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Difference Between Ubuntu and Fedora

Ubuntu and Fedora are two distributions of Linux that are being distributed for free as open source software.

Fedora is a very popular linux distribution for desktops but it has been superseded by the meteoric rise of Ubuntu due to its user friendly interfaces. Fedora uses the “Red Hat” style, using RPM packages. RPMs are less standardized, so package breakage is more common. Also, RPMs cannot track their dependencies automatically, so you will experience “RPM hell” easily if you are not careful.

Ubuntu aims to make it easier to switch to a Linux based system for ordinary PC users with minimal problems. It also minimizes the need for typing into a command prompt and moves the majority of operations into a graphical interface like the Synaptic package manager. Ubuntu uses the “Debian” style, with DEB packages.

Although both are linux but Ubuntu and Fedora differ mainly in their package management methods. These are similar but incompatible with each other.

Installation: This is a little bit less important but might impact users is the installer.

Ubuntu has a very small installer as it does not come with a lot of packages. After installation, it prompts the user to check online for additional packages that might be needed for the OS to run at optimum or just any package that the user might want or need.

Fedora, on the other hand,  installers often have a lot of packages that you can choose from during installation, meaning bigger file sizes for the installer itself.

Summary:

  1. Fedora is based on Red Hat.
    while Ubuntu is based on Debian
  2. Ubuntu is a more popular linux distribution than Fedora.
  3. Ubuntu is easier for beginners to learn as compare to Fedora.
  4. Ubuntu uses DEB packages.
    while Fedora uses RPM packages and are incompatible with each other.
  5. Fedora installers often have a lot of packages while Ubuntu only has a minimal amount and downloads the rest from the internet.
  6. It is easier to find packages for servers with Fedora than with Ubuntu.
  7. It’s easier to install proprietary software in Ubuntu than with Fedora.
  8. Ubantu has friendly user interface. It comes with necessary sofwares to work as desktop OS.
  9. Fedora Core is the new version of Red Hat Linux. It is used for server purpose. It has great support also. RedHat is version used for server purposes. It is not that use friendly like Ubuntu.

CD/DVD Burning Softwares

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InfrarecorderInfraRecorder_icon

A free and open source CD burning tool for Windows that allows you to burn your CD/DVD, the software has an easy to use interface, and it has numerous features available with it. One of its prominent features allows you to burn dual-layer DVDs.

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ImgBurn75px-ImgBurn_logo

Small application that makes CD/DVD writing simple. ImgBurn is available for Windows and can be run on Linux using wine. This is small software that lets you burn different types of discs with much ease.

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Nero Burningnero_burning

Robust and most popular CD/DVD writing tool for multiple platforms that offers very rich features with it. Its complete installation is fairly huge, but you can customize the features installed with it so that it suits best to your needs.

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CDBurnerXP120px-Cdbxpp_logo

CDBurnerXP is a Windows based free utility for burning CD/DVD. The software is free to use for everyone. This software lets you burn your discs with easy, you can burn any type of CD like audio disc, data disc and disc images. This utility requires .Net 3.5.

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MacBurnmacburn

CD/DVD burning software for Mac platform that offers many features to burn your required data on CD’s and DVD’s.

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Roxio Creatorroxio_burning

An easy to use CD/DVD burner with many advanced features bundled with it, available in two different editions, one is the basic one and other is ‘Pro’. Roxio Creator is available for Windows & Mac OSx.

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Windows Tips

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How to Delete Hidden Windows Software?

Windows XP hides some system software which you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can get it and make it disgorge everything.

Step 1:  Open Notepad and Open a f ile from c:\windows\inf\sysoc.inf
Step 2:  Search for the word ‘hide’ and remove it.

You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel,  Select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable.

Virus: Olympic Torch Hoax [Sophos] – “Invitation”

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If you receive a mail called “invitation”, though sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately.

The Olympic Torch Hoax is being spread through email. It has been reported that the following text of the hoax may differ slightly in the various messages going around. This hoax email includes the following warning: Subject: Invitation. This virus does not exist.

You should be alert during the next days:
Do not open any message with an attached filed called “Invitation” regardless of who sent it . It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which “burns” the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive a mail called “invitation”, though sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately.This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

Windows & Software Files to control different operations – Part III

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You can write command in run and enter; you will see the operation will work as mentioned in the list below

Operation Command
Quicktime (If Installed) QuickTime.cpl
Quicktime Player (if installed) quicktimeplayer
Real Player (if installed) realplay
Regional Settings intl.cpl
Registry Editor regedit or regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook rasphone
Remote Desktop mstsc
Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
Security Center wscui.cpl
Services services.msc
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows shutdown
Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game spider
SQL Client Configuration cliconfg
System Configuration Editor sysedit
System Configuration Utility msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x
System Information msinfo32
System Properties sysdm.cpl
Task Manager taskmgr
TCP Tester tcptest
Telnet Client telnet
Time and Date Properties timedate.cpl
Tweak UI (if installed) tweakui
User Account Management nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager utilman
Windows Address Book wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility wabmig
Windows Backup Utility (if installed) ntbackup
Windows Explorer explorer
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player wmplayer
Windows Messenger msmsgs
Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected) wiaacmgr
Windows System Security Tool syskey
Windows Update Launches wupdmgr
Windows Version (to show which version of windows) winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard tourstart

How to use

Step 1: Click on Start Button
Step 2: Select Run
Step 3: Write your command
Step 4: Press Enter

Windows & Software Files to control different operations – Part II

You can write command in run and enter; you will see the operation will work as mentioned in the list below

Operation Command
Iexpress Wizard iexpress
Indexing Service ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard icwconn1
Internet Explorer iexplore
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard inetwiz
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /setclassid
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections) ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) ipconfig /renew
Java Control Panel (If Installed) javaws
Java Control Panel (If Installed) jpicpl32.cpl
Keyboard Properties control keyboard
Local Security Settings secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows logoff
Malicious Software Removal Tool mrt
Microsoft Access (if installed) access.cpl
Microsoft Chat winchat
Microsoft Excel (if installed) excel
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed) frontpg
Microsoft Movie Maker moviemk
Microsoft Paint mspaint
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) powerpnt
Microsoft Syncronization Tool mobsync
Microsoft Word (if installed) winword
Minesweeper Game winmine
Mouse Properties control mouse
Mouse Properties main.cpl
Nero (if installed) nero
Netmeeting conf
Network Connections control netconnections
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
Notepad notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) ac3filter.cpl
Outlook Express msimn
Paint pbrush
Password Properties password.cpl
Performance Monitor perfmon or perfmon.msc
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer dialer
Pinball Game pinball
Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes control printers
Printers Folder printers
Private Character Editor eudcedit

How to use

Step 1: Click on Start Button
Step 2: Select Run
Step 3: Write your command
Step 4: Press Enter

Windows & Software Files to control different operations

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You can write command in run and enter; you will see the operation will work as mentioned in the list below

Operation Command
Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard accwiz
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools control admintools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed) acrobat
Adobe Designer (if installed) acrodist
Adobe Distiller (if installed) acrodist
Adobe ImageReady (if installed) imageready
Adobe Photoshop (if installed) photoshop
Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
Calculator calc
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Character Map charmap
Check Disk Utility chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer clipbrd
Command Prompt cmd
Component Services dcomcnfg
Computer Management compmgmt.msc
Control Panel control
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
DDE Shares ddeshare
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr
Disk Defragment dfrg.msc
Disk Management diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager diskpart
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) control color
Display Properties control desktop
Display Properties desk.cpl
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility verifier
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
Files and Settings Transfer Tool migwiz
Findfast findfast.cpl
Firefox (if installed) firefox
Folders Properties control folders
Fonts control fonts
Fonts Folder fonts
Free Cell Card Game freecell
Game Controllers joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game mshearts
Help and Support helpctr
HyperTerminal hypertrm

How to use

Step 1: Click on Start Button
Step 2: Select Run
Step 3: Write your command
Step 4: Press Enter