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Google Chrome 11 – Stable Version is finally Out! : Download Now!

Today, Google Chrome Team has declared the next stable release of the browser – Google Chrome. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browser of this planet. it has released it’s next stable version 11 with a lot of improvements and features. Google chrome 11.0.696.57 is available for Windows ,Mac and Linux based OS like Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc.

One of the great improvement is that – You can provide speech input through HTML.. This feature is really very good for web developers, so that the visitors can read the content of a page just in single click. The voice to text feature with speech recognition is some thing we always wanted, let’s enjoy (Assuming that Artificial Intelligence level is acceptable) this feature with Google Chrome. Some GPU related 3D effects has been added, it means better Gaming in browser, with more fun and reality.

Download Google Chrome 11

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How to install Picasa on Ubuntu 11.04

Picasa is a photo management Application from Google Inc. Picasa is a free software, available for all platforms – Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X. Picasa (probably named after great painter, drawer and sculpturist – Pablo Picasso) runs using Wine on Ubuntu 11.04, so it lacks some features, but still it’s a great apps for photo editing, organizing and sharing  picture, on Ubuntu.

On Ubuntu 11.04, you can also F-spot photo manager (Open Source and free Apps for managing pics), available in Ubuntu Software Center. Picasa has a lot of features that’s why most users prefer Picasa over Fspot. Picasa will never delete any pictures, and it won’t upload any picture to the web without your permission. Picasa 2.7 is the latest stable release for Linux based OS, or you can also try Picasa 3.0 Beta, if you want; download links are given below and the installation procedure is same in both the cases.

New Features in Picasa 3.0

  • Easy to add watermark or text to photos
  • better integration with Picasa web Albums
  • easy to upload pics
  • advanced retouch tools to improve photo quality

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Installing Picasa on Ubuntu 11.04

step #1 : Download the Debian Package for your computer architecture (32 or 64 bit).

Download Picasa for Ubuntu

step #2 : Right Click and open the file with Ubuntu Software Center (or simply double click on the file) to begin, then click on install button and wait until the installation is complete.

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step #3 : That’s All.. Now you can find it in the main menu (Top Left Corner)

Install Picasa from command line

Open Terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and type the following commands –

For 32 bit

wget http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/non-free/p/picasa/picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb

For 64 bit

wget http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/non-free/p/picasa/picasa_3.0-current_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i picasa_3.0-current_amd64.deb
empathy : Equivalent to gtalk

gtalk for Ubuntu 11.04

gtalk or Google Talk is an instant messaging and VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) application (Client Apps), developed/maintained by Google Inc. it’s free to use and available only for Windows (Xp, Vista or 7). gtalk uses XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) , an open standard communication protocol based on XML (Extensible Markup Language).

Features of gtalk at a Glance

  • Instant Text Chat
  • Instant Voice Chat(Audio/Video)
  • Encrypted data transfer between the client and server
  • Offline Messaging

but Gtalk is available only for Windows (Although Google had a plan to make it available for all platform, but..), so on Ubuntu there is another equivalent apps Gnome Talk(gtalk) that you can use, or You can also install gtalk(Google talk) on ubuntu 11.04 using Wine.

empathy : Equivalent to gtalk

Empathy – Instant Messaging Client : Equivalent to gtalk

Empathy is a free and open source instant messaging client Apps for Ubuntu 11.04. it has almost all features, as you can find in gtalk. Empathy supports for ‘Google talk’, yahoo, AIM, MSN, Facebook and many instant messaging protocols. it’s installed by default, on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). So in order to start chatting just open it and enter the account details (protocol, username and password). That’s all, now you are ready chat (Text/Audio/Video) with gMail or Facebook friends.

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how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.04

A short Introduction : Google Chrome (a free and open source web browser), derived from the Chromium Web Browser (Open Source Project) , has been developed and maintained by Google Inc. Google chrome is available for Windows, Linux based OS such as Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and Mac OS X. The most important thing about the Chrome is that – it’s popularity(as well as some features) has increased exponentially; it provides all the features and functionality that a modern browsers should provide. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browser on this planet.

If you have just installed the Ubuntu 11.04, then you got Mozilla Firefox installed by default. Mozilla Firefox sucks on Ubuntu or any other Linux Distribution, but people(specifically web developers) still uses it due to some plugins like Firebug,PageSpeed , which were not available in other browser, but Now, most of them is available for Google Chrome. Google chrome has minimal designed interface, optimized for speed. Surfing (Experience) is fun (Fast, Secure), when you have Google Chrome. it has some advanced features like – Instant Loading (load the page as you type the URL in the Address bar), Pre DNS Fetching (Perform the DNS look up of the links on the loaded page, in the background) etc to boost the browsing speed.

Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.04

Google Chrome can be installed in many ways, on Ubuntu 11.04. Here I’ll explain few simple methods. You can also install Chromium (almost similar to Google Chrome), it is available in Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager. Just follow the steps –

step #1 : Go to its official website and download the Debian Package. Google Chrome version 10.x.* is the latest one.

Download the Google Chrome for Ubuntu 11.04

step #2 : Open the saved file with Ubuntu Software Center (Right Click on the Package, then select Open With USC; click on install Button to proceed) or Use the dpkg command to install the package. To install from the command line, type the command given below and enter your login password to proceed.

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

step #3 : That’s all.. No more steps.. Enjoy surfing with Chrome.

Here is one snapshot, how Google Chrome looks on Ubuntu 11.04 –

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Page Speed Online (Online version of Google Page Speed) has launched!

Initially, Google Page Speed plugin was available for Firefox only, now it is available as a web apps(as well as an extension for Google Chrome) . Therefore one can test and analyze the speed of a website without installing any application – just from the browser.

Page Speed Online Launched! – by Google Labs

Google page Speed is a very helpful tool for web developers. The faster sites results in better user experience,less bounce rate and better conversion rates – That’s why page speed has been developed. it calculates a score out of 100 ; analyze the different aspects of speed and then proper suggestion is generated for the website developers, so that they can easily fix the speed issues of the page to make it faster and responsive. So if you want to try page speed, enter the URL of the website and hit Enter. You can also select the option for suggestions- either for Desktop or mobile.

What is Page Speed Online ?

it is nothing but the web application equivalent to the popular Firefox Plugin Page Speed(That you might have used with Firebug), developed by Google Labs. The main advantage over the older version is that – it is web based, so no installation is required.

Try Page Speed Online

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