Oss is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands, in the province of Noord Brabant. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oss]
Google Chrome is the latest answer from Google to the market of browser. I plan to use it at the moment for its privacy feature (you should be able to browse without leaving any cookie or trace) fro my e-banking. After 2 days of usage, I still feel not ready to give away my other browser:
I like Google chrome, as it work perfectly and always give the best search result. I will switch if any engine is able to deliver better results, but since 9 years, I am still waiting...
A very good article; worth reading to better understand the difference between Linux and Windows and motivate an eventual switch...
"Too many people think that migrating from Windows to Linux is like switching from a BMW to a Mercedes. They think that the controls should be the same, their experience should transfer directly, and all differences should be largely cosmetic. They think that "I need a car to use a road, I need an OS to use a computer. Cars all work the same way, therefore OSes should all work the same way." But this is not accurate. "I need a vehicle to use a road, I need an OS to use a computer. I know how to drive a car, I'm ignorant about motorbikes. I know how to use Windows, I'm ignorant about Linux." - this is accurate."
Read more here; also tranlate in 8 languages
|SUSE Linux 10.1 is available for download at the following mirrors.
This release is SuSE 10.1 and not different from what you will later be able to buy in a store. The boxed retail comes with 5 CDs for x86 and one DVD9 for x86 and x86_64 and it also includes non-OSS software. It also comes with a nice, thick printed manual and 30 days of support. You won't get that with the free download.
The free download comes on 5CDs without non-OSS software and one add-on CD with this non-OSS software. Later (hopefully not much later) there will be two DVD5 releases, one for x86 and one for x86_64 that are almost identical with the retail DVD9 and that include OSS and non-OSS software.
http://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.1/ http://suse.mirrors.tds.net/pub/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.1/ http://keith.hostmatrix.org/SUSE-Linux-10.1-GM-i386.torrent http://97k.ath.cx/ul/SUSE-Linux-10.1-GM-x86_64.torrent
XGL on SUSE 10.1
For those who prefer the DVD version, You ll have to buy the box version or use a small LINUX utility called 'makeSuseDVD' out. It will take the 5 CD ISOs and build a single DVD iso.
"The big announcement today: Java will be open sourced under the GPL. I think it makes a lot of sense because it protects Sun's interest in preventing forks and also the community's interest in knowing that Java will forever be available in the public sphere. The GPL has always provided an option to fork just in case someone takes the code in a bad direction. Historically having this option available ensures that it never needs to actually be used, letting the community grow and thrive.
So what does this actually mean? What is the benefit to open source Java? How will things change? Here's what I think will change and what won't. I say this as my own opinion, not an official statement from Sun. I also say this as someone new to Sun, coming to Sun two years ago from an open source background. I'm sure that engineers with more experience than I will have different opinions. So with that, let's hear it:
How will open source change Java
Okay, so maybe that last one is a stretch, but it's true that this will help to bring More Java to More Places."The licence that Sun have now decided for Java are explained in a document called the "GPL license". Those terms included the most important one, which is that no-one may redistribute a version or derivative of this Sun Java code without making the source code of that version or derivative also come under the GPL. (Yes Steve Ballmer GPL act like a virus ;-) ).
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages (77).
2.4 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is now available.
The release note contains the list of new features and some nice screenshots. You can download this semi professional tool at no charge
GIMP run on any NT-based version of Windows (NT4, 2000, XP or Vista download HERE), and also on Macintosh (download HERE)
Windows binary can be grab here while linux version are available at the main site
Some useful links to finish this small blog post GIMP Documentation
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.
We don’t think that the Raspberry Pi is a fix to all of the world’s computing issues; we do believe that we can be a catalyst. We want to see cheap, accessible, programmable computers everywhere; we actively encourage other companies to clone what we’re doing. We want to break the paradigm where without spending hundreds of pounds on a PC, families can’t use the internet. We want owning a truly personal computer to be normal for children. We think that 2012 is going to be a very exciting year. [About Raspberry PI]
a desktop review
installing and/or migration to Linux SuSE 9.1
IN PROGRESS, running SuSE 9.1 since
tuesday 11 May 2004....
SuSE 9.1 soon running on compaq nx7000 notebook
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One more time, here is my system, The Linux experience you will have is very depending on hardware (and also drivers).....
|Mainboard Nvidia Nforce 2 ASUS A7VN8X deluxe
2 integrated ethernet card
6 USB - 2 Firewire
On Board soundcard
|Harddisk IBM 120Go UDMA 133 (primary master)
Harddisk IBM 80Go UDMA 133 (primary slave)
CDR/RW 16x IDE noname
Maxtor USB/Firewire onetouch 250Gb
|Geforce FX 5600 256Mb MyVivo||Athlon XP
1700 overclocked at 3200 with
512Mb DDR Dual Channel mode PC3200 (new)
|SUSE Linux 9.1 and the KDE 3.2.2 desktop|
What does SuSE 9.1 brings?
I wont go through the list of changes and goodies shipped in this release since SuSE itself has also a great page HERE (professional edition) and HERE (personal edition). Note that SuSE is selling at a very attracting price the personal edition (49$) with limited server capabilities and no commercial programs.
Migration from 9.0 to SuSE 9.1
This time I retrieve the SuSE professional DVD from colleague and did not buy it, as I prefer to wait for another major release. But wait this is a major release of Linux, I think that the release number is really not so well adequate and do not reveal the number of changes does both in kernel (2.6) and desktop (kde 3.2)
If you copy the DVD, You will get
no support from SuSE directly (but you will always find help on
internet), also a great help section is provided in electronic
format, downside it wont be readable without a working SuSE.. FTP
online update is due around the 6 June 2004....
Since I have a running version of Linux, I decide this time to update the previous SuSE 9.0 through the YaST menu (Boot and choose Update System), after 21 min update, I was booting into my new desktop with my old settings. The boot time seems to take forever, it "SEEMS" to me that it is a loooot slower.
With this version, SuSE and Novell are now showing us their commitment to the open source community and have also GNU their famous configuration tool: YaST. This is also a strategical move since they want that the maximal number of third companies develop new modules for it (IBM, ....). That is a good news since a lot of people always complains on the licensing scheme of YaST. In the meantime, YaST is now a lot more polished...understand the ubiquity of the YaST logo and eye candy colors. Even the installation process has been redesigned with fancy graphics.
Coming from Windows?
- In order to help users to make the transition to Linux, drives (in Linux world, it is better to say devices) are a now stored under the famous icons "My Computer" and mount a lot more faster than under the 9.0. I only regret that the system choose so bad name as default (Is it needed to display a cryptic UUID in the name of devices????).
- Dual Booting Windows and SuSE is as easier as
before, and has not changed. the boot loader grub with its fancy
colors is a lot better than M$ one. That should at least convince You
to make a try ;-)
- SuSe is now earlier hiding, during the boot, all
ouput statements done by the kernel. I must agree that nearly no
one can understand all barbarians technical terms, I still
recommend to press sometimes the key 'F2' to newbies, seeing if a
devices did not init. may be valuable under certains
conditions. (mainly hardware crash)
- the most disturbing things for a newcomer is that you
do not need to
double click on folder or file to do an action, to approach the windows
phylosophy, go the KDE control panel, in "peripherals", "mouse",
checked the radio button "Double-click to open files and folders
(select icons on first click)". Maybe SuSE should set this as default...
- During installation, the auto login feature is checked as default. Forget this bad windows habit. If SuSe is already login the system automatically, start YaST, in "security", "Edit and create groups", select your user and click on button "Expert Options" and select "login settings", uncheck "auto login". Remember security come at a cost.
What I dislikes
What I like
What I like/dislikes
What I would like to see
The ability to download any program through YaST (even non free or non supported: codecs, aMule and others), why not like in eclipse having internet page providing a XML descriptor for installing new packages and that YaST can understand?. I mean this can be a great step forward for the average user.
Exploring Multimedia capabilities:
Noatun is no more installed as default,
Kaffeine (another interface to the famous XINE multimedia
engine) is present but no interesting
codecs are installed. Multimedia is, at least for me,
UNUSABLE, and you need to quickly install MPLAYER/Kplayer
with the full range of codecs if you want to read any
DIVX, XVID, Indeo contents... I was searching Kplayer in
/opt/kde3/bin/ and in YaST installer, but didnt find it.
That's bad! You can find the latest version at
Inserting a blank CD and K3b pop up and propose You to do your compilation
Gimp 2.0 is also included with SuSE Linux Professional, this version 2.0 has a new GUI and nicer icons.
WORK IN PROGRESS, running SuSE 9.1 since tuesday 11 May 2004....
With SuSE 9.1, you get a high quality distributions, and even if all the cons and drawbacks apply to this new release. It is definitely worth the update! Suse is getting even better with every release. Novell buying them has it seems already a positive affect with how the applications are running.
Even if this release is nearly filling all my expectations I am already excited about the future of SuSE, when will the version 10.0 be shipped?
how to set up atp 4 rpm for SuSE.
|from What is BeOS ?|
|"The BeOS offers a new level of price-performance, and a dramatic reduction in the complexity of software development. It is a modern, multithreaded, symmetric multiprocessing true multitasing, protected memory OS with a 64-bit journaling file system delivering the performance required for multimedia applications. The BeOS offers unprecedented user responsiveness, enabling real-time manipulation and feedback capabilities in your applications.|
You can develop for BeOS in C++ using a powerful Object Framework API that gives you a rich set of user interface, 3D, I/O, sound and other widgets. In those instances when the API doesn't give you what you need it's easy to inherit and override to make what you're looking for.
BeOS is not backwards compatible, ist doesn't support twenty-year-old ideas. But for users involved in digital design, and who need more power than today's operating-systems can deliver, and for developers who are building the tools these people use, the BeOS represents a new field in which to lay down fresh tracks.
BeOS runs on Intel or AMD based PCs.
True Preemtive Multitasking
64-bit Journaling File System
Object Oriented API
Client-Server Based Internal Architecture
Unprecedented User Responsiveness
Real-time Manipulation and Feedback
News and forums
|http://www.beunited.org/||beunited.org is an international, non-profit organization working to define and promote open specifications for the delivery of the Open Standards BeOS-compatible Operating System (OSBOS) platform for personal computers in consumer and business environments. The mission of beunited.org is to proliferate these open specifications through the sponsorship of technology, market, user education, and support programs throughout the world.|
|http://www.beosjournal.org||Reporting the news of the BeOS Community|
|http://www.bebox.nu/ ||Club of BeBox proud owners|
|http://www.betips.net/ or in french http://betrayer.free.fr/astuces/index.html|
|http://www.cosmoe.com/ ||Cosmoe is a new user interface that runs on top of the Linux operating system (and soon others). Cosmoe implements a powerful but easy-to-use high-level C++ API that is quite similar to BeOS. In fact, many BeOS programs can be recompiled to run on Cosmoe with little or no changes!|
|http://www.blueeyedos.com/ ||BlueEyedOS is a BeOS-inspired operating system powered by a Linux kernel. |
The BlueEyedOS APIs are BeOS APIs rewritten with some improvements.
|http://www.yellowtab.com/ ||YellowTAB formed in order to fill the void created by the demise of Be, Inc., developers of the Be Operating System (short: BeOS) for personal computers.|
Review here http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=3692 and here http://www.beosjournal.org/index.php?ct=r&ru=2003-06-03-zetab5
Why You Should Support YellowTAB's Zeta www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=3809
|BeOS Free Download|
|http://www.bedrivers.com/||A website dedicated to BeOS drivers. To both help users find BeOS drivers and to help would-be BeOS driver devs write drivers for new hardware|
|http://www.beosmax.org/main.php||BeOS 5 PE Max Edition is like BeOS 5 PE a freeware version. It only contains freeware and shareware demos. All the code it contains is legal under the MIT, GPL or LGPL licenses. There is no charge for the actual BeOS, but there can be a charge for the media on which it is written on. (CD Roms cost about 50cents each).|
|http://www.bebits.com/ ||Ultimate resource for BeOS software. If there's an application you need, and it exists for the BeOS, then you've got a better chance of finding it here than anywhere else. We've put a ton of effort into making BeBits full-featured and easy to use, so feel free to look around!|
"Help Support BeBits!
|http://pixel32.box.sk/||Pixel32, the powerfull image/animation painting/editing and retouching application available for DOS, Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Linux, BeOS, QNX and Solaris|
|http://bekaffe.freeservers.com/||Bringing Java to BeOS|
be.com | bebits.com | bedope.com | begroovy.com | betips.net | lebuzz.com | beforever.com |twisted-thread.com | bebox.nu | beosjournal.org | beosz.com | BeZip | BeTips | BeOS Radio | BeGeistert | Frizbe | BeDrivers | BeUnited | BeEmulated | BeBox Zone | BeOS France | BeClan | IsComputerOn | LeBuzz | ZetaJournal | BeGroovy | OS News | Mensys | JPBE.net | Qube | BeOS Aires | Bug BR | Ubix | BeOS Greece
You can grab the latest SuSE version since the 5 october
So many names but more or less the same...
ISO filename explanations:
Download! Download! Download!
Yast Supplemental sources for
3rd party repositories:
More soon, I will be updating 3 PC this week (ladtop, 2 desktops)
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