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How to install VMWare 10.0.1 on Fedora 20 x86_64

I got new ultrabook (Samsung ATIV Book 5 NP530U4E) preinstaled with Windows 8 (updated to 8.1) so I wanted to switch main OS to Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) and keep Windows in VM, just in case (e-banking sw and so).

This walktrough is for everyone who would like to install VMware¬ģ Workstation 10.0.1 build-1379776 to x86_64 version of Fedora's latest Linux distro.

VMWare 10 on Fedora 20

Install GCC, dev tools and kernel headers

# yum -y install gcc kernel-headers kernel-devel
# ln -s /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h

Start the VMWare installation

# chmod -x VMware-Workstation-Full-10.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle
# ./VMware-Workstation-Full-10.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle

Apply patch for a bug with netfilter

$ curl http://pastie.org/pastes/8672356/download -o /tmp/vmware-netfilter.patch
$ cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
# tar -xvf vmnet.tar
# patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmware-netfilter.patch
# tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
# rm -r vmnet-only
# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Start VMWare

$ vmware

orAll Applications > System > VMWare Workstation

 

 

SMPlayer 14.3.0 released and PPA installation instructions included

SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs.
One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... don't worry, when you open that movie again it will be resumed at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume...

SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles.

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The Official Launch of VPN Unlimited for Linux

The recent news from Simplex Solutions Inc. state that the company has launched their VPN Unlimited for Linux on the April 10th 2014. Prior, VPN Unlimited was available to iOS, Mac, and Windows users, but now they are able to protect Linux platforms too.

Today, many users are aware of the fact any Internet connection should have a good protection. Whether you are surfing the net using your home computer, or laptop, or you are on a ‚Äėgo‚Äô and exploiting your favorite WiFi hotspots, staying unprotected or vulnerable to the attackers is simply not good. VPN services are able to encrypt data that is being sent from your electronic device to another computer. The VPN data encryption is the vital protection.

Note that the company Simplex Solutions Inc. is rather young but thanks to the popularity of their services their database includes over 300.000 users. Every day, over 20.000 go online and use VPN services as their basic online safety measure. There is an option to try the VPN completely free by using the 10-day trial that the company offers.

Download your copy here https://www.vpnunlimitedapp.com/downloadlinux

Requires Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 and later, (K/X)Ubuntu 12.04 and later, Mint 12 and later.

 

Install Firefox 28 on CentOS, Redhat, Ubuntu and Other Linux Distributions

Firefox 28 has been released for Systems and Android on Mar 18, 2014 with various bug fixes and updates. Below is the list of few changes which is made in Firfox 28. Read more details about this release of Firefox. What‚Äôs New in Firefox 28 VP9 video decoding implemented Mac OS X.

 

Read complete article at Install Firefox on Linux.

 

early release of Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer 0.4.0-beta

Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer 0.4.0-beta

I'm proud to announce the very first beta release of Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer. There many improvements releated to thread safety and synchronization. It was a hard way to get to this point but I just want to say I love C programming with GNU tools.

The project's roots go back to 2002 where I was an unexperienced programming enthusiast. In 2005 I reimplemented AGS from scratch whereby some code just was copy & pasted.

About the release

The beta release is in its early stage of 0.4.0. It just mets i's criteria belonging threading API. The thread and pooling objects are very young but believed to be functional. That's the point where you can take on. Multi threaded aspects should be well tested. Only single and multithreaded code is tested.
There are known issues in AGS 0.4.0-beta like resetting links on running engine will crash the application. Or playing notation isn't woking for now. And there some really bad memory leaks.

ags-0_4_0-beta

Where to go

Super threaded code isn't tested at all, for now. And it isn't mandatory for 0.4.0 at all. Coming release will include the abilities for playing notation. But is also believed to delay releasing especially handling soundfont2 files.

 

How to Install Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora

Apache OpenOffice 4.0 versions have significant changes to your OpenOffice directory setup which effect your older OpenOffice profile. The Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Release Notes provide an explanation of these changes. However,you should have the opportunity to migrate your old profile settings to the new profile area.

Read complete article on  Install Apache Openoffice 4.0.1 on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora systems. If you are running Libre-Office or Older version of Apache OpenOffice, We recommend to remove that from system.

 

Fedora Codecs: installation

Hi. This little guide will explain how to install the most used codecs on fedora using the command line and the rpmfusion repository.
1.  We need the rpmfusion repository installated. If we haven't them, we'll install the free and non-free repository typing:                                                su -c 'yum localinstall ‚Äďnogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
2. Now we can install the codecs.                                                       For Gtk: su -c "yum install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-crystalhd gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-ugly"            For Qt:  su -c "yum install xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld k3b-extras-freeworld‚ÄĚ
 

New and simple desktop for Linux

Based on ancient Rox and Window Manager fluxbox . Zappwm is a desktop that consumes only 39MB and offers an environment with drag'n drop very simple and practical .

Currently in version 4.2 , includes the addition of 10 wallpapers, screen corners rounded , links to cloud computing and three main inputs for applications that resemble the interfaces for smartphones :

Social Life - Shortcuts to social networks and cloud computing .
All Apps- shortcuts for all graphics applications .
Home- Personal Folder .

The desktop configuration is very simple , though limited to wallpaper . Just click with the right mouse button and choose Backdrop > Show. Then drag your wallpaper it will be assigned .

This is just a feature of ROX : Drag shortcuts to the panel , desktop and between windows . It is also possible to use " composite " application with xcompmgr , but this sacrifices the environment and lightness .

The system requirements are: rox-filer , fluxbox , pcmanfm and xdg - utils . For those who download the application on Debian format ( compatible with ubuntu 12.x, Debian, Mint etc. ) You can install via gdebi , or with the command in terminal mode, with root,  "dpkg -i zappwm" followed by " apt -get - f install" to correct dependencies.

zappwm 42 shortcuts

 

Ryan 'Icculus' Gordon explains game development for Linux

The following presentation video of Ryan 'Icculus' Gordon's talk is a must for those, who are interested in the modern game development, want to learn more about the technology behind it, or even going to port or develop a game to Linux. In his talk at the conference Flouish 2012 in Chicago Icculus presented some of the leading open source technologies that are used for the development of modern games like Crysis or World of Warcraft, and which he has used porting games to Linux and Mac OS X. Among other things, he talks about SDL, OpenAL, SQLite, LUA and many others.


Read more at www.SteamForLinux.com

 

Carmageddon: Reincarnation coming to Linux

Today is the last day of the crowdfunding campaign Carmageddon: Reincarnation on KickStarter. Although there are still a few hours until completion of the project financing and the goal of $600k set for the Linux and Mac versions of the game has not been reached yet, the indi games studio Stainless Games has confirmed the release of the Linux version today.


Read more at www.SteamForLinux.com

 

Humble Indie Bundle V breaks all records

On Thursday a new Humble Indie Bundle presenting 5 new great games for Linux was released. Now, not even 2 days after the start of the sales, a new record of over 2.4 million dollars was set up.


Read more at

www.SteamForLinux.com

 
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