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how to install wine on ubuntu 10.04

how to install wine on ubuntu 10.04

Wine – Windows program loader/installer : Ubuntu 10.04

how to install wine on ubuntu 10.04

Wine is a compatibility layer to run windows applications/softwares on Linux based OS like Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx)/9.10/10.10.The most important fact is that the applications doesn’t required CPU emulation and run at full speed.The Wine can be installed in Ubuntu 10.04 by using command line or Synaptic Package Manager.Wine package contains a program loader which is used to run windows executables(*.exe).

Installing Wine in Ubuntu 10.04 by using Synaptic Package Manager

1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for ‘wine’.

2. Then select the row which contains wine 1.2 and mark the package(by checking box) for installation; and click on ok if it asks for dependencies.

3. Next,click on Apply to install wine and wait ….until the installation is completed.

4. Now,you are ready to use wine.

Install Wine from Command Line(Terminal/shell)

To install wine from command line,first open the terminal(In Ubuntu 10.04,just hit CTRL+ALT+T) and type the command given below
sudo apt-get install wine

Using Wine on Ubuntu 10.04/9.10
After successful installation of wine on Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx),you can open it from Applications->Wine OR just right click on windows executables(.exe) and select ‘Open With Wine Windows Program Loader’.

install gyachi-yahoo client for linux |ubuntu 10.04

how to install gyachi on ubuntu 10.04(Lucid)

Gyachi for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Gyachi application is a fork from Gyach Enhanced yahoo Client for Linux based operating system.Gyachi is based on yahoo instant messenger protocol.Gyachi’s user interface is based on GTK+ version-2 and it’s aim is to provide all the features that is available in windows yahoo messenger client.It has a lot of features like Voice-chat,nicknames,webcams,avatars,images and many more.

install gyachi-yahoo client for linux |ubuntu 10.04

install Gyachi in ubuntu 9.10/10.04/10.10

On Ubuntu 10.04 you can either install it from Synaptic Package ManagerĀ  after adding the Package address or from command line.Here both the methods are explained choose whatever you like.

Installing Gyachi from Synaptic Package Manager
1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and enter the login password(If asks).

2. Then click on Settings->Repositories->Other Software.

3. Next,click on +Add and enter the following value in box which says APT line
ppa:baudm
Then,click on +Add Source.

install gyachi from synaptic package manager

4. Next,close the current window and click on Reload button in Synaptic Package Manager.

5. Now,search for gyachi in quick search bar of synaptic package manager;Mark the box for installation(Select the dependencies by clicking on ok if necessary) and click on Apply to install gyachi.Installation will complete within a minute.

Installing Gyachi from Command Line
1. open terminal from Applications->Accessories->Terminal or hit CTRL+ALT+T.

Then Type the following command –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:baudm

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gyachi

Using Gyachi in Ubuntu 10.04
Open Gyachi – improved from Applications->Internet->GYachE Improved.

antivirus software for ubuntu available now

Antivirus software for Ubuntu

Actually there aren’t so many options available in choosing right antivirus software(in comparison to other applications) on Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 because Linux based operating system is not vulnerable to the most of the viruses andĀ  *wares(Due to the Fact that,Some years ago,only windows XP or other windows NT based operating system were suitable for common users so crackers and virus programmers had busy in creating viruses for windows OS. Another reason is that Linux based operating systems are much secure than windows).

antivirus software for ubuntu available now

But know things has changed and now Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx is becoming popular among common desktop users(for Home use as well as professional purposes due to the benefits of Open Source tools). That’s why It is a good idea to use antivirus tools in Ubuntu 10.04.Some Common and most recommended antivirus software for Ubuntu 10.04 is ClamAV and Avast.

Update!

Anyway, I don’t prefer to use any antivirus softwares on Ubuntu Linux based operating systems such as Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) or 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) or 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) or Linux Mint or Fedora… If you really want to secure yourself from cyber threats then first secure yourself on the Internet. Here are some good recommendation for a beginner :

  • Use strong passwords (Learn how to make strong passwords)
  • Always type url in the browser e.g http://www.amazon.com
  • check https (secure padlock) in the address bar before entering any confidential information on any website
  • Use Logout for closing a session

More details about the any antivirus software

Install Clamav on Ubuntu

Install Avast on Ubuntu

That’s All.. Have Fun!

clamav in ubuntu 10.04-snapshot

how to install clamav on Ubuntu 10.04

Clamav for Ubuntu 10.04

Clamav(clam antivirus) is an application program designed to be an antivirus toolkit for Unix and Linux based operating systems like Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10.Clamav is an command line tool which is based on libclamav6 library.Clamav is a very flexible and feature rich(multi-threading daemon for automatic update of clam-freshclam package,a virus database for clamav) software and you can make it more efficient by installing clam TK ,the front end of Clamav.So when you will install clam tk then you will be able to work in graphical environment instead of command line.Other features includes built in support for archive formats,mail file formats,other most widely used document formats like PDF,files like HTML,RTF.

clamav in ubuntu 10.04-snapshot

installing clamav on Ubuntu 10.04

1. Open Synaptic Package Manager(from System->Administration->SPM) and enter your login password if needed.

2. Then,go to quick search bar(near top center) and type “clamav”.

3. Next,mark the boxes in the rows containing clamav and clam-TK(GUI fron end of clamav) and don’t forget to select all the additional library or packages when it ask(click OK) just after marking a box.

4. Now click on Apply and wait until the installation is complete.Later you can access it from accessories.

5. That’s all..I hope you have installed clamav successfully on your ubuntu-computer.

avast for ubuntu

Avast for Ubuntu 10.04

avast for ubuntu

In fact Ubuntu 10.04 or any other Linux based systems are not so vulnerable to viruses and worms because most of these malicious programs were developed for windows platform with .exe executables so they are harmless for ubuntu 10.04.One more fact is that,Ubuntu(or any GNU-Linux OS) security policy and strategy is very secure as compare to other operating system like windows and mac.So If you want to install antivirus software for scanning other media or other drives then Avast Antivirus is a good choice.
Avast antivirus has many edition like FREE,PRO and others but FREE edition is sufficient for common Internet users.

How to Install Avast Antivirus software on Ubuntu 10.04

1. Download avast(FREE Version) from its official website(click below on the download link and then a window will appear-save the .deb file on your computer).
Download Avast for Ubuntu

2. Go to download(or other location where you have just downloaded the avast debian package );Then Open avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb with Gdebi package Installer and then click on install Package.

3. Wait until the installation is complete(it will take less than a minute).

4. Now to use avast you will need a valid License Key(Click below and register,they will send you a valid license key by e-mail within 24 hours).
Click here to obtain free license key from avast

5. After getting the key, Go to Applications->Accessories->avast! Antivirus and enter the license key.

6. That’s All…Avast is installed successfully on your ubuntu 10.04.