Coming back to Ubuntu after a long break :) and the Ubuntu days :)

So I have finally decided to start using Ubuntu once again. Its been 7 months since I stopped using Ubuntu and switched to Windows and its since I left college. One of the reasons I started using Windows was that I was developing a Java ME app then (7 months back) and had everything configured … Read more

Shell script for clearing the Trash

I was facing a problem while clearing the Trash in Ubuntu. I wasn’t able to delete certaion folder and i got the message stating “Access Denied”. So i was wondering that there should be some way to do it from the command prompt using sudo and some command. I did a google for the requirement … Read more

Installing Java (JDK) and Setting JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu (Linux)

I know lot of you starting out new as Linux users or Java learners on Linux platform find it an issue to install JDK or may be configure it to start using after installing. At time the version of java that comes with the package manager (apt-get for Ubuntu) would be an older version and … Read more

Restart/Shutdown problem in Ubuntu 8.10

I spent lots of time configuring my Ubuntu 8.10 installation, installing all the required softwares. The best thing i could do was to install Prozilla- the download manager which is really awesome. Also i installed all the IDEs, RDBMS that i use. But when i tried to shutdown my system it used to hang. This used to annoy me like hell. I then googled for this problem and came across the following solution which worked for me:

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Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition Available Now!!!!

UbuntuCanonical Ltd. announced the upcoming availability of UbuntuĀ® 8.10 Desktop Edition for free download on 30 October. In related news, Canonical also announced the simultaneous release of Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition.

Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition is designed for the pervasively connected digital lifestyle. With new 3G network support, users can move smoothly from wired and WiFi networks onto 3G cellphone networks while traveling. Ubuntu 8.10 is also built to be shared – users can start a quick “guest session” on the fly and let someone use their computer to surf the web or check email, while maintaining the security and integrity of their own data. And if that person really enjoys their brief session as an Ubuntu guest, they can put Ubuntu on any USB key and take it home to install on their own computer rather than having to burn a CD.

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Wubi- Ubuntu installer for Windows

Tired of managing partitions, bootloaders and other related issues which occur during the installation of Ubuntu??? Ubuntu 8.04 comes in with Wubi Installer which is free installer and allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way.Ā  Visit here for more details: http://wubi-installer.org/

Software Freedom Day- September 20

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Their goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business — in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International coordinates … Read more

Accessing Linux Files from Windows Simplified- Ext2 installable File System

People using dual boot with Windows and Linux and have data spread across different partitions on Linux and Windows will have/are faced/facing the problem of inablity to access files on Linux partitions from Windows. I was using Ubuntu 8.04 extensively some days back before facing some problems which i need to correct. And I was … Read more

Configuring Evolution for Gmail

Visit Gmail and click settings (should be in top right corner). Select Forwarding and POP/IMAP. If you want to use POP, select either “Enable POP for all mail (even mail that’s already been downloaded)” or “Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on”. If you want to use IMAP, select “Enable IMAP”. Save … Read more

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