Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Auto-Blending Focus Tutorial

March 6th, 2009
by Krishna Mohan
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Auto-Blending Focus Tutorial

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. Previously I had tried focus stacking using freeware combinez5 which produced fantastic results. On the web I could get quite a few video tutorials like this and this, explaining their technique but there was … Read more…

Oriental Honey Buzzard

January 18th, 2009
by Krishna Mohan
Oriental Honey Buzzard

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.

Sidux: A stable live CD for Debian unstable

September 28th, 2007
by Krishna Mohan

Sidux looks like the best Debian sid-based live CD now out there. With Kanotix development staggerring over last few months, Sidux offers a clean, easy hard disk install and a fast release cycle. 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. That indicates a high level of popularity for a distribution that is only a few months old. Since there is so much in common with Debian, why choose sidux over pure Debian? The answer is ease of … Read more…

Search for a perfect OS

August 22nd, 2007
by Krishna Mohan

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. SLAX was fantastic distro using Slackware as a source. It uses modules which help you to simplify the installation of programs. live scripts it uses is simply awesome. SLAX is fast and beautiful Linux operating system which fits on small (3.14″) CD-ROM disc. It runs directly from the CD (or USB) without installing. Only reason I couldn’t use it on my machine as my main OS was that it was based … Read more…

Finally Flash Player 9 For Linux (x86)

January 18th, 2007
by Krishna Mohan

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. Go get it!

Tamil Nadu – India may shut door on Microsoft

January 4th, 2007
by Krishna Mohan

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. We are fast migrating to Linux operating systems which are so much cheaper and can be operated at low cost, besides offering continuous updates and freedom from viruses,” says Mr … Read more…

French MPs Dump Windows for Linux

November 28th, 2006
by Krishna Mohan

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. Open source supporters have welcomed the decision. Benoît Sibaud, president of the Association for the research into and promotion of open source computing, said the decision to migrate to open source will allow the Assemblée Nationale to have greater control over its IT, without … Read more…

Microsoft hugs Linux finally

November 3rd, 2006
by Krishna Mohan

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. In addition, Microsoft won’t assert rights over patents over software technology that may be incorporated into Suse Linux, the people said. Businesses that use Linux have long worried that Microsoft would one … Read more…