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GCstar - An application for managing your movie/games collection

GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you’ve lent it to. You may also search and filter your collection by many criteria.

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Ubuntu tweak 0.5.5 released with Purge PPA and installation instructions inside

Ubuntu Tweak is an application to config Ubuntu easier for everyone.It provides many useful desktop and system options that the default desktop environment doesn’t provide.

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Web indexing provides new content more quickly – Google Caffeine launch

Web indexing provides new content more quickly – Google Caffeine launch

Caffeine, Google's new web indexing system, went live Wednesday. Announcing the global launch of Caffeine, Google discussed that its evolving search engine technology makes even more freshly minted web content accessible and delivers that new material faster than before. Nobody will change the way they use Google. But links to a broader range of relevant content are now presented much faster following the content is published. The Caffeine overhaul of the web indexing technology also can be able to give Google a lot more flexibility to keep pace with a web that is evolving at an accelerating rate.

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Speed isn’t every little thing - Google Caffeine launch

Software Problems

Hello

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu and i am having trouble installing software from the Ubuntu software center.

when i click the install button a message comes up that says "Requires installation of untrusted packages" when i click ok, the message closes and the installation stops

can anyone help ?

thanks

Usenet Resource Downloader (URD)

URD is a program to download binaries from usenet (newsgroups) through a web interface.While some other programs offer similar services (e.g. Ninan, Sabnzbd), URD doesn’t need external NZB files to function. URD lets you subscribe to newsgroups, and will then automatically analyse those articles to form downloadable ‘sets’,consisting of all the files belonging to a specific upload. These sets are displayed, and through point and click you can be downloading a binary in no time.

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How do you get ATI to work on Ubuntu 10.04

ATI worked perfectly under windows on IBM Lenov thinkpad but on Ubuntu it says no matching hardware found,Can anyone help out?

How do you stop the screen flashing crazily on Ubuntu 10.04?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on IBM Lenov Thinkpad T60 and the screen keeps flashing.Do any one know how to stop it flashing?

Installing WordPress 3.0 on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

WordPress is a state-of-the-art, semantic, personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, Web standards, and usability. It was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system. While primarily geared towards functioning as a Weblog, WordPress is also a flexible CMS capable of managing many types of Web sites. In addition to the basic blog functions, it also has an integrated link manager, categories, tags, custom taxonomies, file attachments, XFN support, support for stand-alone pages, Atom and RSS feeds for both content and comments, blogging API support (Atom Publishing Protocol, Blogger, MetaWeblog, and Movable Type APIs), spam blocking features, advanced cruft-free URL generation, a flexible theme system, and an advanced plugin API.

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Macchanger – Utility for manipulating the MAC address of network interfaces (Included GUI Utility)

macchanger is a Linux utility for viewing/manipulating the MAC address for network interfaces.This tutorial will explain how to change mac address from command line and using GUI tool.

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Decibel Audio Player – Simple and nice music player for the GNOME desktop

Decibel Audio Player is a GTK+ open-source (GPL) audio player for GNU/Linux. It is very straightforward to use thanks to a clean and user-friendly interface. It is especially targeted at Gnome and follows the Gnome HIG.Decibel Audio Player is built around a highly modular structure that lets the user disable completely the
features he does not need. A disabled feature uses absolutely no memory and no processor time.

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How to change Ubuntu GRUB loader view using BURG

BURG
BURG stands for Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB. BURG lets us to replace the standard text-based grub menu with something that looks a bit nicer as you see above.
Installation

  1. Adding BURG repository by adding these following line to end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Or you can do this step from Synaptic Package Manager:
  2. deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bean123ch/burg/ubuntu lucid main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bean123ch/burg/ubuntu lucid main

  3. Adding key by the following command:
  4. gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv 55708F1EE06803C5
    gpg --export --armor 55708F1EE06803C5 | sudo apt-key add -

    If you want to read from original source, click here.

agedu - Simple utility for tracking down wasted disk space

agedu scans a directory tree and produces reports about how much disk space is used in each directory and subdirectory, and also how that usage of disk space corresponds to files with last-access times a long time ago.

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Setting up ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) server with squid 3 as a Transparent Proxy

Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows and is licensed under the GNU GPL.

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5 Firefox Add-Ons That I Suggest You Have To

All add-ons that I have reviewed here, I have been using for a long time. So indirectly I am responsible with what I write here :(
Therefore, what would I write here is really my opinion about these add-ons.

  1. DownThemAll!
    downthemall firefox add-on This add-on very useful when you download something from internet. Like other "Download Manager", DownThemAll! support segmented download, resume download and other feature such as:
    • Have all the files you want with just one click
      dTaOneClick downloads the files of a page using the last filters and the last renaming mask you set. Just go to download page that you want to download the content, and download it! Or you can right click on download link and select dTaOneClick!
    • Increasing download speed
      As I mentioned before, segmented download! It's increase download speed very significantly. On DownThemAll! official website, its said "This maximized use of bandwidth increases average download speed up to 400%." WOW!!! What is clear, I can assure you if you use this while on the LAN or WAN, the bandwidth will be yours for all: D

    And much more! It was only two advantages that I think could be considered for use. One thing that be the point is, you don't need to install it on your OS, because its an firefox add-on!

  2. If you want to read this post directly on my blog, click here.

How To Reset Forgotten Ubuntu Password

In general, there are two steps to resetting Ubuntu password.

  1. Login as root
  2. Change the user password
    1. 1. Login as root
      • Common method
      • You can login with root mode just by pressing ESC button when system starting up. That'll take you to Grub Screen, when you can select mode that you'll be used while booting. If you have double OS or more on your system (dual boot), you don't need to do this step. It's automatically go to Grub Screen when system starting up.
        Then choose the "recovery mode", usually found right below your default option. Press enter, and at the next screen, choose "drop to root sheel prompt" and you'll login to the system as root.

      • Advanced method

      If you want to read this post directly on my blog, click here.