How to install NDISwrapper on ubuntu

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NDISwrapper LogoWhat id NDISwrapper? Knowing that many vendors don’t release the technical specifications of some of their products, the Linux community finds very difficult to not say impossible the development of drivers. However, there is always a way to go around problems, there NDISwrapper becomes handy. The NDISwrapper project uses Windows kernel API and NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) to make our not supported peripherals run on Linux. NDISwrapper is natively made to be used with wireless cards not supported on our Linux Box but surprisingly enough will run far more than that.

How to install NDISwrapper on ubuntu: very easy using the Synaptic Package Manager, start the package manager, root password and make a search for ndiswrapper-common, mark for installation and install,(it should install as a dependency ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 if it doesn’t make a search and install that too).

Done.

What we need to do now is install our Windows drivers in our ubuntu Linux and enjoy the use of windows peripherals on Linux.

If you find difficult or not understand how to install windows drivers with NDISwrapper this is a fairly explicative article on how to install them.

Google and the mith of the Pagerank

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If we look at the traffic of websites, specially blogs, the main source of users is Google. Webmasters are now obsessed about how to reach the best placements on google’s page results and there are misterius theories about how to reach the first place and the best pagerank. Google its been around for quite a while now and the strategy to reach the best page ranks is always been a secret. Any company (especially internet companies) with a good ranking and appropriate keywords have more traffic to their sites, therefore more people look at their products and so there are more potential buyers. Big responsability for Google and its PageRank is to direct people to the right direction, so to the best contents. Reading on the internet, SEO blogs think there are so many tools to make a website a SEO website, my idea is very different. Researching on the web for the best pageranks I have noticed a few things that made all SEO blogs theories fool, there are pages on websites pageranked 8 without the <html> initialisation tag. Is that enough? NO? OK go and look at the source code of Webmasters Tools of Google, There is no DOCTYPE, no meta, no description, is that possible? Yes, Simple. Google has always said what their aim is to make code and machines be as humans, with statistical softwares google’s crawlers analyse the web looking not just for new sites for mainly for good contents. No wonder Wikipedia has huge rankings. The second thing that Google takes in consideration is: if this site has good contents, other people will read them and link to them, that’s why backlinks are considered important, important but not indispensable.

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Se diamo una sguardo al traffico dei siti web, specialmente a blogs, la principale risorsa di traffico è Google. I webmaster sono ossessionati su come raggiungere i migliori piazzamenti sulle pagine dei risultati di Google e si sono ultimamamente sviluppate misteriose teorie su come raggiungere il primo posto ed il migliore PageRank. Google è ormai in giro da un bel pò e le strategie di piazzamento sono sempre state un segreto. Qualsiasi compagnia specialmente compagnie internet con un buon pagerank ed appropriate keyword hanno un ritorno in traffico sui loro siti, più traffico per loro vuol dire più gente che vede i loro prodotti quindi più potenziali clienti. Grande responsabilità per google ed il suo Pagerank è dirigere utenti nel posto giusto quindi nel posto con i migliori e più appropriati contenuti. Leggendo su Internet, mi sono perso nel mare di tool che vengono proposti da SEOBlogs. Una ricerca sul web però mi è bastata a rendermi conto che tante sono solo storie. Surfando alla ricerca di pagine web con i migliori pagerank mi sono imbattuto in pagine senza tag d’iniziazione <html> con un pagerank 8! Un’altro semplice esempio è il sito webmasters tools di google stesso che non possiede DOCTYPE, niente meta e nessuna description. Google ha da sempre descritto il suo ruolo sul web, cercare di rendere una macchina cosciente di ciò che legge, i loro software statistici analizzano contenuti sul web e seguendo una serie di standard selezionano i migliori contenuti per i migliori ranking. Altra cosa che Google pensa è: se un sito ha dei buoni contenuti, altre persone li leggeranno e li citeranno nei loro siti, svelata la teoria di google sui backlink, per la teoria sui contenuti ed i Page Rank? Buoni contenuti!

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How to trackback and pingback on wordpress

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Having been interested in the discussion options allowed by wordpress I found an article/tutorial on optiniche.com that allowed me to understand far better the discussion options of my wordpress intallation. Trackback and pings are an extraordinary opportunity to drive traffic and new interesting users to your blog. Trackbacks are normally used while writing a new post, if we cite or broad a subject argued in another blog we can trackback to allow the first owner of the article to read what we have written allowing an actual discussion through comments and posts that may lead to finding new people with common interests but not just, we can actually make an actual exchange of users between two or more blogs with similar subjects, that means good interested users and better comments, therefore better blogs.

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Essendomi di recente interessato alle opzioni di discussione presenti nella piattaforma wordpress ho trovato un’articolo su optiniche.com che mi ha fatto capire meglio le potenzialità della mia piattaforma wordpress. I trackback ed i ping sono una straordinaria opportunità per creare traffico e nuovi interessanti user su i nostri blog. I trackback sono normalmente utilizzati al momento di scrivere un nuovo post, se citiamo or ampliamo un argomento trattato in un’altro blog possiamo fare un trackback che farà sapere a chi ha scritto l’articolo che noi lo abbiamo citato, questo ci permette di creare una discussione tramite commenti e post che ci porta ad avere un utenza con interessi comuni, ma non solo, si può creare uno scambio di user e migliori commenti, quindi migliori blog.

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Python & Java stability or productivity

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Programmers are generally far more productive using python rather than Java. Studies have tried to make a general count of how much is more productive? More productive is between 5 and 10 times.

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The amount of code written by python coders compared to the one written by java developers is between 60 and 65% less, this may lead to improvement of results during the actual development of a software and would reduce to minimum the problem of bugs. On the other hand the process of compiling java source code may help substantially the development of applications whith “less” bugs trying to spend less time on the testing phase of the software, that may lead to an improvement of the satisfaction of the client with consequent gain in profits.

Libraries with java or custom development with Python

What python programmers find mainly difficult in making software using Java is the enormous amount of core and libraries documentation, a python programmer generally makes he’s own libraries of code that he evolves during he’s experience as a developer. What Java programmers find difficult using Python as a programming language is the tiny amount of built-in libraries, and the actual code that you need to give instructions to a machine; sometimes it may too small and it could become actually not easily comprehensible.Other main reason to choose one or the other may be related to the typology of data to handle in the software, in fact while java has a really restricted set of values to follow during the development and if an error is encountered the compiler will not make the executable (this may lead to programmer frustration personally experienced) python has not any problem storing in a variable an integer or a string, this python freedom however may create security lacks if not handled properly.

The choice between such different programming languages has to be considered on the base of the team, the job, the client and the time at disposal. Python applications may be, either unconsciously, connected to fast development and efficient software with long testing, Java applications are connected to stable long-term projects with smaller testing periods but longer development.

Java is a product of Sun Microsystems, to download java follow the link: … Java technology