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Use apt-cacher to save on bandwidth on multiple PCs

January 18, 2008 - 19:46

When you have more than one system with Ubuntu installed, and you have to install same or similar set of packages on all your PCs, you can save on a lot of bandwidth if you had some ways of sharing the downloaded packages and updates. There is an easy way to do this in Ubuntu. This is done using apt-cacher a proxy server for your package repositories. It is very easy to set up and configure apt-cacher on a PC with Ubuntu inside your LAN.

Installing Ubuntu on Laptops with single NTFS partition with Windows XP or Vista

December 28, 2007 - 07:28

Installing Ubuntu on a fresh system is very easy. It is easy on computers that already have Microsoft Windows XP or Vista already installed provided the hard disk has multiple partitions. Laptops that come with Windows XP or Windows Vista pre-installed has a problem in that they normally have only 1 partition (with a second hidden partition storing recovery data). Windows does not allow you to resize the partition on which you have the operating system. So how do you install Ubuntu in such a situation.

Installing Ubuntu on HCL B 2302 Laptop (HCL Z 2201)

November 29, 2007 - 02:20

HCL B 2302 is one of the very few sub 37500 rupees Core 2 Duo laptops available in India. It is a bargain for the price you are paying for it. This model replaces the HCL Z 2201 laptop and the only difference(in the major components - Processor, RAM, Harddisk, Screen) being the 15" screen for the B 2302 model. Ubuntu installations on most laptops are a breeze and would be ready to use without any major custom configurations. However this laptop required some specific tweaks to make the system ready to use. This instructions are for the HCL B 2302 laptop but it is very likely that they apply for the HCL Z 2201 model also.

Total Support for Ubuntu

November 02, 2007 - 10:30

We are happy to announce total support for Ubuntu for users across India. We have been successfully offering this to our customers in Trivandrum for the last one year and we would like to extend it to all Ubuntu Users in India. Our technical team will assist you over the internet either via chat, telephone or ssh to troubleshoot your Ubuntu related issues.

Enabling mp3 support in Ubuntu 7.10

October 03, 2007 - 10:30

Ubuntu 6.10 had complete multimedia support including mp3, video cds, dvds. This was taken out in 7.10 because of license restrictions on the decoders and their incompatibility with the GNU GPL under which Ubuntu is being released. Enabling multimedia support for formats requiring non-GPL codecs in Ubuntu 7.04 was a pain. This is now child's play in Ubuntu 7.10

Script to Install Common Packages in Ubuntu

September 28, 2007 - 10:30

We install Ubuntu on all systems manufactured at our firm. In addition to the default set of applications that come with Ubuntu we normally install other applications depending on the type of end user and the nature of their requirements. Selecting and installing these applications manually using synaptic takes a lot of effort. With this in mind we have created a script to install these additional packages.

Ubuntu pre-installed systems with fully linux supported hardware

September 23, 2007 - 10:30

One of the supposed limitations of Linux touted by the opponents of this wonderful operating system is again its supposed hardware incompatibilities. This is far from the reality but it has to be stated that there are indeed some hardware that are not fully compatible with Linux. If you happen to accidentally buy a computer that is not fully Linux supported or one that has to be configured manually and if you are not fluent in Linux you might find it very difficult to get your hardware working in Linux. But not anymore, we are proudly offering our computers built with fully Linux compatible hardware and pre-installed with the latest release of Ubuntu.

Configuring BSNL Dataone via Dare Global DB108 on Ubuntu

BSNL is one of the leading broadband providers in India. They have managed to provide blazing fast internet connections at rates affordable to an average middle class Indian. Although they provide top quality connection speeds with very little down time, their technical support leaves a lot to be desired. More so when it comes to configuring connections in Linux.

Ubuntu Support in Trivandrum

April 30, 2007 - 10:30

Zyxware Technologies was started with a strong vision to promote Linux and Open Technologies across India and make people aware of its advantages over proprietary softwares. As the first step towards it, we started our operations in Trivandrum. We have been installing and supporting Ubuntu on all computers sold by our company. We are happy to extend this support for Ubuntu to all its existing users and to those who would like to try out Ubuntu in and across the the city of Trivandrum.