The other day, I found a Long horned beetle clinging to the siding of my house. I grabbed my trusty Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens and my Feisol tripod. As I could not get all the parts of this beetle in focus I remembered the auto-align and auto-blend trick I had seen in the new Adobe Photoshop CS4.… Read the rest
Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category
Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) sub adult male. also known as Oriental Honey-buzzard and Crested Honey Buzzard. Despite its name, this species is not related to Buzzards, and is taxonomically closer to the kites.
The head lacks a strong supraciliary ridge giving it a very un-raptor-like facial appearance.… Read the rest
It’s a distribution that impressed me before I’ve even tried it. While I was downloading the new release I checked the forums, and found they were practically exploding with activity.… Read the rest
If you recall in my earlier post I was in search of a good operating system to replace windows. In these 20 days I tried several versions of Linux.
About a year since Flash 9 was released for Windows and Mac, Linux desktop users can finally… use MySpace… well, there’s lots of benefits in Flash 9. Even if you don’t care for MySpace or YouTube or virtually any decent video site these days, a version of Flash hasn’t been released for Linux since 7.0 and most would argue the last “stable” version was probably Flash 6.… Read the rest
The Tamil Nadu government, which is on a fast-track pushing the state to the top in the Indian IT sector, has almost shut its door on the software giant, Microsoft, preferring the Open Source Systems (OSS) for reasons of costs and easy migrating capabilities.
“Initially, 99 per cent of government systems have been running on Microsoft systems but then 2007 will be a watershed year for the state IT sector.… Read the rest
Starting June 2007, PCs in French députés’ offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software. The project, backed by MPs Richard Cazenav and Bernard Carayon of the UMP party, will see 1,154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email client.… Read the rest
Microsoft is preparing to offer sales support of Suse Linux, a variant of the Linux Operating System sold by Novell. The two companies have also seems to have agreed to develop technologies to make it easier for users to run both Suse Linux and Microsoft’s Windows on their computers. The two companies are expected to announce details of their plan today at a press conference in San Francisco.… Read the rest