Showing posts from January, 2011

Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat | Liberian Geek

This quick tutorial will show you how to easily install Google Earth in Ubuntu Maverick or Lucid. If you’re currently using Google Earth in Windows and want to do the same in Ubuntu, then this tutorial will show you how to install it. There are many ways to go about installing Google Earth, but this is how to like to do it.Getting started:To get started, go to Applications –> Ubuntu Software Center.Then search and install the package below:googleearth-packageAfter installing, go to Applications –> Accessories –> Terminal. Then copy and paste the line and press Enter:sudo make-googleearth-package --forceAfter downloading all Google Earth Packages, go to Places –> Home Folder.There you’ll see Google Earth Deb package. Double click it to open Software Center.In Software Center, click ‘Install’ to begin installing.After installing, go to Applications –> Internet –> Google Earth.Enjoy!If Google Earth will not launch after installing, go to Applications –> Accessor…

The Linux desktop may soon be a lot faster

Linux is fast. That's why 90%+ of the Top 500 fastest supercomputers run it. What some people don't realize is that Linux is much better at delivering speed for servers and supercomputers than it is on the desktop. That was by design. But over the last few years, there's been more interest in delivering fast desktop performance. Now there's a Linux kernel patch that may give you a faster, much faster, desktop experience.
The patch by Linux kernel developer Mike Galbraith adds a mere 233 lines of code to the kernel's scheduler, but it cuts desktop latency down by a factor of ten. That's impressive — it's almost like getting a new computer. In the Linux Kernel Mailing List, Linus Torvalds himself praised the performance boost he gets from the patch. Torvalds wrote: I'm also very happy with just what it does to interactive performance. Admittedly, my "testcase" is really trivial (reading email in a web-browser, scrolling around a bit…

Setting Up Evolution with GoDaddy

THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO DO THIS ON THE WEB!I have to admit I spent a few hrs screwing with Evolution to try to make it work with GoDaddy to no avail. I followed this word for word et voila! ALL GOOD!

To Set Up Evolution From the Edit menu, select Preferences.Select Mail Accounts, and click Add(+).
In the Account Management screen, enter a name to identify this account and click Forward.
In the Identity screen, enter your full name, email address and any optional information you want to include and then click Forward.
In the Receiving Email screen, select POP from the Server Type list and complete the following fields. When you are finished click Forward. Under Configuration, in the Server field, enter as your incoming server name.In the User Name field, enter your email address.From the Authentication Type list, select Password.In the Receiving Options screen, set your preferences and click Forward.
In the Sending Email screen, select SMTP from the Server …