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Archlinux 2008.06 – “Overlord” is out!

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archlinuxA new version of the excellent Archlinux distribution was released. What is new? Here is a copy of the announcement from the Archlinux official site:

 

The 2008.06 images are out. This release introduces many changes.

- ‘base’ category is always installed
- Use of UUIDs for persistent device naming
- Availability of USB disk images alongside traditional ISOs
- True live Arch installation environment
- Inclusion of the beginner’s guide from the wiki
- Documentation updates
- Includes the current stable kernel, 2.6.25.6

if you all ready use Archlinux, all you have to do for upgrading is to run the following command:

# pacman -Syu

If you are new to Archlinux or just want to find more about this distro read the excellent article on the Celletu’s blog. 

 

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June 25, 2008 at 6:28 am

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Linux Mint 5 Elyssa released!

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Linux Mint logo
In my opinion Linux Mint smells much better than Ubuntu. I had on my PC for a few months Linux Mint 3, and I liked it. But I switched to Arch Linux. This release made me think again at Linux Mint. I’m downloading it right now. I will wait to check ‘er out (and, of course, I will post my impressions).

Here is the official anounce, from the Linux Mint Blog:

It is with great pleasure that I officially announce the release of Linux Mint 5 Elyssa. more…

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June 9, 2008 at 7:01 am

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6 linux audio players that you may not heard of

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We are used with well-known music players such as amarok or rhythmbox. But what other options are out there? After a little research I made a list with six audio players for linux that are not very well known, but could replace some of the top players:

Ariado Player

ariado plazer

This software is a little music player allowing you to listen to music while being on a computer. Light and very portable, it runs on Linux, BSD, Mac and Windows download here …

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Aqualung

aqualung

(my favorite from this list) Advanced music player for GNU/Linux, also running on FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Microsoft Windows. Plays audio CDs, internet radio streams, podcasts and soundfiles in just about any audio format and has the feature of inserting no gaps between adjacent tracks. download here …

Gimmix

gimmix

Graphical music player daemon (MPD) client written in C using GTK+2. Gimmix is very simple and easy to use, yet offers many features to make your audio experience a pleasant one. Gimmix main features are: Simple and Clean Interface; Compact and full view modes; Library Browser; Library search; Playlist management; ID3v2 Tag editing support; Support for controlling gimmix. download here …

MoreAmp

MoreAmp

Audio player, transcoder and cd ripper for Mac OS X, OS 9, Windows, Unix, and Linux. Plays and creates ogg, flac, mp3, aac, m4a, mp4, wav, and aif, and plays wma. 31-band equalizer, repeat loop, variable pitch/tempo, ram or ramdisk preload. download here …

reBMP

reBMPREturn of the Beep Media Player ! Key words: Linux, cue, ape, flac, lyrics. it bases on the beepmp-0.9.7.1, and i hacked some code, it now natively supports APE, FLAC with cuesheet list. Added a lyric panel to show lyrics when playing. Enjoy yourself mus. download here …

Sonic-Rainbow

SonicLinux GUI Multimedia Player that provides a CD Player, DVD Player, CD Ripper, Ogg Player, MP3 Player, CD Ripper, Sound Mixer, MP3 and Ogg file TAG editor enables the creation and modification of file TAGS. Utilises CDDB HTTP to download CD information and Tag Ogg and MP3 files as it rips them. Maintains CDDB information locally and displays it when playing CD’s. download here …

If you know other players that could be listed here, please comment …

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June 8, 2008 at 3:01 pm

How to decide if Ubuntu it’s for you?

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Here is a flowchart that I found on http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/29948/Ubuntuforyou.jpg that helps to decide if Ubuntu is a suitable Linux distro for you:flowchart

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June 6, 2008 at 10:04 am

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How to backup your Windows in Linux

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I will show you how to make a fast backup of your windows partition from the command line. Of course, that is if you have enough space on your linux partition. Open a console and type the following command:

 

$ tar -cvzf win_backup.tar.gz /mnt/win

Where win_backup.tar.gz is the name of the archive and /mnt/win/  is the path to the windows partition (what to backup).

If there is a folder you don’t want to backup, use the exclude option. E.g.:

 

$ tar -cvzf win_backup.tar.gz --exclude= "/mnt/win/Downloads/*" /mnt/win

 

To restore do:

 

 $  tar -xvzf win_backup.tar.gz

 

Switch Explanation:
x -extract the contents of the TAR file
c -create a TAR file
z- uncompress it before extracting, used on file ending in .tar.gz or .tgz
v -verbose – display contents as it is tarring or extracting

f  -filename to follow


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June 2, 2008 at 10:17 am

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