Friday, December 30, 2011

Adding a dash of Mint on my freshly squeezed KahelOS

I’m such an “eventous” person and because today is Rizal Day and 2012 is just around the corner let me just add to my KahelOS[1] experimentation before i wrap up my 2011.

Guess what, I tried installing Linux Mint[2] desktop environment called Cinnamon[3] on my KahelOS 111111. They say that this desktop is designed to offer yet another transitional option between the old, familiar GNOME 2 and the new GNOME 3 on which its new version 1.1.2 just released before Christmas

And yes to my suprise, it was quite quick and easy to just see a new desktop environment (that is Cinnamon) on my KahelOS Desktop.

Here are some of my screenshots after the fresh install (for i still need to do more exploring before i say more about this experience):

To share with you on how i just easily did this. Here’s a short guide below.

1.Installing cinnamon desktop

Make sure that yaourt and pkg-config is installed on your KahelOS, so you can do that by invoking this command.

$sudo pacman -Sy yaourt pkg-config

Once these software is already installed, then install the cinnamon desktop.

$sudo yaourt -S –noconfirm cinnamon

2. Abilitate/ Activate Cinnamon

by simply opening a terminal and launch “dconf-editor”

a pop up will appear, click org–>gnome–>desktop–>session
then change “session-name” value from “gnome to “cinnamon” then close dconf-editor window.

3.Restart your KahelOS, log-in on your desktop and voila! there’s your new desktop environement.

For me, my experimentation tells me that KahelOS with Cinnamon is a combination of awesomeness and speed! I’ll keep you posted.

Be a hero every like Rizal (Philippines’ National Hero) and Wishing you all an Awesome and Prosperous New Year!

[2] A distribution based on and compatible with Ubuntu

Friday, December 16, 2011

What is KahelOS?

KahelOS is based on Arch Linux.

KahelOS is the first and remains to be the only Filipino Linux Distro with the rolling release model on Arch Linux + GNOME. In the community, it is the first to release (non-beta) such Linux OS on Arch Linux + GNOME.

KahelOS is not just an Operating System so to speak. IT is not just a Technology Product on a Linux and Open Source Platform added to the thousands of FREE Distros already available in the community. IT does not explicitly want to be different or to be set apart from the rest. However, among others, we simply would like KahelOS (just like our team) to be the embodiment of our IT Values and Philosophy.

It is also a gift and a manifestation of the collaborating Filipino spirit that believes in the competence of the Global IT Community.

As an open source software, KahelOS shall therefore maintain to remain free of charge with an active community to support it.

The term kahel is the Tagalog/ Filipino word for the color or fruit "orange".

Depicting fun, energy, fresh and flamboyant; KahelOS, its team and community, would like to imbibe the aura and ambiance of warmth and being sociable.

Kahel also signifies hunger or thirst for knowledge and new things as the color orange is a stimulus affecting both mind and body,for doing more activities, having the appetite and socialization.

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Friday, December 09, 2011

Spread KahelOS

If you like KahelOS and you know someone or a school or organization who can benefit from this 100% FREE OS, help us spread the word. Simply, copy the codes of the design you desire and embed this code to your blog or page. Thank you and enjoy.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

KahelOS 111111 Release Notes

Announcing the release of KahelOS 111111 LiveCD with GUI Installer Desktop Edition.
The fast, simple and rolling-release Linux desktop OS is also 100% FREE.

It boasts of the User-Friendly Interface Installation as this installer version consciously made the effort to make it as easy and as friendly as possible for users to experience the power and beauty of a FREE Linux Operating System.

What Else is New?

  • The Mabuhay Welcome Center, introduces you to what is in store when one installs and use KahelOS.
  • Hassle-Free Automatic Installation
  • KahelOS is synonymous to hunger for knowledge that’s why we have packed educational packages for learners and teaching tools
  • Start-up businesses can be more productive, to manage and organize information with the SME Packages.
  • Developers can immediately take advantage of the pre-installed Apache webserver, MySql database, PhpMyAdmin and Bluefish as your editor.

This cool, innovative contribution and initiative of KahelOS springs from a plenty of other preceeding innovations and the unsung heroes of the collaborative open source community. We can’t thank you enough and you have inspired us to do more and share more of ourselves and expect nothing in return.

We especially extend our gratitude and recognizes The Gnome Project, Arch Linux and Larch Project as the derivations of the KahelOS Project.

These are some packages that you’ll enjoy when using KahelOS:

Based on Arch Linux
Mabuhay Welcome Center
LiveCD with GUI Installer
Gnome 3.2.1
Kernel 3.1.2
Chromium 15.0.874.121
Firefox 8.0.1
LibreOffice 3.4.4
xorg-server 1.11.2
Evolution Groupware
GIMP 2.6.11
GnuCash 2.4.8
TweetDeck 0.37.5
Miro 4.0.3
Thunderbird 8.0
Bluefish 2.2.0
and more….

And finally, we are also introducing the new KahelOS mascot, MULAT. The Filipino native tarsier is named Mulat to signify openness and awareness.