Top Things to do after installing Ubuntu

When i was new to Ubuntu 14 years ago,i found the Linux community welcoming me with open hands through emails,forums etc. I was surprised how helpful these penguins were!Now I think I should give back something to this wonderful community.To pass the torch to new Linux generation.So i publish this post.This blog is about the things to do after installing Ubuntu,The Ubuntu comes in a CD so it cannot include all the required codec to watch movies,mount images and other required software. The software which are available with Ubuntu  as default are not the best one available,So I am sharing the list of the best software available in Linux. These are must downloads.
Below i list the MUST DO THINGS TO DO AFTER INSTALLING Ubuntu Before downloading packages from repositories you must ensure that all Ubuntu repositories are enabled.Take System->Administration->Software Sources.

You wont need source code unless you are a software developer.Most of the softwares are available in ubuntu re…

How to reinstall Grub after reinstalling Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8

Now grub is updated to grub 2,after a long period of "no development" in grub code.

The issue is grub 2 is totally different from its predecessor. menu.lst doesnt even exist. It is replaced by grub.cfg which have little resemblance with menu.lst which makes things a liitle difficult.

Now with the release of Windows 7,most people must be upgrading their old windows.This results in loosing grub. The method to restore grub 2 is entirely different from reinstalling old grub,so dont attempt old methods (even Auto Super Grub Disk software wont work)

Insert ubuntu 9.10 karmic live cd

Select "Try ubuntu without any change to current system" option

Open Accessories >terminal


sudo fdisk -l

This command will list all partions in hard disk

find the partion ,in my case it is sda3

sudo mount /dev/sda3 /mnt

sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev

sudo chroot /mnt


grub-install /dev/sda3

grub-install --recheck /dev/sda3

sudo umount /mnt/dev

sudo umount /mnt

Now rebo…

How To Install Compiz Fusion Desktop Effects In Ubuntu

Want to impress your friends with cool desktop effects and eye candy in Ubuntu  ???
First check out these super cool videos!!!!!!

Compiz Fusion is the great project which have brought fame to Linux with its awesome eye-candies .So lets first install the latest version of compiz fusion.
NOTE:If u have graphics card,first u must Install driver for the card before installing compiz.To how to install driver in a easy way click here:
In Ubuntu terminal type:
gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add this line to the end of file

deb karmic main
Now save and close the file.
In Ubuntu type:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
To install compiz fusion type in Ubuntu terminal:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-plugins emerald
Right Click on the "workspace switcher" on the bottom right corner of desktop near trash.Make column =4.
Take Compiz Setting Manager System->Pr…

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Review

Wow finally the ultimate Windows ( 7) killer reincarnated as Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala !!!. Ubuntu 9.10 is the best thing that has yet happened to Linux and is definitely the best Linux ever. So i think its worth have first look and review on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.Ubuntu 9.10 is a major update from Canonical Ltd. and all existing ubuntu user are recommended to upgrade. I guaranty that you wont regret that effort. The Windows 7 is also around the corner and will be a tough contender for ubuntu but the good news is Ubuntu karmic incorporates may new goodies , improvements that it is equipped to win the competition from Windows 7 or Mac OS X.

Now lets check out The Features of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala !!!

1) The Ubuntu Software Store

Ubuntu is now following the success of Apple Store , Ubuntu Software Store makes installing and organising software pretty easy.It replaces the ADD/REMOVE option .But Synaptic is still there.


Mark Shuttleworth CEO Canonical Ltd stated tha…

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Review

Ubuntu 9.04Jaunty Jackalope bears lots expectation from linux fans,its success is more important because it will have to fight windows 7.Early betas of Windows 7 already caught enough limelight,and shows promising signs of being a better OS than Windows Beta. So if  ubuntu the most popular linux distro on earth cant come up with some sophisicated features then it will be a big blow.But the good news is that ubuntu 9.04 have lots of exciting features!!!!!!!! Lets check out........
Mark Shuttleworth had announced Ubuntu 9.04 in September and stated that ubuntu 9.04 will boot "blindly quick", which shouldn't be surprising considering Ubuntu's presence on increasing number of devices like notebooks,Ubuntu Mobile on MIDs and Remix netbooks.The ubuntu 9.04 alpha 3 on over lab test showed boot time of 21.3 seconds,which is  fast than intrepid!!!!!  Ubuntu 9.04's target will be to expedite the booting through kernel modifications and optimizing system services. The ubuntu …

Linux on Mobile & Embedded Devices

I think its time to think of Linux on mobile Devices. Linux was earlier considered as a non-user friendly platform so it didnt find its place in mobile devices which have mass usage.But now the scenario changed linux have developed beyond its limitations.Now it is not only found place on mobile devices.

The latest news is Nokia N 810 internet tablet will run UBUNTU
Linux based devices have many advantages over proprietary operating systems like windows mobile,symbian etc.

First of all is the cost factor.It will cut down the cost when manufactured in a large scale.Its even possible to built an linux platform and sell it for $5 which is much less compared to cost of windows mobile.

Second reason is the customer can customise and modify the interface as he likes and software will be freely available.

Google Androidis the first complete, open, and free mobile platform which is built by the Open Handset Alliance collabrative effort of many companies which are Google, HTC, Intel, Motorola, Qualc…

How Linux sucks !!!!!!![Comic]

Yaaaaaa Linux can suck hard!!!!!!!!!!
Ha Ha!!!