Sunday, November 30, 2008

openSUSE RC1 released for final testing

The first and only release candidate for openSUSE 11.1 is out and ready for final testing.
Some changes since 11.1 beta5:
* A new shorter distro license
* Linux kernel
* glibc 2.9
* Additional translations
* Amarok 2.0 RC 1
* Zypper 1.0.1

Live CD:
Direct Download Link for KDE
Direct Download Link for Gnome

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fedora 10 is OUT

The Fedora project has announced the release of Fedora 10.
Some major features in latest version:
- A new graphical boot system called Plymouth, designed to speed up the boot process by taking advantage of a new kernel mode setting feature.
- Increased hardware support for a vast array of web cams,
- Better handling of printers via both direct physical connections and networks.
- PackageKit, a software management tool that originally debuted in Fedora 9, has been extended in this release to provide on-demand codec software installation.
- Wireless connection sharing enables ad hoc network sharing.
- Virtualization storage provisioning for local and remote connections now simplified.
- SecTool is a new security audit and intrusion detection system.
- RPM 4.6 is a major update to the powerful, flexible software management libraries.
- Glitch free audio and better performance is achieved through a rewrite of the PulseAudio sound server to use timer-based audio scheduling.
- Better support for infrared remote controls makes them easier to connect and work with many applications.
- The paths /usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin have been added to the PATH for normal users, to simplify command-line administration tasks.

1 Live CD versions:
Direct Download link for Gnome desktop
Direct Download link for KDE desktop

Fedora forum link

Friday, November 21, 2008

linux basic commands

Every body know, that when you are using Linux, you have to use commands to do your stuffs.
But now-a-days most of the new distros are very polished and providing more GUI interface to perform the stuffs, but still we need commands for more than GUI for our work. Preferably i like to use bash(terminal) for most of the stuffs.
So if you want to do your stuffs by using commands. there are some websites providing these useful materials:

An A-Z Index of the Bash command line for Linux.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

openSUSE 11.1 beta 5 is released.

Some good news from Novell, beta 5 of new 11.1 is released for testing purpose.
You can try it and report any bugs to Novell.
Direct links to download:
Kde4.x desktop Live CD
GNOME2.24 desktop Live CD
Best of luck.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Linux/Unix Cheat Sheets part-1

Are you new/intermediate to Linux and want to use the command based shell(terminal) for most of your work. So no worries, below are the best sites i find out.
Hope every body will find it useful.

1- Unix Toolbox
2- UNIX Tutorial for Beginners
3- Learning the shell
4- Learn Unix in 10 minutes

I will carry on my research, and will post more links as i got.


Distribution Releases

November and December are going to be tight months for Linux guys, because a lot of distros are going to release their final versions.
Some of them are still in beta OR in RC versions, and some of them are already released. Ubuntu series is one of them, and Sabayon Linux 3.5.1 is the next one(released on 9th nov).
Some of the famous distros released versions:
1- Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 RC1 (released on 13th nov mean today)
2- SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 5 (released on 2008-11-11)
3- Development Release: Linux Mint 6 RC1 (released on 2008-11-10)
4- OpenSolaris 2008.11 RC1 (released on 2008-11-09)
5- Solaris 10 10/08 (released on 2008-11-07)

I will update this page, whenever new releases came out.
So keep reading this blog for further updates.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Explode Function

So here we go for the 1st post in this blog.

Explode function, i think many of us already know of this function.
Explode is very useful function, when it comes to breaking up lines or words.
There are several ways to use this function.
I will give some examples, that how to use it.

lets assume that you stored datetime in database as datetime. the way your date looks is:
2008-11-11 12:25:20

But now you want, to breakup the date and time into two parts.
So lets break it:
$date = "2008-11-11 12:25:20";
$datetime = explode(" ",$date);

The above code already break your datetime into 2 parts now lets echo it as it is in array.
echo $datetime[0]; For date
echo $datetime[1]; For time

The 1st echo will give you just date: 2008-11-11
The 2nd echo will print just time: 12:25:20

You can break this into more parts, if you want, like seconds, minutes, hours and same with date.
For example lets break time.
$time = explode(":",$datetime[1]);
echo $time[0]; For hours
echo $time[1]; For minutes
echo $time[2]; For seconds

I will also extend this to the other post later "Calculating Unix time in PHP (part-1)". which is here: Link


Monday, November 10, 2008

Welcome to my new blog

Welcome to ANL4U Softworks. After successfully maintaining my personal blog, i fell that to launch a new blog, which will be just for programming and Linux. Firstly i will concentrate on PHP and MySQL and as well Linux, and hopeful that it will be useful for new comers to PHP and experts as well. Linux is my choice OS, so i will also put updates in this blog. But as i am too busy, so its not possible for me to maintain all my blogs. But i hope, i can. So for time being i will concentrate on this blog and as well my personal blog. Sorry, i will be not able to update my personal blog with any programming stuffs from now.
So keep reading this blog for programming and linux stuffs.