Sunday, September 5, 2010

Linux Mint

Linux Mint is not as famous as some of the other distros of linux, I wonder why .. I recently came to know about Linux Mint ..So I installed it after knowing that Mint is based on Ubuntu.

Linux Mint is 98% Ubuntu . It offers excellent Interface. It borrows its start menu from OpenSuse. And the best part is that it provides inbuilt codecs and other softwares, so you can start working with it right away. And the installation took me less than 10 minutes. There are essential softwares which are provided with Linux Mint .

So Ubuntu /Kubuntu fans , do try this..

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tutorial on makefile

just a basic tutorial on how to make a makefile

Monday, July 5, 2010

Minix- an operating system

This operating system was created by Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Minix greatly influenced the design decisions of Linus Torvalds applied in the creation of Linux kernel. So it has lot of historical importance. This operating system is developed even now and is available for free download from Minix

Minix is a Unix-like computer operating system based on a microkernel architecture.Some of the key features of this operating system are:

-> Extremely small with the kernel within 6000 lines of code.
-> POSIX compliant
-> Parts that run in user mode runs in seperate modules and are insulated from each other. So very efficient in bug handling.
->Very reliable even in the case of a driver crash

And the best part of installing minix is for beginners who want to learn more about an operating system . They can use minix and can easily sperate each of the layers in order to understand each of its features.