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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: 2006 :: January

Archive for January, 2006

The VPS Search

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

After using shared hosting services on Linux servers for the past few years, I was thinking about experimenting with a VPS (virtual private servers). Currently shared hosting services are highly competitive. If you shop around you can find great deals to host a simple website most with a comprehensive feature set. However these are all […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Review

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Using a template for distribution evaluation, I have installed and tested FC5-test2. Unfortunately since I did not install FC5-test1 due to installer limitations, I cannot compare this with test1. However, from what I’ve seen so far it seems much better than the poorly created FC4.
Installer
I chose to install using the install from ISO images on […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Released

Monday, January 16th, 2006

The second beta for Fedora Core 5 is available for download and testing. The bittorrent page is updated as well as the main Fedora download page.
I do not think the main Release Notes have been updated yet, but some of the release highlights include:

A completely revamped look and feel including a bubbly new theme, […]

MPlayer Fedora Guide Updated

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

I updated my guide to compiling MPlayer on Fedora. Of course, this guide is no longer necessary to most people, since RPM’s are available, however seeing as the software is a bit complex I compile it to suit my own needs. I’ve received many emails from NON Fedora users who have found the guide useful. […]

Kernel 2.6.15 Released with NTFS Write

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

For the average user, a new kernel release usually makes no difference. If everything is already working fine, there there typically only 2 major reasons anyone should update their kernel. The first is for necessary or critical security problems (most people aren’t affected by every vulnerability). The second is the need for new features or […]

Yahoo Launch on Firefox in Fedora

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

Fedora users can access full Launch.Yahoo music videos with Firefox. The basic trick is to use the GreaseMonkey Firefox Extension and making use of MPlayer and it’s browser plugin and encoder system.
Watching Streaming Music Videos
1. First make sure you have MPlayer installed in your Fedora and the mplayerplugin-in working correctly. You can check by going […]