Sunday, October 10, 2010

Linux My passion

In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates and Windows? this is absolutely true my friends. I had been working in windows for last 5 years. I had Windows Vista in my HP - Notebook.  All things were going well in Windows. Suddenly I formatted my computer due to some virus stuffs and I also lost my Recovery CD of HP. I had no choice, but to install Pirated Windows 7(As I already spent money in original OS). It was a cracked version. Things were going well, but one day when i tried to upgrade this copy of Windows, it was checked by Microsoft and I then noticed that in the bottom right hand corner of my desktop, I have a new tag:
Windows 7
Evaluation copy. Build 7100
This copy of Windows is not genuine
 After some time time situation became more worst when my system was not booting properly. I had lost all my installed softwares and also some useful data that was in C Drive.
 Than i formatted my system and installed Ubuntu 10.04 along with another pirated copy of Windows 7 in my system. It is called as Dual Boot.Then I used to spend my most of time in Ubuntu. It was very exciting part of computer life. As user interface of Ubuntu is far far better then Windows. and most of work done by command line itself. So many new things were there to learn.As there is no need to download softwares separately  because they all are available in Synaptic manager. What you need an Internet connection. It will automatically install selected software. or we can install it by a simple command sudo apt-get install <softwarename> (sudo apt-get install firefox). Once you have typed this hit “Enter” and Konsole will ask for your root password. Type in your password and hit “Enter. Now you can enjoy Firefox. similarly any software can be installed totally free unlike from Windows.

You can install applications from, The Ubuntu Software Center also.It  gives you instant access to thousands of open-source and carefully selected free applications. for example, if you want to install VLC Media Player. Then go to
Applications --> Ubuntu Software Centre. After opening it, go to Get Software. and in the top right corner type VLC. then click install Button.

as installation completes, you can find it at Applications --> Sound & Video --> VLC media player. now can enjoy your favorite Music and Movies. 

you can also install applications from Synaptic Manager. To launch Synaptic, choose SystemAdministrationSynaptic Package Manager on the desktop menu system.
you will find synaptic manager window will open as shown below. If you want to install English dictionary eg artha . then go to Search tool bar. type artha.  rigth click on it. and select mark for installation . and click Apply on the top button bar. Synaptic will then download and install artha from the online repositories.  you can find it at ApplicationsAccessories Artha. and now you can find any new word in Artha. 

last but not least way is Apprn . It is a web-based package browser that install applications on  Ubuntu.  This is a web interface for APT system, and the package is downloaded and installed from Ubuntu/Third-party repositories.

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