PACMAN! the package manager of Archlinux

Before discussing what the Pacman is, I want  to give a brief information about the Package Manager.

Package Manager is is a collection of software tools to automate the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing software packages for our operating system in a consistent manner. It typically maintains a database of software dependencies and version information to prevent software mismatches and missing pre-requisites. The open source community said that ‘ it is the biggest advancement in LINUX’. It’s functions are the following:

– Verify correct and complete packages

– Upgrading softwares with latest versions

– Grouping of packages by function

– Managing dependencies to ensure a package is installed with all the packages required

And now, lets proceed to PACMAN, pacman is the Archlinux package manager.  It  is one of the main features of Arch Linux. It combines a simple binary package format with an easy-to-use build system . The goal of pacman is to make it possible to easily manage packages, whether they are from the official Arch repositories or the user’s own builds. Pacman keeps the system up to date by synchronizing package lists with the master server. This server/client model also allows you to download/install packages with a simple command, complete with all required dependencies.

To know more about the pacman, just type the command ”  sudo man pacman ”  in your terminal

 

Experience KahelOS using USB as your installer!

If you are using Linux, execute the file using terminal command line

We want to make our life easier, so why burn Operating System installers in CD and DVD if you can use your USB thumbdrives as your installer.

UNetbootin or Universal Netboot installer allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for different Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on both Windows and Linux. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you’ve already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn’t on the list. This method of getting a live install to a USB drive is the simplest available using Unetbootin. All we have to do is USB thumbdrive with minimum capacity of 4gb and formatted as FAT32.

We can download the UNetboot in http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

After downloading succesfully, you may now open the application. Just type the command sudo unetboootin, then Enter your Password for administrative rights to run the file.

 

The UNetbootin pop-up on your screen.

Then choose the Diskimage option. Note: You need a CD image (ISO) file of KahelOS.

You may download at http://sourceforge.net/projects/kahelos/?source=directory.

Specify the KahelOS CD image (ISO) file to load.

This is the file you’ve downloaded from the link above.

Once you have chosen the CD image file of your KahelOS Installer, at the bottom,

choose the USB Drive on the drop down menu then click “OK”.

Make sure that your USB Thumbdrive is plugged in on your PC.

You have to wait while your files are extracted and copy to your USB Drive

and this created the bootable LIVE USB Drive Installer for your KahelOS Linux Desktop Edition.

Reboot your system after the Intallation completed.

To Install KahelOS using your Live USB Drive, it is important that the First Boot Up Device of your PC is the USB drive.How will you manage to do that? While your PC is restarting, press Delete to set up your BIOS.Use the Arrow Down Key to select the First Boot Up then press Enter and select USB FDD. Press F10 to SAVE the Set Up. Reboot again your system and wait until your Live USB drive boot up. Then select Install KahelOS in the option. This will head you up to the Easy Click Installation of your KahelOS. This image will show up on the screen.

And that’s it! You can now install KahelOS in your personal computers.

The Come Back!

This is it!It’s Summer time/OJT time..

This is the great come back that I have been waiting for, after a one long year, I’m back in 8layer Technologies Inc to continue my journey as a trainee. So the question is why did I choose the same company for my On-the-Job training,so let me give you a short background about this company that I’m dying to  work,and the people who called themselves as 8liens that I’m dying to work with.

Last year me and my classmates were looking for a Linux-based company for our first OJT, and the search leads us to this company that I’m talking about, 8Layer Technologies Inc uses their very own LINUX distro for their servers and workstations, And I was so  amazed the first time I saw and browse the Kahel OS—-Desktop OS that is a Linux Distro Based from Arch Linux+GNOME. Their idea for this distro is not  just to produce another distro, but a distro that innovated on having a server and desktop OS with effortless updates of applications, a distro that will shake and blow your personal computers! And this time they have different versions of it. I chose to apply again as a trainee because I can say that I really learned a lot, not just in the technical part but as a better person also.

Just a while ago, we had our orientation with Sir Meric (CEO/CTO), Mam Deng and the rest of the gang/new trainees. Sir Meric discussed the company’s vision,what the company is all about and the goal of the rest of the team/8liens. They are not like the other companies that only care about the money, but they care about the TIME,PEOPLE,and IT WORLD! He also discussed about the Open Source/FOSS since 8Layer is a Linux-based company. So much learning with  just a short period of time.

The words that really stick in my mind, and inspire me to work more, learn more and share more!

-Bend without breaking

-Ease up but never step back

-Prepare,  Advance and Conquer

-Agility IT for everyone

and last but not the least

-Competence, Maturity and Innovation

I would like to share with you all this things, the experience and learnings that I am going through, because Learning  is all about Sharing!

http://www.8layertech.com/

http://www.kahelos.org/

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