The Modern and not so modern youth

I came across this article (suggested by Vipin sir), about the how the youth have been for the past century. You can read the article from this link….

At first, when I began reading it, I thought how could young people in India be happy according to Bertrand Russell? I’ve seen many of my friends, including myself, to be victims of something or the other, and not be happy all the time.

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Buggy Jaunty Jackalope – A solution in sight…

Ok, so I got many replies to my earlier post on the ubuntu 9.04 being a buggy affair. Thanks guys for all that.

Actually I happened to meet my cousin online in google chat, and he told me that he faced similar problems with the jaunty jackalope in his desktop. He, after searching, tried out the file system check.

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Porting Packages into Opensolaris IPS repository

Date : June 6th, 2009

It had taken me a week to motivate myself to come to college to do something. I’ve been a couch potato, surfing the net and watching the idiot box while I keep munching on food every minute or so. I finally took heed of my mentor’s advice to come to college and do something useful. He was also the one who prompted me to keep blogging.

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Ubuntu 9.04 – A very buggy affair!!!

Just a few months ago, I decided that I would install a linux operating system in my notebook, though being a Windows fan. So I decided that I can directly jump to the latest version of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope, version 9.04. It was just released, and many reviews said it was a good one. I actually installed Ubuntu 8.10, but it was very problematic in my system, for it does not boot unless I hold on to some keys on my keyboard. I don’t know why it happens, but maybe the version of Ubuntu is not fully compatible with the AMD Turion processor that my notebook has.

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Windows 7 from usb!!!!

My laptop’s DVD-Drive is non-functional, and my laptop hard-drive busted. One of the worst nightmares I can think of here!!! But then I bought a new hard-disk, but to replace my DVD-drive, I need to shell out more than Rs 8K! Obviously I was not mad to buy that. However, with no DVD-drive, I can install only linux versions, not windows. For days, I was using only ubuntu, and I missed windows. So I’d to find a way out of this, and so began my search for ways to install windows.

The best solution I’ve found is installing Windows 7 using usb. It’s nearly the same as for ubuntu, except it’s a live OS image. But it worked pretty well though. All you need is a PC, a Windows7 ISO (Windows 7 RC1 is available for free download till August 2009, so hurry!), Windows 7 or Vista installed computer, and a 4GB or more pendrive.

And the tutorial here works is the best, cuz I have installed windows 7 following this tutorial. Check this link out…

The requirements mentioned are necessary, you can’t do it with an XP installed system, because you need to convert the file system of the pen-drive to NTFS. Do follow exactly as what the tutorial says. And it worked beautifully for me. Also I think it does work for Vista too. So try it out. Wish Microsoft take a leaf out of many linux versions on the implementation of live-cd.

Happy installing!