Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Unetbootin is the tool that can install near about any distro of linux through usb. I installed Ubuntu it took me 4 mins to complete it. Ultimate Edition in 7 mins. It can really be handy.. it saves a hell lota time. freely available at http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ .
Just wondering how does all the cross platform softwares work.... I dont think all them use java... how do they do it??? do they have the same thing built for different platforms.... Will have to digg into it..
The best Distro that i have seen till date is Ultimate Edition (UE). UE looks sharp. it has emerald window manager that can make it look like vista and even better...
easy to install.. detects ntfs partitions automatically... very stable as it is based on ubuntu......
it is also bundled with a whole load of s/w . it has support for mp3 playback nd no codec required, it is good for all kinds of users:
i) Multimedia : it has a variety of audio and video players.... like amarok and vlc
ii) Developers : it comes with IDEs for all sorts of languages.
iii) Graphics : uncountable graphic / image editors..
iv) Home Users: its great and user friendly look makes it appealing for all users to be able to operate it without much hassle.
v) Gamers : It comes with a gamers edition that contains linux based games for all hardcore gamers.
It comes with Gnome, XFCE , Enlightment Desktop environments. It also has great archiving and iso makers / burners all bundled along it....
So for all with limited download/upload, here's the distro u'd want.
Often people look for a distro that is a replacement for windows.... you've got one... Mandriva has a smooth look (not as fancy as vista). It also easily manages ur partitions and plug n play devices.
wine didnt work as well here.... Got the 3d engine working though through compiz.
Near about the most stable distro of linux that I have used is Ubuntu. It is the best for beginners coz it has a huge community where u find any and everything. It has wide ranged hardware support worked well on my quad core Q6600 . But u know its not the fastest of all. It easily mounted all my windows ntfs partitions in it. the 3d graphics worked well under compiz. Used wine to run win exe. worked like magic. But only some exe's work under it. Then there was an urge to shift to KDE. I liked it.... Though KDE4.0 is released .. i would not recommend to use it coz its very buggy at the moment... But the one with with KDE3.6 is stable nd a good distro but not the best as yet.