Tuesday, July 27, 2010

OpenSuse 11.3 review

OpenSuse 11.3 is the first release with the BTRFS file system (alt name: ReiserFS 5). That was unstable so I continued EXT4 with the more EXT4 stability patches that went into Ubuntu 10.04 (installed that on a laptop and works great). Unfortunately, OpenSuse 11.3 does not like Crossover Linux and enjoys crashing with Winamp or sometimes with the NTFS drivers that came with Crossover Linux, would freeze itself up. It won't crash running Crossover Linux apps in Gnome or XFCE.... only KDE. I know OpenSuse 11.2 should handle [stable gameplay] Crossover Games, but I can't imagine OpenSuse 11.3 handing Crossover Games with Unreal Tournament 2k4, Half-life 2, Monkey Island SE, Elder Scrolls III Morrowind playable.

I like OpenOffice 3.2 as much as OpenOffice 3.1 (Opensuse 11.2) where I do my homework. The games are just as fun. It uses about the same RAM. My old Athlon XP PC from 2003 doesn't like the installation DVD and will shut down upon boot. I'm stuck with KDE 3.5.5 and Gnome 2.18 for that PC.

I installed the 64-bit DVD onto my Sempron 64 PC and it worked without crashing. The install finished the first time. WinApps were stable running on Crossover Linux. All the programs worked. The Sempron 64 PC is as fast as my Pentium IV PC. I used the Pentium IV PC for PC games until 2006 when I got a Athlon 64 X2 PC with a Geforce 8800 GTX.

OpenSuse 11.3 seems to install okay on Turion X2 Laptops since I installed it free for a cousin. WinVista crashed so OpenSuse 11.2 / 11.3 worked. Windows apps didn't yet crash on his laptop to my knowledge.

I finished installing OpenSuse 11.3 on two other 32-bit PCs (Pentium IV and Athlon XP) and the OS installed completely. I own the 32-bit and 64-bit version. Crossover Linux works without crashing for VLC and Winamp on the 32-bits. I prefer KDE.

I like OpenSuse 11.2 a bit better. Requests OpenSuse 11.4 not to crash [on mine] as much with Win Apps emulating! Fortunately, EXT4 rebuilds itself to the desktop shell with any crash. I have proven Crossover Linux crashes only on the Athlon 64 X2 PC. I give it an 9.0 out of 10 for being impressive.

Nice benchmarks for openSUSE 11.3!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Top 10 classical composors

I got classical vorbis and that fact I own flutes so it is pretty legit. I played flute at the Phipps Center for the Arts with Jennifer Starr twice.

1. John Cage (1912 – 1992)
2. Nadia Boulanger (1887 – 1979)
3. Edgard Varese (1883 – 1965)
4. Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971)
5. Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)
6. Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
7. Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
8. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
9. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
10. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Monkey Island 2 SE: LeChuck's Revenge




Top 32 anime series & film (2010 edition)

1. Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion
2. Cowboy Bebop
3. Monster
4. Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
5. Full Metal Alchemist
6. Mushi-Shi
7. Neon Genesis Evangelion
8. Death Note
9. Samurai Champloo
10. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
11. Welcome to the NHK
12. Kino's Journey
13. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig
14. Haibane Renmei
15. Moribito Guardian of the Sacred Spirit
16. Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
17. Nana
18. Spirited Away
19. Clannad After Story
20. Gungrave
21. Serial Experiments Lain
22. Gankutsuo The Count of Monte Cristo
23. Vision of Escaflowne
24. Eureka Seven
25. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
26. The Twelve Kingdoms
27. Wolf's Rain
28. Last Exile
29. Neon Genesis Evangelion
30. Revolutionary Girl Utena
31. Castle in the Sky
32. Clannad