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  • Using KDE or Xfce instead of the GNOME desktop By default Ubuntu comes with the GNOME desktop, which is a popular free desktop software package with a focus on ease of use. Other desktop environments exist which provide different ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2009, 2:06 AM by Thiyagaraaj M
  • Converting PDF to .doc In Ubuntu KWord is a KDE application that has a pdf “import” feature which lets you import either entire pdf documents or just a few pages from a pdf document while preserving ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2009, 1:40 AM by Thiyagaraaj M
  • Setting up PDF Printer Not everyone has a printer at home and many of you must be printing files at some internet cafe. It helps to get the document converted to PDF before taking ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2009, 1:43 AM by Thiyagaraaj M
  • Ubuntu Server Edition Ubuntu Server EditionUbuntu Server Edition is changing the server market for businesses by delivering the best of free software on a stable, fully supported and secure platform.In the ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2009, 8:50 PM by Thiyagaraaj M
  • Cloud Computing On Ubuntu Why Ubuntu cloud computing?Ubuntu is the fastest route to a reliable cloud for your business: it is the only distribution which includes all the components you need to build ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2009, 10:03 AM by Thiyagaraaj M
  • Google Chrome Browser For Ubuntu A fast new browser: Now available for LinuxGoogle Chrome runs web pages and applications with lightning speed.Fast start-upGoogle Chrome launches in a snap.Fast loadingGoogle ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2009, 9:33 AM by Thiyagaraaj M
  • Ubuntu Run Inside Windows Portable Ubuntu RemixOperating System : For WindowsWindows 2000Windows XPWindows VistaWindows 7Website : portableubuntu.demonccc.cloudius.com.arFile Size :438 MBOverview:Portable Ubuntu Remix is ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2009, 9:40 AM by Thiyagaraaj M
  • How to find out which version of Ubuntu you're using Open the command terminal and type:lsb_release -aHow to find out which kernel you are usinguname -rNewer Versions of UbuntuUbuntu has a six month release ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2009, 9:39 AM by Thiyagaraaj M
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Features Email and chatChat with friends and colleagues through Empathy which integrates Yahoo, Gmail, MSN, Jabber, AOL, QQ and many more.Evolution gives you email, an address book and a ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2009, 9:39 AM by Thiyagaraaj M
  • Google Desktop For Ubuntu FeaturesGoogle Desktop is a desktop search application that gives you easy access to information on your computer and from the web. Desktop makes searching your own email, files, music ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2009, 9:35 AM by Thiyagaraaj M
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Using KDE or Xfce instead of the GNOME desktop

posted Dec 21, 2009, 2:05 AM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Dec 21, 2009, 2:06 AM ]

By default Ubuntu comes with the GNOME desktop, which is a popular free desktop software package with a focus on ease of use. Other desktop environments exist which provide different types of user experience.

This topic provides instructions on how to install and use a desktop other than the default GNOME desktop, such as KDE or Xfce.

Installing a KDE desktop

KDE is a popular, fully-featured desktop environment. Kubuntu is a version of Ubuntu which uses the KDE desktop.

To install and use KDE:

  1. Install the kubuntu-desktop package.

  2. Click the User Switcher in the top right hand corner of the screen and then press Log out to log out of Ubuntu

  3. At the log-in screen which appears, press OptionsSelect Session...

  4. Choose the KDE option and press Change Session

  5. Enter your username and password as normal. KDE should then start.

Installing an Xfce desktop

Xfce is a desktop environment which is designed to be fast and lightweight. Xubuntu is a version of Ubuntu which uses the Xfce desktop.

To install and use Xfce:

  1. Install the xubuntu-desktop package.

  2. Click the User Switcher in the top right hand corner of the screen and then press Log out to log out of Ubuntu

  3. At the log-in screen which appears, press OptionsSelect Session...

  4. Choose the Xfce option and press Change Session

  5. Enter your username and password as normal. Xfce should then start.


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For information on see the Ubuntu Documentation Team wiki page

Converting PDF to .doc In Ubuntu

posted Dec 21, 2009, 1:43 AM by Thiyagaraaj M

KWord is a KDE application that has a pdf “import” feature which lets you import either entire pdf documents or just a few pages from a pdf document while preserving the formatting! Of course - this only works for pdf documents which are not scanned images of pages.

Installing kword

sudo apt-get install kword

KWord - file menu Start the import using the “File” -> “Import” option in the main KWord menu.

Kword - import pdf After you select the pdf file to be imported, you will see a window like the one above where you can specify the pages you want to import. After the edit you can save it .doc or open office standard format.


Setting up PDF Printer

posted Dec 21, 2009, 1:39 AM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Dec 21, 2009, 1:43 AM ]


Not everyone has a printer at home and many of you must be printing files at some internet cafe. It helps to get the document converted to PDF before taking it for printing.
Although OpenOffice.org has a export to PDF option it may not be useful always. ex. If you want to print a webpage, you will need to save it, open in OpenOffice.org and then export it to PDF.
At times you may not have OpenOffice.org installed on your system.

Following procedure helps you set up a PDF printer which can be used from print dialogs in any application.

  1. Install cups-pdf by using:
    $sudo apt-get install cups-pdf
  2. Ubuntu 5.10 and older versions only - Edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf and change the line that says:
    RunAsUser Yes
    to
    RunAsUser No
  3. Restart cupsys:
    $sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
  4. Add a new printer (System->Administration->Printing) selecting the “Local Printer”->“PDF Printer” option.
  5. In the next step choose “Generic Printer” and then use the “Postscript Color Printer (Ver 3)” driver. Version may differ depending on your Ubuntu version.
  6. Leave the driver set to “Standard (suggested)”
  7. Provide a name for printer, something like PDF_Local_Printer
Now you should be able to print to pdf by selecting the newly setup printer.
The output .pdf files are stored in your “Home” directory in PDF subdirectory.
You can edit /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf to change different options related to cups-pdf
All contents are under GNU Free Documentation Licence
Source : http://ubuntu-in.info/wiki/index.php/Setting_up_PDF_printer

Ubuntu Server Edition

posted Dec 17, 2009, 1:59 AM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Dec 17, 2009, 8:50 PM ]


Ubuntu Server Edition

Ubuntu Server Edition is changing the server market for businesses by delivering the best of free software on a stable, fully supported and secure platform.
In the five years since initial launch Ubuntu can now be found in thousands of organisations across the world delivering key services reliably, predictably and economically.
  • Energy efficient, low memory and disk footprint operating system
  • No license or maintenance fees
  • An expanding ecosystem
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Growing community of peers and references
Built on the solid foundation of Debian which is known for its robust server installations, it has a strong heritage for reliable performance and predictable evolution.

Benefits

Ubuntu users enjoy the unprecedented performance and security that Linux provides.
Because we care about your business we have ensured that the Ubuntu Server Edition:
  • Easily integrates with your existing networks.
  • Provides a low total cost of ownership.
  • Offers multiple life cycle scenarios for you to choose from.
  • Is provided with free life maintenance.
  • Is backed by Canonical's world-class support

Cloud Computing On Ubuntu

posted Dec 16, 2009, 8:32 AM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Dec 16, 2009, 10:03 AM ]


Why Ubuntu cloud computing?

Ubuntu is the fastest route to a reliable cloud for your business: it is the only distribution which includes all the components you need to build a cloud straight away.

Private Cloud (Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud)
Public Cloud (Ubuntu on Amazon EC2)

More Information

Google Chrome Browser For Ubuntu

posted Dec 16, 2009, 6:00 AM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Dec 16, 2009, 9:33 AM ]

A fast new browser: Now available for Linux

Google Chrome runs web pages and applications with lightning speed.



Fast start-up
Google Chrome launches in a snap.

Fast loading
Google Chrome loads web pages quickly.

Fast search
Search the web right from the address bar.

Download Google Chrome » 

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Ubuntu Run Inside Windows

posted Dec 8, 2009, 6:40 AM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Dec 16, 2009, 9:40 AM ]

Portable Ubuntu Remix

Operating System : For Windows
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Website : portableubuntu.demonccc.cloudius.com.ar
File Size :438 MB

Overview:

Portable Ubuntu Remix is an Ubuntu system running as a Windows application.
This system is built with the Colinux Kernel, Xming X server and Pulseaudio server for Windows.
Portable Ubuntu Remix is a useful tool for when you need to use Ubuntu on an machine that has Windows as operating system.

Administrator Password

The password for the pubuntu user is 123456.
It is useful know it when you need to use sudo or gksu applications (Administrative/System tools)

Including Major Software

  • Games ( All Ubuntu )
  • Mozila Firefox Browser
  • F-Spot Phooto Manager
  • Java Open SDK web Start
  • Abiword Word Processor
  • Gnumeric Spreadsheet
  • Rhythmbox Music Player

Screenshots


Download Location

http://portableubuntu.demonccc.cloudius.com.ar/download


Source:

How to find out which version of Ubuntu you're using

posted Dec 7, 2009, 6:43 AM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Dec 16, 2009, 9:39 AM ]


Open the command terminal and type:

lsb_release -a

How to find out which kernel you are using

uname -r

Newer Versions of Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu has a six month release cycle, with releases in April and October.

Ubuntu 9.10 Features

posted Dec 7, 2009, 6:41 AM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Dec 16, 2009, 9:39 AM ]

Email and chat

  • Chat with friends and colleagues through Empathy which integrates Yahoo, Gmail, MSN, Jabber, AOL, QQ and many more.
  • Evolution gives you email, an address book and a calendar and works well with colleagues and friends using MS Outlook.

Browse the Internet

  • Ubuntu includes Mozilla Firefox 3.5 for faster and safer browsing.
  • For a choice of other open-source web browsers visit the Ubuntu Software Center and take your pick.

Photos

  • Upload from your camera or phone to F-Spot.
  • Manage, tag, share and sort your photos.
  • Upload easily to your favourite social network or photo-sharing sites including Flickr, Facebook, Picassa and many others.
Music and videos
  • Plug in your PSP, iPod, MP3 player and use Rhythmbox to download, store, buy and play music.
  • Share playlists with your friends.
  • Access Last.fm directly through Rhythmbox to stream your favourite music.
  • Stream and play video from YouTube, BBC and others.
Office applications
  • Create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations with OpenOffice.org 3.0.
  • OpenOffice.org is compatible with all office applications including Microsoft Office.
  • The big difference is that OpenOffice.org is free (and promises never to introduce Mr Clippy).

Play games

  • Over 400 completely free and completely cool games. Solitaire is not the only game in town.
  • Visit the Ubuntu Software Center to easily browse, select and install games.

Store, sync and share

  • Integrated "Ubuntu One" technology gives you 2 GB of online storage for free.
  • Easily share files between your own and your friends' computers.
  • Upgrade at low cost for more storage if you need it.

Software Center

  • Instant access to thousands of free and open-source applications.
  • Categories include Education, Games, Sound and Video, Graphics, Programming and Office.
  • Simply select the applications you want to use and the Ubuntu Software Center will add them to your computer.
  • No CDs, no licenses, no hassle.

Accessibility

  • At the core of the Ubuntu philosophy is the belief that computing is for everyone, whatever your circumstances. Ubuntu is one of the most accessible operating systems around and is fully translated into 23 languages with many more to follow.

Google Desktop For Ubuntu

posted Dec 6, 2009, 10:43 AM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Dec 16, 2009, 9:35 AM ]

Features

Google Desktop is a desktop search application that gives you easy access to information on your computer and from the web. Desktop makes searching your own email, files, music, photos, and more as easy as searching the web with Google.

Quick Search Box

Quick Search Box
The Quick Search Box is your fastest way to do web and desktop searches; type a few letters or words into the search box and your top results pop up instantly. You can call up the Quick Search Box by pressing the Ctrl key twice, and hide it by pressing Ctrl twice again.
Search Your Gmail and Web History
Not everything you're looking for lives on your computer. Whether you're searching your computer or the web, Desktop helps you find what you're looking for by searching your Gmail and web history along with your hard drive. And because your index is stored locally on your own computer, you can even access your Gmail and web history while you're offline.
Many File Types
Google Desktop automatically indexes and allows you to search the full text of virtually all your files, including the following types:
  • Gmail
  • Text files and source code
  • PDF and PS files
  • HTML files
  • Email from Thunderbird
  • OpenOffice.org documents
  • Image and music files
  • Man pages and Info pages
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Familiar Results
When you do a Desktop search, you'll see a list of search results. Each result, like Google web search results, includes the file name and a brief snippet with your search terms highlighted. You can also filter for a particular type of item -- only emails, for instance -- by using the links at the top of your Desktop search results page.
Smart Indexing
After you install Google Desktop, it starts indexing the files that are already on your computer. This one-time indexing is designed to peacefully co-exist with your normal work, so you can continue working while indexing takes place. Depending on how many files and other items you have on your computer, this process can take up to several hours. Once it's done, Desktop makes sure your index stays up to date by adding new email as you receive it, files as you update them, and web pages as you view them.
Google Integration
What if you already have the information you're looking for but don't realize it? When there are useful results on your computer related to your Google web search, Google Desktop will include these files with your search results. There's also a simple command center for searching your computer, which you can access by clicking "Desktop" above the search box on Google.com.
File Versioning
Google Desktop creates cached copies (snapshots) of your files and other items each time they have been changed, and stores these copies on your computer's hard drive. As a result, you can often use Desktop to find previous versions of your files or ones you've accidentally deleted.
Multi-Language Support
Google Desktop for Linux supports multiple languages in this download. It will automatically switch to the appropriate language based on your language setting.

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