Skype is a freeware (limited) Application that is used in Instant messaging, voice calls (VoIP,Voice over Internet Protocol) and video conferencing. You can also call to mobile or landline telephones with some charges (Debit type). Skype (originally called as : sky peer-to-peer) is one of the most popular apps for video calling.
Skype is different from other VoIP software, due to its architecture, other VoIP software are based on client server system (e.g Google Talk) while Skype uses peer to peer system (probably that’s the reason why Skype consumes a lot of bandwidth in comparison to other VoIP application). On Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), empathy is installed by default, but it’s video/audio quality is very poor, skype is better than that. This article will explain you – how to install skype (Latest beta version : 2.2) on a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.04. Since Skype is a proprietary application, you can’t find it in Ubuntu Software center or Synaptic Package Manager, so it can be installed after downloading the package (Debian Package, with extension .deb).
Features of Skype
- Instant Messaging
- Audio/Video Calling
- Video Conferencing
- File Transfer
- Screen/Desktop Sharing
- Facebook News Feed
- call transfer
- group calling
Installing Skype On Ubuntu 11.04
#1 : Download the *.deb file (select latest version of Ubuntu and your computer architecture) from it’s official website –
download Skype for Ubuntu or 32bit || 64bit
#2 : Install skype – either by ‘Right Click -> Open with Ubuntu Software Center ->Install’ method or from command line using dpkg, Type the following command(s), followed by your user account password (Here I assume your computer architecture is 32 bit, if you have other package, then just change the command according to that):
sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu_184.108.40.206-1_i386.deb
#3 : Wait, until the installation is complete. That’s all..access it from Main Menu (Top Left) or pinch it to the letf icon panel (as a launcher), if you use it frequently.
Ubuntu 10.10 ..(Maverick Meerkat) is one of the popular operating system among desktop users.Although Ubuntu has lot of useful applications that comes by default but still some common applications are not installed.Skype,the popular VoIP software is one of them.You can install skype on Ubuntu either from the Synaptic Package Manager or by opening it with Ubuntu Software Center after the manual download from it’s official website.
Features of Skype Continue reading
This post is written for beginners about an open source media player clementine.Clementine is developed on
the top of Amarok media player.Clementine is an open source media player and it’s available for Linux based
OS e.g Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat),10.04(Lucid Lynx)..,Windows and Mac OS X.Clementine is a fast music player with nice interface and options to enjoy music.
Features of Clementine
it has a lot of features like Dynamic and smart playlists,rain effects,file converting and editing features,Lyrics searching from Internet and the one of the best feature is – easy synchronization with Ipod or MTP or mass storage USB players. Continue reading
swap memory space and swapping in OS
Swapping is a simple memory/process management technique used by the operating system(os) to increase the utilization of the processor by moving some blocked process from the main memory to the secondary memory(hard disk);thus forming a queue of temporarily suspended process and the execution continues with the newly arrived process.After performing the swapping process,the operating system has two options in selecting a process for execution :
*Operating System can admit newly created process (OR) *operating system can activate suspended process from the swap memory.
Conclusion : If you have ever used any Linux based operating system then at the time of installation …Did you see an options/warning for the need of swap memory space?? If you have enough primary memory(RAM) e.g greater than 2GB then you may need not any swapping memory space for desktop users(I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and total RAM is 4GB so I am not feeling any trouble without swap memory space) and some times using swap memory may slow down your computer performance.
Credit : Operating Systems…by William Stallings
WordPress Version 3(Stable) is just released and so all wordpress bloggers should upgrade to the wordpress 3 from the older versions.You can install wordpress in two ways either automatically or manually.This post will explain you about upgrading wordpress v 2.7(just previous stable version) to wordpress v 3.
Upgrading to wordpress 3.0 From 2.9.2
1. Open your blog and login through the administrator account.
2. Deactivate all the plugins and make backup for post of all the authors(wordpress_author.xml) and also make a backup of sql database(database_name.sql) by logging to your hosting account.This step is extremely important!! otherwise you may loose all your posts in some cases.
3. On the Dashboard you will see an option for upgrading to wordpress 3 in top(as well as in right bottom corner and also in left).Click on “please upgrade to wordpress 3”.
4. Click on automatic installation and enter your hosting account details and proceed.
5. Installation will complete within a couple of minutes.
6. That’s all..
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You can also install it manually by downloading the package from wordpress official website.If you want to install manually then more tutorial can be found here – Install wordpress manually