Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Installing winodws Applications Using Wine HQ

Wine is a third party application that can be used on any Ubuntu Os or on any favor of GNOME KDE.
Wine Enables Ubuntu Users to use Microsoft windows applications on their ubuntu Desktop .
they can easily execute the windows .net framework applications,but some of the applications will not work properly .

Installing Wine on Ubuntu 

wine can be installed in any version of  Ubuntu by Opening terminal (CTRL+T) and then using the following commands to first add the repository key and then updating that key  and finally user have  wine 1.5 installed .
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install wine1.5
  • sudo apt-get install winetricks


Saturday, 21 January 2012

Desktop Shortcuts

Just like Windows OS in Ubuntu Linux we can also create shortcut  of our applications  in Ubuntu Linux this method is a bit different .

    How to add shortcut to Ubuntu workspace(Desktop)
  1. Right click on Desktop >Create Launcher 

  2. Now select type as Application ,Name is the name of your shortcut and then
    click on Browse to browse Your application.
3. Remember that as in windows all of our application when installed  where kept  in C:/Program Files  but in ubuntu installed application where kept in usr/bin.

4. Now click on files system (Drive where Ubuntu is installed) >usr>bin
5. Now select your application to add shortcut to desktop

6. when select your application  click on open .

7. Notice in this pic i select Filzila  and  command line for shortcut is /usr/bin/filezilla . and then click on Ok

8. Finaly  we have filezila shortcut on desktop.

Orcal Virtual Box

This an open source application just like VM ware on windows environment  used to install virtual operating systems . In short if i say  you can run both Microsoft windows and Ubuntu Linux at the same time  and  don't need to restart your PC.
To get virtual box install Microsoft windows in Virtual Box just follow the steps below.
  1. Download Virtual box  Oracle Virtual box
  2. when the download finish make sure your download file is named as virtualbox4.1_4.1.8-75467~Ubuntu~natty_i386.deb
  3. Just simple Double click on it  its installation will be start in Ubuntu software center

Cubic Desktop

Ubuntu  have a cool effect which is named as cube desktop it means that when you  activate this  feature  you can rotate your  desktop in cube like shape. As Ubuntu have four works spaces depends on release of Ubuntu . if we want we can increase no of work space in my video i am using four work spaces. Just follow the simple steps as in video and you will have the amazing  cubic desktop effect .
so lets get start it 
  1. first download a application called Compiz from Ubuntu  software center  e.g open Ubuntu software center located on left side bar of your desktop (depends upon the version of Ubuntu) .
  2. Make sure to download the Highlighted  plug ins too.
  3. watch video slowly  follow every step  to have  cubic desktop

Introduction to Ubuntu Software Center

Ubuntu Software Center

The Ubuntu Software Center provides  instant access to thousands of free and open-source applications. And now we  can buy apps from some of the leading providers too. All the  software is easy to find and install so we can have a customized desktop that suits you in no time.


Thousands of free applications

With the Ubuntu Software Center, any one can pick the apps as he/she  want so they won’t have anything on your computer you don’t need. And with thousands of apps to choose from.

Friday, 20 January 2012


Ubuntu can be installed on every PC  having following specifications

Minimum System Requirements

Required Server Desktop
Processor x86300 MHz700 MHz
Free space (HDD)1GB5GB
Monitor Resolution640x4801024x786

Installation Method
  • Ubuntu can be installed on a laptop or PC using live USB or  live CD .
  • First download  Ubuntu ISO file extract it on CD & Boot your PC with CD.
  • Download Ubuntu ISO image here >>Ubuntu ISO File 


                                              What is Ubuntu ?

    Ubuntu is a operating system  which is bassed on  Debian GNU/Linux distribution  & Distributed open source free .

    There are many Ubuntu variants (or derivatives) based on the official Ubuntu editions. These Ubuntu variants install a set of packages that differ from the official Ubuntu distributions.
    The variants recognized by Canonical as contributing significantly towards the Ubuntu project are the following
    • Edubuntu, a GNOME-based subproject and add-on for Ubuntu, designed for school environments and home users.
    • Kubuntu, a desktop distribution using the KDE Plasma Workspaces desktop environment rather than GNOME.
    • Lubuntu, a lightweight distribution using the LXDE desktop environment.
    • Mythbuntu, designed for creating a home theater PC with MythTV and uses the Xfce desktop environment.
    • Ubuntu Studio, a distribution made for professional video and audio editing, comes with higher-end free editing software and is a DVD .iso image unlike the Live CD the other Ubuntu distributions use.
    • Ubuntu TV, designed for TVs.
    • Xubuntu, a distribution based on the Xfce desktop environment instead of GNOME, designed to run more efficiently on low-specification computers.