Monday, January 30, 2012

Frugalware Linux 1.6 RC2 has been released

Frugalware announced the availability of the second release candidate [RC2] for the upcoming Frugalware 1.6 stable release. Frugalware is the general desktop Linux operating system from Hungary. It design looks like Slackware and it uses the Pacman package management from Arch Linux. It available on many desktop environment like GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, BlackBox, FluxBox, OpenBox, WMaker and IceWM.

Here is the one screenshot of its GNOME desktop environment.

In this version they upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.1.10 and LibreOffice 3.4.5. They also update about 100 packages and include 27 new packages. They introduce many new features and try to fix the errors. Tha main advantage is that you if you have your old machines like 256 MB RAM you can install LXDE or Xfce version on it.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New attraction in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : HUD [Head-Up Display]

Mark Shuttleworth announced on his blog that Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" comes with the idea of VUI [vocabulary user interface]. The user click on particular application or just told to open the application, the key different between them is the efficiency in user speech and the invocation of the application.

The name of this feature is HUD [Head-Up Display]. And it takes less time then mouse-click and the ease of it is that you don't have to remember hot-keys just type what you want and it'll give it to you.

Here is the stunning video of it in which you can see how much HUD can help you.

The HUD is very smart VUI. It uses many calculation and algorithms for results. It displays your prioritize result first and then the others. And it gives you more better experience than Unity dash.

And at the end, Mark said that their next step is to integrate the HUD with the voice recognition system. So you can talk with your software and instruct it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Release schedule of Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin"

Here is the release schedule of Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin".

Alpha 1 1st Dec,2011
Alpha 2 2nd Feb,2012
Feature Freeze 16th Feb,2012
User Interface Freeze 23rd Feb,2012
Beta 1 1st Mar,2012
Beta 2 29th Mar,2012
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Final Release 26th Apr,2012

Here is the all key dates of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This time Canonical goes to support this LTS [long term support] version for 5 years. So this time they try to make a better version in their history.

After Feature Freeze no more features and packages will be added and after User Interface Freeze no drastic modification in UI will be done. But any exception make the little change.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Microsoft ready to war with Linux : Banned booting of Linux on ARM based Windows 8 Devices

From recent news, it seems that Microsoft banned booting of Linux or any other operating system on ARM based Windows 8 devices. From this decision of Microsoft, it seems that they are ready to war with GNU/Linux operating system. Due to the UEFI secure boot protocol, any other OS rather than Windows 8 can not run on ARM based devices.

If you buy any hardware, it will be yours and you can run any operating system of your choice. Now a days ARM is used not only in mobile device but also in tablets and notebooks. Microsoft attempting to kill GNU/Linux from ARM based devices. It sounds very pathetic and insane. So they should back off their decision otherwise it seems that there are starting of war between Windows and GNU/Linux.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fuduntu : funny name but interesting distro launched version 2012.1

At first the name Fuduntu sounds funny but it is very interesting Linux distro. Basically Fuduntu is Fedora based later on it is independent Linux operating system lies between Fedora and Ubuntu. It comes with GNOME interface and available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architecture.

The last version of Fuduntu was released on 07 Nov, 2011 which was 14.12. The important thing of Fuduntu is that it gives aesthetic pleasure to user and very optimized. It comes with Linux Kernel 3.1.6. It has many in-built packages like chromium 16, LibreOffice 3.4.3, Firefox 9, ThunderBird 9, Banshee and VLC media player, Nautilus Elementry and much more.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ubuntu TV for human being.

Ubuntu launch their TV project for users. Here is some information about it. Ubuntu TV combined with broadcast, time shift, online box office, personal cloud, application and blu-ray experience without wires, connectors and boxes.

 In Ubuntu TV, there is only one remote which can handle all your things. It also include Ubuntu One so you can access your media when you want. It in-built has box office so you can watch any movie on demand. You can search your favorite channel shows and record them also and can watch when you are free. It also have a second screen for other information and have many application for smart TV.

And it has many new features and technical specification for this check out their website :

Here is the video which gives you crystal clear idea about Ubuntu TV.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Gentoo Linux 12.0 has been released

The 12.0 version of Gentoo Linux has been released on 02 Jan,2012. Originally Gentoo is aimed towards the developers and networks professionals. It originated in USA and it is independent Linux operating system. Unlike other Linux it contain poratge- a package management system which provides dependencies, fine-grained package management, system profile, virtual package and many more.

The LiveCD of Gentoo contain the following features.

  • Linux Kernel 3.1.5
  • X.Org Server 1.10.4
  • KDE 4.7.4
  • GNOME 3.2.1
  • Xfce 4.8
  • Fluxbox 1.3.2
  • Firefox 9.0
  • LibreOffice
  • GIMP 2.6.11
  • Blender 2.60
  • Amarok 2.5
  • VLC 1.1.13
  • Chromium 16.0
It also support many architectures like i486, i586, i686, x86_64, alpha, arm, hppa, mips, powerpc, spark64. Due to the wide range of architecture and desktop manager like KDE, GNOME, Xfce, Fluxbox, Blackbox, AfterStep, LXDE, Openbox, Wmaker, IceWM, the Gentoo Linux is used by many permanent user and became more famous.