Wubi – Simplest way to install Ubuntu.

September 30, 2008

What is Wubi?

Wubi, short for Windows-Ubuntu installer. The simplest way to get Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu Linux installed without burning it to a disc. Great for beginners who does not have any partitioning knowledge and great for those who just want to try out Ubuntu and easily delete it later.

Wubi installs and dual boot between Linux and Windows. You can not remove windows.

Requirements:

  1. The Ubuntu iso image…Download this off the Ubuntu’s website or by torrent.
  2. Windows XP/Vista

Method:

  1. Download Wubi from: http://wubi-installer.org
  2. Save it to the same location as your Ubuntu’s iso image.
  3. Click Wubi to run it.
  4. Wubi starts. You can now configure your future Ubuntu installation, i.e., you can specify the location of the Ubuntu installation on your Windows partition(s), the size of the Ubuntu installation.
  5. Click Next to start installing Ubuntu
  6. It will take a while to complete.
  7. Once completed, you’ll see this screen prompting to restart.
  8. When the system reboots, you should now see a boot menu from which you can select your Windows system and the new Ubuntu system. Please select Ubuntu and press Enter
  9. Since, Ubuntu is not fully installed yet, the installation will continue…
  10. Once completed, Ubuntu will be on your system, ready for you to boot in.

Everytime you boot your computer, you’ll have a choice to boot into windows or Ubuntu

Deleting Ubuntu

Deleting Ubuntu is as easy as hell.

Wubi allows you to Remove ubuntu like removing any applications.

  1. Go to Control Pannel > Add/Remove
  2. Find Ubuntu and then click Remove..

Done! Ubuntu is now fully deleted! When you boot your computer, the boot screen will not show up and will boot directly on to windows!

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Creating an ISO image on Linux.

September 29, 2008

There is no need for softwares for this, just simple safe terminal commands.

  1. Insert the CD into the CD Drive
  2. Open Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
  3. Run the following command: cat /dev/scd0 > /home/infrasound/test.iso
  4. Replace the “/home/infrasound” to the location you want the ISO to be created.
  5. Replace the “test” to the name of the ISO you want to create.
  6. It will take a while to complete.

Feed Informer puts RSS on your site.

September 28, 2008

1. Go find the URL of the RSS feed that you want to put in your website (example: http://rss.mmorpg.com/rss/mmorpg_news_rss.xml)

2. Go to http://feed.informer.com, register and put in the URL of the RSS feed. In the Control Panel, you can customise the output.

3. Go to publish digest and choose the type of the code you want to generate (php, javascript, etc)

4. Copy the generated code.

5. Paste the code to where you want the news to come out in your website.

6. Upload the HTML and you are done.


Gnome 2.24 released

September 27, 2008

What’s New For Users

The latest Gnome desktop environment, 2.24 has now been released.

With newly added features, improved stability and lots more!

Gnome had released Empathy, the official gnome chat client.

Gnome now support tabbed browsing on its File Manager.

It also had developed a sticky reminder which displays text on the task bar.

Read the release notes here.

Screenshots:

Empathy Instant Messenger
Set Your Task Quickly

Ekiga 3.0
Tabbed Browser Support
Attractive Backgrounds

13 Truly amazing Firefox extensions.

September 25, 2008

Adblock Plus – Adblock Plus is a popularly known addon on Firefox. It gets rid of most annoying banners, adverts and other popups by subscribing to a host. You can even block elements or add your own filter.


CustomizeGoogle – CustomizeGoogle allows you to enhance and customize Google’s search page by adding extra information (like links to Yahoo, Ask.com, MSN etc) and removing unwanted elements (like ads and spam). All features are optional and easily configured.




DownloadHelper – easily download streaming videos from websites such as Youtube in just one click away!


McAfee SiteAdvisor – Always stay protected with site rating on your status bar. When searching site ratings will appear next to each results. When surfing, site ratings appear on the task bar. So you’ll always know whenever you’re surfing a spyware website!


NoScript – Block away these annoying javascripts, flash and other plugins. NoScript lets you block and allow scripts on any sites.


PDF Download – Easily download or convert page to PDF on any site.



Redirector – Easily redirect (change the path) unwanted site to a different site you want.
Stylish – Personalise the look of different sites with CSS. You can edit your own script and even searh other available scripts.

CS Lite – This is like NoScript, but applies for cookies. Wipe away unwanted cookies and choose to allow only on trusted sites.

Tabmix Plus – Enhance the way you browse using tabs. Creating a whole new way of browsing. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager.



Greasemonkey – Customize and change the way websites work by loading and editing Javascripts.

Fireuploader – Upload media through this application to popularly known websites such as Flickr, Youtube, Facebook, etc.

Foxmarks – Sinchronises your bookmark and store them into a server. More like a bookmark backup tool. Allows you to recover your bookmarks on any machine.




Google Chrome Available for Mac and Linux – Chromium

September 24, 2008

Want the new Google Chrome web browser on your Linux or Mac desktop?

The wine team had developed and had released the Google Chrome versions of Linux and Mac!

And using this, you do not have to wait for an extra several months to experience this new browser!

Get it now, click here!

Mac:

Linux:


Get Chrome’s Features on Firefox

September 24, 2008

Jealous of Google Chrome’s browsing features?

Want to go on Incognito? Do you want the domain of the web address highlighted?

Don’t want to leave the amazing extensions and theme on your Firefox?

Well? Why don’t you get the features for Firefox?

Click here.