Ubuntu 7.10 Supports Install-Time Encryption

    If you have wanted to encrypt your Ubuntu installation on your hard drive quickly and easily, with Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” it’s become even easier now that the alternate installer supports encrypting partitions. However, the Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” Ubiquity installer currently lacks LVM and dm-crypt support. The Ubuntu Wiki states: “Both the…

openSUSE 10.3 On PlayStation 3

The Sony PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) is based on a 3.2GHz Cell Microprocessor, with 256MByte GDDR-VRAM. The processor is PowerPC compatible. The alliance of (IBM/Sony/Toshiba) who created the Cell processor have been active creating Linux kernel patches for the processor since Linux Kernel 2.6.13. Sony has created kernel patches specific for the PS3 in Linux Kernel…

ASUS Motherboard Ships With Embedded Linux

ASUSTek has introduced the P5E3 Deluxe motherboard, which in addition to using Intel’s new X38 Chipset also features a soon-to-be-announced technology by DeviceVM.  SplashTop is an instant-on Linux desktop environment that is embedded onto this motherboard. Within seconds of turning on the P5E3 Deluxe motherboard, you can boot into this Linux environment that currently features…

The best Linux system repair distribution gets better

If there’s a better system repair kit than the Gentoo-based SystemRescueCD Linux distribution, we haven’t seen it yet. The new 0.4 version of SystemRescueCd was released on Oct. 4. This new edition focuses on disk partitioning, Vista support, and data rescue tasks. In the past, we’ve found SystemRescueCD to be the best of the best…

Announcing openSUSE 10.3

The openSUSE team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, the openSUSE project provides free, easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. openSUSE is released regularly, is stable, secure, contains the latest free and open source software, and comes with several new technologies. openSUSE…

openSuSE 10.3 Beta 3

This gives a summary of the important changes as they happen. Unless stated otherwise, are done for all our architectures and therefore are available for x86, x86-64 and PowerPC architectures. Changes since openSUSE 10.3 Beta 3 several bug fixes Important updates and package additions compared to 10.2: Package Version Backport Description VirtualBox 1.5   x86…