Linux and the hungry Penguin

Google Earth beta available for Linux

Category: Linux
Posted: 2006-06-30 05:28, Edited: 2006-06-30 10:28

Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop and it is now available for Linux.

Google Earth is a broadband, 3D application that not all computers can run. Desktop computers older than 4 years old may not be able to run it.

To run the Linux version you will need:

* Kernel: 2.4 or later
* glibc: 2.3.2 w/ NPTL or later
* XFree86-4.0 or R6.7 or later
* CPU: Pentium 3, 500Mhz
* System Memory (RAM): 128MB
* Hard Disk: 400MB free space
* Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec
* Screen: 1024x768, 16 bit color
* Tested and works on the following OSs:
Ubuntu 5.10
Suse 10.1
Fedora Core 5
Linspire 5.1
Gentoo 2006.0
Debian 3.1
Red Hat 9

See more at the Google Earth homepage


Fedora Core 5 Re-Spin for May

Category: Linux
Posted: 2006-06-08 08:21, Edited: 2006-06-08 13:21

Fedora Unity has released the DVD ISO Re-Spins for Fedora Core 5 Re-Spins for May 2006. These ISOs are based upon Fedora Core 5 and all updates released as of May 23rd, 2006. They are available for i386 and x86_64 architectures.

The Re-Spin task has been taken up by Fedora Unity to provide the Community with the chance to install Fedora Core with recent updates, which might otherwise be several hundred megabytes of downloads, already included. The Fedora Unity Project intends to release early and release often, with new Re-Spins provided early each month during the life of each Fedora Core release until that release is transferred to Fedora Legacy.



The Simo Group on GooglePages

Category: Me
Posted: 2006-06-02 05:58, Edited: 2006-06-02 10:58

As I am sure many of you are aware, Google recently launched their new web page creation service called GooglePages. You don't need to know any HTML or CSS to create your pages, they are made online using the builtin editor.

I thought I would give their service a try and I came up with The Simo Group a web page to summarize all my web sites or website in which I am involved.

Thanks, THP.

Article on FreeNAS

Category: Me
Posted: 2006-06-01 03:31, Edited: 2006-06-01 08:31

The people have published another article of mine. This time on the FreeNAS server.

You can read it at A look at the FreeNAS server


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