You might have come across several posts regarding Open Source and Linux, Why should one chose Linux or stuff like that, but they all are pro-Linux. At the end of, almost, every post one gets to know that Linux might not be a viable choice for some users. Well, following list is going to answer your entire why questions:
Why Should Gamers Not Choose Linux
Here, we are not regarding the players of solitaire or geek-puzzle as gamers, instead who play tons of Action, Racing and MMORG. Let’s hope you are in and then Linux as solo OS in your system would be the last thing you want. Honestly, all the proprietary games we play are not even planning to head towards Linux platform.
When we use the term gaming, doesn’t matter how many emulators or workarounds you stumble upon, we mean playing games which are primarily designed for platforms. I wonder when will Linux developers decide to concentrate on this matter.
A Distinct Walk is Better Than pursuing Windows
It was good to see almost all distros migrating from command line to display oriented desktops. After that we expected them to get their own look, but we can see many distros mimicking windows and XP. Seriously, if you need XP you would know where to find it. Why should you use XP ditto Linux?
Desktop Problems Favors Not Choosing Linux
First thing a person would like to see on a display oriented desktop would be detection of good default setting.
Playing games on Linux is certainly an absurd idea to many people. Though there are some open source games available, but you can’t impose few games on huge community because every one has a distinct taste. Well, to cover that gaming part, emulator software named ‘WineHQ’ came up which can run many windows’ games flawlessly and some with little problems. Up till now, this software is doing great work.
Today, we are spotlighting some, abandonware gems, games which have good compatibility with WineHQ. Though these games might not have earned fame, which may be due to ‘no promotion’ by company. Well, whatever the case is, these games are great and you will have fun playing them on Linux.
Sanitarium is an adventure game involving the character of a man who awakes in an asylum, after a car accident, suffering from amnesia. To advance in game, you need to find different clues to help you solve puzzles.
Ubuntu, the stellar new release of the famous Ubuntu Linux distribution has come with 10 new and improved features. Let’s take a look at them.
1) Gnome 2.30
This is a useful desktop upgrade that promises its fan that they will love it. This is the last release of 2.x gnome in Ubuntu flavor but it is fantastic.
2) HAL has gone away
Ubuntu 10.04 has stopped depending on the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and has showed up with a ten second boot up time. By removing Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), the ten second boot up is tested which fans and others report that it works like magic. Read More
Anyone who is new to computers can make a lot of mistake; this can be very frustrating to the new user. However new desktop users can prevent a lot of unwanted frustration by knowing which mistakes to keep away from. Here are some basic mistakes Linux newbies make.
1. Working exe files
Applications made for windows will not operate for Linux. End users may download windows applications on a Linux operating system and when they click on the exe file in order to run it, it will not work. This will frustrate the new user who is not aware of this fact. Make sure you inform the new user that applications created for windows will not work for Linux unless they use a software called WINE.
2. Finding softwares
Because of new users jumping from windows to Linux, they expect softwares that run on the windows OS to run on the Linux operating system as well, however most softwares do not. Linux newbies have to get used to linux’s package management tools, tools like Ubuntu software center, packagekit and synaptic. These tools contain a host of softwares. A Linux newbie can find the application he requires from these tools. Read More
First Else, a new Linux-based mobile phone, is about to hit the market soon. The Linux operating system for this mobile is called the Else Intuition.
Along with a full touchscreen, the handset is expected to be quite powerful, having a strong hardware as well as an impressive software. It is expected that the phone will be launched sometime during next year.
The specifications of the new handset include a TI OMAP 3430 processor, along with a 256MB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
Before that you hire a hosting service to build your website for your small business it is important for you to know the basic things of web hosting. You are the best person to judge that what are the features that you require and what is your budget for that.
Most commonly, the choice to host your website mainly depends upon the scripting language that has been used in developing your website. If your website has been developed using languages like PHP, MySQL, or Perl, then Linux server hosting is preferable. But if in case your website has been developed using ASP Dot Net scripting language then your finest choice would the window hosting.
If your site require some interactive facilities like chat or searchable database, Linux may not be the best choice. Also it is fact that, a Linux-based web server is not fully acquiescent with Windows technologies. If you any Windows-centric technologies like Visual Basic is being used by you, then Windows-based servers would be the choice that will fulfill your requirement.
Office 2010 version is announced recently for the Mac. Mac user are growing day by day in corporate environment and now Microsoft has to go forward to take its share out of money-making Apple.
ITIC/Sunbelt Software group has conducted a survey in the fourth quarter of last year and got that more than 2/3 of corporates were available for Mac into IT field and greater than 50% of survey respondent want to have Mac with iPhones.
Due to less development of comprehensive application by PC software maker and desktop virtualization we do not have much to get Windows application to execute on Mac. Such application like Parallels Desktop for Mac provide enable us to have Windows and its desired software up and running.
Arjan Van de Ven and Auke Kok the two Linux developer at Intel’s open Source Center had demonstrated booting Linux system in five seconds. They demonstrated at Asus EEE PC that had a solid state storage both developers beaten the 5 seconds time by loading 2 soft wares Fedora and Moblin. They demonstrated that in front of audience.
Now question is that how they did that? According to Arjan it starts with right attitude, that doesn’t mean booting faster, its only about booting in 5 seconds. Its better to set a time budget for whole system rather than saving seconds here and there and every step of the boot should have to be complete in allocated time.
Nothing can be skipped while booting because Booting means making CPU and disk idle. That 5 second booting time did not include bringing up the network but that includes starting Network Manager. Arjan said that a conventional hard disk in a system take more time for start up, he has run the same load on a ThinkPad which taken 10 second time.
Fedora takes 45 seconds from power on to GNOME Display Manager log in screen. Boot Chart tool gives some details about that. In Boot chart figure 1 of Fedora boot, that figure shows the system is doing some time wasting things. It takes a whole 1-second in starting and checking the loopback device to see if all the network interfaces on the system are loopback. Then 2 seconds to start “send mail”. For that Arjan suggested for the common laptop use case that user can simply run ssmtp server instead of SMTP server, which is used only for outgoing mail.
With the blade competition getting more intense, IBM didn’t get the second best award sitting still. HP is having Shorty, and Big Blue coming with the BladeCenter S. The 7U unit is expandable to 11U to increase blades, storage or tape backup. Designed for smaller offices that mostly not have a separated server room, the BladeCenter S comes with two nice features: number of inbuilt air filters that prevent from dust & a noise attenuator, which muffles the noise of the fans.
We will be fair to say it was this area that surprised us the most. Windows Server 2008 was introduced on Feb 27. It qualified for this awards program by just days. Windows gets a lot of press, but let’s faces it; it’s more often than not press that Microsoft doesn’t want.
Yet despite contest from what is most of times thought hipper and cooler — a stellar enterprise-class Linux, a well-known energetic variant, a mature Unix distro, and the cultish Leopard — Windows Server 2008 was the favorite OS by far. If this analysis is any kind of barometer, the rule of Windows Server 2008 in the data center has begun.
Here in this article I am sharing with you top 10 KDE4 applications that will be really useful for the developers who are in search of KDE4 applications.
Yakuake – Great Terminal Application
One of the very popular Quake-style terminal application is Yakuake. It remains in the background unless we invoke it with the (default) F12 global shortcut. It is able to inherit Konsole’s settings and probably it is the best alternative to Konsole. Yakuake is identical to Konsole, as it supports full transparency effects, various colour schemes and backgrounds, middle-click paste and tabs. I must say that it is definitely an essential tool.
Amarok 2 – The Most Popular Linux Audio Player
In the last few months Amarok’s port to KDE4 was probably one of the most controversial releases and it give rise to many discussions that whether Amarok 2 took the right way? My answer to this question is: yes.