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Hi πŸ™‚

Well I’m trying to pick up a new distros beside OpenSuse. I decided not to pick an Ubuntu one, there’s no valid argument to that I sahll point, just feelings. Anyway for now my pick would be Fedora but if you have some suggestions feel free to to point them to me. Thanks for helping out in advance πŸ™‚

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The first sum-up news,the number one πŸ™‚ This is planned to be a weekly post to sum up what’s been up during the week, major and less major facts (infact :D). So let’s start :

This week the Gnome 2.24 has been released. Updates and improvements has been made all over to make the end user experience even much more pleasent here are some of the major improvements :

  • Inclusion of Telepathy a new instant messaging software
  • A tracking time panel application
  • Ekiga 3.0
  • Improvement in file managing which sees the appearance of the compact view and tabbed mode
  • More dekbar plugins ! :Google Search, yahoo! andΒ  wikipedia suggestion , a calculator, twitter and identi.ca
  • Better didgital T.V.
  • New screen resolution control , new sound theme and new Wallpapers added

For a more details you can head over the official release announcement .

On the same subject a vague road map has appeared to a Gnome 3.0 release date.

This week and last weekΒ  seemed to be the week of Betas and Alphas, as major distribtions just made the release of them:

Also there is the fact that the gentoo team changed their release sheudle due to lack of manpower so if you think you can help them just head over there πŸ™‚

And last but not least the release of gOS3 gadgets. It’s an Ubuntu based distros aimed for the Netbooks and the web 2.0 .

Another fact is the the announcement of an upcoming blender gamekit 2nd edition from the YoFrankie Game blog

From the Hardware side it seems that Android is getting nearer to a release and there is a nice Buzz around it.

A good news for the Linux WiFi users is the release of Atheros HAL under Free Software License You can check out the news here. or here.


That’s it for this week. I know that this doesn’t sum up all the news and surely I did missed some important ones, you can state them in the comments, that would be nice. I’m open for suggestion to make this better, nd in the next week I’ll put a more complete one, I do hope so .

Hi everyone , I’m passing by as fast as I can (If there were some kind of Dopler effect you would have noticed it ).

Anyways here is a link to a site called ICS Network . What’s special about it is that it holds interesting Qt ressources. Under the Learning Center tab you can find Video tutorials and white papers , seminar and trainig courses you can attend depending on where you live on this planet .

Hope this will be helpful to you as it has been to me.

Well here I am again, it’s been a hole week without a post. I feel sorry about that T_T ( been kinda busy with lot of stuff ). So what else ? Well wondering around the web I found some very intersting Linux media center distros and apps here is a little list , some projects are still young but if you have time give them a try πŸ™‚

For first : GeexBox it’s a pretty nice media center distros that comes out in live-cd and can be installed on the hard driver as well on usb key, I tried this one about 2 years ago and I was satisfied. I’m gonna suerly give it a try sometimes soon. Here is the official descritption a pretty long one that defines somehow a media center distros :

GeeXboX is a free embedded Linux distribution which aims at turning your computer into a so called HTPC (Home Theater PC) or Media Center. Being a standalone LiveCD-based distribution, it’s a ready to boot operating system than works on any Pentium-class x86 computer or PowerPC Macintosh, implying no software requirement. You can even use it on a diskless computer, the whole system being loaded in RAM.

Despite his tiny ISO image size, the distribution comes with a complete and automatic hardware detection, not requiring any driver to be added. It supports playback of nearly any kind of audio/video and image files and all known codecs and containers are shipped in, allowing playing them through various physical supports, either being CD, DVD, HDD, LAN or Internet.

GeeXboX also comes with a complete toolchain that allows developers adding easily extra packages and features but that might also be used to give birth to many dedicated embedded Linux systems.

Then we have Linux MCE, this is the official description as it comes in the main page :

LinuxMCE is a free, open source add-on to Kubuntu including a 10′ UI, complete whole-house media solution with pvr + distributed media, and the most advanced smarthome solution available. It is stable, easy to use, and requires no knowledge of Linux and only basic computer skills.

Another linux media center is Elisa as the previous one here how they officially describe it :

Elisa is an open source cross-platform media center connecting the Internet to an all-in-one media player.They have a pretty nice web site πŸ™‚

The next one is XBMC, it is a multiplatform and what is special about it is that it comes for XBOX as well, again the official description :

XBMC is your one stop shop for all your media. Be it music, videos, pictures, streams, online radio or optical discs, XBMC can handle it and manage it for you and best of all, it’s free!

I hope this will be helpful for you if you’re looking at making a media center system πŸ™‚

The title says it all so no more waiting let the drum rolls:

At first http://fracturedpsyche.wordpress.com/ a very nice blog if you look for something interesting go ahead you won’t regret it .

Then we have this one a linux blogs listing you will find great blogs over there .

And other two blog for Apple fanboys or fangirls : one and two they are pretty nice .

Another one ? Ok here is a site for all Japanese technology fans its called Akihabaranews after The famous Tokyo District known for it’s … well if you want to buy some good new technology stuff there you should go .

Hmm ok ok I’ll give you another one : a blog of a french that lives in Japan he actually founded a family and works there as a Photograph Journalist . He does works for the Akihabaranews sites and others Check it out , By the way it’s in french , but check it out anyways you got to love the photogaphic skills of the author .

And the last one will be tuxmachine.org : It’s a great linux web site news blogs and forum and other nice stuff.

That’s it for this session hope you enjoy πŸ™‚ .