System Load Indicator is a quick way to keep monitoring your machine CPU, memory, swap, network download/upload speeds, hard disk read/write traffic, and overall load in your system. Continue reading
Gnome Shell Extension notify you for how long you been setting since you activate the toggle timer extensions so you can take a break of whatever you are doing or start working on other stuff. Continue reading
Ubuntu 11.04 beta 2 has been released with few packages updates and better performance than earlier releases. Check this post for Ubuntu 11.04 beta 2 release notes, Download links also upgrade instructions from Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick to Natty Narwhal beta 2 included on the release notes.
Sleeptimer is a zenity bash script for automatic shutdown your system quite similar to Kshutdown and Gshutdown mentioned in this post, but with fewer features just for halting the system. The idea of this script inspired from automatic shutdown the system after watching movies without bothering yourself with closing currently active applications and windows, it will halt everything. Continue reading
Ubuntu Developer Diaries with Michael Vogt and Matthew Paul Thomas introducing new features under developing to Software Center For Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. Continue reading
Linux Mint 10 distributions which comes with Mint-X-Metal theme has a scrollbar buttons at the end of the scrollbar for both vertical and horizontal scrollbars, so here a bash shell script will easily help you to easily move these buttons to both sides of the scrollbars. Continue reading
With the new release Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2 the new software center comes with a new shape, as well the new release of software manager of Linux Mint 9 Isadora.
Included with new features for both of them featured applications, news, rating, reviews, screenshots, and sharing to social network.
Sharing on Ubuntu software cneter using Gwibber for many social Network.
|——||Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2
|Linux Mint 9 Isadora
Ubuntu software center including featured applications on some kinda of slider and news box it’s not working with me. but i think it’s for new softwares add to ubuntu repositories.
Overall i like Linux Mint 9 Isadora software manager more than Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2.
Let’s hope that more features added to ubuntu software center with upcoming releases.
LXDE is really lightweight desktop and that what this desktop name stand for, a lot of distributions right now using LXDE desktop, if you was a windows user you will feel it looks similar to it a little bit. But this is not the idea, LXDE comes with a lot of integrated packages with it for file manager “PCMan file manager”, and music player LXmusic, and many other packages.
LXDE menu panel
File manager for LXDE
Music player and themes manager for LXDE Desktop, also you will be able to change themes and icons
you download it and install it from LXDE website This way recommended to other distribution or
for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Go To Terminal and type:
## will ask you for the administration password
then it will take some time for the installation process
after the Installation over, Log out and log in with LXDE Desktop
Enjoy LXDE on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
That’s it for now.
Linux Mint 9 default wallpaper posted on linux mint blog by Clem, looks really good wallpapers I always liked linux mint desktop backgrounds. Linux mint suppose to be released on two days from now according to this post Linux Mint 9 ETA
FluxBox window manager is the real simple of X window system you will have ever see, Lightweight window manger, can be modified with a lot of styles and themes, and really easy to use. FluxBox was based on BlackBox 0.61.1
Installations Guide :
1. simply open terminal and type
it will take a while till the installation process done.
and other way to install the FluxBox
2. Visit Download FluxBox site
and download the last stable version there. or if you are interesting in test development release
Download it then simply compile the package
access the directory for the download file then open terminal and type this commands
sudo make install
and here is some screenshots For FluxBox 1.1 after installing it on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with different styles
That’s it for now
It’s quite easier to use keyboard instead of the mouse sometimes, some changes comes up with the new release of Gnome GDM 2.30 for Nautilus. we already reviewed how to move “close, minimize, and maximize” button to right hand side of the title bar in this post. This tested on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, also it’s working on other platforms as long as the gnome GDM 2.30 installed.
So here you can find many shortcuts will help you to easily navigate and use your file browser.
F3 : Extra pane ” This options is new with Gnome 2.30 ”
Ctrl+S : Select Pattern [enter pattern]
Alt+ENTER : File/Folder Properties
Shift+Ctrl+N : Create New Folder
Ctrl+1 : Toggle View As Icons
Ctrl+2 : Toggle View As List
Shift+Right Arrow : Open Directory (List View)
Shift+Left Arrow : Close Directory (List View)
F2 : Rename File
Ctrl+A : Select All
Ctrl+T : Delete (to Trash)
Ctrl+W : Close Window
Ctrl+Shift+W : Close All Nautilus Windows
Ctrl+R : Reload Nautilus Window
Alt+Up Arrow : Open Parent
Alt+Left Arrow : Back
Alt+Right Arrow : Forward
Alt+Home : Home Folder
Ctrl+L : Location Bar
F9 : Toggle Sidepane
Ctrl+H : Show Hidden Files
Ctrl++ : Zoom In
Ctrl+- : Zoom Out
Ctrl+0 : Normal Size
Sun virtualBox one of the best virtualization applications you can use to run multiple operating system in the same time, but it need some dependencies to get better performance in your operating system whatever the operating system is Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, Centos, …… I am using it now on Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Swap, ” check your operating system Swap ”
really important because it used as same as your installed memory RAM, check this post for ubuntu Swap improvement, just make sure your swap size at least as same as your installed memory RAM.
for system setting you raise to the half memory you already have, for that if raised more than you have the Swap will help to keep you system stable.
also you can use multiple cores if you have multiple core processor. If you have a decent machine you can active full acceleration.
set the display memory depending in you graphics card performance, if you want to get 3d, 2d visualizations it might slow down the virtual machine.
that’s it for now.