Flower photos for you :)

Here are few more photos that I took at my home with my favourite Nikon DSLR D5000. Hope you like them.

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Announcing the release of Fedora 14 and upgrade procedure.

Before you read the release announcement, you can update/upgrade to F14 with :

 sudo yum upgrade --releasever=14

Note : You might get some un-resolvable dependencies, you can remove those pakages and continue and it should be a smooth migration.

It’s here! It’s here! It’s really here! Fedora 14 has been officially released! Fedora is a leading edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release approximately every six months.

Fedora 14, codename Laughlin, is now available for download. Join us and share the joy of free software and the community with friends and family.

We know you can’t wait to get started with Fedora 14, so simply follow this link to download it today: http://get.fedoraproject.org?anF14

If you want a quick tour of highlights in this release, check out: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_14_Talking_Points?anF14

For more information including common and known bugs, and tips on how to report bugs, please refer to the release notes: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/?anF14

You can also find this announcement text at: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_14_announcement?anF14

=== What’s New in Fedora 14? ===

==== For desktop users ==== A universe of new features for end users:

* libjpeg-turbo: Users can load and save images faster in Fedora 14 than in previous releases. * Spice: Spice (Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments) provides users with an enhanced remote desktop experience. Currently, it provides the rudimentary foundation to take advantage of things like Accelerated 2D graphics, encryption, and hardware cursor support.

==== For developers ==== For developers there are all sorts of additional goodies:

* D: Fedora 14 introduces support for D, a systems programming language combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with the programmer productivity of modern languages such as Ruby and Python. * Python 2 upgrade: The system python 2 stack has been upgraded to 2.7. * GNUStep: A GUI framework based of the Objective-C programming language which is part of the gcc. * Memory Debugging Tools: The new “gdb-heap” package adds a new “heap” command to /usr/bin/gdb which allows you to get a breakdown of how a process is using dynamic memory. * Rakudo Star: An implementation of Perl version 6, based on the Parrot VM. * Support for Milkymist: Developers can enjoy developing for Milkymist, an open hardware embedded board, on Fedora 14. Thanks to the Fedora Electronic Lab for their work in this regard.

==== For system administrators ==== And don’t think we forgot about the system administrators:

* Fedora is now available for users of the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud service, released concurrently with the traditional release. * virt-v2v assists in the easy migration of Xen virtual machines to KVM virtual machines. * A Virtualization Technology Preview Repo allows users to test the very latest developments in virtualization related packages. * Varnish has been updated and includes improved scalability and a new log function. * Apache has been updated and includes a number of module and security fixes.

And that’s only the beginning. Updated versions of many packages, as usual, will be available in Fedora 14. A more complete list with more details of the new features on board Fedora 14 is available at:


OK, so what are you waiting for? Go download it! You know you can’t wait.


If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to


In particular, Fedora has made preupgrade a more robust solution and pushed several bug fixes to older releases of Fedora to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 14.

Fedora 14 full release notes and guides for several languages are available at:


Fedora 14 common bugs are documented at:


=== Fedora Spins ===

Fedora spins are alternate version of Fedora, tailored for various types of users via hand-picked application set or customizations. They can be found at:


== Contributing Back to Fedora ==

There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, design and do artwork, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit http://join.fedoraproject.org/?anF14 today!

== Fedora 15 ==

Even as we continue to provide updates with enhancements and bug fixes to improve the Fedora 14 experience, our next release, Fedora 15, is already being developed in parallel, and has been open for active development for several months already. We have an early schedule for an end of April 2011 release:

* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/15/Schedule?anF14

== Contact information ==

If you are a journalist or reporter, you can find additional information at:


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Photo Editing with nice border and preparing for print.

Working with photos in Linux is very easy with lots of viewers/editors/managers and what not. Not that there are not many options in Windows but most of them are not free. BEST case scenario is that you might get a evaluation version (i.e. if you do not use pirated/cracked version) of software‘s. Me, being completely against pirated and cracked version or evaluation version (if not, planning to buy the same) like the freedom of choice with Linux.

Now, this freedom also means that there are some features in one software that is not there in others. So, here is one more for the enthusiastic one’s to play around with. This one does not do much 🙂

Here is the info on the software itself:

PhotoPrint is a utility designed to assist in the process of printing digital photographs. PhotoPrint can do the following:

* Print photographs 1-up, 2-up, 4-up or with any user-selectable number of rows and columns.
* Create posters, split over several pages.
* Arrange images into a sort of Carousel, fading from one to another.  (Ideal for CD labels)
* Crop images to fit a specific frame.
* Apply a decorative border to an image.
* Make use of ICC colour profiles to provide accurate output.
* Send 16-bit data to the printer, to avoid “contouring” problems in smooth gradients.
* Apply a handful of effecs to an image, including sharpening, removing colour and adjusting colour temperature (ideal for cooling or warming black-and-white prints).

Okay, I know this does not look very promising until you are planning to get some prints. Don’t get started with flaming me but wait there’s more. There are some borders available to be used with this with description:

PhotoPrint Borders are the printing frames for use with PhotoPrint utility

Now, this is something that we can use to make our photos more beautiful. So, lets give it a try. Install both of these with the below command:

 sudo yum install photoprint-borders

Don’t worry we don’t need to worry about installation of photoprint as photoprint-borders has a dependency on the same, so it will be installed when you run the above. Once installed, fire it up with



To get to what we want we will use 1 column and 1 row setup and then add the picture and add a frame and be done with it.

Here is the snapshot of the window:

Screenshot-photoprint 0.4.0
Screenshot-photoprint 0.4.0

To show you the effect, here is the original and the modified images:

Original Image of Hand
Original Image of Hand
Modified Image of Hand
Modified Image of Hand
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