A letter to Ubuntu:
“Ubuntu, your latest and young wife may be more socialite, may have smooth make up and may look sleek, but she is not we had expected. She may have great touch but that is not everything. If it was must that you marry this Unity girl, you should not have divorced your other loyal and devoted wives. Polygamy and polyandry is normal in your culture. While your other wives would not disturb each other, this envious Unity hardly let one or the other work alongside her. She sulks, she breakdowns and show no compatibility with elders. Your wife may impress young and teenagers with her ‘touch’ of class but it lacks reliability and your ‘class’. With this marriage, Ubuntu you look more like your sworn enemy Windows.” Continue reading
BitTorrent is the program of choice for transferring large files between computers, especially on slow connections. Transmission is the official client with Ubuntu but it has its limitations e.g. separate encryption setting for each file. Deluge is the next client of choice. However after I installed Deluge, it failed to restart after a crash shut down. Clicking on icon produced no response. Continue reading
Ubuntu One syncdaemon was working but was not syncing the files as the balloon message would keep on showing increasing number of files. First I had to install Ubuntu One GTK from software Manager as Xubuntu Raring Ringtail has no GUI interface. starting the GUI Ubuntu One I get this message:
“File Sync error. (auth failed (AUTH_FAILED))”
Open Terminal (Control+Alt+T) and run: Continue reading
Ubuntu 13.04, Raring Ringtail has no Graphical User Interface or GUI for changing the User and Group Settings. Therefore default option is either to use ‘sudo usermod’ command from terminal, which is not difficult after a little practice. For all other command options use ‘usermod — help‘ at the terminal. But for those who want to do things as usual, like me, may install GUI from Gnome 2 which works for ‘Unity‘ as well as ‘Mate‘. This is the command from terminal (Control+Alt+T):
sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools
This will install the good old GUI (we were using for past many years) in ‘System>Administration in Mate. However in Unity we have to use Dash and typing “users-admin” shall call the GUI.
All the best.
Ubuntu Raring Guide Wiki
Finally a near alternative of Microsoft Office /Libre/Open etc. is available in Kingsoft Office which is available for all Debian based Distros like Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 15/14/13. I have successfully installed it. It is also available in RPM package for Fedora and the like distros. The screen shot is on the left.
Kingsoft Office for Linux
Kingsoft Office is an office suite developed by Hongkong/Chinese software developer which was until now using the brand name WPS (with website at wps.cn and appears to be an acronym for Writer, Presentation & Spreadsheet). Continue reading