Archive for May, 2008

I don’t know why the game title has ‘cube’ name meanwhile it’s group of fields. Perhaps because the dots form like a ‘Gambling Cube Dice’? I don’t know also because the biggest number is 5 not 6.

But who cares about name.

Just play it.

Rules of the game.

  • You are Red and your opponent is Blue.

  • The white field with one dot is the empty area.

  • Click a field to own the field. When you click a field, it will automatically change to Red.

  • You can click on the same field to increase the number (dots) inside the fields.

  • You only can click the fields that belong to you (Red fields) or the white one.

  • If a square has more dots than it has neighbors, the points jump to its neighbors and take them over.

  • Neighbor-Fields are only direct neighbors, not the diagonal neighbors.

  • The winner is the one who owns all squares.


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Sound Converter is a gnome sound conversion available for Linux. You can convert music files into another format (OOG, MP3 and Flac). The tool is very simple, just add the files, set the destination directory and convert the files.


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You want to impress your friends with temporary Main screen with your own “Search screen”. I said temporary, because it’s only the one display, when you key in your ‘search key’ then it will go back to Google again.

How to do it?
Step 1. Goto www.pimpmysearch.com

Step 2. Enter your search screen’s ‘Title’.
Just enter your title in the ‘Enter your name’ text box then click ‘>>Create Now”.

Now you have your own Search Screen.


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Skype 2 for Linux has a new feature, video cam. A lots of improvement compare to the previous version. If you have built in Chicony Web cam in your laptop (I use Toshiba A205 series) you can use it with Skype 2.

I assume that you have already a skype member.

Step 1. First you have to download it from http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/beta/.


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Google Desktop is web based search data application. Although it’s still in beta version for Linux but I think it’s very useful for us to find any informations that stay in our computer.

Step 1. Download the package

Go to http://desktop.google.com/linux/ and click ‘Download Google Desktop‘ to download the program.The file size is 7.5MB.

  • Choose Debian/Ubuntu format.


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Picasa is an free pictures organizer from Google. Now it’s available for Linux. You can create Web Album, Email, Print, Blog, Collage (It’s cool), Export (resize & change the quality) to a new file.

Other things that you can do:

  • Find the pictures you forgot you had

  • Move and re-name pictures from inside Picasa

  • Add a star rating

  • Keep one pictures in multiple albums

  • Password protect collections

  • Amazing effects turn so-so pictures into works of art

  • Write captions that stay with the picture

  • Zoom. Pan. Tilt. Get the angle you intended

  • It has RGB histogram, a real-time graph that shows the intensity of colors in your pictures.

  • Create slide show.

  • Export pictures to popular photo processing website.

  • Burn to CD or DVD.

  • Give gift CDs with slide shows.

  • Create a network back backup of your pictures.

  • Turn your photo into a movie.

  • Make a personalized desktop picture or screen saver.

  • Create a poster.


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When you install games for KDE in Ubuntu (Gnome) and then you search for a guidelines in the game help, you will get “Could not find service ‘khelpcenter’”. Because, you don’t have KDE Help Center in your gnome. This program have to be installed separately.

The installation is very easy.


From Ubuntu Terminal screen (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), type:

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo apt-get install khelpcenter

Reading package lists… Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information… Done

Suggested packages:


The following NEW packages will be installed:


0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Need to get 2318kB of archives.

After unpacking 4080kB of additional disk space will be used.


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It’s a strategic fantasy simulation game. In this game you are the architect in design your kingdom. You have to make sure that you have enough Food, Water, Iron for weapon, Gold for Money. You have to set up which area will be for your farmer, fisher man, game hunter, army, fortress, house etc.

I think the game is very cool. But, there is a problem that I found and no answer until now. I can not save the game and sometimes it suddenly close down (which I don’t like it most). Even it may suddenly make your computer hangs (Mentioned in a Forum).

So, If you want to try and find the solution for this game, please share it.


From Ubuntu Terminal screen (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), type:

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo apt-get install widelands

Reading package lists… Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information… Done

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:

mythtv-frontend pwgen liblzo1 mythtv-common mysql-client

mythtv-transcode-utils libnet-daemon-perl libqt3-mt-mysql libfame-0.9 fftw3

mythtv-database libdbi-perl libpvm3 libdbd-mysql-perl mysql-server-5.0

mysql-client-5.0 mysql-common libmyth-0.21-0 mythtv-backend libplrpc-perl

libmysqlclient15off mysql-server transcode ntp libmyth-perl libnet-upnp-perl

Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.

The following extra packages will be installed:


The following NEW packages will be installed:

widelands widelands-data

0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Need to get 30.6MB of archives.

After unpacking 74.4MB of additional disk space will be used.

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y


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