Google Talk or in short gtalk is an instant messaging and voice chat application developed by Google.Officially it’s available for windows or Mac-OS X only but you can use web based gtalk from your gmail by installing a simple plugin in Mozilla Firefox.If you want desktop based application then there are two ways :
#1 : Install Google Talk Prism in Ubuntu 10.10
Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for ‘google talk’ or ‘gtalk prism’ or ‘google talk prism’ and select the required package and don’t forget to click on yes if it prompt for additional dependencies(after checking the box).Then click on Apply button to installation the selected packages.It will hardly take a couple of minutes.That’s all ..your prism web application for gtalk is ready to use;open it from Applications –> Internet –>Google Talk Prism and enter your account details to begin.
#2 : Installing Google Talk using Wine
First Install Wine and then open the google talk executable(*.exe) with Wine Windows Program Loader to install gtalk in Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat).Rest of the steps are similar to above.
In the new version of Ubuntu i.e Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat(released few weeks ago),some new and charming wallpapers has been added by default.If you haven’t installed Ubuntu 10.10 yet,then here is some natural wallpaper snapshots and download link for you;that I like.
Wallpaper 1 : Feather
Wallpaper 2 : Comet
Wallpaper 3 : Crocosmia
Download above three wallpapers for your Desktop.
On Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) MySQL(server/client) Database Management System is recommended because it’s free,open source,fast and easy to install.MySQL is one of the most widely used DBMS specifically for web development.PHP+MySQL is a De Facto standard for creating dynamic websites.The most widely preferred cms(Content Management System) i.e wordpress(This blog is also running on wordpress) also uses PHP+MySQL to generate dynamic pages.
Installing MySQL in Ubuntu 10.10
#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for ‘mysql’ or ‘mysql 5’ and select the packages(client and server) you need.
#2. Then click on Apply button to begin the installation procedure.In the middle of the installation you will be prompted for MySQL root password,set strong password for MySQL server.You will need this password for logging to your MySQL server account,with administrative power.
#3. Next installation will complete within a minute.You can start using your server/client now.Open terminal and Type the following command :
mysql -u user -h host –p //Then Enter the User’s Password
In this scenario,the user is ‘root’ and in host use ‘localhost’;so the actual command will be
mysql -u root -h localhost –p
That’s All…I hope,Now you are enjoying MySQL..don’t forget to comment specially in case of any problems related to MySQL and Ubuntu 10.10.
Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick is out! and if you want a charming and fancy GNOME desktop then Google gadgets will surely help you.Before going to our point first I am going to introduce you with Google Gadgets.In simple words Google Gadgets are mini objects developed in collaborative manner,and can be used to provide dynamic content to any web pages or to your desktop. It’s free to use and available for all platforms.
Installing Google gadgets on Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop
To install Google Desktop Gadgets in Ubuntu 10.10 just search for ‘gadgets’ or ‘google gadgets’ in Ubuntu Software Center and select the package you want to install.By default you should choose GTK based unless you want to use Google gadgets on KDE desktop.Then click on the install button and wait for the installation to complete.It will hardly take a minute to complete.
Where to find more cool Desktop Gadgets ?
Download more cool gadgets from it’s official website.
Gyachi(GyachE Improved) is nothing but a yahoo(messenger) client for Linux based operating system e.g Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat).It’s free and open source equivalent of yahoo messenger.It has all the features that you expect,like voice chat,avatars,nicknames,webcams.Gyachi’s GUI is developed using GTK(GNU Tool Kit),so gtk 2.0.6 or better is required.
Installing GyachI on Ubuntu 10.10
Installation of Gyachi on Ubuntu 10.10,can be divided in two parts one installation of dependencies/libraries and second the gyachi data && application.The detail explanation is given below –
step #1 : Install libgtkhtml 2-0
gtkHTML is a lightweight engine to render,print and edit HTML; Gyachi need this libraries to be installed so first download *.deb packages from here http://packages.debian.org/lenny/i386/libgtkhtml2-0/download and open with software center to install.
step #2 : Install GyachI
Now,you can download gyachi packages(first two packages is necessary) from this link https://launchpad.net/~loell/+archive/ppa/+build/1806226 and open with software center;click on install button..and wait for the installation to complete.
To access Gyachi go to Applications –> Internet –> GyachE Improved and enter your yahoo account details to begin.
That’s All…I hope you are enjoying Gyachi on Ubuntu 10.10,let me now through comment in case of any problem.