Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Installing PPA from lauchpad on Ubuntu 9.10

Most updated packages are PPA(Personal Package Archive) on Launchpad which makes our lives easier for installing it (we don't have to compile from source). THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO PROVIDE.

For example, I googled SMPlayer on launchpad and choose the first choice that came up on the search.

Then see the highlighted words... ppa:rvm/smplayer

Then open the Terminal (Applications → Accessories → Terminal) and type the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

This is the general command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:"repository-name"
In other packages, copy the highlighted package name and paste over "repository-name"

As usual, it will ask your password, key in the password and wait until it has finished acquiring the gpg key.(Usually it will return to yourname@yourcomputername (Example: bleuwinter@bleubox)

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install smplayer

Follow the instructions, if it ask you if you would like to continue to download 11.9MB (for example), key in Y and press enter.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Ubuntu 9.10 Everything

What's new on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala?
1. New GDM Login (Though I hate it because of it's colour)
2. New Default Icons (Pretty cool actually)
3. New Theme (New Wave & Human)
4. Ubuntu One (Online Storage - 2gb free)
5. Mozilla Firefox 3.5
6. Empathy (Supports Voice and Video chat) - You can switch to Pidgin(better looking)
7. Software Center (Replaces Add/Remove)
and more...

What else does Ubuntu 9.10 comes pre-installed with?
1. Open Office - Edit or view your documents, presentations, spreadsheets (Supports Microsoft extensions like .doc, .docx, .ppt and most other extensions)
2. Rhythmbox - Play music, rip cds, share music through DAAP on LAN, sync with Portable Player(iPod, MTP), manage cover arts, update status on Instant Messengers, stream radio online, subscribe to pod casts.
3. Totem Movie Player - It plays movies...duh. Well, it can stream and play videos from YouTube and BBC (which I've never succeeded) - Try Minitube for YouTube.
4. Evince PDF Reader - View PDF
5. F-Spot Photo Manager - Edit, upload your photos to Picasa Web, Flickr or SmugMug, 23 or export to Facebook, create DVD photo slideshow and more with extensions.
6. Gimp - Edit pictures or create animation. Check out Meet the Gimp for more tips.

There are many more software which is downloadable from Synaptic Manager or Ubuntu Software Center. Try Ubuntu Live CD or USB now. (You don't have to install it on your computer, it will just run on your memory/RAM and you can decide later if you would like to install it.)
Checkout 10 things I Like About Ubuntu 9.10 (not by me)
How to make a Ubuntu Live USB?