Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Applications for Ubuntu’ Category

I like to watch my movie collections more than one time. Or sometimes I like to watch certain scenes in few movies. The problem is sometimes my DVD disc is scratched and I have to buy it again. So, I decide to convert all my DVD to ISO file, so I can watch anytime, any selection scenes, easier and without worry have the same problem again. If my DVD disc is broken and I want to play it using my DVD player, I still can burn it.

Yes, you may say the file size will be too big, 3.3GB to 4.4GB per movie, meanwhile you can convert it and get smaller file size. But, you will get lower quality graphic, you can’t choose the language and you can’t burn it again.

It will consume a lot of hard disc space but with 1 TB or 2TB hard disc capacity available at the market, you can back up any movie that you want.

I choose ‘Brasero‘ because it’s very easy to use.

Open your ‘Brasero’ application. If you don’t have it you can install it using ‘$sudo apt-get install brasero‘ in your Linux terminal with Internet connection.

Enter your DVD disc, wait until it occur on your desktop then click ‘Disc copy’ button.
Then select to ‘write to image file‘.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Do you want to play the old DOS games or applications? I do and I believe that there are still lots of ex DOS users want to run their old applications.

It was my first opereting system and I think I used it at about 25 years ago if I’m not mistaken. I like to remember what I did before especially if I have good memories with it. Playing Digger, Test drive or Lemmings, typing with wordstar, database with Dbase III+, spreadsheet with Lotus 123 or Impress and some utility tools like PCTools or Locksmith. Put in the big floppy disc for booting and replaced it with another floppy disc with the program. Hard disc was very rare on that time. But, I tell you, you were very lucky if you have a PC on that time.

Well, that’s all the folk. Now, there is a emulator named DOSbox that can do that. For more details about the DOSbox emulator you can read it in wikipedia.org

The installation is very easy.

Make sure you are connected to the internet.

Open your linux terminal and type: sudo apt-get install dosbox.

Installation will start automatically.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

If you always or like to work with linux terminal, I really recommend you to use Terminator. Your linux terminals will be more flexible. You can add, resize or create terminals in new window in seconds with few combination keys.

Installing terminator is very easy. Just open your linux terminal, make sure you are connected to the internet and type: sudo apt-get install terminator.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Skype for Ubuntu Karmic is still not available when I write this article but you still can use Skype 2.1 Beta 2 for Linux for (Ubuntu 8.10/ intrepid) installer to run skype in your Karmic.

First download the skype installer.

Go to: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

RAR (Roshal Archive) is one of well known archive file format available in compress technology. It’s developed by Eugene Roshal (Russian Software Engineer). Free version which only can read (extract) in Linux are PeaZip and unrar. The shareware version also available in Linux.

Although RARLAB distribute the source code and binaries (not under free software license), it’s only can extract not create the RAR archive. I think that’s the reason why ‘rar’ is not popular in Linux community.

To extract ‘rar’ file in Linux Ubuntu you need additional program.
Before you follow the instruction below, make sure you are connected to the internet.

First, open Linux Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type $sudo apt-get install unrar.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Scribus is an open source desktop publishing program available for Linux. Thanks to Scribus Team to make a very good program. Hope in the next version, it will has more advanced features. Unfortunetely in this version you can’t have built-in help program. You have to see at http://docs.scribus.net. Because NOT all people can get access to the internet all the time.

Installation

Make sure you are connected to the internet. Open your Linux Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) then type ‘sudo apt-get install scribus‘. The installation will take few minutes, depends on your internet connection speed.

scribus01

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Every hardware in your computer will use interrupts, Ioports and DMA (direct memory access) then lsdev collects of all these data to give you a quick overview of which hardware uses what I/O addresses and what IRQ and DMA channels.

lsdev takes the data from /proc directory. This program is only show the kernel’s idea of what hardware is present, not what actually physically available.

How to install?

Make sure that you are connected to the internet.

Open your Linux Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) then type: ‘sudo apt-get install procinfo‘.

lsdev01


How to use?
Open your Linux Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) then type ‘lsdev‘.

lsdev02

Read Full Post »

Before I start, I assume that you have installed K3b in your system and it recognizes your CD/DVD writer. And if you don’t, you can read my articles about how to install K3b in here.


Step 1. Click New Project

Enter your empty write-able CD disc into your CD Writer or CD/DVD Writer. Writing Data to a CD (CD burning) is not difficult with K3b. From the main menu, just click ‘New Data CD Project‘.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 70 other followers