Friday, December 11, 2015

​Microsoft is offering a Linux certification, Not a typo!

LFCS

What? Yes it's true. ​Microsoft is offering a Linux certification on its Azure cloud certification. Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam.
Microsoft Azure on Linux Certification Sale
Microsoft Azure on Linux Certification Sale
It seems true that Microsoft loves Linux! Not really?
Microsoft Loves Linux
Microsoft Loves Linux
Microsoft is a true business machine. They are always looking for business, that's not a bad thing any way :)

What's Linux? And why it matters?

Linux is an OS (operating system) similar to the Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X. Because Linux is open source & free, it is rising gradually i.e see Android or Chromebooks etc.

The IT War Story

The story begins with GNU (GNU's Not Unix!) by Richard Stallman and then Linux by Linux Torvalds. They are combined called GNU/Linux, the free OS mentioned above.
Richard Stallman
Richard Stallman
Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds
Microsoft is mainly closed source software company, their own choice, no offence. They are basically competitors, hence IT war between them. But the scenario is changing now a days. Microsoft has open sourced some its softwares i.e Visual Studio etc. Visit GitHub repositories of Microsoft for details https://github.com/Microsoft

Moral of the story

These signs are good for the Linux & the open source world. By the way, Linux is also available in the stores :P
Linux in the stores :p
Linux in the stores :p

Friday, October 30, 2015

FREE ROSHANTECH POINT OF SALE OPERATING SYSTEM (POS OS) 1

Introduction

I am feeling very proud to announce the freely availability of RoshanTech Point of Sale Operating System (POS OS) 1. It’s Linux based (Linux Mint 17.2) POS OS. POS OS is a Retail Management Solution. RoshanTech POS is browser-based system written in PHP and using MySQL for a database. I think this is first ever open source operating system developed specially for point of sales system (let me know if it’s not).

Modules

  • Sale Management
  • Receiving Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Customer Management
  • Employee Management
  • Reports

Features.

  • It’s Web based
  • Could be accessible from the mobiles
  • Simple interface
  • Easy work flow
  • All the software are configured, you only need to install this OS
  • And More!

Screenshot Tour

Download

Thank you Source Forge for hosting my project. You can download RoshanTech POS OS 1 on following link.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/roshantech-com-pos-os/files/POS-OS-1.iso/download

Popularity

Installation help

Download your version of UNetbooin from http://unetbootin.github.io/ and make live USB using their guide http://unetbootin.github.io/#install

This is already mentioned on my videos tutorial "Learn to Install Linux Operating System (Complete Video Guide in Urdu Language)" "لینکس کمپیوٹر آپریٹنگ سسٹم انسٹال کرنا سیکھیں (اردو میں مکمل ویڈیو گائیڈ)۔".
Following is the installation process
  • Boot with the live USB
  • Before starting the installation
    • Make 2 partitions using GParted software from the menu, follow this link regarding how to partition in Urdu language http://asakpke-urdu.blogspot.com/2012/09/install-zorinubuntumintdebianlinux-os.html or this English one http://gparted.org/display-doc.php?name=help-manual#gparted-resize-partition
    • One for POS OS 1, type ext4. POS partition could be 5 GB but 10 GB or more is recommended
    • One for swap, type swap. Swap partition could be double of your RAM but not more than 2 GB
  • Start installation by clicking icon ‘Install RoshanTech POS OS 1 on your hard disk’
  • Click ‘System Install’
  • Enter Full name, username, password and host name
  • Next step is very crucial, be careful. You are going to select POS partition
    • Click the partition made for POS OS 1
    • Select the mount point ‘/’
    • Select file system ‘ext4’
    • Tick format if required
    • Click ‘Change partition settings’ button with green colored icon (← symbol on it)
  • Now select Swap partition
    • Click the partition made for swap
    • Select the mount point ‘SWAP’
    • Click ‘Change partition settings’ button with green colored icon (← symbol on it)
  • Click ‘Next’
Watch this video for more help but follow above procedure https://youtu.be/Aie2xRR0w1Y?t=3m33s or this for Pakistani people http://playit.pk/watch?v=Aie2xRR0w1Y

Live System Credentials

Linux Operating System Username: roshantech-com
Password: roshantech.com
Point of Sale Username: admin
Password: roshantech.com

System Requirements

Pentium 4 (P4) system
512 RAM
5 GB Hard disk
Monitor/LCD
Keyboard
Mouse
etc i.e Bar-code reader etc

Proud of

This POS OS is proud of followings
  • It’s proud of Attock city
  • It’s proud of Punjab
  • It’s proud of Pakistan

Support

Paid support is available at Rs.500/month or 5$/month.

Donations

Am I doing something good? Contact me for donations.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Allah for this achievement.

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