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how to install picasa in ubuntu 10.10

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This post will explain about some basic features of Picasa (=+Web Albums) along with the installation details on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.Picasa is a photo sharing/editing application developed by Google.Picasa allows you to organize all your pictures/photos in efficient/fast way.It’s  free to use and 1GB(Giga Bytes) of free space is provided if you use Picasa web Albums.Picasa is available for Windows(xp/vista/7),GNU/Linux(e.g Ubuntu,Fedora,Linux Mint) and Mac OS X.

Installing Picasa on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

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The most simple way to install Picasa on Ubuntu would be to get the debian(*.deb) executable for Picasa.Simply follow the steps –

#1 : Download Picasa

          download Picasa for Ubuntu 10.10 

#2 : Install Picasa

Go to the location where you have saved the *.deb file and  Right Click –> Open with Ubuntu Software Center,then click on install button and wait for the installation to complete.

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#3 : Enjoy Picasa

  Now,you can open Picasa from Applications –> Internet –> Picasa,then accept the license terms and select preferences…that’s All.

Important features of Picasa at a Glance

*Organize Photos in easily

*Good interface with Lot of fun effects

*Easy Sharing of Photos

*Edit pics. as you want

…..go to it’s official website for more details(link is given above).

how to install google chrome on ubuntu 10.10

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Google Chrome is nothing but a modified version of chromium, an open source web browser.So On Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat you can also install Google Chromium from Software Center but Google Chrome has few extra features so you may want to try that.O.K,this post will explain you how to install Google chrome in Ubuntu 10.10 although it works for other debian based GNU/Linux system too.Google Chrome is the fastest browser on this planet..so without any delay ..go to the steps and install Chrome.

Although Ubuntu 10.10 comes with Firefox,installed by Default,the most popular open source browser in the world but it’s loosing it’s popularity due to some reasons.So in the upcoming versions of Ubuntu you may see Google Chrome as Default web browser.Number of features and the users share is also increasing rapidly for Google Chrome.Now,a lot of plugins are also available so that you can add some custom functionality to the browser.

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step #1 : Get Google Chrome Debian package(*.deb)

Download the Google Chrome from the link given below.

Download Google Chrome 

step #2 :  Install Google Chrome

After downloading the .deb file from the above link,open the .deb package with Ubuntu software center,then click on install button to begin installation procedure.Wait for the installation to complete.

step #3 : Enjoy Google Chrome

That’s All ..you are done..open Applications->Internet->Google Chrome and enjoy fast browsing with Google Chrome.

how to enable 3D desktop effects in ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat or any Linux Based Operating System which uses GNOME or KDE as Desktop can enable funky 3D effects in a couple of clicks.So this post will eventually lead to the explanation of 3D effects on Ubuntu 10.10.To generate some elegant 3D effects ‘Compiz’ is used.Compiz is a compositing manager or in other words compiz enhances the overall user interaction by adding some fancy effects to your windows e.g Desktop Cube or Expo view.The other important point is that this will run with almost any hardware configuration.

On Ubuntu 10.10,compiz is partially installed only few components needed to be installed in order to work everything properly.Compiz Configure Settings Manager(CCSM) is specifically required to configure and manage the 3d effects.You can install it either from Command Line or from Synaptic Package Manager.

From Command Line

Open the terminal and Type the following command in the terminal followed by your ubuntu login password.

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager

That’s All ..you are done!Winking smile

From Synaptic Package Manager

Search for ‘ccsm’ or ‘compiz’ in the quick search bar of Synaptic Package Manager.Then Mark the packages you Required and click on ok if it asks for dependencies.Next,click on Apply button to begin the installation procedure….and wait until the installation step is finished.

Configuring Compiz for 3D Effects

After installing compiz and it’s other components like setting manager you need to configure it i.e you have to select which features you want or not if yes then how…..Rest of thing is self explanatory just move to System->Preferences->CompizConfig-Setting-Manager and change the settings as you like ..in a couple of clicks.I think you are enjoying funky 3D effects …still confused ..see here 3D Effects in Ubuntu.