Installation of Linux on the desktop

Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)


example: rsync -r /home/peter/Afbeeldingen

Interesting Firefox add-ons

Xmarks (to synchronise your bookmarks)
1-click YouTube Video Download:

Nice theme: Equinox/Faenza

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox equinox-theme equinox-ubuntu-theme faenza-icon-theme
Select Equinox Variance glass (or Equinox Radiant or Equinox Variance).
(The others are too dark, or, with Equinox Evolution you don't see the selected mail in Evolution.)

Open source multi-platform file managers

uses Java, Apache Ant. Will be installed in /usr/share/mucommander.
Double commander:
uses FreePascal, Lazarus (Delphi libraries for FreePascal)

Software to install by the Ubuntu Software Center

Flowcharting: Dia
//File manager: Gnome Commander (Uitgetest: emelFM2, Krusader, BSC) (Tux Commander is ok, but doesn't show usb-drives)
Telnet client: Putty
Dos simulator: DosBox

Installeer in een terminal venster de public key met:
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Voer System-Administration-Software Source uit.
Voeg in het tabblad Other Sofware de regel
deb lucid non-free
Update packages with:
sudo apt-get update
Install VirtualBox in a terminal window with:
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2
Update to a newer version with the same command. (Or try sudo apt-get install virualbox, this shows whether there is a new release.)
Or install dkms with:
sudo apt-get install dkms

Resize VirtualBox disk partition:

Clone a virtual disk: VBoxManage clonehd "DiskToClone.vdi" "ClonedDisk.vdi"
Copy a disk: VBoxManage internalcommands setvdiuuid "CopiedDisk.vdi"

Cloud - Ubuntu One

Integrate in Ubuntu

If you don't have an account already: create one on
In Ubuntu: go to Toepassingen - Internet - Ubuntu One. Connect to your account.

Sync with Evolution (via CouchDB)

If synchronisation doesn't work, restart the desktopcouch:
Mind that that dbus-send command should be executed using sudo.

Other software

Ubuntu Tweak
DVD to avi: GUI: Avidemux (GTK+) via Ubuntu Software Centre / Command line: MEncoder / dvd::rip

Fedora 11

If you're installing in VirtualBox, after installation, install the VirtualBox Guest Additions:

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