Linux for busy people

For people who always wanted to try out Linux but never had the time or the energy ( or courage to risk  moving to a Linux only environment) here is a great application which allows you to keep Linux as well as Windows for double booting environment . You need 256 mb ram and 5 gb hard disk and you are good to go. It is a single click download and install to try out Ubuntu Linux and it preserves your Windows too.

If you wanted to try out R with Linux , then it is an easy way out for you ( and me).

Saves quite a lot of money per desktop per OS and per office productivity software.

Sounds good to be true well the site is

Here are some screenshots courtesy of the site itself-

Ubuntu Desktop Preview

And if you need to install your favorite applications (like R , Subversion) and don’t want to command line your way the solution is quite simple It is called Synaptic and it is free and downloadable here

Compression Tips

1) Stuck with Huge Datasets in SAS.

Use SAS Code,

Options compress=yes

2)Stuck with huge datasets in UNIX Space.

Use compress “filename.extension”

3) Huge data in Windows- Use the following utility

Use 7 Zip.Open source

You don’t need to register or pay for 7-Zip.