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How to Install GIMP Image Editor in Ubuntu 10.04

install gimp in ubuntu 10.04

GIMP is a powerful image editor application specially used for creating images and editing photographs.It is an open source and free software provided by GNU ,and good substitute for another popular Image editing software Adobe Photoshop.GIMP is a crossplatform application i.e it is available for all major operating systems like Linux based OS(Ubuntu,Fedora..) and Windows.Additional plugins are also available for GIMP to extend its features.It has all the necessary features like other image processing programs.In Ubuntu 10.04 you can install it in many ways either from ubuntu shell or package manager or you can manually download(debian package) it from its website(Although that is not recommended for ubuntu 10.04 users) to install.

Installing GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program) in Ubuntu 10.04

From Ubuntu Terminal
1.Open terminal(hit CTRL+ALT+T or Applications->Accessories->Terminal)
2.Use the following command to install GIMP;It may ask you to enter sudo password then enter your login(Ubuntu 10.04 Account) password.
$ sudo apt-get install gimp
3.Wait for downloading and installation to complete.It may take few minutes.
4.That’s all.. now,you can access GIMP from Applications->Graphics->GIMP Image Editor.

From Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager(SPM)
1.Open Ubuntu software Center or SPM and search for gimp.
2.Then click to install(Software Center) or mark it for installation(SPM) and then apply to install.
3.Wait until the download will finish and installation will begin automatically.Within few minutes installation process will also complete.
4.To Run GIMP,Go to Applications->Graphics->GIMP Image Editor.

Let me Know ,if any problem occurs(through Comments).

How to Install MySQL in Ubuntu 10.04

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Database management system is necessary every where whether it’s a web application or other business purpose software;in ubuntu 10.04 you may like to use MySQL,the fastest database management system for web applications.
MySQL is one of the most widely used database management system and it is light,free and open source so it is also in resonance with ubuntu philosophy.The aim of this post is to help you in installing mysql on your ubuntu 10.04 to help you in getting started with mysql.

Install MySQL on Ubuntu 10.04

1. First,Open SPM(Synaptic Package Manager) from System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager.Enter your password(Ubuntu login account) if it ask else,proceed to next step.
2. Now search for “mysql” by using the Quick Search box(on Top Upper part of the window).
3. Mark the package’s box you want to install e.g my sql client ,server ….
4. Now click on Apply to begin the installation(Followed by downloading process).
5. After few minutes,when the download will complete,installation begins automatically.It will hardly takes couple of minutes.In middle of installation you will have to enter root password for MySQL server.Enter a strong password for that.

install mysql on ubuntu 10.04
6. You have installed MySQL(Client/server) on your Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
7. That’s All…if you find any problem in installing mysql,let me know through comments.

Using MySQL in Ubuntu 10.04

To access Mysql server you can use following command in the linux terminal.
General format of the command
mysql -u user -h host -p (After hitting enter it will ask for mysql user’s password)
Running as localhost

Use mysql on Ubuntu 10.04

mysql -u root -h localhost -p (Enter the root password that you entered at the time of installation)
You can also install MySQL query browser(From Ubuntu Software Center) to make this process more simple.

How to Install Ubuntu Control Center in Ubuntu 10.04

install ucc in ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu Control Center is developed(Inspiration is inherited from Mandriva Control Center) specially for new users or those who are coming from windows XP vista or 7 because it’s purpose is to control the system applications and programs centrally like Windows Control Panel.Since Ubuntu 10.04(Or its older versions) is primarily focused on desktop experience,that’s why the application management and administration may become much easier and more efficient after installing UCC(Ubuntu Control Center).

Install Ubuntu Control Center

step1 : In order to install ucc first you have to install another software(Dependent Software)-Font Manager.You can install font manager by using Gdebi Package Installer.First download the package(e.g font-manager_0.5.3_i386.deb).
download Font Manager
Then install it by opening with Gdebi Package Installer or save it to your computer and later double click(Or right click to open with Gdebi Package Installer).It will hardly take few minutes.When it installs successfully then proceed to next step.

step2 : Now you can install Ubuntu Control Center.First download the appropriate package(e.g ucc_i386.deb).
download Ubuntu Control Center(ucc)
Then install it in the same manner(described in step1) either by selecting open with Gdebi package installer or by double clicking on it.

You can also install it from the Command line.First Open the ubuntu shell/terminal and then go the directory in you have placed the .deb package.Then Apply the following command to install any debian(.deb) package.
sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb

Now you can access it from Applications->System Tools->UCC.One more screenshot of UCC :

ubuntu control center for ubuntu 10.04