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speed up ubuntu

how to speed up ubuntu 9.10

how to speed up ubuntu

Why do you need to speed up Ubuntu 9.10?

Ubuntu 9.10 OR any other version of Linux is faster than windows based operating system e.g boot time,shutdown time and…so on, except in the case when we analyze about program start up time i.e the time it takes to launch an application.
The reason seems little obvious due to the structure and design of Linux based operating system like Ubuntu 9.10.In windows based applications,the most part of the required library(The libraries that must be available for the application to run,called as dependencies) are integrated within *.msi file i.e static linking is used.While in case of Linux based OS,dynamic linking is preferred and all the libraries are shared globally(Instead of windows analogy where all programs have their library attached statically) using the dynamic linking concept.That’s the secret for the small size of Linux based OS.So the application program has to first linked with all the libraries and API’s ..so it results in bigger startup time.The solution of this problem is prelinking.

How to speed up Ubuntu : with prelinking

To reduce program start up time …Prelinking is recommended.Go to this post for more details on how to use prelinking.(It’s applicable for All Linux Based system ..e.g Ubuntu 9.10,10.04,10.10..)

earn dollars by blogging

How to make passive income from Blogging!

Few years ago,when the term blogging was coined as …the activities related to developing,updating and maintaining blog(Another term for the website which is updated much frequently /week/day/hour.. with some extra features),then it was just a hobby..but now it is becoming a professional hobby;I mean the hobby which can also make some decent amount of Dollars with a little effort. These days many peoples are coming to the blogging field  but only few(less than 2%) of them gets success in earning dollars why? If you want to get success as a professional blogger then what should you know? How to Begin? If you want the answer for this type of question then this article will surely help you.

Simple Steps to Generate Passive Income by Blogging

#1 : Select the topic about which you want to blog

First and probably the most important step is to decide the topic about which you want to blog.It’s an brilliant idea to choose something related to your hobby;it will help you in generating unique and interesting content on a regular basis ..for the blog.One simple method to find the blog topic is to write down your interest and all the hobbies on a piece of paper;then rate it and choose something demanded on the web.You might like to use Google Adwords External keyword tool or google search engine itself.

In short, choose something you’re passionate about.

#2 : Choose a domain name and web hosting services

Domain
Choosing a Domain name for your blog seems a complex and time consuming process but in fact 15 minutes is more than sufficient for this.Try to choose the small(it’s better to have some relevant meaning but it’s not  strictly necessary ) domain name and something that people can remember easily(Although most of the visitors come from search engine so it doesn’t matter but it may give you few extra direct visitors).If you want to your keyword as domain name then choose less competitive keywords.DOT COM (*.com) is preferable for any purposes.

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Hosting
Web Hosting is the most critical part of all the steps because a little mistakes can spoil your whole work and effort. That’s why you should take very care in choosing the right web hosting companies. If you are really passionate about blogging then you should choose unlimited hosting plans.

If your site is going down or it’s page loading time is slow due to the poor hosting servers then it’s very bad! Don’t try to save few dollars per months by selecting cheap hosting plans..Web hosting is now already become very cheap(Due to shared hosting,but if your blog becomes very popular then you would need to shift it to a dedicated hosting server) ..less than $10/month.

Recommended Web Hosting for Blog

DreamHost : The best Web Hosting for blogging(specially if you want to by using wordpress,the most popular and efficient ‘blogging platform’ and ‘content management system’ available free as open source software).They offer unlimited(Bandwidth,Space,Email,Database..plus FREE ONE Domain) web hosting in $8.95/month with 100% Uptime Guarantee and ANY Time money-back if you are not happy with their services.There is also risk free trial to test the web hosting plan – Sign Up Now Use coupon Code DC4DH30 to get instant discount of $30
why DreamHost is best for blogging with wordpress

#3 : Designing Stuff

Whether you are a technical blogger or not ,wordpress is recommended for every one.Wordpress is an open source content management system and blogging platform ..available FREE for all,just few days ago latest version 3.01 was released.You don’t need to learn any web programming languages like PHP/HTML/JAVASCRIPT/CSS to create and  maintain the blog, if you will use wordpress software.

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform used my millions of blogger.You can install WordPress on your domain or subdomain within ten minutes either directly from cpanel(Almost all web servers supports wordpress well..Don’t worry about thinking that whether my web hosting…) or manually after downloading it from www.wordpress.org.

After installing wordpress you can browse through the entire theme directory for freely GPL(GNU Public License,it means you have full control over the themes) themes,available on wordpress official website.Choose a theme that best suited for your blog topic and have some customization options.A lot of free plugins are also available(On the wordpress.org) to add some extra functionality to the blog.Try to optimize the blog for faster loading time,because it’s very important for the success(As nobody will wait more than a few seconds to view your post).[some wordpress optimization related articles are coming soon!!].

#4 : Article Writing and Publishing

Now you are ready to enjoy BLOGGING!!.Content is the most important factor in success,because it is the content(information) for which people will visit your blog.Hence concentrate well on writing content and it must be unique because Copying content means spamming the web,Don’t do that if you want to become a successful blogger,Exception : in some cases it’s OK when you copy some quote or few lines but you should take permission, and you must specify the source URL.Article is written for people so it must provide some value i.e it must be useful for visitors/peoples.

Some blogger uses some advanced SEO techniques(which may violate the Google Webmaster’s Guidelines) but I recommend not to waste time on that ..basic SEO is necessary and it should be used,so write content by keeping in mind about Humans not the crawlers/bots.Publish the post frequently(try to keep the frequency min of 20 posts/month,although it may varies depending on the topic and size of article too).

After one months when you will start getting some significant visitors then use some tracking(Like Google tracking) techniques to analyze the source of the visitors,keywords and other SEO stuffs.Always remember No of visitors is a function of content,so to get more visitors focus on adding good content to the blog.

#5 : Generating Revenue from the visits

When you have decent amount of visits(or pageviews)/day then you can easily convert them to money!This step will discuss about function which will convert the visitors into dollars(Just think like a function of C or other programming languages..here you are passing the number of visitors as argument and it will return you Dollars).

There are many programs available for making dollars when you have decent visitor but ‘Google Adsense’ and ‘Affiliate Marketing’ are the best.The main important thing is that you should do a lot of experiment on that because some programs may be suited for some topics/blogs and may not be for other ..so it’s(Experiment) the only way to find out the best suitable program(visitors to dollars converting function) for you.

That’s All…I hope You enjoyed the article.Let me know if you have any idea/comment regarding this post..Happy Blogging !!

how to tweak ubuntu

how to tweak ubuntu 10.04-installing Ubuntu-Tweak

Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) is very fast and easy to customize but desktop settings and system configuration is still not so easy for the new users who just migrated from windows based system.That’s why in this post you will learn about a software(tool) that you can use to customize Ubuntu 10.04 in much simple way.That application name is ubuntu tweak,a free and open source software.

Tweaking Ubuntu 10.04 by Using Ubuntu-Tweak

Ubuntu-Tweak is an application for configuring ubuntu in more easy way and useful for both novice and advanced users.It allows you to change the look and behavior of desktop as well as to administrate system configuration that is usually not available in the GNOME or KDE desktop.

how to tweak ubuntu

A quick look at some important features of Ubuntu-Tweak

  • view basic information of your computer(CPU,Memory,Kernel,Distro..)
  • GNOME Session Control
  • Manage Startup programs
  • control desktop and mounted volume icons i.e whether they will apear and not.
  • Change Nautilus settings
  • Panel settings of GNOME
  • Power Management Settings with Advanced options
  • Security settings of the computer
  • other applications settings like Compiz

How to install ubuntu-tweak on Ubuntu 10.04

Method-A(From GUI)
1. Download ubuntu-tweak_0.5.4.1-1_all.deb file from the official website(Link is given below) of ubuntu tweak.
download ubuntu tweak

2. Then click on Download Now and open the file with GDebi package installer or just save it on your computer.

install ubuntu tweak on ubuntu lucid lynx

3. After the completion of downloading,installation process will begin automatically(If you have selected 2nd option in the above step then right click on the file and open with Gdebi package installer).A new window will appear click on install package to begin installation.

installing ubuntu-tweak

4.Installation will finish within a minute.

5. That’s all..Now you are ready to tweak your ubuntu computer.

Method-B(From Command Line Interface)
1. Open ubuntu terminal or shell from Applications->Accessories->Terminal or Hit CTRL+ALT+T.

2. Run the Following Command(Enter you login password if required)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

3. That’s All..you have installed ubuntu-tweak successfully.

Using Ubuntu-Tweak
Click on Applications->System Tools->Ubuntu Tweak to start the application(ubuntu tweak).Now select the options from right sidebar and customize you system and desktop settings it in few mouse clicks.

tweaking ubuntu system settings

How to Upgrade wordpress to version 3.0 from 2.9.2

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

remove delay while installing firefox extensions

remove delay while installing Firefox plugins

If you try to install Firefox plugins then you will have to wait for 3 seconds then only you can click on Install Now button i.e It takes three seconds to become active.It may annoy you if you are the users who install plugins frequently.

What is the reason of this 3 sec Delay?

Actually this is for security reasons because it prevents you from clicking automatically without reading for what purpose this plugin stands and whether this is trusted(verified) or not;because some plugins may act like a spyware.If so then your sensitive data(form or login or others) can be compromised very easily through the help of fake or untrusted plugins.So this 3 sec delay will give you a chance to read that what plugin you are going to install and whether it is safe or not.

How to remove this 3 sec installation delay in Firefox

1.Open Firefox and type “about:config” in the address bar(If it ask for security risk..then click on yes I understand security risks).

2.Now,Type “security.dialog_enable_delay” in the Filter Text box.

remove delay while installing firefox extensions

3.Then double click on the value(In the result) field to change.Set it to zero if you want to eliminate delay (or select 2000 for 2 seconds delay or 5000 for 5 sec delay or whatever you want.Unit is millisecond).

eliminate Firefox plugin installation delay

4.That’s all ..now you can close the about:config tab and install the plugins without any delay.

NOTE : Be careful while installing plugins!!