Corsair Hackers Reboot, as it happened

Weeks of preparation, meetings and late night group chats finally culminated into Corsair Hackers Reboot. It was planned for Saturday 19th April 2014 at Fortune Way Shopping Mall, Centre de Flacq. The night before Ronny, Nadim, Nitin, Pritvi & I went there to set up the tables and arranging the layout. Most of us reached […]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, a first impression

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was released yesterday, 17 April 2014. This falls well with perfect timing for LUGM’s event, the Corsair Hackers Reboot. I did not wait much & downloaded the 64-bit image for a trial & to check new features. Installation was seamlessly easy as usual. On my Acer Aspire 4741 notebook it took the […]

Need Microsoft Word equivalent on Linux?

At work I’m surrounded by people who need to poke me whenever Linux is on news (by people I mean Thiery L aka asthierix). Thiery usually feeds my imagination with lots of crazy ideas. In fact, he’s the one who got the programming bug into my brain. Today he poked me to look at something […]

LibreOffice – Save to Google Docs

I continued testing Linux Mint 15 this weekend. When it came to playing with LibreOffice Writer there was this plugin that enables you to save directly to your Google Drive account that I missed. In openSUSE 12.3 the plugin comes pre-installed. To install the same on Linux Mint 15 first download the ooo2gd_3.0.0.oxt plugin from […]

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” released

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” was released last night. I woke up this morning to find the release news on Distrowatch. I haven’t tried it yet. It’s planned for this weekend however. At the moment I was writing this post, the Linux Mint servers were still very busy with loads of traffic. Consequently, download speed has […]

Wireless issue in Linux

A friend had a wireless issue on Linux Mint and asked me for advice. I found many people reporting issues with Broadcom & Intel drivers. Most distributions do not bundle proprietary drivers in their main release. These drivers are however available on the NON-OSS repository. Finding you’re wireless make/model isn’t difficult. Just run “lspci” as […]