Friday, May 30, 2008
After extensive testing, Dell PCs featuring Ubuntu are now shipping with version 7.10. In addition to new 3D visual effects, an easy-to-use desktop search engine and pre-installed Flash, we’ve added native DVD playback and improved back up, recovery and restore options."
Monday, May 26, 2008
Alien Arena is a completely free FPS started by COR Entertainment in 2004 comprising of a science fiction ambience and a Quake like gameplay. This game is playable in single player mode against bots, but the action and thrill lies at the online multiplayer mode. Features of the Alien Arena 2007 include an internal server browser for finding other people to play online and an external program that acts as an IRC interface.
There are 6 game types and 6 game mutators that changes the gameplay. Cattle Prod is a new game type that requires you to herd robotic cattle to earn points.
Alien Arena 2007 is playable in Windows, Linux and FreeBSD.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Ubuntu is available free of charge and we can send you CDs of the latest version (7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)) with no extra cost, but the delivery may take up to ten weeks, so you should consider downloading the CD images if you have a fast Internet connection."
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Both Linux and Windows are operating systems. An operating system is the most important program that runs on a computer. Every general-purpose computer must have an operating system to run other programs. Operating systems perform basic tasks, such as recognizing input from the keyboard, sending output to the display screen, keeping track of files and directories on the disk, and controlling peripheral devices such as disk drives and printers.
- Reduces the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome
- Use the extra cash for rewards
- Formats are free, freedom is preserved
- Zero risk in violating license agreements
- Transparent vs Proprietary
- Better network, processing capabilities
- Proven Security
When linux is properly installed, there no longer a need to use the mouse. Chances of you using a mouse is close to zero.
Linux is 100% free while Windows Vista Ultimate costs $398.99 at the time of writing. Companies that pay a licensing annually could have used the money for other things like buying an additional server to reduce the load or even give a bigger bonus to its loyal employees.
Linux file formats can be accessed in a variety of ways because they are free. Windows on the other hand makes you lock your own data in secret formats that can only be accessed with tools leased to you at the vendor’s price. “What we will get with Microsoft is a three-year lease on a health record we need to keep for 100 years”
Linux is open source so you are unlikely to violate any license agreement. All the software is happily yours. With MS Windows you likely already violate all kinds of licenses and you could be pronounced a computer pirate if only a smart lawyer was after you. The worldwide PC software piracy rate for 2004 is at 35%. Which means that 3 out of 10 people are likely to get into real trouble.
MS Windows is based on DOS, Linux is based on UNIX. MS Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) is based on Microsoft-own marketing-driven specifications. Linux GUI is based on industry-standard network-transparent X-Windows.
Linux beats Windows hands down on network features, as a development platform, in data processing capabilities, and as a scientific workstation. MS Windows desktop has a more polished appearance, simple general business applications, and many more games for kids (less intellectual games compared to linux’s).
Linux is customizable in a way that Windows is not. For example, NASlite is a version of Linux that runs off a single floppy disk and converts an old computer into a file server. This ultra small edition of Linux is capable of networking, file sharing and being a web server.
Windows must boot from a primary partition. Linux can boot from either a primary partition or a logical partition inside an extended partition. Windows must boot from the first hard disk. Linux can boot from any hard disk in the computer.
Windows allows programs to store user information (files and settings) anywhere. This makes it impossibly hard to backup user data files and settings and to switch to a new computer. In contrast, Linux stores all user data in the home directory making it much easier to migrate from an old computer to a new one. If home directories are segregated in their own partition, you can even upgrade from one version of Linux to another without having to migrate user data and settings.
Why isn’t Linux affected by viruses? Simply because its code has been open source for more than a decade, tested by people all around the world, and not by a single development team like in the case of Windows. This leads to a lightning fast finding and fixing for exploitable holes in Linux. So that my friends, proves Linux as having an extremely enhanced security and lesser chances of exploits compared to Windows.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Ubuntu: Hardy Heron Guide
About Hardy Heron 8.04
- Ubuntu 8.04 was released on 24 April 2008 .
- It was code named Hardy Heron and is the successor to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.
- * Hardy Heron is a LTS (Long Term Support) release and will be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop.
Newer Versions of Ubuntu
- Ubuntu uses a six month release cycle
- These releases occur in April and October
- The next release is scheduled for the 30th of October, 2008 and will be Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) which is Hardy+1.
Ubuntu: Hardy Heron Guide
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
This is by no means an exhaustive collection. In fact none of these blogs are those of developers. Those you can always find at the Ubuntu Planet. Some of the famous Linux magazines are not here - the objective behind this list was to create a list of less-known Ubuntu Blogs with real life Ubuntu experiences - to make it easier for me to find what they find interesting or disgusting in Ubuntu.
Update: There is a planet for all these blogs where you can submit your blog too.
rm -rf /
This command will recursively and forcefully delete all the files inside the root directory.
Whole article here: TECH SOURCE FROM BOHOL: The 7 Deadly Linux Commands
Monday, May 05, 2008
"This is where I usually grab my dialogs."
Sunday, May 04, 2008
This fantasy / science fiction, real-time strategy, fps, rpg game is a sequel to to S2 Games’ Savage : Battle for Newerth. Both teams of human and beasts are pitted against each other in a gameplay where strategy, agility and alertness is needed. The game is downloadable for free but online access requires a one time account purchase of US$29.99. Activities such as kills, deaths, assists, building razes, damage and score points are tracked. All Savage 2 matches are saved and thus searchable in the form of replays. The automatic replay network is a system that will greatly increase the skill levels of overall player populations and competitiveness.
Friday, May 02, 2008
EMR 3.0 is a unique scenario based upon the Aleph One (Marathon) engine. It is a first-person action adventure game, featuring an epic and in-depth story line.
It brings more exciting new maps, new high resolution textures and landscapes, a completely new set of weapons, new monsters and friends, new scenery, new 16-bit sounds, original music, and a carefully woven original story line that transcends time.