Archive for April, 2011



Finally 28th April is here and here comes the much awaited Ubuntu  11.04 “Natty Narwhal” . You can simple grab the .iso file  from the www.ubuntu.com  or if you want it through web there’s another  method. Just type “update-manager  -d” (without quotes) as the root  in your terminal and it will lead you to a series of the up-gradation process. So upgrade it and play with unity  :D

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Waiting for the Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” stable version?? 28th April is the date for you :) If you still want to try out the beta 2 version you can download it from www.ubuntu.com and can also help in the development by reporting bugs to the community. Ubuntu removed the name “Editions” from this release onward .,No desktop and netbook editions. Just “Ubuntu” :)  Base kernel for the beta 2 is 2.6.38 . A great news for unity lovers. Unity developed by Cannonical  is now the default Ubuntu desktop session and unity launcher comes with many new features. Gnome 3  is expected to be highly compatible with the Ubuntu 11.04 .Gnome developers are working on the .deb package of the Gnome 3.All set for the release of the most popular and friendly distro. Download and feel the influence :)

Ubuntu 11.04 days to go

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If you are interested in knowing how an operating system works this book “Operating systems” By “Gary Nutt” is a great source of reading. I just started reading it and already got impressed with the way things are presented in the book. It covers all the topics from system tools to applications tools. Moreover it covers many of the platforms of the present and the past like Unix,Linux,BSD,windows,MacOsX. A must read for all :) I searched the web for ebbok but unable to find it so,I bought it through flipkart. Here’s the link of the same Buy Operating Systems 3rd Ed. from Flipkart.com

I would also like to recommend you guys this great book which not only motivates you but also teaches you important aspects of the Technical world. If you are passionate about Google like me you must read it :D:D Buy The Google Story from Flipkart.com.....

I am reading about Pygame a lot these days. Was looking for a good book and found this one :) It’s simply great :) Buy Game Programming: The L Line 1st Edition from Flipkart.com.

And if you are crazy enough about the design patterns, This book will be your best partner  Design Patterns: Elements Of Reusable Object-Oriented Software....

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We all know that man(ual)  pages plays an important part in understanding Linux. For the ease of your reading, you can convert the required man pages into the pdf format using ps2pdf utility through piping.

Syntax: man -t manpage| ps2pdf – file.pdf

Example: man -t ls | ps2pdf – a.pdf will create a pdf named as “a.pdf” of the “ls” man page.

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My First Game


I have been working on the pygame API of the python from the past one month and make a small and very basic game “Hungry Snake”. Till now experience with the pygame is superb and currently I am working on the sprite sheets. I made out this game within 2 days and thanks to the online tutorials and python and pygame community for helping me out. Improvements are still required . I am releasing this game under GNU GPL3 license. Its fully open source and if anybody is interested in working with me for further improvements contact me at ankur.aggarwal2390@gmail.com or coolankur2006@gmail.com. You can Download the small game code from http://code.google.com/p/hungry-snakes/downloads/list

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