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installing-adobe-reader

how to install Adobe reader in ubuntu 11.04

Adobe Reader (Formerly known as Acrobat Reader) is one of the most popular pdf reader. Adobe Reader is a freeware Application developed and maintained by Adobe Systems. Adobe Reader is primarily used in the reading and printing PDF (portable document format) Files (Although it as some pdf creation functionality, but it can be neglected in general).

Ubuntu 11.04 (alias : Natty Narwhal) has ‘Document Viewer’ installed by default, which is sufficient for viewing pdf documents or ebooks. But it’s a very basic application, so it doesn’t have any advanced features. That’s why you want to go for some third party PDF readers like Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader. Here I’ll explain about Adobe PDF Reader. Adobe reader has improved its user interface, now it’s much simple to use and navigate. The application startup time has also been reduced and some security features has been integrated in the latest version. The overall performance has improved.

Installing Adobe Reader from Synaptic Package Manager

#1 : First, open synaptic package manager and click on Settings -> Repositories -> Other Software and check all the boxes (basically two upper boxes, because rest of them would be already checked) to add those software sources.

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#2 : Now,click on Reload button, to update package information in the repository.

#3 : Then search for ‘adobe reader’ and select the packages, you want to install, then click on Apply button to begin the installation procedure, wait until the installation is completed.

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#4 : That’s All..you are done! Open it from the Main Menu and you can stuck it to the left icon panel (Right click on icon and select ‘Keep in Launcher’).

Installing from command line

After adding the software resources in step #1, you can skip above steps and install adobe pdf reader in one single command (you may have to enter your login password(if you haven’t entered recently at command prompt) ) –

 sudo apt-get install acroread

adobe reader on ubuntu 11.04

google body browser

Google Body for browsing Human Body with 3D Models

Google has just released a new web application- ‘Google Body(body browser)’ that allow you to browse human body like Google Maps using 3D models. So you can select different biological views of the human body and zoom in/out to the parts you want to explore. it can be viewed in any web browser with the support of WebGL e.g Google Chrome.

Currently only one Model i.e Female Model is available but on their official website it is indicated that Male Model is also coming soon! I am very enthusiastic about such innovative or amazing web applications ; so I think it will be a big hit, not only due to its amazing features but its use for learning/exploring human body.

Try Google Body Browser Now

Important Features of the Body Browser

  • Identify Anatomy
  • Zoom In/Out for the selected part/region
  • search for muscles,bones,organs and others
  • Easy navigation to the parts,you are interested in
  • smooth rotation of the body

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epub reader ubuntu

ePUB reader for Ubuntu

epub reader ubuntu

What is EPUB?

EPUB i.e electronic publication is an open ebook standard developed by International Digital Publishing Forum(IDPF).The EPUB files have the extension .epub.The EPUB is designed for reflowable content i.e the text display can be optimized for the particular display device used by the EPUB Reader.For Ubuntu the best software for reading  EPUB file formats is Calibre.

Recommended EPUB Reader : Calibre

Calibre is a ebook library management software and it can read all the common ebook formats.It is free and open source software.In ubuntu you can install it directly from the Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager.If you have any problem in installation then go to the link given below and come back if needed.

After completion of installation,open the *.epub file with Calibre or add the *.epub file to the calibre library from the options given in calibre.Then you can read the epub files in single click from calibre.

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how to install calibre on ubuntu

Calibre is an ebook library management software.This post will explain you about installing calibre(ebook collection manager) on Ubuntu OS(the process is same for almost all versions like ubuntu 9.10/10.04/10.10 …and others).Calibre is an open source and free application and in ubuntu you can find it in software center or package manager.You can also download and install it manually from it’s official website(http://calibre-ebook.com/).Calibre has support for wide range of formats,some most common formats are *.pdf,*.mobi,*.epub,*.html,*.odt,*.lit,*.txt.It’s very easy to import books from one platform to other (in couple of clicks) by using calibre.

Install ebook library management software calibre on ubuntu

From Command Line

#1. Open Terminal/shell;type the command(enter ubuntu login password if required) and enter y(when prompted for installation)

~$ sudo apt-get install calibre

#2. Wait until the installation is complete.

From Ubuntu Software Center

#1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and then move to Get Software -> Office and click on install in calibre row.
#2. Enter password if required and then wait for few minutes for the installation to complete.

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Conclusion : Calibre is one of the most popular ebook management application;due to the various formats support it’s known as universal ebook reader.After the completion of installation you can access it from Applications->Office->Calibre.