The ACDSee Alternative in Linux: Eye Of Gnome

The Eye of GNOME image viewer is the official image viewer for the GNOME Desktop environment. With it, you can view single image files, as well as large image collections.

The Eye of GNOME supports a variety of image file formats. The GdkPixbuf library determines which file formats Eye of GNOME can load and save. If the appropriate plugins are installed on your system, Image Viewer will be able to open more image formats than those listed below. The following list is the default supported file formats for reading:

ANI - Animation
BMP - Windows Bitmap
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
ICO - Windows Icon
JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
PCX - PC Paintbrush
PNG - Portable Network Graphics
PNM - Portable Anymap from the PPM Toolkit
RAS - Sun Raster

SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
TGA - Targa
TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
WBMP - Wireless Bitmap
XBM - X Bitmap
XPM - X Pixmap

The Image Viewer supports the following formats for saving by default:

The latest stable release of Eye Of GNOME is version 2.20.0. Here are some new features:
  • Complete rewrite of application core which means more stable, maintanable, faster image viewer for GNOME
  • New plugin system which allows developers to extend EOG's UI and behavior. Python support is available.
  • Editable application toolbar
  • New image collection pane with on-demand thumbnail loading, polished look, and continuous scrolling side buttons.
  • Side Pane to be extended by plugins
  • New image properties dialog which replaces the image info sidepane
  • Single instance D-Bus-based activation support
  • Revamped error/warning UI
  • "Open with" support to quickly open images on other applications
  • Mouse scrollwheel improvements: HIG compliancy and zoom factor setting
  • General UI polishing
  • Command line options for fullscreen, slideshow and image collection disabling
  • Display EXIF MakerNotes
  • XMP Support
You can get it for download at GNOME FTP site.

Gnome Phone Manager for manage your mobile phone

Phone Manager 0.30 is a program created to allow you to control aspects of your mobile phone from your GNOME 2 desktop. It is free software, licensed under the GPL.

The software is getting more mature. Current features include:

  • Runs in the background; indicates status on the panel notification area.
  • Display on-screen alert when text message (SMS) arrives
  • Text message (SMS) sending facility
  • Evolution Addressbook integration when sending messages

The software was originally developed by Edd Dumbill, and is currently maintained by Bastien Nocera.

Phone Manager supports any mobile phone that can connect to your computer as a serial port: via Bluetooth, IrDA or a serial cable.

Run the program by selecting Mobile Phone Manager from the System menu, or running gnome-phone-manager from the command line.

For more info and Q&A about this tool, you can visit this site.

Roadmap of Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Ubuntu Gutsy was released eleven days ago, and the developers are thinking what things to implement in the future version, Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. This distribution will be a LTS (Long Term Support) release, and it is scheduled for April 2008.

The implementation roadmap, as recommended on Launchpad, has some nice elements which will make many Ubuntu users happy. Here are some of these things that might get on Hardy Heron:

A redesigned restricted-manager code:
The original code architecture of this application was very narrow, and focused on non-free kernel drivers in a Gnome application. The new features bolted on the original structure, like the grouping of handlers, the KDE frontend, non-free support packages of drivers which are free by themselves etc. made the code interdependent and very difficult to maintain/repair bugs. The list of new features is reviewed and a new code will be built from scratch.

Labeling and formatting of partitions:
A way to format partitions with various file systems, with LUKS encryption support, was proposed. At this moment, no GUI exists for changing the label of a Linux filesystem, and for VFAT partitions.

Dial-up Support:
An easy way to configure dial-up and ADSL out of the box was asked for, and Network Manager should be used to at least bring the connections up and down.

The Add/Remove Software application could be changed:
As seen on the Roadmap, this could have user-provided descriptions, feature lists, screenshots and ratings for software. The initial page of this application should have top-rated software, newest versions etc.

Improved Ubuntu Server documentation:
The server team needs to improve interactions with the documentation team, and the possibility to add micro-manuals for configuring complex applications could be added.

The number of duplicate applications and libraries will be reduced:
Extra efforts to get rid of duplications to make maintenance as easy as possible and avoid CD space waste will be made. These things will happen mainly because Hardy Heron will be a Long Term Support release.

Kubuntu Hardy Catchup:
The people from Launchpad want the developers to make sure Kubuntu has the same features as Ubuntu.

The CD boot loader for Hardy reviewed:
Although the boot loader does its job, it needs a review and polish. There are problems with the progress bar, font handling etc.

Bug Statistics:
The bug statistics that will be useful to the Ubuntu team during the cycle to drive quality improvements and assist during release periods will be identified. The process will be automated, by gathering and disseminating the stats.

Source: Daniel Voicu,

Final of StartCom MultiMedia Edition 5.0.6 has Released Today

The StartCom MultiMedia Edition is most famous for its audio and video manipulation capabilities, but also for the wide range of the delivered applications. Today an updated version of this superb operating systems has been released by StartCom to the public. Codenamed "Kessem", version ML-5.0.6 is freely available for download!

StartCom Linux is using the latest in open source technology and with its advanced audio and video manipulation capabilities makes this operating system an excellent platform for music and video production.

The enhanced usability of the desktop applications which are installed by default, such as OpenOffice, Firefox (browser), Thunderbird (mail) and Pidgin (chat), in addition to various audio and video players makes the StartCom MultiMedia Edition also an excellent choice for the home desktop computer.

A new design and the advanced 3D OpenGL driven effects offer some real computing fun, while a TV/Video/File streaming server and client make sharing of music and video throughout the local network a snap. More outstanding applications like Cinelerra, Rosegarden, Audacity and many,many sound manipulating effect tools, synthesizers, samplers, sequencers round the picture.

The updated StartCom MultiMedia Edition is available for Intel i386 and AMD x86_64 architectures. DVD ISO images can be downloaded for free or ordered for a nominal fee. Alternative installation options via network or harddrive are also available.

mepis antiX 7.0 has been released today

mepis antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on MEPIS.

mepis antiX 7.0, a light-weight edition of MEPIS Linux, has been released today. Here the announcement of this release:

"MEPIS has announced the 'Lysistrata' release of antiX, a light-weight derivative of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. This version of AntiX is built using the MEPIS Linux 7.0 core including the MEPIS 2.6.22 kernel and utilities, but mostly it has a different set of default user applications: Fluxbox and IceWM window managers, AbiWord, Gnumeric, Scite, Nano, Iceweasel, Sylpheed, Pidgin, XChat.... AntiX is designed to work on computers with as little as 64 MB RAM and Pentium II or equivalent AMD processors, but not K5/K6 processors. After installation, even 32 MB RAM has worked. The new ISO images are available in the 'released/antix' subdirectory at the MEPIS subscriber's site and at the MEPIS public mirrors."
It can either be installed onto a hard drive or used as a LiveCD, which makes it a boot disc for troubleshooting many operating systems. It includes a free anti-virus scanner, ClamAV, and KDE, the K Desktop Environment.

For more info and download site and mirror for mepis antiX, you can visit mepis site or mepislovers site.

First Preview of Sidux 2007-04 has been Relased

sidux is a full featured debian sid based live CD with a special focus on hard disk installations, a clean upgrade path within sid and additional hard- and software support.

sidux is a desktop-oriented distribution and live CD based on the unstable branch of Debian GNU/Linux. It was originally created by a group of developers who split from the KANOTIX project and launched their own distribution.

The ISO is completely based on debian sid, enriched and stabilized with sidux' own packages and scripts.

Release notes for Eros Preview 1

This preview heading towards its fourth sidux release "Eros" concentrates on 7.3/ xrandr 1.2 and X detection related changes and testing the new upstream kernel 2.6.23 and its wlan/ mac80211 capabilities. For testing purposes all legacy wlan drivers for RaLink and Intersil ISL3880 wlan cards have been replaced by their new mac80211 based counterparts (rt2x00, p54).

Further efforts have been invested into an advanced USB installation and live persistency framework (feedback welcome). Various updates, fixes and adaptions have been applied to basically the complete package list and a lot of translation- and localisation related endeavours were started to improve the situation for our non english/ german speaking users. What can be done until the final release in regard to better localisation support and integration or support for alternative window managers and desktop environments is currently under consideration.

The full featured final release of sidux 2007-04 "Eros" will be ready in about 2-3 weeks, intermediate xdeltas will be provided as needed until then.

Highlights of this Sidux preview release:

  • amd64 (AMD64, Intel Core2, newer 64 bit capable AMD Sempron and Intel Pentium 4 CPUs (watch for the "lm" flag in /proc/cpuinfo or use infobash -v3) and i686 (Pentium pro/ Pentium II, AMD K7 Athlon or newer).
  • debian sid, as of 2007-10-29.
  • kernel (smp, hard preemption).
  • libata support for parallel ATA systems.
  • 7.3, KDE 3.5.8 (en + de), completely new probing, finally amd64 compatible.
  • new USB fromiso Installer.
  • new artwork created by cleary and the sidux art team.
  • offline manual for en + de directly on the disc, online manuals for more languages online at here and available via apt. The offline manual is only available on the running live CD or the installed system.
  • iwlwifi3945/ iwlwifi4965 1.1.19.
  • b43/ b43legacy support for Broadcom wlan cards.
  • rt2x00 2.0.12 support for RaLink cards.
  • support for RealTek RTL8187 wlan cards.
  • support for ADMtek ADM8211 wlan cards.
  • support for Intel 82801I, 82566DM-2, 82562GT-2, 82562G-2 and 82562V-2 Gigabit Ethernet cards (ICH9).
  • enhanced hardware support libraries.
  • fw-detect to probe for hardware with non-free needs.
  • memtest86+.
  • overhauled partition and file system detection.
  • basic lvm2 detection and support (no installer support).
  • several 7.3 and kernel 2.6.23 related bug- and compatibility fixes.
Download and try Sidux at here.

Vyatta 3.0, Debian-based disto for routers and firewalls, Has Released

Vyatta (pronounced vee-AH-tah.) today announced the latest release of its open-source networking software.

The Vyatta software combines router, firewall, and VPN capabilities into an integrated solution that delivers twice the performance of proprietary network solutions at half the price.

The latest release, Vyatta Community Edition 3 (VC3) provides substantial enhancements and feature additions from the previous VC2 release, including IPSec VPN, multi-link PPP, and BGP scaling and security.

"I’m a firm believer in the value of open source over proprietary technologies. If you’re looking for price-performance—which I have to do for the taxpayers—you can’t beat Vyatta," said Paul Wheeler, IT manager for the City of Madera. "I have been continually impressed with Vyatta’s attention to detail, excellent support, and ability to reliably add more power and flexibility to the solution. Vyatta is no longer just a lower-cost alternative to high-priced Cisco proprietary routers. It’s a flat out better solution."
Since its debut, Vyatta’s networking software has been downloaded nearly 100,000 times. As the third major release, Vyatta Community Edition 3 adds a number of changes and enhancements, including:
  • IPSec VPN – Vyatta now supports dedicated site-to-site (branch-to-branch or branch-to-HQ) virtual private networking and supports the most widely used cryptographic algorithms, including 3DES, AES (128 and 256-bit), MD5, and SHA1. In addition, IPsec VPN can now be configured in a cluster of multiple Vyatta units with failover mechanisms providing high availability for mission-critical services.
  • Multi-link PPP (MLPPP) – MLPPP allows customers to increase WAN bandwidth by using multiple low-speed circuits, typically T1 links, in parallel, enabling a pay-as-you-grow strategy instead of paying the high cost of a T3 upgrade.
  • BGP scaling and security enhancements – Improved BGP scaling provides faster routing convergence with many peers. MD5-based neighbor authentication delivers improved routing security. Per-BGP peer policy support makes it easier than ever to control route propagation. New monitoring and troubleshooting commands make Vyatta easier to use.
"We have proven the performance and reliability of our open-source networking solution in large, demanding networks, making Vyatta a no-brainer alternative to over-priced, inflexible, proprietary products," said Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta. "Vyatta is the most flexible network infrastructure solution in the world and can be deployed on server blades, dedicated appliances, or virtual machines using VMWare and Xen. As a result, Vyatta is a universal solution to networking problems in the branch office, at headquarters, and in the data center, for both enterprises and service providers."
Vyatta builds commercially supported, open-source networking solutions that provide an alternative to over-priced, inflexible products from proprietary vendors. Our customers are smarter, better looking, and drive much nicer cars than purchasers of big-name products.

Vyatta customers know that Vyatta's Linux-based router, firewall and VPN software gives them a level of control unavailable from proprietary solutions. Vyatta customers are thought leaders who recognize the benefits of flexible deployment options--x86 hardware, blade servers, virtualization--of freedom to integrate applications of their choice, and of the economic and performance advantages of commodity hardware and components.

Download Vyatta ISO at here or for vary downloads at here.

FreevoLive, a HomeTheatre Linux

FreevoLive is a live cd, running Mandriva Linux, with Freevo preinstalled. It is meant to show people why Freevo is the way to go for your Home Theatre PC!
FreevoLive was build with the mklivecd scripts from MCNLive, which is a live cd created by members of the Dutch MandrivaClub.

FreevoLive 0.15 has been released on a fews ago, running on top of X11, makes it possible to use the native resolution of your monitor, instead of 800x600x16bpp being the only possible resolution. So this is actually a nice improvement.

Besides that, Freevo has been added a small browser (Hv3), and installed the libquicktime-faad package, so that you can finally enjoy the Apple trailers with sound!!

Btw, try and download FreevoLive now at here.

Riding Linux on Car with LinuxICE

LinuxICE is a distribution of Linux developed specifically for car computer use. It is based on the popular distribution Ubuntu, but it has been slimmed down and optimized for performance in the mobile environment, and includes many features that other Linux flavors lack when it comes to in-car integration.

For who new in car computing, its better you visit this site for find out.

LinuxICE has just released the Final Alpha4 Version, with nGhost Media Center; a car PC/touchscreen centric media center for the Linux
operating system. nGhost aims to become the most advanced Car PC front end by including the most advanced technologies. here are some features that come on this release:

  • New MatchBox Desktop
  • LinuxICE TrueICE theme
  • Reduced footprint (iso size is only 276MB!)
  • Latest evtouch touchscreen driver: 0.8.7
  • New programs: ICETouch, ICEInstall
  • ICETouch (the touchscreen Calibrator) now supports liliputs, Samsung Q1, Xenarcs and more!
  • nGhost 1.0Alpha (from unstable).
  • New LinuxICE software repository so you can get the latest carPC software via ICE-Update.

You can try LinuxICE by download at here, and for torrent at here.

PUD Linux, the Mini Gutsy has been released

PUD GNU/Linux 0.4.8 has been released. PUD GNU/Linux is a mini LiveCD based on Ubuntu Linux Gutsy Gibbon 7.10, which takes up under 200MB, with (both Simplified/Traditional) Chinese enhancements with the light-weight Xfce window manager.

PUD comes with new logo and new boot menu with gfxboot and integrated with some Gnome tools, improved laptop support from keyboard detect, suspend/hibernate to wireless setting, make PUD v0.4.8 to become the most completed release so far, the author said on its release notes.

PUD's system is based on Ubuntu 7.10 with new kernel and packages, patched with Squashfs-LZMA compression and Aufs filesystem (get the patches and source). Other upgrades including 3D desktop effects (Compiz Fusion) and 10+ Opt-Get plugins; and a easy way to make bootable pendrive called mkliveusb.

Features of PUD:

Minimalist Desktop, Plate User Interface, Live USB, Boot to RAM Disk, Opt-Get Plugin System for one click install system to add more applications, Patched Kernel and Optimized, Various Backup Methods and Build-LiveCD Toolkit, so you can customize your own LiveCD more easier and auomatically.

Get PUD Linux at here.

Five Popular 3D Action Games in Linux

After posted Three Racing Games for Ubuntu's article, now I will tell you about other genre games here, the 5 popular 3D Action games that run in Linux.

Nexuiz is a 3d deathmatch game project, created online by a team of developers called Alientrap. Nexuiz is a free, cross platform, first person shooter distributed under GNU General Public License by Alientrap Software. It started back in May 31 2005 with version 1.0 using DarkPlaces, a significanlty modified quake engine. The current version, 2.2.3, was released on January 26, 2007.

While Nexuiz has improved in all areas, it still stays true to its mission to bring
deathmatch back to the basics, with perfect weapon balancing and fast paced action. The engine received a massive overhaul, resulting in a huge performance increase in the 50-500% range and much more smoother netplay. It runs faster, renders more beautiful, introduces sharper effects and brings you even closer to the action than ever before.

Taking advantage of the improved engine, Alientrap and contributors added new maps, retouched and rebalanced the guns and reworked most texturing effects. The new maps, textures and general additions to Nexuiz have almost tripled the file size since 1.0 and almost doubled it since the last release 2.2.3.

Nexuiz 2.3 brings along a new way for gamers to compete with each other and measure their skills: the new team mode 'Keyhunt'. Moreover, the online experience is enhanced by the new netcode, which also feels safer as 2.3 sports an anti-wallhack function. The offline singleplayer campaign offers improved, more human-like bots while the new maps add a fresh thrill to both offline and online play. For a totally original way to experience Nexuiz we created 'Nexuiz Pro', a server side mod that drastically changes the physics and weapons. Do not shy away from its name: it's just as fun for the young and old, for the new and experienced players.

Features of the Nexuiz:
  • Multiplayer (up to 64 players)
  • Ability to generate bots for practice sessions
  • Dynamic lighting system similar to Doom 3

You can download this game at here.

Enemy Territory Quake Wars is the ultimate online strategic shooter: An objective-driven, class-based first person shooter set in the Quake universe. This game is a first-person shooter follow-up to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. It also has the same science fiction universe as Quake 4, with a story serving as a prequel to Quake II.

Quake Wars is the second multiplayer-only game in the Quake series after Quake III Arena. The gameplay is almost the same as Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, but with the addition of controllable vehicles and aircraft, asymmetric teams, much larger maps and the option of computer-controlled bots. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is being developed by Splash Damage for the PC using a modified version of id Software’s Doom 3 engine and MegaTexture rendering technology.

You can view more and download this game from here.

America's Army
Amrica's Army is one of the most popuar PC ation games played online. It provides playes with the most authentic military experience available, from exploring the development of Soldiers in individual and collective training to their deployment in simulated missions in the War of Terror.

America’s Army is a tactical, multiplayer, first-person shooter owned by the United States Government and released as a global public relations initiative to help with U.S. Army recruitment. The first version, Recon, was released on 4th July 2002. Now, it has in version 2.8.2.

It’s the first well known computer game used for political aims. The game is used as a playable recruiting tool and critics have charged the game serves as a propaganda device. A counter on the homepage of the PC version shows over eight million registered accounts as of 2007. GameSpy tracked the game usage and reported an average of 4,500 players at any one time between 2002 and 2005. It is enough for America’s Army to rank in the Top 10 Online Games chart.

Download this game at here.

Tremulous is an open source team-based first-person shooter with a game play that is similar to Gloom(a quake 2 mod) and Natural Selection (a Half-Life mod).

The game features two teams, humans and aliens, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The game has been downloaded over 200,000 times and was voted “Player’s Choice Standalone Game of the Year” in Mod Database’s “Mod of the Year” 2006 competition and has been nominated as a finalist in the Sourceforge Community Choice Awards.

Download now Tremulous by click here.

Alien Arena 2007
Alien Arena 2007 (AA2K7) is the latest version of a freeware online deathmatch game that was first introduced to the public in October, 2004. Since that initial release, nearly every aspect of the game has been revamped, in fact, all of the content and code from the November 2005 release of Alien Arena 2006 has been redone as well. It's like an entirely new game, and it may shock people just how much it has improved in less than a year's time. With over 30 levels, seven modes of play, loads of mutators, built-in bots, 11 player characters, 9 weapons(with alt-fire modes), the game has an endless supply of replayability. With so many new features, AA2K7 is nearly an entirely new game when held in comparison to it's predecessor.

With the trials and tribulations of software development, endless hours of playing, gathering feedback, COR Entertainment has been able to not only fine tune and perfect it's flagship game, but add completely new dimensions to it.

Using the CRX engine, which is based on the Id GPL source code, AA2K7 now includes modern effects such as real time vertex lighting and shadows, lensflares, light blooms, reflective water, textured particles, stainmaps, 32 bit color, shaders, fog, and much more. Built into the game is a easy to use server browser which allows the user to query information about each server. CRX features rewards systems, as well as colored player names, winner podiums, and weapons stats. The best thing about the CRX engine however, is it's netcode and speed. Even on a modest system, you will get excellent framerates, and movement is still extremely smooth and fast, even on high ping servers.

Bot AI has been improved with each release, and for AA2K7, a number of improvements and enhancements have been made. These bots are among the most human acting bots in any game, and also some of the toughest if you choose them to be. They are fully configurable using an external editor, and skill levels can be set in game.

Alien Arena is a fast paced, furious frag fest with arenas ranging from the small, to the massive. With a large built-in player base, it's never hard to find a good match going on, at any hour of the day. The community is friendly, as well as prolific. Dozens of maps, models, and various accessories have been created by community members to add on to the game experience.

Alien Arena features team based gameplay as well, such as Team Core Assualtl, a mode in which players must work together to disable their enemy team's central metal spider. Don't forget about the Team Deathmatch, Cattle Prod, Capture the Flag, Deathball, and All Out Assault mode(in which players can enter vehicles) either. For the 1v1 players, Alien Arena now features a duel mode!

Download AA2K7 at here.

black | route, The Security and Forensics Analysis Linux

black | route is another security and forensics analysis linux distribution for x86 compatible architectures. The goal of the project is to create a GNU/Linux distribution for advance users, texttools lovers, network, security specialist and system administrators. It was originally based on Slackware.

Future releases are base on xlike kernel patchset, xlike and blackroute teams are collaborated to give users more possibilities under one root.

Being an Open Source project without corporate background and without funding, the BlackRoute Linux project is always looking for new contributors to help with development, web design, translations, support, spreading the word, and more.

Lapwing Linux, a mini Slackware

Lapwing Linux is Slackware based "lite" desktop distribution. Lapwing-Linux is a distro thats not full of bloat and fat but includes all the software needed to be useful.

Lapwing don't restrict the user to having just what we give them, it make it easy to add, remove and rip to shreds everything if the user wants to.

Highlights of Lapwing are:

  • Easy to learn; for all computer users, from expert Windows users to computer newbies
  • Easy to administer; it shouldn't be a chore to get new software or configure it
  • Easy to tinker; understandable options and scripts, let the user decide how things work
  • Easy to recover; in case the user does foul it up, easy to get something working again
  • Easy to blow up; just kidding :-)
The different Lapwing-Linux from all the other GNU/Linux distros as author said are:
It doesn't use the current development model of "freezing" packages for a release; the core packages (such as glibc, GCC, UDEV etc) are frozen to ensure stability, but all packages "above" this are renewed as and when needed.
You can download Lapwing at here.

March Linux, Simple, Lean and Fast Linux!

March Linux aims to be a Simple, Lean and Fast GNU/Linux distribution for the desktop which urges the users to learn linux instead of holding their hands at every step!

At the same time, it is usable and fully functional with almost every software that one might need being available. It is heavily based on Arch Linux, which is IMHO the coolest distro on earth! In fact, we prefer to call March as a "distrolet" of Arch!

The default desktop in March Linux is Fluxbox. The current version is 1.0 BETA, to start off with. Currently, March is available only as a Live CD (built using the Linux Live scripts).

Just like Arch Linux, from which it is derived, March is also a lightweight and flexible distro which tries to Keep It Simple! Configuration is very easy, mostly involving editing of text-files. Although a few GUI config tools are available, they all try to be compliant with the Arch way, which essentially stands for "freedom of choice, keep it simple, learning, and user-control". This is what the guiding philosophy of March aims to be!

At the same time, March Linux offers you a ready-to-run environment with a Fluxbox desktop and a host of useful apps!

You can do the following right out of the box :

  • Listen to music and watch movies in a variety of formats, record sounds
  • View pictures and perform graphical editing
  • Connect to and browse internet, check emails, download via torrents, perform ftp transfers
  • Play a number of cool games, including a few DOS based ones
  • View and edit document files, create spreadsheets, view pdf-s, perform calculations, take notes
  • Do small programming in a number of languages with an IDE
  • …… and many more!!

Download March Linux at here.

SMS Linux 1.2, a Slack Mini Server

S-M-S stands for Slack Mini Server, now has version 1.2. A Linux operating system console based and manageable through Webmin web-based interface... Although described as a mini server, have all the features of a powerful server such as apache2, sendmail, spamassassin, clamav, squid, iptables firewall, mysql, cups and lot of other stuff.

SMS also features TorrentFlux, a powerful php based bit torrent client that can be managed from anywhere, making this server not only server administrators interest, but simple users too that want to download torrents safe and secure.

This server runs from a live CD or installed on a hard disk through a text installer. The liveCD created with linux-live scripts, and the text-installer taken from Slax's development.

Download SMS at here.

Endian 2.2 Beta 1 has Released

The Endian Team has released a new version of the Endian Firewall Community . It has version 2.2 Beta 1.

Endian Firewall Community is an all-in-one Linux security distribution that turns every system into a full featured security appliance. Designed with “usability in mind”, Endian developed a software that is extremely flexible and very easy to install, use and manage. The Community version has been warmly embraced by the open source community and has so far enjoyed over 185000 downloads with thousands of deployments worldwide.

Support for multiple WAN Connections, Zone Firewall for stealthy filtering of local traffic, time based HTTP access policies and OpenVPN X.509 support are just some of the brand new features. The result of over a year of development is an enhanced and polished Endian Firewall release, network security has never been
so powerful and easy.

Highlights of this Release:

- Enhanced management of WAN/RED connections

  • Support for multiple uplinks
  • Multiple IPs/networks on each WAN/RED interface in STATIC mode
  • Uplink monitoring with automatic failover (ISP failover)
  • Uplink editor
- Port Forwarding
  • Multiple uplink support, allowing different rules per uplink
  • Port Forwarding of traffic coming from VPN endpoints
  • Option for rule based Logging
  • GUI enhancements
- System Access
  • External Access has now been enhanced and renamed to System Access
  • Fine grained management of permissions regarding access to the system from LAN, WAN, DMZ and VPN endpoints
  • Default policy for firewall/system access is now set to DENY
  • Firewall services automatically define ports required for their proper function, but access can be restricted
  • Support for ICMP protocol
  • GUI enhancements
- Outgoing Firewall
  • Support for ICMP protocol
  • Handling of multiple sources/ports/protocols per Rule
  • GUI enhancements
- Zone Firewall
  • DMZ Pinholes has been enhanced and renamed to Zone Firewall
  • Fine grained filtering of local network traffic
  • Rules based on zones, physical interfaces, MAC addresses
  • Support for ICMP protocol
  • Handling of multiple sources/ports/protocols per rule
  • GUI enhancements
- HTTP Proxy
  • Time based access control with multiple time intervals
  • Group based web access policies
  • Major GUI enhancements
- OpenVPN
  • X.509 and 2 factor based authentication
  • Pushing of DNS settings to clients
  • Pushing of global or per client routes
  • Support for NATed VPN endpoints
  • Support for VPN over HTTP Proxy
  • Automatic connection failover
  • Every VPN endpoint is resolvable through DNS (vpn..domain)
- Logs
  • Every service supports remote logging
  • Daily log rotation
  • GUI enhancements
- System
  • Accelerated and polished boot process
  • Firewall logs rule number and target
  • Refactoring of service scripts
  • Squid 2.6 with major performace improvements
  • Updated packages for ClamAV, Amavis, Postrey and much more

You can download this Endian release at here.

With PSPI, PhotoShop Plug-Ins Running in Linux GIMP

PSPI is a GIMP plug-in that runs 3rd-party Photoshop plug-in filters. It has been written in 2001, and it initially worked on Windows only. Then nothing much happened until now when it became available also on Linux. All that was needed, basically, was for somebody to try building it using winegcc. Possibly building and running it on Linux might have worked already years ago, but nobody tried... But someone has tried it on Linux and reporting the success!

Where to find Photoshop plug-in filters that are any good?

Google is your friend. You will find time-limited or functionally limited demo versions of commercial filters, and "freeware" filters. A lot of the 3rd-party filters that you can find on the net are mostly crap, though, and don't do anything particularily exciting that one couldn't do with GIMP already.

There are some exceptions though. I think that for instance many filters from Flaming Pear or Alien Skin are highly regarded. You can find time-limited demo versions, and some giveaway fully functional ones from their site.

Or, some computer and graphic magazines that come with "cover" CD-ROMs, like Computer Arts, PhotoShop User or Photoshop Creative often include free and commercial Photoshop filters on the CD-ROMs. They might for instance be slightly older versions than those that you need to pay full price for.

Photoshop plug-in filters (for the Windows version of Photoshop, which is what we are talking about here) are actually Windows DLLs, which are dynamically loaded into the plug-in host process's address space. They are files with the extension .8bf, though, not .dll. (GIMP plug-ins, on the other hand, are separate processes.)

Unlike GIMP plug-ins, 3rd-party Photoshop plug-ins don't use any common user interface library. (GIMP plug-ins use GTK+, obviously.) This is because 3rd-party Photoshop plug-ins are usually available both for the Windows and Macintosh versions of Photoshop. Typically each company uses some homegrown widget library, with a look and feel that is widely different than the normal Windows common control look and feel, or the GTK+ look and feel.

The Linux packages include three files:

README.linux, pspi (a small shell script), and (the binary that wine runs)

Copy pspi and to your personal GIMP plug-ins folder, typically ~/.gimp-2.2/plug-ins

When you run GIMP it will issue a warning "wire_read(): error" as can't be started directly. (The pspi script can, though, and is from GIMP's point of view a GIMP plug-in.) This warning is harmless (GIMP just ignores that file then), but if you want to avoid it, move somewhere else and modify the pspi script to point to its new location instead.

After starting GIMP, go to the Xtns:Photoshop Plug-in Settings and enter the folder where you are going to keep the 3rd-party Photoshop plug-ins (.8bf files) that you want to use in GIMP.

Preferrably you should use an initially empty folder for this, and then install (copy) Photoshop plug-ins there one by one, verifying that each works. It isn't really useful to rush and install a shitload of Photoshop plug-ins at once and assume they all will work under pspi.

You can download PSPI for Linux distro you use below:

For SUSE Linux, gimp-pspi-1.0.5.suse10.i386.tar.gz
For Ubuntu, gimp-pspi-1.0.5.ubuntu.i386.tar.gz
For Fedora, gimp-pspi-1.0.5-1.cru.i386.rpm

Three Racing Games for Ubuntu

Here are three racing games for Linux, on this article I assume you use Ubuntu:


If you want a powerful racing game, look no further than TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator. It's gone from a 1997 2D soapbox derby simulator to a powerful 3D racing game with championships, tons of tracks, a thriving community, and all the third party tracks and cars you can download. There are even two online championships: TORCS Driving Championship and
The TORCS Racing Board.

To install TORCS, just use your favorite package manager (apt, aptitude, Synaptic, Adept, etc) to install the 'torcs' package from the universe repository.


Want realistic racing? Then you need to try VDrift. First released in 2005 by Joe Venzon and inspired by Gran Turismo, Venzon created a simple racing game powered by the Vamos Automotive Simulator. Two years, three programmers, and a ton of code later, it's got extremely realistic physics, 28 cars, 19 tracks, AI players, networking, and great looking graphics.

VDrift hasn't (yet) made it into the Ubuntu repositories (though the data package made it in. Odd). Luckily, GetDeb includes an Ubuntu package for it.


If arcade-style racing is your style, give Trigger a try. It's simple: they give you a car, and you have to navigate a tricky path full of off-road terrain with an extremely tippy car.
Go too fast, and you risk flipping off of the road. But move too slowly, and you risk being dominated by your cunning AI opponents.

To install, just use your favorite package manager to grab the 'trigger' package in
the universe repository.

FaunOS: The Portable Linux

FaunOS is a portable (easy-to-carry), fully integrated Linux operating system with over 500 preinstalled packages. It is specifically designed to run from a portable USB Memory Device (USB Flash Drive). It can also run from a DVD.

FaunOS does not change or install anything on your hard drive--unless you specifically ask it to. This means it is safe to take your USB to a friend's computer and boot from it (see minimum requirements below). When you finish, shutdown, and remove your USB key from your friend's computer, there is no trace of any of your activity on that computer.

Features include

  • Ability to save files back to the USB flash drive.
  • Tools that allow permanent installation to a hard drive. Supports the following install options on a hard drive:
  • Permanent Arch Linux Installer using archin
  • Frugal install (not to be confused with Frugalware Linux) installs the compressed FaunOS files to a hard drive permanently leading to an “unbreakable desktop” meaning the end user can totally ruin everything at runtime. To revert back to the starting point all the user has to do is reboot the machine and everything goes back to normal since all changes happen in RAM (unless the FaunOS session is saved on shutdown).
  • Ability to install additional packages before permanently installing FaunOS to the hard drive.
  • FaunOS Installer for creating additional FaunOS USB drives from within FaunOS.
Minimum Requirements:

Generally speaking, if you have a fairly new PC (say 1 or 2 years old), then FaunOS should run okay on your hardware. Here are the specifics:

Minimum USB capacity (if installing to a USB key): 1 GB
Target machine hardware requirements:
  • Architecture: x86
  • Minimum RAM: 512 MB; 1GB or more recommended. Minimum 1.5GB required for "In Memory" boot option.
  • Minimum Processor Speed: 500 MHz
For USB key boot:
  • The target machine must be bootable from a USB. Alternatively, you can make a special bootstrapping CD (see instructions below) to boot from.
You can download the FaunOS USB flash drive image over HTTP or Torrents. Click here to download over HTTP, or torrent. (Download Size ~933 MB).

Use RawWrite on Windows or dd on *nix and Mac OSX to write the FaunOS USB flash drive image to your USB flash drive. Here’s a dd example on Linux assuming the USB flash drive is /dev/sdb:

Install Ubuntu Gutsy over network or from a hard-disk

Ubuntu can be installed using other methods as well, which might prove handy in some circumstances. For example, let's say you want to install Ubuntu on a computer that has no CD/DVD-ROM drive.

What do you do? Well, you can install Ubuntu from another machine on the network (if there is one) that will provide the installation files to other computers on the LAN, or you can install it from the hard drive if there is no LAN. For the latter solution, you will need an active Internet connection to download the Ubuntu ISO image or you can use an external hard drive as well.

Make sure you have the following requirements before you start installing Ubuntu 7.10 with the methods presented in this guide:

• Ubuntu 7.10 Alternate CD
• Ubuntu 7.10 Destktop CD
• an active network connection
• the computer's BIOS must have the 'boot from network' option activated
• access to another network machine that is already running Ubuntu

Install Ubuntu from a network server

For this task, you will need another computer that has Ubuntu installed (and working) and it's connected to the machine you want to install Ubuntu, through a LAN (Local Area Network). We will call that PC that already has Ubuntu, "Server",
and the PC on which you want to install Ubuntu, "Client".

On the Server, you will install a FTP server, a HTTP server and a DHCP server, which will allow the Client machine to connect to the server and fetch the installation files and package repositories. To install these servers, open a Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and type:

sudo apt-get install tftpd-hpa apache2 dhcp3-server

Now, mount the Ubuntu 7.10 Alternative ISO image with the following commands:

cd /path-to-the-iso-image
sudo mkdir /var/lib/tftpboot/ubuntu
sudo mount -o loop ubuntu-7.10-alternate-i386.iso /var/lib/tftpboot/ubuntu (for an i386 PC)


sudo mount -o loop ubuntu-7.10-alternate-amd64.iso /var/lib/tftpboot/ubuntu (for an AMD 64/Intel 64 PC)

Make a symlink to the mounted ISO, from the Apache's root directory:

cd /var/www
sudo ln -s /var/lib/tftpboot/ubuntu/

If the Server has a CD/DVD-ROM drive and you already have burned the Ubuntu 7.10 Alternate ISO installation CD, insert it in the optical drive and wait for it to get auto-mounted. It will probably get mounted under the /media/cdrom path, so we will need to create symlinks for both FTP and HTTP servers. Copy and paste the following commands in a Terminal window:

sudo ln -s /media/cdrom /var/lib/tftpboot/ubuntu/
sudo ln -s /media/cdrom /var/www/ubuntu

Now, configure the DHCP daemon. Download the dhcp config file:

cd /etc/dhcp3
sudo mv dhcpd.conf dhcpd.conf.old
sudo gedit dhcpd.conf

Now copy and paste the following lines into the dhcpd.conf file:

ping-check = 1;
filename = "ubuntu/install/netboot/pxelinux.0";
netmask {

Edit the following directives to match your network:

• REPLACE the subnet with your network subnet
• REPLACE the netmask with your network netmask
• REPLACE the range of IPs with the corresponding IP addresses from your network. An IP address from this range will be randomly assigned to the Client computer.

Restart the DHCP server with the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server restart

At this point, your client machine is ready to boot the alternative installation ISO from the server. Power up the Client PC, enter the BIOS, search for the 'Boot from network' options (under the BOOT menu) and put it as the first boot device. Save and exit. If everything worked out well, you should see the Ubuntu installation screen and boot prompt. Install Ubuntu!

Install from hard drive

Use this method for a faster system installation and if you don't have a CD/DVD-ROM drive! For this method, you will need to have a working Ubuntu system on the computer on which you want to install the new Gutsy OS.

First of all, you need to use GParted or PartedMagic to create a new primary partition and format it to ext3. For example, let's say that the partition is /dev/sda3 (for a SATA drive) or /dev/hda3 (for a IDE drive). You will need to copy the ISO's contents over to the new partition. Open a Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and type:

mkdir /tmp/installcd
sudo mount -o loop /path-to/ubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386.iso /tmp/installcd (for an i386 PC)


sudo mount -o loop /path/to/ubuntu-7.10-desktop-amd64.iso /tmp/installcd (for an AMD 64/Intel 64 PC)
sudo mkdir /mnt/installer
sudo mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/installer (for the SATA drive)


sudo mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/installer (for the IDE drive)
sudo cp -r /tmp/installcd/* /mnt/installer
cd ~/
sudo umount /tmp/installcd

Next, you'll need to edit your current Grub configuration file to boot the new partition. To do this, open the /boot/grub/menu.lst in a text editor with:

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

...and add the following lines at the end of the file:

title Ubuntu Hard Drive Installation
root (hd0,2)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz boot=casper root=/dev/ram ramdisk_size=1048576 rw
initrd /casper/initrd.gz

NOTE: the root line tells Grub which partition contains the installer. If in your case, the partition you created is /dev/hda1, you'll need to edit that line to root (hd0,0). Grub starts counting your partition from 0, therefore the fourth partition will be (hd0,3) and so on. If you have a secondary hard disk, you will have to modify the first number from 0 to 1 (e.g. hd1,0 - for the second hard disk, first partition).
Save the file, close the text editor, reboot the computer and choose 'Ubuntu Hard Drive Installation' from the grub boot menu and install Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

Source: Marius Nestor

Open, Edit and Print .docx Ms Word 2007 files in OpenOffice

This was assumed that it do in PCLinuxOS 2007. If you use other distros, you still can do it with a little different commands.

Heres the steps for make the Ms. Word 2007 .docx files can be opened, edited and printed from your OpenOffice:

Make sure you have updated OOo, then go get the odf-converter rpm from here.
You also need software to get into the rpm. We prefer file-roller (aka Archive Manager), so in Synaptic, mark and install file-roller.

Right click on the odf-converter rpm --> Open With --> Archive Manager.
Navigate to and extract /usr/lib/ooo-2.0 from inside the rpm to your desktop.
You should now have a folder named “ooo-2.0” on your Desktop. There are 3 files buried in this folder that we want.

First one is located in /ooo-2.0/program, named OdfConverter.

In Konsole, as root, type:

cp /home/YourUsername/Desktop/ooo-2.0/program/OdfConverter /usr/lib/ooo-2.3/program

Second, there is a file named “MOOXFilter_cpp.xcu” located in /ooo-2.0/share/registry/modules/org/openoffice/TypeDetection/Filter.

Once again, as root, type:

cp /home/YourUsername/Desktop/ooo-2.0/share/registry/modules/org/openoffice/TypeDetection/Filter/MOOXFilter_cpp.xcu /usr/lib/ooo-2.3/share/registry/modules/org/openoffice/TypeDetection/Filter

Lastly, the file named “MOOXTypeDetection.xcu” located in /ooo-2.0/share/registry/modules/org/openoffice/TypeDetection/Types.

Type again as root:

cp /home/YourUsername/Desktop/ooo-2.0/share/registry/modules/org/openoffice/TypeDetection/Types/MOOXTypeDetection.xcu /usr/lib/ooo-2.3/share/registry/modules/org/openoffice/TypeDetection/Types

Now, (Re)Start OpenOffice and try and open or create .docx file. It works!

Source: PCLinuxOS Forum

Parted Magic Linux 1.9 LiveCD/USB/PXE has released today

Parted Magic is a Linux LiveCD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives.

Optimized at approximately 30MB, the Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue, etc.) and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user. An extensive collection of fileystem tools are also included, as Parted Magic supports the following: ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.

It added all i386 keymaps from kbd. There is a label changing GUI for reiserfs, ntfs, ext2, ext3, xfs, and jfs. Photorec was added. Some hacking on GParted were did and you can create hfs+ file systems directly from GParted now. Added support to name the location of the pmagic squashfs in the syslinux.cfg. Some other other bug fixes and script changes as well.

The latest version is updated with: Linux-2.6.23, parted-1.8.8, ntfsprogs-2.0, ntfs-3g-1.913, and GParted-0.3.4.

The current Xserver is xorg-server- with the following drivers: apm, ark, ati, chips, cirrus, cyrix, glint, i128, i740, i810, mga, neomagic, nv, r128, riva128, radeon, rendition, s3, s3virge, savage, siliconmotion, sis, tdfx, tga, trident, tseng, vesa, vmware, and voodoo. The mini Xserver, Xvesa, is also available.

You can get PartedMagic for free at here.

What's new in Linux Mint 4.0 Beta 1 (Daryna)

As my previous post about Linux Mint 4.0 code name Daryna, now I continue to give more infos about "her":

The new thing you can see in Linux Mint 4.0 are:

1. mintUpdate

With mintUpdate you can now get automatic updates without compromising the stability of your system. Updates are assigned a security level which indicates how safe they are for you to apply. MintUpdate also brings you more information about the updates and the risks involved in applying them.

MintUpdate is also highly configurable and you decide which levels you want to see and which you want selected by default.

The implementation of mintUpdate in Daryna follows the decision to remove the Ubuntu Update Manager in Celena because it didn't give enough information about updates and assumed all updates were without risk for the user's system.

2. mintInstall & the Software Portal

MintInstall and the Software Portal were already available in Cassandra and Celena. Even though they were better alternatives than Click'n'Run, APTURL, PBIDir or the new SUSE initiative they failed to be noticed both by the press and by our own community. We asked ourselves why and came to the conclusion that there presence had not been made obvious enough. In Daryna, you can now interact with mintInstall without starting from the Portal. A link was added directly in the menu:

And a new frontend to mintInstall now allows you to search the portal directly from your desktop:

mintInstall itself was also made more intuitive and improvements were made to its interface.

In the backend, mintInstall now also relies on Synaptic and brings improvements on how it handles downloads/installations of packages and hotplugging of repositories.

3. mintDesktop improvements

mintDesktop got major improvements in terms of usability and now has an extra-feature which lets you restore the default splash-screens coming with Linux Mint for OpenOffice, Gimp and Amarok:

4. Compiz Fusion

Credits go to Xorg, Compiz Fusion and Ubuntu here for bringing us the best 3D effects available and activated out of the box in Daryna. We know how much you like these technologies so we also included the Compiz Fusion Setting Manager:

Note: The Restricted Manager was improved and should be able to bring 3D support to all nVidia cards. Envy is being developed at the moment to include the new ATI drivers released by AMD and will be included in the next BETA or in the stable release of Daryna.

Source: Linux Mint

I divorced Cassandra, now I date with Daryna (Linux Mint 4.0)

First Beta of Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna has released with some new features and update from the previous release as its based on Ubuntu Gutsy.

The Restricted Manager was improved and should be able to bring 3D support to all nVidia cards. Envy is being developed at the moment to include the new ATI drivers released by AMD and will be included in the next BETA or in the stable release of Daryna.

Heres the author's announce of this new release:

"The first release candidate for Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna is out and available for download. What's new in Daryna? With mintUpdate you can now get automatic updates without compromising the stability of your system. And a new frontend to mintInstall now allows you to search the portal directly from your desktop. mintInstall itself was also made more intuitive and improvements were made to its interface. mintDesktop got major improvements in terms of usability and now has an extra-feature which lets you restore the default splash-screens for, GIMP and Amarok."

What makes Daryna ideal for the desktop?

  • Out of the box multimedia support
  • Microsoft Windows Integration (Dual-boot, NTFS read/write support, Migration Assistant)
  • One-Click install system (Linux Mint Software Portal, mintInstall)
  • Easy file-sharing (mintUpload)
  • Desktop features, Control Center, mintMenu
  • 3D Effects
  • Great configuration tools
  • Great selection of default applications (OpenOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Gimp, Pidgin, XChat, Amarok..etc)
  • Solid package base (Google Earth, Picasa, Skype.. a lot of important software present in the repositories or in the Linux Mint Software Portal, compatibility with all Ubuntu Feisty repositories and most Debian packages)
Try to date Daryna with downloading "her" here.

Myah OS 3.0 Alpha One has released

Myah OS is an independently developed live CD designed for desktop use.
It is built with custom build scripts and optimised for the i686 processor architecture.

Myah OS is a performance desktop operating system. Made for home use with a focus on Internet, Office, and multimedia. Myah OS has been optimized for i686 processors for fast performance. Myah OS is an original Linux distro, compiled from build scripts written by Jeremiah Cheatham.

Myah OS 3.0 alpha 1 is now available to kick off the 3.0 release cycle. This first alpha release has been very carefully put together. The only thing really missing so far is the graphical installer, which is under construction. This release is a live CD that includes package utilities and all development tools.

Myah OS is built for the i686 intel/amd PCs but will also work very well with the newer 64bit intel/AMD PCs. Myah OS uses it's package management suite designed to be simple and fast. Myah is designed to be a full featured distro, with at least 1 or 2 applications for every need. XFCE 4.4.1 desktop makes Myah run very fast without taking a lot of resources. Myah will also handle all of your multimedia needs.

As stated above the graphical installer is still not ready. There are instructions on how to manually install Myah OS to your hardrive posted on Myah OS 3.0 alpha 1 thread in Myah forum. If you have any problems or bug fixes please post them there.

Highlights of Myah 3.0 Alpha 1:

Windows Managers:
XFCE 4.4.1
Beryl 0.2.1

Linux Kernel - with source.
GCC 4.1.2
Glib 2.14.1
Glibc 2.6.1
GTK+ 2.12
Mesa 7.0.1
Python 2.5.1
Xorg 7.3

System Tools:
Catfish 0.2.5
CUPS 1.3.3
Galculator 1.3.1
GParted 0.3.3
XFCE Taskmanager 0.3.2
Xscreensaver 5.03

Squeeze 0.2.1
Xarchiver 0.4.6

Graphic Editors:
Blender 2.45
Dia 0.96.1
Inkscape 0.45.1
Gimp 2.2.17
Tux Paint 0.9.17

Graphic Viewers:
GQview 2.0.4
Mirage 0.8.3
Ristretto 0.0.7

Graphic Tools:
Gcolor2 0.4
GTKam 0.1.14
Xsane 0.994

Video Players:
Mplayer 1.0rc2 - With full DVD support.
Xine UI 0.99.5 - With full DVD support.

Audio Players:
Audacious 1.3.2
Exaile 0.2.10
Xfmedia 0.10.0
XMMS 1.2.10

CD/DVD burners:
Xfburn 0.3.0

Audio/Video Editors:
Audacity 1.3.3beta
Kino 1.1.1

Audio/Video Tools:
Asunder 0.9
Audio Tag Tool 0.12.3
Streamtuner 0.99.99
XFCE Mixer 4.4.1

Internet Browsers:
Firefox - With mplayerplug-in, Flash, Java, ChatZilla, and fireFTP.
Kazehakase 0.4.9 - With mplayerplug-in, flash, and java.

FTP Managers:
gFTP 2.0.18

Torrent Clients:
Transmission 0.72

Chat Clients:
pidgin 2.2.1
Xchat 2.8.4

Mail Clients:

Network Tools:
pyNeighborhood 0.4
Wifi Radar 1.9.8

Geany 0.12
Mousepad 0.2.12
Medit 0.8.10

Abiword 2.4.6
Orage 4.4.1
ePDFViewer 0.1.6
gfa 0.4.1
Gnumeric 1.7.12

Download Myah for free at here.

Is this Linux or Mac?

Look at the image of screenshoot of my desktop below. Guess! What do you think? Is it Linux or Leopard?

With Mac4Lin, your Linux desktop can be customized like a Mac OS Desktop (Leopard). Mac4Lin, now at version 0.3 is a free user interface kit for Gnome desktop that maintained and built by Anirudh Acharya (a.k.a infra_red_dude).

You can make over your Linux desktop, ie Ubuntu, or BSD distro based or other *nix families to have a 'Mac feel'.

With the release of GNOME 2.20, there have been issues reported with the Icon theme. Work is going on to make the theme compatible with GNOME 2.20 (found in OpenSUSE 10.3/Ubuntu 7.10 - Gusty etc.). There will be a separate release of Icon theme for GNOME 2.20.

Users of this version can replace the original ver.0.3 Icon theme with the new one, which will be released soon after this release. GNOME version can be checked by clicking System Menu > About GNOME. Other components of this package are reported to work with GNOME 2.20. The installation of GTK Metacity theme and Cursors is almost same execpt that the Theme Manager in GNOME 2.20 has a new look.

Other screenshot can be viewed at here, here, and here.

More info and free download can be reach at here.

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