openSuSE 10.3 Roadmap

As mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m a huge fan of openSuSE and am eagerly waiting for the next release, openSuSE 10.3, scheduled for October 2007. Heres what Andreas Jaegar had to say about openSuSE 10.3 roadmap: We are happy to announce the final roadmap for openSUSE 10.3. openSUSE 10.3 is the next release that incorporates new features from both the community and Novell internal development.  The distribution will be build for the x86, x86-64 and Power PC platforms. Major *planned* enhancements are: * 1 CD install (network at install) * Installation of a Linux system on HD directly from a Live-CD image * UMTS support * Enhance zypper * Migration assistant instlux * Integration of external repositories * Dynamic update mirrors * Edu Add-on CD (done largely by the community) * GNOME 2.20 * KDE4 preview * Reduction of boot time * Reduced package dependencies, smaller minimal system Most important dates of the schedule are:…

Vista + Linux/Ubuntu Dual Boot

One of the most teething problems involving Vista is that because of the way Microsoft have changed the booting process, the traditional boot.ini method no longer works. After scouring over the Internet and helping a friend over this, here a simple approach to dual booting. In this scenario, I’ve considered that Ubuntu Feisty Fawn was…

Wubuntu!!

Here’s something Preshit told me about yesterday on IM, Wubuntu!! That’s Web Ubuntu! Here’s what the developers had to say about Wubuntu: “Welcome to Wubuntu, the Ubuntu interface as a website. I started this project because I thought it was a challange to make something look like an operating system. In this case i chose…

Multimedia support in Linux

One of the most common complaints about Linux is that users are unable to play common media files such as mp3’s etc. This is mainly due to Copyright Restrictions, which prohibit bundling of the required codecs. The following steps indicate how to get those mp3s of yours blasting: For *buntu Users: Well it pretty simple,…

It’s All Over

Well it’s all over. Finally. The moment I’ve been waiting for, since 4 years. What am I talking about?? I’m done with writing exams, that’s what! 4 freakin’ years of writing the same ol’ mind numbing exams. No more worrying about Mr. Fourier, Laplace, Heaviside’s transforms(which transform my mind into total madness), no more worrying…

3i-Infotech, Here I come

Well, I’d been to Bangalore to collect my offer letter for a job as Trainee Software Engineer at 3i-Infotech yesterday. Most of the people who had cleared the GD, seemed to have cleared the Personal Interview as well, atleast most of the people who were in my group. The joining formalities was headed by a…

Oh Kubuntu!

I’ve been a SuSE fan over since I tried out Linux back in well…. April 2000 to be exact(not that I remember, have the CD with me). The one I had tried was of version 6.3, came with CHIP magazine. Being the geek that I am, decided to try it out and was very impressed,…

Howdy!

Howdy folks. After my first attempt at blogging, which was “very successful”(thanks to me of course, I was too active, you know!) I’ve decided to start my blogging “career” all over again. Hope I will be more motivated than ever to maintain this, thanks to a certain “jobless” friend of mine, who kept pestering me…