Blender is a free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. Blender 2.59 has been released, Blender 2.59 gets major updates and many bug fixes.
Illumination software creator allows you to easily create software visually without using single code or having any programing skills. Support cross platforms Linux, MAC OS X, and Microsoft windows. Continue reading
Desktop gadget shows pictures in your desktop from many sources online image hosting or locally from directories located in your hard drive. Continue reading
Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1 Maverick Meerkat you won’t notice a big difference between it and 10.04 LTS, fixed many bugs check bug tracking on launchpad for more information.
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Main Enhancement On Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1
- check the Blueprints for Maverick to know fixed bugs and upgraded packages for Maverick
- upgraded to gnome 2.31 and for Kubuntu KDE upgraded to version 4.5 beta 1
- Kernel version 2.6.34-5.12 based on Kernel 2.6.34
Download Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1
Testing Environment using Vbox with these Hardware specification:
- Single core processor 2.1 Ghz
- 384 MB of RAM
- 12 MB of video memory
Same looking as Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, quick booting time, same installed default themes, and backgrounds, but many applications upgraded to last release.
Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1 screenshots
Overall about Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1
still quite early for this release to notice changes between it and older version 10.04 LTS. but it’s working really good i didn’t got any problem with at all so far.
Waiting for Alpha 2 according to schedule will be released July 1st, That’s it for now.
A lot of people interesting to make Ubuntu 10.04 LTS menu to looks like Mac OS x menu, looks really good to integrate every menu bar for each window or applications running to main Panel bar for ubuntu.
Using Gnome2-Globalmenu package using it gnome also working on other desktops.
you can download and install the package from any one of those
- Google code select 10.04 Lucid packages you can download using repositories or DEB package
- Launchpad packages Also you will find 10.04 Lucid packages
Maybe you will need to logout to activate global menu package.
after the installation you can add applet to main panel and select Global menu applet. it will be active directly.
you can customize it from global menu applet preferences
Enjoy it. That’s it for now.
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.
Jet Profiler for MySQL is a really good tool to diagnostic MySQL database for tables, user performance, query, using graphical visualisation, and it’s user friendly.
Main features such as ” Top Queries, Top Users, Top Tables, Top States, Replication Profiling, Master and Slave statistics, MyISAM Lock Analysis, Query Ratings, Query Visualization, Slow Queries, Zoomable GUI, General Server Metrics, Save / Load Support, Low Overhead, Supports all MySQL Versions, …”
check this one minute video for how t o use Jet Profiler for MySQL database. Here
More information and Download Options Here
Bored a little bit, so I decided to install FBS “first person shoot ” Games, I really liked Nexuiz it’s FBS game you can play it as a single player or a multiplayer for servers or you can host your own server. Graphics and visualizations for this game is really good. Had a lot of fun with this game even more than Alien Arena. big fan of both game.
Nexuiz 2.5.2 on ubuntu 10.04 LTS working really good, even i don’t have a really good hardware specifications. I included a video while i play and how it was working in this post.
To Download Nexuiz follow this link
Tell me your feedback, and what are your favorite FBS games.
that’s it for now
A quick How To For today create ISO file from CD or DVD using command line.
Usually I use this command to get an ISO image from Disk for operating system, for example I have Kubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Disk, and i want to use that image on my virtual machine, instead of keeping the CD inside my CD ROM all the time.
Also you can use it as a backup way to keep your files safe on ISO file. I am sure you will figure out many ways to use this command for :)
Insert the disk
then open terminal,,, type
I am not sure what dd stand for ” destroy data “, ” delete ” according to wiki :)
if : input file
of : output file for the image will be copied to
dvd : it’s a variable according to what’s the device name located on ” dev ” directory
to get more information about dd unix command follow this link
That’s it for now, If you have any questions please inform me.
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
Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and video chat and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.
Themes listed down there working for Empathy and Adium, Empathy supports Adium Message Styles starting from 2.27.3 (if built with WebKitGtk support).
How to install Empathy Themes:
This on ubuntu 10.04 LTS
paste the theme folder to this directory “/usr/share/adium/message-styles”
Renkoo and Renkoo Naked have custom background support!!!! Dreams do come true!!
This message style is the realisation of design ideas I’ve had in my head over the past few months. It builds on the basic stripped-down code of a previous, unreleased theme.
This is the first version released and I have set it at v.8 because there are still a number of things I have not touched as of yet. You will probably get unexpected results with.
Added 2 new variants to GoneDark: Crimson & Steel.
Added new style called GoneDark Polarized, the albino brother of GoneDark.
GoneDark Polarized contains 5 themes: Arctic, Cosmos, Firelight, Margarita & Standard.
Added Service name to message window.
Fixed issue with long strings not wrapping to the next line.
Fixed the ability to change the background. Changing fonts still an issue.
Graphics by Imrik, updated and reworked by myself.
Transparency abound, Eclipse can stand in front of anything. It’s fun, subtle, beautiful, utterly kick-ass, and any other adjective you want it to be.
Now with more variants and cleaner code.
Candybars is a simple message view style without buddy icons and other unnecessary distractions. It comes in 25 different color variations.
Adium Matte is the Adium version of iChat Matte. It simulates iChat’s bubbles but instead of the default aqua appearance, it uses a matte appearance that is more subtle and appealing.
Because of the limitations of Adium Message Styles and my own time, I was only able to make incoming variants. Your message color will always be aqua. Feel free to change this to anything you want with the main.css stylesheet in the xtra. It will accept any color and mask it accordingly.
A quick How To: change the password for users accounts on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS using Terminal
change the password for the operating system from time to time, that’s keep your stuff safe.
- Instructions to make a strong password
it really important to know how to choose your password make sure you have included different letters, not a familiar word, not a birthday, not a mobile phone number, try to use capital letters, signs such as ” *-+_..” stuff like this.
Go to terminal
passwd "username" without quotes ""
will ask you for current password
then it will ask you for new password you want, make sure you remember to this instructions to make a strong password.
that’s it for now.