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LibreSSL – DEB package for Ubuntu

Earlier today, Logan posted on Mauritius Internet Users discussion list about LibreSSL availability for non-OpenBSD platforms. I had a look at the LibreSSL homepage and definitely you cannot miss the winking LibreSSL Portable notice.

I downloaded the source & compiled it on my Ubuntu 14.04 64bit machine.… Read more ➡

I am a Linux polygamist

I believe I have a heart large enough to love two (^^,) …

In fact, since I announced a few stuffs about Ubuntu Mauritius many have been asking, “hey, what about openSUSE?”

openSUSE-funkyI would be like, “well, I love openSUSE and I adore Ubuntu as well”.… Read more ➡

FreeCAD adventure

Computer Aided Engineering, never thought I would be dealing with it. Yet, here I am messing with stuffs for the first time. At work FreeCAD is what we use to make 3D models. Technically speaking I do not directly work on FreeCAD but rather come in help if things go wrong or new stuffs are needed.… Read more ➡

Ubuntu: Build from source using apt-build

Ubuntu lets you build/compile a package from source using the apt-build utility. The latter does not ship by default on standard Ubuntu installs. You may install it as follows:

sudo apt-get install apt-build

Now, to compile a package from source, you do the following:

sudo apt-build install package_name

However, since a few days that I’m using apt-build on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I noticed an error showing up every time I update the software repositories list.… Read more ➡

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.… Read more ➡

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.… Read more ➡

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.… Read more ➡

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.… Read more ➡

Linux Mint 15 trial

I tried Linux Mint 15 in live mode today. It was great! Load time was ok. Desktop also was fast & responsive. All devices including my bluetooth were detected and installed correctly.

Finally, I installed it on my Acer Aspire 4741 (: to enjoy it better.… Read more ➡

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.

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At the moment I was writing this post, the Linux Mint servers were still very busy with loads of traffic.… Read more ➡

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