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Posted in All about Linux on March 21, 2011
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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.
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.
it will still gets you to /usr/local. What other options can you set?
The following will list all the options:
Check all the options and enable according to your choice.
Posted in All about Linux on March 18, 2011
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:
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:
save the settings and play another file, it should work.
Posted in Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition on February 21, 2011
Here I am to explain how to recover disappeared Application Menu, Places Menu and System Menu in ubuntu
To recover your Gnome Panel,here is the procedure to follow :
1) First you need to Boot the system upto Login Window and now Press Ctrl+Alt+F1
2) Now You will get a Text based login screen use your username and password to login
3) run the following Command from your terminal
$ rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd
In these days of high definition videos everywhere (even YouTube), only the truly geeky would decide to watch their movies in ASCII text in a terminal window. The surprising thing is that some videos are even fairly watchable.
To do that you just need to install mplayer and for that just write this command in terminal line:
$ sudo apt-get install mplayer
Then, to actually watch the movies from a terminal window, use the following syntax, replacing MovieName with the filename of your video.
$ mplayer -vo caca MovieName.avi
Lets say you’ve acquired a program’s ISO and lack an optical drive (or a black DVD-R); how shall you run it?
By mounting it in a ‘virtual disc drive’ of sorts. To mount as ISO, open the Terminal and type:
# mkdir /mnt/iso
…to make a directory for it, and then:
# mount NAME.iso /mnt/iso/ -t iso9660 -o loop#
If you want to convert a .wav file to a .mp3 file, you can use lame command-line tool.
To install lame:
$ sudo apt-get install lame
$ lame input.wav input.mp3
lame can be used to convert .wav files to .mp3 files and .mp3 files to .mp3 files too. Different bit-rates can be specified.
For example, if you want to convert your .mp3 file from 128kbps to 64kbps:
$ lame –mp3input -b 64 input.mp3
If output file name doesn’t specified, lame gave it the input file’s name.
–mp3input parameter specifies that input file is a .mp3 file.
Posted in All about Linux on January 22, 2011
The vast majority of Linux users selected one of a few popular distributions, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, SuSE, or Mandriva. However there are many more distributions that have been developed specialized applications. Developing a distribution is actually not that difficult. You can even build and distribute your own Linux distro.So just have a look what’s new in Linux market:
A: Ark | Alt | Arch | ASP | Astaro | Antomic | Ayrsoft
B: ByzantineOS | Beehive | Blue | Blin
C: College | CRUX | Conectiva | ClarkConnect | Censornet | Cool | CLE | Cosix | CaixaMagica | Core
D: Debian | Devil | Dynebolic | Demudi | Definity | Demolinux
E: EvilEntity | ELX | Eagle | e-smith | EnGarde | Eridani | ESware
F: Freeduc | FreeLoader
G: Gelecek | Gentoo
I: IPCop | Icepack | Immunix
K: Knoppix | K12LTSP
L: Lycoris | Lindows | Libranet | Linuxinstall | LFS | Lunar | LNX-BBC | LinEx | Linpus | LRs
M: Mandrake | Morphix | MoviX | MSC.Linux | Miracle | MURIX | Madeinlinux | Magic | MIZI
O: OpenNA | OEone
P: Peanut | PLD
R: Red Hat | ROOT | ROCK | Red Flag | Red Office
S: SuSE | Slackware | Sorcerer | SourceMage | SmoothWall | SoL | Skolelinux | Securepoint | SuperRescue | Spectra | SOT
T: Turbolinux | Thiz | Trustix | Tech
U: United | UHU | uOS
V: Vine | Vector | Voodoo
W: WOW | WinBi
X: Xandros | Xteam
Y: Yoper | Yellow Dog
Here is the list of some of the popular distributions of Linux available in market.
Debian, Gentoo ,Kubuntu
Lindows, Lycoris, Mandriva
Red Hat, Slackware, SuSE
Ubuntu, Xandros ,Xubuntu
Posted in Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition on January 8, 2011
Recently I was working on my ELI project and I came across a situation where I need Multisim to simulate my circuit. So I try installing Multisim using Wine but what I see? Despite running “sh winetricks fakeie6 gecko dotnet20” on the shell before running the installer, the installation still fails stating it needs IE4 or newer.and the ie6 installer says a newer version of internet explorer is already installed. BIG Problem!
So I just found out some alternatives of it which I am sharing with you :
In Linux we got some softwares which work exactly well as of Multisim and provides a great span of electronics. Here is the List :
- gEDA package
and many more.
Out of these I found Parallels and KTeckLab pretty much similar and comparable to Multisim.
If you Don’t want to use them and strictly want Multisim to run on your Linux go for Virtual Box and install Multisim in your OS and run your OS in a “SEAMLESS MODE“.
Now to do that just open your virtual Box start your OS and on the top left click Machine and Enter Seamless Mode i.e
Virtual Box–>Machine–>Enter Seamless Mode
and we are done. ENJOY!!