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Oct
6
2008

APTonCD : Create a Portable Package Repository

You’ve just finished installing Ubuntu and configured it with all your favorite applications, what if for some reason you now have to re-install it and don’t know what packages you need to install. This is hard, right ? Just checkout this cool application APTonCD.What is APTonCD APTonCD is a simple Graphical Interface tool which enables you to create DVDs or CDs with all the packages you have downloaded using apt-get or Aptitude.It can also be [...]

Sep
19
2008

Ubuntu : Installing Flash player

Flash player is one of the most important plugin that every Netizen needs for his everyday life. So Here is how to install a flash player in Ubuntu. Installing Flash PlayerThere are several ways to install flash support in Ubuntu, here we are discussing two relatively easy methods This is the easiest way to install flash player in Ubuntu, Just type in sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree ,this will fetch and install the plugin from internet [...]

Sep
19
2008

Ubuntu : Install Windows Applications with Wine!

Is it possible to install Windows applications in Linux ? this is the question often people ask me when I suggest to use Linux instead of windows. So I decided to write a how-to on installing windows software in Linux. What is Wine ? Wine is a FOSS software which aims to allow Unix-Like computer operating systems to install and execute programs written for Microsoft windows. How to install Wine in my Ubuntu Machine ? [...]

Sep
18
2008

Xubuntu : Mount your OS X Partitions!

Xubuntu Xubuntu is a light variant of Ubuntu with a simple interface and Low resource usage (more like a cut-down version of Ubuntu for low end machines). The User Interface (Xfce) is clutter free and simple. But when I installed it in my Mac Mini, I was not able to access my bluetooth keyboard (instructions to setup yours) and OS X Partitions. Mounting OS X partitions in Xubuntu is easy; let’s have a look at [...]