Linux Vs Win

New Operation System – middle year 2010 out

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Google’s blog announces a natural extension of the Chrome project: an operating system for netbooks. “Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. (…) Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and we are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year. The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel.”

As people use more and more web applications, the operating system becomes less important and it makes no sense to pay for it. The desktop mail client could be replaced by Gmail, the calendaring application could be replaced by Google Calendar, the office suite has lightweight alternatives: Google Docs and Zoho, it makes more sense to use an online feed reader like Google Reader, your scientific calculator is less powerful than Wolfram Alpha and you’ll rarely need a video player when you have YouTube, Hulu and other video sites.

This idea is not new and there are already operating systems optimized for the browser. For example, Good OS announced last year Cloud, an operating system that “integrates a web browser with a compressed Linux operating system kernel for immediate access to Internet, integration of browser and rich client applications, and full control of the computer from inside the browser”. If Google manages to create a great user interface, the new operating system could be very successful.

Masalah login YM guna IM Chat Client

Pada 20hb yang lepas, Yahoo! Inc. telah membuat sedikit perubahan dalam server messenger mereka. Dan hal ini secara praktikalnya telah menyebabkan im client dalam linux sama ada Pidgin, Kopete, Empathy atau Gyachi, tidak boleh login atau lebih tepat lagi tidak boleh connect.

Lol! Patutla tak boleh nak connect ke ym. Rupanyer si Yahoo ni ubah login method kat server diorang! Tapi jangan bimbang, jika anda menggunakan Pidgin, sila upgrade pidgin anda ke versi 2.5.7.

Bukak Terminal dan pastekan:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com \ 67265eb522bdd6b1c69e66ed7fb8bee0a1f196a8

echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu \ `lsb_release --short --codename` main | \

sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pidgin-ppa.list 

kemudian,

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Tapi jika anda menggunakan im client yang lain seperti Empathy, sila ubah url “server” seperti berikut:

cn.scs.msg.yahoo.com

Semoga berjaya!

Sumber:: Melayubuntu@Blogspot

Finally I can run Sabily 9.04 in my PC

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After long night spending time to download and configure uisng Virtual Box finally… it running. This Sabily ubuntu is purposely for Muslim.

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This picture Show the VirtualBox with Sabily install virtually inside .

This is how guide on how to install it on your computer run windows or ubuntu by using VirtualBox.

Run Sabily in Virtual Box

Follow these steps if you want to run Sabily on top of another operating system

Virtual Box is a virtualization software, that means you can execute a “guest” operating system on top of a “host” operating system. For example, if you have Windows installed on your computer, you can run Sabily like an application on Windows. No need to burn a DVD with Sabily, then to install it on your computer… So if you are afraid to lose data by installing Sabily on your computer, or if you just want to quickly test it, install Virtual Box, download the Sabily image and execute it!

Here are the detailed instructions:

  • Download and install VirtualBox here
  • Download the Sabily image here (download both files, .vmdk and .ovf)
  • Launch virtualBox and select “import virtual appliance”, then browse to the .ovf file you downloaded (the .ovf file and .vmdk must be in the same folder)
  • Review the machine settings (especially memory, it is set to 512MB, but you can increase it if you have more memory) and launch it.
  • Log in using:  username -> test, password -> S)bilY (the keyboard is set to qwerty by default)

See the support page if you need help.

:: Other Guides ::

Install Sabily from DVD

Follow these steps if you don’t have any operating system installed on your computer

Download and burn the DVD: Download Links

Learn how to verify that your DVD download is ok: HowToMD5SUM

Learn how to create a DVD from your newly downloaded file: BurningIsoHowTo

If you can’t download the DVD, you can buy it here.

Then install it as a standard Ubuntu CD (documentation).

See the support page if you need help.

Convert a standard Ubuntu installation

Follow these steps if you already have installed Ubuntu on your computer

If you have an old version of Ubuntu, less than 9.04, you should first upgrade your system:

sudo aptitude update ;
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade ;
sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

Then, to convert Ubuntu to Sabily, follow these steps:

Open a terminal window (Applications→Accessories→Terminal), and execute the following command:

sudo wget http://www.sabily.org/sources.list.d/`lsb_release -cs`.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/sabily.list;
sudo apt-get -q update;
sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install sabily-keyring;
sudo apt-get -q update

Then install the sabily package:

sudo aptitude install sabily

Answer ‘Yes’ when needed.

If you want to install the optional package WebStrict (Web Content Filtering tool), just run the following command:

 sudo aptitude install webstrict 

Finally, restart your computer to apply changes.

See the support page if you need help.

Sabily 9.04 Packages

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DVD

Small version

Packages installed on the DVD:

Main softwares

  • sabily-artwork: customized usplash, GDM theme, Metacity theme, cursor, wallpapers etc.
  • minbar: Islamic prayer times application
  • zekr: Quranic Study Tool
  • zekr-quran-recitation-online-*: all available online recitations
  • zekr-quran-translation-*: all available translations
  • monajat: application that popups prayers every predetermined time
  • firefox-praytimes: Firefox extension that displays Islamic daily prayer times
  • webstrict: UI frontend to DansGuardian (web content filtering tool)
  • thwab: Electronic Encyclopedia System
  • hijra: Islamic calendar
  • mus-haf Othman : Othman Quran Browser

Arabic support

  • language-pack-ar: translations for language Arabic
  • language-pack-gnome-ar: GNOME translations for language Arabic
  • mozilla-firefox-locale-ar: Mozilla Firefox Arabic language/region package
  • aspell-ar: Arabic dictionary for aspell
  • acon: Text console arabization
  • bicon: Console that supports bidirectional text display

Full version

Same as above plus:

Multimedia

  • libdvdcss2: Library for accessing DVDs
  • libdvdread3: library for reading DVDs
  • w32codecs: Win32 codec binaries
  • vlc: multimedia player and streamer
  • flashplugin-nonfree: Adobe Flash Player plugin
  • gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer
  • gstreamer0.10-pitfdll: GStreamer plugin for using MS Windows binary codecs
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad: GStreamer plugins from the “bad” set
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse: GStreamer plugins from the “bad” set (Multiverse Variant)
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly: GStreamer plugins from the “ugly” set
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse: GStreamer plugins from the “ugly” set (Multiverse Variant)
  • liblame0: LAME Ain’t an MP3 Encoder
  • msttcorefonts: Microsoft TrueType core fonts

Education

  • kturtle: educational Logo programming environment
  • stellarium: real-time photo-realistic sky generator
  • celestia: A real-time visual space simulation
  • kstars: desktop planetarium
  • kalzium: chemistry teaching tool
  • atomix: puzzle game for building molecules out of isolated atoms
  • kig: interactive geometry program
  • kmplot: mathematical function plotter
  • kbruch: fraction calculation teaching tool
  • tuxmath: math game for kids with Tux
  • tuxpaint: A paint program for young children
  • tuxtype: Educational Typing Tutor Game Starring Tux
  • xaos: real-time interactive fractal zoomer
  • khangman: the classical hangman game
  • ktouch: touch typing tutor
  • gcompris: Educational games for small children
  • kanagram: jumble word puzzle
  • ktuberling: stamp drawing toy
  • kalgebra: algebraic graphing calculator
  • kwordquiz: flashcard learning program
  • marble: Marble globe and map widget
  • parley: vocabulary trainer
  • step: interactive physics simulator
  • dia-gnome: Diagram editor
  • qcad: professional CAD system

Miscellaneous

  • sun-java6-jre: Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6
  • compizconfig-settings-manager: Compiz configuration settings manager
  • fusion-icon: tray icon to launch and manage Compiz Fusion
  • rar, unrar: Archiver/Unarchiver for .rar files
  • command-not-found: Suggest installation of packages in interactive bash sessions
  • nautilus-open-terminal: nautilus plugin for opening terminals in arbitrary local paths
  • glipper: Clipboard manager for the GNOME panel
  • wallpaper-tray: wallpaper changing utility
  • scribus: Open Source Desktop Page Layout
  • inkscape: vector-based drawing program
  • virtualbox: x86 virtualization solution
  • bzr: easy to use distributed version control system
  • aptoncd: Installation disc creator for packages downloaded via APT
  • galternatives: graphical setup tool for the alternatives system
  • startupmanager: Grub and Splash screen configuration
  • acetoneiso2: let You mount typical proprietary images formats of the Windows world such as ISO BIN NRG MDF IMG
  • ubuntu tweak: application designed to config Ubuntu easier for everyone.
  • envyng-gtk: install the ATI or the NVIDIA driver
  • gnochm: CHM file viewer for GNOME
  • pessulus: lockdown editor for GNOME
  • gnucash: A personal finance tracking program
  • clamtk: graphical front-end for ClamAV
  • catfish: file search tool that supports several different engines
  • gparted: GNOME partition editor

Full version with recitations

Same as above plus Quran recitations provided by www.versebyversequran.com: Muhammad Siddeeq al-Minshawi (16kbps, 193 MB), Huzify (24 kbps, 322 MB), Sa’ad al-Ghamadi (40 kbps, 433 MB) and Mishary Rashed Alafasy (40 kbps, 508 MB).

Note: this version is useful if you are not connected to the Internet or if you have a slow connection (all Sabily versions provide online recitations)

Main customizations and applications:

Sabily_quick_overview.mpeg (32MB)

Sabily_quick_overview.ogg (10.9MB)