Category: Linux

What is Ultimate Edition 3.2? Ultimate Edition 3.2 was built off Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. All updates fully updated / upgraded old kernels purged, new initrd and vmlinuz rebuilt. Ultimate Edition 3.2 is unlike any Linux distro I have seen; Choice. Ultimate Edition 3.2 has Gnome 3, Gnome Classic, Gnome fallback, Unity, Unity 2D, and XMBC selectable via login screen. A crisp new GTK/3 theme & a comprehensive software package.
Ultimate Edition 3.2 gives you the freedom of choice in the realm of operating environments & the opertunity to check out new and upcoming technologies. I hope you appreciate the hard work involved in this release. I highly suggest the Ultimate Edition 3.2 specific release info above, getting environments to co-operate is no easy task.

Release Name: Ultimate Edition 3.2
Architecture: x86 (32 bit)
Release Base: Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot
Environments: Gnome 3, Gnome Classic, Gnome fallback, Unity, Unity 2D, and XMBC
Filesize: 2.6 GB (2,739,775,488 bytes)
MD5SUM: 7194663ba63f174fe4308ea6f1ae99d6
Download: Ultimate Edition 3.2 – 32bit iso

Release Name: Ultimate Edition 3.2
Architecture: x64 (64 bit)
Release Base: Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot
Environments: Gnome 3, Gnome Classic, Gnome fallback, Unity, Unity 2D, and XMBC
Filesize: 2.8 GB (2,946,416,640 bytes)
MD5SUM: 5d9c82f20e6dba236a9fcb5e80baa537
Download: Ultimate Edition 3.2 – 64bit iso

Install KDE 4.8 in openSUSE

KDE 4.8 is out now, and most of the users(KDE fans) might love to give this new version a try(i am one of them). I have upgraded and proudly can say, i’m in love with KDE. This is amazing stuff from KDE, no doubt in that. Faster experience, Cool dolphin, snappier Gwenview and more interesting stuff. As i mentioned/ing in my posts/articles i am openSUSE user, so here i will show you how to upgrade to KDE 4.8 in openSUSE.

1st of all, you will need to add the following repos(YaST -> software repositories), and disable/delete other KDE repos you have enabled.

openSUSE 11.4:

openSUSE 12.1:

Easy and simple!

One more thing here, if you face dependency issues, i would suggest to follow this thread in openSUSE forums, read it carefully and i am pretty sure you will find all the solutions to your problem there.

Linux Mint 12 KDE released!

Linux Mint 12 KDE

New features at a glance:

KDE 4.7.4
Hybrid ISO images
Search engines
Upstream components
For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 12 KDE“.

Release notes:

Upstream issues
To get more information about these issues and their solution, read the “Release notes”.

System requirements:

x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
5 GB of disk space
Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
DVD-ROM drive or USB port
Upgrade instructions:

To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint follow these instructions.
To upgrade from Linux Mint 12 KDE RC, simply apply any level 1 and 2 updates (if any) available in the Update Manager.

Md5 sum:

32-bit: d667a7cfbbdf965b07df7edcc2dbfb98
64-bit: 8173538eab3c060d85e0e0b74eaf11f3



HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit ISO:


HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit ISO:


SDB:Skype – openSUSE

This article is about getting the original skype software to work in openSUSE. There is no denial that Skype has managed to create a cross-platform program with superb sound quality and firewall traversal capabilities. However, please note that the skype software is not Free and Open Source.

SDB:Skype – openSUSE

About a week ago while roaming around, i found this very interesting post on Mint Blog that showed a very new project that is aimed at improving the Linux Desktop experience. They are putting a lot into this project to make it more stable, eyecandy and user-friendly. It was mentioned on the blog that they started patching existing alternatives such as Gnome Shell, used MATE and MGSE to provide an easier transition away from Gnome 2, but without being able to truly offer an alternative that was better than Gnome 2. Both MATE and Gnome Shell are promising projects but MATE’s ultimate goal is to replicate Gnome 2 using GTK+ and Gnome Shell doesn’t provide what is needed in a desktop. So for these reasons they’re designing a new desktop called Cinnamon, which leverages new technology and implements their vision. See for yourself .

Cool indeed ! They are constantly improving this project and is right now available for testing in Mint 12 and Ubuntu both. But for the time, being its not advisable to do the transition for stability reasons. With easy to use interfaces, a familiar layout, advanced technologies and principles you’ve already got to to use in Linux Mint, you’ll quickly find yourself at home. Configuration is also something important in Cinnamon as one of its fundamental goals is to make you feel at home, thus giving you the ability to change the way the desktop works, looks and behave.

Under the hood Cinnamon is forked from Gnome Shell and based on Mutter and Gnome 3. It’s already available for Linux Mint 12, Ubuntu 11.10, Fedora 16, OpenSUSE 12.1 and Arch Linux and will soon make its way (along with MGSE and MATE) to LMDE when Gnome 3.2 enters Debian Testing.The latest release, Cinnamon 1.1.3, brings stability and improvements to what has already become our favorite desktop. The latest version of Cinnamon is 1.3 and is available for Ubuntu users here.

For Mint 12 users Cinnamon is available from the Linux Mint repository. Install the package “cinnamon-session“, log out and choose the “Cinnamon” session at the login screen.and you are good to go.

A few cool things already in Cinnamon:

  • One unique bottom panel which you can auto-hide (and which location will be configurable in the future)
  • Window list, “show desktop” button, systray icons and all the features introduced in MGSE
  • A menu featuring the same layout as mintMenu, with options to add applications to favorites, to the desktop or to the panel
  • Custom panel launchers
  • A sound applet which lets you launch and control your music, and switch your sound from your speakers to your headphones and vice-versa.
  • Cinnamon project looks promising for the linux users who want the Gnome 2 desktop experience and everything handy. Stay tuned for more…

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