Friday, January 23, 2009

How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10 - Step by step tutorial with screenshots! - Softpedia

OpenOffice.org 3.0 running on Ubuntu 8.10 RC
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I guess everyone already knows that OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 will not be available (sad, I know) for the Intrepid Ibex (Ubuntu 8.10), because the developers did not have enough time to test it, and they will introduce it later this year. Therefore, Ubuntu 8.10 ships with OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 and, if you want to use the new and improved version, then this guide is for you! However, we will not do a fresh install of the OpenOffice suite, as we will instead only upgrade the current version in Ubuntu Intrepid.

What do I need to get started? Ubuntu 8.10 (32-bit or 64-bit), which can be downloaded from here.

OK, so... first thing, you must add the OpenOffice.org 3.0 repositories, then upgrade the installed packages. Follow the steps below!

How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10 - Step by step tutorial with screenshots! - Softpedia

Thursday, January 22, 2009

10 Things You Should Do Immediately After Installing Ubuntu 8.10

Ubuntu

The latest version of the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, code named as Itrepid Ibex (Ubuntu 8.10), has been released to the public. You can download it here or even get a CD shipped to you absolutely free of cost.

In today’s Linux Gyan, we help you get-things-working once you have installed the Intrepid Ibex. Most people expect certain functions to work out-of-the-box in a modern operating system. Features like MP3 playback, DVD authoring and playback, DivX support, flash player etc to name a few. Unfortunately, due to certain ethical reasons, Ubuntu doesn’t provide such features out of the box.

Though the users are free to add these features themselves, it is always a pain in the neck to figure out all the various procedures involved and then apply it. This post will help you in getting all the required information on a single page (but you’ll still have to do the ‘applying them’ part yourself). Make sure that you book mark this page.


10 Things You Should Do Immediately After Installing Ubuntu 8.10

--Ubuntu Linux 7.10-- Try or Install! FREE Extras CD & Info! - OZtion Auction Item 3402048

Have you been hearing and reading about Ubuntu, and want to see what all the fuss is about? Or have you been curious about Linux, but didn't want to install it to your hard drive just to have a look? Or have you been thinking about slowly migrating from Windows, but didn't know which flavour of Linux to pick?

Well, read below and see why Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu has become so popular, and why you should be trying it today. And I mean "trying", since you can boot to a fully-working desktop and try a bunch of open source (ie FREE) programs and games, all running off the CD in memory, not being cached on your hard drive!More and more sellers and manufacturers are selling PCs and laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed!

Please note that you are not getting a trial version here, but a full operating system which comes on a "Live CD". This means you can boot to a fully working desktop, then install later if you so please, simply by double-clicking the "Install" icon on the desktop! Ubuntu and its derivatives are totally free to download, as are all programs and extras; what you are paying for here is to have it on a CD to save you looking for a reliable download mirror and spending time (and bandwidth) downloading it and burning the .iso image to a CD. You are also paying for a second disc with my special collection of programs, games, wallpapers, and other cool extras (saving you MANY hours of searching and downloading!!). And besides receiving many e-books on Ubuntu and Linux in general, you also get a copy of my Vital Tips For Ubuntu Newbies (which will save you HOURS of looking through forums for answers, and have you up and running in no time).



--Ubuntu Linux 7.10-- Try or Install! FREE Extras CD & Info! - OZtion Auction Item 3402048

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Enigma Desktop Ported to Linux

If you like the Windows-based Enigma Desktop Customization created by reader Kaelri but you're running Linux, we've got good news: Enigma has been ported to Linux.

This time the desktop customization comes from reader kremso, who—inspired by Kaelri's Enigma desktop—decided to port the design for the Linux crowd. The desktop includes:

  • Simple calendar — I even considered adding google calendar events using gcalcli, but the desktop was way too crowded
  • RSS news
  • Remember The Milk tasks
  • Weather Forecast
  • and system stats

Check out the post for a detailed setup guide. The ported Enigma doesn't currently support every feature available in Enigma, but it's a great start. The Enigma for Linux scripts and background files are a free download, Linux only. Nice work, kresmo!


Enigma Desktop Ported to Linux

Wine 1.1.13 Released

Wine 1.1.13 Released

The Wine development release 1.1.13 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Freedesktop.org-compliant startup notifications.
  • Many fixes for 64-bit application support.
  • Improved graphics support in Internet Explorer.
  • Various Richedit improvements.
  • Better certificate manager dialog.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

WineHQ - News

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

25 Useful Ubuntu Shortcuts To Make your Life Easier

Earlier, i have posted about useful windows shortcuts. This time, i have compiled a list of 25 useful Ubuntu shortcuts (not those commonly known Ctrl+C type shortcuts) that make your life easier. These shortcuts will help you do routine tasks more quickly and easily.

Ubuntu

Recently, Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex was released and i must say this version of Ubuntu has improved a lot over earlier versions. If you haven’t tried Ubuntu ever, then this is the time you should give ubuntu a try.

Here goes the shortcuts list.: 25 Useful Ubuntu Shortcuts To Make your Life Easier

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 Boots in 21.4 Seconds - With EXT4 as the default filesystem. - Softpedia

There are only two days left until the third Alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) will be available (for testing), and... we couldn't resist the temptation to take the current daily build for a test drive, before our usual screenshot tour, and taste the "sweetness" of that evolutionary EXT4 Linux filesystem. Announced on Christmas Eve, the EXT4 filesystem is now declared stable and it is distributed with version 2.6.28 of the Linux kernel and later. However, the good news is that the EXT4 filesystem was implemented in the upcoming Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3 a couple of days ago and it will be available in the Ubuntu Installer, if you choose manual partitioning (see the screenshot below for details). The bad news is that EXT4 will not be the default filesystem for the Ubuntu OS until version 9.10, due for release in late October this year.

OK, OK... so how will the end user benefit from this EXT4 filesystem? Well, first of all, the whole system will be much faster and more reliable compared to one with EXT3 (I guess that some of you still remember the Firefox/Ext3 issue), it will boot faster (the current article proves that) and it's able to handle files with sizes of up to 16 TB (terabytes). But these are just a few of the features brought by the fourth extended filesystem, for more details you can check the Wikipedia entry for EXT4.

Ubuntu 9.04 Boots in 21.4 Seconds - With EXT4 as the default filesystem. - Softpedia

Free Audio Applications for Ubuntu Linux

I was in a band back in high school and I use to edit my music all day long. My only preference at that time was Fruity Loops and Acid Pro.

For those of you who have moved to Ubuntu Linux and are looking for some fancy cool audio application to edit your music, then this is your lucky day. You get to choose from some of the finest and free audio applications for Linux.

Full article here: Free Audio Applications for Ubuntu Linux

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Joomla 1.5.9 Security Release Now Available

The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.9 [Vatani]. This is a security release and users are strongly encouraged to upgrade immediately.

It has been around two months since Joomla 1.5.8 was released on November 10, 2008. The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.

Joomla 1.5.9 Security Release Now Available!

Turn Your Ubuntu Intrepid Into Mac OSX Leopard - Make Tech Easier

apple linuxThis is an updated version of my previous post Turn Ubuntu Hardy into Mac OSX.

That post was written six months ago and many things have changed during this period of time: release of Ubuntu Intrepid, newer Mac4Lin theme, better globalmenu applet etc. As such, I have decided to rewrite this tutorial for the Intrepid platform.

Disclaimer: This tutorial was based on Ubuntu Intrepid and Mac4Lin RC1 themes. I don’t guarantee that it will work on other distro or other version of Ubuntu.

Download the Mac4Lin themes and extract it to your Home folder. You should see a Mac4Lin_v1.0_RC1 folder that contains all the configuration files in your Home directory.

Full article here: Turn Your Ubuntu Intrepid Into Mac OSX Leopard - Make Tech Easier

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Chrome 2.0: Linux Version Coming Soon

Google has rolled out an alpha preview of the next major revision for its Chrome web browser. Those undaunted by the current alpha status of 2.0 can get an early taste of what’s to come in Chrome.

The 2.0 preview has a number of new features, including an updated version of the WebKit rendering engine which boasts speed improvements as well as some additional CSS support. Other new features include bells and whistles missing from the current shipping version, such as form auto-complete, full page zooming, auto-scrolling, better profile support and very experimental support for Greasemonkey scripts.

Read full article here: SearchBliss - Technology and Webmaster News: Chrome 2.0: Mac, Linux Versions Coming Soon

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

7 Best Free/Open-source Backup Software for Linux

7 Best Free/Open-source Backup Software for Linux

A computer application utilized to perform a complete backup by duplicating the original source of data is called backup software. Obviously, the main purpose of backup software is to create order out of chaos by recovering essential files in the event of a disaster.

If you are using Linux, there are plenty of backup software to choose from. I have here a list of some of the best free and open source backup software that you may want to check out.

TECH SOURCE FROM BOHOL: 7 Best Free/Open-source Backup Software for Linux

Friday, January 02, 2009

Interclue

Interclue is the ultimate hyperlink multitool. Small icons appear on mouseover to warn you about dead links, Malware or Phishing Sites, etc, and for any valid link, Interclue provides a compact link preview, optional extra information and next action buttons.

Here are some sites that Interclue works really well on: Most search engines, and local site searches. Google Reader. Bloglines. gMail. Del.icio.us, Digg, other social bookmarking sites. Bugzilla and Trac ticketing systems. Most news sites. Almost any given blog. It will even work on your intranet because Interclue generates page summaries inside the browser, rather than downloading them from our server.

Interclue is fast, smooth, and easy to use.

It's freeware.

There is an easy 2 minute tutorial included, after that it really starts *saving* you time.

Interclue :: Firefox Add-ons