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Upgrade To Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Without An Internet Connection

It's easy to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx if have an Internet connection but what if you have no Internet access?

Well, if you don't have an Internet connection, you can still upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, but you'll need to download the Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx alternate CD somehow [...]

Script To Automatically Download And Compile FFmpeg And x264 In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic And 10.04 Lucid

FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video from the command line. As you probably know, the FFmpeg version from the official Ubuntu repositories is compiled without support for some codecs so if you want to use them, you must compile FFmpeg for yourself.

3D Ubuntu

I bought a pair of 3D Glasses, and while looking to see those cool images/movies, I've discovered a plugin for Compiz, which enables Anaglyph for a window or for the entire screen. The effect it's kind of cool, but it's sad that they created this in 2008, and since then there isn't any change.... Perhaps Ubuntu will come in the future with it's own 3D mode.. who knows. .?

Install Nautilus Elementary (2.30) In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

nautilus elementary 2.30 ubuntu lucid

Add a second ip to Linux / Ubuntu /etc/network/interfaces

There are situations when you want or need a second IP on your box, for example when you are installing a firewall (In this case is always better to have two NICs but you can do it with only one)

How to Install Picasa 3.6 in Ubuntu

I'll start with a sad announcement made by Google

Although Google released Picasa 3.0 for Linux, a company spokesperson said that version 3.5 is only being released for Mac and Windows due to low adoption of Picasa 3.0 among Linux users.

It's kind of sad, because as much I enjoy the Linux's software variety, Picasa is irreplaceable from my point of view. The latest version ported to Linux is 3.0, and.. the latest Windows version is 3.6 which have cool features like face recognition and lots of bugs fixed. I really don't understand why is so hard to maintain the Linux version because even the version installed from Google's repository is emulated with Wine (and probably a little bit changed, but.. the hard work is done by Wine). Anyway, here's how you can have Picasa 3.6 (or the latest) in Ubuntu.

You can skip the first step if you have it installed on a Windows partition,or you can get the installation folder from another PC.

Fixing Firefox's "do this automatically for files like this from now on" checkbox

As I think you already know, it's annoying to see that Firefox ignores you when you tell him that you want ALWAYS to use THIS program from now on. (i'm speaking about the checkbox of Firefox's download manager, do this automatically for files like this from now on). I've edited the preferences, the mime types, but without any luck..

Install / Upgrade OpenOffice 3.2 From A PPA Repository [Ubuntu 9.10]

openoffice 3.2 ubuntu karmic screenshot

Script To Focus The Pidgin / Empathy Conversation Window Using A Shortcut Key

I was reading an article on tux-planet.fr about xdotool when I realized I can use this to create a script to focus (activate) the Pidgin conversation window using a shortcut key - something I have been searching for a long time.

Make 'History' Show The Date For Each Command

Normally, running the command "history" in a terminal will give you an output which looks like this:

ubuntu linux history command output

How To Make WINE Open Links In Your Default Linux Browser

I for one only use Wine for Spotify. But if you use it for some other applications, you will probably want to tweak the option which makes the links open in the default Wine browser instead of your default Linux browser (you might even not have a browser installed in Wine, right?).

Ubuntu 10.04 Light (Radiance) And Dark (Ambiance) Themes Are Now Available For All (Download)

radiance ubuntu theme

2 Ways Of Reinstalling All Of Your Current Installed Packages On A Fresh Ubuntu Installation

Let's say you want to do a fresh install of Ubuntu (or Debian) and you want to install all the packages you currently have installed on the fresh installation.

The first method of doing this is very easy:

2 Ways Of Playing YouTube Videos Without Flash With Just One Click

There are other ways of doing this, like:
- a Greasemonkey script which replaces the Flash Player on websites with VLC or Mplayer but that was kind of buggy;

[How-To] Listen to Pandora And Spotify Outside US / UK In Linux, Using TOR

This is yet another guest post from RKV. We've seen how to get an invitation for free on Spotify UK and now that you have an account, you must log in using a UK proxy every 14 days or your account gets blocked.

How To Install Go-OO 3.2 In Ubuntu Linux

We wrote about installing OpenOffice 3.2 in Ubuntu from it's official website but that's not the same OpenOffice.org as the one in the Ubuntu repositories because Ubuntu uses Go-OO, an optimized version of OpenOffice.

Make "rm" Move Files To Trash Instead Of Completely Removing Them

To get the "rm" command to move the file(s) to trash instead of removing them completely, you must install the trash-cli utility and set an alias for "rm" to use trash-cli.

How To Stream Videos (Any Format) To Your iPhone [Linux w/ WINE]

Today I read an article written at LifeHacker regarding how to stream any video to an iPhone using the Air Video Software.

Unsurprisingly, the software supports Windows and Mac only. I tested it out using windows, and it worked flawlessly. So I couldn’t wait to try to set it up using WINE on Linux.

How To Install OpenOffice 3.2 In Ubuntu

I initially wanted to wait for the PPA (OpenOffice Scribblers) to get OpenOffice 3.2 but it seems that takes way too much time and I'm not going to wait until Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04) to install the latest OpenOffice 3.2 (even though Ubuntu uses OO-Go, an optimized version of OpenOffice), so I decided to download and install OOo 3.2 on my Ubuntu Karmic from its official website.

iPhone USB / Bluetooth Tethering With Linux

In order for tethering to work, your iPhone must actually have the tethering option enabled. This depends on your network carrier and contract. For iPhone 3.0 OS you can also just install a so-called mobileconfig profile which enables tethering, but this in a gray zone legally.

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