Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Install VLC Media player in Ubuntu

You need to make sure that you have a “universe” mirror in your /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd

sudo apt-get install mplayer-skin vlcreading package lists

This will complete the installation

If you want to open VLC You need to go to Applications—>Sound&Video—>VLC Media Player

Now Please Insert DVD or VCD Movie and see the result

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

7 reasons why Windows will not wreck Ubuntu

One of our competitors has a review of the Windows 7 beta which claims that desktop Linux is doomed — doomed!

Not exactly. Not even approximately.

First let’s understand what 7’s target is. It’s not so much desktop Linux as a particular Linux distro — Ubuntu — that targets the desktop.

Some of these reasons are technological, others social. But the biggest reason is a business reason:

1. Ubuntu has an entrepreneur at the helm. Microsoft beat IBM because it had Bill Gates up against a bunch of suits. Now Microsoft is a bunch of suits and Ubuntu has Mark Shuttleworth.
2. Ubuntu has more server compatibility. Linux continues to beat Windows on the server, and servers (in the form of clouds) are becoming dominant over clients.
3. Ubuntu’s friends will not desert it. HP and Dell have gotten a taste of freedom from Microsoft tyranny. They won’t give that up easily. They will continue seeking product line niches where Ubuntu can succeed.
4. The Netbook will continue to evolve. The “no moving parts” PC is still at Version 1.0. There is a niche for a cheap, profitable “online machine” that can be used in Airports, hotel rooms and sandy deserts.
5. Applications will come. It’s true there are more Windows apps than Linux, by a logarithmic factor. But many are being ported, and the developed world will create many more.
6. Windows is losing the mobility wars. Linux is playing well, Apple is winning big, RIM is hanging in. Where’s Windows? PCs are servers to mobile clients. The clients will tire of waiting.
7. The open source model. Software development has become like the old Steve Jackson game Ogre, and Microsoft’s the Ogre. Ubuntu and other open source pieces are small, but there are a lot of them, and they can work together. Or as Kermit said in The Muppet Movie “who are your friends, Doc?”

This does not mean that Microsoft will cease to be a desktop player, that Ubuntu is going to take over. Far from it. Ubuntu will retain enough interest to stay in the game, that’s all it needs to do.

Ubuntu is doing fine with its present market share. How much more can it get over the next year? Perhaps just a little. I suspect this will be a year when desktop Linux consolidates around Ubuntu, so some gain is nearly assured.

Microsoft will also not disappear under the open source onslaught, just as IBM did not disappear under the weight of Microsoft. But it will change.

It will be fun to watch how it changes, and when. It has yet to see the need, but when Ubuntu fails to fall under the weight of Windows 7 perhaps it will.

Reference : http://blogs.zdnet.com

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Guide To Hacking The Linux Kernel

I found real nice guide that helps you hacking the linux kernellinks. It teaches you everything you should know. You'll get all of your source codes at this site. The only cons were it is a bit long and it isnt at all step by step, but overall its good. It will give you everything you need from start to finish. Written by Paul Russell.

You go to the website by clicking here

reference : http://www.hackitlinux.com

Sunday, 4 January 2009

CompBenchmarks (Ubuntu Tweak)

CompBenchmarks is a benchmarking environment for compilers.

Step by Step Install CompBenchmarks (Ubuntu Tweak)
1. Install compbenchmarks_0.5.0-1_i386-etch.deb the link in here

2. Click----> Administration---> Ubuntu Tweak

3. Display " UBUNTU TWEAK "

Now We Arrange Our System Linux More Easy