Gentoo, Knoppix and Linux Console Screenshots

Finally I decided to try a few distro\’s that I downloaded with Beldi.

1) Gentoo: Quite Small distribution. Did not configure my DHCP address and also did not start a X window also so did not try too much.

\"gentoo\" \"gentoo2\"

2) Knoppix: Well known for its recovery functions, the Live CD does discover all the hardware and boots pretty nicely to the X windows directly with the ethernet configured.
I specially liked the fact that the boot up to X window theme looked quite similar and the background did not change which is quite soothing. And no doubt the desktop background included by default is quite good.

\"knoppix\" \"knoppix2\"

The applications installed by default is also quite interesting and largely covers the requirements for most of the users, I believe. Few scneenshots of the same.

\"knoppix3\"

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3) Linux Console:
A Live CD with couple of games. Otherwise quite small distribution.

\"Linux \"Linux

Installing Sofware on Linux, easier and finding alternates.

There are already some great blogs on this, why write another one. Let me just point you to the best one here.

Here are sites that will help you find the alternative to your favourite Windows programs:

1) http://www.osalt.com/

2) http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Linux_software_equivalent_to_Windows_software

3) http://www.linuxalt.com/

Last access time for file

The C program will print the last access time for the file.

This is quite helpfull program when you want to find old files. Modifying the source to take the filename as argument and take multiple arguments is left as an exercise.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <time.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
int main(void)
{
    char datestring[80];
    struct  stat a;
    //int fd = open(\"ak\",O_RDONLY);
    if (stat (\"iptc.c\", &a) == -1) {
        perror(\"stat\");
        printf (\" Error\");
        return;
    }
    printf (\" Last Access Time is %s\", ctime(&a.st_atime));
    printf (\" Last Access Time is %s\", a.st_atime);
}