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Introducing LSI

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I got some information and some new project that my friend, Kevin has made a pretty nice project named LSI(Linux Software Installer). Linux Software Installer allows you to easily install software directly from your web browser and from .deb packages located on your computer. LSI is still under heavy construction and now it’s reached 0.6.9 BETA.

TuxSoftware.com is a software installation site for Ubuntu, Debian, and derived distributions such as LinuxMint, gOS or DreamLinux. On the site you will find hundreds of the most popular Linux applications available for installation directly from your web browser – with links, reviews, screen shots, and additional information for each. They goal is to provide one place where you can find, research, and install the free software you need as quickly and as easily as possible.

Here is some screenshots of the Linux Software Installer:

Installation:
The installation method is pretty simple, you need to go to this website and download the LSI.

You can easily search the software that you want by just go to this site

And these are some features and capabilities that LSI can do:
1. Only great quality, well documented apps that users won’t have an issue using.

2. The site or delivery method must be quick and easy for the novice to figure out.

3. Users must be able to educate them self, ie. shots, links, reviews, tutorials, etc.

4. It must be compatible with Ubuntu, Debian, and any popular derived distro.

5. The site must be friendly, yet professional looking and well maintained .

Well, what are you waiting for, just go to tuxsoftware.com and start to download the software that tuxsoftware provides to you ;) . Oh, and one more thing again. On every software reviews that I make, I will give the LSI software link an it might help you to download and install the software that you wants.

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Sunbird Calendar

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Hello, before that I’m sorry because I’m pretty busy this week so I taking a short break from blogging . And right now, I’m gonna give you some interesting software tutorial . Sunbird is the Mozilla Calendar application and a sibling of the Firefox webbrowser. The goal is to produce a cross platform stand-alone Calendar application using the XUL user interface language along with the Gecko rendering engine.

You can test-drive Sunbird in two ways: either with the standalone Sunbird application (available in official binaries for Windows, x86 Linux, and Mac OS X), or with the Lightning extension for Thunderbird (which comes as an XPI cross-platform install). The two applications are developed concurrently; the current releases of both are numbered 0.5. Lightning 0.5 will install into Thunderbird version 1.5 or later. To install Lightning, download the installer using Save as … in your Web browser, then open it from within Thunderbird’s Tools -> Add-ons menu.

Ok, without any more introduction and details, I will give you the tutorial to install Sunbird Calendar. I’ll provide 4 ways to install the Sunbird Calendar(For Ubuntu):

1. Install from TuxSoftware LSI(Linux Software Installer):Tuxsoftware already added this software into their repositories and this is one of the most easy way to install Sunbird Calendar. You need to download the installer(if this software not installed at you computer) And Download Sunbird Calendar at HERE (via LSI).

2. Install Sunbird from Terminal:
Just simply type those words at terminal(ubuntu & debian installation):

sudo aptitude install sunbird
sudo aptitude download sunbird

3. Install Sunbird by using apt-url: This is the easiest way for the Linux-Amateur, just simply click the link that I give to you and it will install Sunbird automatically(Only works for ubuntu and other ubuntu variant(gOS, kubuntu, and others): Install Sunbird

4. Installation at other linux(Source Code): Just simply click this link to download other linux installation

Ok, that’s all of the installation method. And here is some screenshots of Sunbird Calendar:

http://www.tuxsoftware.com/home/shots/full/sunbird1.jpghttp://www.tuxsoftware.com/home/shots/full/sunbird2.jpg

Ok, that’s all of the Sunbird installation tutorial and reviews. Try it! In my opinion, users need to use this software, specially for a business person, this software might can help you to schedule all tasks and appointment. It’s really helpful. That’s all.

How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian LAMP Server

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Hello, now I’m going to give some tutorial to set up LAMP Server and to use it. Some people are confused to use this local server at UBuntu/Debian. Other linux will catch up later.

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More Compiz Fusion Effects

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Hello, somehow I managed it to made a new post. It’s about 07.00 A.M , 1 hour before the electricity going down for 9 hours. Well, without wasting more time, I will give some new compiz fusion effects reviews and how-to for the installation. The current version now is compiz fusion 0.7.6

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Flyback

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Introduction

Apple Mac already has a time machine to went back to the time we wants to restore all files we needed. And Windows also has a system restore to went back to the time we wants. But Linux? As long as we knows, Linux doesn’t have a software like that…. Well, this day.. After surfing the internet, I found something really interesting.. I found a ubuntu software that can perform system restoration just like Apple mac time machine and windows system restore. This software named FlyBack. This software is made from google code and I already tested it and it works really well.

Flyback provides much of the same functionality, but does so with a nice GUI wrapper to make the entire process more user-friendly. The UI appears to be GTK-based and overall, it’s impressive. Just about everything you want from rsnapshot is here for the common man to make the most of it with.

Flyback creates successive backup directories mirroring the files that you want to make sure are backed up. In the truest sense, this has the potential to become a very clean, useful means of backing up a system completely. It can be fully automated and can be run via backup, which would likely meet the needs of the most hardcore command line users.

Screenshots of FlyBack:(Click to enlarge the picture)

Installation:

You’re probably need to install this additional software:

Debian $ sudo apt-get install python python-glade2 python-gnome2 python-sqlite3 rsync
Ubuntu $ sudo apt-get install python python-glade2 python-gnome2 python-sqlite3 python-gconf rsync
Redhat/Fedora $ yum install pygtk2 gnome-python2-gconf pygtk2-libglade python-sqlite3

Then download:

$ svn checkout http://flyback.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ flyback

or

$ wget http://flyback.googlecode.com/files/flyback_0.4.0.tar.gz$ tar -zxvf flyback_0.4.0.tar.gz

Then change to the new directory (“flyback/src/” or “flyback/”, depending on which you chose above) and run:

$ python flyback.py

Or, use the simple way that I got from tuxsoftware.com

Command Line Installation:

Ubuntu, Debian, gOS:

sudo aptitude install flyback
sudo aptitude download flyback

Installation from Tuxsoftware.com

INSTALL NOW
using L.S.I.
INSTALL NOW
with AptUrl

Well, my final opinion with this software is, this software is really good and you must try it, and flyback probably gonna help you to backup and restore in instant just like time machine. But, I also thought that flyback need to improve the UI, it will make people more like this software. Perhaps, FlyBack can request to Ubuntu team to make this software the default backup system.
That’s all of my conclusions with this software.

Gnome-Do

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Introduction:
Gnome-Do is an intelligent launcher tools to perform common task on your computer simple and efficient. This software can index 100% of your files correctly including mail, chat, play, applications, and more. This software will make your work more efficient and faster. Do provides instantaneous, action-oriented desktop search results that adapt to reflect your habits and preferences. For example, if you use Firefox web browser often, typing “f” in Do will launch it.
Unlike other search tools that present search results as flat, homogeneous lists, Do provides familiar graphical depictions of search results that assure you that your intent is being realized correctly; searching for “mom” will show a picture of mom, and searching for “beatles” will show a Beatles album cover. Do has many more powerful and exciting capabilities that must be seen to be appreciated.

Some Screen shots(click to make it larger):

var addthis_pub = ‘jonathanhotono’;

Installation:

Terminal Installation(Ubuntu, Debian, gOS, and other ubuntu variant):


sudo aptitude install gnome-do
sud
o aptitude download gnome-do

Download the Software Package:

Ubuntu Package Downloads
Debian Package Downloads

Installation from tuxsoftware.com(other alternative and it works well):
using L.S.I. | Using AptUrl

Homepage: http://do.davebsd.com/

And that’s all of todays software review and my last opinion is this software is looks like a lot like finder at mac os x. But it seemed to be this software is has more capabilities to search and index, even has an action-oriented desktop search results that adapt to reflect your habits. With the file size only 2 MB and the memory requirement only 256 MB, it really gonna satisfy users. Try it and share your experience in here by filling the comments for suggestion and other. Some of this information I got is from wiki, tuxsoftware.com, and do.davebsd.com .

Screenlets installation

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Screenlets is a powerful widgets, and I will give you a tutorials to install screenlets, screenlets is the other options after google gadgets. Google gadgets has a ton of widgets, but screenlets also cannot be ignored. Firstly, you need to take a look of the video.

And this is the tutorial, please follow it carefully.

1. Install through the Repositories
Install through the repositories by open your sources.list , press alt+f2 button.
Code: sudo /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Add The Line at the End of the Files
Add this line to the end of the file (for Ubuntu 7.10):

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gilir/ubuntu gutsy main universe

Add this line to the end of the file (for Ubuntu 8.04):
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gilir/ubuntu hardy main universe

3. The Installation

Save and close the text editor. Run this command to update apt repositories:
sudo apt-get update

Install the Screenlets package by typing:
sudo apt-get install screenlets

You also need to install the package of phyton-feedparser if you didn’t install this things:
sudo apt-get install python-feedparser

If starting the Screenlets Manager nags you that Gtkmozembed needs to be installed, some Screenlets may not work. Run this command to fix it:
sudo apt-get install python-gnome2-extras

Press y and enter to accept installing the package without verification.

4. Use Debian Package for Offline Users

For offline users, you can use the getdeb.netpackage and it might help you ;) . Don’t forget to use Compiz Fusion too.

5. Get Started with Screenlets!

The Screenlets manager can be started from the System->Preferences->Screenlets menu item. If it’s not there, you may find it in Applications->Accessories->Screenlets.

As you will see in the Screenlets Manager, the default installation includes a lot of Screenlets. Start a Screenlet by selecting it in the list and clicking the Launch/Add button. If you like the Screenlet, select the Auto start on login box to have it launch automatically. Close a Screenlet by unselecting the Start/Stop box.

6. Mac OS X Style

Compiz’s Widget Layer plugin can be used with Screenlets to achieve an effect similar to the dashboard in Mac OS X. Your Screenlets will only be visible by activating a view that dims the desktop and displays the Screenlets on top of everything else.

In the Appearance Preferences dialog (System->Preferences->Appearance), open the Visual Effects tab and switch to the Custom effects level. If this option is not available, you need to install CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) first:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Now, open CCSM by clicking the Preferences button. Find the Widget Layer plugin and select the box to turn it on.

For all the Screenlets you want on the Widget Layer, open their right-click menus and select Window->Widget. The Screenlet will disappear from your desktop. Press the default Widget Layer key, F9, to dim the desktop and display your widgets.

That’s all of Screenlets tutorial, hope it will make your Ubuntu desktop more cooler. And for tutorial to make your desktop look like Mac OS X, please go to this Link . Please fill the Comments. I really appreciate that.

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