Compiling a FreeBSD Kernel

Ever since my college days, I always loved to have my own compiled kernel. It gave me that special feeling of “my machine is better than yours”. I am sure each time my new kernel boots up the feeling I have is is the same as what Super Man has when he...

Package Management in FreeBSD

When Bankei was preaching at Ryumon temple, a Shinshu priest, who believed in salvation through the repitition of the name of the Buddha of Love, was jealous of his large audience and wanted to debate with him. Bankei was in the midst of a talk when the priest...

Installing FreeBSD for Desktops

Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low. They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative...

Internet Sharing using a linux box

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. — George Bernard Shaw   The computer...

Linux for the corporate users

In last couple of years Linux has established itself very well in the server market.However, when it comes to desktops most people still prefer other operating systems over linux. This article talks about the various advantages of linux as a desktop and specifically...