Life without Windows or OS X

GNU/Linux is quite possibly the most important free software achievement since the original Space War, or, more recently, Emacs. It has developed into an operating system for business, education, and personal productivity. GNU/Linux is no longer only for UNIX wizards who sit for hours in front of a glowing console. Are you thinking about switching to Linux and want to learn how to use it? Have you been using GNU/Linux for some time and want to learn even more? This is the place for you.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Adobe Flash Player Download:Intel Mac Flash 9(Public Beta),Intel Linux Flash 7.

Today I went to and was told to get version 8. It does not make any since. I have been told that I could expect to a pre-release version of 9 Linux Flash before the end of the year. I see the Intel Mac Flash 9 pre-release version is already here. Oh yeah, they already have Flash 8 don't they. It can very discouraging knowing that Flash is the latest player for Linux. Oh well....

I was on the klik site and I saw 3 programs every Linux user should look at.

Nero Linux provides LINUX users with the tools necessary to perform optical recording tasks. The application is both stable and reliable and supports burning data and disc images to CDs and both single and dual-layer DVDs (ISO9660, UDF and UDF/ISO9660 Bridge), bootable Cds/DVDs, and Audio CDs. Now I will warn every one...the cmg demo version has already expired. If you already own a retail copy of the Windows version of Nero 6, just plug in that serial number. If not, you can purchased serial number for $19.00.

Then there is K9Copy  which is a small utility which allows the copy of DVD, similar to the popular Windows application DVD Shrink. K9Copy reproduces the original structure of the DVD. The navigation packs as well as IFO files are modified to point on the compressed MPEG stream. Its very easy to use and understand. Lots of options to choose from in how a DVD will be backed up. Very flexible in its output. I highly recommend running it with the kilk.

Im sure you heard of Intuit Quicken and Microsoft Money Windows-based packages for personal financial management. For Linux there is a free software program optionally included with KDE in some GNU/Linux distributions. It's much like Intuit Quicken in terms of its interface. Its called KmyMoney. It has the same functionality as in Quicken, but you can't communicate directly with financial institutions. It also lacks .TXF export functionality. Its not ready for the big time, but good for users with simple needs.

If you want to use the klik client you have to quickly prepare your system. To install the klik client,please press Alt-F2 and paste: wget -O -|sh

To uninstall the klik client,press Alt-F2 and paste: wget -O -|sh

The is not a package management system. It doesn't strive to replace apt-get, dpkg, rpm, yum, apt4rpm, portage, smart, autopackage, or CNR.

If you get: need to install "rpm2cpio" It means you have to install “rpm” on your OS 

Linux compatible motherboard:AN8 32X

This is high-octane Socket 939 Linux compatible motherboard that has all the bells and whistles that separate an excellent motherboard from an extreme powerhouse. And it’s specially built to use AMD’s Athlon 64, 64FX and 64X2 processors with 2GHz FSB using Hyper Transport Technology. Based on the NVIDIA NF4 SLI X 16/NF4 SLI chipset, this ATX main board will turn your system into an unbelievable multimedia machine and gaming.

Internal I/O Connectors
- 2 x PCI Express x16 (two full-bandwidth 16-lane PCI Express)
- 2 x PCI Express x1, 2 x PCI slots
- 1 x Floppy port supports up to 2.88MB
- 6 x SATA connectors
- 2 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 connectors
- 3 x USB 2.0 headers, 1 x IEEE 1394 header
- 1 x Guru Link™

Back Panel I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse
- 4 x USB ports, 1 x RJ-45 LAN port, 1 x IEEE 1394
- 1 x S/P DIF In, 1 x S/P DIF Out

Friday, July 07, 2006

The Mini koobox

Koobox computers are built by AOpen, manufactured and shipped directly by Mirus.

Mini koobox is a good system. However it lacks a key feature: a 56k modem. It only has a 1 x 10/100 LAN (RJ-45) port. This keeps this Mini Lin-Box from the masses with this oversight.(Fools)

The entry-level model is powered by a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron M 370 processor and Intel 915 chipset, and it comes with 256 MB DDR2 RAM and a 40 GB hard drive, plus an integrated Ethernet card. The system also features a slim CDRW/DVD combo drive and is equipped with DVD-playing software. The medium-range version, is equipped with a Intel Celeron M 370 processor, 512 MB RAM, and a 60 GB hard drive; a third model, is fitted with an Intel Pentium M 725 1.6 GHz processor.

The Mini Koobox comes with the Linspire Linux 5.1 operating system, using a 2.6.14 kernel. Linspire 5.1 will take you just about anywhere in the digital world. It is packed with features: a full Internet suite; a complete office suite; digital photo and music managers; advanced notebook and wireless capabilities; and much more. You can manage your favorite tunes with Lsongs, an all-in-one music manager built into Linspire. Burn and rip your favorite music. Organize it, play it, and sync it to portable music players. Lphoto is a pre-installed photo management program that allows you to download, organize, edit, and share your entire photo collection. There's even a complete Open Office application that has all the elements found in Microsoft's Office.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

No Sound In UT2004

After the install had completed. I ran the game as a user just to test it. It started up and ran without any errors except for no sound.

Fix....I went to Control Center then clicked on Sound & Multimedia/Sound System went to “jack sound sever” and then disable the sound system, For me it worked.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

We all need dedicated Graphics cards.

Note: ATI GPU cards work the same...

Graphics cards aren't just for hardcore gamers any more. A graphics board/card will improve your computing experience on many different levels. Do the large graphics files you work with take a long time to display on your computer or do the 3D games you play look like a some kind of slide show? A graphics board can speed up your system's ability to process 2D images and render the 3D graphics used in games. At the heart of a graphics card/ board is the graphics processing unit (GPU), a dedicated chip for rendering 3D graphics quickly and efficiently. While your CPU processes any sort of information, a GPU handles just display data, turning amazingly complex mathematical models into full-motion images. Newer graphics boards have technologies--such as ATI's Avivo and nVidia's PureVideo--that enhance DVD playback, particularly at high-definition resolutions.
GeForce 6200

Budget graphics cards under $100.00: GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, GeForce 6200 Graphics and GeForce 6600 LE.

Mainstream graphics cards under $200.00: GeForce 6600gt and GeForce 6800.

Note: Even an inexpensive graphics card/ board can make your up gradable PC with integrated graphics faster.

Note: Graphics boards today come with either a PCI Express interface to plug into the PCI Express slot on newer PCs or an AGP interface to plug into the AGP slot on older PCs. PCI Express graphics card/ boards can't fit in AGP slots and vice versa, so check what your PC can accommodate before you buy.