Thursday, January 29, 2009

How to Install Flash on Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit

Close all internet browes and proceed to your menu bar as follows:
Go to Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal

Once the terminal is open, paste in the following code:

sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper flashplugin-nonfree

Press the enter key --> type your password when prompted --> complete the install

Restart your browser and all should be well.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009


BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. Rid your system of old clutter including cache, temporary files, cookies, and broken shortcuts. Designed for Linux systems, it wipes clean Bash, Beagle, Epiphany, Firefox, Flash, Java, KDE,, Opera, RealPlayer, rpmbuild, VIM, XChat, and more.
Install BleachBit in Ubuntu

Download the .deb package from here or use the following command

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

How to Install Mozilla Prism in Ubuntu

Prism is a simple XULRunner-based browser that hosts web applications without the normal web browser user interface. Prism is based on a concept called Site-Specific Browsers (SSB). An SSB is designed to work exclusively with a single web application. It doesn’t have the menus, toolbars and other accoutrements of a traditional web browser. An SSB also offers tighter integration with the operating system and desktop than a typical web application running through a web browser. Applications running in an SSB are therefore able to benefit from many of the advantages of the desktop and of the web at the same time.


Separate process: Web apps can hog memory or processor cycles or even bring down the whole browser in extreme cases. By running each app in its own process, we minimize the impact of any mishaps. We can also benefit from  operating system tools that less us view the memory/CPU consumption of a specific application.

Minimal user interface: A general-purpose browser UI is not necessary or appropriate for most web apps. It is more efficient to provide a UI that is specific to the application. This also cuts down on UI clutter (hence the term distraction-free browser).

Basic desktop integration: Support of desktop features can make using the app more natural and convenient for end users. This includes the ability to create desktop shortcuts, to place the application icon in the tray or dock and to display pop-up notifications.

Customization: Apps can be run using a shared browser runtime and customized using client-side script (similar to Greasemonkey).

Custom stylesheets can be used to tweak the UI.

Available Prism Packages in Ubuntu 8.04


Install Prism packages for google using the following command

sudo aptitude install prism-google-talk prism-google-mail prism-google-docs prism-facebook prism-google-analytics

You can install all the packages mentioned above.This will complete the prism packages installation.

You need to make sure that you have installed flash plugin for firefox otherwise google apps won’t work.

sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

2008 has come and gone (thank God). There have been many changes for me; Boss and co-workers fired unexpectedly, major updates to Ubuntu, a stable release (non-beta) of timekpr, family deaths, economic problems and now the first black president for the USA.  Phew, what a year it's been. Well I'm ready to get on with things and welcome 2009. I'm really grateful I'm still employed with all the economic downfalls as of late. I'm really looking forward to Ubuntu 9.04 and my tax return. I hope everyone reading this blog has a happy new year full of promise and rewards. Bye for now.

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