Saturday, September 26, 2009

Make your Ubnutu Beautiful with Compiz Fusion

See the video first to know what Compiz Fusion can do !!!

Installation Instructions:

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald librsvg2-common

* Select Compiz Configuration:

System -> Preferences -> CompizConfig Settings Manager

Note: You must logout and log back in for the change to take effect.

Explore it your self go in each setting to see what shorcutit uses and enjoy :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Google Chrome for LINUX

Hurrah!!! Google Chrome for Linux is Atlast Available for both 32 bit and 64 bit check it out

Download Google Chrome

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New to ubuntu?

Here is what you need

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

skype uses 100 cpu in linux


Click here

This works almost on all flavour

one more solution if the above one doesn't work:

install libflashsupport

command for direct install:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cairo-Dock Theme for Ubuntu

About Cairo Dock:

Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows). Now, you can use Cairo-Dock with OpenGL (to use your graphic card!). Some screenshots

It is compatible with Compiz-Fusion, Beryl, Compiz and Xcompmgr, but it can also run without a composite manager (using fake transparency). Cairo-Dock can run under GNOME, KDE and XFCE.

These Commands will be typed in the terminal

This is only for Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) 32/64bit, Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) 32/64bit and Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) 32/64bit.

To add the Cairo-Dock repository to your sources open the sources.list file:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and add the appropriate repository to the end of the file:

deb jaunty cairo-dock # For Ubuntu 9.04

deb intrepid cairo-dock # For Ubuntu 8.10

deb hardy cairo-dock # For ubuntu 8.04

The signed GPG key for identification of the repository is:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Then, to install Cairo-Dock, issue these two commands in the terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

Note: if you get the error "E: Couldn't find package cairo-dock-plug-ins" try the code below as it seems there has been a name change and the package is now called cairo-dock-plugins in intrepid.

sudo apt-get install cairo-dock-plugins

There are no repositories available for releases older than Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron). So, if you want Cairo-Dock for an older release, you must compile it or download the package.

How to run Cairo Dock:

Go to Application->System Tools->Cairo dock(with no open GL)/cairo dock (with Open Gl)

Notepad++ for Linux

Notepad++ uses can download Scite there is a very little difference in them

Ubuntu users: sudo apt-get install scite
Red Hat/Fedora Users:sudo yumi install scite

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Great Gnome Themes for ubuntu

Add these Repositories to System->Administration->Software Resources->Third Party Softwares Click add and add these:

deb jaunty main

deb-src jaunty main

Before Pressing close open a Terminal and add run this:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0x1781bd45c4c3275a34bb6aec6e871c4a881574de

Now Close the Software Resources and let it update..


  1. Showtime For Gnome

  2. Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install showtime-theme

  3. Balanzan Theme

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install balanzan-theme

  4. Infinity

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install infinity-theme

  5. Wild Shine

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install wild-shine-theme

  6. Exotic

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install exotic-theme

  7. Tropical

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install tropical-theme

  8. Bamboo zen

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install bamboo-zen-theme

  9. Sun Rise

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sunrise-theme

  10. Aqua Dreams

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install aquadreams-theme

  11. How to apply theme:
    Right click on Desktop->change desktop Background ->themes ->find you theme with the name