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Perfect Desktop Using Ubuntu 13.04 – Post Install Guide

Perfect Desktop Using Ubuntu 13.04 – Post Install Guide

Ubuntu 13.04  Raring Ringtail is not a LTS (Long Time Support release), however that is not going to stop us from jumping in to this Linux goodness with Ubuntu Raring. Clearly the Unity flavour keeps getting better and better with each new release. However, it should be noted that Adobe Acrobat is no longer...

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Viewport / Workspace Switching Using Mouse Wheel Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

Viewport / Workspace Switching Using Mouse Wheel Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

I love multi-tasking and Ubuntu 12.04 allows me to have my way with 4 (2×2) workspaces by default. However, old Gnome allowed one to change number of workspaces or viewports with ease. With new Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, one can achieve similar setup. One can have as many viewports as one wants and...

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Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot

Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot

If you have a Sony VAIO laptop (it could be E series or S series), there is a strong chance that your laptop’s MOBO uses Insyde H2O EFI bios. Getting Ubuntu dual booting with Windows 7 is not as straight forward as it usually is for most systems. I won’t go in to the...

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Subtunes: Itunes like UI for subsonic music player

Subtunes: Itunes like UI for subsonic music player

If you like the look and feel of iTunes (even if you hate iTunes as a music player) and use subsonic to stream your music, you can get a iTunes like UI. Thanks to Subtunes.

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Know my Windows PC

Know my Windows PC

Being a geek one has to assemble his own machine and not just that it is a lot cheaper than buying one from HP or Dell. I will go into the hardware and then the software I use on this PC. This is my main computer and I use it much more than my...

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Installs or Update Multiple Linux Distros from One Disc Using NetbootCD

Installs or Update Multiple Linux Distros from One Disc Using NetbootCD

Tired of downloading and burning different Linux Distros every time you want to try something new or at times when you have to update your system. The solution comes as NetbootCD, which allows you to download the latest versions of 7 distros directly from the disc, given you have network connection available. According to...

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Simple Streaming Music Server Using Apache musicindex

Simple Streaming Music Server Using Apache musicindex

While there is subsonic and what not for streaming music from your home machine to your work machine. I just came across this no non-sense (free) super easy to setup and use, personal Jukebox tool called musicindex. It is an Apache module so if you are already running Apache then setting this up would...

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Solution to “There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon”

Solution to “There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon”

If you are trying to apply the updates in Ubuntu (11.04 Natty Narwhal in this case) and you get error message telling you that “An unhandlable error occured” There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software that allows you to install/remove software and to perform other package management related tasks. If...

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Light Desktop Environment for Fedora 15 (LXDE or XFCE)

Light Desktop Environment for Fedora 15 (LXDE or XFCE)

If you believe that you are not yet ready for Gnome 3 or if your hardware can’t handle the heavy desktop environments then you can always enjoy Fedora 15 Lovelock with your old hardware using light desktop shells like LXDE or XFCE. LXDE (Light X Desktop Environment) You can install it on Fedora 15 system by running...

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CPU Core and GPU Temperature Display in Windows 7

CPU Core and GPU Temperature Display in Windows 7

It is good to keep an eye on your CPU temperature variation to keep your system in good health and prolong its life. All CPU Meter combined with Core temp gets the job done for CPU temperature monitoring. Download and install them to have a reading like this Similarly, one can monitor GPU temperature...

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Mount Iso Images Using GUI in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Mount Iso Images Using GUI in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

There are multiple programs available in *nix that lets you mount iso or other image files without any command line tweaking. Here are two of my personal favorites, interestingly their names are very similar :). Gmount-iso is a great utility to mount iso images in Linux (Ubuntu 11.04, Fedora etc.). You can install it...

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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

This is an installation guide for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal targeted at people who want to dual boot with Windows 7 (would work for any version of Windows) and Ubuntu. I have chosen the most basic setup with Windows 7 already installed and occupying the entire hard drive. An alternate setup could be, that...

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Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10, 10.04 etc

Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10, 10.04 etc

Ubuntus 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 etc. use Grub2 so if your are using any of these versions of Linux then this trick should work for you. This post discusses the standard command line approach as well as GUI approach, discussed at the end of this post. With Grub 2 you can no longer edit...

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Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

You can connect to a Windows 7 or any windows machine  from your Linux Box (Ubuntu, Fedora etc.) with a built in RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) server capability. One has to be running at least a Professional version (Ultimate and Media Center versions are fine too) of windows. Enable Remote desktop connection capability on...

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Manually Update WiFi only Motorola Xoom to Honeycomb 3.1!!

Manually Update WiFi only Motorola Xoom to Honeycomb 3.1!!

At the exciting Google I/O yesterday, the update of Honeycomb to version 3.1 was announced. It was to hit the Motorola Xoom same day but a later clarification sets it only for the 3G models first and then the update rolling out to the wifi only versions in few days and rest of honeycomb...

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Watch Google IO 2011 Live!!!

Watch Google IO 2011 Live!!!

  Excited about the possibility of new android OS for phones and tablets…… Cloud music service…. icecream……. offline navigation,…… you take a guess and watch it stream live on youtube at:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhmWg7Lp0i0 Enjoy!!!

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Kindle app for Motorola Xoom

Kindle app for Motorola Xoom

Amazon just released an updated version of Kindle app for android honeycomb. It includes a better library view (grid and list) and a much better integration of kindle ebook store into the app. If you have it installed on your Xoom, chances are its already been updated. Else hit this link and download on...

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Wireless sync audio/video to Motorola Xoom

Wireless sync audio/video to Motorola Xoom

Love or hate iTunes, if you have an option to wirelessly sync your multimedia  library, you will take it with both hands. Enter doubleTwist AirSync! specifically made for Motorola Xoom and all other android devices. Setup is simple, download the program for PC/Mac, and add the directories containing your songs and videos. Next, install...

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Test Drive Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Beta 2)

Test Drive Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Beta 2)

It’s time to preview the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, as Canonical has no plans of releasing any RCs this time around, so this Beta 2 basically is the full featured version that the users would be laying their hands on, come April 28th, of course sans several bugs, which are quite a few...

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Print from Motorola Xoom/ Android devices for free

Print from Motorola Xoom/ Android devices for free

Printing directly from the Motorola Xoom adds more potent to an already versitile tablet. Google’s clould print service forms the back bone. To begin, enable the Google Cloud Print in the chrome browser on the computer that is directly connected to the printer. Click on the settings icon in computer chrome browser and select...

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