Multimedia in SUSE 10.1

As for all major Linux distributions SUSE comes with almost no support for multimedia. At least mp3 playback is possible via Real Player or amaroK if you install “amarok-helix” and choose it as playback engine for amaroK. If mp3 support is all you want, you’re set! But I like to go a little further here. …

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“Zune” Theme for Windows

Due to the upcoming release of Microsoft’s Zune-Player they released a new theme for Windows XP. Looks nice if you like black and it kind of fits to the new Windows Media Player 11 which is also mainly colored in black. You may download Zune theme here.

A short glimpse at “Edgy”

Recently I couldn’t resist (those voices in my head told me to…) and give Kubuntu’s Edgy a try. I downloaded the “desktop install” iso for amd64 ignoring the known bug which said that the desktop installer “ubiquity” cannot reuse an existing root partition. I couldn’t believe such thing because in Dapper it worked well. OK, …

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Using “smart” with SUSE 10.1

As already mentioned SUSE’s ZENworks package management doesn’t do it’s job and YOU (Yast Online Update) isn’t really better. The alternative is smart. If you followed my instructions from “Installing SUSE Linux 10.1” you skipped both registration and update configuration. You may do so now either via Yast or by opening a console, becoming root …

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“Martyr”

A little “nerd-off-topic”, but as I’m a big fan of Depeche Mode since the days of “Master and Servant” and “People are People” back in 1984, I’d like to mention that they recently released a new single called “Martyr” which is not featured on their last album “Playing the Angel”. The song sounds a little …

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New Mozilla Firefox 2.0

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 has just been officially released! I’m using Firefox since the days of version 0.4 where it was still called “Phoenix” and I like where it’s going to. So, I just installed the Windows version and my first impression: doing great as always! Before installing I removed the previous version and renamed the …

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