Archive for March, 2011

Linux Distribution Download Links

Want to download most popular linux distribution, here are the links :

Enjoy….!!!!

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5 Awesome features in Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04 dubbed Natty Narwhal will bring some major changes to the traditional Ubuntu desktop.

As the conventional desktop gets a major overhaul, the spanking new Unity interface is busy preparing itself to replace the time-honored Gnome interface.

Here are 5 features that will make Ubuntu 11.04 worth the long wait.

1). UNITY DESKTOP

Unity is the most conspicuous change to the Ubuntu desktop till date.

To new users this means that they’ll be able to get their hands on a completely new form of desktop,

replete with features competing head on with major operating systems.

2).   OFFICE GETS MORE LIBRE

Since Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, many doubts were raised about the future of Openoffice,

as Oracle is a name which the Free Software community was reluctant to trust. This polarization led to forking of Openoffice.org,

thus giving birth to a new project called Libreoffice. This newly created or rather forked office suite offers

the same features as Openoffice so old users won’t have any trouble switching.

3).   FIREFOX 4

Firefox stays as the default web browser despite facing stiff competition from the lightweight Google Chrome.

Mozilla will be releasing Firefox 4 somewhere around February and its inclusion in Ubuntu 11.04 is very certain.

Not only will Firefox 4 be faster than its predecessor, it will also come with a host of new features that will make the year long wait a worthy one.

4).   IMPROVED SOFTWARE CENTER

The Software center was one of the major highlights of Ubuntu Jaunty. Also, it was a feature that no other Operating System possessed;

well not until recently when Steve Jobs announced the Mac app Store. Apple’s Mac App Store comes with features like ratings and reviews,

which Ubuntu Software Center does not yet possess. Therefore, keeping up with the competition,

ratings and review will be a part of the Software store in Natty.

This will help users choose better applications based on reviews and ratings submitted by other users.

5).  2.6.38 KERNEL

In November 2010, the Linux kernel received a small patch that radically boosted the performance of the Linux kernel across desktops and workstations.

The patch has been incorporated in the kernel 2.6.38 which will be a part of Natty.

Thus, users upgrading from Maverick can expect a great deal of improvements in the overall performance.

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Want Auto directory spelling corrections

This is a very unique feature made available by Linux.

To turn this feature on “ON” just use:

shopt -s cdspell

Now mispell a directory in the cd command.

cd /usk/local

it will still gets you to /usr/local. What other options can you set?

The following will list all the options:

shopt -p

Check all the options and enable according to your choice.

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Using USB sound card with amarok

Sometimes it is hard to use external usb card with amarok if it is not selected as default. In order to configure amarok to use usb sound card, you must learn the name of your usb sound card first with:

cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel – HDA Intel
1 [U0x41e0x30d3 ]: USB-Audio – USB Device 0x41e:0x30d3

After that, just open the amarok settings window -> engine settings and checked output that if alsa is selected, if not select alsa first.  And enter your soundcard’s name with a prefix of  plughw: as below:

# plughw:U0x41e0x30d3

save the settings and play another file, it should work.

 

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