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Conky, a cool and simple system monitor for Linux

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Conky is free software and runs in X on Linux and BSD. Originally a fork of Torsmo, Conky 1 was under a BSD license. Conky 2 (under development) is GPL, as is most of Conky 1.

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“IT” Teacher kicked out her student because of Linux

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A school teacher from US kicked out her student because she saw that her student showing away his HeliOS Linux to his classmates and giving away the free CD’s to his friends. She also put her student into a detention. It seemed to be she is a total closed source fan.

Not satisfied with her action, she wrote a letter to HeliOS Distributer and complain to them because Linux is “not” a free software and not for distribute freely (Whooaaa! What do you think about that huh?). And she even said that she will sue him if this thing still continue. Here are the letter quotation:

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Change default apache port number for HTTP Server

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My friend just requested a post for me to change the apache port number for HTTP Server, and now I will give you all a tutorial about this stuff.

We all know that as default the Apache HTTP Server will ping to port number 80 . What we have to do when a situation of changing this post number comes? Lets see some simple steps for this…

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gOS 3 gadgets beta review

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gOS recently has released gOS 3.0 gadget beta. It seemed to be a couple of month ago, I also just make a gOS 2.0 review, and right now gOS already released gOS 3 gadget BETA. And it much cooler than gOS 2.0 rocket. I’m going to give some special review for gOS 3 GADGET BETA. With some interesting screenshot that I got from some websites.

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KDE 4.1 Installation at Ubuntu

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Well… KDE 4.1 finally released on 29 july 2008. I’m quite happy about this. Right now, I’m going to give a tutorial to install KDE 4.1 inside your ubuntu. KDE 4.1 comes with a lot of innovations for the Linux desktop. KDE 4.1 is the next generation of the popular K Desktop Environment, which seeks to fulfill the need for a powerful yet easy-to-use desktop, for both personal and enterprise computing. The new version provides increased stability over the first KDE 4 version and more eye candy!

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Poseidon Linux 3.0

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Poseidon Linux based on open source software and aimed at the Brazilian/International scientific community was designed as a friendly and complete desktop. And this Operating System is also based on ubuntu, ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux Distros. This Operating system also inspired from Quantian Linux.

Poseidon Linux 3.0 offers several specific tools for scientific research like in the areas of GIS, 3D Visualization, Mathematics, Statistics and several otherfields of research. It also has all the software expected in a modern desktop such as an office suite – with spell checker, web browsers, e-mail readers, instant messaging, and more software. I also gonna use this for my school project.

Download the Poseidon 3.0

Please choose one of the servers below
:

(Brazil)
http://g3pd.ufpel.edu.br/mirrors/poseidon/

(Germany)
http://www.chromgruen.eu/poseidon/

(France)
http://www.opencarto.net/poseidon/

MD5sum for Poseidon Linux 3.0:

f9960f9245e6b299eac5c3b48a028d09

If you don’t know what this means… please look here

Poseidon screenshots:

Well, That’s all of today OS review. It’s 23.00 P.M now… Pretty late huh? Better go to sleep now.. Good Night.

gOS review

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gOS is one of the popular distros based from enlightenment and gnome. Many people think that gOS is from google software, but the fact is gOS is not from google but from the other company that headquartered in Emeryville, California. gOS is based from ubuntu, and we can predict that gOS will be as good as ubuntu ;) . gOS already released the stable version and it’s available in gOS official website.

And this is the gOS Space features(the newest one):

Linux meets MySpace
With a stunningly beautiful interface and fun MySpace Apps, gOS Space 2.9 introduces a linux-based operating system designed for the 100,000,000 MySpace users.

Web on a dock Now with the new gOS Space dock, you can email, IM, surf the web, while surfing through popular TV, movies, and music at the same time. The gOS Space dock aggregates the most popular web apps into neat, usable stacks for MySpace, News, Photos, Videos, Music, TV, Tools, and Fun.

Making beautiful open source products for the world gOS is a linux-based operating system designed with mainstream appeal and usability. gOS first debuted with the Everex gPC, a $199 PC sold at Wal-Mart stores and online. gOS has since released two additional versions of its linux operating system. To learn more about the company, please visit About section.

System Requirements:

  • 700 MHz x86 processor [500 MHz also OK for gOS Rocket E(enlightenment)]
  • 384 MB of system memory (RAM) [128 mb is OK for gOS Rocket E]
  • 8 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 1024×768 resolution [800x600 also OK]
  • Sound card
  • A network or Internet connection

Download gOS:
You can download gOS at here . There’s 3 options; gOS Space, gOS Rocket G for the gnome environment, and gOS Rocket E for Enlightenment environment.
Screenshots:

It seemed to be gOS merge 2 OS between ubuntu with Mac OS X Leopard. If you see the dock, it’s really familiar with Mac Dock. And those dock are one of my favorite dock style. And with compiz fusion, it make gOS 3D composition really perfect.

Video:
Here’s video of gOS, it’s interesting:

Final Conclusion:

My personal opinion is, I will use gOS immediately and this OS will be one of my favorite distros. I hope I still have more hdd space for this distro :P . I really like the dock, it’s really elegant. And I think you should try to use gOS also. I think users will like this distro. And that’s all of my reviews. Please give a comments for suggestion or criticism. I really appreciate that. Thx.


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