When you power on your computer, the first software that runs is a bootloader that invokes the computer’s OS. GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, is an integral part of many Linux systems. This is just a quick tip on how to set up grub when you want to dual boot.
Forget about the next iphone or Kindle, this is the gadget I have been waiting for which hopefully will turn out to be more than a (working) prototype.
Tech blogger and entrepreneur Michael Arrington of techcrunch, thought having a ~$200 touchscreen tablet would be a great idea when you are tired of PC, laptop or even your notebook. So he gathered and financed a group of developers to work on such a project and see how it goes. I think during the initial stage of the development there was little doubt that it was doable, but making it in to a finished product and sell it to consumers, while staying within the price range, is a totally different story altogether.
Michael is still skeptical about the future of crunchpad and insists it too early to make any final product announcements or how much the final cost will be. But we can be hopeful, can’t we?
Early prototype Specs:
Intel Atom Processor
512 MB memory
Built-in Camera and Mic Custom Linux Kernel/Distro
One of the several advantages of having many Linux distributions is that there is always one distribution that meets specific needs for a group of users with similar interests. Whether you are a student or a scientist or someone who believes in some religion; you could use one of these special purpose distribution and share with people with similar interest instead of creating and customizing something from scratch.
Today we will share with you 10 such distribution (among many) that are fairly popular for specialized task or interest:
1) Scientific Linux: Based on Redhat, Scientific Linux is the result of a collaboration between two leading scientific research organization: Fermilab and CERN. As the name suggests this distribution can be a starting point for individuals or organizations who are interested in scientific research.
If you are more comfortable with Debian/Ubuntu environment, you might be interested in Scibuntu, an upcoming scientific distribution.