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Friday, October 28, 2011

Less than 900 Days Until Windows XP End of Life

Time running out for Windows XP. Now there are less than 900 days until support Microsoft does not continue for decades-old operating system.

More precisely, there are 893 days until the Redmond company pulled the plug on its predecessor Windows Vista.

In a sense, XP will live on borrowed time, because mainstream support for the operating system ends on 14 April 2009.

But as this is the case with a number of products, XP move the Extended Support phase, which is scheduled to expire on April 9, 2014.

Microsoft warns customers about Alex Guy deadline is near when XP support was "flicked off, and no support Windows XP mean to be a significant risk to your business. After April 8, 2014 there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support online update option or technical content, "he said.

Microsoft made sure to mark the moment that XP support expiration date is 1000 days away, and the company has driven customers to upgrade earlier this week.

On October 25, 2011, XP already 10 years old, but although it is still a major presence in the operating system market.

Like it or not, XP is all but obsolete, and using Windows 7 for example may prove this. It's about time for Windows XP still plans to upgrade.

"It's hard to believe, but ten years have passed since first launched Windows XP, and place of work has changed a slight bit," added Guy.

"Businesses today, large or small, the trend of mainstream not face a decade ago - a highly mobile workforce and distributed, in compliance with new regulations, more consumer devices in the workplace, and an increased emphasis on operational efficiency. Modern workplace requires modern technology to support and embrace all of these changes.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Harshest Comparison Ever Between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

Speaking to Jon Stewart's Daily Show this Sunday, Walter Isaacson biographer produces what may be regarded as the most concise yet accurate comparison ever between Microsoft and Apple will eventually Bill Gates Steve Jobs.

In commenting Bill Gates related work, as well as both their role in the early days of the computer industry, Isaacson asserted that the work is art and romantic, while Gates has no trace of the habit.

However, "is Bill Gates awesomely smart," he said, balancing the ratio between the two technology teachers, "he neatly with processor power," he added.

Isaacson continued, saying “[Gates] makes a great business model for Microsoft but he never makes the artistic products. I mean, in the end, he makes the Zune and Steve makes the iPod.”
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Image comment: Jon Stewart can't stop laughing at the sound of Isaacson's remarks regarding Gates' embarrassing attept to sell a portable music player that would compete with the iPod

Even though Isaacson made these remarks with a straight face, Stewart burst into laughter, saying “That is the best eulogy I have ever heard in my life!”

Truth be told, the remark is harsh (towards Gates), to say the least, but who can argue that that’s not the case?

The clip is embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

Walter Isaacson is the author of the official Steve Jobs biography, a 600+ page-long book that looks at a lifetime of achievements and failures attributed to the American genius who co-created Apple in his parents’ garage with his best friend, Steve Wozniak.

Jobs was on his death bed when Isaacson was interviewing him for the last pages in the book. Little did Isaacson know that he would write one final chapter that he hadn’t planned to pen down - the scene where Jobs admits to the biographer that he is losing the battle with cancer.

Isaacson’s book is available on iTunes in the iBookstore for iPad reading, as well as on Amazon in both e-format and a hardcover version all around the world.

While the hardcover version may be hard to find on bookshelves following the recent death of the Apple co-founder, you should have no trouble obtaining the digital version.


Source :http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-Harshest-Comparison-Ever-Between-Bill-Gates-and-Steve-Jobs-230555.shtml

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iPad 3 Flagship Feature Is a 'Dense' Display - Report

People familiar with Apple, AOS product roadmap has leaked some interesting information about the next generation iPad which, according to a report, will boast high-density pixel display with a resolution sought from 2048x1536.

This, Äôll hard to get there, says Cnet, AOS resources, but Samsung and LG Display pushing hard to meet the yield rate imposed by Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif.-based

Reportedly, the goal is to have a Retina Display-like resolution, which means that the pixel density is so high that your eyes can not identify a single point of sitting next to.

On the iPhone, look at the average distance of about 12 inches, and 326 ppi (pixels per inch) Retina reaching effects. In iPad, viewing distance is greater, because the pixel density is, AOT must be a strong good.

But look at is dense, remain. According to sources related to Asia-based suppliers, showing the nearest iPad manufacturers can get 2048x1536 pixels.

Transmitted 264 ppi or 132 ppi twice iPad 2. This pixel density would result in what Apple calls Retina-quality display.

The only problem with this screen, AOS is difficult to make them in quantity. Per CNET, the source of AOS, "They have a production plan to show 2048x1536 Starting in November .. But only those plans at this point, "the source said, referring to Korea-based LG Display and Samsung.

"It's not a question of making only one, of course, can be done .. The challenge is to make a lot of it, "the source said. "This is a quantum leap in pixel density has not been done before .."

The report said that the LG and Samsung have a plan B, if they are not able to press the volume required by the American electronics makers - 1600x1200 temporary choice.

This screen is also expected to have a brightness of 550 nits. It is quite light, as a typical laptop display panel tops out at about 350 nits.

Why The Black Death Was So Devastating

Scientists can now tell the world what is the main factor that makes plague responsible for many deaths.

The fact that the disease killed many researchers made this name "black death", but until now, the sound is not authorized to certify to the facts of what led to such rapid growth, great.

Scientists have found the answer after they learn some medieval bodies from a cemetery in London.

They were tested in their laboratory plague germs and they are able to say what makes the bacteria responsible for Black Death expansion is so strong.

It seems that DNA Yersinia pestis view of the fact that Europe from the 14th century did not have strong enough immune system to fight the deadly microbes.

"This is the first pandemic Black Death plague human history. People (immunology) a sophisticated and adapted to it, "said Johannes Krause, a highly respected scientist and professor at University of Tuebingen, Germany.

His findings were published on Wednesday, the British journal Nature.


Scientists have determined that, because of their inability to fight microbes, people have no other way to protect themselves against pathogens feared by many, that seems to retain its shape and characteristics of an historic sixth century.

The effect was devastating, because the study proves that no viruses or other types of pain managed to erase from the face of the earth so many individuals.

People living in the 14th century facing the most deadly epidemic ever experienced by mankind.

Its development began in China. Later, he began to perform millions of victims in Europe. From 1347-1351, Black Death kill one of three European populations, and 1 in 12 people worldwide.

Surprisingly, the scientists discovered that microbes are still medieval in connection with the researchers plagues to remain under control at this time.

Never the less, modern can not be compared, in terms of effects, with their fathers are far more formidable.

"Based on the reconstructed genome, we can say that the medieval plague close to the root of all modern humans pathogenic plague strain," concluded Krause.

A Strawberry a Day Keeps Alcohol's Effects Away

Spanish, Italian and Serbian scientists are proud to declare that they found a connection between strawberries and alcohol's negative effects that might turn out to be very useful in the treatment of stomach ulcers.

It is no secret that people who consume alcohol on a regular basis suffer a great deal after their stomach's mucous membrane is carved by alcohol molecules.

In order to test their theory, the team conducted several tests on lab rats. They added strawberry extracts to their daily diet and observed how the substance had a protective effect upon their stomach, keeping it safe from the alcohol's negative impact.
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The stomach's mucous membranes of rats which ate strawberries were less affected than those of the creatures who didn't receive any fruit of this kind.

Now the scientists try to find ways to apply the same strategy to the human organism.


Researchers want to prove that, after adding strawberries to their daily menu, people will be able to fight stomach illnesses such as Gastritis, which are painful and can be easily avoided by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

They tend to think that, if the treatment showed spectacular result while applied to rats, it will have the ability to reduce the formation of stomach ulcers in the case of human beings, as well.

In the past, scientists were able to correlate Gastritis, the inflammation of the mucous membrane with an increased level of alcohol consumption.

But this is only one cause for this disease. It could also be generated by viral infections or even by some common pills prescribed by doctors, such as aspirin, or treatments against the Helicobacter pylori bacteria.

Strawberries
contain fisetin, an antioxidant which proved to have beneficial effects in relation to Alzheimer's disease and to kidney failure resulting from diabetes, so improving your daily menu with these delicious fruit might not be a bad idea, after all.



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Download Adobe's Free Carousel Apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac OS X

Adobe has released two Carousel apps, one for iOS, one for Mac OS, to enable all users to summon their entire image library, and even perform Photoshop-grade edits, wherever they may be.

The applications are free and they’re immediately downloadable from the iTunes App Store and Mac App Store.
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Image comment: Adobe Carousel example (iOS)
Image credits: Adobe Systems Inc.
 
Adobe markets the software saying it’s “the only photography solution that gives you access to your entire photos library from all your iPad, iPhone, and Mac.”

Key features include: the ability to add photos to your Carousel photo library on your iPad, iPhone, or Mac and get instant access on the rest of your devices; the ability to crop, rotate, adjust exposure, and make other corrections; send your photos straight from Adobe Carousel to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr; export from Carousel to your hard drive and employ other software to take your photos to the next level.

Adobe Carousel subscriptions normally go for $99 (or $9.99 per month), but there’s a discount now, so if you pick up on the service today, you can pay just $59.99 for the next 12 months of use (or $5.99 per month).

The subscription is managed using iTunes, and it will be automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renewal some 24-hours prior to the end of your subscription period.

As it’s only natural, for Mac users the app starts off as a free 30-day trial to see if they're missing this service in their life.

Also important, customers cannot cancel their subscription during the active subscription period.

Download Adobe Carousel for iOS (Free)

Download Adobe Carousel for Mac OS X


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Linux Kernel 3.1 Released adds Support for NFC Chips

Among the new features included in Linux kernel 3.1 we can mention OpenRISC opensource CPU support, various slab allocator improvements, writeback throttling improvements, new iSCSI implementation, Near-Field Communication chips support and Wii Controller support.

Linux kernel 3.1 provides better power management via the new cpupowerutils userspace utility, the EXT3 filesystem gets the filesystem barriers enabled by default, and lots of drivers were added and updated.
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While there's no official announcement from Linus Torvalds, we can tell you that the new Linux kernel 3.1 brings improvements for the Intel Ivy Bridge chips, support for Cedar Trail, GMA500 enhancements, and much more.

Highlights of Linux Kernel 3.1:

· New architecture: OpenRISC;
· Dynamic writeback throttling;
· Filesystem barriers enabled by default in EXT3;
· Support for Near-Field Communication;
· Slab allocator speedups;
· VFS Scalability improvements;
· New iSCSI implementation;
· New cpupowerutils utility;
· Software RAID: Bad block management;
· Personality to report 2.6.x version numbers;
· Wii Controller support;
· Lots of new drivers;
· Many bugfixes and improvements.

Linux kernel 3.1 also brings lots of improvements for various supported filesystems, such as Btrfs, NFS, XFS, FAT, HFS+ or SquashFS. A Xen pci backend driver is also present, as well as support for Nested VMX (AMD virtualization).

These are just a few of the new features available in Linux kernel 3.1. For a complete list of all the newly supported devices, newly added drivers, and other improvements, do not hesitate to take a look at the changelog and the Linux kernel 3.1 DriverArch page.

Until kernel.org will be updated with the stable packages for Linux kernel 3.1, you can download the Git sources from here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

How to install Mac theme on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

How to install Mac theme (Transformation pack) on Ubuntu 11.10

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Mac is one of the beautiful OS in the world .Desktop,Wallpaper's,Icon Everything is amazing.This post will help to install Mac theme in your Ubuntu versions .

If you want install theme only,use this link

and also do next steps to get full Macubuntu effect

-Everything look like mac
-Folder
-icons
-wallpaper
-sound
-windows
all

Features Macbuntu :


* Attention: Script significantly changes the desktop.
* Attention: Not compatible with Ubuntu Netbook Edition
* Attention: The Global Menu does not current work correctly for all applications. This is a known issue.
* Paw-OSX and Paw-Ubuntu Plymouth themes
* Macbuntu sound theme
* Macbuntu GTK theme based on GTK Leopard
* Macbuntu-Icons based on Mac4Lin and Faenza Icons
* Macbuntu-Cursors based on Shere Khan X
* Mac OS X backgrounds and fonts
* Compiz Extras, Global Menu, Docky, Ubuntu-Tweak
* Preconf for login screen, metacity, compiz, window theme, backgrounds, cursors, icons, docky and top panel

1.Download theme File (Size 40 MB,tar.gz format)

2.Applications-->Accessories-->Terminal (For Ubuntu 10.10)

Click on Ubuntu icon(From Left side bar,Click on 4 vertical bars-right to music button)-->Filter -->Accessories -->Terminal (For Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10)

3.Open Terminal

/*Ensure that "Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz" file in your Downloads folder*/

code-->


cd ~/Downloads
tar zxvf Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz
cd Macbuntu-10.10


/*Else just Extract Macbuntu10.10 tar.gz .Open Macbuntu 10.10 ,Find install.sh*/

Edit install.sh file

gedit install.sh


Edit File


chk_system()
{
echo “”
echo “Checking Ubuntu version…”
s=`cat /etc/issue | grep -i “$UBUNTU”`
if [ ! -n "$s" ]; then
echo “Failed. System not supported, script will end here”
echo “To ignore their compatibility with current OS try ./install.sh force”
echo “Exiting…”
exit 1;
fi
echo “Passed”
}


Change above code to

chk_system()
{
echo “Passed”
}



Save this file ,then run your file

./install.sh

source: http://www.7chip.com/2011/10/how-to-install-mac-theme-on-ubuntu-1110.html

Enjoy with your Ubuntu 11.10 with Macbuntu 11.10


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Samsung GALAXY S 2 Feature &Best Picture, Videos

 Android gadget today..
The news gadgets from Samsung was release, that called Samsung GALAXY S II
elegant, powerfull, cool and give a new features for users.




Samsung GALAXY S II features: 


4.3" SUPER AMOLED Plus AMOLED
  The 4.3" SUPER AMOLED Plus display goes a step beyond the already  remarkable SUPER AMOLED to provide enhanced readability, a slimmer design, and better battery consumption  for the best viewing value of any smartphone.


Dual Core Application Processor
Clocking at lightening speeds the performance of  the Dual Core Application Processor provides functionality and density for fast browsing, quick multi-tasking, a smooth UI, snappy streaming and efficient gaming. With encoding/decoding ability that  supports video play and recording, the Samsung GALAXY S II showcases outstanding power and performance.  

8.49mm Slim Design
    Taking slim to the next dimension. The Samsung GALAXY S II rides the leading edge with an ultra-slim 8.49mm form factor, a luxurious design and an easy grip. The ultra-slim smartphonealso boasts 3D TouchWiz UX  adds to the evolutionary experience with a futuristic user interface.

 8MP Camera with LED Flash
    Get your shots in. The 8MP auto focus camera doesn’t miss any details whether you’re shooting idleness or action. Take beautiful, detailed photos even in low light with the built-in LED flash. And thanks to the much improved user interface of Android Gingerbread, fast scene switching is possible. And a quick switch to the 2MP front-facing camera makes self-portraits a snap. Picture the difference.
 





More Videos about Galaxy 2 here:
http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys2/html/videos.html
 
And many special features of Galaxy S2, you can read here :

http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys2/html/feature.html



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Sunday, October 23, 2011

RIM Free Apps - Blackberry Free Apps World

RIM Provides Free Apps
Research in Motion (RIM) offered the choice of premium applications for free in an effort to pacify angry customers after the recent service interruption. However, investors do not seem captivated by the free BlackBerry maker sent shares down more than six per cent.

RIM said that the total value of the apps to offer a combined value of U.S. $ 100 million and made available to customers in the coming weeks to BlackBerry App World and continue to be available until 31 December.

The company said that customers in one month the company also offers free technical support.
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"Now customers will be offered a contract extension of one month of free technical support available to them, and customers do not currently have a technical support contract will be offered a one-month trial BlackBerry RIM technical support services - enhanced support, at no cost," he said in a statement RIM .

Not quite the crowd pleaser
The move wasn’t entirely successful with RIM shares slumping 6.6 per cent on the NASDAQ and some analysts saying that the move should have come a lot earlier.

IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo told Reuters that despite being late the offer was a clever move because it would help RIM customers to discover the app service and the company had probably struck a deal with app developers to keep costs down.

"For RIM, this is an interesting way to attract users to the App World and incentivise them to search and download apps," Mr Jeronimo told Reuters.

The free apps on offer include games such as Bejeweled, and premium versions of a translation service and the music discovery tool Shazam.
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There is a good chance that RIM customers won’t be appeased solely by what’s on offer and with reports that businesses, even in countries unaffected by the outage,  are starting to have second thoughts about the Blackberry RIM may be in for some pain. 

RIM has declined to estimate how much the offer would cost but the financial impact could be quite hefty with compensation potentially reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

According to Reuters, BMO Capital Markets expects RIM’s earnings per share for the quarter could be knocked back between three to five cents in the company had to compensate all carriers and customers for the service disruption

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Apple iPhone 4s Best Pictures 2011

Best pictures of Apple iPhone 4s
Apple was release a new generation of iPhone, called iPhone 4s.
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Cool gadgets today with special and powerfull features.
You can order and get from apple store. Enjoy the special deals.
It’s available in two colours: white iphone 4s, and black.

We can make a new variations with white iphone 4s case and also black.
We are waiting the next iPhone..  Apple iphone 5
Next technology of Apple.. get more features for your days, :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How to Install Mobile Broadband iDownload

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) you will see many new features in it, like search panel ha changed so as the Ubuntu Software center.This all change is because of the change in the Unity.unity has improved a lot within these few week.Initially when it was come with Ubuntu 11.04 then may of us even me also not like it much, but as time passed and i use it i used to liking it.

If you are new to Ubuntu then don’t worry you do not have to bother about things happen in it.Because it is more likely as Microsoft Windows.In Ubuntu 11.10 you can use both Command line as well as Graphics user interface.So you can do the things in your ways.After installing Ubuntu 11.

10 you must want to install Mobile Broadband, so that you can use the Internet.So in this post i will tell you how you can install Mobile Broadband in Ubuntu 11.10.

Install Mobile Broadband in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

1.If you have not yet updated you Ubuntu after installing then first update it.You following command to update it.You will need to connect your computer with Internet Modem using wire.
sudo apt-get update
 
2.Open the Search panel from the Ubuntu icon present in top of the launcher.

3.Search for the Additional Driver in the search box.This will open a new window from there you just select “Broadcom STA wireless Driver” and click on Add.

4.Wait for some time until the installation gets complete.

5.You need to restart your system to activate and complete the installation.

6.Now go to the network connection icon present at the top panel and select your network name.

7.Give password and click on connect.This will establish the internet wifi connection or mobile connection.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Best IM(instant messaging) tool for Ubuntu 10.10/11.04

Some of the best applications are made available in Ubuntu Software Center from where user can easily install it.The user has to go to the Ubuntu Software Center and search the application name in the search box, then click on install.

This will install all the packages with that application.In this post i will tell you about Best IM(instant messaging) tools for Ubuntu 10.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) /11.04.

Best IM tool for Ubuntu

1.Empathy
Empathy is an Instant messaging program that supports text, voice and  video chat.You can also do file transfers and inter-application communication over many different protocols, including: MSN, Google Talk, Facebook, Yahoo, Salut, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ and QQ.

You can all do these things with one application.Ubuntu comes with installed Empathy.I use Empathy for Video calls. Works great with full screen video.It has good audio and video quality. And it also has all the features required to do normal chatting and a lot more.

2.Pidgin


Pidgin is also one of the most used instant messengers.It is the best messenger i have ever used except for it’s lack of support for voice chat and video chat.It has support for virtually all the major IM networks, including; AIM, Bonjour, Facebook (XMPP), Gadu Gadu, Google Talk, GroupWise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MXit, MySpaceIM, Napster, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, SNPP, Sametime, XMPP,  Yahoo, Yahoo Japan and Zephyr.It is simple and fast, and block unwanted spam messages that usually comes from crappy yahoo.

You can install it by going to Ubuntu Software Center and search for Pidgin instant messenger
.Then you can install it from there.

When you will use Pidgin for first time it will ask for the account information, you give it and start chatting.

Monday, October 17, 2011

How To Install LAMP Server on Ubuntu

LAMP is a software bundle of free and Open Source software Linux Operating System, Apache Server, MySQL database and PHP.LAMP (short form of Linux, Apache, http://www.fossapps.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpMySQL and PHP) is an Open Source web platform for developing web applications.It works same as WAMP(Windows Apache MySQL and PHP).

One advantage of using LAMP is the substantial flexibility for different database, web server, and scripting languages.

Popular substitutes for MySQL include Posgresql and SQLite. Python, Perl, and Ruby are also frequently used instead of PHP.In Ubuntu installing LAMP is very easy and you just have to do some simple steps.LAMP is used my most of the web developer who are using Ubuntu.

So in this post i will tell you how to install LAMP server on Ubuntu 10.04/10.10/11.04.

Instructions

1.Install Apache Server 2

Open the Ubuntu Synaptic Package Manager and search for Apache2 and select for install.Now click on apply to start the installation process.Wait for some time to complete the process.
For checking that whether Apache 2 is installed of not, Open the Browser and type – “http://localhost/” then you will see the following in your Browser.

2.Install PHP5

a) Open the Synaptic Package Manager and type PHP5 in the search box.Select it for installation and click on apply.This will starts the installation process.
b) Open the Terminal and type the following to get Root access.
sudo nautilus
This will open a window, you just go to “File System>>vsr>>www” and create one document file(by right clicking and selecting Create Document) of any name like “fun.php” and type the following-
 


c) Run the following command in the Terminal to Restart the Apache Server
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart



d) Now again open the Browser and type-
http://localhost/fun.php
you will see the following in browser which shows that PHP is working.


3.Install MySQL and phpMyAdmin

Installing MySQL you need to install “mysql server” and “mysql client“, so search for both in Synaptic Package Manager and install it.You can also install “phpMyAdmin” by searching it in Synaptic Package Manager.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Why Steve Jobs Always Wore a Black Turtleneck

 Why Steve Jobs Always Wore a Black Turtleneck
Steve Jobs has always been known to wear nothing more than regular sneakers, regular jeans, and a black turtleneck shirt. But why he did that was never fully understood. Until now.

An excerpt from Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs, due out this month, reveals that the late Apple co-founder had initially wanted to create a uniform for his entire staff.

After visiting Sony’s headquarters in Japan in the early 1980s, Jobs had realized that uniforms would not only develop a signature style for the company, they would also bond workers to their work environment.

However, that didn't quite pan out as Steve had planned:

“Sony, with its appreciation for style, had gotten the famous designer Issey Miyake to create its uniform,” writes Isaacson. “It was a jacket made of rip-stop nylon with sleeves that could unzip to make it a vest. So Jobs called Issey Miyake and asked him to design a vest for Apple, Jobs recalled, ‘I came back with some samples and told everyone it would great if we would all wear these vests. Oh man, did I get booed off the stage. Everybody hated the idea’.”

So Jobs put to rest his plans to have everyone dressed the same at Apple.

But he didn’t give up his plans to develop a signature style for the company. So what he did was he created the uniform for himself. Isaacson continues:

(As noted by Gawker media, the ending line has an evocative ring to it with Jobs now passed away).

“In the process, however, he became friends with Miyake and would visit him regularly. He also came to like the idea of having a uniform for himself, both because of its daily convenience (the rationale he claimed) and its ability to convey a signature style. ‘So I asked Issey to make me some of his black turtlenecks that I liked, and he made me like a hundred of them’. Jobs noticed my surprise when he told this story, so he showed them stacked up in the closet. ‘That's what I wear’, he said. "I have enough to last for the rest of my life’.”

iOS 5 Jailbreak Released

The infamous iPhone Dev Team has posted a download link for the latest Mac version of Redsn0w (Windows version in the works) which works against iOS 5, the newest mobile OS from Apple.

The Team informs on its blog that redsn0w has been updated to 0.9.9b5 to include the public URLs for the iOS 5 IPSW files for all supported devices.

“This way, first-time iOS5 jailbreakers don’t need to supply the IPSW file manually,” the Team writes.

The hackers confirm that redsn0w currently still provides a ‘tethered’ jailbreak, meaning users will have to always connect their handset to the jailbreak machine when a reboot is necessary. An iPhone 3GS model is the exception.

“It’s still a tethered jailbreak on all except the old-bootrom iPhone3GS, and it doesn’t apply to iPad2 or the upcoming iPhone4S,” the team writes, thus confirming which devices work with the jailbreak utility, and which don’t.

The tinkerers claim they’ve build some of PwnageTool’s functionality into Redsn0w, therefore they are holding off the release of a new PwnageTool version. The main reason is the ‘tethered’ nature of the hack.

According to their blog entry, “The new ‘Custom IPSW’ button on the Extras screen will create a custom IPSW without the baseband update for 4.3.3 or 5.0gm (iPhone3GS and iPhone4 only, for now).”

Jailbreakers are warned to avoid accidental restoration to the stock IPSW after creating the custom one.

The Team’s post ends with a promise to try and deliver normal compatibility for existing ultrasn0w unlockers and a fix to the iBooks issue on jailbroken iOS 5 devices.

iOS 5 is the biggest software update Apple ever released for its mobile OS containing over 200 new features and improvements, including a new Notification system, iMessage, Newsstand, a coll Reminders app, Twtter integration, Camera and Mail improvements, AirPlay mirroring and, of course, iCloud support, to name some of they key additions.

Best CD/DVD Burner Software for Ubuntu 11.04/10.10


Ubuntu comes with a defaultly installed cd/dvd burning software Brasero Disc Burner.Many of us are using this dvd burner software but they are not satisfied and happy with this application.

Some times it works fine but then mostly it does not work properly.When you use Brasero for burning dvd it corrupt the dvd(loss of money). After burning dvd it show error but when you use other softwares it shows ok with that dvd.

So you left using Brasero for burning cd or dvd. Actually one of the good thing about Ubuntu is that, it provides us good software through Ubuntu Software Center.So if you feel that any software goes wrong or not good, you can choose variety of different softwares which can do your work.

So in this post will tell you about some of the best and alternative burner software for Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10 (Oneiric Ocelot).

 1.K3B

K3b is a kde desktop environment application which also run on GNOME and Unity perfectly.This is one of the most powerful CD/DVD Burner for Ubuntu or any Linux version.It has nice interface and provides many add-ons.This is like Nero for Ubuntu and it is reliable, fast, simple to use with many options.

The only two options you are not going to find with K3B when compared with the famous Nero are, the ability to burn Bootable CD/DVDs, and the support for Blu-Ray burning for any purpose.If those features could be implemented in K3B then, this will become ideal Disc Burning software for Linux based Operating System.

For installing K3B go to the Ubuntu Software Center and search for K3B in the search box.Click on install which will starts the installation porcess.

2.AcetoneISO
AcetoneISO is more than just a cd or dvd burner software.It can be largely used for mounting virtual disk.AcetoneISO makes it possible to easily use various kinds of CD and DVD images on your computer as if they were burned to real CDs.

You can use the application to mount and manage CD and DVD images. Supported disc-image formats are ISO, BIN, NRG, MDF and IMG.It also allows you to D/L Youtube videos and extract the sound from them. Its an alternative of Daemon Tools used in Windows Operating System.

You can install it by going to the Ubuntu Software Center and search for the AcetoneISO in the search box.Now click on the install option available in the right.This will start the installation process, so wait for some time.Thats it !!

3.GnomeBaker
 

It is just like K3B but for GNOME desktop environment.It is much better than Brasero in all expect.Gnomebaker is an easy to use CD/DVD burner. Its current features include:
Data and audio CD burning
Multisession CDs
DVD formating
DVD data disk burning
On-the-fly data CD burning
Cue bin data CD writing

You can install it from Ubuntu Software Center and searching for GnomeBaker.

4.DeVeDe





DeVeDe is a software program to create video DVDs, suitables for home players, from any number of video files, in any of the formats supported by Mplayer.It allows user to create subtitles and even menus.Take your video files like mpeg files from a Cybershot camera,avi etc into the program.

 Then click forward to create an .iso file of your videos.Now burn that file to a blank dvd.
Now you can run your dvd in your DVD Player.

Just go to Ubuntu Software Center and searching for DeVeDe for installing it.

How to Upgrade From Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

 This post will give you solution to to Upgrade From Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)


Features of Ubuntu (Oneiric Ocelot)

1.As of now Firefox releases its version 5, Ubuntu 11.10 comes with this Firefox 5.
2.It comes with upgraded Linux Kernel 3.0-rc5 and gcc 4.6.1 compiler.
3.Mozilla Thunderbird will be the standard Email client for Oneiric Ocelot.
4.GNOME 3 is now the default desktop environment, with Unity on top of it.
5.Ubuntu 11.10 will comes with a backup tool called Deja Dup by default, which will allow users to easily backup and restore their important files.
6.In place of gdm, lightdm will be the login manager.
7.The default umask for users who have a private user group was changed from 022 to 002, which makes it a lot easier to share data  between trusted users by putting other users into the private user group.

How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

Before Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 you must save a backup of your important file in Home directory etc.Now press ALT+F2, this will open a Run application command window.


Type ” update-manager -d ” into the command box and hit in “Run“.

Now Update Manager will open up and tell you that New distribution release ’11.10′ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions to successfully install the Ubuntu 11.10

How to Install Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

 Do you want to install Adobe Flash Player in your Ubuntu 11.10?
This tutorial can help you...
How to install Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu 11.10


So you need a flash player (generally Adobe Flash Player) plugin enable in your browser.This is because most of the website like youtube, uses the flash file which can be visible by flash player only.It is used view flash images, animations etc.

How to install Adobe flash player for Ubuntu 11.10.

How to install Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

1.Open the Ubuntu Software Center and search for Adobe Flash plugin in the search box.

2.Click on it and then click on Install option available in the right side.This will download the required package and install Adobe Flash Player.Thats it enjoy playing videos online

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Download Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

 Download Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) now! 


Dubbed Oneiric Ocelot, the new Ubuntu 11.10 operating system is the 15th release of the Ubuntu OS and it will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers.

Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) brings lots of improvements to the Unity launcher and panel, all on top of the new GNOME 3.2 desktop environment.

Oneiric Ocelot comes in the following editions: Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Edubuntu, Mythbuntu, and Ubuntu Studio.

Under the hood of Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot):

· Unity 3D interface 4.22;
· Unity 2D interface 4.12;
· GNOME 3.2.0;
· Linux kernel 3.0.4;
· X.Org 7.6;
· Xorg Server 1.10.4;
· Upstart 1.3;
· GCC 4.6 toolchain;
· Python 2.7.2;
· Compiz Fusion 0.9.6.

Features of Ubuntu (Oneiric Ocelot)

1.As of now Firefox releases its version 5, Ubuntu 11.10 comes with this Firefox 5.
2.It comes with upgraded Linux Kernel 3.0-rc5 and gcc 4.6.1 compiler.
3.Mozilla Thunderbird will be the standard Email client for Oneiric Ocelot.
4.GNOME 3 is now the default desktop environment, with Unity on top of it.
5.Ubuntu 11.10 will comes with a backup tool called Deja Dup by default, which will allow users to easily backup and restore their important files.
6.In place of gdm, lightdm will be the login manager.
7.The default umask for users who have a private user group was changed from 022 to 002, which makes it a lot easier to share data  between trusted users by putting other users into the private user group.

The Ubuntu 11.10 feature tour:

· Improved desktop experience - yes, still powered by the Unity launcher and panel, now ported to GTK3 and offering advance filtering options and multiple sources;
· Two login methods - 3D interface or 2D interface, both powered by Unity;
· Breathtaking new login screen - powered by LightDM;
· A new Alt+Tab switcher - looks awesome and offers window preview;
· 14 new wallpapers - from various photographers around the world;
· Improved default theme - the default Ambiance theme has been once again improved;
· Totally new Ubuntu Software Center - with a redesigned and professional interface, it now includes lots of enhancements;
· Next-gen web browser - Mozilla Firefox 7.0 is once again the default web browser, doing a very good job;
· Next-gen email and calendar client - Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0 is now the default mail client;
· New default backup tool - powered by Deja Dup, storing secure copies of your important documents;
· Hybrid CD/USB ISO images - allows to write the ISO images directly on USB disks;
· Multiarch support - 32-bit compatibility on 64-bit systems;
· Support for the ARM architecture - available on the Server edition;
· Introducing Juju - the modern approach to cloud service orchestration and deployment;
· New music lens - linked to Banshee, to easily search local and online music;
· Support for scripting languages - including Japanese, Chinese and Korean;
· DVD image - with all the powerful apps you need;
· ...and many more other small features for you to discover!


Download Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) - Ubuntu Releases


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Intel Sandy Bridge-E Boards Have Problems with Large CPU Coolers

Quad-channel memory introduced by new support high performance processor Intel Sandy Bridge-E apparently caused a bit of a problem for motherboard makers wondering how to include support for large CPU coolers without giving up the features.

When Sandy Bridge-E Intel set out to develop the architecture, one of the most important improvement is to bring this chip is support for higher memory bandwidth.

To achieve this, the chip manufacturers settled with the increasing number of channels can support the processor memory and decided to use the quad-channel configuration.

In this theory should be able to provide 33% more bandwidth than the tri-channel memory controller used in the core Nehalem, but adding a fourth channel memory is not as easy as most of us think.

The most important constraint faced by Intel the road is the need to optimize the trace on the motherboard to maintain constant latency between the four DIMMs installed.

Do this for all installed DIMM sockets placed at approximately the same distance from the CPU socket, which causes a drastic design of the motherboard components placed.

I'm sure by now you all saw a X79 board and knew all about the layout used, but what most do not know that placement is that it seems to cause all kinds of problem with large CPU coolers.

Month is designed for use in motherboards with memory installed on only one side of the CPU socket, so it will fit on a cooling board LGA 2011 a long shot, the report SweClockers.

Moreover, the problem is not limited to only one manufacturer of motherboards, but it seems to affect almost all boards are designed LGA 2011 until now.

How big the problem really is still uncertain at this moment in time, because most of the information about LGA 2011 Sandy Bridge-E and platforms are still in NDA, but the user is sure to take lots of care When choosing their parts in such systems.

We will continue to up to date on how things evolve from this point, even the early adopters are advised to go to cooling water as this causes the least amount of guaranteed.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS a.k.a. Precise Pangolin

Mark Shuttleworth, father of the popular Ubuntu operating system, proudly announced last evening (October 5th) the name and the goals for the next version of Ubuntu.

Yes dear reader, we talk about Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Dubbed Precise Pangolin and is scheduled for release next year on April 26.

"This is a timeless pleasure to select a placeholder name in the query and / or aggressive release of Ubuntu at least, I like to think it is related to and / or aggressive .. "

"Balancing all of choice, I think we have just the right mix of our mascot is intended to LTS 12.04 Ladies and gentlemen, I give you an accurate armadillo ..." - said Mark Shuttleworth in his blog announcement.

For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), the Ubuntu development team will focus their efforts on making the operating system tough and durable, dependable, solid as a rock and properly maintained.

So, what anteaters? Well, according to Wikipedia, the pangolin is a mammal Pholidota orders. This is known as scaly anteaters or armadillos. Can be found in Africa and tropical Asia, or your local zoo.

Be a LTS release, Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) would have at least three routine maintenance release. The first, Ubuntu 12.04.1, released on August 16, 2012, the second, Ubuntu 12.04.2, released on February 7, 2013, and third, Ubuntu 12.04.3, saw the light of Midsummer's Day 2013.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS release of Ubuntu operating system. Until then, we have another version that should capture our attention and invade our computers, Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric OCELOT), which is released next week on October 13, 2011.

Do not forget to visit our Linux section next Thursday, October 13th for an in-depth article about the upcoming final release of Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric OCELOT).

Download Adobe Flash Player 11 for Linux

Adobe Labs is pleased to announce this morning, October 4, immediate availability for download of the final and stable release of the plugin for Adobe Flash Player 11 Linux platforms, Windows and Machintosh.

Provides native support for the operating system based 64-bit Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11 new plugin combines many new features and improvements over previous versions, Flash Player 10.
Overview Adobe Flash Player 11:

· Native support 64-bit  Linux operating systems and browsers;
· Linux Vector Printing support to print crisp and rich images on Linux;
· Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding;
· Support for HD surround sound to deliver full High-Definition videos with 7.1 channels surround sound, directly to TVs powered by AIR;
· Stage 3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering;
· G.711 audio compression for telephony (to easily integrate telephony/voice into business applications using the G.711 codec);
· H.264/AVC Software Encoding for webcams, to locally encode higher quality video using the H.264 codec;
· Socket Progress Events (designed to build advanced file sharing programs, such as FTP clients that send huge amounts of data);
· Cubic Bezier Curves support to create cubic Beziers;
· Support for native JSON (JavaScript Object Notation);
· Garbage Collection Advice;
· Socket Progress Events;
· Secure Random Number Generator;
· Support for TLS Secure Sockets;
· JPEG-XR support;
· Support for enhanced high resolution bitmap;
· Support for high efficiency SWF compression.

Among the operating systems officially supported by the new plugin Linux Linux Adobe Flash Player 11 can mention Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) 5.6 or newer, openSUSE 11.3 or newer and LTS Ubuntu 10.04 or later.


The following official minimum hardware components are required for Linux users:

· 2.33 Ghz or faster x86-compatible CPU;
· Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster CPU for netbooks;
· 512MB of system RAM;
· 128MB of graphics memory;
· Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and above and Google Chrome web browsers.

Download Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152 64-bit for Linux systems

Download Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152 32-bit for Linux systems

Steve Jobs Movie Coming Up

In what is only a natural step for the film industry, Sony Pictures reportedly pushing to secure the right to make a movie about the two founders of Apple is based entirely on the biography by Walter Isaacson future.

Apple's board of directors sad to announce earlier this week Steve Jobs, visionary and former CEO of the company, had died.

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Jobs deaths are the result of a burdensome condition following several attempts to fight a rare form of pancreatic cancer. It is still not known whether this is a return of cancer, or other complications after a liver transplant in 2009, which eventually claimed the lives Jobs.

The media keeps saying all the countless reports about the life of a genius, three days after his death.

One of the latest Sony Pictures say lobbying by publishers biography Steve Jobs 'to get the right to make movies. No other workshop mentioned as trying to do the same thing.

News came through deadline.com, exclusive reports on the matter said the deal was $ 1 million to $ 3 million, and Mark Gordon is a film biography of the producer. As expected, Sony Pictures declined to comment on rumors.

A biography in question, simply titled 'Steve Jobs', which Authored Walter Isaacson, former chairman of CNN and Time magazine managing editor. Isaacson is putting the finishing touches on a book when you read the lines.

The author has proved the media that he plans to enter a final scene that is based on recent discussions with the visionary at Apple, which occurred just a few weeks ago.

The scene is said to include recognition of Work 'in Isaacson that he will be around long, and that he agreed to have a major biography written because he wanted his children to know him better.

This book was originally scheduled to hit shelves in November. Currently scheduled to be available on October 24, both in e-format, and as a hardcover.

Deadline Sony Pictures applies if the point should also be entitled to carry out the task of describing the life of Jobs in a long movie. The workshop is also behind the Oscar nominated The Social Network and Moneyball.

Minecraft - Pocket Edition Arrives on Android

A new mobile game is now available for download for owners of devices running under operating systems Android Google, which is Minecraft - Pocket Edition.

New games available on mobile platform Google a few months ago, but it is exclusively available on Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY.

However, in Mojang team responsible for developing a sense of mobile Minecraft was promised at the time the software comes with the handset more, and they just set it up for download by Android Market.

"Imagine, develop it. Make the world while traveling Minecraft - Pocket Edition, "read a description of the app.

"The new Minecraft - Pocket Edition lets you build anywhere. Use the blocks to make the work while you travel, hangout with friends, sitting in the garden, the possibilities are endless. Moving beyond the boundaries of your computer and play Minecraft wherever you go. "

Mobile game now available for download for all devices based on Android 2.1 or newer operating system flavors, and is located in Market Android here. Phone software costs $ 6.99 (about 5.21 Euros).

The new mobile gaming platform Android Minecraft - Pocket Edition should offer a variety of nice features for the purchase and download to their devices.

In the game the user can easily build all kinds of things, the only limit to their imagination. They have different types of blocks they have, and are also able to play with their friends.

Some of the main features the new mobile game arrives on devices with include:

- Randomized worlds
- Build anything you can imagine
- Build with 36 different kinds of blocks
- Invite and play with friends to your world (local wireless network)
- Save multi-player worlds on your own phone.


The Minecraft - Pocket Edition game for Android remains available for Xperia PLAY devices as well, and has even been optimized to work on these handsets.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

How to Edit FCP X Projects on a Different Computer

Early adopters of Apple's new video editing software, Final Cut Pro X has "various options" to choose from should they need to move the project, and their respective media files, a variety of different workstations, Apple said in a recent article published knowledge base.

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Labeled HT4926, a new supporting document entitled 'Final Cut Pro X: How to edit your project on another computer FCP X explain how users can easily transfer their work from one computer to another, without fear of losing important settings, edit, or file.

According to the company is headquartered at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, Calif., "If you need to move your project and media files that you have different options" procedure, as listed by Apple, is:

You can do any of the following:

- Move the project, deleting it from its current location and putting it in a new location.
- Copy the project, duplicating the project in it's original and new location.
- You can store project and event files on a storage area network (SAN) location. You can then access them from another computer over the network.

The steps for each method are described in a separate document posted online by Apple at this here address.

For example, to achieve a task as simple as moving the project, users must choose File > Move Project and, in the window that appears, choose an external storage device from the Location pop-up menu.

Apple explains that creatives can move or copy all of the events and clips used in the project, or just the project, when they move or copy a project.

However, for customized Final Cut Pro X effects, transitions, titles, generators or themes, users will be required to manually back up and move the Motion Templates folder located in ~/Movies/Motion Templates.

Free Download DoudouLinux Gondwana 1.1

Gondwana DoudouLinux 1.1 is released. The latest update brings many new translations and some new applications. DoudouLinux Gondwana is now available in 25 languages, up from 15. Songwrite, stopmotion animation and musical devices are added. The latest update also comes with NetworkManager.

"After 3 months of intensive work, we are extremely pleased to announce that our first update DoudouLinux Gondwana, version 1.1, which is now out," announced DoudouLinux team.

"Release It also brings small improvements and new tools to easily manage your user name in the local network - for empathy, instant messaging applications," the announcement said.

Gondwana DoudouLinux 1.1 adds support for 10 new languages, Czech, Danish, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Malay, Norwegian (Bokmal), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal) and Telugu.

The latest update to DoudouLinux Gondwana also equipped with three new or updated applications to release the creators hidden in your child. Songwrite2 example, as the name suggests, allows children, but not exclusively, to create a song by selecting an instrument and create a melody.

Stopmotion animation is a simple animation creator who can create a video of a series of photos, hence the name.

Gondwana DoudouLinux 1.1 comes in NetworkManager, which replaces the previous tool. This should greatly simplify the network device to run DoudouLinux and also comes with support for WiFi networks.

DoudouLinux is a Linux distro aimed at small children. It aims to be intuitive to use, even if the kids are too young to read and comes packed with apps and content to unleash kids' creativity and perhaps help them learn something in the process.

It's based on Debian and uses a heavily customized LXDE environment. It's available as a CD ISO, but can also be deployed to a USB drive.

Download DoudouLinux Gondwana 1.1

Free Download Google Goggles 1.6.1 for Android

Google has just released a new version of their applications on their mobile OS Google Goggles, bringing software update to version 1.6.1. This application can be downloaded Android 2.1 and devices rose from Android Market here.

The following new releases just a few weeks after Google pushes out Google Goggles flavor 1.6 application, which provides search options for the camera.

Release notes for the new flavors of the software indicates the same search feature from the camera, including the ability to respond to the application purpose barcode.

Identify the product, signs and artwork is easier than ever with Google Goggles, and the same goes for the popular image found online.

Not to mention that the application is designed to be easy to translate words in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese & Russian.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

How to Install Firefox 7 in Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10

Simple solution to install Firefox 7 in your Ubuntu.
The following tutorial will teach every Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS user how to install the current stable version of the popular Mozilla Firefox 7 web browser.

The following tutorial to guide them with the installation of the popular Mozilla Firefox 7 web browser in the Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10.

The Mozilla Firefox 7.0.1 packages are now available for the following Ubuntu distributions:

· Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)
· Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)

To install Mozilla Firefox 7 on your system follow the next step-by-step (with screenshots) tutorial.

Step 1 - Add the Firefox 7 repository

No matter what operating system you are running (Ubuntu 10.10 or Ubuntu 10.04 LTS), hit the ALT+F2 key combination on your keyboard, check the "Run in terminal" option and paste the following command in the "Run Application" dialog:

gksu add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

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Enter your password when asked and hit the OK button. A terminal window will appear for a few seconds, and it will automatically close. Hit the ALT+F2 key combination again, check the "Run in terminal" option and paste the following command in the "Run Application" dialog:

gksu apt-get update

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Enter your password when asked and hit the OK button. A terminal window will appear for a few seconds, and it will automatically close.

Step 2 - Install Firefox 7

Hit the ALT+F2 key combination on your keyboard, check the "Run in terminal" option and paste the following command in the "Run Application" dialog:

sudo apt-get install firefox

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A terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked. When you will be asked if you want to install the Firefox 7 packages, type Y and hit Enter. Wait for the installation to finish.

That's it! Firefox 7 is now completely installed in your Ubuntu machine. You can start it from the Applications -> Internet menu. In time, Mozilla Firefox 7 will automatically update to newer versions, so make sure you update your system regularly.

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Firefox 7 on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-Firefox-4-in-Ubuntu-10-04-and-10-10-224696.shtml

Steve Jobs Was First to Contact Samsung Over Patent Infringement

A key witness in the tablet suit between Apple and Samsung revealed in an Australian court today that former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, was the first to approach the Korea-based electronics maker over possible patent infringements by its products.

According to Dow Jones Newswires, former Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs directly contacted Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. last year with concerns that its products infringed on Apple patented inventions.

The disclosure was made by a key witness in the ongoing patent suits between the two companies.

"The discussions started with contact from him, and then he wasn't involved in meetings beyond that," senior Apple executive Richard Lutton told the federal court in Sydney.

Lutton said that Jobs had expressly approached Samsung because he valued the “deep relationship” his company had with the Korean company. According to the Apple executive, Jobs wanted "to give them a chance to do the right thing".

In the meanwhile, the legal spat between Apple and Samsung continues unchanged.

People familiar with the tablet case say that the Cupertino, California-based iPad maker is seeking an injunction against Samsung to prevent its version 10.1 of its Galaxy Tab from reaching the Australian market.

Apple’s lawyers are trying to convince the court that certain features of the Samsung slate computer don’t do justice to the patents Apple holds for its own tablet computers.

However, there has been a recent turn of events. Korean sources are now reporting that Samsung has signed a patent cross-licensing deal with Microsoft, an alliance that may strengthen Samsung’s arguments in court.

According to industry sources cited by The Korea Times, Samsung and Microsoft have agreed to settle a dispute over the use of patented technologies in the Android OS leveraged by Samsung devices.

The move is expected to bolster a fresh start for the duo, enabling them to focus on rivaling Apple.

“The agreement is a pre-emptive move before the iPhone 5 is released on Oct. 4. Samsung will also significantly boost the sale of its tablets and smartphones thanks to the partnership with MS,” said Koo Ja-woo, an analyst at Kyobo Securities.