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Get Ubuntu Upgrades Over BitTorrent

Today torrentfreak.com published an article on how to setup bittorrent based system ugprades. Now you can get intrepid ibex upgrades over bittorrent. apt-p2p ubuntu thread.

chkrootkit - Scan for Rootkits

This guide explains how to find rootkits, worms, Loadable Kernel Modules(LKMs) using chkrootkit. But first we need to install chkroot package before we start using it. sudo apt-get -y install chkrootkitNow run the following command to check for presence of infected binaries.sudo chkrootchkroot command checks for following worms, rootkits and LKMslrk3, lrk4, lrk5, lrk6 (and variants)Solaris rootkitFreeBSD rootkitt0rn (and variants)Ambient's Rootkit (ARK)Ramen Wormrh[67]-shaperRSHARomanian rootkitRK17Lion WormAdore WormLPD Wormkenny-rkAdore LKMShitC WormOmega WormWormkit WormManiac-RKdsc-rootkitDucoci rootkitx.c WormRST.b trojanduarawkzknark LKMMonkitHidrootkitBobkitPizdakitt0rn v8.0ShowteeOptickitT.R.KMithRa's RootkitGeorgeSucKITScalperSlapper A, B, C and DOpenBSD rk v1Illogic rootkitSK rootkitsebek LKMRomanian rootkitLOC rootkitshv4 rootkitAquatica rootkitZK rootkit55808.A WormTC2 WormVolc rootkitGold2 rootkitAnonoying rootkitShkit rootkitAjaKit rootkitzaRwT rootkitMadalin roo…

pyroom - Distraction Free Writing

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InstallationAdd following lines to /etc/apt/sources.listdeb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pyroom-dev/ubuntu hardy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/pyroom-dev/ubuntu hardy main Now install pyroom.sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pyroom

linux-gamers.net Live Game DVD

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This live DVD contains native Linux games which can be run directly without installation. Game state can be saved to a USB stick.Supported GamesAstromenace - Astromenace is a brilliant 3d scroll-shooter allowing you to feel the adrenalin rush of a fierce space battle against relentless swarms of alien invaders.Blobby2 - Blobby2 is the gpl-ed sequel of Blobby Volley, a very famous freeware game.Boswars - Boswars is a futuristic real time strategy game (RTS).Btanks - Btanks is a funny battle on your desk, where you can choose one of three vehicles and eliminate your enemy using the whole arsenal of weapons.BzFLag - BzFlag is a free online multi player cross-platform open source 3D tank battle game.Foobillard - Foobillard FooBillard is a free billiard game for Linux using OpenGL and comes with realistic physics for a great billiard experience.gl-117 - gl-117 is an action flight simulator for Linux/Unix and MS-Windows.Glest - Glest is a real time strategy game which is freely available.Ma…

Preview Gtk Themes Without Installing Them

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The widget factory is a small application that allows previewing gtk themes without applying them system wide. InstallationInstall the package thewidgetfactory.sudo apt-get -y install thewidgetfactoryUse following command to launch the widget factory.twf

MonoDevelop.net - Develop Mono Apps

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MonoDevelop is an IDE for developing .Net compatible applications for *nix & windows platforms. It support .Net, C++, C#, Java and several other languages. Offers code completion, project management, build management, Database management, Version control, and Add-In support for implementing other features. InstallationYou need to install the package MonoDevelop. sudo apt-get -y install monodevelopFetauresWorkbench - Offers different types of pads for project management to deployment.Customization - Offers different layouts just like eclipse so that you can have different views when doing different things.(debugging, editing, GUI building)Database management.Version control.Visual Studio integration.Inbuilt .Net C#, Gtk# documentation.Language translation support.Package and deployment for different operating systems.Gui builder "GTK# Designer".

Turn on Font Autohinting

Execute following command and restart your gui session to enable autohinting.sudo ln -sf /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/

Shiki Colors Gtk Theme

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Extra Visualizations for Rhythmbox

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Default Ubuntu media players ship with boring and very minimal visualizations. Here is the guide to get bucket load of visualizations on Ubuntu.libvisual pluginsThis package adds around 8 more visualizations to Rhythmbox. BTW visualizations shipped with this package doesn't work in totem at least for me. To install this package execute following command. sudo apt-get -y install libvisual-0.4-plugins

Disable System Beep/Sound in Ubuntu

To temporarly disable system beep for current session use following command. sudo rmmod pcspkr To perminently disable system beep add following line to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file. blacklist pcspkr

PPA for OpenOffice.org 3.0

For Intrepid deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main For hardy deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu hardy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu hardy main Download OpenOffice 3.0Another way is to directly download relevant OpenOffice 3.0 binary deb archive from this download page and install it. Make sure you uninstall previous version of OpenOffice before installing newer one.

Rhythmbox as Media Server (UPnP/DLNA)

You can configure Rhythmbox to act as central media server using its built in plugin support. Using this ability you can access your media(music or videos) from remote location. InstallationFirst you need to install python-coherence package.sudo apt-get -y install python-coherenceNow open Rhythmbox >> Edit >> Plugins and check DLNA/UPnP sharing and control support. From now onwards when ever you start rhythmbox all of your UPnP compatiable devices and software applications will show the Rhythmbox served media server.

GIMP 2.6 Released

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Gimp 2.6 just released and you can install it right away. For hardy deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/getdeb.packages/ubuntu hardy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/getdeb.packages/ubuntu hardy main getdeb.net has latest gimp 32bit deb packages for ubuntu hardy.32bit GIMP 2.6 packages for ubuntu hardy.For intrepid deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/ubuntu intrepid main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/ubuntu intrepid main Paste above repo section that corresponds to your Ubuntu version inside file /etc/apt/sources.list. Make sure you add these lines at the top of sources.list. Then do an apt-get update and reinstall gimp.