File Associations:Changing/Removing/Adding default applications for particular filetypes in openSUSE 11 & KDE 4.1

Consider this situation. You have multiple programs installed for a particular file type. Now double clicking it opens an application, but you want it to open in another application. For example, you want your images to open in showFoto instead of Gwenview, so how do you go about doing this? Let me show you how…

How Do Different Distros fare against each other in terms of performance ?

The guys at Phoronix have written made an intresting article, comparing the performance of the Asus EEE-PC 901 with its Intel Atom processor Here’s some quotes from the article Late last month we published our preview of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and we shared our plans for a number of benchmarks using this netbook…

[How-To] Enable Auto-Mounting of External Drives In openSUSE 11

Due to weird-ass PolicyKit rules, you may not be able to mount external drives – such as USB Hard drives, Pen drives, or other mass storage drives. while the drive gets recognised, on trying to mount you’ll end up with this error: org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable no <– (action, result) This is because of a PolicyKit rule, which…

Fedora 9 Released

It’s the season of Linux distribution releases! Ubuntu was released about 3 weeks ago, and now it’s time for Fedora 9, aka “Sulphur”. So What’s new? PackageKit Much Like Ubuntu’s Add/Remove Programs, Fedora gets a similar one, known as “PacakgeKit”.PackageKit is a cross-distribution package management solution that has a complete yum backend. It has been…