How to remove Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

It seems to be "counter-current" because Unity is the default interface in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, but many users do not like and are ....

Configuring Unity on Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04 not bring, at least until the release of latest beta- No tool to configure settings in Unity installed by default. However,....

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 ....

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

In a decision that will alter plans of more than a distribution based on this desktop, GNOME developers announced under its current GUAD....

BURG : beautify your Bootloader

In most Linux distros, our bootloader is GRUB, which only shows letters of operating system with which we go up, BURG this change. BURG is....

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ubuntu: how to automatically mount the shared folders on the network


After showing how automatically mount a Hard Drive in boot Ubuntu, Now see how they can make something similar: automatically mount a shared folder. The first thing to do is install smbfs, present in the official repository of all versions of Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install smbfs
We create our mount point:
sudo mkdir /media/myfolder
In place of "mydirectory" Enter the name of the folder to share. Now we have to change fstab, Which is a configuration file used to indicate how many and which driver to load at system startup, with the respective options. Enter, therefore, the following command:
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
And at the end of the file add:
//servername/mydirectory /Media/mydirectory smbfs username=user,password=pass 0 0
But remember, this string is important, the highlighted fields, are replaced by their values in your configuration. If the folder you shared does not require username (user) And password (pass), Replaced these values with the string default. Save all and at the next reboot, you can check if your folders have been fitted correctly by typing:
sudo mount -a
It 's all :)

Speed ​​up boot Windows 7: Remove GUI of boot


LinuxTechCrunch tells you how to speed up the launch of Windows 7 by removing the graphical boot! Discover the steps, reading the rest of the article.

Like the animation of the flag initialization of the Windows 7 PC?

"Sure," think "She's cute!"

But did you know that the animation slows down booting Windows 7: and you, dear Geek love speed, this thing you just can not handle the truth!

How to save precious seconds?

Removing the boot GUI: LinuxTechCrunch and tells you how!

- Go to "Start" and type "msconfig" into the search box;

- Vai on the "Boot Options" and make sure the option "No GUI boot" is checked;

- Apply your changes and restart Windows 7.

In this way the animation will no longer be visible!

It is true, save only 4 seconds, but this, combined with several recommendations that LinuxTechCrunch you have already given in the past, will allow you to make your dear and loved computers a war machine, rapid and destructive!

What do you think?

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ubuntu: how to automatically mount a Hard Disk at startup

I do not know how many times I will ever receive requests such as "Hello, how can I automatically mount a hard disk at startup Ubuntu?". Finally I managed to find some 'time to write this article I will show you the steps necessary to ensure that, in a completely automatic, power of your Ubuntu are also mounted the Hard Disk or Hard Disk you need. We start with a first method ,Longer and more cumbersome, but you will have full control of what you are doing. Open the terminal and type:
sudo mkdir /media/personalnamedirectory
Of course replace "personalnamedirectory" With a name to your liking. With this command we are not doing is create a directory under /media where we set up our hard drive. Now comes the slightly more difficult to know the name of your HD (/dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 and so on). To do this you can type the command in terminal:
sudo fdisk -l
or the command:
df -h
Now we must edit the fstab file is a configuration file used to indicate how many and which driver to load at system startup, with the respective options. Enter, therefore, the following command:
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
and, at the end of the file, add:
/dev/sda3 /media/personalnamedirectory ntfs auto,rw,exec,users,dmask=000,fmask=111,nls=utf8 0 0
As you can see it, in this case, a HD with NTFS File System. To check that the HD is really mounted, type:
sudo mount -a
Another effective method, And very fast, is to create a small startup script. Type:
gedit ~/mount.sh
and paste the following code:
#!/bin/sh
gvfs-mount -d /dev/sdaX
Where, of course, instead of sdaX you have to put the id of your HD. Now granted permission to execute this script:
chmod +x ~/mount.sh
And add it to "Applications startup" Of Ubuntu. All very simple, do not you think?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Gimp 2.6.12 here is the latest update 2.6 series

The GIMP development team recently released version 2.6.12 eponymous software for image editing. This version, the twelfth to the 2.6 series, it introduces no new features but fixes many bugs and improves the system stability.

This new version introduces as already stated, numerous bug fixes and that specifically relate to importing SVG files, problems with buffer overflows and other small bug that caused many software crashes. Along with these fixes are a large number of updated translations.

According to the plans of developers, this will be the last update to the 2.6 series also given the imminent arrival of the long-awaited version 2.8, the next major release pending for years. Regarding the argument Gimp 2.8, developers have once again postponed the release date in mid-March. The team is focusing on improving this version, it has not been recently released versions of other testing, the last one was in December 2011 and it is the 2.7.4.

We can see all the changes in version 2.6.12 via the file NEWS made available to developers. We can also download the source of this version directly from the page "Download" of Project.

How to make a backup of Android Ice Cream Sandwich without root permissions!


Really interesting new feature in version 4.0 of Android, you can perform a series of commands that allow PCs to perform a complete backup of your Android device! Everything you need, besides to Android ICS installed on the device is a computer with SDK installed.

Let's see ... how we connect the device to your Windows PC and run the command prompt.


  • We position Platform Tools folder of the SDK and type these two commands
  • adb backup -all | System data and application data will be downloaded but will not be saved the same applications of telephone. Default saves the data in the folder platform-tools As backup.ab.
  • adb backup -all -f C:\backup.ab- Same effect as above, but here we can set a specific folder for saving the backup file (instead of C:\ you can put the folder you prefer)
  • On your phone, you can see the 'start up: enter the password for your backup
    Backed up, save it in a safe place.
    To restore the backup, repeat the procedure done before, but enter the following command
  • adb restore
  • Example: adb restore C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools\backup.ab
This procedure as you can see it does not need root permissions.

Linux Mint 12 KDE Released, news and downloads

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A few hours Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of new KDE version of Linux Mint 12 Lisa.

The new Linux Mint 12 KDE is released KDE 4.7.4 version that brings a greater stability comparison the Kubuntu 11.10. Special features of the new Linux Mint 12 KDE is the release with Hybrid ISO which allows us to export the ISO on a USB stick by simply extracting the contents inside. It is still support for Startup Disk Creator and UNetbootin, But we can not use the persistent mode.

Linux Mint 12 KDE port Duck Duck as the default search engine ,We are still at a later time to add other search engines such as Google. As for the Gnome version also Linux Mint 12 KDE is released with the Linux Kernel 3.0.

In this page you will find all the news of the new Linux Mint 12 KDE.


Are you ready to try Unity 5.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?


Canonical announced on 1 February the Unity interface 5.2 is available for testing on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS platform (Precise Pangolin).

Unity 5.2 includes support for multiple monitors (Unity pitchers appear on each monitor, and move from one monitor to another, you will feel some resistance to letting you use the launcher in the display).

Likewise, also has implemented a new detection of the edges of the screen, forcing users push or scroll in the left part of the screen so that the pitcher emerge. Thus, the released and will not emerge when you hit the back button in Firefox.

Installation is very simple, press the key combination CTRL+ALT+T on your keyboard and paste the following command in the terminal window (one by one, pressing Enter after each one):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Restart your session when you finish the upgrade process. Please note that does not support HUD, so you need to remove the HUD PPA of your system with ppa-purge before upgrading. Have a good session testing!

Tablet: New details on Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6


In early December had emerged rumors of a tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6-inch that would be launched in the new year and that you had mentioned the first details. Now, with the approach of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the largest technology event that follows the CES was staged in Las Vegas. Based on the items that run on the network, we can give you further details on this device by highlighting the fact that it could be the first device to feature the new chip Exynos 5250.

It is a "superchip" to 32 nanometers based on due core Cortex A15, That should ensure graphics performance four times more compared to a solution Cortex A9, thanks to the GPU ARM of next generation Mali T604 and a bandwidth of 12.8 GB/sec. The Exynos 5250 was twice as fast as a dual-core Cortex A9 to 1.5 GHz, so it should be capable of processing 14,000 DMIPS to 7500 compared to the previous generation. The rumors about this, but follow each other, doubt true, remains the availability of dual-core chips Exynos that they would be marketed at a possible tablet so quickly.


The device's operating system will almost certainly Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The screen resolution is WXQGA to 2560 x 1600 pixels. Is not to be excluded, moreover, that the new tablet can use the S-Pen, Born with an accessory, but Samsung Galaxy Notes to accompany other touchscreen devices the Korean company. Apparently the tablet will be presented at the MWC and should be marketed next spring.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Alpha 2 is available

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Alpha 1 disponible
Since yesterday, respecting the development schedule,Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Is available - Precise Pangolin Alpha 2 for download.

You can see the novelties of this version in the following link

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin will be a LTS version and will be the first that will support for 5 years of updates.

I always remember that is aearly development version ,Not suitable for installation in equipment that requires more stability, having said that I leave the download links.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 will have a new CompizConfig Settings Manager


A news flash, bounced in the last hours, concerns a small great news that we will see in Ubuntu 12.04. As you know, Unity can be easily configured in some aspects with CompizConfig Settings Manager in the section relating to Ubuntu Unity plugin ,Where there are several useful options to set the appearance of Unity and its interactions, especially through the use of sliders (The graphical component with which the user can set a new value by moving the indicator).

Although these sliders are clickable and fast, sometimes they can be placed on the wrong values causing problems to the entire Ubuntu system. I have already spoken of the possibility, for the moment is just a simple idea to completely remove CompizConfig Settings Manager from Ubuntu at the expense of MyUnity or similar instruments, but what is certain is that in Ubuntu 12.04 will have a new updated version of CompizConfig Settings Manager. 

The new version of CCSM has just landed in the official repositories of Precise Pangolin and hasremoved the sliders of reducing Ubuntu Unity plugin, therefore, accidental changes and errors by users. MyUnity, therefore, assume even more importance due to this small change by Canonical. It 'was a right choice and sensible? Let us know your opinion!

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