Debian 7.0 Wheezy released!

Debian GNU/Linux 7.0, a new stable version of the world’s largest Linux distribution, has been released: “After many months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 7.0. This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.

Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.9 (Stable) in Ubuntu for ARM

A stable version of Linux Kernel 3.9 is now out, and can be installed by the following steps on you ARM powered device, try this at your own risk.

You can find the release announcement here. In this tutorial, we will see how to install Linux kernel 3.9 in Ubuntu for ARM or any Debian based ARM system.

Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.6 in Ubuntu for ARM

Linux Kernel 3.8.6 is the sixth maintenance release for kernel 3.8 series that has been made available recently. In this tutorial, we will help you install it in a system running Ubuntu and any other Ubuntu-based distro for ARM.

Force installation of unsigned drivers in Windows 8…

[Update: There’s a newer article that will cover both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for installation of unsigned drivers, including the directive screenshots.]

Most consumer devices that computer-syncable usually use the USB port for tethering. The devices have their own controllers, that are automatically installed on your PC during the first time it is plugged in. In Windows, they’re called drivers. Each device has different modes of operations on the hardware level, that the software doesn’t need to know the specifics of. All the software does, is command, and your hardware does what it has to; a driver is like an instruction manual for the hardware. As you can probably imagine, I happen to have at least one of every such thing you can speak of – mice, keyboards, printers, flash drives, wireless XBox game controller, phones, tablets, hard drives, and developer electronic stuff.

iPad Mini calculations and a few tests…

After making a custom stylus for capacitive screens, I decided to go try the same on devices other than my own. At present the only touchscreen device I own is a Nokia Lumia 800 that I couldn’t use it both as a camera and the test device. The iPad mini would make a good testbed, if I had one. So, a friend offered to let me use his device to test out the stylus. He also helped me make the video and I thank him for that. As soon as he decides to stop being anonymous you’ll know who to thank too.