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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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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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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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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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Install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

Install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu won’t update the default Firefox installation on its own, so we need to tell it to update to the latest Firefox 4. Firefox 4 absolutely rocks, you can upgrade to it by following these commands in a terminal. First we add the Firefox stable repository and then update, followed by upgrade, remember the...

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Install or Update Virtualbox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

Install or Update Virtualbox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

VirtualBox 4.0 was released on December 22, 2010. If you are still stuck with old version of VirtualBox or if yor are going to install it for the first time, I would suggest you upgrade or install the latest version as per your case. VirtualBox 4.0 comes with a bunch of new features which...

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Replacement for Basic Gnome Menu in Ubuntu – Mint Menu

Replacement for Basic Gnome Menu in Ubuntu – Mint Menu

Lets be frank, default menu that ships with Gnome, to put it mildly, isn’t that good. Mint Menu that ships with Mint Linux is a very workable and far more useful Menu. The good part is that you don’t need to switch to Mint Linux to use it. You can install and use it...

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Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Alpha 1) Preview

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Alpha 1) Preview

It is going to be a while before Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal comes out. But it didn’t deter us to take a peek inside Canonical to get a glimpse of what lies ahead for the Ubuntu lovers. We took Ubuntu Natty Narwhal Alpha for a test drive to see whats cooking, if you also...

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Auto Mount Windows Partitions in Fedora 14, 13 or 12

Auto Mount Windows Partitions in Fedora 14, 13 or 12

While Fedora (14, 13, 12 etc.) detects all windows partitions automatically on the boot, it doesn’t mount them automatically at the boot. You can have them automatically mounted at each boot by simply using ntfs-config. It is an easy to use GUI tool which adds the appropriate tags in /etc/fstab automatically and you don’t...

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Free Quick / Fast Boot Linux OS Reviewed

Free Quick / Fast Boot Linux OS Reviewed

Quick boot OS or Fast Boot OS is the in thing these days and plenty of laptops shipped these days, come pre-installed with some version of it. While Chrome OS is still under development there are a couple of Quick boot “OSes” already out there, these are mostly Linux based and are free to...

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Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu

Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu

Want to run in power saving mode or if you want to have Ubuntu scale your CPU frequency as per the demand or if you want it to run at full capacity at all times! You can achieve all this by using the CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor. You can add it to the Top...

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