Jun 212008

Just back from holidays in India and there you go the heat is still ON. OpenSUSE 11.0 is finally released with great new features bulit-in. openSUSE 11.0 sports a great new look and packs a punch with latest updated packages of all the known famous opensource software.

openSUSE 11.0 offers the choice of GNOME2.2, KDE 4.0, KDE 3.5 and Xfce desktop. With more than 200 new features and a lot of enhancement improvements lets have a quick look at the features in openSUSE,

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May 142008

openSUSE 11.0 is a major change from openSUSE 10.3. Lot of improvements and changes have goine in from the initial Alpha release until now. Some of the highlighting features in openSUSE 11.0 includes

Linux Kernel 2.6.25 is default kernel

KDE 4.0.3 takes the centre stage from KDE 3.x as the default KDE Desktop Environment

For Gnome Desktop environment, GNOME 2.22.1 is the default

Changes to Installation workflow and themed installation is used. DVD installation uses images to speed up installation

RPM payload switch to lzma (results in smaller rpm packages)
libzypp uses a new much faster solver

German language support on CD media

Sax2 and YaST Qt frontend are ported to Qt4

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May 132008

ies4linux is simple free open source utility to allow Linux users to install and run Internet Explorer on their Linux distributions. This utility doesn’t require to be installed and run as a root user and in fact it is recommended not to do so by the developers.

ies4linux can support

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) (partial support)

Internet Explorer 6 (IE6)

Internet Explorer 5.5 (IE5.5)

Internet Explorer 5 (IE5)

The latest version at the time of writing this article is ies4linux ies4linux requires WINE to be preinstalled for a successful installation.

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