openSUSE 11.1 released!

December 19, 2008

openSUSE
The latest openSUSE,. version 11.1 has been released yesterday.

It has all the latest versions of desktop environments and the latest applications such as Firefox 3.0 and Open Office 3.0.

There is also upgrades on the partitioning tool, YaST which offers more options.

To read more about new features, click here.

To download openSUSE 11, click here

Screenshots:


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KDE Desktop
GNOME desktop

Choosing your linux

December 11, 2008

Don’t have much experience on linux?
Don’t have much time trying out?

Well, if so, you’ll love searching for the right distribution that suits you in minutes with distribution comaparer and distribution choosers.

Distribution Comparer is a very mature comparer which provides a reasonable amount of information between each of the two distributions. It has some popular choices of distributions for you to choose from. And there’s also ratings from 1 to 10 in each categories.

Desktop Comparer can be found here.

Another mature and reliable option is to go through several questions which will work out and choose the right distribution for you. The questions are very mature and well revised. At the end, you can also explore the features of each distribution.

Distro Chooser can be found here.
Here is an alternative.

Well? What distributions have they recommended me?

I’m an openSUSE user and have been impressed with it for a while, but was openSUSE my number one recommended choice? No…

Well, here are my results.

1. Ubuntu Linux
2. Fedora
3. Debian GNU/Linux
4. openSUSE
5. Mandriva Linux

I got the same results and the same order form both of the choosers. But zegenie just didn’t put Debian on the list.

This is interesting. Fedora and Debian are the only distributions I haven’t actually tried thoroughly. I’ll have to check them out!

Try this yourslef! It’s fun!


Putting Desktop Environments to the test!

December 11, 2008

LXF

We have all been hearing the popularity of the three main DE, Gnome, KDE and XFCE. They all of their uniqueness. But which one is the most stable and mature desktop? Which one is the least memory consuming?

LinuxFormat puts these DE to various tests. See here.


Linux on iPhone!

December 11, 2008

For the first time, linux has now been sucessfully ported to the iPhone with most of the basic features enabled. Features such as touch screen, sound, wireless networking are not available.

For more information and a demonstration, please visit the following website.


50 ways on tweaking to make Ubuntu faster

December 3, 2008

TechRadar UK

Want to get the most out of the world’s favourite linux distributions?

Want to invest a little time tweaking you system for the highest performance?

TechRadar will show you how!

Click the link here.


KDE 4.2 BETA is released!

December 1, 2008

KDE
The 4.2 version of KDE has been released! This polishes up the existing KDE 4. With new planted features aiming at ease of use, improvements of softwares and lots of bugs fixed.

KDE now has a polished looking desktop environment with its updated Vista-style taskbar. It also included Google Gadgets on one of the Plasma applets. It had also improved the desktop effects and other minor navigation improvements.

See KDE 4.2 here.

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Major site change

December 1, 2008

TransLXP

Now, I have developed the site even more.

As some of you may have realised, there had been claims of posting copyrighted materials withouht asking for permission by Keith W from http://www.mob3.co.uk..

I had developed the site, removing all copied contents except the pictures and instead, linking them to original source.

The second change is the site logo.

Now, as some of you may have noticed ealier, the logo had been changed to the one I had developed on my own with the banner updated.

But unfortunately, I am really rubbish at graphics and gleeson85 from http://www.mob3.co.uk had done one for me!

A big applause to him for a great banner he made for me!

The next slight chage…

Well, now I have decided to get the posts organised and in order.

On the top of each posts, I’ll be stating the company/site in which I got the source from..

eg.

  • TransLXP
  • LinuxFormat
  • DistroWatch

Regards,

Admin