Facebook Unblocked but are people really using it?

News, Pakistan
Facebook is unblocked as per latest verdict from Lahore High Court but I find many people not using the popular social networking website. I have even seen many foreign friends leaving facebook and publishing email addresses to stay in touch via email. Updated at: 1027 PST, Monday, May 31, 2010 LAHORE: A Pakistani court on Monday ordered authorities to restore access to Facebook, nearly two weeks after the popular social networking website was blocked nationwide in a row over blasphemy. Justice Ejaz Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court issued the directive, reversing a May 19 order on the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to block Facebook over "blasphemous" drawings of Prophet Mohammed on the website. "Restore Facebook. We don't want to block access to information," Chaudhry told the court. A contest…
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Build-Essentials in CentOS?

CentOS, How to, Linux, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Ubuntu
If you are like me, you may be doing this to install essential build libraries to compile something from source [code]# wrong method yum install build-essential[/code] :) Build essential is a Ubuntu / Debian package. On CentOS, you need to do this [code]yum groupinstall "Development Tools"[/code] Warning: This will install all development tools approx 49 packages closing to 65MB
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Linode is Blazzing Fast

Personal, Thoughts
I asked my client to buy a Linode for some testing purposes and I tried it for the first time. I must say, Linode is blazzing fast. Downloads are touching 8M/sec and speed, performance is as if its running on a VM on my local system. Update: Now its been almost a month running Linode and I strongly recommend this VPS company.
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Good bye CentOS! Hello Ubuntu

CentOS, Linux, PHP, Reviews, Tips and Tricks, Ubuntu
Its been about almost more then two years since I have been playing with CentOS on many different platforms etc. Its very stable but on the other hand, PHP/MySQL updates are very hard to get and still PHP is 5.1.6. I tried EPEL repo and it updated PHP to 5.3.1 but still there were conflicts with stuff and many core packages. So, I thought why not move to Ubuntu since it has just announced 10.04LTS (Long Term Support) in April 2010. Folks at iWeb were really nice to do a reinstall without any charges and also process a memory upgrade request at an amazing 50% discount. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Apache 2 version is 2.2.14 PHP version is 5.3.2 MySQL version is 5.1.41-3ubuntu12 SVN (Subversion) version is 1.6.6 As a comparison…
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