How to remove Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

It seems to be "counter-current" because Unity is the default interface in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, but many users do not like and are ....

Configuring Unity on Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04 not bring, at least until the release of latest beta- No tool to configure settings in Unity installed by default. However,....

Install KDE 4.5 in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 10.04

I recently came out of KDE SC 4.5 version with these developments: Major changes in notification area. Monochromatic icons are now used to ....

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric: Remove Unity and use Gnome Classic by Default

In a decision that will alter plans of more than a distribution based on this desktop, GNOME developers announced under its current GUAD....

BURG : beautify your Bootloader

In most Linux distros, our bootloader is GRUB, which only shows letters of operating system with which we go up, BURG this change. BURG is....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tip: Install Firefox 4 through PPA

If you want to try the version that comes in Firefox, which is under development and constant updating, open a terminal and add the repository with:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
Then update and install with:
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firefox-4.0
You can access it from Applications/Internet.


SystemClean, system cleanup script

SystemClean is a script that cleans the system of unnecessary files. At the same time, does not affect the system settings or programs.

Operations in the system:
  • autoremove
  • autoclean
  • clean
  • Completely uninstall programs that have not been completely uninstalled
  • Clean lists of broken packages.
  • Clean the apt cache
Operations in the Home:
  • Clean the cache of the programs of your choice (not affecting the program settings)
Completed at the operations we can see the results in a log file in /home/user/.systemclean.

  1. Unzip and open the unzipped folder
  2. Open the home directory.
  3. Press CTRL+F, find the folder ".gnome2" and open it.
  4. Open the folder "nautilus-scripts" and move the file "SystemClean" to folder "nautilus-scripts" path is"/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/".
Download: GnomeFiles

Tip: Enable copy and paste from the keyboard in the terminal

They realize they can not make Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to copy and paste files in Terminal? If you have not noticed, are dull XD. But do not worry, here a solution.

Put Alt+F2 on your desktop and type gconf-editor. Then, go to apps/gnome-terminal/keybindings:

Find Copy and Paste, and take away the <Shift>, and will only <Ctrl> c or v, as applicable. And presto, problem solved.

NOTE: This will remove the role of control+C in the terminal, so you can also change it there.

Install Wine 1.3.7 in Ubuntu

For a couple of days, is available for version 1.3.7 of Wine ,Application that allows the execution of Windows programs on GNU/Linux, but only a few hours have been uploaded to PPA packages official.
To install this release on Maverick, first add the PPA repository and validated by opening a Terminal and typing:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install wine1.3
or upgrade if you already have the PPA added to our sources:
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade

Friday, November 19, 2010

Automatically Mounting Windows Partitions in Ubuntu

As I had said, I am using 2 partitions. I hope one out of my medical examination to give up my plan of world conquest to include free software applications on other systems. In the meantime, the Windows partition will continue gathering dust.

And I taught read Linux partitions in Windows. But the reverse? It's simple, find it on the system partition or / media. But if we make this easier, you can install ntfs config, that will automatically mount on your desktop. This way you can quickly access your partitions without having to look.

To do this, open a terminal and type
  • sudo apt-get install ntfs-config hal
You can access it from System/Administration/NTFS Configuration Tool. The first thing will be a list of partitions, you have to choose to automatically assemble or not. Then, a box like this:

Where you can give permissions to your partitions to edit, add and remove items. Once this is done will appear on your desktop.

Simple, right?

Ext2Read, reading Linux partitions in Windows

Since I bought my new computerI decided to give space to Windows 7, which had been installed by default on my computer, and try to speak of free software on other platforms. Something I have not had time to do, but once I can quit at will.

The first major problem that you are wanting to use Windows and Linux, is that ... The partitions are gone! Disappeared, that simple.

Before there was a pretty good program that integrates seamlessly partition and left it as just another record, which managed the problem. But now appeared ext4, and there was no such application.

Trying to fix this problem, there is this application called ext2read, Which opens a file browser and allows you to copy files. No installation required. Only low from this page the archive, and run the program that comes inside:

Not perfect, but does its job, which is to allow the copying of files between systems. Is in its infancy, but I hope that further progress in order to facilitate the integration between both systems.

Installing Compiz on Ubuntu 10.10

Recently published an update to the unstable one of the most powerful window manager, Compiz, from version 0.9 to 0.9.2.

This update includes many bug fixes and new features, including:
  • Multianima class, which allows multiple copies of windows animations.
  • Preview of minimized windows in vivo (this has nothing to do with the "fudge" that makes Windows Vista and 7).
  • Plugin rewritten to group.
  • Natural scale mode.
  • Simplified storage of the shadow that is part of the decor.
  • Easy Setup.

And highlighting the last point, if you do not mind that it is a development version, here are the steps we propose to install the latest version unstable branch Compiz on Ubuntu:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
  • sudo apt-get remove –purge compiz
  • sudo apt-get autoremove –purge
  • sudo apt-get clean
  • sudo apt-get install compiz
And presto! Here's a new prescription.

Would offered by Adobe Photoshop on Linux?

Long pack applications of Adobe Creative Suite are the most popular departments in many areas of design and creative agencies, but none of them run natively on Linux, Something that could change with a new initiative.

This is a vote that is being made on the official site of Adobe to offer new ideas and suggestions. The so-called "Get Satisfaction" is a service from Adobe that allows users to vote on the ideas they would most like to see in the company's products and some are now beginning to clamor for a version of Adobe CS5 and applications such as Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator to Linux.

As indicated in OMG! Ubuntu! have led to an interesting turn of Acontecimento: When the article was published talking of 817 votes in favor of the idea of "creating a Creative Suite for Linux", and now that number has risen to 3,868 people -At the time of writing this news.

I do not know if you are interested or not, but I do not mind having the option of having the native suite for Linux, Although of course that does not mean to recommend using Open Source applications in many cases may be a perfect alternative to commercial tools from Adobe.

But there is room for everyone, do not you think?

GNOME 2.32.1: The latest GNOME version before 3 ?

The GNOME development team has released GNOME 2.32.1 ,The latest version of the desktop environment for Linux and is also the first update to the series GNOME 2.32 that appeared a few weeks ago.

According to Luca Ferretti GNOME developer, the latest stable version includes some bug fixes, improved translation and minor updates to some of the GNOME packages, As instant messaging application Empathy and Evolution email client.

Ferretti explained that this version could become the latest version of GNOME 2.x published as a major version (major), as it is expected that GNOME 3.0 arrives next spring And want to focus to stop that development.

In fact, there is nothing scheduled in versions 2.32.x of GNOME program, This fact makes us think that All efforts will be directed to the expected GNOME 3.0.

Can More details on this version in the announcement version in addition to the news file for platform and Desktop. And if you want, you can now download the source code from the official website of the project.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A tour by Linux Mint ,Analysis and explanation of the new

The tenth version of Linux Mint is already among us, and is a particularly interesting distro that beyond based on the work of Canonical, to add features (many almost indispensable to today) and polished distro various aspects of their mother, now has begun to define their own way, yeah, Mint undertake their own journey on par with Ubuntu.

And is that Linux Mint will move away from the revolutionary concepts posed Desktop Unity and GNOME Shell in shortly, and offers to become "the traditional alternative" that many are already receiving with open arms.

Without doubt, Mint can make a big way between the public and that is why I try to make this limited review, that far from being technically exhaustive, aims to help and informative guide to one of the most polished distros for end users recently.

The start and first impressions

The first thing we emphasize is its careful look, feel they are concerned about keeping from the very type GRUB boot menu, and continues with a rather elegant Plymouth, where we select the first option, which is recommended for most cases.

Once on the desktop can notice the gray tone adopted version 10 of the Mint on this occasion, than the deep green characteristic of earlier versions. We may also note from the new metallic theme that comes with this issue and its icons, details discussed later.

Another highlight is the way in which orders Mint desktop items, as it has done "forever", your desktop is different from classic GNOME much closer to the design of Windows and although I am more accustomed to the first, Mint approach continues to be good for Windows users who are accustomed to the distribution of elements on the screen.

Turning to the installation, you'll notice that is identical to that of Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat, same steps, same partitioning, with filling of data during the copying of files, etc. in short anything different from what seen so far in the meerkat, so you can find installation instructions in any installation guide or manual of Ubuntu 10.10 swarming the net.

applications and accessories that use Linux Mint are different and all this content is renewed and adapted to the distro as expected.

After installation and restart the system, we see another nice touch, a welcome window with shortcuts to various information resources available to Linux Mint on the network, plus the offer of upgrade to DVD automatically. As good distro "end user" Mint takes nothing for granted.

Visual Aspects

The default GTK theme is Mint-X-Metal and as the name suggests this is metallic theme with touches of green, but turns out to be quite sober and elegant, but turns out to be quite sober and very elegant and also sings perfectly monochromatic icons toolbars of different GNOME applications. While for many, be sure to note a fairly Maquera tone in all this.

The icon theme is pretty good, a Faenza style that is "sticking" for a good time is included by default in the distro, while respecting the monochromatic style of Ubuntu on the panel and as I mentioned, the bars tools. Overall, the theme is called Mint-X.

As for the rest of the themes, icons and wallpaper including "factory" is not much to say, includes the basics,
in both images as themes, but if you look around you can find a theme that is also Aurora pretty good and perhaps a more vivid picture in the background, but we ...

Linux Mint essentially maintains the touch fresh, elegant and minimalist, and characteristic of this distro, but surely this time focused on elegance as the first value, with a sober and soft GTK theme that may just need a little contrast More on the color palette, but apart from that fulfills to perfection in design, and space and speed.

Features that make the difference

Logically, there are features that make it different from its origin Ubunteros, the eternally relevant: including audio and video codecs, add-ons by default as Flash and Java tools and utilities additional configuration, the aforementioned look and a different set of applications , which will highlight later.

In this special something that catches my attention is the application specially created and adapted by them as Software Manager, an Application Manager which includes a ranking by importance, the backup tool of Mint, and Desktop Configuration.

Also noteworthy is the inclusion of certain applications of the default settings, as the Administrator Compiz Options and Simple Compiz Configurator, also
Gufw firewall, Hardinfo, APTonCD and tools to control audio Press among others.

And finally, as mentioned at the beginning, how elements are distributed on the desktop, with a single bottom panel and a few applets, which highlights the hallmark of Linux Mint, the Mint Menu, a smart menu, with search in real time and place shortcuts to applications and tools, and even to central control, a menu certainly very practical, but still has some sharp edges.

Application set "default"

Another key differentiator. As we know, Linux can finally add or remove programs that you want, but no less annoying and in some cases difficult to do cleanly. Thinking about it, Mint total popular vote to your choice of applications:

Starting with those who are common to both distributions: Firefox as default browser, Gwibber as social networking client, the suite of OpenOffice complete, Rhythmbox and Totem for media playback , Simple Scan, BitTorrent client Transmission ,and Brazier as disc recorder..

Also added to this selection Gnome Player, the "disappeared" GIMP, Xchat IRC client, the configuration tool Nautilus actions and Giver for file sharing.

While there are replacements in the mail client in this case Thunderbird instead of Evolution and the instant messaging client, where Pidgin replaces to Empathy.

Moreover Mint boasts one of the largest catalogs of available software and forth from Ubuntu and Debian turn is not surprising, it is actually fed enough applications to cope with many tasks and activities, far beyond standard selection of applications that comes with the distribution.

In summary, Mint has "factory" well-balanced 1 September, which complies with the essential (you have to think they are less than 700 Mb) and with the addition of codecs, Flash and Java acquired considerable autonomy. We thank the inclusion of GIMP and perhaps out of Evolution, which yes, leaves a void in the aspect of timing, or so to the RC. You may also notice the absence of a photo manager, although as is the hot topic, I think it's best to leave it.

"Ubuntizando" a Mint

At this point it might seem crazy "back to Ubuntu after seeing the values found Mint, however there are some aspects which I wish to know about Mint and Ubuntu, especially if you plan to replace Mint to Ubuntu at some point.

Ubuntu One, but not included by default, with a simple search for "ubuntu one" in the Synaptics package manager you can find everything you need to have the account settings, the client and even the music store on your Ubuntu player, either Rhythmbox or Banshee. It is a point that can be covered completely.

Ubuntu Tweak is also compatible with Mint, whether you like making small hacks to the system, adding repositories to blow or just click cleanings, you can count on Ubuntu Tweak in Linux Mint. Just noticed that there were few available repositories to add, but not really if you need to Mint or the version of Tweak, at least it's there.
addition Mint is compatible with Ubuntu PPAs system (logical with Tweak) and the traditional "sudo add-apt-repository", as evidence install from repositories 'nautilus-elementary' and 'dockbarx' and everything was luxurious . I see it as a good trait inherited from Ubuntu distro gives the "plus" to have easy access to many developments, especially the most recent and popular.

Finally, if the interface "mono-Panelite" still not convinced, you can add an extra panel, place it on top, add the menu bar applets indicators and indicators of the session, move the notification area next to above, remove the Mint menu and you have a Ubuntu desktop or traditional GNOME without problems.

Things that I need to see

Well, not that I have too much time (in fact very little) so I have all these tests done , but this power is limited and not allowed me to see certain little details, like running Plymouth with nVidia cards, the expected solution to the Wireless network problems that Maverick suffered with some cards and operation of clutterflow in Nautilus Elementary.

Of course, in these little evidence is not possible to measure more closely system stability or performance or S.O. performance but both aspects so far going well.

Finally ...

It's a great distro for end users (sounds like "is a good city car"), the integration of codecs, Java, Flash, incorporating some default programs and even the welcome message add value to the user experience while providing an interface that is simple and especially be familiar to those coming from Windows.

Special mention tools "made in Mint", which are still growing even more configuration capabilities and customization options of a GNOME desktop, and provides utilities that give greater control over the integrity of our system and files such as : Gufw, APTonCD and backup tool for Linux Mint.

Finally, nothing but congratulate those who made possible this distribution, have done a great job and now awaits an even bigger, are really taking an interesting way and the best is that they are offering one of the most important things: the ability to choose (and not just between Unity and GNOME Shell ).

Well, that's my brief analysis and my adventure, I am sure many of you are testing or using this distro what did you think this new version?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

3 Plugins to make VIM a true IDE

Let's see how to install 3 plugins that will help your vim or become closer each time to be a real IDE. I must say that since I started using it I am fascinated with this editor that although costs a lot to learn to use it at first, it is worth. But until now, had some disadvantages compared to a real IDE like Eclipse or NetBeans because it lacks some amenities that these programs offer.

But as always in this world of open source, there are solutions to any problem and in this case are the plugins, there are thousands of plugins for vim, I'll tell them how to use and install 3 of them that have served me well and are as I said to use vim as an IDE.


This plugin is useful to have a directory tree and can more easily move the files that make up our project. To install we go to this page and download the latest version of the plugin. Unzip it to go down and we will have 2 folders (plugin and doc) and within each folder 1 file.

To install the plugin should just move those files to the folders with the same name but are located in ~/.Vim

If those folders are not we create them. And ready ... plugin installed. Now we have to call to use the command: NERDTreeToggle from vim. But as it is very difficult to memorize going to create a keyboard shortcut by adding the following in the file ~/.Vimrc (create it if you do not):

  • map <F2> :NERDTreeToggle<cr>
With what now you can show or hide the directory tree by pressing F2. The plugin is running something like:


This plugin used to have easier access to functions, and blocks within our code. It is very useful if you have a large file and want to move easily between functions and procedures.

This plugin requires that you install "exuberant-ctags" that surely is in the repositories of any distro they use. After that you should go to this page and download the plugin. Again within the compressed folder, we encountered 2 (doc and plugin) and repeat the process above to install this plugin.

To use it we have to invoke the command: TlistToggle from vim. But as it is very difficult to memorize going to create a keyboard shortcut by adding the following to the file ~/.Vimrc (create it if you do not):

  • map <F3> :TlistToggle<cr>
With what now you can show or hide the directory tree by pressing F3. The plugin looks like this:

NERD commenter

The last plugin will see today. He gets here

and installed as the previous. Serves to facilitate the task of commenting, especially large blocks of code comment. Besides that recognizes the language we are using and comments are obviously suited according to that language.  

To use it select a portion of code in visual mode and press the combination ",cc" ... without the quotes of course. No I will show how code is because it is only said :p I hope they serve and encouraging vallan vim because actually prove worthwhile.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Change Grub by Burg for Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu will surely be left with a grub like this:

Not ugly? What if you could change to something like:

It is perfectly possible by Burg. Burg is a chart based on Grub boot but with the great little detail that supports themes, which we choose to INICA the PC operating system in a way more pleasing to the eye.

I try to install once Burg and the only thing achieved was unable to start the pc and have to reinstall grub

But I found myself an excellent application that facilitates the installation of Burg and its themes, the application is called Burg Manager. As well as some settings such as start times, install and uninstall themes and more importantly, remove burg and reinstall grub2 if we do not like or something goes wrong.

To install Burg Manager follow these steps:

1 - Download and install Buc from here. It is a .deb

2 - Download and install the .Deb Burg Manager from here.

Using Burg Manager

First you have to install Burg , for this is going to Burg Manager and from the interface select "Install Burg". When I first installed it will ask to install unit. Usually choose /dev/sda

The unit is selected by pressing the Tab space and then to move to OK and press enter.

And that's it, the rest is very intuitive, install themes, select the default OS, etc.

4 file manager for Linux by console

Like many Linux users, I'm a fan of the console And although there are many good graphical file manager in linux (nautilus, dolphin, pcmanfm2, thunar, rox, etc) I wanted to find one that uses ncurses interface it is for the console.

In my search I found 4 file managers for the console and want to present to those who do not know. All these programs should be in the repositories of their respective Linux distributions.

Midnight Commander
Probably the administrator console of choice for fans of the console, have many choices, it is robust and allows FTP connections. Runs on 2 panels and as far as I can not use tabs or anything.


This is a well known file manager as well. Vifm means "Vi File Manager" and that's because it is designed for use with the same keyboard shortcuts that are used in Vi or Vim. Has a feature that stands out and is light speed or faster to open folders or even thousands of files. Working with 1 or 2 panels.


This manager is suppose to many again. I had not heard of before this investigation. What's more. It handles both keyboard shortcuts as commands. Of all the console administrators that I am presenting today is he that has an interface more work and undoubtedly the best. Can be used with various panels and has the option to view directories in a tree (yes, I know that mc can do that). It also allows FTP connections.


in my opinion is the most comfortable to work. The way it handles the tabs and in which we move through the directories is simply unbeatable.

Still lacks a lot of development, a little closer to the interface Linm, have the speed and robustness vifm mc. But as comfortable to use as the best

Well ... I hope to use them if they wish. Graphics managers have nothing bad is just a matter of taste

Linux Mint 10 'Julia', available

Had to spend just over a month since the launch of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat to display one of its most popular forks, and probably one of the best distributions available today. This is Linux Mint 10 'Julia', which is now available for download.

As noted by its developers in the official announcement, there are many visual improvements in the interface:

  • Welcome Screen: codec installation and upgrade to the DVD edition from that screen.
  • Menu: highlighting newly installed applications, you can find and install new tools from the repositories, we have included more search engines and bookmarks there is support for GTK and GTK themes.
  • Manager software: they have created application icons and a better ranking.
  • Update Manager: it is possible to ignore the updates, and now shows the size of downloads.
  • Increases Manager: Shown on the interface speed and estimated time to complete the upload of files, and also provide evidence of connection and the possibility of canceling those increases or run in the background.
  • New design: after using 3 versions of Shiki dark green color, this time have decided to go back to a traditional theme with a font slightly dark, but also metallic finishes have been added for various elements.
  • Improvements in the system: they have integrated elements such as Adobe Flash, Oracle Virtualbox, comfortable use of repositories verified signature (warnings no longer appear, but questions to validate), the use of meta-packages like "mint-meta- codecs" and an adjustment system compatible with LSB.
Now you can download Linux Mint 10 from the official website or directly with the following download links:

Now: What's new in Linux Mint 10 'Julia', with pictures :

Friday, November 12, 2010

Manage your fonts in GNU/Linux with Font Manager

You can administer your own fonts, install new and remove those that are other, is a task that users of GNU/Linux environment we like to do. Especially if we lean more about graphic design, or writing for papers, etc. Fortunately, this is very easily possible with Font Manager, a font manager for GNU/Linux, more specifically for the Gnome desktop environments, but can be installed on KDE or Xfce.

With Font Manager, now at version 0.5.6, you can administer and manage collections of fonts. In addition to the fonts of the system and the user. This application, on startup, automatically detects all the fonts installed on your system, and allows searching by name or preview them with custom text.

To get the Font Manager program, we can go to their official website and download the package .deb those resulting Debian/Ubuntu. Once downloaded, double click it to launch the "Package Installer." Failing that, you can download the source code to compile and install on other distributions that are not based on .deb.

Anyway, Fedora users have available in their repositories. So simply open a console terminal and type the following:

  • $ su -c “yum install font-manager”
An indispensable tool and remarkable, with many functions, among which we mention:
  • Preview the fonts installed
  • Comparison of the installed fonts
  • Install or remove fonts
  • Enable and disable installed fonts
  • Specify different directories to find sources
  • Font Collections

Linux Mint says no change

Many changes are being adopted by Canonical for future versions of Ubuntu on two of them, the music player and the terminal server client. Other changes: replaced by Wayland. confirmed by Ubuntu in Ubuntu Brainstorm.

Gnome replaced by Unity. Confirmed by Mark Shuttleworth (founder of Canonical) in his blog entry here itself.

The most popular response distribution based on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, has been clear. NO.

Through an interview with the founder and project leader, Clement Lefebvre, we conclude that at least the next two years, Linux Mint is not going to include in its distribution changes as substantial as the recent Unity or the precarious Wayland (if you enter in your web you will notice their state of development).

New version of Firefox 4, beta 7

Mozilla has just released a new development version of Firefox 4, namely beta 7, which includes many improvements over previous betas

New features :
  • Jaegermonkey: New JavaScript engine, already used in the latest beta of Firefox Mobile. With superior performance V8 on Google and Nitro Safari in most cases.
  • Windows Hardware Acceleration: changed from Direct9 to Direct10 where working (Windows Vista or higher). In addition, activated Direct2D to further improve the rendering of pages. You can check on the page about: support in the graphics section. (If disabled, for example, put 0/1 in the latter, may be due to your drivers for video card are outdated and are marked as faulty by Mozilla, so you have to update to the latest version from page of your card, we will talk more about that in later entries ).
  • Hardware acceleration on Mac, using OpenGL, which helps greatly in the speed
  • Removed the status bar, replacing it with the bar-ons and hidden by default, so now when you hover over a link, the page that we go instead of being shown in the bar shows in the address bar.
  • Improved rendering of OpenType fonts, which allows the use of kerning, ligatures and variants.
  • HTML5 forms, with validation (without JavaScript!)

These are the general characteristics of this new beta. Also, start writing a series of articles to be getting ready to be individual changes between Firefox 3.6 (current stable version) and Firefox 4, which "will be released when ready."

Meanwhile, you can enjoy the beta download on this page

You can put your thoughts in the comments of the news.

Ubuntu says goodbye to Terminal Server Client. Welcome Remmina!

We discussed last week that We discussed last week that Ubuntu would set aside Rhythmbox to switch to Banshee for its next version, now inform you that there will be all. The client for the remote connection protocol RDP Terminal Server Client will place in the next Ubuntu, 11.04, to make way for Remmina.

Frankly, I could not resist to try it. Here, how to install.
install Remmina in Ubuntu:

  • ahornero@6581-D:~$ remmina
  • The program ‘remmina’ is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
  • sudo apt-get install remmina
  • ahornero@6581-D:~$ sudo apt-get install remmina
  • [sudo] password for ahornero:
  • Done
I think more could be simpler. To launch: Gnome Menu -> Internet -> Remmina Remote Desktop Client.

I was surprised that besides protocol support RDP, have SSH, SFTP and VNC (both client and server). It is quite possible that this is the reason why Canonical has opted for this software, an All in One very competent and, of course, GTK

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Create an ISO image of a CD or DVD in GNU/Linux

Very simple, without using auxiliary programs and from our console.

The first thing we do is make sure the CD/DVD is not mounted automatically in our system. This means that if unit appears as we manually remove it, either by using the umount command in fstab or disabling the CD/DVD is mounted automatically when you insert a disc. For convenience, I raised the first option:
  • $ sudo umount /media/mounted_unit_name
Now comes the easy part. Using the dd command define the input device (the CD, DVD or Blu-Ray) and the output, which in this case is the ISO image. Thus:
  • $ dd if=/dev/dvd of=imagen_del_dvd.iso
And presto, a simple recipe for a task does not require specific software.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Firefox history remover based on keywords

While management tool Firefox history has improved in recent versions, never hurts to add new features for privacy. History Deleter gives us the ability to delete history selectively, whether by searching by keyword or by date.

For keywords based on the titles of the pages or the URL of the site. For example, if we visited pages on the iPhone, surely all will use the iPhone title or something, we must look for that term and we may delete the record all those sites which have the word iPhone.

Applications that can give you Imagine it, but I think it is an excellent tool to improve the management of Firefox history.

Link: History Deleter

Friday, November 5, 2010

New beta of Firefox 4 for mobile

Mozilla has released a new beta of Firefox 4 for mobile devices Nokia N900 and Android 2.1 or higher.

This version has the features of the last release, with news:
  • New interface. It has redesigned the interface of the browser, from dark black to gray tones clear.
  • Reduction in size. Android 2.1 has reduced the size of Firefox installed on 60%, from 43 to 17Mb. To see this reduction, you need to uninstall the old version and then the new intalar, losing your current profile, although you can sync with Firefox Sync, which is installed by default (if in doubt, ask in our forum).
  • Multilanguage. This new version comes bundled with 10 languages to choose from on the screen of application preferences.
  • Faster. Both in rendering web pages, such as zoom and movement on the page. Firefox 4 for mobile executes JavaScript much faster than previous versions.
These are the main characteristics of this new version to be improved in future weeks. Such as hardware-accelerated (via OpenGL) to enable HTML5 video playback (OGG and WebM), zoom and enhance the speed of JavaScript.

You can navigate to this page with your mobile device which will offer the possibility to download the appropriate file for your device. Happy mobile browsing!

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