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Redhat Basics -- Video tutorials

Balasubramian Natarajan has put up some video tutorials about Redhat Linux basics, on You tube;:


RH033-1: Part 1 of 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P53tGgg9TBw
RH033-1: Part 2 of 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1s0Hr3zT6Y
RH033-1: Part 3 of 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c8omF8ev6Y

RH033-2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY2lGPgIeuY
RH033-3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaiBhxVNKZA
RH033-4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V02Axx0jD0
RH033-5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG_GlhrBz8s
RH033-6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV4HxiYcjEM
RH033-7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veLlkOv-rEs
RH033-8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxGm4lhvs08


RH033-1 Part1of3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIqxvz-Svv0
RH033-1 Part2of3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tW59HJbqCs
RH033-1 Part3of3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvcHSZQLa7U

RH033-2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6YXfUG2Evw
RH033-3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPl3GDLRcUE
RH033-4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFJy_ZqStoI
RH033-5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql4nK01JQKk

RH033-6 PartA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNaCv3iS8vg
RH033-6 PartB: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuwEx1XYPZo

RH033-7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=766P8nNrVq8
RH033-8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfzp2n0b5Lg

This is Bala's youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/BalaTutor

Take a look.


PS If you have problems watching Youtube videos, you can get a CDROM with all the videos, from me. drpartha AT gmail DOT com

Ubuntu event .... on the web

The Ubuntu Developer Week event will take place from February 28th to
March 4th, 2011, and will cover several aspects of Ubuntu development,
from crash-courses in getting started with working on Ubuntu to more
advanced topics.

Join #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net from 28th Feb to 4th Mar
and check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek for more

Ubuntu developers and enthusiasts wanting to contribute will get
together online for five days of sessions hosted by some of Ubuntu's
greatest developers.

Here are some of the topics the developers will go over in the sessions:

· Getting Started with Ubuntu Development;
· How to use Ubuntu Distributed Development;
· How to get changes into Ubuntu;
· How to make changes in stable releases of Ubuntu;
· How to collaborate with Debian;
· Getting new apps into Ubuntu;
· Unity hacking (fixing Unity bugs, writing compiz plugins, learning libunity);
· Ubuntu One App Programme;
· Hooking in Ubuntu translations;
· How to write IRC bots;
· How to use Zeitgeist;
· How to use TestDrive;
· Ubuntu 11.04 stuff: Unity 2D, OMAP4 and ARM, Q&A with Ubuntu
Engineering Director, etc;
· Helping out the LoCo Directory;
· Django hacking;
· How to get better bug reports;
· Boto EC2 Cloud API;
· How to use Launchpad’s Daily Builds;
· and much more!

To participate, all you have to do is join the #ubuntu-classroom
channel on irc.freenode.net. Sessions start Monday, February 28th,
2011 at 16:00 UTC. The odd hour was chosen to accommodate for as many
people from around the world as possible.

The main channel will be in English, to ensure that the highest number
of people can join, but there will be translations in several
languages for those who aren't comfortable enough with their English
to ask questions. Translations include: German, French, Italian,
Catalan, Finnish, Danish and Spanish.

In only 5 years, Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux-based
operating system in the world with millions of users. Did you ever
wondered how the Ubuntu development works? Do you want to know how to
get involved yourself? You can get more information about Ubuntu
Developer Week here.


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Free/Open Source Jobs : http://fossjobs.in


Interesting internship at IIT Bombay

Summer Internship

Poster -> http://www.scilab.in/files/workshop_materials/Poster-HiRes.pdf
Or http://www.scilab.in/files/workshop_materials/Poster-LowRes.pdf
Website -> http://www.scilab.in/Textbook_Companion_Internship

Summer internship for the Textbook companion project

The FOSSEE textbook companion project is part of the FOSSEE project at
IIT Bombay. This project is handled by the following professors at IIT

Prabhu Ramachandran (Aerospace Engg Dept), Kannan Moudgalya (Chemical
Engg Dept), Madhu Belur (Electrical Engg Dept), Mani Bhushan (Chemical
Engg Dept), PSV Nataraj (Systems and Control).

Textbook companion summer internship project can be taken up by
students in various colleges who want to undertake a summer internship
at IIT Bombay. The project will involve a teacher of the student (from
the same college) who has taught the subject for at least one or two
years. The teacher will guide the student through the project and will
be responsible for the student's submissions.

The procedure is as follows:

You should know or learn Scilab. Resources are provided here.

For use of any package (other than scilab) you should contact us
separately at contact@scilab.in.
You should propose three books in order of your preference using the
proposal form available at this link (you have to register in order
to access the proposal form).

You must ensure that the book you are proposing has not been completed
under this project or is currently being undertaken under this project
by someone else, (click Completed Books and Books in Progress to see
the respective lists). We will try to tentatively allot one of the
three proposed book. To see examples of the books that have already
been worked upon, visit Completed Books

Please note that the last date for sending codes of one typical
chapter is now extended to 18th March, 2011

It is suggested that you propose the book as early as possible and do
not wait for the last date as your favourite book may get assigned to
someone else.

After we receive your proposal (from the form in item 2 above), we
will respond within a day about which book is tentatively allotted to
you. After tentative allotment, you will submit to us all the codes
for one typical chapter within five days of the allotted book. Fill
the proposal form keeping this 5-days-constraint in mind. The
procedure and format for submitting the codes will be informed by

If you will submit correct and good quality codes then your allotment
will be final with that book. You will be intimated about the approval
or disapproval for your proposal via email within 2 days. If you are
selected then your name along with the textbook proposed will appear
in Books in Progress.

After the final allotment you will start coding of the examples of
entire book in your college itself. You are required to send your
progress/codes to us every week at textbook@scilab.in. Also send the
same to your college teacher. (Note: Lack of regularity on your part
may force us to cancel your internship and the project will assigned
to another intern.)

Simultaneously, you should fill the IITB registration form (Link will
be made available soon on the website) and post it to us.

The time-frame for completion of the book coding will be decided
between you, your college teacher and us.

You will come to IIT Bombay for one week to carry out the changes
suggested by the reviewer. The exact dates for coming to IIT Bombay
will depend upon

Your Vacation
Availability of accommodation at IIT Bombay
Completion of the book
Review of the book

Candidates who finish the report as per specified procedures at the
end of their one week stay here in IIT Bombay will get a certificate:

"Certified that the work completed is equivalent to six weeks of
training under the supervision of the faculty of IIT Bombay".

You will be given an honorarium of Rs. 10,000 for completing this work
and Rs. 5,000 to your college teacher.

For details please click here

You will have to pay all other expenses. For example, some are travel
to and from IIT, boarding and lodging, and internship registration
fees: This will be intimated.

For more details about the Textbook Companion Project, please click here.

For any further query or clarification, please contact us at the
following email address: