Category Archives: Desktop

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top 10 ubuntu themes

Ubuntu 10.10 has already a lot of charming themes installed by default but it’s not sufficient for everybody specifically for those who(of course I ϵ ‘that set of enthusiastic Ubuntu users’) always want the desktop to ‘Look Different’.So in this post I’ll give you some snapshot(as well as download link) of some of the best ubuntu themes for GNOME desktop users.Due to the open source nature of ubuntu,it isn’t that much easy to come up with top 10 themes.Some of the best default themes are Radiance,Ambiance,Clearlooks(classic theme of gnome desktop),NewWave,Dustsand.Ubuntu uses GNOME as default desktop and it is fully customizable;you can try different combination of borders,colors and icons to create your own themes. Continue reading

how to install google earth in ubuntu 10.10

how to install Google earth in ubuntu 10.10

how to install google earth in ubuntu 10.10

Introduction
If you have ever used the Google Earth,the virtual globe/map(3D Planet viewer),online or as a desktop application in windows or Mac then don’t worry!! it’s available for Linux based OS like Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)/10.04(Lucid Lynx),Open Suse…etc.Google earth was originally developed by Keyhole Inc(A software development company,CEO : Johne Hanke),but later Google acquired it(in 2004) and renamed it as Google Earth.Now a lot of applications provided by Google is based on google earth. Continue reading

install Clementine on ubuntu

how to install clementine media player on Ubuntu

clementine on ubuntu

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

how to install amarok in ubuntu

how to install amarok in ubuntu 10.10/10.04

Amarok is the best mp3 player for Ubuntu 10.10/10.04/9.10 or any other Linux Based operating systems such as Linux Mint,Fedora,OpenSuse..So this post is aimed to help novice users in installing Amarok on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) but actually the procedure is almost same for other platforms.Amarok has lot of features like Dynamic Playlists,Context View,scripts,database importing…. with an intuitive user interface(UI). Continue reading

how to record desktop in ubuntu 10.10

Do you want to record desktop/screen in Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) ? it’s very simple because this post will explain about a free and open source application that you can use to capture desktop in a couple of clicks.Actually there is a dozens of open source tools that you can try but RecordItNow is my favorite desktop recording software on Ubuntu 10.10.

RecordItNow : Desktop Recording Software for Ubuntu
RecordItNow is plugin based desktop recorder designed for KDE.It is based on recordmydesktop application and it uses ffmpeg && mencoder for encoding.It’s very simple to use and graphical interface is very simple.RecordItNow version 0.8 is the latest build,released in March 2010. Continue reading