Thursday, July 22, 2010

XaraLX (Xara Xtreme for Linux)

Hello normal people, today i will review a prettygood software, Xara LX.

First of all What The Flying Fuck is XaraLX??, well as it says on their website:

"Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X."

..OK... WHAT? xD

XalaLX is an image editing software (like inkscape or gimp) with a very intuituve interface, and is really easy to learn how to use it (unlike inkscape). Or, again, as they say on their website:

"Formely known as Xara LX, it is based on Xara Xtreme for Windows, which is the fastest graphics program available, period."

-you must think: "WOW WOW WOW, ain't Xara guys beign too narcisist there?"

and i can answer to that: well, NO.
Ii have used many windows programs to edit vectors and can say XaraXtreme is pretty good, i even use it more than Freehand, why? because the interface, in my opinion one of the best optimized interface i ever seen on  a graphics software.

- But samedog, that's just the same shit that any other graphics software.
Well my friends IT'S NOT:
First, everything you need you can reach it on screen.
Second, no stupid hidden menus
Third, it's still FASTER than any other software.

As example in my system inkscape loads in almost 6 seconds, the GIMP in about 7~8 seconds and Xara in about 3~4 seconds, also Xara renders faster than inkscape, and has more options to export or import files.

- And what about size??

Well, installed XaraLX + deps it's about 70-80Mb, but if you want QUALITY you must make sacrifices.

Overall XaraLX is the best you can get for VECTORS on linux (gimp beats it's ass on "normal" graphics), fast and professional it's one of my favourites apps for daily use.

Link to dotpet [mediafire] md5sum
deps: Imagemagick [mediafire] md5sum
(dunno of any other deps, because i have lots of libs on frankenpup, will try it on a puppy431 base system to see the whole desp and upload them)

samedog out.

Monday, July 19, 2010

FrankenpupDAW beta 0.1


well people this is a puplet based on a puppy 4.31 base using my slackware 13 building scripts, pretty much a frankenpup without the slackware 13 package manager, or any config related addon i have putted to my own frankenpup, this one is for audio related work, i used the most pro software i was able to found, still, i need opinions, suggestions and critics to improve it, i have tested all the software on my PC (2Ghz P4, 1Gb RAM) using my "video safe mode" (integrated intel card instead my nvidia), and my brother's notebook (Atom 1.6Ghz hyper-threading, 2Gb RAM, integrated intel card) and everything works awesome, well.. screenshots xD









part1 114.44Mb [mediafire]
part2 90.91Mb  [mediafire]

samedog out.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New processor

Hello normal people, well i recently brought a new processor (2Gz P IV, older was a 2.5Ghz Celeron) and i'm gonna talk you a little about teh HUGE differences between those 2 procs.

well technically speaking:
Celeron, 2.5Ghz, 128Kb L2 caché, 400FSB
Pentium4, 2Ghz, 256Kb L2 caché, 400FSB

they looks pretty similar, but after some test and in the common day use i have noticed how fast is the P4 against the celeron (almost 2X fast).

Why? some people usually thinks: more Mhz=More speed, that could be right if you are talking about 2 processor of the same production line (a Pentium4, 2Ghz, 256Kb L2 caché, 400FSB against a Pentium4, 2.8Ghz, 256Kb L2 caché, 400FSB) but when comes to 2 completely different procs, there is some things more importants than the Ghz, i'm gonna define 2 of them:

First: L2 Caché
What does L2 caché is/does? the simplest way to describe it is : Level 2 or L2 cache is part of a multi-level storage strategy for improving computers performance (i'm not going to describe it technically, way too much shit to talk about this xD). So, in other words, More L2 cache = more data can enter to the processor.

Second: the Front Side Bus (FSB)
a quick definition can be:
In PC , the FSB is the bus that carries data between the CPU and the northbridge. So more FSB = more data between the proc and the motherboard.

So as we can see the L2 cache of my new processor is 2X higher than the older, so the cpu can take 2X more data, but that doesn't means the new processor is "faster" in speed, it can handle more data in almost the same amount of time, and why it isn't 2x or more times fast?, because the Ghz are sigthly lower, so it can't make the same cycles per second, so my conclusion is: P4 FTW!! FUCK YOU CELERON!!!

ok, i'm out.


And nothing of value was lost

Hello normal people i have been busy like hell with life and university and lots of other kind of "normal peope" stuffs, hope i can make some post sooner, also i have finished (months ago) a frankenpup digital audio workstation version BUT i have no time to upload it (and the internet in home is .. just let's say it is SLOW), so i'm gonna see if a friend can upload it or something.

well hope i can blabklaskjdlakjdskdjalksdjla soon

samedog out.