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New Fonts For Ubuntu

Since I can remember, all the Linux distributions always has a less than good defaults fonts (or maybe it was just my imagination) so I always has to change the fonts. The good news is Ubuntu change this, they now have a new type of fonts (Designed by Dalton Maag)

The Ubuntu font (family) is open-type ttf based font format and fully unicode compliant. It contains Latin A and B extended character sets, Greek Polytonic and Cyrillic extended. The font has been hinted for superior screen display. Its spacing and kerning is optimised for body copy sizes.

You can visit the Ubuntu blog for more info about this new feature, to do this just follow the link in the bottom¬

Source: Ubuntu Blog

 

Speed Up Your Ubuntu Machine Boot Time

There are two easy ways to speed up your Ubuntu (and maybe other distributions too) machine, one is to buy a better hardware (and if you are the people who can't afford the newest hardware like me) and the second is to use this guide.

The only thing you need to do is to update the grub, and I have to tell you there are some risk when you are messing up with the grub. This guide isn't hard at all and the only thing I want to tell you is if anything goes wrong, you have been warned :D

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App Inventor for Android

Google launch the App Inventor, a framework to develop apps for Android. You can create any app is in your mind.

You can build just about any app you can imagine with App Inventor. Often people begin by building games like WhackAMole or games that let you draw funny pictures on your friend's faces. You can even make use of the phone's sensors to move a ball through a maze based on tilting the phone.

But app building is not limited to simple games. You can also build apps that inform and educate. You can create a quiz app to help you and your classmates study for a test. With Android's text-to-speech capabilities, you can even have the phone ask the questions aloud.

The App Inventor interface is very simple but powerful. The Google developers make "almost everything" to help you with the development (touch controls, buttons, etc).

If you like it, or you always dream to make your own android app, so you can. Just fill this form and you are on your way to start making Android Apps with the Google App Inventor.

Source: Google Labs

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta 2

Red Hat has launch the version 6 Beta 2 of his enterprise distribution with all the features included in the final release, this new release is available to download right now for the next architectures i386, AMD64/Intel64, System z and IBM Power (64 bits).

If you want to know a little more about this check the release notes or if you want to download follow this link.

Source: Red Hat

 

Red Hat Cloud Foundations: Edition One

The new services of Red Hat the Cloud Foundation is aimed to help you to plan, build, and manage a private cloud today. This product is the number one enemy of the Microsoft Azure.

Red Hat Cloud Foundations, Edition One is the first in a family of Cloud Foundations that include everything needed to build and manage a private cloud: a comprehensive set of products including virtualization, cloud management, operating system, middleware, application management, and scheduling, cookbooks and reference architectures giving step-by-step instructions, consulting services, and training, backed by Red Hat's exceptional customer support. We make deploying in the cloud easy and safe and it's all conveniently packaged so that it's easy to implement and easy to use.

Source: Red Hat

 

OpenSUSE 11.3 Launch Party in Nürnberg

OpenSuse is a great Distribution (In my opinion is in the Top Five) and it's making a party, a Launch Party for his newest version, OpenSuse 11.3. If you like OpenSuse and you don't have plan for this July 15, so come to the party. More info after the jump->

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Scientific Linux 5.5

 Urs Beyerle release the new version of the  Scientific Linux Live, a very cool Distribution aimed to the academic people.

Scientific Linux is based on red hat and is powered with gnome, the main difference is the software package witch is entirely scientific. Some of the packages are luster Suite and Global File System (GFS), FUSE, OpenAFS, Squashfs and Unionfs.

You can install it on the hard drive or run it has a live cd or USB. You can download it from this link. Enjoy!!

 

A little help please.

With out dragging this out and keeping it simple. My main box has 10 different distro's on it at any given time. Being as silly as I am, a lot of the time when I go to get rid of an install and replace it with something "New and Exciting" I cant remember whats where and the dame GRUB.cfg and Menu.lst have been written over so many time each entry is pretty generic. So I was wondering if anyone could direct me in the right direction to be able look into the file system of a non-booted (at the moment) installation and tell what distro it is ???

 

Thanks

Regards,

 

Madriva is..... Safe!!!

After some financial problems, Mandriva is now safe after some investments come to the company. Arnaud Laprévote talk to the French Newspaper LeMagIT and say:

"Today Mandriva is reinventing itself. We detected new opportunities on the desktop as well as on servers, as well as opportunities to strengthen existing markets such as education."

Mandriva's current offerings include a Linux distribution for the desktop, an Enterprise Server edition, and professional systems administration tools. Arnaud Laprévote became Director General of Mandriva on April 9.

Source: O'Reilly Community Blog

 

Fedora 14 Design and Name Proposals

Do you think you have the right name for the new release of Fedora or maybe you are a designer with a great imagination and want to make the default Wallpaper, icons or art work for the new Fedora release, so this is your chance:

Fedora is looking for the code name of the new release and the art work (wallpaper, icons, etc), some art work has been submitted and you can take a look at the Fedora Wiki.

You can send your feedback to the design mailing list.This is your chance to get involved and see your work on a great distribution. 

Source: Voices in My Head and the Fedora Design Project

 

Linux Is Power, But Is Linux for Me?

You can read about Linux everywhere and you'll find people who defend Linux and many other defending Windows, some one say "Linux work great" and other say "Linux doesn't work at all"... Then there is the counter claim that Linux didn't do this or that had no drivers. So what is the story here? Is Linux for me or not? Does Linux just work or not? Well, it does and it doesn't. 

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