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Install Skype 2.0 beta on Ubuntu Gutsy(7.10) AMD64

The best way get skype 2.0 on Ubuntu 7.10 with AMD64 is to download the source instead of the the debian file. Also note that you may need the libraries that I have mentioned here Download the static file from … Continue reading

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Install Skype on Ubuntu AMD 64

Installing Skype on Ubuntu 7.10 is not as easy if are running it on AMD 64… Here are the steps you need to follow: Install 32 libraries: sudo aptitude install lib32asound2 ia32-libs-gtk ia32-libs-kde Get the debian package for from the … Continue reading

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Drupal and phpbb integration

This post will guide you through a step by step tutorial to get phpbb enabled in your drupal site. phpbb ( This is a module that lets Drupal handle user- and session-management for phpBB 2.0.x, a popular forum / bulletin … Continue reading

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Useful GRE Preparation Resources

I am writing this post because when I went on a hunt for GRE resources I always had a problem getting all the information in one place. So here goes, when we start preparing for GRE we are usually confused … Continue reading

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Medibuntu stands for Multimedia, Entertainment and Distractions In Ubuntu. Its is a package repository that contains packages that you wont find in the Ubuntu package repository. It has packages for playing restricted formats, external binary codecs packages, skype, google earth … Continue reading

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Quick Bugzilla Tutorial

Bugzilla is a “Bug Tracking System” that can efficiently keep track of outstanding bugs in a product. Multiple users can access this database and query, add and manage these bugs. Bugzilla essentially comes to the rescue of a group of … Continue reading

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Linking C++ to C code using gcc

I encountered a strange problem recently. I had a C++ file which used certain custom system calls. The system calls had a few initialization functions to be performed before their usage. It was obvious that i needed a library for … Continue reading

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