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More Cool Themes for Your Ubuntu!

I realized that I didn’t wrote a post about Ubuntu themes since a long time ago. And now, I will post more themes for you. All of this themes are from gnome-art and available to download, I will give you the download links for each themes.

K/Ubuntu 8.10 RC Tour


I decided to download the release candidate of Ubuntu 8.10 and I found it’s pretty much like ubuntu 8.04 with more features added. But I’m still pretty interested with this new release of Ubuntu RC. I just gonna give a tour and simple introduction to the reader, just to know more what’s inside Ubuntu 8.10 and Kubuntu 8.10 .

First, about the Ubuntu 8.10. I’m still curious about this, why canonical didn’t added Open Office 3.0 as a default office programs instead they use open office 2.4.1. I hope they will update the office program as soon as possible. And I saw ubuntu has improved the panel, it’s pretty nice. I also saw Ubuntu team has added the system cleaner and USB start up disk maker in case you want to install Ubuntu from USB, it surely gonna useful for people. You also can found that some applications has an transparancy effects. Let’s take a quick look at the included applications:

· Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3
· 2.4.1
· The GIMP 2.6.1
· F-Spot
· Pidgin 2.5.1
· Brasero 0.8.2
· Transmission 1.34
· Rhythmbox 0.11.6
· Ekiga 2.0.12
· Evolution 2.24.1
· Nautilus 2.24.1
· Vinagre 2.24.0

· Kernel 2.6.27-7 (based on Linux kernel
· X.Org 7.4 and X.Org Server 1.5.2 (with automatic configuration for keyboard and mouse)
· Network Manager 0.7 (with 3G wireless support)
· Apache 2.2
· PostgreSQL 8.3
· PHP 5.2.6
· LTSP 5.1
· GCC 4.3.2
· glibc 2.8
· Python 2.5

I’m pretty impressed with the system mount archived in Ubuntu 8.10 ,
with a simple right click on the archive, you can select the “Open with ‘Archive Mounter’” option and you can peek a couple of files without extracting a files ;) .

I also found at the Kubuntu website, KDE 4 finally added inside Kubuntu 8.10 . That’s cool! Kubuntu use the Oxygen theme and icon as a default theme.

For the Intrepid Ibex, Ubuntu dev team has prepared more unbelievable features and they promised us a better wireless wireless connections just like what Mark Shuttleworth said:

“We want you to be able to move from the office, to the train, and home, staying connected all the way” .

Now, lets we take a quick look of Ubuntu screenshots:

Kubuntu Screenshots:

I also add a sneak peak at an alternative to the Intrepid Ibex wallpaper:

Ubuntu 8.10/Intrepid Ibex will be release in 30 oct 2008 . Let’s wait and see what will happen at that day! You also can pre-order the CD’s of Ubuntu and Kubuntu CD’s right now.

GPicView ; Cool Image Viewer

Are you boring with the image viewer that currently a default image viewer in Ubuntu? I think I’m pretty bored with those image viewer. But, I finally found some resolution for this thing. I just made a little experiment with the image viewer in Ubuntu and I compared with with GPicView. And with a little calculation, I finally made my decision to change my picture manager into GPicView:
GPicView has more simple GUI than ImageViewer, and it also has a lot of features to runs, you can see the comparative image:

The speed? No doubt, GPicView is way more faster than ImageViewer. After some calculation, the time differences between GPicView and Imageviewer is 0.7 . And GPicView is the winner.
GPicView use a small memory usage. I hope people will like this software.

The installation: GPicView or simply type sudo apt-get install gpicview .

That’s all.

Installing Office 2007 in Linux

People thougt that the recent version of microsoft office (2007) can’t be ran in linux/ubuntu. But, I finally found some useful method after googling and some problem solve with it. There are actualy a lot of method to do to install office 2007. Check it out by yourself!

About Office 2007

Office 2007 is the latest release of microsoft office for windows. It has a lot of features like ribbon interfaces that enabled users quickly can find the menu that they wants. And formerly known as Office “12″ in the initial stages of its beta cycle, it was released to volume license customers on November 30, 2006 and made available to retail customers on January 30, 2007. These are, respectively, the same dates Windows Vista was released to volume licensing and retail customers.
But, what people know is, microsoft office 2007 CAN’T BE INSTALLED IN LINUX . Well, I finally found some useful method to install office 2007 in linux/ubuntu.


Well, this installation is using wine 1.0 with windows version that emulated is windows xp.

1. Before the installation, make sure you ALREADY HAD CROSSOVER GAMES. CrossOver Games enabled you to install office 2007 inside your linux/mac!

2. After CrossOver Games already installed, go to ~/cxgames/lib/wine and copy the to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 you will need to re-name the pointer rpcrt4.dll that is currently in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 to *.bak and then re-name the to rpcrt4.dll .

3. While your already in /system32 re-name the msxml3.dll also to *.bak

4. the next thing to do is run winecfg again and set msxml3.dll and rpcrt4.dll to “native windows” select save and exit.

after the download cd to the directory where you saved it and run.

$ msiexec /i msxml3.msi

6. MOUNT your office 2007 DVD with the option -o unhide. This method will avoid having problems with the hidden files during installation.

Mount and cd to your disk and start the install.
mount -t iso9660 -o unhide /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0

Jo@Ubuntu:~$ cd /media/cdrom0
Jo@Ubuntu:/media/cdrom0$ wine setup.exe

That’s all!

Some Problem with this office 2007 linux:
1. There must be some unsolved bugs in here.

2. If you are not have any crossover games, it’s probably a good time to become a customer or, the other way is download the crossover torrent(I warn you, it’s illegal!). But here is some tricks not to use the crossover, manual installation by using TRiX to install native DCOM and MS XML, instead of using built in DLL’s from
crossover. It will saves you from buying it!

3. Currently Outlook does not run; however, the next release of Bordeaux will support Outlook
2003 and 2007.

4. To all the Ubuntu users trying to get this to work: Ubuntu has Wine 1.0.0 in it’s repositories at the moment. By downloading the latest Wine you can install Office 2007 with default settings (You don’t have to mess with the dll:s).

Step 1
Download the latest Wine as described here.

Step 2
Install Office 2007 with Wine (Don’t mess with the dll:s).

Step 3
If you want to use Powerpoint,
then you have to set riched20.dll to native-then-builtin (Messing with the dll:s) as described
here. You don’t have to download anything, just set the dll to native-then-built in.

Some screenshots:

Reference links:

Count Down For Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex


Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex is still under development now and scheduled will be released in 30 oct 2008. You can spread a simple banner from ubuntu with this code.

<script type=”text/javascript” src=””></script>

And here is the result after you put the code inside your blog/website.

Simple as that, and you will be doing your bit to help spread the good word of Ubuntu. ;)
* Note: Intrepid Ibex has beed released! But you still can put those code into your blog or website ;)

Download Ubuntu 8.10 beta now!

Just got information from that ubuntu 8.10 beta already available! And here is the quote ” The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. This is the Ubuntu 8.10 beta release, which brings a host of excellent new features.

Solving conflict between compiz and games

After using Ubuntu since a long time ago, there’s something that always bugging me. Every time I played a games with compiz fusion running, there must be a conflict like the screen goes black, distorted, or even crash! Well, right now, I have a easy method to do to solve this conflict.
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