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WineXS – Simple graphical environment to configure Wine

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix.Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code,
however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

WineXS allows you to easily configure Wine by installing and removing software, editing the registry,managing files, and more.

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Google Gears For 64bit Linux & Firefox

Google has a fantastic little add on called Gears, unfortunately there is no support from Google to install Google Gears on your 64bit Linux machine. However, the good news is that Google was kind enough to provide Gears as open source! Users of Gmail, Wordpress, Greasemonkey and Wikipedia can greatly benefit from this little gem. Gears is a extension that allows you to take commonly used web applications off line. Storing essential components locally on your computer, making them as quick as can be. More on Google Gears can be found here.

There have been a few different people to release a 64bit compatible Gears add on, however some have issues and some don't. So far, I've found the best one to be written by a nice guy who calls himself Niels. Niels of Niels` blog has a link here on his blog.

Oracle installation issue.

I am trying to install oracle and I am getting below error...

root@viswan-laptop:/home/viswan/sware# rpm -ivh oracle-xe-
error: Failed dependencies:
glibc >= 2.3.2 is needed by oracle-xe-
libaio >= 0.3.96 is needed by oracle-xe-
/bin/sh is needed by oracle-xe-

1) how to get those glibc and libaio?

Pls help.


edit permission

I am new to Ubuntu, I want to change /etc/bash.bashrc file.
I googled it and I got by giving 'gksudo nautilus' in Alt+F2 window, we can get root window and change the file permission.

my doubt is:
1) I want to change the file permission from (terminal) command line; not using gksudo... option. How to do this?

Pls guide.


install problems!

Hi all iv just installed ubuntu in to my laptop not a problem! half the HD for that slow OS made by Bill and the other half for ubuntu, so with the same cd, iv tried to install in my much older desk top only got 256mb ram so upgraded that with a 512mb stick got small HD 40gb will up grade that one day but for now it will do my CPU is 2ghz so i went for the hole lot and do away with the old OS yes xp made by Bill! any ways it was all going well till 78% i know the disk is working but im stuck i even tried a usb pen made in ubuntu but my bios dont boot from usbs! Any ideas any one?

ldap users login how at startup screen

how to create phpldapadmin, and how to give the ipadress for phpldapadmin server, after creating user how to login at the startup welcome screen

Howto install VLC media player 1.0.0 in Ubuntu

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

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Create Oscar-Worthy Movie Scripts With Celtx

Celtx is a media pre-production editor that allows you to easily create screenplays and storyboards for your next movie. You can use it to create a whole assortment of media, including theater, comics, advertising, and video games.

Take Awesome Webshots with the Linux Command Line

khtml2png is a helpful tool for capturing an image of a webpage with ease. It's nice to use because it will get the entire length of the site, no matter whether it is fully visible in the browser. And, it sure beats shell scripting Firefox to open on a different display and capturing an image with Imagemagick

Howto install Cherokee web server with MySQL, PHP support on Jaunty

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, SSI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, Virtual hosts, Authentication, on the fly encoding, Load Balancing, Apache compatible log files, Data Base Balancing, Reverse HTTP Proxy, Traffic Shaper, Video Streaming and much more.

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Introduction to Web Development with Emacs

Emacs is an absolutely wonderful text editor for designers, and it can speed up development time with a series of helpful shortcuts, even for a Textmate diehard. Unfortunately, Emacs can have a steep learning curve, so I figured I would provide a basic introduction for using Emacs as a web development environment.

Forget About Photoshop: Five CSS Hacks to Help You Stop Using Images

When you are laying out a new design for a web site, the last thing you generally want to do is create a ton of images for the layout. You might make a rounded corner or shadowed text in Photoshop, but that is wasted time if the client doesn’t like it or the website doesn’t turn out as expected. Therefore, here’s a list of some of the different CSS hacks you can use to get around using images.

Back In Time – A Simple backup tool for ubuntu

Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from “flyback project” and “TimeVault”.The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories.Keep in mind that Back In Time is just a GUI. The real magic is done by rsync (take snapshots and restore), diff (check if somethind changed) and cp (make hardlinks).

Back In Time acts as a “user mode” backup system. This means that you can backup/restore only folders you have write access to (actually you can backup read-only folders, but you can’t restore them).

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Ubuntu hangs at boot with video card

I finally got Ubuntu 9.04 installed and all was well.

But I couldn't leave well enough alone.

I installed a video card - NVIDIA Ge Force 5200 (256MB).

Now Ubuntu hangs at the boot screen and I have to manually shut down to reboot. I tried reinstalling - didn't help.

Here's the specs:

Dell Dimension 2300
windows XP sp3
Pentium 4 - 2 Ghz
640 MB RAM
160 GB Hard Drive

Also - ubuntu is installed inside windows xp. I installed the driver that came with the card.The card works fine in windows.

I'd love to hear any suggestions.

Any ideas?

TV-Browser – Online Digital TV Guide in Ubuntu

TV-Browser is a simple Digital TV Guide that supports more than 500 TV channels and 80 Radio stations. TV-Browser collects TV program information from different sources on the internet and presents it neatly as a Digital TV Guide with pictures where there possible (if there are no copyright issues).TV-Browser is a free opensource software licensed under GPL that can run on multiple platforms like Windows, Linux, MacOS & OS/2 as it is Java based and requires only the SUN Java runtime environment to work properly.

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