Wednesday, 26 October 2016

VoCore2 Mini Linux Computer

A whole lot of computing power is packed into Vocore2 mini linux computer, an open source Linux computer and fully functional wireless router that is smaller than a coin. The applications of this tiny computer are virtually endless; use it as a VPN gateway to secure your network, an AirPlay music streaming station, and much more. You can write code for the VoCore 2 in C, Java, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, and more to enhance its functions. Plug in a microSD card to the included Ultimate Dock and create a personal cloud server. The VoCore2 + Ultimate Dock are on sale now for just $43.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Vim Text Editor Basics:
Vi is the default and most commonly used text editor in Linux/Unix operating systems. Vim is an enhanced version of vi which is original Linux/Unix text editor.
Most of the Linux administrator prefer vim, for its bundled of features and ease of use. It can be used to edit all kind of text files e.g. plane text files, Linux configuration files.
Vi is the default text editor in Linux, to get the more advanced editor vim you need to install it using the following command
# yum install vim -y

Vim Mode:
Before using you should know that it can operate in two modes one is command mode and other is insert mode.
Once you will start vim editor it will always start in command mode. In this mode you can search, replace, copy, paste and other editing task.
The other mode is the editor mode where you can actually modify text into the editor.

Start with Vim:
We start vim with the command vim then specify the desire text file name.

            # vim /filename
To open a file in vim text editor, run the vim command with filename as an argument.
If the file is already exist on the specified path, it will open the existing file else the edit will create and open new file with same file name which is mentioned in above command.

Change Mode:
The editor will open the file in command mode, where you can perform some editing task and move the cursor by using arrow keys on your keyboard.
But you cannot edit the text until you press I button. Pressing I will activate the insert mode.
 i - insert before the cursor
 I - insert at the beginning of the line
 a - insert (append) after the cursor
 A - insert (append) at the end of the line
o - append (open) a new line below the current line
O - append (open) a new line above the current line
 ea - insert (append) at the end of the word
 Esc - exit insert mode
Cut, Copy, Paste and delete:
Open file in vim editor move cursor on desire line and use options below mentioned.
 yy - yank (copy) a line
 2yy - yank (copy) 2 lines
 yw - yank (copy) word
 y$ - yank (copy) to end of line
 p - put (paste) the clipboard after cursor
 P - put (paste) before cursor
 dd - delete (cut) a line
 2dd - delete (cut) 2 lines
 dw - delete (cut) word
 D - delete (cut) to the end of the line
 d$ - delete (cut) to the end of the line
 x - delete (cut) character
Search and replace:
 /pattern - search for pattern
 ?pattern - search backward for pattern
 n - repeat search in same direction
 N - repeat search in opposite direction
:%s/old/new/g - replace all old with new throughout file
 :%s/old/new/gc - replace all old with new throughout file with confirmations
Once you are done your editing you have to come back in command mode to be able save changes, you have to press Esc key to change mode from insert to command mode and use below options.
 :w - write (save) the file, but don't exit
 :wq or :x or ZZ - write (save) and quit
 :q - quit (fails if there are unsaved changes)
:q! or ZQ - quit and throw away unsaved changes

 :Some Additional Features:[Command Mode]
:set list
             Show invisible characters
 :set nolist
Don’t show invisible characters
:set number
Show line numbers
 :set nonumber
Don’t show line numbers
:set autoindent
Indent after carriage return
 :set noautoindent   
        Turn off autoindent
 :set all
                           Show values of all possible parameters

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Linus Torvalds happily chatting with Microsoft folks at a tech conference

Perhaps the biggest change at Microsoft under its gentler, more collaborative CEO Satya Nadella is the focus on cloud computing instead of Windows.
Simply put, if Microsoft's customers choose Microsoft's cloud, it doesn't matter what software they run on it, even if that software is an operating system that competes with Windows like Linux.
Years ago, under former CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft tried to squash Linux, saying it violated Microsoft's patents and threatening to sue Linux vendors as well as Linux users. The remnants of that battle still exist today. Microsoft has wrangled patent license agreements from nearly every device maker that chose the free and open source Linux, or its derivative, Android.
Even so, under Nadella, Microsoft has slowly supported more and more Linux technologies, because it would rather it's customers use Microsoft's cloud and Linux, than choose another cloud (like Amazon) for their Linux apps. 
The change to support Linux at Microsoft has been long and slow: Microsoft has partnered with top Linux software makers, contributed directly to the development of Linux, even added support for a favorite Linux development tool, Bash, to Windows 10.
And earlier this week, at the LinuxCon tech Conference in Vancouver, Microsoft said it would be moving its PowerShell tool to Linux, too. PowerShell is a scripting language that lets IT professionals automate a lot of tasks in their Windows environments. Microsoft is now working on a version that lets them use PowerShell to run their Linux servers, too.
Satya Nadella Linux
While Nadella has long insisted that "Microsoft loves Linux" with this newest round of announcements, Microsoft has apparently earned the interest of Linus Torvalds in return.
Torvalds created Linux and is still its primary keeper. He's also one of the most revered software developers in the world and a guy that doesn't coddle, doesn't pull punches.
He is commonly quoted as saying, "If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won."
Here he is hanging out, smiling, chatting and posing for photo ops with the Microsoft team at their booth at LinuxCon.
It certainly looks like he's won.
re he is hanging out, smiling, chatting and posing for photo ops with the Microsoft team at their booth at LinuxCon.
It certainly looks like he's won.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Kubuntu 15.10 Could Be the End of the Road

While tensions appeared eased yesterday between the Ubuntu and Kubuntu camps with Jonathan Riddell stepping down from his leadership roles that may not be the end of the story. 

Kubuntu's future is now being put under the microscope. In particular, the Kubuntu 15.10 Alpha 1 release notes mention at the top, "The Kubuntu team are committed to releasing 15.10 in October. Updates, bug fixes and future releases are currently uncertain." Basically the official statement is that the future past October's release of Kubuntu 15.10 is uncertain for this KDE flavor of Ubuntu. Guess we'll see how this situation plays out in a few months time
Linus has released the 4.1 kernel. "It's not like the 4.1 release cycle was particularly painful, and let's hope that the extra week of letting it sit makes for a great release. Which wouldn't be a bad thing, considering that 4.1 will also be a LTS release." Headline features in this release include support for encrypted ext4 filesystems, the persistent memory block driver, ACPI support for the ARM64 architecture, and more.