Category Archives: Free Software

How To Integrate Emacs & Cscope To Browse Linux Kernel Source Code

This year I am going to study Linux kernel,  As a first step I grabbed a copy of Understanding the Linux Kernel By Daniel P. Bovet, Marco Cesati. The problem started when I had to go through actual code. I … Continue reading

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tinySpell – Check Spellings Anywhere

Have you ever looked at some of the comments in your old code  and felt bad about the spelling mistakes? While programming we also make use of  abbreviation and short substitutes  for some words (e.g. using “val” for “Value”, “rev” … Continue reading

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VirtualBox 2: How To Pass Through USB Devices To Guests On An Ubuntu 8.10 Host (From HowtoForge)

This short guide shows how you can pass through USB devices (such as a USB flash drive) to VirtualBox guests on an Ubuntu 8.10 VirtualBox 2 host. USB support is available only in the VirtualBox PUEL (closed-source) edition, not in … Continue reading

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Sun xVM VirtualBox Goes 3D

Here is the great news for all VirtualBox Users. Virtual box team has released new version of VirtualBox 2.1.0. The main attraction for this release it Hardware 3D acceleration support. This is experimental feature and support is limited to OpenGL … Continue reading

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Kubuntu 8.10 : Get Ready for Eye Candy

Yes its out now, Kubuntu 8.10 is released After trying KDE4 on Kubuntu 8.04, I just can’t wait to get hold of formal Kubuntu release with KDE 4.  Its not only about looks though it has lot of improvements from … Continue reading

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WinDirStat – Visual Disk Usage Statistics

This is continuation of my previous post on the similar tool KDirStat for Linux user. It is highly recommended that you go through the post here before going further as I will not discuss the common stuff again. WinDirStat is … Continue reading

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KDirStat – Visual Disk Usage Statistics

Someone has said that “A Picture is worth thousand words”. I completely agree with this statement when it come to determine hard disk usage. This requirement is even more prominent when you want to clean up your hard disk, if … Continue reading

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Video Conversion with ffmpeg and Avanti

With so many video formats and video players around its not easy to find a tool which can convert any format to any other format. On top of that availability of so many converter softwares makes it even more difficult … Continue reading

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Jigdo (Jigsaw Download)

With every passing day more and more stuff is available to download. Average download rate per day has also increased drastically since broad band is made available to more and more users.  I remember I was using download accelerators to … Continue reading

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JKDefrag – An Intelligent Defragmenter for Windows

Whenever we talk about slow system performance, its almost certain that the first advice we will get is to defragment the hard disk drive. Lets understand what does it mean before we actually move on to JKDefrag. Fragmentation: During the … Continue reading

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