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I am new to computors and stuff, had mine for allmost 3years. Have a desktop w/windows XP. Does anyone know if you can purchase a cd that " removes outlook express and installs firefox TB " or is that impossible? want to buy a lab top, but want to LEARN as much as possible before i do something stupid to a nice exspensive device (lab top)...

How to install Skype and Ekiga Softphone in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

What is Skype:-

Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality.

Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone else, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles at pretty cheap rates per minute. Group chat with up to 100 people or conference call with up to nine others. Free to download.

How to install Command Line Way

a. Get the package: for 32-bit

$ wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32

b. You will need to install some libraries.

$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2

c. Now install skype (the file you just downloaded)

you want to see you downloaded skype file goto Places --> Home folder and you will see getskpe-line-beta-ubuntu-32 right click on it goto properties and copy that.

$ sudo dpkg -i xxxxxxskype-linux-xxxx-ubuntu-32

Emma - Graphical toolkit for MySQL database developers and administrators

Emma is a graphical toolkit for MySQL database developers and administrators. It provides dialogs to create or modify MySQL databases, tables, and associated indexes. The results of an executed query are displayed in a resultset where the record data can be edited by the user, if the SQL statemant allows for it. The SQL editor and resultset view are grouped in tabs. Results can be exported to CSV files. Multiple simultaneous opened MySQL connections are possible. Emma is the successor of yamysqlfront.

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Ubuntu 10.10 wont install

i have windows 7, and i downloaded and burned Ubuntu on a CD. when i tried booting from CD at first nothing happens then i just get a purple screen that at the bottom has a picture of a space bar and a stick figure. i didn't get that i had to hit the space bar and so the screen went black and i got nothing. then when i hit the space bar once a bunch of things came up, but still, no matter what i press, i get a black screen, or a blue screen when i press check memory. i've already spent 6 CDs trying to get a distro of linux, but nothing is getting it done

Windows xp registry repair!

Computer Registry Fixing As you operate a personal computer and install every variety of programs, it’s expected that the registry, the machine’s chief inventory, turns out harmed or suffers errors - such would significantly hamper the speeds of executing tasks and also delay the readiness of specific apps or services. There exists a separate tool named a windows registry repair which is created to scrutinize your PC for such slips and to mend them to support the user relish the utmost in the personal computer. You’re could stumble upon tons of registry repair software on the internet - don’t get fooled that every one of these should get the task carried out, this happens to be where you must make up your mind to get the best registry repair program which protects your cash and must fix computer errors instead of intensifying them.

Wireless switched off and can't be switched on

For the second time in a year I have upgraded to a new Ubuntu and lost internet access! And we expect people to drop Windows and flock to Linux??!! I don't think so.

Last time it was my wireless dongle which didn't work.
This time 10:10 it has switched off my wireless and won't let me switch it on again and when I connect by wire it won't connect to the internet!!!

So I have no chance of getting it fixed!!

I find myself wanting to move to Linux completely but I am thwarted at every upgrade!!

Come on guys surely we can keep the things which were working working when there is an upgrade otherwise it's not an upgrade - just another embarrassment.

I'm so glad the people whom I have encouraged to try Linux have not done so - or they would have been put off forever.

Sent from my Windows 7 desktop which seems to work impeccably. Which is even more annoying.

How to see detailed of computer and system information in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) on Graphical tool

In windows you want to see computer and system information there are many methods for Exp:-To see Microsoft System Information, use either of the following methods:

• Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Information.

• Click Start, click Run, type msinfo32.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.

In the same way in Ubuntu system you want to see computer and system information in Graphical Mode you have to install Sysinfo

What is Sysinfo: - Sysinfo is a graphical tool that is able to display some hardware and software information about the computer it is run on.
It is able to recognize information about:

. System (Linux distribution release, versions of GNOME, Kernel, gcc and Xorg and hostname);

. CPU (vendor identification, model name, frequency, level2 cache, bogomips, model numbers and Flags);

. Memory(total system RAM, free memory, swap space total and free cached, active, inactive memory);

magic jack voip

Is there any way to make magic jack work on ubuntu 10.10?

Step by Step guide installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a Windows 7 System (Dual booting)

In my first article that is posted at 29.10.2010 “Installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a Windows 7 System (Dual booting) with Radeon X300/X550/X1050 SERIES Graphics Card”. I got most of email in that most of the people are asked me to give step by step Installation method for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 in dual booting. So I am trying to give you to installation method for both Operating Systems. I hope it will help to you for easy installation for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 in Dual booting method.

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How to install avast anti virus software in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

First you have to download avast anti virus software from avast website
http://www.avast.com/linux-home-edition#tab4
now you will see avast web page called avast Linux home edition
you will see a Note: the program will not work with out a valid license key. To get your key places use the registration form.
You have to click on registration form now you will see a new page called “Register for your free avast 1 year license” in the you have to give full details information to register for free license you will get key to your mail.
Now you have go to avast Linux Edition (DEB Package)
now you will see opening avast 4 workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb box
you have to select
(.) open with “Ubuntu software Center (Default)”
press {OK} button
after downloading is over. You will see a box called Ubuntu software Center in that you see Right side a small box called Install
just press that Install Button

Step by Step guide installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a Windows 7 System (Dual booting) With Radeon Graphics Card

In my first article that is posted at 29.10.2010 “Installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a Windows 7 System (Dual booting) with Radeon X300/X550/X1050 SERIES Graphics Card”. I got most of email in that most of the people are asked me to give step by step Installation method for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 in dual booting. So I am trying to give you to installation method for both Operating Systems. I hope it will help to you for easy installation for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 in Dual booting method.

I have installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 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

NEED HELP!!It showed INSTALL PROBLEM when i want to lock in. How should i solve it?

It still functioning well when i used it last nite i am very sure that i quick it properly. But today when i on my pc it showed "INSTALL PROBLEM" ar the top of right hand site corner. It is like that:
INSTALL PROLEM!
The configuration defaults for Gnome Power Manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact your computer administrator.

At the same time, at the to top of left hand site corner it said that:
An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for evolution-alarm-notify. Some of your configurations setting may not work properly.

That all it show out when i on my laktop and not even have the chance to type my password and get into the system yet.
So what i going to do to fix this problem as i am totally new in Ubuntu 10.04. I am fresh user. I love the simple and speed of Ubuntu and dont want to change to window now.

Please help me on this problem if you guys know how to fix this. Thanks so much.

How to install Rediff Bol 8.0 (Messenger) in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

If you want to install Rediff Bol 8.0 (messenger) in Ubuntu first you have to install Wine. Installation of wine software in two ways.
First way through the command line
second way through the Ubuntu software center

in first way
you go to applications---> accessories ---> Terminal
And type sudo apt-get installs wine after installation complete
You should install Microsoft’s True Type fonts:
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
In the second way
you go to applications ---> Ubuntu software center ---> in search box type wine
It will show Wine Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (Beta Release)
Wine Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer
Q4Wine (GUI configuration tool for wine)
in this you should install Q4wine (GUI configuration tool for wine) install first
second you install Wine Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (Beta Release)
after that you install Wine Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer

iTunes in kubuntu

I have tried using itunes in kubuntu with Wine. Wine runs well until you try to open the progams and it says the progarams has not been well installed. I am only trying to load my iPod so if their is another program that would help too.

How to change network card speed and duplex settings in ubuntu

If you want to change speed and duplex of your network card you have to use ethtool or mii-tool.ethtool can be used to query and change settings such as speed, auto- negotiation and checksum offload on many network devices, especially Ethernet devices.

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