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Buy a Debian Pre-installed Computer or Laptop from Zyxware Technologies

February 26, 2009 - 18:00

After eagerly waiting for the Debian Lenny release, it has finally arrived. Debian Lenny was officially released on February 14th, 2009. To celebrate this we have decided to offer one more service to our already long array of Free Software Services. We will be offering Debian Lenny pre-installed laptops and desktops to our customers from now onwards. Debian Lenny DVDs and CDs are already available from Zyxware through the RequestCD program. Now you can chose to have Debian pre-installed on your computers if you buy your computer or laptop from us.

How to create and extract a .tar.gz archive using command line

February 26, 2009 - 15:49
One of the most common compression formats used in GNU/Linux and variants is tar.gz. A tar.gz file is nothing but a gzipped tar archive. These days users of GNU/Linux system seldom have to use the command line to create or extract tar.gz archives. But it is a useful command to keep in your arsenal if you are a system administrator.

Order your copy of Fedora Linux from Zyxware

January 12, 2009 - 11:30

Fedora is a Linux based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project, which is a project sponsored by Red Hat to co-ordinate the development of the Fedora operating system. Founded on September 2003 as a result of a merger between the Red Hat Linux (RHL) and old Fedora Linux projects.

Oracle XE - Solution to 'cannot access' errors

December 25, 2008 - 02:19
We provide Oracle administration support on GNU Linux Servers. One of our customers had us set up a new Oracle XE server for them on CentOS. We set up everything and had the system up and running fine. We had also tested everything on the server and verified connection status from clients. Two days after installation we got a call from the customer that he could not open the Oracle XE web administration interface and he was getting an access denied, page not found error on

Ubuntu Intrepid Repositories (Intrepid Ibex 8.10 7 DVD set) available at RequestCD

December 24, 2008 - 18:28
Two months after the release of Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex, we have downloaded the complete Ubuntu Repositories for Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. The full set of Ubuntu Repository DVDs (set of 6 DVDs) is now available and you can order it through our RequestCD Program. If you get the complete Ubuntu Repository on DVDs you do not have to have an internet connection to install any package that is normally available through Synaptic Package Manager.

Migrating Local Mail Server to Google Apps

We had a query from one of our customers to help them migrate their local mail server to Google Apps. They wanted to do this because they did not have the sufficient in-house capability nor have the funds to get paid external capability to support an internal mail server. One hurdle that they were facing was that they had around 40GB of mail left on the local mail server that they wanted to migrate to the new mail accounts they created on Google Apps.

Installing Linux Mint on 256MB RAM without an alternative install CD (text based)

December 18, 2008 - 01:49
We recently had to install GNU/Linux on 40 computers at the regional Police Training College(PTC), Trivandrum. This was part of a Free Software Training Program that PTC is conducting currently for police personnel in Kerala. Zyxware was proudly part of this initiative both in training and in setting up GNU/Linux GNU/Linux on all 40 computers in the training lab. We had also prepared Linux Mint cds to be given to the trainees given their non-technical backgrounds.

Order the Latest Fedora 10 DVDs and CDs from Zyxware

December 04, 2008 - 11:30

Fedora 10 has been released on Nov 25. We are now offering Fedora 10 DVD and CDs through our RequestCD program. You can order your copy of the latest Fedora 10 DVD or CDs online or you can drop by our office to get your copy. In addition to the latest version of Fedora we also have with us the previous releases, i.e. if you are interested in getting hold on one of those. Orders are already streaming in, so jump in and order your copy of Fedora 10.