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Archive for July, 2006

SUSE Linux 10 Released

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Novell and openSUSE Novell has just released SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 yesterday. If you are interested to buy SUSE, go here:

Alternatively, to get yourself a free or open source one, download it here: openSUSE.org. You may also get a CD delivered to you via The Linux Store.

I also came across a review by DesktopLinux on the new SUSE. Take a preview before you download!

Free Linux CDs for Grab

Friday, July 14th, 2006

The Linux Store

Just fill up your mailing address and The Linux Store will mail Linux CDs to your house. At the moment, they are giving out following distros:

  • Suse
  • Fedora
  • Mandriva
  • Gentoo
  • Debian
  • Knoppix

Besides those, there's also an other distro section for you to fill up whatever Linux distribution you want.

Get your CDs here: The Linux Store [free.thelinuxstore.ca]

It seems like Ubuntu is not being included in the list because Ubuntu have provided the service itself. So, if you are interested in Ubuntu go here: Ubuntu (Linux) 6.06 LTS.

In case you have problem making up your mind to determine which Linux distro to use, go here: Choosing The Right Linux Distro.

Open Source Symposium 2006

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Open Source Symposium 2006

I received an invitation from HardwareZone to attend Open Source Symposium 2006 event organised by redhat. Here's the content of the email:

Experience the Power of Open Source Architecture

Feeling helpless and trapped with your existing proprietary platform and applications?

Held ransom by costly software upgrades?

Open source innovation is not a fad. It is here to stay. Enterprises around the world have migrated to Linux because they used to be as frustrated as you. Things happen for a reason. Especially good things. Isn’t it time you make them happen?

Hear what Linux users have to say

The revolution of choice continues. Come August, Red Hat will kick off a series of open source symposiums across 14 cities in Asia Pacific. Rediscover choice in mission critical enterprise computing face-to-face with Linux communities, including developers and users, customers and industry watchers. This is where your doubts and the myths about open source will be debunked.

Spend a day with us and you’ll see.

The details of the event in Kuala Lumpur is as follows:

  • Date: 6-7 September 2006 (Agenda)
  • Time: 9.00am - 5.30pm
  • Venue: Carlton Conference Centre
    The Ritz -Carlton Kuala Lumpur Banquet Hall, Level 3
    168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia

Developers: Do note that there's a session for you.

The registration is free for the first 50. So, be first to register!

Besides Kuala Lumpur, the event will also be held at other cities: Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Guangzhou, Bangkok, Manila, Mumbai, Bangalore, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.

Get more details from the official website of Open Source Symposium 2006.

Accessing Gmail When Your Internet Connection Is Slow

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

.. is really frustrating. I keep getting this message while loading and my gmail still don't load up after hours. The help provided is practically useless!


This seems to be taking longer than usual. Your session may have been interrupted. If your account doesn't appear in the next few seconds, please refresh this page in your browser.

If you continue to have trouble loading your account, please visit the help center for troubleshooting information.

After spending hours looking waiting and refreshing it, I still can't access it. Along the way, I also learned that it is not possible to load HTML version directly. You will be redirected automatically if they think you need it.

So, how am I suppose to check my gmail now?!

I go for Gmail Mobile. Though it's working, it's not nice to see all the unformatted text in browser. And, I found the HTML version link at the bottom!

Looking at the link, it's just as easy as adding a 'h' at the back of the typical gmail link.

Go here: HTML version of Gmail

Finally, I can check my gmail. Hope that helps if you had the problem like mine. By the way, if you have alternative ways (besides setting up Outlook), do suggest.

Bill Gates: A Rich Life

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Young Bill Gates

BusinessWeek has compiled a brief history of Bill Gates, from college to starting up Microsoft, till he left Microsoft on June 15, 2006. It's worth spending a few minutes to learn about the Microsoft man if you have never followed his story.

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