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firefox 4 for ubuntu 10.10

Firefox 4 for ubuntu 10.10

Mozilla Firefox 4(Final Version) has Released after a long series of beta releases/experiment. Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)/10.04 or 11.04 users can now(Beta versions were not available officially) install the latest version of Firefox(i.e 4.0) in a couple of clicks.

Firefox 4 has arrived with a lot of changes and improvements. Firefox version 3.x had a bad record(I was using Google Chrome on my desktop(with Ubuntu 10.10) from the past one year) with Ubuntu or any other Linux based operating systems; but Firefox 4 seems pretty fast ..and I think it will surely increase the Firefox usage share on Linux distros(like Ubuntu,Linux Mint(10),Fedora(14),Open Suse etc) along with a better reputation.

The new Add ons Manager of Firefox 4 is very impressive; the tabbing experience also seems good. The Home icon has shifted to upper right corner,by default. Here is two snapshots –

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Add ons Manager –

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how to install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

First of all you are recommended to remove the older version of firefox(probably 3.x). In synaptic package manager search for firefox and mark the box for removal.Wait for few minutes until the package is removed; then follow the steps given below –

step #1 : Open Synaptic Package Manager and add the Firefox PPA to the software resources. Go to Settings->Repositories->Other Software and click on Add button; enter this ppa address –

ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

firefox ppa for ubuntu
step #2 : Click on reload button to update the software Repository information.

step #3 : Now,search for ‘firefox 4’ and mark the check box for installation.

step #4 : Next, click on Apply button to begin installation. Then wait for the installation to complete.That’s all!

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Google Chrome for Linux Mint

Linux Mint, one of the most popular(probably under exponential growth) Linux Distribution, has just released its new version – Linux Mint 10 (code named as Julia) with GNOME and KDE desktops. Linux Mint is based on Debian and Ubuntu, so it looks almost similar to Ubuntu because both uses GNOME as their default; Linux Mint is much simple to use and developed specifically for absolute beginners. Linux Mint is free and open source(its source code is available under GPL(GNU Public License)). So if you were planning to try a hand on Linux based operating systems, then it’s a great chance for you.

Linux Mint have Mozilla Firefox installed by default, which is not performing well on Linux based systems,on the other hand, Google Chrome is rocking on Linux based distributions like Linux Mint,ubuntu,Fedora,Open Suse,etc. Google Chrome is a cross platform web browser, based on the open source project – chromium (hosted on code.google.com).

Google has done a lot of improvements in google chrome, to make it the next generation browser (the browser of WEB 3.0). Some Advanced features include – DNS pre fetching(On a page,the DNS address of the links will be resolved in advanced, so that when the user will click on that then the browser can directly connect to the destination server(instead of DNS server first,as usual)) and url prediction service(in the address bar, it will try to predict the url and it will be loaded instantly before you hit the Enter key).

Download Google Chrome for Linux Mint 10/9

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Get the Debian package(Binary installer for Linux Mint,Ubuntu and Debian is same,so select Ubuntu,if there is no separate option for Linux Mint) from here – Download Google Chrome .

How to install Google Chrome in Linux Mint 10/9

#1 : Click on the above link and download the .deb file for your architecture(32bit/64bit).

#2 : Then open the file with Gdebi package installer (or software center if gdebi is not available).

#3 : A new window will appear,click on install and wait for the installation to complete.

#4 : That’s All! you can start using chrome – from Internet – > Google Chrome

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how to install dropbox on ubuntu 10.10

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

Installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 10.10

#1 : Download the dropbox installer(*.deb package) for Ubuntu 10.10 from its official website.

Download Dropbox

#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 –

Dropbox on Ubuntu 10.10

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how to install filezilla on ubuntu 10.04

Filezilla is one of the best application for transferring file from your computer to the server.Filezilla is a free FTP software which available for both client and server.Filezilla is open source and cross platform(available for windows,Mac,BSD and Linux based os like Ubuntu 10.10/10.04,Fedora,opensuse..).Filezilla Client version 3.4.0 beta1 was on last month(jan 2011).As a Ubuntu 10.10 users I would strongly recommend FileZilla for transferring file in web development purposes.

Filezilla for Ubuntu 10.10

Features of FileZilla at a Glance

  • It’s simple to use
  • FileZilla supports FTP,FTPS(FTP over TLS/SSL) and SFTP(SSH File Transfer Protocol).
  • support for IPv6(Internet Protocol version 6)
  • available for Windows,Linux based OS,Mac and BSD.
  • Remote File Editing
  • Drag and Drop support
  • it is available in many languages
  • support for large files(Greater than 4GB)
  • +many advanced features

Installing Filezilla(client) on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)/10.04(Lucid Lynx)

#1 : Open Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package manager.

#2 : Search for ‘filezilla’ and click on install(in USC) or check the box(in SPM) and click on Apply.

#3 : Now wait for the installation to complete.

#4 : That’s All , you are Done! Go to Applications->Internet->Filezilla to start the application.

#5 : Now enter the server details – hostname(e.g. wxyz.com),username(e.g xxxxxxx) and password(e.g ******************) in QuickConnect Input Fields and click on QuickConnect.If everything ok,then the server’s directory will be listed successfully.Now save the connection details in site manager if you want to connect again to that server.

Have Fun with Filezilla!! Let me know if you have any problem with filezilla ,through comments.

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) has Mozilla Firefox installed on it as Default web browser.Firefox is the most popular browser on this planet but it has been loosing its share from the past few months(It may restore the market share after the release of Firefox 4.0) may be due to some reasons like major security bugs,instability,speed etc. Continue reading