Monday, January 29, 2007

How to install Adobe Flash Player 9 for Mozilla Firefox and Opera

It is not so hard :)

First download the installer - here. Download and uncompress the archive. Open the console and navigate to the just created directory. Then type the following command;

The instaler will ask you to close all your running browsers. Close them. The next step is to select the installation folder, and install the player. By default this folder is the firefox plugins folder:


To get Opera use the new flash player open Opera. Select Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Plug-in Options -> Change Path
Then select the directory, where you just installed the flash player, select Ok and press the Find New ... button from the Plug-ins window. Thats all :)

Enjoy your flash 9 player for linux.

Win32 Installer for Debian

This tool will help you to install Debian from Windows :)

The program, inspired by Ubuntu's similar project, features 64-bit CPU auto-detection, download of linux/initrd netboot images, and chainloading into Debian-Installer via grub4dos. The frontend site has been set up for advocacy purposes.

Screenshots: Debian Win32 Installer
Source Code : Debian Win32 Installer

Friday, January 26, 2007

KDE 3.5.6

This is the newest version of KDE and hopefully the last before KDE 4 :)
This release include LOTS of bugfixes and a few minor improvements.
Here is the official release anouncement:

This release includes a number of bugfixes for KHTML, Kate, the kicker, ksysguard and lots of other applications. Significant features include additional support for compiz as a window manager with kicker, session management browser tabs for Akregator, templating for KMail messages, and new summary menus for Kontact making it easier to work with your appointments and to-do's. Translations continue as well, with Galician translations nearly doubling to 78%.

Changelog: KDE 3.5.6
Download: KDE 3.5.6
Enjoy ;]

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Blender 2.43 Release Candidate 2 Released

Blender is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Available for all major operating systems (Linux, Free BSD, MacOS, Windows, IRIX, Solaris) under the GNU General Public License.

Download: Blender 2.43
Changelog : Blender 2.43
Screenshots: Blender 2.43

XFce 4.4 Final

From the official website:

After more than two years of development, Xfce 4.4.0 has just been released. Xfce 4.4 features new tools such as the much awaited Thunar file manager as well as several huge improvements of its core components.

A visual overview: Xfce 4.4
Download: Xfce 4.4
Changelog: Xfce 4.4


CNR, short for “Click 'N Run,” is a technology developed by Linspire, Inc., which allows desktop Linux users to find, install, uninstall, manage, and keep updated thousands of software programs on their Linux computers, all with just one click. Users also get a powerful way to manage their entire software library, with advanced features, such as customizable "aisles" where you can install entire groups of software with a single click.

According to this post CNR will
support popular Linux distributions, including Debian, Fedora, Freespire, Linspire, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 2

It is ready for alpha testing. This release includes Gnome 2.17.5, a new version of Thunderbird, F-Spot, Telepathy, GTK+ 2.10.7, Wine 0.9.29 and some merges from Debian.

Screenshots: Ubuntu Linux
Official Homepage:
Download: Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 2

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Linux Kernel in a Nutshell

This book describes the process of configuration, compiling and instalation of the linux kernel. The chapter which explains the options for non-typical configurations. The book is available in PDF and DocBook formats.

Download link: Linux Kernel in a Nutshell

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Linux Loving Men Are Sexier :)

I found this very interesting article. Andrea (the author) sais that the men using Linux are sexier. Is that true ? (ofc we are sexier :) )

Friday, January 05, 2007

Knoppix 5.1.1

KNOPPIX is a bootable Live system on CD or DVD, consisting of a representative collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a productive Linux system for the desktop, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it (over 8GB on the DVD "Maxi" edition).
The most important features in this version are
Kernel 2.6.19, ntfs-3g and beryl, is now available.
  • Update to Debian etch/testing as base distribution
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19(.1) + fuse 2.6.1
  • cloop 2.05 Realtime Decompression with extended block-buffering for reduction of CD/DVD access latency
  • Replacing unionfs by aufs for better stability & performance
  • KDE 3.5.5
  • OpenOffice 2.1
  • ntfs-3g (12.12.2006) for full transparent NTFS write support, also tested with boot options knoppix tohd= and knoppix fromhd=. Please note the hints about ntfs-3g below.
  • ntfsprogs-Update (ntfsresize, ntfsmount, ntfsfix)
  • integration of 3D desktop beryl+emerald as add-on for KDE (manual start with gnome is also possible), via boot option knoppix desktop=beryl. Please note the hints given below.
  • Experimental script for creating a bootable flash-pendrive from a running KNOPPIX live session (mkbootdev by Martin Öhler)
Download: Knoppix 5.1.0 CD (688 MB)
Download: Knoppix 5.1.1 DVD (4.11 GB)

Transforming Ubuntu to Kubuntu

If you are tired of Gnome and want to have KDE desktop this tutorial will help you to install it. If you want clean install download the Kubuntu CDs and install Kubuntu but if you have already installed Ubuntu and just want KDE you have come to the right place :)

The easy way !

The easy way is to install the KDE package from the terminal shell. Open terminal and type the following:

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Enter your password and just wait. The download should begin shortly, after the package is downloaded choose your default login manager (kdm for KDE and gdm for Gnome).

The other way!

The othe way is to install KDE with the help of the Synaptic package manager. Open Synaptic Package Manager from the Administration menu. Type your password and then click the search button. In the new window type kubuntu-desktop and hit Search. Synaptic will find only one package, right click on it and select "Mark for Installation". New window will appear with the list of the packages, which are going to be downloaded and installed. Click Apply and the downloading process will begin. After they are downloaded they will be prepared and installed. Through the installation a new window will pop up asking you to choose the default login manager. KDM is for KDE and GDM is the gnome display manager. When the Changes Applied message appears, you can safely click Close. Now you have to logout and reboot your computer. When the login manager comes back up, you have to manually select KDE as your desktop environment; otherwise you are logged in to the last environment you were using. When the login manager shows up click the Options button and select Session from the menu. A new window will be opened. Select KDE and hit the Change Sesion button. Enter your login details and anjoy the new KDE desktop :)