Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

openSUSE 10.3 released

Features added to OpenSuse 11.0 since version 10.3, the latest stable version, include Linux kernel 2.6.25, Xen 3.2 virtualisation, windowing engine X.Org 7.3.openSUSE 11.0 includes two branches of KDE — the KDE 3.5.x series, which is the stable and older KDE series that many openSUSE users are already familiar with, and the cutting edge KDE4. GNOME users will find a lot to like in openSUSE 11.0. openSUSE’s GNOME is very close to upstream GNOME, because Novell and openSUSE want to do as much work as possible in the upstream release. OpenOffice.org 2.4 provides openSUSE users with a top-notch office suite with a word processor (Writer), spreadsheet (Calc), presentation tool (Impress), and drawing software (Draw). Here’s some of the improvements you’ll see in openSUSE 11.0:

  • Rewritten installer that makes installation even easier

  • Faster and easier package management

  • Easier system updates with PackageKit

  • Easier 3-D effects with Compi z-Fusion and CCSM

  • KDE 4 - The next generation KDE Desktop

  • GNOME 2.22 - Latest and greatest GNOME release

  • Firefox 3.0 - openSUSE ships with Firefox 3.0 beta 5, will update to 3.0 final

  • OpenOffice.org 2.4 - Latest OpenOffice.org, with dozens of improvments and new features, including better VBA support, 3-D transitions in Impress, and import support for Microsoft Office 2007 document formats.

  • Banshee 1.0 - Major update to Novell-sponsored multimedia application.

  • Tasque - Simple and elegant to-do application.

  • NetworkManager 0.7 - Cutting edge release of NetworkManager, which includes support for EV-DO/UMTS cards.

  • PulseAudio - Better sound management in GNOME.

  • Linux kernel 2.6.25 - Most recent major release of the Linux kernel

  • Nearly every application has been updated since 10.3

  • More than 200 new features specific to openSUSE

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

CherrPal

Upstart CherryPal announcing that it's about to bust out a cloud computer that'll consume 2 watts of power. CherryPal uses for Freescale's new 400MHz MPC5121e.mobileGT processor. The MPC5121e processor is built on Power Architecture technology. Manufactured on Freescale's 90-nanometer low-power CMOS technology, the MPC5121e device is designed to deliver exceptional multimedia performance. The processor is built around an efficient triple-core architecture consisting of a Power Architecture core, a 3D-graphics processor core, and a CD-quality audio processor core.

Specification:

  • 256 MB DDR

  • 4GB internal NAND flash memory

  • 50GB online

  • 802.11b/g WiFi

  • Ethernet

  • 2 USB

  • 32-bit Truecolor display, 720p (1280×720) and WXGA (1366×768)

  • 1.3 x 4 x 6 inches (size of a paperback), 10 ounces


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Friday, June 13, 2008

CloudPrint

Print any document from your computer to any other internet-connected PC with webapp CloudPrint.

You can print a document with CloudPrint in three ways:

  • install the Windows-only CloudPrint driver and select CloudPrint as your printer,

  • email documents as attachments to your_phone_number@cloudprint.net

  • from the desktop or mobile web interface.


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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Google Gadgets for Linux

Google Desktop is a desktop search application that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. But the Linux version has always been a bit behind the curve. While all three clients let you search the web or files on your computer, the Mac and Windows versions have long supported Google Gadgets, which are desktop widgets that let you do everything from checking the weather to controlling your media player software.

Now Google has released an update that brings gadgets to Google Desktop for Linux.

ggl

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

AcetoneISO 2.0

AcetoneISO 2.0, a free, open-source application for Linux systems, gives you complete control over your disk images and CD/DVD mounting without having to touch the command line once.

AcetoneISO2