Archive for the ‘Applications’ Category

IE version 9 and they most probably still could not get it right this time

Friday, August 13th, 2010

At SGLNX, we regularly take a swing at M$ products for fun and laughter.

Mozilla Firefox at version 3,  Apple Safari at version 5, Micro$oft Internet Explorer at version 9!!!

9 major revisions and more to come from M$ for continual releasing unpolished products and software.

Source: Gizmodo, Internet Explorer 9 Beta Goes Live September 15 [IE9].

Earning Money with Opensource and Linux

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

At SGLNX, we’d given tips on how you can save money with opensource and linux by using alternative applications and operating systems that is cost free.  It doesn’t take long to realise that if money can be saved using opensource, the knowledge can be used to earn money.

Here are some tips of how we at SGLNX is able to generate some revenue from our ever-growing experience and knowledge of opensource and linux

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How Linux is going to save London Stock Exchange £10m a year

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

The London Stock Exchange will be rolling out a new trading system in stages starting from September 2010.

This new system, Millennium Exchange, uses a combination of Linux with Oracle databases, will replace the existing “TradeElect” Microsoft’s .NET and SQL systems.

According to sources, the existing system suffered countless outages and failures which resulted in many embarassment to the LSE. The new Linux/Oracle system is said to be faster than the current Microsoft solution.

Another win for Linux!

Source : ComputerworldUK: Linux trading system to save London Stock Exchange £10m a year.

SGLNX firmly believes that if Linux is good enough
for a nation’s stock exchange,

It should be competent and secure enough for
any desktop user to use it as their main operating system.

Opensource Complete Home Entertainment System : XBMC

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

XBMC is a free opensource cross platform media player. It has its origins from the first generation XBOX game console, where XBMC was created as a homebrew media player making use of MPlayer sources as one of its cores. XBMC has since evolved with a huge and continuously growing forum with active discussions happening 24/7.

Its flexibility in allowing add-on scripts and user-created skins has also contributed to its popularity. User-contributed skins such as the “Aeon Stark” made it even more popular in the recent months. Video shown after the break.

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Android vs iPhone Parody Picture on Flash Development

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

This picture was seen at CNET’s REHASHPLUS Blog

For those whom are oblivious to what the above poster meant…

Here are some clues.

Android seems to be friendlier than its fruity competitor.

Adobe ceases efforts to bring Flash to IPhone

Adobe says bye to Apple, goes to Android

Adobe Flash Project Manager gives up on IPhone Packager

Adobe Ditching Flash for the IPhone

I think we get the point.

Yay for Android, Nay for IPhone.

Maemo + Moblin = Meego

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Meego is an operating system framework which is collaborated by both Nokia and Intel, combining their efforts from Maemo and Moblin respectively.

It is opensource and a large part of this framework focuses on the user interface, which is mainly large icons with an easy point & click user navigation interface. The outlook of the interface resembles most of what Intel have had for Moblin.

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Optimize HD video playback for Nvidia ION in Linux

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The Nvidia ION powered Intel Atom processor netbooks and nettops are the rage these days.

Affordable, lightweight and powerful graphics processor.

The Nvidia ION is actually an Intel Atom CPU coupled with a Nvidia 9400m graphics chipset.

Most linux distributions install fine on most netbooks and nettops. However, their default video player may not be optimized for the Nvidia ION chipsets. For HD video playback, without tweaking the parameters of the video player application, the end result may be lacklustre and the playback may even be not in sync or skipping frames.

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OpenShot Video Editor for Linux

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

For linux users whom have been drooling over Apple’s video editor, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro on the Windows platform, there is now an opensource video editor out on Linux!

Introducing the OpenShot Video Editor for Linux!

Easy to use “drag & drop” graphical user interface

Combine video clips and insert in nice transitions between the scenes.

Videos can be in 4:3 or 16:9 format.

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Canonical To port iTunes And Photoshop To Ubuntu

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Ubuntuforums had an official post from Canonical asking users to submit recommended apps in a survey site.

In the survey, a preselected list of apps for voting includes closed-sourced applications such as ITunes, Photoshop, Spotify and Pandora.

Would the upcoming Ubuntu distro include these applications if the demand is large enough? Will Canonical implementation be Wine-based of the popular applications originally created on only the Windows platform? Or will it be coded natively on Linux?

If these closed source apps are created originally for Windows, eg Apple’s ITunes and Adobe’s Photoshop, how is Canonical going to convince them to code for Linux?

Many argue the fact that opensource linux OS users aren’t a large significant market and therefore many paid apps are not developed for the linux platform. But the recent rise of popularity of Ubuntu and its variants may just shake up the market share of users on linux and attract such developers to write apps for the rising numbers of Linux users.

Source : WebUpd8 Canonical To Bring Closed Source Apps Like iTunes And Photoshop To Ubuntu?!?!.

SuperGamer: Open Source Linux Games Bootable on ISO

Monday, January 18th, 2010

ARE YOU SOMEONE WHOM:

1) is sick of dual booting just to play games using Windows?

2) Prefers not to corrupt hardened linux workstation with linux games?

3) Complains of not having enough games on linux?

Supergamer is a permanent fix if you answered YES to any of the question!

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SuperGamer is a games oriented Live CD/DVD Linux OS. It has all the normal Linux desktop applications such as the Firefox Browser, OpenOffice.org, etc., but also has a great many native to Linux games added, as well as some demos of proprietary games.

Here is the list of games it comes pre-installed with :

Quake Wars
Doom 3
Prey
Unreal Tournament
Quake 4
Savage 2
Postal 2
Enemy Territory
Penumbra Black Plague
Sauerbraten
Urban Terror
Soldier Of Fortune
Torcs
Tremulous
AlienArena
True Combat
America’s Army
Nexus
OpenArena
PlaneShift
Drop Team
Frets On Fire
Chromium B.S.U.
Mad Bomber
X-Moto
BZ Flag
Mega Mario
Glaxium
GL-117
NeverBall
NeverPutt
Super Tux
PPRacer

Download torrent here

or

Purchase the Live-DVD direct from On-Disk if you feel 8 gigabytes will take too long to download.

Source : Linux Journal

Or visit Supergamer website!

You might also wanna read up what Distrowatch has to say about the Supergamer linux distribution here.