Tag Archive: Twitter


Let’s Celebrate Steve Jobs Life


I came to know about the death of Steve’s death through twitter in the morning. Moment was really sad and  I was unable to work properly . But then I received a call from my friend in the evening. He told me that let’s not mourn his death anymore. Let’s celebrate his life. He contributed to the tech world through his innovations. Let us innovate something and pay a tribute to this ‘iCon of Silicon Valley‘ .I know this blog is dedicated to open source technologies but we respect and salute this man for his great contributions. RIP Steve Jobs. Below is an image that reflects his ways of thinking.

Great Man : Great Thoughts

Also I am looking forward to this book : Buy Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography from Flipkart.com . High Expectations :):)

Pages : Follow ankurtwi on Twitter      


According to Ubuntu developers, the Ubuntu 12.04 (Long Term Support) has a new release schedule. There will be two Alpha versions, two Beta versions, then there will be a release of the Release Candidate version and finally the complete version will be released. It’s code name is “Precise Pangolin”. The schedule of the release of Ubuntu 12.04 with exact date is as follows.

Alpha 1 release date: December 1st 2011
Alpha 2 release date: February 2nd 2012
Beta 1 release date: March 1st 2012
Beta 2 release date: March 22nd 2012
Release Candidate release date: April 19th 2012
Ubuntu 12.04 Final release date: April 26th 2012

The Ubuntu 12.04 being a LTS release will be expected by many to be a strong OS with remarkable performance and support for features.

Pages : Follow ankurtwi on Twitter      

First Views On Google+


Yesterday I got the Invitation of the recently launched social networking site know as “Google+” . Its based on your day to day interaction analysis made by ex-Googler Paul Adams.  People are in high hopes that this will save them from the addiction of Facebook.  As of present it’s access is limited to few people only and it’s in testing phase. Due to excessive demand of invitations, Google has closed down the invitation part for sometime . It’s quite true because all I saw yesterday on Facebook and Twitter is “Please Invite Me to Google+”. Experts says that Google+ will get open for  public in the coming week. It’s available for Gmail users only as of now. Google+ account gets integrated with the other Google products. You can open it from various ways. Either hit the “+ANKUR” on your Google bar or login to the www.plus.google.com .

You can click on Google+ (+ANKUR)

As soon as you login you will see a very simple and attractive UI :) Below is the screenshot of my plus account welcome screen.

Welcome Screen

Let’s talk about some of it features now :

1. You can easily add to contacts to the circles. Then while sharing ,you chooses the circle you want to share with. If you want to share it with all you have the public options for it. You can easily edit your circles.

2. It has got it recently launched “+1″ button on very post and comment. It’s quite similar to the Facebook’s like button.

3. Notifications will appear on the top right side of the screen. You can also see it in the above screenshot.

4. Instead of wall post, you share the “Stream” with your circles.

5. It has got the “Spark” feature . It’s quite similar to the hashtag feature of the social micro blogging site Twitter. This features lacks in the Facebook. You just type your topic and sparks and all the streams related to that will appear on your screen.

6. One more good feature is you can edit your comments. Facebook needs to think about applying this feature as soon as possible :)

Spark Feature

Overall I think Google+ is great in the privacy field. Moreover sharing the post with the people you want to is one of its major strength.  There is also a data liberation option in your Google+  settings through which you can download all of  your  uploaded data.  I am still searching about it’s hangout feature and will try write about it soon :) Feedbacks and Comments are welcome :D Oh!!!! I forgot to tell you one important thing i.e. Google+ is for 18+ only :(

Pages : Follow ankurtwi on Twitter      


Ubuntu 10.04 was released last year but it’s still popular among most of the Linux users because of its eye catchy look. Moreover its a LTS release. First thing I noticed when I installed the distro was the missing network applet (bug) . Because of that I was unable to connect to the wireless network. I posted the same in the ubuntu forums community and figured a way out. I posted the solution over there  and it got great response in return too. It got 25,000+ views over there in the forums. Link for the same is http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1469625 . So I thought of sharing it over my blog too . Just follow the steps below and missing network applet will appear on your screen after reboot :

1. In the terminal type  “sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf” (without quotes)
2.Change the “managed=false” to “managed=true” and then save it.
3. Then in the terminal type “sudo killall nm-system-settings”
4. Reboot your system
This solution worked for me :)

Pages : Follow ankurtwi on Twitter      

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 69 other followers

%d bloggers like this: