Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Install KTorrent in Ubuntu 9.04 with out internet connection

KTorrent is said to be one of the best Bittorrent client for kde environment. But this can also be installed in Ubuntu 9.04 too with out internet connection. It has many features same like uTorrent (which is one of the powerful windows based bittorrent clint). Expect for the start up time my choice for best bittorrent clint is KTorrent. KTorrent offline insataller9.04 is created with the help of aptoncd. This will allow user to install KTorrent in Ubuntu 9.04 with out internet connection. As usual download KTorrent offline installer 9.04 from this rapidshare link http://rapidshare.com/files/226856424/Ktorrent_Offline_Installer_9.04_For_Ubuntu_9.04.tar.gz once downloaded extract it to desktop. In the new folder Double click on install.sh file. when new window appears select run in terminal. Thats all. You can find KTorrent under Application --> Internet --> KTorrent

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope"

The Perfect Desktop Ubuntu 9.04 appeared in how2forge.com. I think all ubuntu newbie should have copy of this for their reference. Its in the pdf format and can be downloaded from here http://rapidshare.com/files/226775855/The_Perfect_Desktop_ubuntu_9.04_Jaunty_Jackalope.pdf follow the simple instruction given in the guide to make your ubuntu perform like windows sorry! better than windows :-)

Install Multimedia Codec in Ubuntu 9.04 with out internet (offline)

This post will be useful for those do not have internet connection. These methods are only restricted to ubuntu 9.04. For ubuntu 8.10 go here.

Installing ubuntu restricted extras by following methods will enable multimedia codec, java run time, flash, unrar, commanly used M$ fonts and libdvdcss (required to play encrepted DVDs). If Ubuntu is brand new to you then use method one.

Method I

Download ubuntu-restricted-extras-31 for ubuntu 9.04 from here
http://rapidshare.com/files/229539080/ubuntu_restricted_extras_31.deb It is basically debian package (like .exe file in windows). Once downloaded double click on it this will ask you to give password to proceed further. So give your password and relax for few second. Thats it. Now onwards you should be able to play your favourite movies and audio songs.

Method II

Download Ubuntu restricted extras offline installer 9.04 from here
http://rapidshare.com/files/226569752/Ubuntu_Restricted__Extras_9.04_Offline_Installer.tar.gz. Once downloaded extract the package (right click --> extract here). In the new folder double click on install.sh file. Now new (small)window will appear in which you have to select run in terminal tab. Note that this package will not install Microsoft fonts automatically. To install Microsoft fonts copy fonts folder from ubuntu restricted extras offline installer 9.04 and paste in Home folder (places --> Home folder) and rename it as .fonts ( yes it is "dot fonts"). Thats it...

NOTE: Read "Read me" text file before installing packages.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Install VLC 0.9.4 in Ubuntu 8.10 with out internet connection

Here is the link to download VLC player which can be installed even with out internet connection. download it to your desktop and extract it. Installation instructiona are given inside the extracted folder (read me) or you can follow the installation instruction given in my previous post (install ubuntu restricted extras). Link is http://rapidshare.com/files/222292699/VLC_offline_installer.tar.gz

Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras in Ubuntu 8.10 with out internet connection

"Ubuntu Restricted Extras" This must be one of the most wanted packages once you install Ubuntu on your hard disk. As per the package details from synoptic packet manager "Installing this package will pull in support for MP3 playback and decoding, support for various other audio formats (gstreamer plugins), Microsoft fonts, Java runtime environment, Flash plugin, LAME (to create compressed audio files), and DVD playback. Please note that this does not install libdvdcss2, and will not let you play encrypted DVDs." Thats great but when you do not have an internet connection then installing this package is nightmare. Here come the handy package to rescue you "Ubuntu restricted extra offline installer". Thanks to hacktolive.org for making this script. This script will install all the restricted packages listed in the synoptic package manager including libdvdcss2. Download the script from here http://rapidshare.com/files/222192270/ubuntu-restricted-extras_offline_installer.tar.gz


Once you download the package extract to desktop. Find the installer.sh script and double click on it. In the new window select Run in Terminal. Thats it. Save the folder for the future use and pass it on to others....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Download, Install & Read ebooks directly from the Internet by using gutenbrowser

The Gutenberg project releases books in a standard text format. Volunteers convert a subset of the text to HTML and PDFs and to a few other less ubiquitous formats besides. Other support sites such as manybooks.net give you even more choice of formats including compressed formats for palmtops, iPod and Java-based telephones. These sites are mostly free with the option to make a small donation.

The Gutenberg project has delivered to the world the base material for serious and progressive Edutainment. Started back in 1971 by Michael S. Hart, the project has blossomed with numerous affiliated projects. The project’s great success is measurable with a body of around 100,000 available texts—and rising.
To download and install those books open synoptic package manager and search for the package gutenbrowser right click on it and select mark for installation. This will sellect required dependency package for the browser. After selecting package apply for installation. once package is been installed open up terminal type gutenbrowser and hit enter. Now you will see the gutenbrowser in the new window.

To download the book lisk go to library and select gutenberg. This will download list of all available books. Once the list is downloaded you can search books by either title or author name using search option. Now you can download your selected books by double clicking on the it. Downloading may take few second to few minutes depending on ebook size. If you want to read the downloaded books go to library and select lacal. This will show list of all downloaded eboobks from the internet. select your desired book and enjoy reading :-)