BIND 9.7.2-P2 is now released

Valic —  September 30, 2010 — Leave a comment

   BIND 9.7.2-P2 is a maintenance release for BIND 9.7.

   This document summarizes changes from BIND 9.7.1 to BIND 9.7.2-P2.
   Please see the CHANGES file in the source code release for a complete
   list of all changes.


   The latest release of BIND 9 software can always be found on our web
   site at There you will find
   additional information about each release, source code, and some
   pre-compiled versions for certain operating systems.

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Ofris is an application which serves to lock the system or freeze. Or in other words Ofris is a application similar to Deep Freeze that runs on Linux operating system.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ofris-en

How to run Ofris:
open a terminal and run :


And then select what you want to do, freeze the system for this user or for another user.
You can later unfreeze the system the same way.

Wine 1.3.3 Brings Various New Features

Valic —  September 18, 2010 — 1 Comment

While new Wine development snapshots are generally released on a bi-weekly basis with the release almost always taking place on a Friday.

Wine 1.3.3 release came out today on a Saturday. The Wine 1.3.3 release has a variety of fixes and other improvements:

What’s new in this release (see below for details):

  - Improved support for right-to-left text.
  - Support for CMYK JPEG images.
  - Beginnings of a Game Explorer implementation.
  - Improved 64-bit support in MSI.
  - Stub inetcpl control panel applet.
  - A number of fixes to crypto support.
  - Translation updates.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

You will find documentation on

You can also get the current source directly from the git
repository. Check for details.

Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.

Alien converts between the rpm, deb and Slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from another distribution than the one you have installed on your system, you can use alien to convert it to your preferred package format and install it.

Installation :

apt-get install alien


Use the following  to install your rpm file :

alien -i rpm_file_to_install.rpm

Converting rpm file to deb:

alien -k rpm_file_to_convert.rpm

Then you will need to use the following command to install the deb file resulted :

dpkg -i name_of_created_deb_file.deb

Linux machines are  aware in the case of security. This extra security may sometimes become a headache for simple linux users.

For example, if u have separate partitions or hard drives , every time you have to mount those when required.The time-saving solution is to mount such media permanently.

Firstly to tell Debian where to find the mount and where you want it mounted. Secondly, to create the folder within Debian’s recognised file structure to house the mounted media. After you perform this configuration, your backup folder on a secondary disk can be accessed from within your /home/user folder.

1. Open the fstab file that controls your mounts:

nano etc/fstab

2.Find out the name of partition that you are planning to mount . It lists recognized partition tables:

fdisk -l

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