Lubi – Linux based Ubuntu Installer

October 17, 2008

Ever heard of Wubi? The Windows based Ubuntu Installer?

Don’t have Windows?

Well, I’ll show you how to get a clone of Wubi but built for Linux!
Click this link.

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5 Resons in switching to Firefox

October 12, 2008

The new Firefox 3.0 is a major release. It’s bundled with features and also added security features. I personally think that FF is probably the best browser so far. And here are the main reasons…

1) Tabs features
– Accidentally closed a tab…You can always “undo close tab”
– Flooded with unnecessary tabs?…try “close other tabs”

2) Keyword search
This features allows you to search through a website by adding a keyword on a search box. Take Google as an example…you can add a keyword to the Google search box by rightclicking, lets take “g” as the keyword…Now when you’re on a random site, type on the address bar, “g random” and it will automatically search google for random without visiting a site.
Please note that this feature only works when you see a search box.

3) Ad-ons: Extensions and themes
– Get tonnes of extensions and plugins off addons.mozilla.org…Add features to customise your browser.
– Hate the look of FF? Try searching through hundreds of different themes for FF..

4) “Close and Save” feature
If you’re in the middle of a 50 page article on the internet and don’t want to print because of environment issues…Firefox can “save and close” the page and remember the paragraph you’re on. Making sure that next time you open FF, you’re always on the right paragraph.

5) Download safeguard: BEST FEATURE EVER
Now, if you’re new to FF, you’re probably wondering about this. Whenever you download a file on FF, while you’re downloading (IOW: download not completed), it creates a .part file on the folder you’re downloading the file to…Now this is very clever.

Imagine you’re downloading “IE suck.jpg” and you accidentally run IE update, and because of that, Microsoft (IE) hates FF so much, it crashes Firefox. Download stops at 99.9999999999999999% Then you got so angry, you deleted IE. You opened Firefox back again and got a message “Download error, file corrupted” (something like that), you go to the download menu, right click on the corrupted download file and click “Retry”. Your download amazingly resumes at exactly 99.9999999999999999%. This works because the .part file contains “parts” of the unfinished downloaded file. This is like a backup feature on firefox…Clever indeed!

There are not only these 5 features, there are millions!! But these are one of the best features on Firefox, showing you as an example. So I hope just 5 features helps you!

Think Firefox!


GIMP 2.6 is out

October 3, 2008

GIMP, the most famous Linux image editing tool has released the latest version 2.6.

This version offers the new look, new features and various bugs fixed.

Read the release notes here.


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!


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!

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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.