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Fedora 8 Install Fest in MIT Manipal

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For the First time in History of Manipal a Linux ( Fedora 8 ) Install Fest took place on the Campus, it was organized by Linux user Group Manipal. It was Basically a 2 Day Fest, on 24th a Pre-Install Fest / Meet was there where participants were Informed about the requirements, advantages and Importance of GNU/Linux and what all we will be doing in the second day i.e. 25th , there were all information given about various events held by companies inviting students to innovate. The Day ended with the collection of DVD to be burned for 25th Main Fest and some 45+ DVD’s were collected with DVD’s still coming till start of Second day

LUG Manipal Fedora 8 Install Fest

Second day began with partitioning and distribution of DVD’s after which the main install fest began and all the steps were shown and explained, there was some DVD corruption / Improper burning but everything else was just fine, a script was prepared for upgrading Compiz and enabling 3D effects for the HP 6515b laptops, the script handled most of the task which were to be done in command line though all people were explained what it did but since most of the people were First Time users it really made the task of configuring the system very easy, rest laptops faced no problems so they directly booted in Graphical mode already being out of time the Install Fest was Finished with some problems still remaining which were solved

LUG Manipal Fedora 8 Install Fest
LUG Manipal Fedora 8 Install Fest
LUG Manipal Fedora 8 Install Fest

more photos here

Written by Ankur

January 28, 2008 at 11:40 pm

Posted in college, Life, Linux, Special

Nokia to Acquire Trolltech

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Nokia the Leader in Mobile Devices is going to acquire Trolltech which if you remember originally made the QTopia aka Qt operating system they made a announcement today, i wonder what all is happening these days Sun acquire’s MySql and now this, with this Nokia plans on cross-platform development environments to make applications run on PC and Mobile Devices.

“Trolltech and Nokia share the goal of accelerating the adoption of Trolltech’s Qt based technology in the commercial market and in the open source community,” said Haavard Nord, CEO and founder of Trolltech. Eirik Chambe-Eng, Chief Troll and co-founder of Trolltech continues “We are thrilled to join forces with Nokia. The company’s innovative culture and resources will give our employees new and exciting possibilities and fulfill our vision of “Qt everywhere”.”

Nokia intends to continue to enhance Trolltech products through active and ongoing development, for both desktop and mobile. To further stimulate industry innovation based on Trolltech’s products, Nokia plans to continue to license Trolltech technology under both commercial and open source licenses. More info here

Written by Ankur

January 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm

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Video: MacBook Air

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WOW this really Rocks!!! the worlds thinnest notebook, great looks, nice specs, the only thing that lacks is a Optical Drive…………………

Written by Ankur

January 17, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Posted in Apple, Special, Video

Video: Fun with WiiMote and Compiz Fusion

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Fun with WiiMote and Compiz

Written by Ankur

January 8, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Posted in Special, Stuff, Video

OLPC in India

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olpc india

Above pic is form the OLPC deployment in India in Khaira, i found it when i was reading Venkatesh Hariharan’s blog he says
It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm with which the teacher, students and parents had embraced this project. Definitely one of the more fun things that I did in 2007 and something that I look forward to in 2008
well OLPC looks a promising project and well well Intel has left the project now due to some “philosophical differences” i know they joined it because AMD was there, whatever but i wont have much impact………….

Written by Ankur

January 5, 2008 at 12:34 am

Posted in Life, Special

Planet Manipal

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well here is the alpha version of Planet Manipal which is a feed agregator for all bloggers in Manipal University it will get hosted on a new domain and eventually get a new look as when i feel like its time well till then its hosted at the place it is and changes will be made to it in, as you can see its based on planet used by a lot of other pojects, if you would like your blog to be agregeted there please contact me……..

Written by Ankur

January 2, 2008 at 9:11 pm

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Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

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Happy new year 2008 to all of you, well i have been busy most of the time with a lot of stuff and there was a lack of bandwidth so was not able to blog but there are some good things like this

KDE 4 comming

yes KDE 4.0 is coming and i still think that i will stick with Gnome when most of my friends are saying they will go for KDE, now why is that i still dont know (maybe because it reminds me of Windows or because i am used to of interface of Gnome) whatever the reason be i plan to use it for some time and then return back to Gnome. Ok now things that i have been doing lately
tried learning PHP but left it on Day one, i know it not that hard to learn PHP and its really gr8 if you know it but still i left it for Python which i find really easy (well as of now) and hope to make something out of it, work for the automated script of Fedora 8 in complete and for Ubuntu 7.10 major portion in complete, i tried making a feed aggregator which will display all feed on a web page so as to make a blogroll but left it after i faced some problems with blogspots atom feeds and now i am using Planet for it, work on Ubuntu and Fedora repositories is almost complete with ubuntu giving strange problems sometime, i received invite from QIk but its not working for me will find a way to make it work sometime, i have also watched a large number of Episodes of different shows and well around 15 movies, well thats almost all of it now i still have around 11 days before i go back to Manipal, i hope 2008 will be a gr8 year for me and you
Happy New Year to all again, now i will go and watch a movie
Ankur Shrivastava

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January 2, 2008 at 1:02 am

Posted in Life, Special