Install PIP on CentOS 7

Python is widely used programing language and pip is the tool need to install different python packages.

Before you go ahead check if you have pip installed by using command below.
$ pip --version pip 9.0.1 from /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages (python 2.7)
You can install pip in multiple ways on CentOS. I will discuss here two ways to install pip. 

Install PIP using yup

Update the packages first, just to be updated.
$ yum -y update Once update is complete, you can run below command to install the pip. 

$ yum -y install python-pip If you get error, did not found anything to install python-pip then you need to enable Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository, as python-pip is part of EPEL repo. If you don't want to enable EPEL repo then you can use other installation method.

Install PIP using curl

First step is to download the python script to install pip. 
$ curl "" -o "" Once the script is downloaded you can run…

Setup python 2.7 on CentOS 7

Python is most commonly used development and scripting tool. You can setup Python on CentOS by multiple ways.

Setup Python using Yum

This is simplest method to install development tools on CentOS. Run below commands to setup the python using yum.
[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo yum -y update [vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo yum groupinstall -y development Or
[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo yum groupinstall -y 'development tools'
Setup Python using source code

To setup python using source code, you would first download the source code for the version you want to install. Then build the source code and configure.

You can use "wget" command to download the compressed source code. If you don't have wget installed, use yum to install wget as below.
[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install wget You would need "xz" tool to decode the source code.
[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install xz-libs Now you are ready to download the source code. 
Download the source code for python 2.7.6 usin…

How to Install Java 8 on CentOS 7

Java is most common requirement for many of the Open Source softwares. You can follow below steps to install Java on CentOS vm.

You can first check the list of available packages for Java using below command.

$ yum search java | grep 'java-'

You will get the list like above. Now depending on what is your requirement you can choose the package. If you don't see any list as above, you will need to update the REPO for java.

To install JRE you can run below command.

$ sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk.x86_64
To install JDK you can use below command.

$ sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk*
The above commands will ask for downloading the required dependencies, press Y and enter to continue with installation. Once installation completes it will display the dependencies installed and complete message.

Now you can verify the installation by running below command.

$ java -version openjdk version "1.8.0_144" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_144-b01) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server…

Setup CentOS 7 VM on VirtualBox

This is step by step guide which will let you run the CentOS 7 VM on your virtual box installation. In this tutorials are illustrated using Mac.

Installing VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use

Make sure your if your machine allows virtualization. Check your host OS is supported for VirtualboxDownload VirtualBox from the here. Install the VirtualBox. Check the installation by running below command. 

Installing Vagrant

Vagrant manages virtual machines hosted in Oracle VirtualBox. A virtual machine is a software implementation of a computer, running a complete operating system stack on a virtualizer.

Download Vagrant from here. Install the vagrant.Check the installation by running below command.
Setup CentOS VM
Once you are done with vagrant, now you are ready to setup your CentOS VM.  Run below command, which will create "vagrantfile" under the current working directory. The vagrantfile can be used to config…

Nice little changes in iOS 11

Yesterday Sept 19 2017 Apple released iOS 11. iOS 11 is bundled with lots of features, which you might be aware right now, but there are more little changes. 

First striking change you will notice once you get started after upgrading to iOS 11 is the icons. The icons of iOS pre-loaded apps would feel different, and would give you feel of having a new device in hand. The calculator app UI is redesigned as shown below 
If you take a screenshot, iOS 11 will let you edit the screenshot before saving.

One thing I noticed that the margin left for the header part is more in majority of the apps like settings, photos. I am not sure this thing is with iPhone 5s only or with others as well, but certainly it eats up screen real estate.

I would keep updating this list as and when I encounter new ones.

How to install Android N ( Version 7) on Nexus 5

You can install Android N (AOSP) build on your Nexus 5 and use the functionality such as multi windows support, quick notification reply on your Nexus 5 as well. 

Before going ahead, I would remind you that by following this method will void your device warranty/guaranty. There are chances that your device may get bricked (unusable). So make sure you follow the steps correctly and do not stop the process in between.


Working android SDK platform tools ( fastboot and dab)Updated USB driver for your device installed on computer.USB debugging enabled on device. Check this for how to enable USB debugging on mobile.Download recovery from TWRPDownload latest Android N (AOSP) image from xda-dev forum, you can choose any other image shared on forum.
Unlocking Bootloader

Once you have enabled USB debugging on device and connected device to computer execute below command on command prompt or terminaladb reboot bootloaderOnce your device restarted, check if the device is in fastboot by e…

How to enable USB debugging on Android devices

USB debugging has a number of uses on Android devices. To enable USB debugging you should first enable Developer options. Developer options have some setting relevant ro advanced users and developers.

Developer options is hidden by default, and can be activated with the following steps:

From Settings, select About phone (or About tablet).Tap the Build number entry seven times. On the seventh tap, you will be notified that "You are now a developer."Return to Settings. Developer options should now be visible just above the About phone ( or About tablet).Now to enable USB debugging click on the Developer options -> USB debugging (Android debugging). Some devices might require Developer options to be on before clicking on USB debugging.