Do you ever imagine that one day, you can fit your computer into your wallet ? That is what David Braben trying and I believe already achieved. A computer with a size of credit card and so cheap around $25 – $35. The price is depending on how much RAM you specify. It is called Raspberry Pi developed by Frontier Development. Currently in beta and already on sale on e-Bay for charity.
You can watch the video below to appreciate the performance of Raspberry Pi. According to David, Raspberry Pi can run Linux OS with LXDE, run internet browser, movie and Open Office. Don’t be surprise, it can even run Quake 2. Performance is not an issue here.
What I like to point out is that with the combination of small hardware and linux we could do a lot of things. This device might be a stepping stone to a greater things. (more…)
DraftSight for me is the best replacement for AutoCad. But when Ubuntu user upgrade to 11.10, they will face problem when installing DraftSight. There is some problem with dependency . However, there is easy fix for that just install manually the dependency package from Ubuntu.
So if you want DraftSight on Ubuntu 11.10 32bit you have to:
Download and install manually the dependency package from Ubuntu.
We have Gnome and Unity for Desktop Browser, for file browser the Gnome default is Nautilus. But if you want to try a sleek and fast GTK3 file manager then Marlin is the answer. According to Wikipedia, marlin fish are incredibly fast swimmers, reaching speeds of about 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph). So I believe the developer are focusing on Marlin file browser’s speed and simplicity.
Among the main features:
Nautilus-like location bar
three file view modes: Icon View, List View and Column View
networking support (SSH, FTP, Windows share, HTTP and HTTPS)
I like Lisa not just because she offers you different desktop environment but Clem and Co knows really well what end user want. Mint new environment MATE is a great transition to Gnome 3. MGSE in the other hand want to make sure user are familiar with Gnome 3 . Their hardwork had been paid off, now Mint is the most popular Linux Distro base on DistroWatch.
One thing, about Linux is you have the freedom to choose for what is best for you. That is the idea, so to PC user maybe you can try Lisa for free of charge. Just download her at Linux Mint. (more…)
My first Linux OS is Ubuntu after accidentally install it using wubi. But my main Linux OS is none other than Linux Mint. Julia was my first, and now I am using Katya. (Linux Mint 11). I have to admit that my laptop is quite old(2009), so only Mint can offer me stability and compatibility.
Don’t get me wrong, I still use Ubuntu and its a great OS. But if you read Mint blog, I was so touched that they even display 1 dollar donor. This is to show that they are really thankful. That is why I decided to donate from my PayPal account. Its easy to donate from PayPal, just provide your PayPal email account and PayPal will do the rest. I do get some money from links selling on my blog, so a dollar or two to donation is not much.
My point here is that, if you like and use Linux Mint or other Linux OS, remember that you use it for free. The development team work hard for it. They have to pay for programmer, developer and hosting. Donate a dollar or more to them will help them to continue provide this great OS for free in the future.
So if you think you have some extra money to donate to them, just go to Linux Mint and share some love. You will get a lovely banner to impress your friends like I did : ).
Just upgrade to latest Ubuntu release Oneiric Ocelot 11.10. My first impression was WOW! no more bugs. Actually I am a bit disappointed with Natty Narwhal Ubuntu 11.04. Lot of bugs and crash with unity and even gnome. Canonical team has worked hard to improve Ubuntu 11.10. Kudos to them.
Unity works smoothly and Gnome will not let you down. If you would like to try them just visit Ubuntu.com to download.