Aug 092008

1-click Install feature simplifies installing packages in openSUSE. The Yast Metapackages (.ymp) can be simply clicked from websites to download and automatically start with YaST Package Manager and automatically download required repositories and the packages and dependencies.

openSUSE 11.0 and openSUSE 10.3 by default support 1-click install to install packages using the YaST2 Metapackage handler.  To add the 1-click install functionality in openSUSE 10.2 try the following:

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Aug 062008

Cairo-Dock is a simple but effective feature rich dock for your openSUSE Linux. Ever since, Fabounet proposed a version improved, with a very ergonomic configuration newer versions are followed at an intensive pace and with their new functionalities like the sub-docks, the effects on the launchers … Many people were grafted with the project, each one bringing its competences, of graphics, to the applet or plugins and development.

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Aug 052008

Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as “the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk”. Sticknotes, clocks, rulers, youtube, gmail and more. Screenlets are free opensource software released under GPL License. Screenlets use GTK2 & Cairo for drawing and windowing. The goal of the Screenlets base-classes is to simplify the creation of fully themeable mini-apps that each solve basic desktop-work-related needs and generally improve the usability and eye-candy of the modern composited Linux-desktop.

screenlets are easy to use and there are hundreds of free screenlets avaialble for download.

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Aug 012008

If you have installed openSUSE with the default selections of choosing one of the available (say KDE4) then only the selected Desktop environment is installed. However, should you later choose to install and use another desktop Environment say (GNOME) then this can easily be installed and as always just a few clicks away.

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