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Tweet your ‘apt-get’! Let Twitter keep track of whatever you install in Ubuntu October 5, 2008

Posted by askgel in Linux, Software, System, Terminal.
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If you are like me who often likes to test one of the thousand applications available for Ubuntu and like to keep track of whatever you install or remove, here is a script for you. This script, tapt, tweets whatever you install, remove or perform other operations with ‘apt-get’ in Ubuntu to your Tweeter account.

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Click here for more details on this script

Ubuntu 8.10 hits beta; the look lets the fans down again October 2, 2008

Posted by askgel in Desktop, Linux, Software, Wallpapers.
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Ubuntu 8.10 intrepid Ibex beta hit the market today but its appearance ONCE AGAIN came as a great disappointment. Since this is a beta version, we can’t expect any change in the features now. All the works, which will be done until the final version hits the market on 30th October, will be only to fix the bugs. So, just keep your finger corssed until Jaunty Jackalope is released. If you are disappointed with the current appearance of your favorite Linux distro, here are some ways to give it a new fancy life again.

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10 Wallpapers for Ubuntu Lovers October 2, 2008

Posted by askgel in Design, Software, Wallpapers.
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Give your desktop a Ubuntuish look! Here is the collection of 10 high quality wallpapers for die-hard Ubuntu fans.

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Power of Wonderful Linux Terminal – 10 Challenges for Windows Users October 1, 2008

Posted by askgel in Linux, Software, Terminal.
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Enough said about Linux being free. You shouldn’t use anything just for the reason that it’s free. This post is for those Linux users who underestimate the power of Linux Terminal and for those Windows users who thinks that Linux is useless.

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A day with Digg Effect – when the hosting sucks! September 30, 2008

Posted by askgel in Software, System.
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Much to my surprise, when I opened Digg’s front page yesterday morning, my post on Gmail+Weather+Beauty+Conky, I wish I was Mac but now I am happy that I am Ubuntu, was on the front page. It had only made 84 Diggs but was sitting right on the first position. A dream came true for a blogger!

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Gmail+Weather+Beauty right on your Ubuntu desktop September 27, 2008

Posted by askgel in Design, Desktop, Linux, Software, System.
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[Update:After being hit severely by ‘Digg Effect’ when this post made to the front page this morning, this site is back again. Thank you for your patience, Diggs (Buries) and Comments folks! Digg on!]

Ever wished that you had new mails notifications right on your desktop? Ever wished you knew the weather info right on your desktop? Ever wished you had your hardware information right on your desktop? Ever wished your desktop was productive and beautiful at the same time? Ever wished you didn’t have to use Mac4Lin theme to hide the ‘ugliness’ of Ubuntu’s native appearance? Ever wished you had a desktop that looked as beautiful as mine? Let’s fulfil your wish:

Desktop Screenshot with Gnome-Do

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Fixing your microphones to work in Ubuntu August 26, 2008

Posted by askgel in Hardware, Linux, sound.
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Sometimes some simple things easily drive you nuts – like fixing your microphones to work in Ubuntu. It took me more than 3 hours to get my internal and external microphones work after reading several forums and after several trial-and-errors. And finally it turned out that it just take 3 simple steps:

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Analyze and visualize your Gmail-ing trends August 26, 2008

Posted by askgel in Installation, Linux.
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Want to know who sends you the emails most often, or which is the year/month/day/hour you receive the emails most? With the help of a handy program called mail-trends you can easily visualize your Gmail-ing activities. Though it is a command line program but the output is a graphically rich interactive html file. And take my words, the command to launch the program is very simple.

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Manage Fonts In Ubuntu With Fontmatrix April 16, 2008

Posted by askgel in Design, Linux, Software.
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Designers know the pain of managing fonts in any OS. Without a font manager, previewing each fonts and than copying them to the fonts folder is very cumbersome. There are no. of font manager available for Windows such as AMP Font Viewer, Fontonizer. Managing fonts in Linux OS is lot more pain. Most of the users don’t know where to copy the fonts. The equivalent of C:\Windows\Fonts in Linux is /user/share/fonts. Now with Fontmatrix the pain of managing fonts are gone.
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Fixing XServer After Hardy Updates April 15, 2008

Posted by askgel in Hardware, Linux, xserver.
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Since I loaded Hardy into my system a month ago, it has been my routine job to fix xserver after nearly every updates. After many desperate attempts to fix the things, I’ve found a way to fix it. I don’t claim that whatever I’ve done should work for others but it is better to give it a try once rather than ending up with reinstalling Ubuntu. Here is what I do:
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