Linux Mint(Code Named as Julia) RC 10 LXDE has just released a week ago,with a lot of improvements.Linux Mint is one of the popular Linux Based OS targeted for Desktop users.Linux Mint is very simple to use;it comes with GNOME desktop as well as KDE desktop.
Since Linux Mint is open source as well as free you can download and try now! There is nothing to loose(Create a separate partition of more than 3GB(recommended size is 10 GB if you want to try some applications) and install it along with your other operating system whether it is windows or other Linux based OS e.g Ubuntu,Be sure to create a backup for existing data/os).Download the required ISO from its official website (link is given below) –
Download Linux Mint
If you are new to Linux based OS then Download Linux Mint User Guide(it is available in many languages) and follow the instruction properly.If any problem occurs let me know through comments.
Upcoming Changes/New Features in Linux Mint 10
- New Look and Feel
- Software Manager
- Update Manager
- System Improvements
The latest stable version of the kernel is v220.127.116.11,released few days ago.Download the latest kernel for your computer from the link given below.In most of the cases when you update your ubuntu or any other Linux based OS then it will automatically upgrade it to latest stable version of the Linux kernel.So in Ubuntu just go to System->Administration->Update Manager and click on update;Enter your ubuntu login password if prompted.
Download Latest Linux Kernel from its official website.
Have you just migrated from Windows Platform(specifically Windows Vista) to Ubuntu Platform then you may like to have windows vista like look in Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)/10.04(Lucid Lynx).That’s what this post is all about – a vista theme for GNOME Desktop(Default Desktop of Ubuntu or other Linux Based operating system).
Although Windows Vista is Damn slow and no body wants to use it; but its visual appearance is still appealing,that’s why you want to enjoy vista look on Ubuntu. Here is the snapshot of the vista theme(for gnome desktop) along with the download link.
Theme Name : Nimbus Vistalooks 1.10
Download Windows Vista theme for your Ubuntu – GNOME Desktop
Download Nimbus Vistalooks Theme
This post is written for those who used to be a Windows XP user, but now enjoying Ubuntu and want to have windows xp like look on Ubuntu 10.10/10.04.Ubuntu has lot of good looking/charming themes by default,it’s very flexible and far better than windows XP theme(in every aspect – look,style,options and speed),but ‘just for fun!’ you may want to try windows themes on GNOME desktop(which is the default desktop for Ubuntu(probably up to version 10.10,because 11.04 might be packed with Unity desktop)).Here I have given the snapshot and download link for one of my favorite windows xp theme –
Theme Name : NotXP
Download Windows XP Theme for Ubuntu
Download NotXP theme
Dropbox is a great Application that allow you to synchronize files between multiple computers and devices; One most important feature is that ‘it will always save a copy of your files on it’s own server, which you can access from its website’. So Dropbox is also good(probably the best) for backup purposes(Specifically if you are a programmer, working on a project then it is really very easy to share files and folders with drag/drop interface).I always keep a backup of my important wordpress critical files related to this blog.Dropbox provides 2GB space (with a bandwidth limit of 10GB/day) without any cost,for all users.
Dropbox for Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)
For Ubuntu 10.10/10.04(Lucid Lynx) users, a lot of other backup tools are available like luckybackup but Dropbox is something different(because luckybackup tool is specially useful for os backup,dropbox is best for file backup). Since Dropbox is also available for mobile devices so you can access your files(pictures,iTunes,mp3…) right from your pocket.
Now lets come to our point that how dropbox can be installed on Ubuntu 10.10. You can install dropbox either using APT or directly by downloading the nautilus-plugin that will provide an GUI layer for dropbox. The second one is the easier method for installing dropbox on Ubuntu 10.10 so better stick with it.
Installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 10.10
#1 : Download the dropbox installer(*.deb package) for Ubuntu 10.10 from its official website.
#2 : Then open the file(*.deb file that you have downloaded in the above step) with Ubuntu Software Center and click on install to begin the installation procedure.
#3 : Then Restart the Nautilus.
#4 : Click on start Dropbox.Then enter your dropbox account details. Open an Account if you don’t have any Dropbox account yet.
#5 : That’s All..Have Fun! Here is one screenshot of my dropbox folder –