Ubuntu 10.04 comes with Document Viewer(Installed by default) which is a robust application(Good for reading e-book or pdf document) so it is not necessary to search for any other e-book reader.But one fact is that- Document Viewer is a basic application designed for general purposes uses and contains only the basic features like text selection,text search,zoom and others.If you have ever used Foxit Reader in windowsXP or 7 then you will feel the difference between Foxit reader and document viewer.Foxit reader is an excellent pdf reader with many advanced features and it is available free for all platforms(Linux,window..).That’s why you would like to use Foxit reader on ubuntu 10.04 too.Foxit Reader is also available FREE for Linux operating system in different package format(e.g debian package is available for Ubuntu) and installing procedure is extremely simple! Just few steps..
How to Install Foxit Reader in Ubuntu 10.04 :
step1 : Go to the download page of foxit software’s official website.
Download Foxit Reader
step2 : On the website search for the text “Foxit Reader for Desktop Linux”.Just Below- click on more download.Then different package options will come.Select .deb(3.61MB).
step3 : Now a small window will appear with the message similar to “Open with GDebi Package Installer”,Click OK.Now downloading will begin and wait for the download to complete.When the download will complete then a window will open automatically(as in above picture).click install package to install the foxit reader.It will take few seconds.
step4 : Foxit reader is now installed on your computer.To open it you may go to Applications->Office->Foxit Reader or right click on the pdf Document and click on “Open with Foxit Reader”.
step5 : End of The Statement..Now Enjoy reading books with Foxit Reader!!
Credit : www.foxitsoftware.com
Google chrome is one of the fastest browser available and its popularity is increasing very fastly.You can also install chromium browser in Ubuntu 10.04 that is available in software center;similar to Google chrome.Although a beta version of Google chrome is also released for Linux(Ubuntu/OpenSUSE and others).For Ubuntu 10.04 it is simple to install using Debian package installer.
Install Chrome in Ubuntu 10.04 :
step1 : Get the Google Chrome fr0m its official website.
Download Google Chrome
step2 : When you accept the TOS(Terms of Service) and downloading will start then open the package with Gdebi Package installer.
step3 : When the software will be downloaded then installation will begin if you click on install package.Next,Installation will complete within few seconds.
step4 : Open it fr0m Applications->Internet->Google Chrome.
step5 : End. Enjoy Surfing with Google Chrome.
Getting the information directly on your desktop is very useful and you can do it in fun way by using Google gadgets available for various desktops.Now it is also available for Linux(and of course for Ubuntu 10.04).You can download it fr0m Google’s site and install it in most of the linux versions.But Now in Ubuntu 10.04 you can install it in more simple way.
Installing desktop Gadget in Ubuntu 10.04 :
step1 : Open Synaptic Package Manager(System->Administration->SPM).
step2 : Search for “Google Gadgets”;Now you have two options google-gadgets-gtk and google-gadgets-qt.Although you can choose anyone of them but if you are using GNOME desktop(Default Desktop of Ubuntu 10.04) then it is better to select google-gadgets-gtk(select google-gadgets-qt if you are using KDE desktop in Ubuntu 10.04 or if you are using Kubuntu).
step3 : Check the box for installation(it may ask for some other dependencies click ok).Next click on Apply to install the selected softwares.The Google gadgets will be installed within few minutes.
step4 : Since you have installed the Google gadgets successfully,so you can open it : Applications->Internet->Google Gadgets(GTK/Qt).In adding some gadgets(click on +) it may ask you for security verification if so,then click on yes.
step5 : End.I hope you are enjoying Google Gadgets well!
Opera is one of the fastest browser available and you want to install it on your Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) even though it has already an excellent browser installed by default(That is Mozilla Firefox),then you can install opera in few clicks.Latest version of Opera is just released.So you can install opera 10.10 on Ubuntu 10.04(or any other Linux version procedure is just same)by following three steps : (very simple steps)
Three step installation of Opera 10.10 on Ubuntu 10.04 :
step1 : Open any browser and go to opera’s official website for downloading the latest version for ubuntu 10.04.
Download Opera 10.10
step2 : Select the operating system(Here it is Ubuntu although it may not be necessary if website will automatically detect) and in package format leave it as default package for easy installation.
step3 : Now click on Download Opera.Then downloading will start and an option will come for opening the package with GDebi Package Installer so click ok.Next downloading will be complete within few moments and installation will start.Finally click on install package to begin the installation and installation will be complete within few seconds.
step4 : End of the Fun.I assume you have installed opera 10.10 on Your Ubuntu successfully!
Encrypting sensitive data is very essential these days.If you are sending very important(or sensitive) E-mail or if you want to digitally sign and secure your online communication then you will need a software or tool that will perform encryption/decryption,key management and other stuffs.
Encryption Software for Ubuntu 10.04
There are many softwares and tools available on the internet for encryption/decryption but here I am going to introduce you with two great Open Source and Free encryption Tool :
1.GnuPG(GPG) : Command Line encryption tool for Ubuntu 10.04
GnuPG(GNU Privacy Guard) or GPG is an encryption tool developed under GNU project by implementing Open PGP standard.You can use GPG for encrypting and signing data or communication.GPG’s key management system is brilliant.You may feel scary when you think that it has no graphical interface i.e it is a command line tool,but its features and efficiency will force you to learn some commands(It is really simple) to work with it.It is open source and available free for Linux based operating system like Ubuntu 10.04 although A windows version of GPG Gpg4win is also available for windows users.It is installed by default in Ubuntu 10.04,otherwise you may use Synaptic Package Manager.
Important Features of GPG :
- It can be used as a filter program.
- It has support with DSA,AES,RSA,Blowfish,Twofish,3DES,CAST5,MD5,TIGER and many more.
- It doesn’t use any patented algorithm.
- A good substitute of PGP.
- You can easily ad new algorithms by using extension modules.
- It supports signature and key expiration dates.
More details on GPG’s features
2.TrueCrypt : disk encryption tool with GUI
Truecrypt is an open source software(with graphical user interface) used for encrypting disk(hard disk,pendrive).
Features of Truecrypt : You can use TrueCrypt for creating virtual disk within a file that can be mounted as disk.You can also encrypt whole partition or storage media such as USB flash drive or hard disk.It supports AES-256,Twofish and others.It is available for all major platform i.e for Linux,Windows and MAC-OS.Encryption is automatic and transparent.For more details about its features you may like to go to its official website(Link is given below).