13 September 2012

Install VLC in OpenSuse 12.2

In Terminal mode type :

sudo zypper ar http://download.videolan.org/pub/vlc/SuSE/12.2 VLC
sudo zypper mr -r VLC
sudo zypper in vlc

11 September 2012

How to install Lazarus in OpenSuse 12.2

To install fresh packages from Lazarus Daily Snapshots (http://freepascal.dfmk.hu/test/lazarus/)
type in Terminal (Super User mode):

rpm -Uvh fpc-2.6.0-0.laz.i686.rpm
rpm -Uvh fpc-src-2.6.0-0.laz.i686.rpm

zypper in lazarus-1.1.38611-20120911.laz.i686.rpm
(instead of rpm -Uvh lazarus-1.1.38611-20120911.laz.i686.rpm)

How to install Google Chrome in openSUSE

Don’t be confused about Chrome and Chromium. Both are browsers and using the same engines, then what’s the difference?, the difference is one is actively developed by open source community[Chromium] and the other is maintained and developed by Google[Chrome]. Google Chrome can say provide stable version, while Chromium is dev build version[unstable] which is stable though but have new features which then go to Google Chrome stable version later. Chromium is already provided in openSUSE default repositories. But for Google Chrome we need to add new repository. Which will have three versions, stable, beta, unstable. If you want to have different versions of this browser, install both Chromium and Chrome. Currently i’m running both versions, stable version from Google[Chrome] repository and dev build[Chromium] from openSUSE repositories. 1st of all open terminal and become root by su - , and then type, choose your system architecture:

64bit version

         zypper ar http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 Google-Chrome

32bit version

         zypper ar http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386 Google-Chrome

Now type:

         zypper ref

And install Google Chrome:

        zypper in google-chrome-stable

Now you will have two versions of Chrome/Chromium browser.

taken from :

08 September 2012

MS Windows 32bit vs. 64bit

"The key consideration is RAM: 32-bit Windows can address only 3.5GB, while 64-bit Windows can address 4GB or more. Because so many new PCs come with at least 4GB, that's why you're seeing Windows x64 as the default OS."

from: http://www.pcworld.com/article/205885/windows_32bit_vs_64bit_personalize_your_os.html

P.S.: But, I must report that this my HP 2730p with 4Gb RAM work faster with 64bit versions of MS Windows and OpenSuse.