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All Hail RMS!

Posted 11-24-2010 at 02:07 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

All Hail Richard Stallman! He's the one who created the concept of Free Software/Open Source and therefore should be the role model for all of us. He already is one of my role models (even more so than Mark Shuttleworth, who comes in second).

I also am strongly for the "copyleft" philosophy (although I would also like to extend it towards "patent-left") -- just like him. It is what brought Linux to what it is today -- and I greatly admire that.

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How to install avast anti virus software in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

Posted 11-24-2010 at 01:26 AM by allu john sudhakar

First you have to download avast anti virus software from avast website

now you will see avast web page called avast Linux home edition

you will see a Note: the program will not work with out a valid license key. To get your key places use the registration form.

You have to click on registration form now you will see a new page called “Register for your free avast 1 year license” in the you have...
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How to read local languages (Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Devanagari (including Marathi), Gujarati, Ben

Posted 11-24-2010 at 12:09 AM by allu john sudhakar

In Ubuntu 10.10 by default web browser is Mozilla fire fox web browse is using for internet browsing.
If you want to read Telugu and other news paper first you have go to System ---> Administration---> Language Support --> and click it
you will see a box called Language & Text box
It will update automatically when you open Language Support
after update is over you have to go ---> Install/Remove Languages ---> and press it
you will see a new box...
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Criticisms of Open/Libre office and what I'd like a document processor to be like

Posted 11-22-2010 at 04:33 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)
Updated 11-23-2010 at 02:50 AM by William (Dthdealer)

I've tried to write up my criticisms of Open/Libre office before, but have never found the time. Today I have. and here they are:
  • The suites try to look, feel and operate as similiar to Microsoft Office as possible. This is a big failure. Try a new, streamlined approach that does not drag MS crap with it.
  • The suites have too many features that no one uses. Provide things as plugins instead.
    eg Who has ever used a bibliographal database in their Writer document? Or performed a 'mail
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Trouble creating a socket

Posted 11-22-2010 at 03:20 AM by abhayb

I am using linux kernel version 2.6.27 .
Platform is C.

I am creating a tcp socket and connecting it to a server.The connect fails.So I am closing the socket and trying to create a socket again.This time the socket returns 0.
According to man pages only -1 is returned on error.
Also descriptor 0 is reserved for stdin buffer. I am getting this every time. Pls help me on this issue.
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