Open Solaris Run On Linux Sabily By Virtualbox


One visitor of this blog asked me to try Open Solaris distro. So I try to run it in Sabily by using Virtualbox. I'm capture some screenshot of my setting and like to shared it here. Lets see how Open Solaris looks like and is it can run on my system or not.

Creating a new virtual machine for Open Solaris.

Finished processed for creating a virtual machine for Open Solaris.

Locating Open Solaris ISO file.

Adding ISO file for Open Solaris.

Editing some setting to run Open Solaris.

Open Solaris start to run on Virtualbox.

Screenshot of Open Solaris running on my Sabily.

Trying to browse Open Solaris but my mouse pointer slightly stuck to move. So we need to have more memory to run it smoothly on our system. In this case my memory is 1 GB and I shared to Open Solaris 512 MB.

Linux Sabily - Change Themes


There is only one Islamic theme for Sabily 9.10 version but I already suggested Sabily team to add many Islamic themes in the next Sabily Manarat version. Anyway, if you want to get any other themes there are many on the gnome homepage. Lets see what they have there.

On System/Preferences, click on Appearance.

Appearance Preferences windows appeared. Click on Get more themes online. Make sure you're online.

You will be direct to Gnome Art homepage.

Controls themes page.

Window Borders themes page.

Icons themes page.

Splash Screens themes page.

Login Screen themes page.

You also can get many background picture here at Backgrounds page.

There are hundreds or thousands themes that you can get here. You also can upload your owned themes that you like to share with other Linux user here. Happy download new themes.

Linux Sabily - Change To Your Language


It is possible for us to change Sabily or Ubuntu interface to our own language. In this example, I show how I change Sabily user interface to my language, Bahasa Malaysia. Looking at the list of language support, I think it will support to your language to. Lets see how I change Sabily language to Bahasa Malaysia.

Go to System/Administration then click on Language Support.

Click on Install.

It will download package files. Make sure you are online.

It installing software.

Changes applied. Click close.

Click on Install/Remove Language.

Mark on language that you want to use. In my case, Malay.

It download package files.

It applying changes.

Click on list of language. In my case, Bahasa Melayu.

User interface language changed to Bahasa Melayu.

You can change back to other language or default language by following from first step of this article.

Hopefully you enjoy to change Sabily user interface to your language.

Linux Mint 8 Running On VirtualBox - Video


After success running Linux Mint 8 on VirtualBox, next I will burn it ISO file to DVD and try to install it on my extra PC. Before that, I would like to share my Linux Mint 8 running on VirtualBox video with you. Lets watch it.

Full Circle Magazine - Issue 34


Full Circle magazine issue 34 is out. This month discussing about editing photo by using GIMP, review about Acer UL30-A laptop etc.

In the magazine:
  • Command and Conquer.
  • How-To : Program in Python – Part 8, Digitally Retouching a Photo in GIMP, and The Perfect Server – Part 4.
  • My Story – a Linux User, and Powerpets.
  • Review – Acer UL30-A laptop.
  • MOTU Interview – Roderick Greening.
  • Top 5 – Reference Tools.
  • Ubuntu Women, Ubuntu Games, My Opinion, and all the usual goodness!
Issue 34 cover page.

You can download issue 34 from here.

Linux Mint 8 Running on VirtualBox


After completed setting our Linux Mint 8 virtual machine, now we can run it by using Linux Mint 8 LiveDVD iso file. Let run it,

1. Select Linux Mint 8 virtual machine and click Start.

2. VirtualBox information about Auto capture keyboard. Click OK.

3. VirtualBox information about display. Click OK.

4. Linux Mint 8 start running. Just wait.

5. Still in progress. Just wait.

6. Linux Mint 8 load successful. Screenshot of default theme.

7. Default menu screenshot.

8. Another screenshot.

9. Going to shutdown.

10. Linux Mint 8 shutdown.

Next I will try to run other distro software inside Linux Mint 8 and we will share its experience together.