Dec 262008
 

Users of Realtek RTL 8187b Wireless cards have something to cheer with the coming of openSUSE 11.1. With openSUSE 11.1, the default Linux Kernel 2.6.27 integrated rtl8187 native drivers works well for the Realtek rtl8187b wireless cards.

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Dec 222008
 

KCheckGMail, as the name implies is a simple utility for KDE desktop which sits in the systray and notifies of any new email on your GMail email account. KCheckGMail works OK on KDE 4.x desktops and is tested on KDE 3.5.

KCheckGMail works on openSUSE 11.1, openSUSE 11.0 and openSUSE 10.3.

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Dec 202008
 

Aria2 is a free opensource file download utility that supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent  (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE) and Metalink. aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to utilize your maximum download bandwidth. It supports downloading a file from HTTP,HTTPS/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time. Using Metalink’s chunk checksums, aria2 automatically validates chunks of data while downloading a file like BitTorrent.
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Dec 202008
 

In openSUSE 11.1, laptops installed with the BCM4311/BCM4312/BCM4321/BCM4322 Wireless LAN cards like the Dell Inspiron 1525 do not have drivers installed and hence do not work out of the box. In Dell this Wireless card is labelled as “Dell 1395 Wireless card”. Broadcom has released a linux version of its driver both 32-bit (x86) and 64bit (x86_64) editions for BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4321 & BCM4322 Wireless cards. A 1-click install Yast Metapackage file (YMP) is available for install from Packman which makes it easy to get your wireless up and running in no time.

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Dec 182008
 

Just back in time after the long 3 weeks of hoiliday and the couple of weeks of recovery thereafter 😉 for the big days big release of openSUSE 11.1. To be precise, just in 2hrs 02mins as my clock says (13.00 GMT is the release time) openSUSE 11.1 will be officially available for download.

The openSUSE team has been making all the arrangements for the download and are doing their best to ensure we get our hands on the glossy openSUSE 11.1 without any glitch. They have added 3 Quad core servers to the wiki farm and have tweaked just to support the load. You may directly head to

http://software.opensuse.org

than to go the openSUSE homepage and wait for an official announcement to start downloading.

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