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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Use Android phone as modem in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

In this post I am going show you how to use android phone as a modem to access internet in your Ubuntu/Linux mint machine. Generally we use some tethering apps just like Easy Tether or PDANet, but these apps have limited functionality for free version. for example Easy Tether do not allow to access HTTPS sites in free version.

If go through my way you don't need any android app, It not necessary to install drives software.

Do following settings on your machine.

1. Connect your android phone to PC via USB cable.
2. Click on Ubuntu dash => Network Connections => Mobile Broadband.
3. Click on Add button, it will show you popup window New Mobile Broadband connection.
4. Click on continue Choose Your Provider's Country or Region.
5. Choose Your Provider eg. TATA DOCOMO, APN will automatically come.
6. Confirm Mobile broadband settings and click on Apply button.

Network Connections Screenshot

You have already connected phone to PC do following settings in phone.
1. Settings => Wireless & Network => Enable Internet tethering option
2. You are now ready for internet surfing

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Choosing right Linux Distro Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Fedora

When any buddy wants to enter into the world of Linux Ocean. One of the hardest questions that every Linux user must answer is, which Linux distribution they should  use. Following three are most popular Linux distributions.

1. Ubuntu
One of the most popular general-use distributions with one of the largest selections of software. I am looking great future in Ubuntu because of canonical en-though and community's trust. Ubuntu uses the Unity Desktop as its default desktop environment. According to online surveys, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on desktop/laptop personal computers and most Ubuntu coverage focuses on its use in that market.

I will recommend Ubuntu for you, if you  are moderate computer user and doing browsing, mails, office work, programming  etc. on your laptop/desktop. You will get lots of software from Ubuntu software center regarding your work.

2. Linux Mint 
Linux Mint is a Linux distribution for desktop computers, based on Ubuntu or Debian. Linux Mint is aimed at being a "modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. It looks similar to windows operating system so,  very good for beginners. Mint provides full out-of-the-box multimedia support by including some proprietary software such as Java and the Adobe Flash which not included in Ubuntu.

I will recommend Linux Mint for you. if you are beginner to Linux and enjoys comfort of Microsoft Windows Operating system, then Mint is best choice for you.

3. Fedora
Fedora Core, is an RPM-based, general purpose collection of software, including an operating system based on the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and owned by Red Hat.

I will recommend Fedora for you. If you are office user and working on Red Hat or Cent OS servers at your office.

People  like me can be nice and make recommendations instead of telling you that you have to use the most popular distribution, but at the end of the day it’s still your choice because all are free. I have tried most of Linux Distros and using Ubuntu on my Laptop and Linux Mint on my desktop.

Monday, June 3, 2013

10 Years of Open Source

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Future of Open source

Friday, February 8, 2013

Most Popular Programming Languages of 2013

Most Popular Programming Languages of 2013

So Pythons market share is 29% that means python is winner. but why Python is so popular?

Python, is free and open source software and has a community-based development model, as do nearly all of its alternative implementations. CPython is managed by the non-profit Python Software Foundation.

Python having some important features:
1. multi-paradigm programming language
2. object-oriented programming
3. structured programming
4. Python uses dynamic typing and a combination of reference counting and a cycle-detecting garbage collector for memory management.

Top most organisations that are using Python are as given below:
1. Google
2. Yahoo
4. Dropbox
5. Autodesk

Applications developed using Python:
1. Yahoo! Groups uses Python "to maintain its discussion groups"
2. Google uses Python for many tasks including the backends of web apps such as Google Groups, Gmail, and Google Maps, as well as for some of its search-engine internals.
3. NASA is using Python to implement a CAD/CAE/PDM repository and model management, integration, and transformation system which will be the core infrastructure for its next-generation collaborative engineering environment.
4. Ubuntu Software Center, a graphical package manager, installed by default in Ubuntu 9.10 and higher
5. Bazaar, a free distributed revision control system
6. Dropbox, a web-based file hosting service
7. Gwibber, a microblogging client
9. Autodesk Maya, professional 3D modeler allows Python scripting as an alternative to MEL as of version 8.5