What is the 2038 problem?


The Year 2000 problem is understood by most people these days because of the large amount of media attention it received.

Most programs written in the C programming language are relatively immune to the Y2K problem, but suffer instead from the Year 2038 problem. This problem arises because most C programs use a library of routines called the standard time library . This library establishes a standard 4-byte format for the storage of time values, and also provides a number of functions for converting, displaying and calculating time values. Continue reading What is the 2038 problem?

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Stop Wasting CDs; Install Linux Straight from an ISO


GNU/Linux comes in many different flavours, apart from the fact that each individual distro has a new release almost every six months, if not less. I have a habit of trying out every new version the moment it comes out, and I’m sure many of you do too.

Now, let’s assume you have downloaded a new version of a distro and are in the mood to try it out right away. It’s past midnight and you realise that you’ve run out of blank CDs/DVDs. So you will have to wait till the morning when the shops open, to be able to burn the distro image in order to install it. I’m sure a lot of us often face this problem. In this article I’ll share a simple trick by which you can install the new distro without burning it to a CD/DVD. The only requirement is that you Continue reading Stop Wasting CDs; Install Linux Straight from an ISO

The hunt for the Fastest Browser on Earth


Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer fight it out  mix _ logo

The Browser Wars are heating up again. First there was the funeral party for Internet Explorer 6 (let’s hope it stays buried), then we had the EU mandate for the Browser Ballot, a feature which has lead to the corrosion of the IE’s install base, Firefox overtook Internet Explorer 7, and recently, we saw the release of Opera 10.50 – the self-proclaimed Fastest Browser on Earth… As we were putting up the finishing touches on this article Microsoft released a sneak peek of Internet Explorer 9; and not a moment too soon as you will learn soon. Continue reading The hunt for the Fastest Browser on Earth

Router Pairing


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Hey Folks…..how are you? Have you ever heard about the concept of mobile pairing via bluetooth…??? I have an idea about the same concept about the w- fi routers. What if we pair the wi-fi device with the wi -fi home routers. The main concept behind this idea is to stop the hacking of the wi-fi networks and stop the piracy of the internet and thus we can avoid hacking of the networks. Continue reading Router Pairing

xPUD – Firefox powered Operating System [My Review]



While Google might have dashed to the front lines with its Chrome browser-based OS, it is Firefox which is more suitable as a base for an operating system: With its near unlimited extensibility thanks to add-ons, plugins and themes, you can make your Firefox supremely powerful and uniquely you. When one looks at the array of applications built on the same powerful framework as Firefox, one realizes how much more appropriate it is as the basis for a cloud operating system; compared to Google Chrome, that is. Continue reading xPUD – Firefox powered Operating System [My Review]

Slackware 13: Is it Really Worthy of the 21st Century?


Slackware is old. No really, it’s OLD! If you’re used to the likes of Ubuntu or any of the other modern GNU/Linux systems, setting up Slackware would seem like you’re back in the early 90s.

Some will argue that Ubuntu and the rest that try to make life easier for desktop users don’t give that fine-grained control over the way you set up your system. Why should a distro try to make choices on your behalf? By configuring your system from the bottom up, you’d ultimately learn the internals.

Does it help? Yes, it does. Immensely! Does everyone have the time and inclination?  Continue reading Slackware 13: Is it Really Worthy of the 21st Century?

Install Windows 7 Remotely


PC Quest Magazine December 2009 edition featured an elaborative article on Installing Windows 7 remotely using MDT 2010. Here is an excerpt:

“The  new version of MDT was released recently is  meant to automate deployment of Windows 2008 and Windows 7 in large environments. Continue reading Install Windows 7 Remotely

KDE Shortcut Keys


Most people know shortcuts in Windows but neglect to find out shortcuts in KDE when they make the switch to Linux. So, if you have a shortcut in KDE that isn’t covered here…please comment it so that others can benefit from your knowledge! PS: Some of these might not work with your version of KDE…just test them out and see if they do!

Alt-F2
Brings up a “Run Command” prompt

Alt-Print and Cntrl-Print
Take a screenshot. You have to paste it from your clipboard

Alt-Esc or Control-Esc Continue reading KDE Shortcut Keys