Monday, February 8, 2010

Amarok Vs Xine

I am a fedora(fedora 10 GNOME) user and like many others installed amarok as my music player.
It was working fine but some time back it started giving me bugs instead of music.
I searched fedora forums and every post was helpful but it just didn't solve my problem. Amarok was still showing an idle window even after opening a  music file for the nth time.
So i tried out xine and till now it is working fine. More than fine i should say.Right now the only thing I ask myself is 'why didn't I do it earlier?'

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I knoe the title evokes frustration, anger and other inexplicable emotions from anybody who has used a pendrive  ;nay! used a computer. Even for a linux user this virus is a big headache because removing this involves going to every folder and deleting them. Imagine the trouble i took to delete them from 37 (yes thirty seven only/-)folders and subfolders!
So with a friends help I found out an easier way to remove these wretched %@#$^&* (you know what i mean). By the way this script works only in linux. Windows users - get a good antivirus!
Failure is not an option -- it comes bundled with Windows.
So let me get to the point now. Follow these instructions (at your own risk ;))
step1. open your terminal
step2. type the following command
find -name “*\ .exe” -exec rm -rf {} \; 
    note that there is a space between '\' and '.exe'.
step3. go home!
Thats it! Enjoy!