Between Raspberry Pi and Netbook 1Malaysia

Between Raspberry Pi and Netbook 1Malaysia

So Small and Cheap

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…)

Make DraftSight work with Ubuntu 11.10

Make DraftSight work with Ubuntu 11.10

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.
  • Install DraftSight
  • Alternatively use the terminal: sudo dpkg -i DraftSight.deb. Before that you may have to install libdirectfb-extra and sendmail manually. (more…)

Marlin, another File Browser for Gnome

Marlin, another File Browser for Gnome

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:

  • tab support
  • Nautilus-like location bar
  • three file view modes: Icon View, List View and Column View
  • networking support (SSH, FTP, Windows share, HTTP and HTTPS)
  • customizable toolbar, including toolbar icon size
  • single click/double click to open file
  • show hidden files
  • zoom in/out (more…)

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” , A new hot chick in Linux Town

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” , A new hot chick in Linux Town

Why You Should fall in LOVE with Lisa

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…)

Donation to Support Linux Mint Development

Donation to Support Linux Mint Development

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 : ).

My Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot with Gnome 3.2

My Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot with Gnome 3.2

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.

 

 

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