Aug 19, 2009

Puppy Linux 4.2

Puppy Linux 4.2 Was Released on March 27th,2009. As we know Puppy Linux is a tiny Linux available in market comes around 100 MB in size. But it has tendency to bean any other distro in terms of speed. Exceptionally fast,looks great with tons of widget. So lets find out my first experience with Puppy Linux 4.2.

My Test Machine:

AMD64 3000+ Processor
MSI Motherboard
512 DDR II Ram
ESPON C 58 Printer
Samsung Monitor.


I took a iso image from internet it was about 103 MB in size and burned using K3B of PCLunuxOS 2009.1. It was a live CD so I went for a Test Drive. Its asked some question like monitor resolution , color then it desktop appears I was stunt that in such a small size how it provides such tones of feature like it has everything from word processor to intant massenger. Booting from Live CD was fast from any other distro's Harddisk boot so imagine how fast it is. Actually it runs fully on RAM that is the secret.
I cannot installed to harddisk I tried 3 times but it cannot create bootloader. This was only cons to use Puppy I hope Puppy will solve the problem as soon as possible.

Multimedia Experiance:
Excellent it was really excellent when it came multimedia experience , everything played out of box from MP3 files to VOB. It has GXine for movie playing and Pmusic for Music needs. sometimes GXine player crashes.

Screenshot :

It is best for low end computers and perfect for netbooks and sure it is best than windows 98. It could be a window killer if it do some work withs its boot loader.


Aug 4, 2009

DistroLove Weekly Update

Mandriva 2010.0 Alpha 2 Launched :
The second alpha of Mandriva Linux 2010.0 was launched on July 31st. The development cycle of Mandriva Linux 2010.0 will continue with a beta release at the end of August, two release candidates scheduled for September and October, and the official public release expected around November, 2009.

Highlights of Mandriva Linux 2010.0 Alpha 2:

· Linux kernel 2.6.31 RC4;
· KDE 4.3 RC3;
· GNOME 2.27.5;
· Xfce 4.6.1;
· Server 1.6.2;
· 3.1.0;
· Amarok 2.1.1.

Canonical announced on July 28th the availability of a new Linux kernel security update for the following Ubuntu distributions: 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 8.10 and 9.04 (also applies to Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu). The update patches 4 important security issues discovered in the Linux kernel packages by various hackers. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to update your system as soon as possible! Read more about it here.

Clement Lefebvre and the community behind the Linux Mint project proudly announced a few minutes ago on their official blog the immediate availability of the final release of Linux Mint 7 (Gloria) KDE Community Edition operating system. Being based on the Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) distribution, Linux Mint 7 KDE is powered by Linux kernel 2.6.28 and it's built on top of the KDE 4.2.4 desktop environment. Just like the other editions of Gloria, this one also includes brand-new artwork, updated applications and many, many new breathtaking features.

Latest Packages Release:

apt •
ImageMagick • 6.5.4-8
firefox • 3.5.2
xorg-server • 1.6.3
Miro • 2.5.2
mysql • 5.1.37
linux •
qemu • 0.10.6
emacs • 23.1
ncftp • 3.2.3
lvm • 2.02.50
mono •
NVIDIA • 185.18.29

Latest Distro Release:

Frugalware 1.1-rc1
Bluewhite64 13.0-rc2
Mint 7 (KDE)
NetBSD 5.0.1
Tiny Core 2.2
Mandriva 2010-alpha2
PCLinuxOS 2009.4 (LXDE)
Yellow Dog 6.2
Ubuntu Christian 5.0 (x86_64)


Aug 2, 2009

Kicker Theme

This Blog deals with panel's themes which you can use in KDE , Gnome,XFCE or LXDE Desktop.

Theme Name : Black Strike
Artist: Sanjay Prasad
Licence: GPL

Screenshot :

Kicker Preview :


About Black Strike :
Most beautiful kicker background you have seen.


Fedora 11 -Linux 2u

Fedora is quite popular distro and now I am going to depict my experience with Fedora 11 Leonidas.
Fedora 12 Final Release Date:  11th November,2009  after Mandriva 2010 final release.

My Test Machine:

AMD64 3000+ Processor
MSI Motherboard
512 DDR II Ram
ESPON C 58 Printer
Samsung Monitor.

First Impression:

I took KDE 4 as my desktop. Installation was smooth and fast. I took the default EXT4 as my root partition and 4GB swap. The desktop looks prettier than its previous version and its fast and little bit buggy as I can't install codecs from internet. That doesn't matter for me.

Hardware Detection:

Quite impressive,detected all my hardware and also my friend's webcam who uses Lenovo Laptop. So , its simply gr8.

Multimedia :

Due to bug I can't get rich multimedia experience. It doesn't come with codecs require to play all media format. As I am new to fedora please guide me to resolve this problem simply posting comments.

Screen shot:

Conclusion :

I don't thing its a windows xp replacement for newbies. so, the fedora community has work harder to allure newbies.

My Rating : 3.5/5



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