changes in ubuntu 10.04

Remarkable Changes in Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)

changes in ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu 10.10 i.e Maverick Meerkat(code name) is planned to released on October 10,2010.Previous version i.e Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) which was released April 29,2010.This post is aimed to explore some important changes and improvements in the upcoming version – Ubuntu 10.10.Here is the few remarkable changes –

Sound Menu

The Sound Menu has improved and it looks much better due to addition of some extra control buttons.Take a look at the Video(shown below),to see the changes in sound menu.

Software Center

Now it’s more easy to find new softwares in ubuntu software center due to some improvements.Software management also become more simple,you may like to see the video embedded below for visualizing the changes in ubuntu 10.10.

Compiz with Easystroke

Compiz provides a lot of 3D effects which make your desktop experience more funny.Easystroke is gesture-recognition application for X11 and provides an excellent interface for desktop users.Actually Easystroke was designed for Table PC but it works well with the mouse.You can have a lot of funny effects when both these application works together.Have look at the video.


By installer I mean the OS(Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)) installer,you will notice the changes after inserting the bootable CD/DVD.A lot of improvements has done ..and now it’s much simple than previous versions.

kdevelop for ubuntu 10.04

KDevelop for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

kdevelop for ubuntu 10.04

After completing the installation procedure of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx,I had finished installation of some Ubuntu extras like Adobe Flash,VLC,Google Chrome ..and so on.Then I searched for my favorite C++ IDE – KDevelop but it wasn’t there either in Ubuntu software center or  Synaptic Package Manager.Then how can we install KDevelop on Ubuntu 10.04,well it’s very simple and how?that’s the purposes of this post.Later I found that KDevelop can be installed in three simple steps by changing Repository settings in SPM.

Installing KDevelop on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and click on ‘Settings->Repositories’.A new window (named as software sources) will open,then click on tab which says ‘Updates’ and check the box for ‘Unsupported updates'(close the current window).

#2. Now click on Reload(Since repository settings have changed) to update the software listings and search for ‘kdevelop’;then mark the packages for installation and finally click on Apply(click OK if it asks for dependent libraries/API) to install KDevelop.

#3. Wait…….for few moments until the installation is completed.That’s All! Open kdevelop from Applications->Programming->KDevelop and Enjoy the FUN! of programming.

I Hope you have installed KDE successfully …if it’s true then let me know through comments else,what’s the problem?..write in a comment.

speed up ubuntu

how to speed up ubuntu 9.10

how to speed up ubuntu

Why do you need to speed up Ubuntu 9.10?

Ubuntu 9.10 OR any other version of Linux is faster than windows based operating system e.g boot time,shutdown time and…so on, except in the case when we analyze about program start up time i.e the time it takes to launch an application.
The reason seems little obvious due to the structure and design of Linux based operating system like Ubuntu 9.10.In windows based applications,the most part of the required library(The libraries that must be available for the application to run,called as dependencies) are integrated within *.msi file i.e static linking is used.While in case of Linux based OS,dynamic linking is preferred and all the libraries are shared globally(Instead of windows analogy where all programs have their library attached statically) using the dynamic linking concept.That’s the secret for the small size of Linux based OS.So the application program has to first linked with all the libraries and API’s it results in bigger startup time.The solution of this problem is prelinking.

How to speed up Ubuntu : with prelinking

To reduce program start up time …Prelinking is recommended.Go to this post for more details on how to use prelinking.(It’s applicable for All Linux Based system ..e.g Ubuntu 9.10,10.04,10.10..)

Apache on Ubuntu

install apache in ubuntu 10.04

What is Apache??

Apache HTTP Server i.e apache is a cross-platform open source(Under Apache License) web server software.Apache is written in C language.Apache is the most popular web server used(share on the web is more than 66%) for serving both static and dynamic web pages;as well as the features and functions that is required for most of the web applications.Apache supports a lot of features out of which some implemented in the form of compiled modules for extending the core functionality.A lot of server side programming languages is used with apache – Perl,PHP,Python,Tcl.Other security related features includes SSL(Secure Socket Layer),TLS(Transport Layer  Security).The aim of this post is to explain you about installing apache web server on ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx.

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Installing Apache on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Open Terminal(hit CTRL+ALT+T) and type the following command(s) ..followed by your ubuntu login password.

$ sudo apt-get install apache2

[sudo] password for user:

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
python-docky libmono-getoptions2.0-cil
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
apache2-mpm-worker apache2.2-bin apache2.2-common libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3

and the installation procedure will complete within a minute.
After installing Apache on Ubuntu 10.04 lucid Lynx,you can verify whether it is installed properly or not.The files that is in the directory File System->var->www can be accessed as server.If you will type following address in your browser address bar –


Then you will see –

It works!

This is the default web page for this server.

The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.

That’s All…

NOTE : You can also install apache from Synaptic Package Manager(SPM).Just search for ‘apache’ and select the package from result,then click on apply to install.Another and more common way to install apache is to install it together with PHP and Mysql LAMP.

install banshee ubuntu

how to install banshee on ubuntu 10.04

Banshee Media Player for Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx

Banshee is a media management and playback application for the GNOME desktop with some important features like – importing audio from CD,creating and searching library,synchronizing music files from computer from/to ipods or other media devices,burning selected audio files to CD..etc.playing video files.Banshee can be installed on Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx..just in few clicks by using Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager;other wise you can also use terminal to install.

install banshee ubuntu

Install Banshee from Command Line

Open terminal from Applications->Accessories->Terminal(or just hit CTRL+ALT+T).Then type the commands(given below) followed by your ubuntu login password.

$ sudo apt-get install banshee

[sudo] password for rkjha:

Reading package lists… Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information… Done


Install Banshee from Ubuntu Software Center(OR Synaptic Package Manager)

how to install banshee in ubuntu 10.04

#1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for ‘banshee‘.

#2. Then click on install to begin installation(In Synaptic Package Manager first check the box,then click on apply to begin installation).

#3. Wait… until the installation is open it go to Applications->Sound & Video->Banshee Media Player.

#4. End of the FUN!