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LINUX Lover? openSUSE 11.3 is here.

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Guess what’s the good news? Yep, you guessed it right! openSUSE 11.3 is here.
For all the Beginners here is a gist of what openSUSE is all about:

openSUSE is an Operating System built on the LINUX kernel. It is driven by openSUSE Project community and is sponsored by Novell. The latest version 11.3 was released in July, 2010. The new features of openSUSE is that it has an improved netbook support, a newly added desktop environment and loads of other new features which we are going to discuss.

Why try openSUSE 11.3?

1. First of all, openSUSE is one of those LINUX distributions which gives a choice when installing a desktop environment. It doesn’t treat GNOME or KDE as its primary option.

2. It has a new Base Distribution Upgrade feature, which can easily rebase your appliances on top of a newer distribution version. Upgrading is quick and error-free. Just hit the Upgrade button and openSUSE will all do it for you. Thanks to openSUSE build service there is a large amount of software available for openSUSE than there is for any other distros.

3. In addition to the classical GNOME, KDE and Xfce the developers have integrated a new lean LXDE desktop. All desktop settings can be managed from the LXDE control center.

4. Since openSUSE is a fully open source distro, it does not contain any non-open source applications or libraries in the repository but a completely new feature in this version is that it has an on-demand package installation for adding missing multimedia codecs. For example, if you click on a Flash video or MP3 audio file, an application Kaffeine starts automatically and offers you to download the required codecs.

5. And yet there is our old YaST (Yet Another Setup Tool) system and administration program. This version has a new integrated interface and a new version of YaST, YaST2. However AutoYaST which is also a part of YaST performs automatic installation without user interaction for Beginners. Many new features in YaST have been integrated such as Bluetooth support and SaX2 which helps users graphics cards, Monitors and Touch Displays.

6. As for you all who didn’t know openSUSE is one of the biggest contributors to KDE. SUSE developers work directly within KDE than any other distribution. For all of you who want a definitive KDE experience, openSUSE is your OS. KDE is smooth and stable and Gtk applications no longer look like foreign objects, thanks to new Oxygen-molecule Gtk theme.

7. openSUSE now includes a new SpiderOak service for backing up your data online. The application has a user-friendly interface and is free for storage upto 2 GB. Although SpiderOak is not open source and hence is only available through the repository.

8. An additional advantage to openSUSE users is that Compiz, one of the compositing window managers for the X Window system comes installed by default with the distro. It comes with Simple CCSM for Beginners too. It takes full advantage of OpenGL acceleration of your Graphics Cards.

9. A special advantage to VirtualBox users is that openSUSE comes with the Guest Additions configured. So now no need of going through the painful process upgrading your LINUX kernel and installing Guest Additions from your VirtualBox GA ISO image.

Summing things up, openSUSE is a good distribution for users who are adept at Windows and want to make a jump to Linux. Newbies might find openSUSE a little daunting but configuring and ease of use might make it a good choice even for them. Overall, it is a good distro to delve into LINUX.

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10 Awesome Features of Ubuntu 10.04. LTS Release on April 29

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Hi, all techies out there!  This is an announcement for you all who are crazy about the new and stable OS’es and of course our Ubuntu OS fans. Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support (LTS) codenamed “Lucid Lynx” is about to be released on April 29, 2010. Ubuntu 9.10 codenamed “Karmic Koala” which was released on October 29, 2009 was a huge success.


As we all know, Ubuntu is an Operating System built by a worldwide team of Expert Developers and the best about it is “OPEN SOURCE” i.e. it can be modified, redistributed and passed along your friends and the OS is totally free of cost.

The new features of Ubuntu 10.04 are:

1. This is Ubuntu’s third LTS release after 8.04, the last LTS release. LTS means free security updates and this release guarantees five years free updates for Servers and  three years for Desktops.

2. Better Artwork than 9.10, like better visual effects for the default desktop.

3. Ubuntu 10.04 target boot speed is 10 seconds. Speed is UBUNTU. Thus even a slow CPU is adjusted by Ubuntu. Fast installation too. The minimum time is 20 minutes for complete OS installation.

4. Amazing Boot Experience. A graphical OS selector is implemented for switching between two or more OS’es. A fully revamped Bootscreen which also allows option of installing new updates on shutdown.

5. Ubuntu Software Center. With a simple design it can be used to install and remove software packages and to add repositories for finding, installing and managing new application. In this version we will find an upgraded version of Synaptic, Gdebi and the Update Manager.

6. A new GNOME Desktop environment with a number of great new features.

7. Enhanced applications of Mozilla Firefox, Linux Kernel, KDE, HAL removal for faster bootup.

8. Improved support for nVidia proprietary graphics drivers.

9. Ubuntu’s “CLOUD COMPUTING”. UEC are now automatically discovered and registered.

10. Ubuntu One cloud Storage  for backup and easy sync.

Download New Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Install Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 3 (64bit) in Virtualbox

I dont have to say anything but that, Ubuntu is all about insane boot interfaces, best for networking and purely exhilarating graphic designs. it is an OS for the true geeks of our world.

“LIVE IT EXPERIENCE IT”

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