Wednesday, October 17, 2012

OpenELEC 2.0

Stephan Raue has announced the release of OpenELEC 2.0, a Linux-based distribution featuring the XBMC media centre and designed for home theatre PCs: "We are happy to announce to our users and partners the release of the OpenELEC 2.0 operating system with embedded XBMC V11. OpenELEC is a Linux distribution that aims to allow people to use their Home Theatre PC (HTPC) in the same manner as any other device attached to a TV - like a DVD player or Sky box. Turn on your box, and OpenELEC is ready for usage in less than 10 seconds - as fast as some DVD players. A simple remote control is all you need to complete the experience. With OpenELEC you do not need to worry about updating, as the whole operating system will seamlessly self-update everything automatically when connected to the Internet (this includes XBMC)." See the release announcement for a detailed list of features and some screenshots. Download (MD5): OpenELEC-Generic.i386-2.0.0.tar.bz2 (162MB).

How To Install Oracle Java 7 (JRE 7 & JDK 7) On Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

Ubuntu 12.10 is about to show up in its stable version this week. Users and developers who want to run or develop Java applications and applets on Ubuntu must have a copy of Java 7 (Update 7) installed on their systems. In this tutorial we will show you how to install JRE7 & JDK7 in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal or older. The tutorial is also applicable for Linux Mint 13 or older.

JRE 7 Installation

Open the terminal and run the following commands to install JRE7:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb debs all' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 5CB26B26

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install update-sun-jre

JDK 7 with NetBeans 7.2 Installation

   - i386/32-bit Systems:

cd /tmp

wget -c --no-cookies --header "Cookie:" "" -O

chmod +x

sudo sh

   - amd64/64-bit Systems:

cd /tmp

wget -c --no-cookies --header "Cookie:" "" -O

chmod +x

sudo sh

Then follow setup instructions without changing anything:

After you finish the installation, run this sequence of commands:

sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/jvm/

sudo cp -R /usr/local/jdk1.7.0* /usr/lib/jvm/

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_07/bin/javac 1

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_07/bin/java 1

You can choose the Java version you want to use with this command:

sudo update-alternatives --config java 

To check if Java 7 is well installed on your system, open this link and click on "Verify Java Version". If it is installed correctly, you may see this:

BlankOn 8.0 "Sajadah"

Ainul Hakim has announced the release of BlankOn Linux 8.0 "Sajadah" edition, an Indonesian distribution with a collection of Islamic software, based on Ubuntu. Some of the new features of the release include: Manokwari BlankOn desktop; QiOO - Al Quran in LibreOffice; Zekr - Al Quran translations and voice Tartil online; Minbar - prayer time reminder; Stellarium - an application to see the solar system and a planetarium; support the writing of Arabic alphabet; calculator Zakat Indonesia; Nawala DNS - a DNS domain filter; Hijra - an Islamic calendar; Monajat - a prayer viewer applet; Thawab - an encyclopedia and ebook viewer and books.... Read the release announcement (in Indonesian) for more details. Download: BlankOn-sajadah-8.0-desktop-i386.iso (1,674MB, SHA256, torrent), BlankOn-sajadah-8.0-desktop-amd64.iso (1,666MB, SHA256, torrent).