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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 ➡

Ubuntu Jam 2015 – Mauritius

In-line with the Ubuntu Global Jam happening from 6 – 8 February 2015, we too, we had our share of jamming session at the University of Mauritius today. Due to work commitments, however, I could not put in too much energy and rather unloaded the same on Ashmita, the University of Mauritius Computer Club president, and a very good friend.… Read more ➡

Geany, themes pack

Installed Geany on a fresh Ubuntu machine & I realise it does’t have much to offer as customization. Ran a quick sudo apt-cache search geany yet nothing about the themes. I did an Internet search and then I realised the last time I customized Geany it was using template config files from Codebrainz Github page.… Read more ➡

Software Freedom Day

web-banner-chat-participatingYup! Let me start this post with Software Freedom Day. Actually, I forgot about it until this morning when I saw an email from the Free Software Foundation. The Software Freedom Day is an annual celebration that aims at creating awareness about free software.… Read more ➡

Ubuntu Global Jam // Linuxfest 2014

ubuntu_global_jam_badge_v1The Ubuntu Global Jam (UGJ) – Mauritius happened today at the University of Mauritius. On the same occasion, as Ajay tossed earlier, we had a Linuxfest too. While I decided to put more of my energy in getting gears ready for the Ubuntu Jam, Ajay along with folks from the University of Mauritius Computer Club helped in to get things ready for the Linuxfest.… Read more ➡

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 ➡

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