What Makes Debian One of the Most Popular Distros Out There?

Debian is one of the oldest and most popular distributions among the Linux users. There are probably hundreds of distributions which are based on Debian, or others (like Mepis) which are based on distributions which in turn are based on Debian. Although I’m not a Debian developer, I use it for over two years or so, and slowly got to love this OS.

This is not a ‘Debian is better than X’ article, it’s just about Debian alone. So, let’s proceed and see what makes Debian so popular and loved among the Linux users.

Stability. I know as a Debian or Ubuntu (or why not, some other distribution) user you probably heard this a million times. But yes, stability. Debian is renowned for the fact that its ‘stable’ version is always released only if all known critical bugs have been fixed and it’s been stripped from most of the ones with a lower priority. When you install Debian stable you have the certitude that it will not give you a headache, that it is secure and that all the tools and daemons will work the right way. There is a reason for which Debian is used by so many web hosting companies as their preferred Linux distribution for their servers.

Huge community. From a user’s point of view, especially a tech-oriented one, having enough persons from which at least one will know the answer is a blessing. There are the Debian mailing lists, the IRC channels (both the official OFTC one and the Freenode one), the forums. And why not say it, UbuntuForums.org does a great job too in helping Debian. How’s that?, you may ask. Well, Ubuntu is so popular and used by so many people who on the online forums you can get a straight, good answer to a question in minutes. And since Ubuntu is based on Debian, over 90% of the questions which apply for Ubuntu will apply for Debian too.

Good documentation. I’m talking here books and books of official online documentation. We have the Debian Wiki, we have powerful manuals written by professionals, and to list some, here are the New Maintainers’ Guide, the Debian Policy Manual or the Debian Packing Manual.To say nothing about all the third-party help sites, news sites, blogs and articles referring to Debian. This makes Debian a very rich-documented distribution, and knowing help is out there if you do a little reading is a key aspect for any user.

Debian Free Software Guidelines. The social contract is a major aspect which affected how Debian developed and continues to be developed. Debian is one of the distributions which follow a very specific code from which there is no straying. Debian will always be 100% free, it will be open, it will fulfill the community needs and it will respect the free software standards.

Debian fits perfectly both as desktop or as web server. With high security and stability standards, Debian makes the perfect fit for a web server. But Debian comes with over 17,000 from which a huge amount is made by GUI applications, desktop environments and many other user-friendly tools.

And the list goes on. The true power of Debian lies not only in the few points I listed here, but in its users and mentality. Software done this way will always be there, because it relies on an entire community to survive, and as long as the community is there, then so is Debian. A proof to this is that Debian has been around almost since the beginning of Linux, in 1993, when Ian Murdock, founder of Debian, announced the availability of Debian on August 16, and together with Slackware or Red Hat, it is at the top of the pyramid regarding tradition in the Linux world.


The Most Popular Pay-As-You Mobile Phone

Thinking of going for a Pay As You Go Mobile Phones? Not sure which one to go for? Here his a quick review of each of the best selling Pay As You Go mobile phone. These are the most popular handsets people tend to go for when they go shopping for a new pre-paid phone.

Samsung J700

The Samsung J700 has a glossy, mirror like surface with a smooth slide action. It comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera so that you will always be able to catch those special moments. It also has basic video capture and playback facility, Bluetooth an FM radio and MP3 player. Up to 2GB of music can be stored on a microSD card. Weighing just 92g if one of the lightest slider phones available, and at 14.7mm slim it will fit comfortably into your pocket.

Nokia 2610

The Nokia 2610 is a capable mobile when it comes to doing what mobiles do best. With a straight-forward keypad layout and simple Nokia menu system it’s a very easy phone to live with. The 2610 weighs just 91g and has an excellent battery life with up to 5 hours talk time and 10-15 days standby. Although it’s classed as an entry level phone the 2610 looks great and still has a large display with 65,000 colours. It’s also tri-band so you can use it almost anywhere in the world. If you dig deeper into the 2610’s specs you’ll find it has 24 channel polyphonic ringtones and even some MP3 ringtones pre-installed in it’s limited 3MB memory.

Nokia 5310 Xpress Music

The Nokia 5310 Xpressmusic is big on sound and small in the pocket. Weighing just 70g and measuring a slim 9.9mm, the 5310 can store up to 3,000 tunes. The integrated MP3 player has dedicated buttons for play, pause, fwd and rwd. Sound quality is crystal clear and there’s a standard 3.5mm jack plug, you can connect your own headphones without using an adapter. The 5310 also has a built-in FM radio so you can listen to your favourite radio show or a football match while on the move. The 3rd Edition Series 40 user interface is easy to use and contains some useful applications including; email, Opera mini web browser, Nokia Sensor and new games including Snake III and Citybloxx. With the built-in 2 megapixel camera you’ll always be ready to capture any unexpected moments.

Nokia 5800 Xpress Music

The Nokia 5800 Xpress Music has a 3.2 inch touchscreen and the latest S60 interface, especially adapted for touch control. As the XpressMusic name suggests, this is a fantastic music phone. Supporting microSD cards up to 16GB there’s plenty of storage for music and video files. There’s an accelerometer, a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio and a TV out port for viewing videos or playing the built-in games on your big screen. The camera on the Nokia 5800 has 3.2 megapixels and a dual LED flash. This might not sound impressive but it has a high quality Carl Zeiss and that makes all the difference. Photographs are noticeably better compared to those taken with an iPhone or with an older generation cameraphone. The built-in web browser is excellent. The screen renders quickly and web pages can be dragged with a finger swipe or zoomed with a double tap on the screen. The Nokia 5800 has 3G, HSDPA and Wi-Fi. There’s also a built-in GPS receiver and a special touchscreen version of Nokia Maps is pre-installed. Don’t forget it’s also a phone! The on-screen numeric keypad makes dialling easy and there’s a choice of on-screen QWERTY keyboards or handwriting recognition for text input.

Nokia 6300

The Nokia 6300 weighs 91g and measures 106 x 44 x 11.7mm – one of the thinnest phones available from Nokia. The latest Series 60 user interface is easy to use and allows additional software to be installed. With the built-in 2 megapixel camera you’ll always be ready to capture an unexpected moment. Picture quality is above average when compared to other cameraphones in this class. The Nokia 6300 also has a good MP3 player and an FM radio, ideal for when you want to listen to your favourite tunes, a radio show or catch a live sports event while on the move. The Nokia 6300 supports microSD cards for additional memory and it has Bluetooth, a web browser and basic email client. In summary, this is a brilliant mobile phone that is easy to use, functional and adaptable.

Nokia 6500 Classic

The Nokia 6500 Classic is just 9.5mm thick and weighs 95g, which is relatively light for a 3G phone. Similar in size to the more advanced Nokia 6120 classic smartphone, the 6500 classic is the more attractive of the two. It’s rounded edges, chrome trim and clean lines pitch it as a 3G fashion phone. It has a 2 megapixel camera, a built-in MP3 player and a generous 1GB of internal memory. This is a great-looking phone and it’s very easy to use. If you’re looking for something more advanced then you might like to consider the Nokia 6120 classic smartphone, which adds video calling and some other smartphone features. But if you want something less complicated that looks great and still has the benefit of 3G downloads then this could be the phone for you.


Top 10 Most Popular IT Training Courses

Presently, computers are some of the most important resources in every industry. Furthermore, computers are not only in use at the workplace where businesses flourish, but these gadgets have personal applications, which can range from communication to handling various day-to-day tasks. Therefore, having the knowledge and skills to handle computers is very important, and for this, several training courses are available for an individual to be proficient in computer handling.

Below are 10 popular IT training courses to enroll in:

1. TIA certification
2. Microsoft certification
3. Cisco certification
4. ISC2 certification
5. LPI certification
6. Oracle certification
7. ITIL certification
8. SUN certification
9. EMC certification
10. PMI certification

All the courses mentioned above are core to the IT training process. These courses will help anyone in the IT industry to succeed in what he or she is doing. These days, people can hardly get any employment with just basic computer knowledge; one has to have an added advantage over his or her competition.

The top 10 most popular it training courses prepare an individual to be able to handle any challenge that he or she might face while using computers. For instance, the advancement in software and new programs in the market is sure to challenge an individual with only the basic skills; however, with knowledge from the above courses, an individual can handle any computer challenge.

A number of training institutes or schools provide the above courses, and it is even possible to study these courses online, from the comfort of your home. Regardless of whether you are a student in another institution, whether you are working, or you simply want to spend your time in a more productive way, these courses are suitable for you. Choosing which course is best for your case, this will however depend on your individual requirements.

Various sectors highly recommended Microsoft Cisco and if you enroll in this course, you are sure to be investing in the right course. There are programming languages like ORACLE, Java c+ and many more that are a part of the training course.

Even before you are through with your course, you will realize the benefits of taking these courses, especially on a personal level. Therefore, do not waste any time, enroll in the IT course that you will settle for, and become a professional. Your qualifications will immediately place you in a better position in the job market, and chances of you getting a job in your field will greatly increase.