Install OpenCV: ~10 min!


Disclaimers

  1. Tested on: Windows 7, Windows 10
  2. There could be other ways to get Open CV working on your Windows computer

Before installation

  1. Find you OS architecture
  2. Decide the Python version (e.g. 2.7 or 3.x)
  3. Install Anaconda, open terminal as administrator and , Continue reading “Install OpenCV: ~10 min!”

Getting Started: Python


I personally think that Visual Studio is the best IDE, and I spend most of my day in it. And I’d definitely by using Visual Studio as much as I can –  if you are on Windows, Visual Studio’s Python support is worth exploring.

I’d leave the choice up to you. Both IDE have free and paid options.

I think Visual Studio is an engineering marvel. If as much effort went into space travel as went into the design of this, we’d be on Mars by now.

That said if you  prefer to use PyCharm:

  • Please go to https://www.jetbrains.com/student/ and get your free full blown tools offered by Jet Brains, with all bells and whistles.
  • Here are two YouTube video series if you want:

Getting Started with PyCharm:

PyCharm Video Demos:

 

 

 

 

If you want to use Visual Studio:

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”

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”