Thursday, November 26, 2009

openSUSE 11.2 Release Party.

The myopensuse Community will be holding an openSUSE 11.2 Release Party on December 5th 2009 at UCTI (formerly known as APIIT) at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil.

Admission is free and all are welcomed. Lunch will be provided.

More info please refer here :

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Installing additional Apache modules in SLES 11

Sometimes you need to install additional Apache HTTPD modules that are not in the main repos (maybe mad_proxy). Rather than rebuilding from source just add the following:

zypper ar Apache-Modules

In fact there are numerous extra repos you can add to your SLE or even openSUSE installs. Just navigate to and add the relevant repo.

Checking your openSUSE / SUSE Linux version

A simple :

$ cat /etc/SuSE-release
openSUSE 11.2 (i586)
VERSION = 11.2

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Windows AppLocker in R2

I was reading an article in about the latest "breakthrough" in Windows security named AppLocker.

It sounds a lot like AppArmor. Not surprising since the founder of Immunix Linux, Crispin Cowan has joined Microsoft. AppArmor was first used in Immunix Linux, which was acquired by Novell in 2005. For some unknown reason, Novell axed the entire AppArmor team in September 2007.

AppArmor is an alternative to SELinux and is available in SUSE Linux, openSUSE, Mandriva and Ubuntu.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tomboy and openSUSE 11.2

Well, one of the things I absolutely can't live without is Tomboy. Since I upgraded to openSUSE 11.2, everything was restored except for my Tomboy notes.

Lo and behold1 There is no ~/.tomboy directory. It seems that since openSUSE 11.2 is bundled with Tomboy 1.0 they have decided to lose the ~/.tomboy directory and put notes in ~/.local/share/tomboy.

Extracted my previous tomboy notes and dump them in there, restarted Tomboy (or logoff then login again) and I have my notes back!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Health is wealth

Year 2009 has so far turned out to be my worse year as far as healthis concerned. I have never taken so many sick leaves in my entire career!

Flu is getting the best of me this year.

Maybe it's time to hit the gym again.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

openSUSE 11.2 is out!!

The newest incarnation of the Geeko is upon us. openSUSE 11.2 is can be downloaded from

First 10 minute impressions, the latest KDE seems to have seriously kicked some GNOME butt. As a die-hard GNOME user I am impressed.