Google’s Chrome for Linux

September 22, 2008

CrossOver Chromium is a Mac and Linux port of the open source Chromium web browser. CrossOver Chromium is available for download from CodeWeavers, free of charge.

CrossOver Chromium

Codeweavers have ported the new Web Browser Chrome  by Google to the Linux Platform. The Result is called Chromium.

Direct download links:
Ubuntu and Debian 32 bit
Ubuntu and Debiant 64 bit
Red Hat, Mandriva and Suse
others

Project Page

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Have multiple keyboards and mice on your desk? With Synergy, you can seamlessly share one keyboard, mouse, and clipboard between multiple systems. Have a laptop to the right of your main display? Just move the cursor off the right edge of the screen and it will appear on the laptop.

QuickSynergy is a graphical application for setting up Synergy servers and clients. I used it to to share my mouse and keyboard between my desktop and Eee PC laptop. Synergy works flawlessly, even when the laptop is on wifi I can’t tell that I’m using a remote mouse and keyboard.

QuickSynergy

Install QuickSynergy from the package quicksynergy (click the link to install), or by running the command below in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install quicksynergy

Open QuickSynergy from Applications->Accessories->QuickSynergy.

On the Synergy server:

In the Share tab, type the hostnames of the clients (you must specify a hostname and not a IP address) into the appropriate boxes to position them around your main display. Click Start and the server will start (QuickSynergy will close). Open QuickSynergy again if you want to stop the server.

On the clients:

In the Use tab, type the IP address of the server. Select the Settings tab and select the Keep synergy running option so you can close the QuickSynergy window without disconnecting. Click Start to connect.

Tips:

  • Find your IP address in System->Administration->Network Tools in the Device tab. (You’ll need to select your network device from the drop down.)
  • Find your hostname in System->Administration->Network in the General tab.

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Games Repository: Playdeb.net

September 3, 2008

The package website getdeb.net recently launched their games repository playdeb.net wich makes it easy to fin and install games in Ubuntu Linux.

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Linux’ Humor/Conky

August 22, 2008

Been playing around with Conky and had this text in the terminal:

benjamin@moser-linux:~$ conky
Conky: use_spacer should have an argument of left, right, or none.  ‘yes’ seems to be some form of ‘true’, so defaulting to right.
Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting
benjamin@moser-linux:~$ conky
Conky: desktop window (c000d1) is subwindow of root window (52)
Conky: window type – normal
Conky: drawing to created window (2e00001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
Conky: received SIGINT or SIGTERM to terminate. bye!
benjamin@moser-linux:~$

Conky

PS: Thanks to Linux Owns
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Windows Users! No longer to fear about setting up a new OS. Using Wubi you can install Ubuntu just like a usual Windows Program.

zdnet icon ZDNet “The Wubi installer is as simple as it can be.”

arstechnica icon Ars Technica “The installer is trivially easy to use and works just like a regular Windows installation program.”

infoworld icon InfoWorld “Installation itself may be Hardy Heron’s biggest revelation. This release offers a new, optional installation utility called Wubi, which promises to lower the barrier to entry considerably.”

Download Now or visit the homepage

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Wine-Doors Logo

Wine-Doors Logo (Image links to Website)

Wine-Doors lets you easily choose, search, install and manage Windows applications out of a list.

Wine-Doors Screenshot

Wine-Doors Screenshot

To get it, simply type:

sudo apt-get install wine-doors

More information about installation here.
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Linux is getting more and more popular. So Computers are sold with Ubuntu, or other Linux OS already installed. Thats the good thing. The bad thing is that those computers lack of configuration and updates. The best hardware isnt good when the system is not configured right.

So today i got a brand-new Computer with Ubuntu already installed on it.

Booted, the Screen Resolution was 800×600 (what looks quite bad on a 1280×1240 screen) and couldnt be set higher. The issue is that the drivers of your graphics card arent installed yet. Thats a thing the vendor could do before he sells it because many people dont have a clue about this.

The first thing you have to do when you get a new Ubuntu Machine is, connecting it to the internet and running

sudo apt-get update

in a terminal. Shortly after this is finished a notification will appear, that new updates are avalaible. It is important to install them because Kernel Updates come with them and that would be more or less required to manage the new hardware.

Then, to finally set the screen resolution higher, head to the main menu > system > System Administration and select hardware drivers. There, you should be able to check a box, to activate “restricted drivers”. Do this, let the system download and install them, reboot your computer and youre there! Youre now able to use the screen resolution you want and plus add 3D Desktop effects!