Archive for December, 2009

Linux Is Regaining Netbook Market Share Quickly

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Earlier this year, there were many reports that linux operating systems was losing market share of netbooks.

But this is about to change very fast.

Linux Is Regaining Netbook Market Share Quickly – O’Reilly Broadcast.

SGLNX strongly believes that with the upcoming release of Google’s Chrome OS, market share will be recaptured for sure!

Shuttleworth Steps Down As Canonical CEO

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Will Canonical be in good hands of the new CEO after Mark Shuttleworth?

Source :OSDIR: Shuttleworth Steps Down As Canonical CEO.

Install MS office2007 on Ubuntu using PlayOnLinux

Friday, December 18th, 2009

From Linux Today

via Install MS office2007 on ubuntu using PlayOnLinux.

Well… If you really really really cannot work on Openoffice..

Cisco 802.11n router for SMBs runs Linux – News – Linux for Devices

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Cisco 802.11n router for SMBs runs Linux – News – Linux for Devices.

EVEN CISCO uses Linux!

Nice 2-D Linux Game, Aquaria [ Free full download for 2009 ]

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Independent game publisher, Bit Blot, has released their public beta of the linux port of Aquaria.

Originally released commercially for Windows and Mac platforms, this game is now downloadable for “free” to all linux users.
Free full version available for download only until January 2010!

The game, Aquaria, has won some awards and gets praises for its intuitive gameplay and graphics.

More description of the game here.

See video of gameplay below!

Download before 2009 ends to get the free Full version of Aquaria!

Now who says gaming isn’t for linux users?

Thanks for WebUpd8.org [News Source]

PS : If you are having problems with the display resolution resulting in your monitor/LCD not being to support and showing a blank screen, open terminal mode

Press “Ctrl-Alt-F1″ on your keyboard

Login with your username and password and Stop GDM

sudo stop gdm
or
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

Copy the default-1.xml over to the Aquaria settings/preference folder as usersettings.xml [ overwriting the original]

cp ~/aquaria/default-1.xml ~/.Aquaria/preferences/usersettings.xml

Edit the xml file

nano ~/.Aquaria/preferences/usersettings.xmlusersettings.xml

Edit the video section so that full screen mode is disabled, set to 16bits mode, turn off framebuffer and turn resolution to 1024×768.

<ScreenMode resx=”1024″ resy=”768″ bits=”16″ fbuffer=”0″ full=”0″ vsync=”1″ darkfbuffer=”1″ darkbuffersize=”256″ />

Start GDM again

sudo start gdm
or
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

This time the game will run in windowed mode. Change the video settings within the game until it works to your desire.
Or you could also manually adjust the parameters within the ~/.Aquaria/preferences/usersettings.xml file

Look out! Fatal Linux Commands! 13 of them!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Linux Screw shared a series of lethal linux commands that one should never ever ever ever run on their functional linux system.

The commands listed at Linux Screw, if executed in any terminal, will wipe out the entire hard disk contents.

But in the event you just want to trash your system in fit of rage, just select any of the 13 commands listed in the newsource link above..

Just remember to hit the “enter” key gently..

And if in any way, you regret your actions, TestDisk is always at hand to help.

Source : LinuxScrew.com : 13 Linux Lethal Commands

Boot Windows in a “window” in Linux using VirtualBox

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Many of us grew up using DOS and eventually became the slaves of Windows and all its’ variants.

Converting to use the opensource operating systems such as Ubuntu, Mandriva, Moblin or Fedora means giving up some of the usual ways of computing we’d gotten so used to. Though there are similar applications in Linux performing the identical functions as the Windows counterparts, there are still some applications which are native to Windows and will not run on Linux.

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