Fedora 9 Sulphur Released

After lots of waiting Red Hat Released their latest Desktop/Server version of Fedora Linux 😉 Lets take a quick look at its feature 🙂 Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join.

  • This release features GNOME 2.22. GNOME now includes a webcam photo and video creation utility called Cheese, improved network filesystem support, a new international clock applet, Google Calendar support and custom email labels in Evolution, a new Remote Desktop Viewer, improved accessibility features, and PolicyKit integration.
  • KDE 4.0.3 is available in the KDE Live image as well as the regular DVD.
  • Xfce 4.4.2 is available as part of this release. Read the rest of this entry »

Famelix GNU/Linux : The XP Nemesis.

Famelix is a GNU/Linux distribution developed by Brazil’s Faculdade Metropolitana de Guaramirim (FAMEG) and based on the work of Kurumin Linux. Its peculiarity lies in the adaptation of the user interface so that it resembles Windows as much as possible.

It is with great satisfaction that the group of developers and users Famelix GNU / Linux, announced the launch of Famelix 2.1 – Release Candidate 1, and many new features in this version are present.

Here are some of its features of Famelix 2.1 RC1 : –

  • Support for 5 languages Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, German and English.
  • Mounting Automatic CD Rom,Floppy, Pen Drive etc.
  • Automatic Update packages.
  • Development of new OS based on pure Debian using Live Script which allows greater compatibility.
  • Support the various plates Wireless.
  • Support 3d Graphics nVIDIA, ATI and Intel.
  • Compiz Fusion with all plugins enable. Read the rest of this entry »

KDE 4.0.1 Is Now Available

The first bugfix edition of KDE4 was released out in the wild, yesterday, as the KDE Community announced.

KDE 4.0.1 brings you a lot of stability and performance improvements and many updated translations for most of its components. It is already translated into 48 languages and more are coming soon.

We all know the problems with the shared components used by the applications. Many of these issues got fixed, and your life will be much easier. You will notice that there are a lot of bugfixes in KHTML, Konqueror’s HTML rendering engine.

The next edition from the KDE 4.0 branch, KDE 4.0.2, will be released at the beginning of March, including more updates and bugfixes. This summer, KDE 4.1 will be available and will be based on Qt 4.4 with all its performance and functionality improvements. Rawhide – the unstable version of Fedora – is one of the distributions that already have KDE 4.0.1.

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Fedora 9 Alpha Preview. Codename “Sulphur”

Jesse Keating has announced the availability of Fedora 9 Alpha, the first development release of Fedora 9.The Alpha release provides the first opportunity for the wider community to become involved with the testing of Rawhide: representing a sanitised snapshot of Fedora’s development branch, which sees rapid changes and will become the next major release, it should boot on the majority of systems, providing both an opportunity to get a look at what new features will be included in the next release and also an opportunity to provide feedback and bug reports to help ensure that the next release is as good as possible.

Release Overview : –

  1. Kernel 2.6.24 : – Fedora 9 Alpha features a 2.6.24 based kernel. 2.6.24 includes CPU “group scheduling”, memory fragmentation avoidance, tickless support for x86-64/ppc and other architectures, many new wireless drivers and a new wireless configuration interface, SPI/SDIO MMC support, USB authorization, per-device dirty memory thresholds, support for PID and network namespaces, support for static probe markers, read-only bind mounts, SELinux performance improvements, SATA link power management and port multiplier support, Large Receive Offload in network devices, memory hot-remove support, a new framework for controlling the idle processor power management, CIFS ACLs support, many new drivers and many other features and fixes.
  2. GNOME 2.21 Development Release : – GNOME 2.21 brings many improvements, not least of which is the introduction of GVFS and GIO as a replacement for GNOME VFS by Fedora developer and nautilus maintainer AlexanderLarsson. GVFS introduces many benefits including performance improvements, queuing multiple file transfers and additional security benefits through the use of PolicyKit, which is developed and maintained by Fedora developer DavidZeuthen and was first introduced in Fedora 8. Read the rest of this entry »

KDE 4.1 Roadmap and Future Goals !

KDE 4 is out, as you probably already know, and it comes with a lot of innovations for the Linux desktop. KDE 4 is the next generation of the popular K Desktop Environment, which seeks to fulfill the need for a powerful yet easy-to-use desktop, for both personal and enterprise computing. KDE project’s goal for the 4.0 release is to put the foundations in place for future innovations on the FREE desktop. But today, we will talk about the future versions of KDE 4 and what features they’ll bring. Let’s have a look first at the main goals for KDE 4.1, which will be released somewhere in July:

  • Windows port (Frameworks and Applications)
  • Mac port (Frameworks and Applications)
  • OpenSolaris port
  • Plasma with widgets on canvas, makes things like layouting much easier, and generally integrating widgets into Plasmoids
  • Webkit in Plasma
  • GStreamer, Quicktime, DirectShow9 Phonon backends
  • Apple dashboard widgets support in Plasma
  • Decibel VOIP and real-time communication framework
  • Done! Dragon Player multimedia player Read the rest of this entry »

openSUSE 11.0 Alpha1: Reaching newer heights

A very early alpha version of openSUSE, 11.0 Alpha 1, was launched and it is available for download and testing. Although it is just a development release, this version starts the new year with a lot of improvements,.

Changes since openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 0

Suse 11 Aplha 1 have seen 1026 package check-ins since Alpha0 and countless bugs fixed. The main changes against Alpha0 are:

  • Sat Solver integration
  • Michael Schröder’s “sat solver” library is now the default package solver for libzypp, so make sure you doublecheck the selected packages – there might be suprises ahead. Please note that we need test cases for things that look funny to you (wiki link) Read the rest of this entry »

KDE 4 Released/Preview : The future GUI ?

The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era.

The KDE 4 Desktop has gained some major new capabilities. The Plasma desktop shell offers a new desktop interface, including panel, menu and widgets on the desktop as well as a dashboard function. KWin, the KDE Window manager, now supports advanced graphical effects to ease interaction with your windows.

Lots of KDE Applications have seen improvements as well. Visual updates through vector-based artwork, changes in the underlying libraries, user interface enhancements, new features, even new applications — you name it, KDE 4.0 has it. Okular, the new document viewer and Dolphin, the new file manager are only two applications that leverage KDE 4.0’s new technologies.