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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

how to change windows buttons layout in ubuntu 10.10

After installing Ubuntu 10.10 or it’s previous version 10.04 LTS, did you notice the windows button layout? It’s there in upper left corner(not in right,as expected) but most of the people who have any experience with windows based operating would like to have in upper right corner.Some users use windows and ubuntu in dual boot so if they are using both windows and ubuntu,then also they need to have windows buttons in right corner.So this post will explain you how to move the windows buttons to right in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat /10.04 Lucid Lynx.This can be easily done by editing the preferences in GNOME configuration Editor(gconf-editor).

How to Move Windows buttons to Right

#1 : Hit ALT+F2 to open the Run Apps Dialog then enter ‘gconf-editor’ in text entry box and click on run button.

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#2 : Click on Apps –> Metacity –> General and select Button_Layout Field.

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#3 : Then double click on value field to edit.The Default setting has the value

        maximize,minimize,close:

 button-layout    

Then change it to something like this(and hit Enter to save)

    menu:maximize,minimize,close

you can alter the arrangement of maximize,minimize or close according to your need.So after changing the value field it will look something like this,

button-right

The buttons position will change immediately,when you will hit enter.That’s all …I hope you got your windows buttons back in Right.

What is your Opinion about the look and feel of Ubuntu 10.10 ?? I would appreciate if you will express your opinion through comments.

how to install MySQL on ubuntu 10.10

On Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) MySQL(server/client) Database Management System is recommended because it’s free,open source,fast and easy to install.MySQL is one of the most widely used DBMS specifically for web development.PHP+MySQL is a De Facto standard for creating dynamic websites.The most widely preferred cms(Content Management System) i.e wordpress(This blog is also running on wordpress) also uses PHP+MySQL to generate dynamic pages.

Installing MySQL in Ubuntu 10.10

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#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for ‘mysql’ or ‘mysql 5’ and select the packages(client and server) you need.

#2. Then click on Apply button to begin the installation procedure.In the middle of the installation you will be prompted for MySQL root password,set strong password for MySQL server.You will need this password for logging to your MySQL server account,with administrative power.

mysql-root-password

#3. Next installation will complete within a minute.You can start using your server/client now.Open terminal and Type the following command :

mysql -u user -h host –p                //Then Enter the User’s Password

In this scenario,the user is ‘root’ and in host use ‘localhost’;so the actual command will be

mysql -u root -h localhost –p

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That’s All…I hope,Now you are enjoying MySQL..don’t forget to comment specially in case of any problems related to MySQL and Ubuntu 10.10

how to install google gadgets in ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick is out! and if you want a charming and fancy GNOME desktop then Google gadgets will surely help you.Before going to our point first I am going to introduce you with Google Gadgets.In simple words Google Gadgets are mini objects developed in collaborative manner,and can be used to provide dynamic content to any web pages or to your desktop. It’s free to use and available for all platforms.

Installing Google gadgets on Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop

To install Google Desktop Gadgets in Ubuntu 10.10 just search for ‘gadgets’ or ‘google gadgets’ in Ubuntu Software Center and select the package you want to install.By default you should choose GTK based unless you want to use Google gadgets on KDE desktop.Then click on the install button and wait for the installation to complete.It will hardly take a minute to complete.

Where to find more cool Desktop Gadgets ?

Download more cool gadgets from it’s official website.

how to open RAR file on Ubuntu 10.10

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RAR(Roshal Archive) is an archive file format and supports data compression,file spanning and error recovery.On Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat RAR files can be open,unpacked or extracted by many applications e.g rar,7-Zip,PeaZip,unrar,winRAR.

Installing RAR Extractor in Ubuntu 10.10 

Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for ‘rar’.Install RAR compression/uncompression tool but remember it’s a shareware software so you must have to register after ending the trial period of 40 days.To install RAR tool just click on the install button(located in right end) and wait for the installation to complete(you may have to authenticate yourself by entering your ubuntu login password).

That’s All..Now you can select any RAR file and right click,then extract to the desired location.