Build your own Linux distro quick and easy with Suse Studio
Ever wanted to build your own Linux distro or wish that live cd you downloaded included just a few more of your favorite apps? Well with Suse Studio you can quickly build your own tweaked version of Suse Linux with a few easy steps. During the process you can choose between desktop, enterprise or server environments withÂ KDE or Gnome interfaces. The Suse Studio site also has a Gallery section with many images free for download in ISO, VM, and cloud format.
Login with one of several accountÂ options to get started.
Choose the software you want to be included in your build. If you don’t see one you’re looking for you have the option to upload your own RPM.
Enter your config settings such as username accounts and passwords.
Microsoft’s new Windows 8 RT (ARM-based) tablet is set to arrive on October 26th with the Intel-based models shipping 90 days later. The RT version, due to its lowerpowered hardware such as its ARM-based Tegra 3 processor, will be limited to Windows Apps only and will not run existing Windows programs. However, for those who are only looking for a simple tablet to run apps and surf the web this lower cost version of Microsoft’s Tablet should do the job. The pro version of the Surface Tablet sports better hardware equivalent to higher end laptops.
The pro version includes an Intel Core i5 processor and will support full Windows desktop software. Unlike most tablets currently on the market, the Surface Tablet features a stylus and two digitizers. One for touch use and the other for Microsoft Surface digital ink. The .7mm stylus allows the user to write on the screen, during which, the tablet detects proximity of the stylus and disables hand input. Another great feature is the magnetic smart cover which doubles as a full keyboard complete with trackpad. Microsoft also offers a version of the smart cover with physical keys closer to a traditional keyboard. Pricing has not been officially announced however, rumors state that the RT version of the Microsoft Surface should be in the $500-$600 range while the pro version will be closer to $1,000 or higher.
Find Windows and Office Product Keys with Magical Jelly Bean
Magical Jelly Bean gives you the ability to find your Windows and Office products through a quick and easy to use interface. Just install, run the exe and Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder does the rest. Magical Jelly Bean also gives you the option to export your keys to a text file in case you need to look it up for later. The program works on all Windows 9x, ME, NT4, 2k, XP, Vista, Windows 7, and server OS’s as Well MS Office.
Stop Android apps from auto starting with Start Manager
Startup Manager is a great utility for disabling those pesky apps (such as Sprints Telenav) from starting when you reboot your phone. It also stops those apps from automatically restarting after manually stopping them. Turning off the apps you don’t use can save battery life and increase your devices performance as well. After installing Startup Manager just uncheck the apps you want to prevent from starting, reboot your device, and you’re done. The only real negative to Startup Manager is your phone will need root access. You can get Startup Manger on the Play Store for free:
If you have tried to install the new Office 15 preview on Windows 8 Consumer Preview then you have more than likely been stopped by the small window telling you that you have to have the full version of Windows 8. Well for those of us who don’t want to wait that long all you need to do is run the installer in compatibility mode for Windows 7. In our first attempt at installing Office 15 the installer crashed but installed without error on the second round. So if yours doesn’t work the first time you may just need to run the installer again. If you need to download Office 15 you can get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en
To run the installer in compatibility mode follow the screenshots below
The installer should now run. If it crashed on the first attempt just run the installer again and it should work the second time.
Google is in the process of making internet connected augmented reality glasses for everyday use. Google’s “Project Glass” glasses will give the wearer a type of HUD that will show pop up images and icons for messages, phone calls, etc. The units are controlled by voice command appear to provide access to maps, directions, and personal notes. According to an article posted on Fox News, the glasses will only be availble for purchase for a three day period during an annual conference in San Francisco. The glasses also capture and send real-time video from the wearers perspective as well as capture still images. You can read more about the project at http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/27/google-to-sell-prototype-futuristic-glasses-just-1500/ and check out the Google+ page at https://plus.google.com/111626127367496192147/posts.
Custopack themes give you more customization over your Windows 7 UI theme than simply changing the desktop wallpaper and colors. Many of their themes change the login background and Taskbar colors as well. Head on over to www.Custopack.com, download their easy to use utility, choose some themes, and you’re on your way to livening up your boring Windows desktop! Below are a few of our favorites.
Cut the Rope is now available for your computer.Â You can now feed lil Om Nom from any HTML 5 capable browser! The first 25 levels are free but if you pin the game to the Windows 7 taskbar 7 more exclusive levels will be unlocked.