Linkblog for Monday, 31 July, 2006

Windows software in Linux

The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.

Damicon

List of open-source software links

Network Monitoring Tools

This is a list of tools used for Network (both LAN and WAN) Monitoring tools and where to find out more about them.

Configure OpenNMS Step By Step | HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials

Nice tutorial about OpenNMS installation & configuration.

Jobs in India, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad: BIXEE

BIXEE is the first search engine for jobs in India. They find jobs from employer web sites like Microsoft and Wipro, job sites like Jobsahead, Monster and ClickJobs and newspaper jobs listings like The Hindu.

Microsoft has acquired Winternals Software and Sysinternals

I am a big fan of SysInternals freeware utilities and a regular visitor to Mark’s Blog. Today I have seen a post in Mark’s blog saying he is joining Microsoft

Some of the points from his post:

I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Winternals Software and Sysinternals. Bryce Cogswell and I founded both Winternals and Sysinternals (originally NTInternals) back in 1996 with the goal of developing advanced technologies for Windows.

What will happen to all those freeware? Here is his answer:

As for Sysinternals, the site will remain for the time being while Microsoft determines the best way to integrate it into its own community efforts, and the tools will continue to be free to download.

Looks like no more new freeware from SysInternals(Not a good news for me :( ). However Mark is saying that the existing tools will remain free.

Read more about this here 

Trying my luck with Linux

Being a windows addict for the last 7 years I am now trying my luck with Linux.

http://www.ubuntu.com/include/kubuntulogo2.png

Got my set of free Ubuntu and Kubuntu Linux CDs last week. I am going ahead with Kubuntu as the look and feel and the features you get are a bit similar to Windows.

Installed it on my windows machine on a different partition. So far only display driver is giving some problems everything else works fine.

If you want to get your own set of Ubuntu/Kubuntu CDs, they are available for free from https://shipit.kubuntu.org/ and https://shipit.ubuntu.org/.

As I am new to this world, I will keep posting the problems I face and the solutions if found so that it may help others.

Software Architecture Summit in Bangalore

iCMG is organising Software Architecture Summit in Bangalore on May 9 and 10, wherein experts from the U.S. the U.K., Australia, Malaysia and India will be sharing insights on the developments in software architecture. Thomas J. Mowbray, Chief Consulting Architect, Keane Inc. and Chairman iCMG; Jon Kern, Agile MDA Evangelist, Compuware, U.S. and Sunil Dutt Jha, CEO of iCMG, will be addressing the summit.

[Source Hindu]

Tips to Secure Linux Workstation

Ayman Hourieh has an interesting post on his blog talking about the tips for securing the linux workstation for use with internet.

Nice read….
http://aymanh.com/tips-to-secure-linux-workstation

Tips to Secure Linux Workstation

Ayman Hourieh has an interesting post on his blog talking about the tips for securing the linux workstation for use with internet.

Nice read….
http://aymanh.com/tips-to-secure-linux-workstation

List of Freeware to Solve 450+ Common Problems

eConsultent has listed down Freeware utilities for solving our day-to-day common problems.

These are extremely useful utilities that do specific jobs really well for free which save time and money.

One more link that you can bookmark for the Freeware listings.
http://www.econsultant.com/i-want-freeware-utilities/index.html

Opensource Freeware listing is available here.
http://www.econsultant.com/i-want-open-source-software/index.html

List of Freeware to Solve 450+ Common Problems

eConsultent has listed down Freeware utilities for solving our day-to-day common problems.

These are extremely useful utilities that do specific jobs really well for free which save time and money.

One more link that you can bookmark for the Freeware listings.
http://www.econsultant.com/i-want-freeware-utilities/index.html

Opensource Freeware listing is available here.
http://www.econsultant.com/i-want-open-source-software/index.html

IE7 Beta2 Released

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 is available for download from IE site.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx.
This is full fledged beta not the preview which was released some time back in Jan.

Top 10 Windows XP Tips

George Jones has listed down top 10 windows xp tips on TechWeb.

Following is the list, I liked the Tip 5:
Tip 1: Automatically log when and why shutdowns have occurred.
Tip 2: Recover lost data.
Tip 3: Stay on top of registry changes.
Tip 4: Set a custom resolution.
Tip 5: Automatically optimize your hard drive.
Tip 6: Force unresponsive applications to close at shutdown.
Tip 7: Run two displays on the same PC.
Tip 8: Scrub your hard drive clean.
Tip 9: Increase available disk space by scaling back System Restore.
Tip 10: Halt background services to improve performance.

Read out the complete article on Techweb
Top 10 Windows XP Tips Of All Time

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