2013 in review

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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20 years of Linux (actually 22 years now)

20 years of Linux (actually 22 years now)

20 years of Linux (actually 22 years now)

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views.

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Setting up the Java Dev Environment in Slackware 14 – Part 2

So we have installed the jdk in the Slackware system ( part I ). But for java program development it is not enough, for effective management of code we need to have a good Ides. And two of them are Eclipse and Netbeans.


First Method :

  • Download the Eclipse for Gnu/Linux from here. Choose the appropriate version and type.
  • Extract the downloaded compressed files to the location where you want to install them. You might have to have the admin privileges.for example : if I want to install eclipse in/opt of Slackware ( a good choice to install non default Slackware  programs)
    # cp  /opt
    # cd /opt
    # tar xzvf
  • Change directory ownership to your user/group.
    # chown -R  eclipse
  • Create link in desktop, Menu.
  • Click on the icon and give the workspace directory on start up.
  • Use your Eclipse IDE.

Second Method : There exists links to the sites which provides installers, download them and install eclipse (You might have to have admin rights)

Third Method : Use Slack builds.


  • Download the installer from here , which is a script file.
  • Install Netbeans as admin
    #bash <netbeans.sh>

    and follow the installer window instructions

  • Use Netbeans.

Other Options

There is an editor called JEdit which has plenty of  plugins to empower it for code management.

Happy Slacking guys 🙂