General Information

This section is used to document useful information relating to Linux, typically the things you will want or need to know as a new user.

  • Installing VLC 2.1.0 for Ubuntu Natty Many people running versions of Ubuntu Natty Narwhal or lower, or even people with distros based on Natty Narwhal (e.g. Peppermint 2) will find that they can’t get the latest VLC 2.1.0 update from the site. Good news is, there’s a PPA for those who happen to be on “old” versions of Ubuntu or distros …
  • HotSSH Useful applications you’ve never heard of – part # 1
  • Linux Alternatives to Windows Software Before downloading from the websites listed below, check to see if there is a version available in your package manager.
    Office Suites and Applications

    Windows Application
    Linux Alternatives

    Microsoft Office (suite)
    LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org, KOffice, siag office

    Microsoft Word
    LibreOffice Writer, OOWriter, AbiWord, KWord

    Microsoft Excel
    LibreOffice Calc, OOCalc, KSpread, Gnumeric

    Microsoft Access
    LibreOffice Base, OOBase, Kexi

    dBase
    LibreOffice Base, OOBase, Kexi

    Microsoft Powerpoint
    LibreOffice Impress, OOImpress, KPresenter

    Microsoft Project
    OpenProj, Planner, Gantt, MOOS Project Viewer

    Microsoft Publisher
    Scribus

    Quark
    Scribus

    Microsoft Visio
    gliffy, Kivio, …

  • Virtualisation Technology – Pie in the sky? There is much talk of Clouds and Virtualisation, how much is real, how much is hype of things to come, and how much it pie in the sky? Surprisingly the value of these technologies is actually far greater than the buzzwords might suggest, but conversely the technology available is far less mature than we might …
  • Ubuntu Software Centre / Ubuntu 12.04 Recently people have been complaining that the USC crashes for a couple of seconds on launching the application. The problem lies within one of the views in which you view USC in.
    Luckily there is a solution.
    Open terminal, and enter:
    sudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/appdetailsview.py
    Find the line, that reads:
    and change it, so it reads:
    Save the file, and then close …
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