Archive for February, 2011

Linux Mint 11: “Katya”

Linux Mint 11, based on the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”, will be released in May this year under the codename “Katya”.

Origins: Russian name. Greek origins, associated with the meaning “pure”.

Mint blog

Thoughts on the name and/or features it should have?



Linux Malicious Commands to Know!

These commands will erase your hard drive:

sudo mkfs
sudo mkfs.ext3
sudo mkfs.bfs
sudo mkfs.cramfs
sudo mkfs.ext2
sudo mkfs.minix
sudo mkfs.msdos
sudo mkfs.reiserfs
sudo mkfs.vfat

These will damage your operating system.

sudo rm -rf / (deletes all your files on your system)
sudo rm -rf * (deletes all your files on your system)
rm -rf * or rm -rf *.* (deletes all your files on your system)
rm -rf ~/ & (deletes all your files on your system)


luckily for the most part you don’t have to worry about people doing these command because of ‘sudo’ unless they know your password :/

well now you know, use this power for good!

Measuring at just 2 x 2 x 2.2 inches this is the smallest Desktop PC. And it’s running Linux, one more point for Linux coolness.


Size of the PC


Too bad you still need wires:

In action


300 mhz atom
external video connector
supports 1280 x 1024 resolution.
Flash memory card slot
USB port
and a serial port.

Too bad barely any OS will run on it. 😦 Still  a neat little Box.

manufacturers website (japanese)


In september fluxbox and mint fans were suprised with the newly added support of Mint 9 Fluxbox. Soon weeks after Mint 10 came out with its amazing icons and smooth theme. The wish for a Fluxbox 10 was on the minds of most users who decided to stay dedicated to the world of flux.

On February 14th, mint released two lovely announcements of Mint 10 KDE and LXDE. With these two out in the world. Will there be hope for a Mint 10 Fluxbox? Tell me what you think below. If so what features do you think it will contain? As well as what do you wish to see? Will you be updating?

I am hoping for a more panel customization from GUI and some fixes on icon updates. I always enough a fresh install of an OS on my netbook, so waiting for a new flux and it coming out will bring my great happiness.


John Riselvato

How to: Install .bin file

How to: Install .bin file

You can install it from CUI. Just open a terminal and type this:

chmod +x file.bin

The installation will then start.

The simplest way to extract to a specific directory:
For a .tar.gz:

tar -xvzf file.tar.gz -C directory

For a .tar.bz2:

tar -xvjf file.tar.bz2 -C directory

To extract a tar.bz2 file, use the command (note the j option)

tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2

To extract a tar.gz file, the the command (note the z option)

tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
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