Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Fedora 8 released

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

What's Maemo?

from Forum Nokia:

Maemo platform overview

Maemo is a computer architecture platform built on desktop open source components. It is aimed at enabling applications and innovative technology for mobile handheld devices.

The platform is based on the GNU/Linux operating system and the GNOME desktop. Maemo brings developers an easy to use development environment. Its new, optimized, and evolving Hildon UI is customized for the screen size and usage typical for a touch screen enabled handheld device. The development platform is targeted at innovative developers and innovation houses developing applications and new technologies for the mobile space. Utilizing the maemo platform it is easy to mobilize existing desktop solutions. Maemo enables various business models on the top of the platform, including proprietary application distribution.

Maemo, first introduced in 2005, is one of the core platforms for Nokia’s high-end products. Today maemo is the basis of the OS used in a range of Wi-Fi enabled Internet Tablets. These miniature computer handsets are targeted at a high-tech, Internet savvy audience, including small business verticals. The Internet Tablet models on market are the Nokia N800 and the new Nokia N810. Maemo has reached a level of functionality to provide a full internet experience in pocket sized device – with an intuitive UI.

Nokia hosts the active open source maemo community ( that exists around the platform, and is an active contributor in various projects. Here you can find a detailed description of the maemo platform architecture and the latest maemo 4.0 release, called Chinook. If you are a beginner with the maemo platform, we suggest you refer to the section Documentation and how-to guides. We have a special introductory document for current S60 and .Net developers.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ubuntu 7.10 Released

The latest releases of Ubuntu for desktop and server are available today for download.

The Ubuntu Promise

* Ubuntu will always be free of charge, including enterprise releases and security updates.
* Ubuntu comes with full commercial support from Canonical and hundreds of companies around the world.
* Ubuntu includes the very best translations and accessibility infrastructure that the free software community has to offer.
* Ubuntu CDs contain only free software applications; we encourage you to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ubuntu 7.10 Beta is available now

Introduction to Ubuntu 7.10 Beta

The Ubuntu developers are hurrying to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software that the open source and free software communities have to offer. This is the Ubuntu 7.10 beta release, which brings a host of excellent new features.

Note: This is still a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released in October 2007.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Second Beta Release of KDE 4.0 available

On 6th September 2007 the KDE Community released the second Beta release for KDE 4.0. This release marks the beginning of the feature freeze and the stabilization of the current codebase. Simultaneously the KOffice developers have released their third Alpha release, marking significant improvements in this innovative office suite.

KDE Home

Thursday, August 16, 2007

How to change Grub boot order in a XP/Linux system

The default boot system in a XP/Linux system is Linux. In order to change the default system to XP, you have to log-in as root, edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst.

Change "default=x" option to the number you expect.
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora (
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-
title Fedora (2.6.21-1.3194.fc7)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

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How to resume Grub on a XP/Fedora system

If you install XP, then Fedora 7 on the same PC. Grub will be used as a loader for systems. However, If your XP corrupted, and re-installed. Grub will be lost. You can follow the operation listed below to resume Grub.

How to resume Grub on a XP/Fedora system:

After Boot-up using Fedora 7 Install Disk, there are four option:

- Install or upgrade an existing system
- Install or upgrade an existing system (text mode)
- Rescue installed system
- Boot from local drive

Select the 3rd option, Rescue installed system.

Follow the steps, until Rescue ask "Continue" to find your Linux installation and mount it ..., "Read-Only" or "Skip". Select "Skip".

Now you are in # shell.

type grub, the shell will change to grub>

To check your Linux partition
grub> root (hd0,[TAB]

In my case, it's:
Possible partitions are:
Partition num: 0, Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x07
Partition num: 1, Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
Partition num: 2, Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x8e

Actually I don't know the meaning. But I guess partition 1 is my Linux.

grub> root (hd0,1)
grub> setup (hd0)

Now you can re-boot, and the Grub loader have been re-loaded.

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Installed Ubuntu Desktop Edition on a vintage notebook, Packard Bell iPower 5000, over Windows XP SP2.

It's easy to install. The downloaded file can be used as a LiveCD. Once the LiveCD booted up, you can installed it on your PC by clicking the Install item.

After then' both the Ubuntu and Windows XP are installed on your PC.

Ubuntu Home Page