Monday, June 29, 2009

How to install portable Damn Small Linux in USB drive?

Damn Small Linux, as its name says, is an extremely small linux distribution.It will take around 51MB disk space.We can port the DSL just like that in a pen drive.Also we can store the worked files in the usb pen drive itself. It is just like we have a fuly installed computer in hand in a usb flash device. We can take that to anywhere we want and just need to enable the bios option boot from USB device. Also set the usb device as the first boot device in boot device priority.

Minimum Requirements for DSL with X-window

  • 486dx or 100% compatible processor
  • 16mb ram (24mb recommended)
  • dual-speed CDROM (quad-speed or better recommended)
  • 1.44mb floppy drive (for boot floppy, if needed)
  • VGA monitor and video card
  • a mouse (serial, ps/2, usb)
DSL latest release is available in the following mirrors

Current Full Mirror List: (South Africa) (Austria) also rsync and FTP (Quebec,
Canada) (Belgian) (Belgian)

Rysnc Mirror:



Bittorrent Mirror:

Linux Tracker, Torrent & Xdelta



Portable DSL usb flash pen drive install

1)download the syslinux

2)download the file

3)extract the syslinux-3.82.tar.gz file to a folder named syslinux or whatever

4)take the command prompt in the windows and goto the syslinux/win32/ directory

5)run the command win325)run the command win325)run the command win325)run the command win325)run the command win325)run the command win325)run the command win325)run the command win32$>syslinux -ma [usbdevicedrive letter]:

6)extract the file to the usb device

7)reboot the system and press enter when the boot: .. screen appears

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ocatve-An alternative to MATLAB

Some FAQs

* It is one of the High Priority Free Software Projects in GNU

* Creator- John W. Eaton

* Octave became GNU Octave in 1997 (beginning with version 2.0.6)

* Gnu octave - Free software (GPL)

* Documentation-

* Qt octave is a GUI for Gnu octave

* Convenient command line interface for solving linear and non linear problems numerically

* Prototyping, numerical experiments etc

Octave As An Analysis Tool

* Solving numerical linear algebra problems

* Finding the roots of nonlinear equations

* Integrating ordinary functions

* Manipulating polynomials

* Integrating ordinary differential and differential-algebraic equations

Ocatve As A System Simulation Tool

* Control Theory

* Signal Processing

* Image Processing

* Audio Processing

Octave As A Computational Engine

* Programmable

* Easily Extendible

* Graphical Comparison Tool

Want to learn octave visit octave tutorial

for octave graphical program examples goto octave graphical programs