Because your netbook doesn’t need to feel sucky! And it could work better for you too!
Sounds like an infomercial, doesn’t it? ; ) But thinking about what defaults you might possibly have, there’s gotta be something better. And I might be biased but there really are other things better on netbooks compared to Windows. Whether you believe it or not, that’s what I personally think. Windows looks too cluttered for me even though it’s not as sluggish as I thought it would be.
Anyway, no need to freak out that your netbook isn’t quite as fantastic as you thought it should …read more
linuX-gamers.net announced its latest release linuX-gamers live 0.95. There are different versions available for download and it depends on your needs.
Lite ISO: Small CD image (700MB)
This has games suitable for children and older computers. You just burn it on a CD with your favorite CD-writing tool.
This has the same games as the Lite ISO version but it is made for USB keys and USB sticks (requires minimum of 1GB USB device).
You could use:
sudo dd bs=8M if=/path/to/lg-live-0.9.5-i686-lite.usb of=/dev/your_usb_device
Or: use the Flashnul utility. You could also refer to this guide to using Flashnul.
Big DVD image (4.7GB) with the …read more
Trying out Moblin got me interested because I found the user interface interesting enough and it seemed to make sense for a netbook user such as myself. The screen real estate is maximized with such a user interface instead of the regular GNOME or KDE with panels and stuff. I found the panel of Moblin nifty because it’s automatically hidden when it’s not needed.
So, yeah, I think it would be cool if Moblin and Ubuntu joined forces and have an Ubuntu Moblin Remix. Turns out that there will be one such experiment which we will …read more
The wait is over for Fedora fans as Fedora 11, named Leonidas, because it has been released. You could start with the downloads already. You could get it from the Fedora Project’s download page. There are install CDs and live ones too.
20-second boot-up. How much faster could boot-up times go? But a 20-second boot-up would be nice.
Automatic fonts and Mime installer. If you’re not familiar with the file format, it’s ok. You could try opening it and you will be prompted if you want to search for the application that will open it. …read more
Just 9 more days before its release, I am sure Fedora users are more than excited to get the distro up and running on their computers. If you’re one of the brave ones who will try the pre-release version, here’s the link to the download page of all the options you’ve got for downloading Fedora 11’s pre-release version
PlanetOSS even has a review of Fedora 11’s pre-release. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols listed down Fedora’s 5 best features even.
On the best features list, I saw that the fast boot up time was included. I saw that on one of the tweets …read more
The name sounds like an expression from some novel, movie or TV show. (It’s usually “Jumping Jupiter!” or something like that.) But you get my drift, right? Ubuntu’s latest release is out! That’s why I expect to check for upgrades really soon. Though of course, I am still wary as I have no time to fix things this weekend just in case the upgrade does break something. (You never know, right?) as much as I’d like to hope, I am still paranoid.
So what’s to expect in Jaunty Jackalope
Some things that I don’t quite look forward to all involve Intel graphic …read more
Fedora 9 has the following features:
FreeIPA – for managing identities and authentication
support for resizing ext2, ext3 and NTFS partitions during install
support for creating and installing to encrypted file systems
unified installer of packages via PackageKit
Desktop environments such as GNOME 2.22 and KDE4 are available so you could choose either.
I guess that for people who are dual-booting or have other types of file systems on other partitions the best thing in the release is the ability to resize partitions. I’ve encountered people who have had difficulties resizing the partitions on their hard drives and so they have to boot into the …read more
And yes, the servers will be hammered by requests of people wanting to download the ISOs.
So use the mirrors, ok?
If you need a cheatsheet on the commands you might need, you could check out yesterday’s post and if you want to think about how you should partition and mount your Windows partition if you’re dual booting Ubuntu and Windows XP, you could read more about it.
Happy downloading and enjoy the goodness of Ubuntu Hardy Heron!