Sabayon 5.3 Released

Wikipedia describes sabayon linux as “Sabayon is an Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, a sweet liquor (usually Marsala wine), and sometimes cream or whole eggs. It is a very light custard, which has been whipped to incorporate a large amount of air”. Sabayon is based on Gentoo, and aimed at ordinary users. Shipped with a nice package manager called entropy it offers support for 64 bit and 32 bit architectures.

Sabayon 5.3

Unlike Ubuntu, Sabayon by default, has vlc installed which enables the user to play all most all multimedia formats. Sabayon offers Kde and Gnome environment by default. A nice installer framework makes sabayon installation on harddisk a breeze. Try out Sabayon 5.3.

Features of Sabayon 5.3:

  • Based on GCC 4.4 and Glibc 2.10
  • Optimized Linux kernal 2.6.34
  • Faster harddisk installation
  • ext4, is the default filesystem and offers btrfs filesystem support
  • Encrypted file system support

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Igelle: Lightweight Operating System for portable computers

Igelle is a light weight and modern operating system build entirely for portable computers.

Igelle

Appearance and Ease of use: Igelle offers a light and pleasant appearance with panels similar to Gnome. Igelle is packed with nice animations which donot disturb the user but also adds lightness to the system. Panels and dock offers easy usability.

Software Management and Settings: Epiphany is the standard web browser for Igelle. It even offers firefox installation, if the user demands it from add/remove. Other applications that are available for installation in a few clicks, are XChat, Mplayer, and dozens of other things. Igelle supports wine, which enables you to emulate windows programs. Continue reading “Igelle: Lightweight Operating System for portable computers”

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What is new in Kubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3 Lucid Lynx

As the launch of Kubuntu is about to happen, lets have a look at what is more in Kubuntu Alpha 3 Lucid Lynx. Contrary to appearance, the system is not just a simple release of Ubuntu with KDE. Apart from things like screen loading and other obvious stuff, there is a lot of change in Kubuntu 10.04.

Kubuntu 10.04

One of the major change in this release is that it comes with KDE 4.4.0. Kubuntu Alpha comes with 2.6.32-14.20 kernel, X.Org 1.7.5, Amarok 2.3 beta1 and K3B 1.70. We feel that the Kubuntu team tries to distinguish itself from other KDE based operating systems, with more stuff from canonical. One interesting feature of Alpha version is the configuration modules touch pad, which enables the user to turnoff the touchpad, for example when editing or preparing text files. Firefox too is integrated with KDE, which would be a cause for firefox freaks to switch to kde. Continue reading “What is new in Kubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3 Lucid Lynx”

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Is ArchLinux, the Linux distro you searched for?

If you are a person who have tried many linux distros and couldn’t find the one you needed, then your search has come to an end. ArchLinux would be the answer to your searches.

Arch Linux

Arch Linux is a highly customizable linux which comes around at 360 mb.iso file, which includes all files needed for a harddisk install. If you are opting for net install or ftp install, then there are ways of doing it too. Arch Linux by default does not have a graphical interface. You can choose the graphical interface according to your wish, whether it be gnome, kde, fluxbox, xfce, enlightment and lot more.

As you know your desktop manager uses a large portion of your system resources. So choice of desktop environment is of great importance as one can make a linux distro which may be slow and flashy or fast and ugly. Continue reading “Is ArchLinux, the Linux distro you searched for?”

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Windows 7: The Perfect Experience

Microsoft proves that seven is indeed a lucky and magical number. It would be too, for a company which decided to skip a version 13 for their Office suite to avoid bad luck.

Windows 7

Despite the criticism and negative publicity, Windows Vista was a significant Windows release, and a step forward in the evolution of the Windows operating system. Windows 7 is a marked improvement over Vista all around, and its new features and improvements make it a strong competitor for Windows XP as well.

Ironically, Windows 7, isn’t even Windows 7.0! It runs a slightly improved kernel of Windows Vista with a version number of 6.1 much like Windows XP ran an improved Windows 2000 kernel with a version of 5.1 (Windows 2000 was 5.0). However as Microsoft has painfully pointed out on several occasions, this makes Windows 7 no less significant. Continue reading “Windows 7: The Perfect Experience”

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The Best Linux Distro Ever

Linux is one of the best operating systems ever. Considering the number of distributions ie, about 350 there always arises a question which is the best linux distribution.

Linux Distro

According to recent polls ubuntu is voted as the best linux distribution. It doesn’t signify that others are not good. But one thing which is an important factor to be considered is that the linux distribution suited for you entirely depends on you.

For eg, if you are a penetration tester, you would be most probably using backtrack compared to ubuntu which is the most popular linux. Mostly quality of an os depends on its popularity. Continue reading “The Best Linux Distro Ever”

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Windows 7 wont kill Linux

There has always been a war between linux and windows. With the smarter surviving the market, here windows 7 appears. Microsoft owns the os market with about 90% users. Linux being free, although is not coming even 10% of the market. The reason why microsoft dominates the market is not because they are very efficient.

Windows 7

It is only because people used to work with it for years. Microsoft got off the market a little bit only when windows vista was released. It was not as good as XP and it sold out only because the computer manufacturers forced its customers to use vista.

Linux has been in the market for a long now. But it is fastly gaining heights as free software and opensource is soaring high. Linux has evolved a lot with user friendly interface and robust free programs. These days linux users has all the resources available like a windows user except a few which are said to be compensated soon. Linux is all about security and multitasking than windows. The underlying linux base is much more efficient and powerful than windows OS. Look at bash and CMD, you can feel the difference. Continue reading “Windows 7 wont kill Linux”