Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Shell Scripting Workshop

Last weekend that is on 15th March 2008 I got a chance to participate to a shell scripting workshop done by LUG members. One of my good friend Hayesha gave me this chance . I don't think I have enough words to describe abt the knowledge gained by that event and the inspiration got from the geeks who were there.
Some of the known names were Anuradha Ratnaweera , Bud, Suchetha Wijenayake, Sanjeewa Wijerathne , D. Anuradha and Sapumal.

Bud and Anuradha have put some pics taken on that day. We can see those things here, here and here also

Wanna say a big thank you for the guys who involved in this process and made it a success.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Today I visit Microsoft site to see what they are upto ;-)
And in home page they have an add abt there new server 2008 :-)
the funny thing is they ask to install silverlight plugin to view more graphics and functions and when we click it we will direct into another page to download silverlight(not bad..better to ask twice b4 install microsoft things :-)
the funniest part is they gave me an exe, where im using GNU/Linux and access the site using firefox. (Who the hell they think they r, do they think we will use windblows to see what silverlight can do,....? )

Anyways this statement always true.

microsoft have g8 ideas...

Saturday, March 01, 2008


Ok.. Up to now I have tried Mandriva then Ubuntu and then Mepis and then Fedora. Actually I spend lot of time in front of Fedora box because of the training period,
Recently I tried to install Solaris 10 but as the owner of the DVD said its better to install in a separate HD than trying to dual boot it. Seems to be true as I tried to install it to the existing one the process seems to be bit complicated. SO I'm waiting for a second hand HD. (Nxt week I'll get a 80GB for rs 2000, 2 & half years old ,, (is ot too much..))

I gave the Mepis Distro to two of my friends But none was satisfied with it. The driver problems force them to use something else than Mwepis. And most of them prefer GNOME too. Yeah maybe KDE is too much and it remembers MS windows blah.. blahh .. blah..
But i shld admit although KDE has more cool apps still GNOME seems to be powerful and its not that memory hungry.. So the best one for me if we gotta internet connection is Ubuntu, and if u don't have ti shld be MEPIS as it contains all the codecs and cool apps needed for a Desktop box.

I'm still in the crusade to find out the most suited version for me. But as most of the people say we shld use the most suitable thing to get our work done asap.