Monthly Archives: December 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

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Merry Christmas to Everyone! =)

Merry Christmas to Everyone! =)

Something Different for a Holiday Treat. An Operating System for instance…

Something Different for a Holiday Treat. An Operating System for instance…
By: Jeanina Hanna B. Reburiano

Spending your money wisely is a very important tip this Yultide season and for the rest of the year.  Though some people enjoy buying gifts, clothes, food, gadgets, games, and all other  stuff that maybe of huge monetary value (who does not?), it may be wise to give as a present something that is useful, lasting and priceless.

Have you thought of giving an Operating System, KahelOS, for that matter as a gift?

Yes, KahelOS… You might be asking, “What the heck is the connection of downloading KahelOS and saving money?!”… Here is an equation to explain this:

Proprietary OS =  money +  money and + more money to add more apps
Pirated CD OS installer = money + time and effort to buy + hassle in license issues; or

With KahelOS, here’s what it’s going to be:

KahelOS = worth your time and effort + no expense (free) + totally legal to use and copy

Instead of buying pirated versions of operating systems (OS), why not save your money for something else worth buying or donate to a noble cause?  KahelOS is free for everyone who wants to try it. All you need is a personal computer or laptop and an internet connection. It’s very easy to download and install! Just go to and the good news is it’s totally FREE! No need to look for cracked OS in the internet, no need to stress yourself out in looking for license keys that are not yet used. The greater news is that there is a hassle-free automatic installation of KahelOS! Believe it or not, this operating system has these features (!

Just a simple tip, my dear friends, either it’s money or headache you’re going to spend… Spend time and money wisely! Use KahelOS! You may visit for more details.

Pre-Installed PHP Development Goodness on KahelOS

Pre-Installed PHP Development Goodness on KahelOS
By: Vedasto Rey Portugal

With the new year just around the corner, I finally found time to sift through and archive the messy old files on my laptop. I can be quite the slob when it comes to my personal files and research materials and cleaning up my one year’s worth of electronic junk is quite the task. Since I’ve also been itching to port my personal development environment to the newest release of KahelOS, I grabbed the opportunity to do so as well.

KahelOS, by the way, is a two-year old Linux distro that pairs Arch Linux’s speed and stability with the beauty and ease of use of a Gnome 3 Desktop. Kahelos 111111 was released just last December 8, 2011, and in just few days, shot up DistroWatch’s top ten list, even dislodging Ubuntu from the second spot at one point.

KahelOS is one of the fastest Linux installations you’ll ever encounter. Mine took only about 15-20 minutes start-to-end. It comes fully-loaded with the usual productivity applications for the modern-day knowledge worker.

Not quite usual, however, and pleasantly so, is the fact that it comes bundled with the LAMP stack.

Yes, you read that right. The Apache HTTP Server,
MySQL and PHP are all bundled with the installation. phpMyAdmin is also pre-installed. That means if I wanted to start a new dynamic web project I could do so right then and there!

To clone my projects from our development server to my laptop I first needed to install Git using PackageKit, which took all of 30 seconds. I always tell new programmers to use a version control system such as Git even if you’re a free lancer working on your own. Not only does it get you into the habit of versioning your code and working in small iterations, but it also prepares you for more collaborative projects later on.

I then used vim to modify the relevant configurations. For KahelOS, those files are:


I was good to go.

I use vim and gedit for most of my coding. But for those of you who prefer to use something with more boom, another pleasant surprise is that KahelOS also comes bundled with Bluefish, a powerful open source editor made specifically for web developers.

Setting up a PHP development environment has never been this easy. If you’re a web developer who would like to try programming on Linux for the first time, KahelOS is perfect for you. If you’re a PHP veteran and you want to experience coding in a cool desktop environment with a kick-ass, rock-solid base, you should also definitely give KahelOS a spin.

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KahelOS Badges,Now available

KahelOS badges are up for grabs. Download free fun badges and you can also use it to post as your profile badge.
Spread the word while enjoying KahelOS and its benefits.

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KahelOS CD/DVD Label

If you want a stylish and cool CD/DVD Label for your KahelOS 111111 Installer, download at

Download the actual file size here:

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KahelOS 111111 Edition Desktop Preview

For a glimpse of what the KahelOS Desktop environment looks like, here are some screenshots that will surely entice one to use this 100% Free OS. The screenshots shows us the varied and packed applications for students, businesses and programmers. User-friendly and easy to navigate and find your files.

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Sneak Preview of the KahelOS Mabuhay Welcome Center

This is The KahelOS Mabuhay Welcome Center. It simply glides you to what KahelOS has solidly packed for you, for you to enjoy, to be productive and to share.

Let this video tell you what it is all about.

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Sneak Preview on the Hassle-Free Automatic Installation of KahelOS

If you still need help on the easy does it installation process of this new KahelOS Installer, this video will make it more vivid for you.

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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?

  • 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.

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