Sunday, February 27, 2011

The GNU C++ Compiler

There is always some trouble when you want to compile your C++ code on a Linux PC.But this is not anymore.Here is what you have to do:
1.Download the g++ package.Its advisable to use the software center for a direct link to the repository.
2.Once the application has installed successfully it will have a checked emblem thats green in color.
3.Run your IDE.If you are using Eclipse there is no need to configure manually but if you are on Netbeans this is a must.What to do is:compile your source file,then a dialog box will appear and you will be required to point to the directory that has your compiler or alternatively just click restore defaults and Netbeans will search the compiler for you.You should also note that eclipse and Netbeans uses the JRE(Java Runtime Environment).

Nice times and success with your c/c++ code

...experience flexibility


Friday, February 25, 2011

The third meeting

24th February 2011

It's the third meeting of the semester and a zeal in the club is taking up. Several technical presentations and many conferences. Some of the items discussed in the during the meeting are:
The VM ware:
Presented by Jotham an active member of the club. Its a supplemental to the common virtual box. Its a light weight application that helps to run several Operating Systems. Its cool try it out. JLUG ….experience flexibility.

Remastering your Linux Kernel
An intuitive presentation by Antony Nderitu a CT student just let it go with the total customization of your Linux. The test case system is Open SUSE.
Your destrol in Fedora.
All its packages are online
Its developer package is called reviser.
Some packages are open while others are hidden totally for instance:
The Anaconda
The Kernel
Your destrol in SUSE
First get an ID from
Create an account either a novel or an ID
Fill the credentials
Wait for a reply ID and one is let to get to the SUSE studio

What is SUSE studio:
It's a developer suit that helps one to create a something of your own
It helps beginners to select the basic packages.

Some of the items to customize are
The boot image.
Your desktop

Since Linux is not licensed to distribute some packages,one to get them the respective packages from the repository

The destrol can be tested online through the use of a flash player. If one is not happy with the destrol one can re-customize and include other items.
What happens:
Check the destrol boot.
Interact with destrol for a time limit of one hour.
A destrol that he has made includes
Qt developer toolkit
Sm player
….and much more

….experience flexibility
The weekly events.
*ihub Mobile Monday
A presentation by Microsoft about cloud computing
Encouragement to the attendants to join the imagine competition whose finals will be held in New York
A challenge to the willing contestants to develop AI(Artificial Intelligence) applications and technologies geared to network sensing technologies.

Upcoming events for the month of March
On 1st March Tuesday Microsoft will be at JKUAT venue SCC 100
The open day is now on schedule and participants are being encouraged to register

Great thanks to:
Ken for his projector
Antony Nderitu for his remastering presentation
Jotham for his VM presentation
All the members for attending the meeting

...experience flexibility
JLUG 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

On the second meeting

The JLUG meeting on Thursday, February 10 2011


Lets welcome the IP v6 join Google, Facebook and other major big Internet companies to ushering in the new range of Internet address June 6th 2011.

Operating systems and their softwares:

Linux operating systems software from the link.

Upcoming events:

Microsoft Imaginecup at *ihub on 21st Monday.

A mapping event for the ladies at *ihub on

Saturday the 12th .It is good practice for members to sign up on-line. This is for continuous updating of the events that are to be held. Members are send electronic tickets in a portable document format(PDF).

Linux mobile classes next semester. Plans on the classes are being planned.

The request and registration for the expo projects is on.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


A new year is has come!. Our first meeting of the year was held on 3rd feb. during this meeting we laid out our goals and ambitions for the semester and 2011.
. Some of the issues discussed included:
                i).The club’s main purpose  for this semester will include:
                                a).Organizing an open day to popularize the club and the use of Linux.
This will focus on solving general pc problems regardless of the operating system that a user is using.
Helping users to configure and install Linux on their systems for the to have a dual boot
                                b).Gathering projects for the expo of the year.
Tech expo 2011 is here and preparations have to start early. It has been urged that any of the members who has a project to register with any of the officials. The tech expo last year was a successful one and all it has now become an arena where developers come to show case their talent and programming skills.
This is another major show case of cutting edge applications developed by students for the students to solve problems in the campus in a technological way. If you  have a project you can register with any of the officials or check out the actualize Blog for more details.