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How to Install VLC Media Player in Ubuntu 10.04

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VLC is the most widely used media player developed by VideoLAN.It can play all the important formats like mp3,MPEG,MPEG2,MPEG4,DivX,QuickTime,WMV,MOV,FLV..and VCDs,DVDs.It is free and Open source so you can install it very easily in your ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx).The features of VLC can also be extended by using some extra audio and video pluging available freely on the internet.

Installing VLC Player in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

By Using Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager
1. Open SPM(Synaptic Package Manager)(Administration->Synaptic Package Manager) or Ubuntu Software Center(Applications) and Search for vlc player.
2.Check the the box to install and apply(Required in SPM).
3.Downloading and installation will complete within few minutes.
4.That’s All..

By Using Ubuntu Terminal
1.Open Terminal -Hit CTRL+ALT+T or open it from Applications->Accessories->Terminal.
2.Type the command

sudo apt-get install vlc

3.It may ask you to enter the user password,if so then enter your password then downloading will begin and installation will also finish within moments.
4.Now,I assume you have successfully installed vlc player on Ubuntu 10.04;If any thing goes wrong during this steps let me know through comments.

How to install Picasa in Ubuntu 10.04

picasa for ubuntu 10.04 lts

Picasa,a free Photo software provided by Google.For linux platform ,version 4 will be released soon but know its beta version picasa 3 is available.Picasa is available for all major version of linux.RPM package is available for Red Hat,fedora,OpenSuse and Mandriva while .deb(debian) package of picasa-3 is available for Ubuntu 10.04 and Debian.After some time the picasa will be available in repository(Synaptic Package Manager) but at this time you can manually download it from the URL provided in the next step,and install it by opening with Gdebi Package Installer.

Installing Picasa in Ubuntu 10.04

picasa 3 for ubuntu lts lucid lynx

step1: First,Download the .deb package(For Ubuntu 10.04 users others see above)from its official website.
Download Picasa for Linux
After clicking on download,a new page will come then select the appropriate package for your computer configuration(i.e for i386 or AMD64).After clicking on the URLĀ  an option will come to save the .deb file,click save file.File size is around 30MB.

step2: Now you install the package by using command line OR just open with Gdebi Package Installer(By opening after right click) OR simply double click on the .deb package,then a window will appear,click Install Package.Installation will complete within few seconds.

using Command Line : Run the following command in your ubuntu terminal after moving to its directory(use CD command,learn some basic ubuntu-linux commands)

sudo dpkg -i picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb

After running the command,it may ask you to enter the password(Ubuntu login account),enter the password and proceed.It will finish within moments.

Step3: If you have installed the Picasa successfully on Ubuntu 10.04 then you can access it from Applications->Other->Picasa.That’s All..

Features of Picasa 3
Easy way to organize,edit,view and share your photos.
It has better uploading with Drop Box
you can easily add text or watermarks to photos.
New Retouch tools are added to improve photo quality.
Print your Captions or photo file names.
Easy Upload to picasa web albums.
You can easily control your picasa web album settings.

Know More about the features of Picasa

How to Install GTK+ in Ubuntu 10.04

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GTK+(GIMP Tool Kit) is one of the most widely used ToolKit for creating graphical user interfaces(Originally for X-Window).It is designed to be small,flexible and efficient and offers complete set of widgets;hence it is suitable for projects from small to complete application suites.So basically it is a collection of some libraries so that you can use them to create GUI’s for your programs or applications.

Installing GTK+ in Ubuntu 10.04
1.You can install the GTK+ libraries from Synaptic Package Manager.Open Synaptic Package Manager.
2.Search for GTK+,then select the libraries you want e.g libgtk 2.0-dev.. then mark for installation.
3.Now you can click on Apply to install the selected libraries or packages.
4.It will take few minutes to download and install the GTK+ library-packages.Wait until the installation will complete.

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How to install Java(JDK) in Ubuntu 10.04

install jdk on ubuntu 10.04

JAVA is now the most widely used programming language for creating applications for web,gadgets,business…So you may want to install JRE(Java Runtime Environment) on your ubuntu 10.04 LTS for compiling and running JAVA based application.

Installing JDK through Command Line in Ubuntu 10.04
Use the following command to install JDK(Java Developement Kit) 6 on your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk
It will automatically install other dependencies.

Install JAVA(JDK-JRE) from SPM(Synaptic Package Manager) in Ubuntu 10.04

First,search for JDK/java and select the package openjdk-6-jdk by marking for installation.It will ask you to mark some extra dependent softwares for installation,just click ok.Then click on Apply to start the download and installation process.Wait for few minutes until the downloading process will complete and installation will begin.JDK will be installed within few moments.In middle of the installation it will ask you to accept license terms for JRE,check the box to accept the license terms.You are now ready to use Java Development Kit(JDK) for creating java applications.

More Tutorial on How to compile and Run Java programs on Ubuntu 10.04

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.