Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu’

SGLNX takes Nvidia ION2 for a spin (Part 1/3)

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The board
Nvidia ION2 GPU with Atom D525 Pineview CPU in an Mini-ITX form factor mainboard (17×17cm)

The memory
2x 2 gb (Dual Channel ) Kingston DDR3 1066MHz ram

The storage
Seagate 2.5″ Momentus XT hybrid 500gb SATA2 HDD

The operating system
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Misc hardware dongles
RT73 Wifi USB stick
USB bluetooth adapter (for use with Wiimote in XBMC)

The objective
Test run the board to run the default Ubuntu system with addon PPA repositories to ensure maximum performance for 1080p media playback using XBMC. Geekbench benchmarks to be used for testing the raw processing power of the D525 coupled with ION2.

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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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Relocating windows buttons in Ubuntu themes

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Much has been discussed recently over the location of windows buttons [ Maximize, Minimize, Close. etc ] in the upcoming release of Ubuntu Lucid [10.04].

Two school of thoughts in argument over if Ubuntu should look more like “Windows” or should it emulate the “Mac” when it comes to the window buttons placement…

At SGLNX, we shall quell this rhetorical debate….. by letting the users decide what to put on the top-left or the top-right for every window in Ubuntu. The solution is actually simple and a no-brainer.

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Running Linux on laptops not battery efficient? Check again!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

On most distros installations, there is a package “laptop-mode” tools included.

The package is meant to ensure power saving features on laptops.

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Nvidia 195.22 Beta Linux Display Driver Available In Nvidia Vdpau Team PPA [Ubuntu]

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

If you use any of the Nvidia graphics card of GeForce chipset 8500 and above, you can make use of its VDPAU functions.

VDPAU = Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix

Since most standard linux distributions does not include it in their repositories, users have to download and install it manually, or if using Ubuntu, a new PPA repository can be added..

More on how to install VDPAU in the link below

Nvidia 195.22 Beta Linux Display Driver Available In Nvidia Vdpau Team PPA [Ubuntu]

Thanks for Webupd8.org for the heads up

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..

Ubuntu 9.10 made available today!

Friday, October 30th, 2009

More here

http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/910features

Boot Linux over the Internet!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

A little update to what’s brewing lately in the linux world..

Much talk about booting linux over http, ie the internet. However, some work needed as it’s not as simple as turning on the power.

A minimal USB image is needed as booting Linux over the internet. This mean it will still require plugging in a USB thumbdrive. Only the kernel is booted over the internet and sadly it doesn’t utilize the BIOS PXE aka Preboot Execution Environment support via the embedded LAN port on most recent mainboards.

Popular distros such as Ubuntu, DSL, Debian, Fedora and Knoppix are supported for gPXE booting

A howto guide here at howtoforge.com

Official boot kernel over http page at kerrnel.org

Source : H-Online.com