Ubuntu 10.04-Lucid Lynx uses GNOME as Default Desktop.GNOME desktop is used by most of the Linux distros,it has lot of options,themes and features.You can customize it up to the level you want.In this post you will learn about installing Mac OSX theme on Ubuntu 10.04.For Ubuntu you can use Macbuntu which is Mac OS X transformation Pack pack specifically designed for Ubuntu.This Package contains all the system components to mimic Mac OS X appearance on Ubuntu 10.04.
Installing Mac Theme on Ubuntu 10.04
#1. Download Mac Theme Package ‘Macbuntu’ from the link given below.
Download Macubuntu Package
#2. Extract the archive,it will create a Macbuntu-10.04 directory.
#3. Go to Macbuntu-10.04 directory,open terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and run the ‘install.sh’ file(it’s a bash script) as regular user.The simple way is to “Drag the install.sh file and Drop it to Terminal,then press Enter”.Then follow some simple instructions.
#4. That’s All…Now you can enjoy Mac OS X Theme on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
Video Converter tools or softwares are very demanded thesedays due to the ipods craze.So this post will explain about a free video converter software,so that GNU/Linux users(e.g Ubuntu 9.10/10.04/10.10 desktop users) can convert videos to various ipod formats.The name of that application is TLF(Thin Liquid Film).
Thin Liquid Film(TLF) : Ipod Video Converter
By using Thin Liquid Film software,you can convert your video files into ipod file formats very quickly on Linux based operating system.It’s is written in pyqt so it works seamlessly on KDE desktops,but you can also use it on Gnome(or other desktops) Desktop after installing its dependencies.Hence it works well as a free and efficient video converter for Linux based os.
Features of TLF
- Display Details about source video files
- Options to configure output quality settings
- show a preview of encoded video
- easy way to change output settings for file(s).
- It uses ffmpeg as the encoding engine
- direct upload(to ipod) is very simple and fast
Requirements for TLF(Thin Liquid Film) applications
- libgpod python bindings
#1. To install TLF,first extract the downloaded(Link is given above ) package(*.bz2(how to extract rar/bz2 in Ubuntu)) by using commands or in GUI mode.(Assuming that you have installed all the dependencies as described in Requirements,if not then first install those dependencies from package manager(e.g from synaptic package manager in ubuntu 10.04/9.10 or earlier))
tar -jxpf *.tar.bz2 //for extracting archive file
#2. Then go to the directory where you see install.py file(script),and run the command –
then enter your login password .Wait…for the installation to complete.
After completing the installation procedure of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx,I had finished installation of some Ubuntu extras like Adobe Flash,VLC,Google Chrome ..and so on.Then I searched for my favorite C++ IDE – KDevelop but it wasn’t there either in Ubuntu software center or Synaptic Package Manager.Then how can we install KDevelop on Ubuntu 10.04,well it’s very simple and how?that’s the purposes of this post.Later I found that KDevelop can be installed in three simple steps by changing Repository settings in SPM.
Installing KDevelop on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and click on ‘Settings->Repositories’.A new window (named as software sources) will open,then click on tab which says ‘Updates’ and check the box for ‘Unsupported updates'(close the current window).
#2. Now click on Reload(Since repository settings have changed) to update the software listings and search for ‘kdevelop’;then mark the packages for installation and finally click on Apply(click OK if it asks for dependent libraries/API) to install KDevelop.
#3. Wait…….for few moments until the installation is completed.That’s All! Open kdevelop from Applications->Programming->KDevelop and Enjoy the FUN! of programming.
I Hope you have installed KDE successfully …if it’s true then let me know through comments else,what’s the problem?..write in a comment.
This post will explain you about changing login screen in ubuntu 10.04 by using some tools.In older versions of Ubuntu you could use change the background image and fonts from Appearance settings but in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx there is no options available there.So we will control the login screen by using an extra utility – Ubuntu Tweak.
Changing Login Screen in Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) – By Using Ubuntu Tweak
step1 : Install Ubuntu Tweak
Go to the link(given below) if you haven’t already installed ubuntu tweak and come back again to this post after completing that.
installing UbuntuTweak on Ubuntu 10.04
step2 : Open Ubuntu Tweak(Applications->System Tools).
step3 : Click on Login Settings(Under Startup section) and enter the ubuntu login password to unlock(Just like other authentication ..for security reasons).
step4 : Then change the settings by checking on the appropriate boxes OR selecting custom background images and logo under login theme..and restart(or just logout)your computer to see the changes at login screen.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article ..Let me know your thoughts through comments.
Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx)/9.10 users or any other Linux based OS users which uses GNOME desktop as windows manager can install windows 7 themes pack or Win2-7 Pack for windows 7 look on your ubuntu(10.04 or older versions).Win2-7 pack 5.7.2 is the latest version available now!(See below for download link).The purpose of this win2-7 pack is to provide simple,efficient,user friendly and easily customizable windows 7 transformation pack for the gnome desktop.
It’s available free(Scroll Down.. for download link) and installation/uninstallation is easy but it’s recommended to make a backup before implementing windows 7 Aero themes/pack on Ubuntu 10.04.Currently win2-7 pack is available in three languages – English,French and Spanish.
Download Windows 7 Theme – Transformation pack(45MB)
After downloading the windows 7 theme – transformation pack,extract the archive file and run the installer script(Don’t forget to backup all your data on Ubuntu 10.04).That’s all ….feel and enjoy windows 7 look in Ubuntu 10.04.