackathons, demos, installfests will run Flying Dodo, Bagatelle. Ubuntu release party is scheduled for Thursday 23rd April and I shall be there a whole, hopefully.… Read more ➡

Reviving an old notebook with Xubuntu

Last Sunday I spent some time reviving my old laptops. Had quite some gear lying around and I decided to clean up the trash. I gave my current Acer Aspire running openSUSE 13.2 to my mom, swapped the HP Compaq 6515b with an SSD drive and loaded Xubuntu.… Read more ➡

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