Ubuntu is gaining immense popularity these days. Many windows users are switching to Ubuntu or converting to a dual boot system. Initially the Ubuntu software had been distributed freely as a part of their campaign to spread information as well as attain popularity all over the world. You also had and still have options available on various websites which offer easy as well as free downloading of this particular operating system. Just by downloading and burning it in the CD or a DVD will help in installing it in your personal computer. However, there are a number of functions and features in Ubuntu that may not be known to the common users. One such feature is to create wallpaper slideshow. In this article, we would discuss the steps to create a wallpaper slideshow in Ubuntu.Read More »
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Linux users swear by its low vulnerability to virus infestations. Never have we come across complains about Linux crashing as opposed to other operating systems. However, compared to better opponent Linux users are not blessed with abundance of applications. Windows users have got support of millions of users, but same can not be said about the Linux users. Thus it becomes extremely important for them to find out the better counterpart which can boost their productivity substantially. Linux free operating system is ultimate for daily usage, more so due to the applications with which it comes packed. These apps offer you with optimum benefits and functionality as developers are constantly striving to improve them. They transform your regular boring work into a pleasurable venture. If you are not a beginner user, then you would love to see these Backup tools for Ubuntu and Linux Users. Few days ago, we covered some more useful Posts like Install Adobe Reader on Ubuntu, Install IceWM on Ubuntu, Install iTunes on Linux Here is a list of 5 most essential apps for new Linux users.Read More »
Tilda is a Ubuntu drop-down console. Today, we would learn how to install this drop-down console in the Ubuntu Linux system. The installation process of this console is quite easy. The Properties dialog box would appear as soon as you type this command. Close it as you do not require this dialog box right now. Press the F1 key to open the console. If you need to go to the properties window for changing any settings then just right click on the window and select preferences. The Properties dialog box would appear as soon as you type this command. Close it as you do not require this dialog box right now. Press the F1 key to open the console. If you need to go to the properties window for changing any settings then just right click on the window and select preferences. You may open the Tilda drop-down by tapping a single key on your keyboard. The dropdown would appear on the top of your Ubuntu Linux screen. Tilda is known to be better than the usual Ubuntu console. Many people are installing this drop-down console as it is quite easy to use and its installation process is also simple.Read More »
Since most e-books and online documents are available in the PDF format, this is why it has become essential to install a PDF Reader on your system. If you are using Windows, you still have a choice; you may go for other readers such as Foxit that can be used to read such documents. However, if you are using an Ubuntu Linux system it is recommended to use the Adobe PDF reader for an uninterrupted and undistorted reading experience. This article discusses the way in which you can install an Adobe PDF Reader on Ubuntu Edgy. Below mentioned are the installation steps. Begin the installation process by checking whether the Multiverse repository is selected or not. If it is not selected then select it and then move on to the next step.Read More »
IceWM is a good option when it comes to Ubuntu window managers. It includes all the necessary features just like the other Ubuntu window managers such as Blckbox, Fluxbox, KDE, AfterStep, Xfce, Enlightenment and Ubuntu’s default window manager, Gnome. If you do not know how to install it on your system then you may go through this article to find out the procedure. The installation process of this window manager is quite simple. Below mentioned are the steps to be followed: Begin the installation process by selecting the alternate install repositories. Now, type the following command in the terminal windowRead More »
Trying to install GIMP 2.7.1 on Lucid Lynx via PPA? Read on to find out the procedure for the same. Following are the steps. Begin by adding the official GIMP 2.7.1 PPA in the software sources of Ubuntu 10.04. This can be done by keying in the below mentioned command in the terminal window:
sudo sh -c “echo ‘deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu lucid main’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list”You also require adding the GPG Key which can be done by adding the below mentioned command in the terminal window. Read More »
In case you are not aware, let me tell you, there is an option of installing Guest additions to Windows and Linux VMs in VirtualBox. The installation procedure for the same is discussed in this post. Installing Guest additions on Windows, Let us first have a look at the installation procedure of Guest additions on Windows 7. The settings given here are for version 3.0.2 on Windows 7 guest operating system’s 32 bit version. Guest additions come with certain device drivers and system applications that are basically installed to enhance the system performance.Read More »
Spotify, is a new program for music streaming. Earlier it was limited to Windows Operating Systems and MAC, but the latest version of this program is compatible even with Ubuntu Linux. However, the installation process of Spotify is slightly different in Ubuntu. Here are a few steps to install Spotify on your Ubuntu PC using Wine. Before we begin with the installation process, let’s put some light on the software “Wine”.
Wine is a software tool that is used in Ubuntu to install a windows program on it. It is open source software specially designed for open source OS like Ubuntu Linux. You need to install wine first, if you don’t have it installed on your Ubuntu PC.Read More »
If you have used Ubuntu you must be aware about the fact that it makes a desktop icon for each removable drive that is attached to the system. This creates a mess on the desktop making it appear chaotic. For those of you who like to keep only important icons on the desktop, this article is a must read. The article discusses as to how you can hide the removable drive icons from your Ubuntu Desktop. Many of you must have tried hands at deleting the removable drive icons such as Media, mp3, backups, sda1, etc. Some of you, especially the new users, might even have tried to disable the option of creation of such icons. But all in vain as there is no such option by way of which you can stop the creation of these icons.Read More »
In order to install iTunes on Linux, you first need to download and install WINE on your system. WINE has been designed to enable Windows software to work on Linux. Type the following in a terminal to download WINE.
sudo dpkg -i wine_0.9.45~winehq0~ubuntu~7.04-1_i386.debOnce WINE is downloaded you need to configure it to the required options. To configure, open the terminal and type “winecfg”. Now follow the below mentioned steps: Read More »