Wednesday, September 24, 2008

google launches android - powered by linux

google androidT-Mobile G1 will be the first handset to be powered by Google's Android software. The handset will be available in the UK at the time of Christmas. It sports a touch screen, 3MP camera, a Qwerty keyboard as well as "one-click" contextual search, and its tariff will be over £40 a month.

Google revolutionizes the market from time to time. Hope the Android will be the next big thing in the market. The good thing is that this device is powered by Linux.

For further information please visit http://code.google.com/android/what-is-android.html

PS: It's no way a PCLinuxOS story but anticipating the news value of the event I posted the story here.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Minimizing PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniME for Speed

Before plunging into the speed tweaks, let me give some background to this topic.... After buying Compaq Presario C702TU notebook (Celeron M 530 1.73GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, Intel GMA 965 Graphics, Intel HDA, Realtek Ethernet, Broadcom 4311 WLAN, Multi Card Reader) I searched for a suitable linux distribution that will work the best on it. Tried many including Fedora 8, Debian Etch, Mandriva and OpenSuse, and finally settled at PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniME. It automatically detected and configured all the devices of this notebook. What's more, MiniME also works best across all the compaq presario c700 series notebooks.

Here are the hardware details of my Compaq Presario C702TU details on top of PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniME.

pclinuxos 2008 minime on compaq presario c702tu

pclinuxos 2008 minime on compaq presario c702tu

We all know PCLinuxOS is well known for its fast system booting and blazing speed. This speed and responsiveness is faster in MiniME than the full release. However, both MiniME and the Full Version can be further optimized for still more speed, of course, for a tradeoff of cosmetics and usability. The optimizations mentioned here work best for me. It may also work for you.

pclinuxos 2008 minime - grub optimization
By default grub waits 10 sec for you to choose an option. If you have installed only Linux change to timeout to 0. And further if only you are using the system, change to autologin mode. It will save some time. Even, you can change the bios setting of your laptop/desktop to directly boot from hard drive.

pclinuxos 2008 minime modprobe.preload tweaking
I have also removed many items from modprobe.preload including floppy, bttv, and many other. Research about the items in your /etc/modprobe.preload and remove the ones that's irrelevant to you.

pclinuxos 2008 minime service optimization
Whether it is Windows or Linux, on-boot-services are the major stuff that reduce bootup speed. I have seen some linux home desktops running as many as 50 – 60 services, though their use is limited to web browsing, word processing, and a few multimedia things. Here I have reduced the services to just 13. Remember, I have removed resolvconf and avahi-daemon. So when you are going to use wlan, enble these services.

pclinuxos 2008 minime inittab optimization
I always boot up to runlevel 5. So I have removed 1, 2, 3 and 4 (never comment out 0 and 6). Also, I rarely use those mingettys, hence commented them out.

pclinuxos 2008 minime color schemes
Just 4 color schemes are enough for me...

pclinuxos 2008 minime icon packs
I don't like to use more than 1 or 2 icon packs...

pclinuxos 2008 minime screensaver disabled
Disabled those screensaver thing. When I am there I work. And if take more than 30 min's break. I just switch off my notebook...

pclinuxos 2008 minime with just one theme
One theme is enough for me...

i don't need more than one desktop on pclinuxos 2008 minime
I don't need more than one desktop.

pclinuxos 2008 minime without java
Javascript is necessary for me, but not java.

pclinuxos 2008 minime - plugin scanning at startup disabled
I have all those plugins. And I don't add plugins each time... So, disabled this option as well.

pclinuxos 2008 minime - system configuration check at startup disabled
I always disable system-configuration check. Never fell into any problems...

pclinuxos 2008 minime - with minimum kde services
Media Manager and Media Notification KDE services are all I need. The rest are crap for me...

disabled system bell in my pclinuxos 2008 minime
Why system bell?

pclinuxos 2008 minime - system notification disabled
Noisy system notification. I always turn-off all those things. Silence is golden.

pclinuxos 2008 minime - disabled all those stuffs unnecessary to my notebook
Mine is not a Thinkpad or Lenovo. If yours is one, I am sorry.

pclinuxos 2008 minime mini installIn addition to these tricks, I have slimmed down my MM 08 by removing unnecessary fonts.

I have installed only the required set of applications and removed a lot even from its default pool manually, and removed orphan packages using rpmorphan. The result, the fully loaded MiniME took only 1.9 GB of space. It's almost feather light and blazing fast. And finally here is the list of packages I have installed. Just 850 in all. It includes a full office suite, multimedia suite (smplayer, audacious, gtk-recrodmydesktop, acidrip... and more) and internet suite (firefox, thunderbird, ktorrent, skype, kopete and more...).

acidrip-0.14-6pclos2007
acpi-0.09-2pclos2007
acpid-1.0.4-15pclos2007
alsa-plugins-1.0.16-1pclos2007
alsa-utils-1.0.16-1pclos2007
alsaconf-1.0.16-1pclos2007
anacron-2.3-19pclos2007
antiword-0.37-2pclos2007
apmd-3.2.2-12pclos2007
apt-0.5.15lorg3.92-3pclos2007
apt-common-0.5.15lorg3.92-3pclos2007
arts-1.5.9-1pclos2007
ash-0.3.8-12pclos2007
aspell-0.60.4-4pclos2007
aspell-en-6.0.0-3pclos2007
asunder-1.6-1pclos2007
at-3.1.8-20pclos2007
atk1.0-common-1.20.0-1pclos2007
audacious-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-alac-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-cdaudio-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-flac-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-gameconsole-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-mp4-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-mpeg-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-oggvorbis-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-psf-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-trueaudio-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-vortex-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codec-wma-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-codecs-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-devel-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-plugins-1.5.1-4pclos2007
audacious-themes-pack-1.0-1pclos2007
aumix-text-2.8-17pclos2007
avahi-0.6.16-4pclos2007
basesystem-2007.0-3pclos2007
bash-3.1-8pclos2007
bc-1.06-20pclos2007
bcm43xx-fwcutter-005-0.1172.3pclos2007
binutils-2.16.91.0.7-4pclos2007
bitmap-1.0.3-1pclos2007
bladeenc-0.94.1-1rv
bootloader-utils-1.15-1pclos2007
bootsplash-3.1.14-2pclos2007
busybox-1.9.0-2pclos2007
bzip2-1.0.4-1pclos2007
cdialog-0.9b-9pclos2007
cdparanoia-IIIa9.8-12pclos2007
cdrdao-1.2.1-4pclos2007
cdrkit-1.1.7.1-1pclos2007
cdrkit-genisoimage-1.1.7.1-1pclos2007
chkconfig-1.3.34-1pclos2007
chkfontpath-1.10.0-4pclos2007
common-licenses-1.0-13pclos2007
console-tools-0.2.3-63pclos2007
coreutils-5.97-5pclos2007
cpio-2.6-8pclos2007
cpufreq-1.0-26pclos2007
cracklib-dicts-2.8.9-4pclos2007
crontabs-1.10-7pclos2007
curl-7.15.5-2pclos2007
cyrus-sasl-2.1.22-22pclos2007
dbus-1.1.2-2pclos2007
dbus-x11-1.1.2-2pclos2007
dd_rescue-1.14-6.el4
desktop-common-data-2007-25.6pclos2007
desktop-file-utils-0.14-2pclos2007
dhcp-client-3.0.4-3pclos2007
dhcp-common-3.0.4-3pclos2007
diffutils-2.8.7-5pclos2007
djvulibre-3.5.17-6pclos2007
dkms-2.0.17-1pclos2007
dkms-cdfs-2.6.23-1pclos2007
dkms-minimal-2.0.17-1pclos2007
dkms-ndiswrapper-1.51-1pclos2007
dmidecode-2.8-3pclos2007
dmsetup-1.02.09-2pclos2007
do-vesa-0.1-1pclos2007
DoAsRoot-1.0.0-2pclos2007
drakconf-10.5-2pclos2007
drakconf-icons-10.5-2pclos2007
drakwizard-base-3.1-3pclos2007
drakxtools-10.4.81-39pclos2007
drakxtools-backend-10.4.81-39pclos2007
drakxtools-newt-10.4.81-39pclos2007
dvd+rw-tools-7.0-4pclos2007
dvdauthor-0.6.14-1pclos2007
dynamic-0.26.10-3pclos2007
e2fsprogs-1.40.2-1pclos2007
editres-1.0.3-1pclos2007
eject-2.1.5-3pclos2007
enchant-1.2.6-3pclos2007
enscript-1.6.4-5pclos2007
esound-0.2.38-3pclos2007
etcskel-1.63-19pclos2007
ethtool-3-4pclos2007
fbgrab-1.0-2pclos2007
file-4.20-1pclos2007
filesystem-2.1.8-6pclos2007
findutils-4.2.33-1pclos2007
firefox3-3.0-1pclos2007
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-release
font-tools-0.1-14pclos2007
fontconfig-2.4.2-1pclos2007
fonts-ttf-bitstream-vera-1.10-5pclos2007
fonts-ttf-decoratives-1.3-16pclos2007
fonts-ttf-dejavu-2.19-1pclos2007
fonts-ttf-liberation-0.1-4pclos2007
fonts-ttf-west_european-1.3-16pclos2007
foomatic-db-engine-3.0.2-1.20060711.2pclos2007
foomatic-filters-3.0.2-1.20060827.2pclos2007
freetype-1.3.1-26pclos2007
freetype-tools-1.3.1-26pclos2007
fribidi-0.10.4-7pclos2007
fslsfonts-1.0.1-4pclos2007
fstobdf-1.0.2-3pclos2007
fuse-2.7.3-2pclos2007
gail-1.20.2-1pclos2007
gamin-0.1.8-1pclos2007
gAny2DVD-0.1.7-1pclos2007
gawk-3.1.5-3pclos2007
gcc-4.1.1-4pclos2007
gcc-cpp-4.1.1-4pclos2007
GConf2-2.20.1-1pclos2007
gettext-0.16.1-1pclos2007
gettext-base-0.16.1-1pclos2007
ghostscript-8.61-2pclos2007
ghostscript-common-8.61-2pclos2007
ghostscript-fonts-8.11-7pclos2007
gimp-2.4.5-2pclos2007
glib-gettextize-2.16.1-1pclos2007
glib2.0-common-2.16.1-1pclos2007
glibc-2.4-7pclos2007
glibc-devel-2.4-7pclos2007
gnome-icon-theme-2.21.0-2pclos2007
gnome-keyring-2.20.2-2pclos2007
gnome-mime-data-2.4.3-1pclos2007
gnome-themes-2.22.0-3pclos2007
gnome-vfs2-2.20.1-1pclos2007
gnupg-1.4.5-4pclos2007
grep-2.5.1a-3pclos2007
groff-1.19.1-8pclos2007
groff-for-man-1.19.1-8pclos2007
grub-0.97-22pclos2007
gstreamer0.10-tools-0.10.17-1pclos2007
gtk-engines2-2.13.0-1pclos2007
gtk-recordmydesktop-0.3.7.2-1pclos2007
gtk+2.0-2.12.2-4pclos2007
gtkdialog-0.7.20-5pclos2007
gtkdialogs-2.2-2pclos2007
gtkspell-2.0.11-2pclos2007
guile-1.8.1-1pclos2007
gutenprint-common-5.0.2-3pclos2007
gutenprint-gimp2-5.0.2-3pclos2007
gzip-1.3.5-4pclos2007
hal-0.5.9.1-1pclos2007
hal-information-0.0.1-0.20070618.1pclos2007
harddrake-10.4.81-39pclos2007
harddrake-ui-10.4.81-39pclos2007
hdparm-7.5-1pclos2007
hicolor-icon-theme-0.10-2pclos2007
hwdb-clients-0.18-2pclos2007
iceauth-1.0.2-1pclos2007
ico-1.0.2-1pclos2007
ifmetric-0.3-5pclos2007
ifplugd-0.28-7pclos2007
ImageMagick-6.2.9.2-7pclos2007
imlib-1.9.15-3pclos2007
info-install-4.8-6pclos2007
initscripts-8.51-6pclos2007
iproute2-2.6.16-4pclos2007
iputils-20020927-8pclos2007
isapnptools-1.26-9pclos2007
isomaster-1.3.3-1pclos2007
jpeg-progs-6b-40pclos2007
k3b-1.0.5-1pclos2007
k3bmonkeyaudioplugin-3.1-2pclos2007
kchmviewer-3.1-3pclos2007
kde-kdm-dark2-1.0-2pclos2007
kde-ksplash-darkscale-1.0-1pclos2007
kdeaddons-metabar-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdeaddons-searchbar-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdebase-3.5.9-2pclos2007
kdebase-servicemenu-2007-6pclos2007
kdegraphics-kpdf-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdegraphics-ksnapshot-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdegraphics-kuickshow-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdelibs-3.5.9-2pclos2007
kdemoreartwork-klearlook-0.9.9.2-6pclos2007
kdemoreartwork-linstasquared-0.1-2pclos2007
kdemultimedia-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdenetwork-kdict-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdenetwork-kget-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdenetwork-kopete-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdeutils-ark-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdeutils-kcalc-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdeutils-klaptop-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kdeutils-ktimer-3.5.9-1pclos2007
kernel-2.6.22.15.tex2-1-1pclos2007
kernel-devel-2.6.22.15.tex2-1-1pclos2007
kmixautostart-0.1-3pclos2007
kpowersave-0.7.2-2pclos2007
ksplash-engine-moodin-0.4.2-4pclos2007
ktorrent-2.2.6-1pclos2007
lame-3.97-1pclos2007
ldconfig-2.4-7pclos2007
ldetect-0.7.23-1pclos2007
ldetect-lst-0.1.214-1pclos2007
less-418-1pclos2007
lha-1.14i-14pclos2007
liba52dec0-0.7.4-10pclos2007
libaa1-1.4.0-0.rc5.17pclos2007
libacl1-2.2.39-2pclos2007
libakode2-2.0.1-4pclos2007
libalsa-data-1.0.16-1pclos2007
libalsa2-1.0.16-1pclos2007
libamrnb2-6.1.0.3-1pclos2007
libamrwb2-7.0.0.0-1pclos2007
libao2-0.8.6-4pclos2007
libapm1-3.2.2-12pclos2007
libapt-pkg0-0.5.15lorg3.92-3pclos2007
libart_lgpl2-2.3.19-2pclos2007
libarts1-1.5.9-1pclos2007
libaspell15-0.60.4-4pclos2007
libatk1.0_0-1.20.0-1pclos2007
libatk1.0_0-devel-1.20.0-1pclos2007
libattr1-2.4.41-1pclos2007
libaudiofile0-0.2.6-8pclos2007
libavahi-client3-0.6.16-4pclos2007
libavahi-common3-0.6.16-4pclos2007
libavahi-core4-0.6.16-4pclos2007
libavahi-glib1-0.6.16-4pclos2007
libavahi-qt3_1-0.6.16-4pclos2007
libavformats52-0.4.9-4.pre1.12143.2pclos2007
libavutil49-0.4.9-4.pre1.12143.2pclos2007
libbeagle0-0.2.16.3-2pclos2007
libbeecrypt6-3.1.0-8pclos2007
libbinutils2-2.16.91.0.7-4pclos2007
libbonobo-2.22.0-1pclos2007
libbonobo2_0-2.22.0-1pclos2007
libbonoboui-2.20.0-1pclos2007
libbonoboui2_0-2.20.0-1pclos2007
libbzip2_1-1.0.4-1pclos2007
libcaca0-0.99-0.beta11.1pclos2007
libcairo2-1.4.14-1pclos2007
libcairo2-devel-1.4.14-1pclos2007
libcap1-1.10-6pclos2007
libcdda0-IIIa9.8-12pclos2007
libcddb2-1.2.1-5pclos2007
libcdio_cdda0-0.77-5pclos2007
libcdio7-0.77-5pclos2007
libcheck0.9.3-0.9.3-1pclos2007
libchm0-0.39-1pclos2007
libconsole0-0.2.3-63pclos2007
libcrack2-2.8.9-4pclos2007
libcroco0.6_3-0.6.1-2pclos2007
libcups2-1.3.7-2pclos2007
libcurl3-7.15.5-2pclos2007
libdaemon0-0.12-1pclos2007
libdatrie0-0.1.1-2pclos2007
libdb2-2.4.14-16pclos2007
libdb4.2-4.2.52-12pclos2007
libdbus-1_3-1.1.2-2pclos2007
libdbus-1-devel-1.1.2-2pclos2007
libdbus-glib-1_2-0.73-3pclos2007
libdbus-glib-1_2-devel-0.73-3pclos2007
libdbus-qt-1_1-0.70-4pclos2007
libdevmapper1.02-1.02.09-2pclos2007
libdirectfb0.9_25-0.9.25.1-3pclos2007
libdjvulibre15-3.5.17-6pclos2007
libdmx1-1.0.2-3pclos2007
libdrm2-2.3.0-1pclos2007
libdv4-0.104-6pclos2007
libdvdcss2-1.2.9-1pclos2007
libdvdread3-0.9.6-2pclos2007
libelfutils1-0.120-3pclos2007
libenca0-1.9-4pclos2007
libenchant1-1.2.6-3pclos2007
libesound0-0.2.38-3pclos2007
libexif12-0.6.16-1pclos2007
libexpat1-2.0.1-2pclos2007
libext2fs2-1.40.2-1pclos2007
libfaac0-1.25-1pclos2007
libfaad2_0-2.5-1pclos2007
libffmpeg51-0.4.9-4.pre1.12143.2pclos2007
libflac++6-1.2.1-1pclos2007
libflac8-1.2.1-1pclos2007
libfontconfig1-2.4.2-1pclos2007
libfontconfig1-devel-2.4.2-1pclos2007
libfontenc1-1.0.4-1pclos2007
libfreetype6-2.3.5-1pclos2007
libfreetype6-devel-2.3.5-1pclos2007
libfribidi0-0.10.4-7pclos2007
libfs6-1.0.0-4pclos2007
libgail18-1.20.2-1pclos2007
libgamin-1_0-0.1.8-1pclos2007
libgcc1-4.1.1-4pclos2007
libGConf2_4-2.20.1-1pclos2007
libgcrypt11-1.2.3-2pclos2007
libgd2-2.0.35-1pclos2007
libgdbm3-1.8.3-4pclos2007
libgdk_pixbuf2.0_0-2.12.2-4pclos2007
libgdk_pixbuf2.0_0-devel-2.12.2-4pclos2007
libgettextmisc-0.16.1-1pclos2007
libggi-2.1.1-4pclos2007
libggi2-2.1.1-4pclos2007
libgii-0.9.1-3pclos2007
libgii0-0.9.1-3pclos2007
libgimp2.0_0-2.4.5-2pclos2007
libglade2.0_0-2.6.2-1pclos2007
libglib1.2-1.2.10-17pclos2007
libglib2.0_0-2.16.1-1pclos2007
libglib2.0_0-devel-2.16.1-1pclos2007
libglitz1-0.5.6-2pclos2007
libgmp3-4.1.4-5pclos2007
libgnome-keyring0-2.20.2-2pclos2007
libgnome-vfs2_0-2.20.1-1pclos2007
libgnome2_0-2.20.1.1-1pclos2007
libgnome2-2.20.1.1-1pclos2007
libgnomecanvas2_0-2.20.1.1-1pclos2007
libgnomeui2_0-2.20.1.1-1pclos2007
libgnomeui2-2.20.1.1-1pclos2007
libgnutls26-2.2.5-1pclos2007
libgpg-error0-1.3-2pclos2007
libgphoto-common-2.3.0-1pclos2007
libgphoto2-2.3.0-1pclos2007
libgpm1-1.20.1-15pclos2007
libgraphviz3-2.12-3pclos2007
libgs8-8.61-2pclos2007
libgsf-1_114-1.14.8-1pclos2007
libgsm1-1.0.10-12pclos2007
libgsmlib1-1.11-0.4pclos2007
libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0.10.17-1pclos2007
libgstreamer0.10_0.10-0.10.17-1pclos2007
libgtk+-x11-2.0_0-2.12.2-4pclos2007
libgtk+1.2-1.2.10-47pclos2007
libgtk+2.0_0-2.12.2-4pclos2007
libgtk+2.0_0-devel-2.12.2-4pclos2007
libgtkhtml2_0-2.11.0-3pclos2007
libguile17-1.8.1-1pclos2007
libgutenprint2-5.0.2-3pclos2007
libgutenprintui2_1-5.0.2-3pclos2007
libhal1-0.5.9.1-1pclos2007
libice6-1.0.4-1pclos2007
libid3tag0-0.15.1b-6pclos2007
libIDL2_0-0.8.8-1pclos2007
libidn11-0.6.5-2pclos2007
libieee1284_3-0.2.10-3pclos2007
libimlib1-1.9.15-3pclos2007
libimlib2_1-1.2.2-5pclos2007
libimlib2_1-filters-1.2.2-5pclos2007
libimlib2_1-loaders-1.2.2-5pclos2007
libintl8-0.16.1-1pclos2007
libiso9660_5-0.77-5pclos2007
libiw29-29-1pclos2007
libjack0-0.109.2-2pclos2007
libjasper1.701_1-1.701.0-6pclos2007
libjpeg62-6b-40pclos2007
libkrb53-1.4.3-9pclos2007
liblame0-3.97-1pclos2007
liblazy0-0.1.1-1pclos2007
liblcms1-1.16-1pclos2007
libldap2.3_0-2.3.27-3pclos2007
libldetect0.7-0.7.23-1pclos2007
liblirc0-0.8.1-2pclos2007
liblrmi0-0.10-3pclos2007
libltdl3-1.5.20-10pclos2007
liblua5.1-5.1.1-9pclos2007
liblzo2_2-2.01-2pclos2007
libmad0-0.15.1b-6pclos2007
libmagic1-4.20-1pclos2007
libMagick10.4.0-6.2.9.2-7pclos2007
libmalaga7-7.12-1pclos2007
libmcs1-0.7.1-1pclos2007
libmcs1-devel-0.7.1-1pclos2007
libmeanwhile1-1.0.2-2pclos2007
libmesagl1-7.0.1-4pclos2007
libmesaglu1-7.0.1-4pclos2007
libmesaglut3-7.0.1-4pclos2007
libmms0-0.3-2pclos2007
libmng1-1.0.9-2pclos2007
libmodprobe0-3.3-pre11.4pclos2007
libmowgli-devel-0.5.0-1pclos2007
libmowgli1-0.5.0-1pclos2007
libmpcdec3-1.2.2-2pclos2007
libmtp7-0.2.4-1pclos2007
libmusicbrainz4-2.1.5-1pclos2007
libnas2-1.8-4pclos2007
libncurses5-5.5-1.20051029.4pclos2007
libncurses5-devel-5.5-1.20051029.4pclos2007
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openssh-4.5p1-3pclos2007
openssh-clients-4.5p1-3pclos2007
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ORBit2-2.14.10-1pclos2007
p7zip-4.58-1pclos2007
pam-0.99.6.0-4pclos2007
pango-1.19.0-1pclos2007
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patch-2.5.9-4pclos2007
pciutils-2.2.10-3pclos2007
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pclinuxos-mime-0.4-14pclos2007
pclinuxos-release-2007-1pclos2007
pclinuxos-theme-1.1.7-3pclos2007
pcmciautils-014-5pclos2007
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perl-Cairo-1.060-1pclos2007
perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib-2.008-1pclos2007
perl-Compress-Zlib-2.008-1pclos2007
perl-Config-IniFiles-2.39-3pclos2007
perl-Digest-HMAC-1.01-14pclos2007
perl-Digest-SHA1-2.11-4pclos2007
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perl-Glib-1.180-2pclos2007
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perl-Gtk2-Html2-0.04-9pclos2007
perl-Gtk2-NotificationBubble-0.01-6pclos2007
perl-Gtk2-TrayIcon-0.04-7pclos2007
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perl-HTML-Tagset-3.10-3pclos2007
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perl-MailTools-1.74-3pclos2007
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perl-URPM-3.12-1pclos2007
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playmidi-2.5-7pclos2007
popt-data-1.10.6-12pclos2007
powernowd-0.97-2pclos2007
prcsys-0.0.2-2pclos2007
procps-3.2.7-2pclos2007
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python-cairo-1.2.2-2pclos2007
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rpmorphan-1.2-1pclos2007
rpmtools-5.1.0-2pclos2007
s2u-0.7-4pclos2007
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sash-3.7-7pclos2007
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sed-4.1.5-2pclos2007
sessreg-1.0.3-2pclos2007
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smplayer-0.5.62-1pclos2007
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soundwrapper-1.5-4pclos2007
sox-13.0.0-1pclos2007
squashfs-tools-3.2-1.r2.1pclos2007
sudo-1.6.8p12-5pclos2007
symlinks-1.2-18pclos2007
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synaptics-0.14.6-1pclos2007
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sysklogd-1.4.1-14pclos2007
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t1lib-config-5.1.1-1pclos2007
t1utils-1.32-4pclos2007
tar-1.20-1pclos2007
tcp_wrappers-7.6-36pclos2007
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termcap-11.0.1-12pclos2007
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tpctl-4.17-2pclos2007
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typist-2.6.2-2mdk
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unrar-3.70-0.beta4.1pclos2007
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util-linux-2.12r-12pclos2007
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vixie-cron-4.1-9pclos2007
vobcopy-1.0.1-1pclos2007
vte-0.16.9-2pclos2007
waproamd-0.6-6pclos2007
webcore-fonts-1.3-2pclos2007
wget-1.11.2-1pclos2007
which-2.16-5pclos2007
win32-codecs-all-1.10-1pclos2007
wireless-tools-29-1pclos2007
wltool-1.4.2-1pclos2007
wordnet-2.1-6pclos2007
words-3.0-3pclos2007
wpa_gui-0.6.3-1pclos2007
wpa_supplicant-0.6.3-1pclos2007
x11-data-bitmaps-1.0.1-5pclos2007
x11-data-xkbdata-1.0.1-7pclos2007
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x11-driver-input-keyboard-1.1.1-1pclos2007
x11-driver-input-mouse-1.2.2-1pclos2007
x11-driver-input-void-1.1.0-3pclos2007
x11-driver-scripts-0.2.1-2pclos2007
x11-driver-video-dummy-0.2.0-3pclos2007
x11-driver-video-fbdev-0.3.1-1pclos2007
x11-driver-video-intel-2.1.1-6pclos2007
x11-driver-video-v4l-0.1.1-2pclos2007
x11-driver-video-vesa-1.3.0-1pclos2007
x11-driver-video-vga-4.1.0-2pclos2007
x11-font-adobe-75dpi-1.0.0-5pclos2007
x11-font-adobe-utopia-75dpi-1.0.1-5pclos2007
x11-font-adobe-utopia-type1-1.0.1-5pclos2007
x11-font-alias-1.0.1-10pclos2007
x11-font-bh-75dpi-1.0.0-5pclos2007
x11-font-bh-lucidatypewriter-75dpi-1.0.0-5pclos2007
x11-font-bh-ttf-1.0.0-5pclos2007
x11-font-bh-type1-1.0.0-5pclos2007
x11-font-bitstream-75dpi-1.0.0-5pclos2007
x11-font-bitstream-type1-1.0.0-5pclos2007
x11-font-cursor-misc-1.0.0-5pclos2007
x11-font-ibm-type1-1.0.0-5pclos2007
x11-font-misc-misc-1.0.0-6pclos2007
x11-font-type1-1.0.0-4pclos2007
x11-font-xfree86-type1-1.0.0-6pclos2007
x11-proto-devel-1.3.0-1pclos2007
x11-server-common-1.3.0.0-10pclos2007
x11-server-xgl-0.0.1-0.20070105.3pclos2007
x11-server-xorg-1.3.0.0-10pclos2007
x11perf-1.4.1-3pclos2007
xauth-1.0.2-1pclos2007
xclass-icons-0.9.1-1pclos2007
xcmsdb-1.0.1-4pclos2007
xcursorgen-1.0.2-2pclos2007
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xditview-1.0.1-6pclos2007
xdpyinfo-1.0.1-4pclos2007
xev-1.0.2-3pclos2007
xf86dga-1.0.2-1pclos2007
xfd-1.0.1-6pclos2007
xfindproxy-1.0.1-4pclos2007
xfontsel-1.0.2-1pclos2007
xfs-1.0.4-1pclos2007
xfsinfo-1.0.1-4pclos2007
xfsprogs-2.8.11-2pclos2007
xfwp-1.0.1-4pclos2007
xgamma-1.0.2-1pclos2007
xgc-1.0.1-6pclos2007
xhost-1.0.2-1pclos2007
xinetd-2.3.14-4pclos2007
xinit-1.0.4-1pclos2007
xinitrc-2.4.17-4pclos2007
xkbcomp-1.0.3-1pclos2007
xkbevd-1.0.2-3pclos2007
xkbprint-1.0.1-4pclos2007
xkbutils-1.0.1-6pclos2007
xkill-1.0.1-4pclos2007
xload-1.0.2-1pclos2007
xlsatoms-1.0.1-4pclos2007
xlsclients-1.0.1-4pclos2007
xmag-1.0.1-6pclos2007
xmessage-1.0.2-1pclos2007
xmodmap-1.0.3-1pclos2007
xorg-x11-75dpi-fonts-7.2.0-1pclos2007
xorg-x11-xfs-7.2.0-1pclos2007
xprop-1.0.3-2pclos2007
xrandr-1.2.2-1pclos2007
xrdb-1.0.3-1pclos2007
xrefresh-1.0.2-3pclos2007
xset-1.0.3-1pclos2007
xsetmode-1.0.0-4pclos2007
xsetpointer-1.0.0-4pclos2007
xsetroot-1.0.2-2pclos2007
xsettings-kde-0.4-2pclos2007
xterm-215-7pclos2007
xvidtune-1.0.1-6pclos2007
zenity-2.18.0-1pclos2007
zip-2.32-1pclos2007
zlib1-1.2.3-4pclos2007
zlib1-devel-1.2.3-4pclos2007

If you are a home desktop user. Try the above extreme optimizations for faster PCLinuxOS experience.

Results:

Bootup: ~35 sec
Shutdown: ~10 sec

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

LinguasOS – A PCFluxboxOS Remaster for Language Professionals

LinguasOS - a pclinuxos remaster for language professionals
Good news for translators and language professionals. Here comes LinguasOS, a PCFluxboxOS (another PCLinuxOS remaster) based Linux live and installable CD. It is lean PCFluxboxOS sporting kernel 2.6.18 and Fluxbox. Among others it includes a CAT program, full office suite, tools for manipulating PDF files, software for desktop publishing, Internet tools, html editing and databases management tools, dictionaries and thesauri, financial software, communication tools, and image manipulation programs. LinguasOS has tools to handle and manipulate all of the industry standard file formats, including Microsoft and Adobe files.

For more, please visit LinguasOS website.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Desktop Linux and Subnotebooks/Netbooks

xandros on asus eee pcGone are those days when people doubted of notebook compatibility of Linux. Now desktop Linux has made inroads even to subnotebooks/netbooks. And all the leading desktop distros such as Ubuntu, Suse, PCLinuxOS, Fedora, Xandros, Mandriva and many others have rolled out their distro versions to fit these low-cost devices. The good news is that PCLinuxOS has also forayed into this area with its EePCLinuxOS.

Low cost, light weight and portability have made these subnotebooks popular and created fresh competition among top computer manufacturers such as Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Intel, MSI, VIA and HCL.

Asus was the pilot in this subnotebook revolution by unveiling the Intel-based Eee PC range running Linux on a 7 inch color screen. These machines measure just 8.9 × 6.5 inch. It has been a top seller on Amazon.com as well as in many in retail stores across the globe. Then VIA joined the bandwagon with its CloudBook, running gOS. It is based on the VIA nanobook reference design. But nnlike its competitor, the Eee PC which uses SSD, the CloudBook uses a HDD.

Next MSI launched its subnotebook, MSI Wind PC in a big way powered by Suse Linux, with features such as Bluetooth and a 10" led backlight 1024x600 screen. Indian giant, HCL has also launched its version of subnotebooks, Myleap, in two flavor - one powered by customized Ubuntu and the other by Windows XP. These days Acer, Sony, HP and many others have joined the gold-rush of subnotebooks. Here is a list of some leading PC manufactuers and their versions of subnotebooks powered by different Desktop Linux distros.

desktop linux and subnotebooks

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