How to remove Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

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Configuring Unity on Ubuntu 11.04

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Install KDE 4.5 in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric: Remove Unity and use Gnome Classic by Default

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BURG : beautify your Bootloader

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chakra GNU/Linux 0.2.0 (Jaz) has been released

The Chakra development team has announced release of version 0.2.0, code-named Jaz.

This is his first live-image available from their stable repositories.

Chakra, is based on ArchLinux and already contains over 5670 new packages.

Cinstall have created a multi-tool to create and manage packages.

Arch user feel at home from start, as most things go on like ArchLinux.

It has its own kernel patched to suit our daily needs, media and additional features as squashfs lzma support.

All packages have been recompiled for team to achieve a stable system.

Herrameintas'll all for your KDE desktop, all programs and plasmoids imaginable.

Some of them are: 

  • Bluedevil - to manage their bluetooth devices. 
  • K3B - to record data.
  • Bangarang-in to see your media or television.
  • NetworkManager - Plasmoid-to connect with world.
Other new features from previous version:
  • Kernel-2.6.33.7-2 Izma support.
  • aufs2-20100514-6
  • KDE SC 4.4.5
  • Xorg-Server 1.7.7
  • Catalyst-10.6
  • NVidia-256 and NVidia legacy series
Now stand in following languages: Catalan, German, English and Castilian.

To download just go to Sourceforge page.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tiling windows in Ubuntu 10.04


As we saw windows are tiling windows managers that automatically fit windows occupying entire screen. In KDE 4.5 was very simple Gnome theme but we have to use one of several programs is to achieve this effect such as x-tile, xmonad and others.

This time we'll talk about Bluetile is based manager xmonad. It has feature that you do not have to log in again but simply run Bluetile within session in which you are so that you can use.

Install it usually is not easy but thanks to guys now have a repository webudp8 to install simply by typing following commands in console:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install bluetile
After installing simply have to do Alt+F2 and type "Bluetile" and you will have desktop When used with automatic organization and mosaic windows, so:


NOTE : this only works on Ubuntu Lucid

Activate tiling function in KDE 4.5

The tiling windows is something I've been in love. These environments where each fits one window and use all space on screen. While there are several environments that are ready for use as dwm, also you can reach this function in other settings, in this case explain how to get it in KDE 4.5

It's simple, go to following menus:


System Settings> Window Behavior> Window Behavior> Advanced> Enable Tiling


Audacious 2.4.0 now available for download


Audacious audio player is available as free software for Unix family. It is a branch or fork of Beep Media Player and is based on GTK2.

Its advanced audio playback engine is considerably more potent than GStreamer.

Play MP3, OGG, WAV, Flac and Monkey's Audio, among others, and has support for skins or skins of Winamp 2.

The latest version is 2.4.0, which comes with GTKUI default, it does impress with its graphical interface changes and a lot of features that will make for many become favorite music player on your distro.

Audacious not only has its features by default, but can be accompanied and supplemented by a large number of plugins.

You can visit extensive list of features and plugins.

You can also download it from here:

audacious-2.4.0.tgz
audacious-plugins-2.4.0.tgz

Installing Firefox 4 beta on Fedora 13 and 14


Firefox 4 is currently in beta 4 for Linux and today we will install it on Fedora, either 13 or 14.

First we will backup your Firefox profile and its board, to keep it ebres nada.para a terminal and type:
  • $ tar cvzf firefox-backup.tar.gz ~/.mozilla
This will create a file with all your Firefox settings and save it to your home directory as firefox-backup.tar.gz

Repositories for Firefox 4 are two storage facilities from third parties, remi and spot.

Remi use those for Fedora 13 and 12.Tecleamos console:

FEDORA 13
  • $ su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-13.rpm'
FEDORA 12
  • $ su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-12.rpm'
For Fedora 14 will use console to spot.Tecleas:

FEDORA 14
  • $ su -c 'wget http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/firefox4/fedora-firefox4.
INSTALLING FIREFOX 4

FOR FEDORA 12 AND 13:
  • $ su -c 'yum --enablerepo remi install firefox4'
For Fedora 14:
  • $ su -c 'yum --enablerepo fedora-firefox4 install firefox4'

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Trimage, pressure and improve images

If you have many images, and wants to put these pictures in a book, for example PDF or ODT, or you want to upload these images to Internet ,such as social networking sites or sites to store and share files
To do what I have said, you definitely need this program, so as to ensure that size of book is less what can be


Trimage: is a program (tool) to compress and improve size of images
Image formats supported so far are: PNG, JPG

Install Program in Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 :

We add repository of program, then installed
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kilian/trimage
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install trimage
To install program on rest of distributions, see official site

Note: The program alter images added to program directly, and without any question or alert user, so you should take a backup copy of images before their pressure through program, in anticipation of any emergency

A picture of program after completion of work

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Firefox 4 Beta 4 with synchronization preferences and tabs

The Mozilla Foundation staff continue working hard in order to meet launch schedule of next version of Firefox. Today was released over a Beta version of browser - fourth so far - with confirmation of news very interesting. Especially for those who do not use Chrome, which already has most of them.

Among novelties, a new way to synchronize adjustments made in browser. If you want to have same settings of Firefox on your home computer, work on desktop and laptop that carries to class, this extension can be killer. Developed by Firefox team, it offers synchronization with a first-line security.

That is, all bookmarks, browsing history, the configuration of address bar, as well as usernames and password, everything will be synchronized among various devices. Anywhere, Firefox will have same face and same resources. Even same tabs that were open.


To use Firefox Sync will require, at least for now, install a separate plugin.

Already Tab Candy, a different way of organizing tabs allow to group them by task to be performed or subject of tab, finally got a final name: Panorama. This means that Firefox is about to be launched in April, because its most interesting features are already baptized with final name.

The performance of this beta, only one thing to say, slow. He even hangs my computer.

Google Docs Edit documents directly on Linux

One of advantages of Linux is that every now and then appear simple tools and solutions for problems you never knew you had. For example, editing a file in Google Docs: You can opt for direct publishing on web interface, which limits a little editing file, or use an offline editor (like gedit or OpenOffice) and then have all the work of export file saved to GDocs.

It is a matter of choice, but it would be interesting if we could access documents directly from Nautilus GDocs and can edit them in program of choice, with automatic upgrade to your account in Google Docs?

And that is exactly what gdocs-mount does. When installing program and enter your Google login, program creates a new "partition" on your Linux, which is nothing more than your Docs folder. Thus, you can create, delete and edit documents locally using OpenOffice or any other program you want.


Cool, but how does magic?

First, we must add a repository to apt and install a single package. If you are deathly afraid of terminal can use Synaptic, but believe me, is much simpler by terminal. Just type two commands below, stating root password when required:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:doctormo/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gdocs-mount-gtk


If you keep your system already installed, the whole process should take about two minutes. Once installed, go to menu Applications> Accessories> Google Docs Connection. The program will ask for your Google login:


Once completed, a new icon will appear on your desktop, showing that partition's mount was successful:


When you open folder, we have all files GDocs available:


Then just use like a normal system folder. When you save file - be it a text document, a presentation or a spreadsheet - program will automatically synchronize with Gocs. So, if you want, you can continue editing file normally on another computer.

Version of Gnash promises to run all videos from YouTube

The project Gnash, a free Flash Player developed by GNU just got to version 0.8.8, and now developers say software runs perfectly 100% of videos on YouTube without problems or catch sound.

"But for what I'll install a Flash Player different if Adobe has already created a version for Linux?", You must be wondering. Gnash is totally free, meaning you can download source code, make changes, join project and include functions that do not exist in official player (and, face it, is very weak). So you can keep your Linux installation 100% free while browsing sites that have Flash content.


Another advantage is that you can also use Gnash as a single player or with a plugin in browsers. The Firefox and Chrome already have plugins for Gnash, working properly with them.

Besides greater compatibility, Gnash brings other news:

  • Switch between Cairo and OpenGL and AGG renderers
  • Switching between FFmpeg and Gstreamer as media manipulators
  • Support for ActionScript.
You can download and compile Gnash source if you want, but there are binaries for various distributions. In Ubuntu, just use following commands in Terminal:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnash/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnash

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Turpial 1.3.4, new stable version

Turpial, native twitter client for Linux that I never tire of recommending announced arrival of new stable version 1.3.4 with new features among which are following:
  • Support for languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Taiwanese, French and German)
  • Option 'Reply All' in tweets
  • Spelling checker
  • Dialog to add friends from a list
  • Support for services Yfrog, img.ly, Mobypicture and twitgoo to upload images
  • support services Zi.ma, and cutting ur1.ca URL
  • Improved detection of special characters in hashtags
  • Optimized Services API
  • XAuth authentication (without PIN)
  • Proxy Support for Twitter API
  • Improved stability and usability of application
In Ubuntu we have a PPA repository for easy installation Turpial :

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:effie-jayx/turpial
    sudo aptitude update
    sudo aptitude install turpial

How to install VLC on Ubuntu

Was recently released a new version of VLC, one of best players for linux. Some of features of new version are:
  • Fixed bug with Taglib
  • Fixes for FTP
  • Corrections and modular DVD Podcast
  • Updated Add-ons and scripts
  • Several fixes in interface
  • Updated translations
  • Many other bugs fixed
To install on Ubuntu using PPA are three simple commands in console:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get -y install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

Install KDE 4.5 in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 10.04

I recently came out of KDE SC 4.5 version with these developments:
  • Major changes in notification area. Monochromatic icons are now used to provide visual clarity and redesigned pop-up notifications.
  • The window manager Kwin now supports Tilling mode, allowing to organize windows on desktop without overlapping. Besides, now you can move windows by dragging a blank area of same (currently only works with applications Qt/KDE).
  • The old interface for managing "activities" has been completely replaced by a "manager activities", similar to dialogue to add components.
  • The workspace Plasma Netbook has also received significant improvements, especially in terms of performance.
  • WebKit, the rendering engine used by Safari and Google Chrome (among others) has been fully integrated into KDE SC and it is possible to use web browser instead of Konqueror KHTML (which, however, remains default engine .)
  • For first time includes a large application written entirely in Python. Kajongg game is a version four-player of classic Mahjong.
  • The application of virtual globe can now plan routes Marble and download all data from a map for reference later without an Internet connection.
  • It improves Phonon multimedia system integration with Pulseaudio.

This time it introduced fewer new features than other versions, since focus was centered on improving what already existed. The general opinion of developers is that with this version of KDE SC finally reached maturity and stability of mythical KDE 3.5.

To update KDE in Kubuntu write following commands at console, each separately:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
To install KDE in Ubuntu . A simple command:

  • sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Fedora 14 Alpha released

With a week late, but completely ready, has been released Alpha for Fedora 14, codenamed "Laughlin."

As you know is not a stable version, so installation is not recommended unless you are going to use it as a developer or testing.

Puesde download it via torrent from : here

Or through mirrors : here

The following releases are:
  • Fedora 14 Beta (28 September, 2010)
  • Fedora 14 Final Release (2 November, 2010)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Speed up Openoffice


We all suffer from slow running programs OpenOffice, and this looks like a nightmare for those who used on a daily basis and lasting

In this theme we will modify some default settings to get desired result :

  1. Open program (openoffice writer)
  2. Go to (Tools - Options)
  3. And choose from contextual menu (Memory)
And adjust following values:
  • Number Of Steps: 20
  • Use for OpenOffice.org: 128
  • Memory Per Object: 20
  • Number Of Objects: 20
And define box next to
Enable systray Quickstarter

Then click OK and close program and restart it
You will notice a difference in speed and significantly

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Where to download images. VDI to use in Virtualbox


Virtualbox is perhaps most famous existing virtualization software.

Thanks to him, you can try operating systems within your own system, for example, people who use Windows and have virtualized a Linux distro. Or vice versa.

To install an operating system you can download an image virtualbox. Iso and burn to a CD or DVD or you can be. Iso saved, but perhaps one of best ways is to have an image. VDI.
There are many places where you can go to download one you are interested.

One of these sites is isohunt.com, there you have images. VDI of many systems.

You can also visit virtualboximages.com or virtualboxes.org to download them.

Once you locate file, you save it to your computer and then open your Virtualbox.

The first is "Add a new virtual machine" as you normally would, but in next step when you come to "virtual hard drive, you must select" existing "and open virtual hard disk manager Virtualbox.

At this point, you add file. VDI that you downloaded.

Now you can start your newly created virtual machine and you have your operating system already installed.


Ubuntu One in Kubuntu 10.10


KDE developer Harald Sitter did a front-end Ubuntu for Kubuntu 10.10 One is a first version in alpha state, and probably an improved version of that which we had already spoken, who are testing next version of Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat may install application by adding PPA repository.
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apachelogger/ubuntuone-kde
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-kde

Friday, August 20, 2010

Android 3.2 Honeycomb will continue to Android Gingerbread


Android mobile operating system from Google is released, and when not out yet version 3.1, to be called Gingerbread, we already know name of version 3.2.

Apparently, the version that will follow "Gingerbread" will be released later this year, called Honeycomb, "Honeycomb" and "Beehive"

Even when it is starting to digest newly released Android 2.2 or Froy, included on smartphones Droid 2 and HTC Evo 4G, there are multiple sources that are already talking about new version.

We did not go unnoticed always sweet names using Google for their versions of Android, which previously called Cupcake, Donut, Eclair and Froy.

It is likely, Honeycomb, no more than an incremental update as of Froy was Eclair, but Google goes fast on updates that always wants to keep latest mobile operating system.

This is why it is not expected that Honeycomb is an approach to Android 4 but closer to 3.1.

For now, the closest is Gingerbread, which will be with us for next Christmas and will bring dramatic improvements in user interface, based on some of recent hires of Google, but the company does not want to reveal too many details.

McAfee is bought by Intel for $ 7.68 billion

Upon waking this morning, Intel CEO Paul Otellini must be thinking "Today is a good day for acquisitions.". The drawn was McAfee, which will begin operating as a subsidiary of Intel. Otellini said that "security is one of pillars that people will demand in all computing experiences." The purchase must be approved by table of shareholders of both companies.

Google enables chat in audio and video for Linux users

Gmail has several interesting features. For some reason, the chat client it is more powerful than Google Talk, IM desktop application for Google. And from now Linux users can access some of those functions that previously were only available for Windows users and Mac OS X. Through a plugin released by Google, users of Ubuntu and other distros can chat with audio and video not only for Gmail but also to iGoogle and Orkut.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

FoxTophone, send URLs to your mobile Android from Firefox


FoxToPhone is a Firefox extension that lets you send URLs in your computer to your mobile Android a very simple way.

Formerly called SendToPhone, this extension is designed so that when you are visiting a website, you can send address with touch of a button puts you in address bar of your browser.

Also you can send any address, image or page with just click on it, and selecting from drop down "Send to Android."


If you want to send a text you have sent to you also selected same way, marking down and pass clipboard to your phone.

This Firefox extension takes implementation of Android Chrome to Android>.

To install, you must have Firefox 3.0 or later and you can download from Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome users can also download it from here

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gimp: Plugins from extras repository

This is an application that adds 170 script/plugins for Gimp in one go and without adding repositories, adding many extra features to image editor

To install just type in a terminal must
  • sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry
Remember that Gimp is not installed by default in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, if you want to install:
  • sudo apt-get install gimp

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Debian complete 17 years


By way Internet Explorer is not only famous birthday today and bit field data. The Debian-based operating system Linux, is also celebrating. Is 17 years since it was announced by Ian Murdock in 1993. The project has had 14 releases, 11 conferences focusing on it and only has 873 developers and over 40 000 packages. And now his most famous distribution is Ubuntu, which is gaining more popularity every day.

Ubuntu 10.10 will feature multi-touch

New for fans of Ubuntu: from version 10.10, system will support multi-touch, allowing developers to create interfaces with support for ringtones and screen movements and presenting a whole new method of navigation for users.

Right at launch of distro, many applications will already have GTK support enabling touch, among other things, lateral or horizontal scroll directly on screen of equipment. And for Ubuntu Netbook Edition, will have an interface with support for Unity touch.

Mark Shuttleworth, in a statement on his blog, explains more about novelty, stressing that to take full advantage of technology you need equipment to support movements of four or more fingers. Mark also talks about the possibility of a version 11.04 of Ubuntu already come with most common software applications such as browsers, file manager, photos and media and supports multi-touch. Can you imagine, control effects of Compiz directly touching screen?

If you already have a device with support for touch and want to test, just add a repository to Ubuntu:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:utouch-team/utouch
  • sudo apt-get update
Recalling that package utouch is still in beta, and likely many programs will not support news yet.

New Installer for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat With Pictures

The live daily Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Alpha 3 is now available new version of installer to see when final version becomes available on 10 October.

The new and renovated installer offer users ability to download software updates and/or installation of proprietary drivers for wireless cards, support for MP3 files, Adobe Flash Player, Java and support for DVD playback.

Here are some pictures :




Sunday, August 15, 2010

Synchronization Troubleshooting Rhythmbox - iPhone or iPod


Recently Rhythmbox is music player and multimedia in general better known and used in Ubuntu. But many people buy an iPhone or an iPod of any kind with eyes closed without measuring their level of compatibility with any operating system and just when we synchronize our music and our videos to Rhythmbox appears problem of synchronization. Ubuntu does not have an official version of iTunes, software that synchronizes excellence our iPods, iPhone, or very IPAD.

Here a solution that can be played normally Rhythmbox music sync - iPhone or iPod:
  1. Go to Places> User (Home) and press it Ctrl + H
  2. Find folder .gconf
  3. In the folder .gconf navigate Apps> Rhythmbox> State> iPod
  4. Delete the file %gconf.xml that is in folder iPod
  5. Restart Rhythmbox and ready, you can

Fedora 14 will be delayed until November


Jared Smith, new Fedora project leader, announced yesterday that will suffer delayed release of Fedora 14, codenamed Laughlin.

According to comments in a meeting with representatives of Development, Release Engineering, and quality control equipment, scheduled Alpha evaluate to what conditions have made is development and decided they did not pass quality criteria.

The delay of a week launch of alpha will cause an overall schedule slippage, which causes final version, which was scheduled for 26 October, passes day set for 2 November if no further delay.

The team intends that each launch Fedora meets all requirements, but have to wait.

Well, I think anyone will know Fedora expect if, as they always end up choosing a polished version and in optimal conditions.

You can read announcement in lists of Fedora Project.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

KDE 4.5 released



The KDE development team has submitted its launch six months, bringing new versions of Plasma Desktop, Netbook workspaces, and a large number of applications available in version 4.5.0.

One of them is support for
KDE webkit browser Konqueror.

The development team has focused on this version in stability and integrity of desktop experience.

More than 16,000 errors were corrected and result is a system that feels faster and more reliable.

Plasma brings a new reporting system and is designed to support workflow in best visually amazing condiciones. uncolored, more in line now with aerial of notification.

The Konqueror web browser can now use WebKit engine to render its content.

The KDE Development Platform is now offering a new generic caching for applications that require high-speed access to information such as icons.

The new KSharedDataCache, speeds up loading of many components, while new HTTP scheduler is optimized for concurrent access to web servers, and makes page load in Konqueror and other parts using KIO HTTP mechanism faster .

Today was launch of first in series 4.5, which will be updated monthly, focusing on fixing bugs.

It is assumed that package will be made available by operating system vendor, but have released a live CD for those who can not wait.

It is also available to build from source.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.2 released


Mozilla developers have released version 3.1.2 of your mail client and news, Thunderbird, code-named "Lanikai.

The most important part of this release is to improve user experience and stability of applications.

In total from previous release, bugs have been fixed in July, plus a failure that had regard to indexing systems and upgrade several problems due to lack of notification messages from IMAP folder.

An issue that prevented Linux in previous version sound reproduction, has also been corrected.

For all these improvements, Mozilla team recommends that all users upgrade to new version.

All information on release of version 3.1.2, you can find in release notes.

You can also visit download page to install or upgrade.

I leave Mozilla blog entry if you want to read it.

Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" frozen


As had been suggested two months ago and finally was announced during conference in New York DebConf10 administrators of Debian project releases decided to freeze development cycle of next version 6.0 "Squeeze" from his hugely popular GNU/Linux.

This means that from now on no new features will be added and that all work will focus on correcting errors and refine current state of "Squeeze" to reach quality that is recognized in every release of stable version of Debian.

Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" will use default Kernel 2.6.32 all supported architectures and will also include new features such as:
  • GNOME 2.30, KDE 4.4.5, LXDE 0.5.0, XFCE 4.6.2, and X.org 7.5
  • Apache 2.2.16, PHP 5.3.2, MySQL 5.1.48 and PostgreSQL 8.4.4
  • Python 2.6 and Python 3.1, Perl 5.10, GHC 6.12 and GCC 4

"Squeeze" will also come with a first variant, considered a "Technology Preview", based on FreeBSD kernel for i386 and AMD64, and including an important selection of huge archive of software packages for Debian project.

Fulfilled, as expected, freezing Debian 6.0 this August, following prediction of release of its final version by end of this year, now becomes a bit more likely ...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Google surrenders with Wave


Google has announced on his blog, which will paralyze development of Wave.

Platform, presented last year in the I/O, which at first was at express invitation, has not proved how Google expected.

Perhaps too ambitious for time they appeared and too complicated for what users were accustomed.

Just as Buzz, Google also, it looked to stagnate and has followed a line up of users and usage, Wave initially looked like it would be something really important and became snake biting its tail.

Users will soon adapt and many stopped using it, and by failing to many users, few that still used it, I parked too.

There will be something sudden closure of Wave, Google plans to work until end of this year.

Google Wave, an application for communication and collaboration in real time, with ability to arrasatrar and drop files from desktop, was applauded in presentation as something really innovative, but was out of time.And for when user was ready , say I had a lot more tasty options.

All central art of code and protocols are open source so that other developers can use.

And this is how Google says goodbye to Wave, proud of development team and looking for new projects to come.

11 Options to optimize images in Linux


With passage of time and many theme changes I made in my various blogs I've noticed that are 3 things that make a site load slow: poor hosting some javascript scripts and images that are very heavy.

The first 2 are easiest solution (a good hosting and godaddy and remove unneeded scripts.) But deal with images sometimes do not do it for simple laziness, or may not know program that does it or because there are many images that we have to try. Then I want to show you several options to reduce and optimize images in linux. So look for tool that best suits their tastes and alleviate a bit web

PunyPng (punypng.com). It is an online option, perhaps best of them, one simply upload an image and optimized site allows lower it with less weight. The disadvantage is that it can sometimes take a long time to upload an image if our connection is very slow or if picture is very heavy.

Mogrify. It is a command line utility (must install imageshack since repositories) and reduces weight of an image like this:
  • mogrify -quality 75 imagen.jpg
Or so many in a directory:
  • mogrify -quality 75 *.jpg
Trimage. It is a graphics option, can reduce one or more pictures by simply dragging images to program window and some evidence has fallen to 40% by weight of images.


OptiPNG. It is another utility to command line (you must install from repositories) but it is easier to use, it's almost easier to use than a graphical interface because only parameter you need is name of image, so:
  • optipng imagen.png
And we get optimized image. The reduction in size is usually not much but program ensures that no loss of quality in image.

Pngnq pngcrush Pngquant. Are most useful for console, all available for installation from repositories, reduce images a little more than OptiPNG but loss of quality is higher. Let's see how they are used:
  • pngcrush imagen.png imagenligera.png
So pngcrush destination image source image
  • pngnq imagen.png
No science, program does not overwrite image but to create a new and added some extension to distinguish it.
  • pngquant 256 imagen.png
The number you see there is number of colors in image. The lower number of colors lower weight and lower image quality too.

Shrink O'Matic. An application in AIR that allows you to optimize images JPG's, PNG's and GIF's. Useful for those who want graphical interface and not bothered to install AIR. Download here.

Gimp Plugin. This was long most popular methods for optimizing images. It is a simple plugin that adds option of "Save for Web" or "Save for the web" to GIMP. To install it should only download this deb.

Gimp without plugin. Maybe best way to optimize images yet which requires more time is to use GIMP and learn what kind of extension use some saving options and crop and resize image.

WordPress Plugin. And it would be more comfortable than having to do anything to optimize images? Well, this plugin can be achieved. It's called WP Smush. What plugin is that each image being loaded on his blog Smush.it passes before adding to post. Excellent right? You have an option to optimize previous images or images that we have already on blog before using plugin.

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Alpha 3


The road to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat that will see its final version on October 10, 2010 if all goes well and meets schedule took a further step today with launch of Alpha 3, you can see the new in this version at this link.

You know and I know but I tell them, is a development version, released for testing and reporting bugs and not suitable for installation in production environments.

Download Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Alpha 3 :
Here (Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Netbook)
Here (Ubuntu Server for UEC and EC2)
Here (Kubuntu Desktop and Netbook)
Here (Xubuntu)
Here (Edubuntu DVD)
Here (Ubuntu Studio)
Here (Ubuntu ARM)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Canonical might want to buy openSUSE (rumor)

We woke up today with news that if it be true would be quite a hit.

According to one rumor, Canonical, was thinking of buying openSUSE.

Apparently, a developer of Canonical, is one who made comment, but has not been able to confirm the news.

Novell, what is known is openSUSE still for sale and may even sell it in parts.

Recently, Novell, Jos Poortvliet hired to lead openSUSE community, and an already existing strategy for KDE distro of chameleon, which claims to have made two quarters Reset this way.

Time will tell if news was finally confirmed by either party.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Google docs from nautilus

I found an excellent entry where we can see how to assemble documents google docs in a unit as if it were another disk but with only our documents google docs.

I found it excellent because I really hate google file manager, is more comfortable to have it in a file full with icons


The application that will allow us to do this is Google Doc Mount, we will install Ubuntu Lucid typing following commands in a console:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:doctormo/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo aptitude install gdocs-mount-gtk
Then we go to Applications-> Accessories-> Google Docs Data Connection, and enter our Google account and within seconds see documents in Nautilus.

Visualize bar paths in Ubuntu Linux

Gnome User That has same problem Windows users and Mac, with Respect to display bar paths in file browser. Thinking about it, hitched a ride on post To show how to display bar paths in Ubuntu Linux (or in Any environment with Gnome).

First, We Have A situation like this, Where Each directory is a "button":


Obviously, if you like to directly enter directory path, it is very annoying to keep clicking on HAVING folders to navigate. In this case, most Practical way to bring up bar in Ways Ubuntu is push button (/).



May You want it done finally, so Every Time You open Nautilus toolbar Already path would be available. In this case, you can venture by gconftool solve everything in one simple command. Press Alt+F2 or open terminal, copy and paste command below:

  • gconftool-2 --type=Boolean --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_location_entry true


That's it. Automatically, Nautilus ever use navigation bar by default, as you can see in image below:


And if you want to go back to How It Was Before? Use following command in terminal window or Run Application (Alt+F2):
  • gconftool-2 --type=Boolean --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_location_entry false

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