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 SuSe Linux 9.0 PROFESSIONAL

The last time I did try to make a serious attempt at using SuSe Linux was around 1999 when I tried my hand at SuSe Linux 7.0. Unfortunately the experience wasn’t something I relished and thats where we parted ways…till date. I have always been a self confessed fan of Mandrake and Slackware, and definitely [...]

 SuSe Linux 7.0. Unfortunately

The last time I did try to make a serious attempt at using SuSe Linux was around 1999 when I tried my hand at SuSe Linux 7.0. Unfortunately the experience wasn’t something I relished and thats where we parted ways…till date. I have always been a self confessed fan of Mandrake and Slackware, and definitely [...]

 What’s coming up in GNOME 2.4 - a look at GNOME 2.3

Having nothing better to do (and wanting to do a bit of testing on the localization stuff we are working on), I decided to download the latest beta of GNOME - GNOME 2.3.5 (Jebe) . Since the beta release is imminent, and the feature freeze is already in place, the system that I am running [...]

 GNUWinII CD : Free your Windows

One of the recurring problems faced by Free and Open Source Software enthusiasts is that being fed on a staple diet of MS-Windows platforms and suites [in their different flavors] it becomes difficult to encourage people to change to a GNU/Linux environment. In most cases the migration curve is steep and the fear and uncertainity [...]

 A new tool for combating Spam

Unsolicited Commercial e-mail or what is so commonly known has spam has increased in volume in recent times. For those who have the daily duty of accessing mails from different mail boxes (both POP accessible as well as web-based) the volume of spam is increasing alarmingly. Users on GNU/Linux boxes have long enjoyed the comfort [...]

 Configuring XFree86 for acceleration using DRI

Configuring XFree86 for acceleration using Direct Rendering Infrastructure (DRI)
Ooohh… So you have one of those state of the art Radeons fitted into your system, and your hands are twitching to get to that mouse and kick up your favourite game in Linux right? But wasn’t gaming on Linux supposed to be the sacred right of [...]

 The quick-fix guide to Slackware Package Management

Slackware Linux makes use of Slackware packages for easy installation, and removal of user installed software. Slackware packages have a .tgz extension and can be obtained from the Slackware home site at http://www.slackware.com, as well as various other FTP sites that have them. Slackware packages contain binary files, meaning that there is no need to [...]

 Getting more eye candy from the Nvidia Cards

These are a few environment variables that could be set for extra eye-candy. (Source NVIDIA driver documentation.)
FULL SCENE ANTI-ALIASING
Anti-aliasing is a technique used to smooth the edges of objects in a scene to reduce the jagged “stairstep” effect that sometimes appears. Full scene anti-aliasing is supported on GeForce or newer hardware. By setting the appropriate [...]