Windows Vs Linux – One more time

2017-04-07 5 min read Linux Uncategorized
Image via Wikipedia One of the most written and commented articles has to be Linux vs Windows (of course there are competitors like vim vs emacs) but none has been covered so much as Linux vs Windows. So, what am I going to write here which is not covered earlier in so many other posts. Well a little different perspective 🙂 We will take this post in points so that we do not divert and its easier for you to comment with quotes to point number 🙂 Continue reading

IE8 – Developer Tools

2013-04-15 1 min read Uncategorized
Don’t start banging me for this, but I had to test something on Windows and thus found out this. I f you need to debug or test something on IE8 on Windows, then you can simply press “F12” and this will bring up the developer tools… could be useful to you, sometime if you are stuck with testing something on IE on windows 🙂 Related articles Microsoft’s Revamped ‘Modern.IE’ Offers Free Windows Virtual Machines Microsoft Launches Windows QuickStart Kit For Mac Developers, A $25 USB Stick With Windows 8 Pro And Parallels For Mac Microsoft Updates Modern. Continue reading

gqlplus – sqlplus with readline (tab completion)

2012-08-03 1 min read Database
Tab completion is something which is missing in the sqlplus and if you have lot of tables with long names or lot of columns then it is sufficiently difficult to type them 🙂 Here is a solution for this problem. Download and install gqlplus. gqlplus is a replcement for sqlplus which supports completion for commands/tablenames and column names. Quite useful. Oracle SQL*Plus (Photo credit: Manuel Cernuda) Related articles 2 GB File limit on writing file using Oracle SQLPlus in Unix(compscicafe. Continue reading

Music players on Linux – the poor mans random song player.

2012-07-20 1 min read Fedora Learning Linux
If you have more applications running on your system then your system can handle them then you know what I mean when I say that the Music Players take a lot of CPU. Otherwise harmless, but when you are doing too many things, then lot of times you would feel that probably stopping the Music player might help. But then Linux is all about alternatives. So, there is a command line player called mpg123, which does not use so much CPU. Continue reading

unable to browse windows network with samba4

2012-05-27 2 min read Fedora Linux
I use Fedora 17 on my work laptop and thus need to connect to windows share sometimes. After I upgraded to Fedora 17 some time, I was unable to browse the windows network. I would get all kind of errors and warnings and tried everything that I knew about Samba to fix the issue. Tried searching through all the forums to figure out what was wrong but nothing helped. And suddenly today I resolved it and guess how: Continue reading

quadkonsole – multiple consoles to make your life easier

2011-11-21 1 min read Fedora Linux
First lets install quadkonsole: yum install quadkonsole Now, to launch the quadkonsole, just type quadkonsole in the run box (appears with Alt+F2). You will by default see 4 console windows in single window but you can change that with command line options like so: quadkonsole --rows 4 --columns 4 This will initiate windows with 16 consoles. How cool is that. Related articles Console Lets You Work In Windows Command Line Mode With Style (makeuseof. Continue reading

some interesting alias

2011-09-27 1 min read Linux
For this time, I will just give you a link to to bashrc file. Head over there and see some very interesting aliase’s. Related articles Bryan Quigley: Windows Cant Handle the Hardware ( semantic grep ( Aliases and shortcuts (
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