Thursday, November 27, 2008

Screenshots Fedora 10 Live CD Installer

Fedora 10 Live CD Coming along with a built in installer. Here are some screen shots of the utility.

First Screen Fedora Installer in LIVE MODE

Keyboard Layout Selection

Name your computer with hostname

Time Zone Selection

Setting Password For Root User

Selecting Disk Partitioning Layout

Edit and Partition Your Hard Disk

and after partitioning installation automatically start. You Just relax and wait for approximately 15 minutes

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Review of Fedora 10 Live CD Desktop Edition

Fedora 10 Released. The latest version includes lots of new featuers. Here are some screen shots and review of GNOME Fedora 10 Live CD.

ScreenShots of 3D Desktop Feature

Even the Live CD Version of Fedora 10 is very impressive especially the Indic Language Support. Almost all the problems reported in the local languages are solved.

Indic Onscreen Keyboard is one of the utility to view and type supported indic languages.

Desktop ScreenShot

AiksaurusGTK - thesaurus

screen-shot utility to take screen shots

and text editor gedit, calculator, archive manager, character map


Latest version of Gimp - GIMP 2.6.2 is also included in the graphics section.

Internet Section

Firefox 3.0.4
Pidgin 2.5.2 Internet Messenger and transmission bittorrent client


Abiword 2.6.4, Dictionary 2.24.1, and Evolution

Sound and Video Section

Its a perfect blend of software's

A good news for web cam users. Cheese Web Cam booth impress every one. Even without any installation of web cam drivers it grab photos.
Cheese 2.24.1
Take photos and videos with your web-cam, with fun graphical effects

Audio CD Extractor, Sound Juicer 2.24.0 is also available
Totem Movie Player 2.24.3, Movie Player using GStreamer 0.10.21
Rhythmbox 0.11.6, Music management and playback software for GNOME.
gnome-sound-recorder, A sound recorder for GNOME

and all the system programs and utilities are available.

Fedora Installer is another utility for an easy installation of GNU/Linux

Time Zone Selection

Lots of malayalm fonts are available. suruma, AnjaliOldLipi, dyuthi, garuda, kalyani, kinnari, Lohit Malayalam, meera, rachana, Raghu Malayalam, Samayak Malayalam, suruma, and marumoji , unbom

Lack of OpenOffice 3 in this Live version is one of the drawback. But Open Office 3 Installation is very much easier.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who Are the Speakers in NFM2008 (National Free Software Meet)

Kerala is now a good place for the open source movement. Second National Conference on FREE SOFTWARE (NFM-2008) is being held on the 15th & 16th of November, 2008 at the campus of Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi. Lots of Papers will be presented there.


Ignatius Kunjumon, CIRM Director,CUSAT
Nagarjuna G, Chairman,FSF
Arun M, Secretary,FSF
Kiran Chandra, Memeber,FSF
Ashokan Njarackal,
Sasi P M, CDAC,
Venketesh Ramakrishnan, Director Software Engineering ,tableausoftware
Joy Job Kulavelil,
Prabhat Patnaik, Economist and Kerala State Planning Board Vice-Chairman
Prof. Atluri Murali, Dept. of History, School of Social SciencesUniversity of Hyderabad
P Rajeev,
C P John,
M.P. Parameswaran, Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP)
Vijay Chandra,
KN Ravindranath, CITU
K Venu, Political activist
Joby John, ATPS
Satheesh babu, Department of Instrumentation - Indian Institute of Science
Ashok Thakur,
Achuth Sankar, Hon. Director, Centre for Bioinformatics Karyavattom
Dr. B Iqbal, Former VC, Kerala University, Thrissur Medical College Principal
Dr. Dileep,
Sainul Abideen P, Librarian IITMK
ManiBhushan, KIRTHADS
Dr. Rajagopalan, Kerala Varma College,Thrissur
Dr. Raghavan Payyanad, Centre for Folklore Studies
Sunil P Elayidom, Sri Sankara University
Babu Dominic, BSNL
Sasikumar, Asian School of Journalism
Anand Parthasarathy, Senior IT journalist of The Hindu
Varkey Pattimattom, Dy.General Manager,Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd
Pratap Reddy
Govardhan, Sankhayan chowdhary
Dr. Elizebath Sherly, Assoc. Professor,IIITMK
Anwar Sadath, IT@School
Soumya Brata Das,
Bhuvan Krishna
Rajan Kshir Sagar, Political activist and writer
Prince, NPOL, Kochi
Pramod C E,
Ravi P Iype, CGM, Keltron Controls
Sunil Mohan, Synovel Technologies
Rajesh, Focuz Infotech
Krishna Das, ATPS
Elamaram Kareem, Minister
OP Dua, MD, Keltron
Allam Appam Rao,
Rahul Roy,
V Sreenivasa Rao
Debesh Das,
Ragunandhanan, NIC, Tvm
Anil K S
Sarath MS,
Sarath Chandran
Sudheer Gangothra, OpenLX ,Delhi
Lepeesh Parat
Dr. Jothi John, Principal Model Engineering College
Amarnath raja,
Jay Jacob, ILUG cochin
Anivar Aravind, Member FSF
Dr. K.S.Rajan
V Ravikumar, GSI, Vizag
T Radhakrishnan, CTO IITMK
Sajith V K, Keltron
Joseph Thomas, ATPS
Ajayakumar, Director IT@School
KN Balagopal, Political Secretary , CM
Nandini Mukherjee
Gora Mohanthy
Ani Peter, Redhat, Pune
Shyam , SMC
Dr. V Sundarapandian, IIITMK
Dr. Vikas Rawal, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Dr. Vinay Babu, Professor of CSE,Director of SCDE ,JNT University
Prof S. Chatterjee,
Prabir Purkayastha, engineer and a science activist, Secretary--Delhi Science Forum
Sebastian Paul, Member of Parliament
Benny, Assistant Manager – Localization,Web Dunia
P Sreekumar, Asst. Professor, Dep

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ubuntu Linux and Barack Obama

Is there any connections with Ubuntu Linux and Barack Obama?
The answer is Yes!!

James Maguire finds a comparison between Barack Obama and Ubuntu Linux! In a 2007 survey Ubuntu linux is the most popular linux in the world of thousands of Linux Distributions. In the 1993's and before Linux means Debian. debian was the mot popular linux at that time. In that time no one heard about Ubuntu.Ubuntu is only starts from 1994 and it is also a clone of Debian. From that time onwards ubuntu keeps the track over Debian and now the lead is very clear.Linux Foundation surveys from ‘05, ‘06 and ‘07 all put Ubuntu ahead of Debian.

The history Barack Obama is some what the same.

Another similarity is the Origin, both from the Africa.

He compares Debian with Bill Clinton team. In James Maguire's opinion there are lots of similarities between Barack Obama and Ubuntu. Any one can find out more details from the following link

Monday, November 3, 2008

Multimedia Linux With Open Office 3 Support -BLAG 9

Are You need to change your Operating System into Linux?

Are You not familiar with programme installations in Linux?
Are you need multimedia programmes and Open office packages?

The Answer is BLAG Linux with Open Office.
Blag Linux is one of the clone of Fedora. But it includes most of the daily use programmes that an ordinary user "expect" .
It Includes most of the multimedia programmes like XMMS, Mplayer, Xine, Audacity, CD/DVD Burning Programmes etc...
The only drawback is the lack of Open-Office. But this can be solved by the arrival of Open Office 3 from sun micro system.
The installation of Open Office 3 in blag Linux is very easy as a windows programme. Just Click the setup file with root permission. the installer will do everything.
And the Magic is IT WORKS with 256MB Ram Systems. If You have a 512MB Ram then its a super-fast!!
So Don't Wait for other operating system if you are not much aware about Linux... try it now....

Download Link of BLAG-9 Linux

4. (Torrent Link)

Download Link For Open Office 3

2. Or Goto and Search for OpenOffice 3 for Linux