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ClassicMenu Indicator - Notification area applet for the top panel of Unity desktop

ClassicMenu Indicator is a notification area applet (application indicator) for the top panel of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment. It provides a simple way to get a classic GNOME-style application menu for those who prefer this over the Unity dash menu. Like the classic GNOME menu, it includes Wine games and applications if you have those installed.

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BleachBit 0.8.8 released and installation instructions included

BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean 90 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari,and more. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source.

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about linux

what u think about linux?

could you help me out in using linux basics as well as ubuntu

Hi all,
i do not have any idea on linux or ubuntu.let me know how to start learning linux

thanks in advance

Is being able to spell English words and use it grammatically correct a requiremnent to learning Linux?

I can spell and usually use proper grammer if I'm not rushed but I'm having trouble learning Linux. I see a number of people who seem to be in the know of Linux but their spelling and grammar offends me to the point that I feel I have to write this.
Whatup with this using "then" for "than" and visa versa in a sentence? Sheesh

Running Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) unity 3D on virtualbox 4.x

Unity provides a complete, simple, touch-ready environment that integrations your applications and your workflow.Unity is designed for netbooks and related touch-based devices. It includes a new panel and application launcher that makes it fast and easy to access preferred applications, such as the browser, while removing screen elements that are rarely used in mobile and netbook computing.This tutorial will explain how to run unity under virtualbox.

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Step by Step guide installing Ubuntu 11.04 Natty on a Windows 7 (Dual booting)

I have installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 on HP dx 7200 micro towers.
System Information :-
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7201) (7201.winmain_win7ids.090601-1516)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Compaq dx7200 Micro tower
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel (R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3584MB RAM
Display Devices
Card name: Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Hard Disk
SAMSUNG HD 321HJ of 500 GB.
First I completely formatted the hard disk
Second I made three partitions in hard disk
in first partition, I installed windows 7 (First windows should be installed in Dual booting)
For Installation Windows 7 here the step by step method
Setting up your computer and BIOS (Changes if Required)

Pianobar - Console client for the personalized web radio pandora

pianobar is a console client for the personalized web radio pandora.

- play and manage (create, add more music, delete, rename, …) your stations
- rate played songs and let pandora explain why they have been selected
- show upcoming songs/song history
- configure keybindings
- last.fm scrobbling support (external application)
- proxy support for listeners outside the USA

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How to install Gnome3 on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)/Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

For GNOME 3, the GNOME Project has started from scratch and created a completely new, modern desktop designed for today’s users and technologies.This tutorial will explain how to install Gnome3 on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)/Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick).

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Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) Beta installation video

The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” Beta 1 gives a preview of the next version of Ubuntu.This is simple video for Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) Beta installation process.

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Howto enable WebGL on Firefox 4

WebGL is a Web-based Graphics Library. It extends the capability of the JavaScript programming language to allow it to generate interactive 3D graphics within any compatible web browser.WebGL is a context of the canvas HTML element that provides a 3D computer graphics API without the use of plug-ins.

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Too Much Fumbling Around

Help How do I restore My home page. I have nothing at the top of the page& at the bottom ther is just the trash can & the desk top button. ?

Philips SAA713x tv tuner card driver for UBUNTU 10.10

I am a newcomer in UBUNTU world and I have installed UBUNTU 10.10 before 5 days. I have a tv tuner card philips SAA713x. It is detected but doesn't know how to install drivers in Ubuntu. Plz. guide to install the drivers/codecs and tv tuner software to see tv channels.
Thanks.

Pinguy OS 11.04 Pre-Alpha Released

Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks.This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want an out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and enhancements that everyone seems to do when installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu or other Linux based Distro's.

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How to Install Chrome 10 beta and How to read local Languages (Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Devanagari) news paper and other langu

Part 1 (How to install Chrome)
Google released the latest beta of Chrome,version 10, celebrating the move to double figures with some very interesting new features. Google has kept Chrome development at breakneck pace since the first beta released in September 2008.

According to a Google blog post, Chrome 10's new Crankshaft version of its V8 JavaScript engine now runs scripts some 66 percent faster than previous versions, as measured by theV8 benchmark suite.The new beta build also includes hardware-accelerated video, which Google says may cut CPU usage by as much as 80 percent when running full-screen, assisting performance generally and extending your battery life.