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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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Play movie DVDs in Ubuntu

In order to play some commercial DVDs in Ubuntu, you have to install libdvdcss.

just run these commands in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh


That's it, enjoy your movies!!! smiley

It works in Ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10.

ubuntu-restricted-extras package installs various audio codecs (including MP3 playback/encoding support), Microsoft fonts, Java runtime, Flash plugin and Lame.
If DVD playback is the only feature you need, you can just install libdvdread with this command:
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

 

Mandriva in Troubles

Some weeks ago rumors started about a possible sale of Mandriva but the CEO say that wasn't true... until Frederic Cuif write a post in its personal Blog.

Frederic Cuif has many years working on Mandriva and in his post titled "Mandriva in the Storm" Frederic show us a different version of what the Mandriva CEO say, and about what the troubles was.

At this time 2 companies make an offer for Mandriva Lightapp y Linagora. The first one is an unknown company but the second one, regardless Linagora make a best offer, has more presence in the marketing area. I hope this process don't affect the Mandriva users.

Source: Frederic Cuif Blog

 

Linaro: Not For Profit Organization

ARM, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM and ST-Ericsson create Linaro a not for profit organization based on Linux and the open source, aimed to develop System-on-Chip (SoC).

In its main functions, all the companies will share tools and human capital into Linaro with the objective of develop new technologies based on Linux and aimed into the emergent markets.

The first release is schedule to November 2010 and the main goal is the optimization of the ARM Cortex-A processor. If you wan to know more about this, follow the yellow brick road.

Source: Linaro

 

openSUSE Weekly News Issue 127 is out!

We are pleased to announce:
Issue 127 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0]

In this week's issue:
    * openSUSE Build Service 1.8 and 2.0 Announced
    * Danny Kukawka: Hacking osc
    * Raymond Wooninck (tittiatcoke): KDE SC 4.5 Beta 2 available for openSUSE
    * Hackweek V
    * Linux.com/Joe Brockmeier: Getting a Grip on GNU grep

For a list of available translations see this page:
http://wiki.opensuse.org/Weekly_news#Translations

[0] http://news.opensuse.org/2010/06/12/opensuse-weekly-news-issue-127-
is-out/

 

Vinux A Linux Distribution For People With Visual Impairment

Vinux is a Linux Distribution specially designed for people with visual impairment. Vinux is based on Ubuntu 10.04. This distribution is now available (launched on may 31).

You can download Vinux in Live CD available for 32 and 64 bits based on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. Ifo you want more info or want to download Vinux, follow this link. Enjoy!!!

 

10 Reasons to Switch to Another Linux Distro

Do you feel your current distro is not "so cool" like before? do you want to try something else? you have to much problems with your Distro? maybe is time to switch to another Linux Flavor. Here are my 10 cents about why you should consider to change to another distro:

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