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kdevelop for ubuntu 10.04

KDevelop for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

kdevelop for ubuntu 10.04

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.

wubi for installing ubuntu 10.04

Wubi for Ubuntu 10.04

Wubi Installer : Install Ubuntu on Windows

Wubi is ubuntu installer for windows 7/vista/XP users which allows you to install(or uninstall) Ubuntu 10.04(or 9.10 or 10.10) in single click just like an another windows application.Wubi is free and open source software.(No need to download and burn ubuntu 10.04 ISO file on a CD/DVD)

Remarkable Features of Wubi

  • It’s very simple and easy to use(Install in one click)
  • wubi is safe(No need to worry about partitions/file system/… )
  • Wubi is discreet and modular

wubi for installing ubuntu 10.04

Requirements for Wubi

  1. min of 384 MB memory
  2. min  Hard-disk space of 5GB
  3. Windows 98,2000,XP,Vista

installing ubuntu 10.04 using Wubi Installer

#1.Download Wubi installer(Link is given below) for ubuntu 10.04(lucid Lynx).
Download Wubi for ubuntu 10.04

#2. Next,to install Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) on windows Vista/XP/7 just run the wubi installer and enter the password for Ubuntu 10.04 and click on ‘install’.That’s All..after few minutes ubuntu 10.04 will be ready to use.

#3. Wait for the installation to complete….Now you can use ubuntu 10.04 like any other application in windows and if you don’t like then just uninstall it in a single click.

antivirus software for ubuntu available now

Antivirus software for Ubuntu

Actually there aren’t so many options available in choosing right antivirus software(in comparison to other applications) on Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 because Linux based operating system is not vulnerable to the most of the viruses and  *wares(Due to the Fact that,Some years ago,only windows XP or other windows NT based operating system were suitable for common users so crackers and virus programmers had busy in creating viruses for windows OS. Another reason is that Linux based operating systems are much secure than windows).

antivirus software for ubuntu available now

But know things has changed and now Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx is becoming popular among common desktop users(for Home use as well as professional purposes due to the benefits of Open Source tools). That’s why It is a good idea to use antivirus tools in Ubuntu 10.04.Some Common and most recommended antivirus software for Ubuntu 10.04 is ClamAV and Avast.


Anyway, I don’t prefer to use any antivirus softwares on Ubuntu Linux based operating systems such as Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) or 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) or 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) or Linux Mint or Fedora… If you really want to secure yourself from cyber threats then first secure yourself on the Internet. Here are some good recommendation for a beginner :

  • Use strong passwords (Learn how to make strong passwords)
  • Always type url in the browser e.g http://www.amazon.com
  • check https (secure padlock) in the address bar before entering any confidential information on any website
  • Use Logout for closing a session

More details about the any antivirus software

Install Clamav on Ubuntu

Install Avast on Ubuntu

That’s All.. Have Fun!

installing netbeans on ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx

how to Install NetBeans on Ubuntu 10.04

NetBeans for Ubuntu 10.04

NetBeans IDE(Integrated Development Environment) is a great tool for developing software and web applications.Basically it supports java i.e it contains IDE for java,java development tools and plugins.You can also use NetBeans for C/C++ ,PHP,Ruby(+Rails)..and others by using plugins.NetBeans is free and Open Source application and it is available for all the platforms e.g Linux,Windows,Solaris,MacOSX.For developing desktop and mobile applications by using java,NetBeans is the best IDE.You can easily create applications(Desktop,Mobile,Web) through NetBeans in visual environment.For developing java based applications JDK is required but if you are using netbeans for other programming language then it is not required.

installing netbeans on ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx

Installing NetBeans IDE v6.8 on Ubuntu 10.04

1.Open Ubuntu Software Center(USC) from Applications.

2.Now search for “netbeans” in the top-right search bar.

3.Click on install in the result that named as NetBeans IDE.

4.Download and installation process will complete within few minutes.

5.Access NetBeans from Applications->Programming->NetBeans.

developing software by using netbeans

first program in perl with ubuntu 10.04

Perl Programming on Ubuntu 10.04

first program in perl with ubuntu 10.04

Perl interpreter is actually installed from beginning on ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx).So just start writing programs.If perl is not installed on ubuntu then go to synaptic package manager and search for perl;then install the latest version of perl.Perl is a script type programming language.Perl has very wide application in web development.Usually perl code use very less space and time in compare to other higher level programming languages like C.

Run.. First Perl program on Ubuntu 10.04

1. Open Gedit and write a small program given below to begin.

print “Welcome!\nEnter the two numbers… to add\n”;

print “First Number\t”;



print “Second Number\t”;




print”sum of the two given numbers = $sum\n”;

2.Save it as sum.pl or any file name ending with .pl.
3.Open Ubuntu terminal CTRL+ALT+T or Applications->Accessories->Terminal.
4.Change the directory(Use cd command) to the destination of file(sum.pl).
5.Type the command ..in terminal
$ perl sum.pl
6.Then your program will be executed(if no error is present) and it will ask you to enter the two numbers and it will calculate the sum.
7.That’s All..If you find any problem ..then you may like to notify me through comment.