Your Ad 

Thursday, December 21, 2006

When YouTube is down?

Have you ever seen when YouTube servers are down?
Here is the screen shot that’s how the site looks like when they do scheduled shutdown maintenance of their servers.



Monday, December 11, 2006

Linux ext3 journaling means

The journaling provided by the ext3 file system means that file system check is no longer necessary after an unclean system shutdown.

Linux ext3 File Sysytem - Steps to create

The steps for creating an ext3 file system are as follows:
1. Create the partition using parted or fdisk.
2. Format the partition with the ext3 file system using mkfs.
3. Label the partition using e2label.
4. Create the mount point.
5. Add the partition to the /etc/fstab file.

Reinstalling the Linux Boot Loader

In many cases, the GRUB boot loader can mistakenly be deleted, corrupted, or replaced by other
operating systems.
The following steps detail the process on how GRUB is reinstalled on the master boot record:
• Boot the system from an installation boot medium.
• Type linux rescue at the installation boot prompt to enter the rescue environment.
• Type chroot /mnt/sysimage to mount the root partition.
• Type /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda to reinstall the GRUB boot loader, where /dev/hda is
the boot partition.
• Review the /boot/grub/grub.conf le, as additional entries may be needed for GRUB to control
additional operating systems.
• Reboot the system

Friday, December 08, 2006

Dell comes to Chennai

Dellடெல் நிறுவனர் மைக்கேல் டெல்

American (Round Rock, Texas) based Computer Hardware giant Dell,Inc setting up its Desktop manufacturing Plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India.This plant is planned to be worth around Rs 280 crores.

It comes up in a 50-acre site at Sriperumbudur Hi-Tech Park, with an investment of US $30 million.
Dell has got already eight manufacturing facilities world wide. It will be the company's third facility in Asia-Pacific. They plan to manuufacture desktop computers with the plant's initial capacity planned at 400,000 units per annum.The move will bring the number of Dell employees working in India to 20,000.

Dell Inc Founder & Chairman Michael Dell, he founded this billion dollar company while he was still a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 1984.He founded the company as PC's Limited [sic] with just $1000.As of 2006 Dell employs more than 63,700 people worldwide.

Interesting fact is Dell sells all its products both to consumers and corporate customers, using a direct-sales model via the Internet and the telephone network. There customer service is wellknown around.

In India, Dell has customer support centers in the northern cities of Gurgaon and Mohali; and in the southern cities of Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Current President & CEO is Kevin Rollins.

Highend laptop Alienware is one of a subsidiaries of Dell.