Airtel launches 3G services in Guwahati

Bharti Airtel has launched its 3G services in Guwahati today. The preliminary speed results shows that the uplink and downlink speeds are at 7.2mbps. There is no heavy data pack available as of now. Airtel has its pay as you go tariff at 30p/20kb (quite steep in cost IMHO) for 3G services. Other  data packs of Rs. 100, Rs. 200, Rs 450 and Rs 750 are available according to the Customer Care Executive that  I talked to. More info can be obtained from the customer care or by calling 121. I am find the speeds not consistent as of now. I have been receiving 3G signals for quite some time now and only today Airtel let me access the 3G signals. Below is screenshot of speeds supported on my connection. There is very low signal strength in my area and that may be a cause for the inconsistent speeds that I am getting.


Make your Linux Live USB

Hi all. I am back again with some small info about installing/trying linux (like Ubuntu, openSUSE Education, Linux Mint, etc.) in your windows machines. You can do it without spending money on burning CD/DVD after you’ve downloaded the image files (commonly in .iso format) of your favorite linux distro. You can use some freeware tools to create live USB and then use them as you’d have used your bootable CD/DVD. One of the advantages of using Live USB is that the process is faster than a normal CD/DVD install process. Here are two small programs for creating live Linux USB drives.

1. Linux Live USB creator; download from

2. Universal USB Installer; download available at

If you have a pen drive/USB drive which has capacity of 2GB or more then you can use that to create live installer  and then try before you install.

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