Saturday, July 14, 2012

This is how Nautilus looks in SolusOS

I just recently stumbled on the article "This is how new Nautilus looks in Ubuntu" on Ubuntu Vibes. It seems there will be a lot of changes for Nautilus file manager in the next release of Ubuntu. You can read the article on Ubuntu Vibes for your info. But here is how Nautilus may look in the future (photo from Ubuntu Vibes):

I dont know what you think about this new look of Nautilus but from the comments on Ubuntu Vibes, it seems most people dont like the change.

However, Ubuntu is not the only distro in which Nautilus will be changed. Ikey Doherty has also modified Nautilus for his distro - SolusOS and this will be the default Nautilus for the upcoming SolusOS 2. Here are two screenshots of Nautilus in SolusOS:

To read more about the features of the new Nautilus in SolusOS, you can check this article on SolusOS official page.

After seeing the two new versions of Nautilus file manager, which one do you prefer?

Install XAMPP 1.8.0 From PPA On Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13

XAMPP 1.8.0 is the latest version that has been released recently by the Apache Friends team. XAMPP is an Apache web server that includes PHP, Perl, MySQL, and some other useful packages. XAMPP 1.8.0 brings more new features, some bug fixes, and improvements for XAMPP Control Panel, which seems stable now.

Here are the packages updated in this release:

  • Apache 2.4.2
  • MySQL 5.5.25a
  • PHP 5.4.4
  • phpMyAdmin 3.5.1
In this tutorial we will help you install XAMPP 1.8.0 from PPA. If you want to install it manually, you can check this page.

XAMPP 1.8.0 Installation

To install XAMPP 1.8.0 in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13 (Maya), open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/xampp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xampp

Before starting XAMPP, you have to stop Apache and MySQL servers if you are already using another web server like LAMP, for example. To do this, run these commands from the terminal to stop Apache & MySQL:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop

You can now start XAMPP using XAMPP Control Panel from the Unity Dash:

Or start XAMPP with this command:

sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

You can now test XAMPP by opening this link (replace "localhost" with your own server IP address if needed):


If the installation is successful, you may see this page:

For more information, you may check the guides we have written here and here for XAMPP 1.7.7.

That's it!

Kernel Log: Coming in 3.5 (Part 5) - Infrastructure

When releasing Linux 3.5-rc6, Linus Torvalds made no indication as to when he might publish Linux 3.5, but he had previously pointed out some of implications the holiday period in the northern hemisphere might have on the main development phase of Linux 3.6. It's possible that the sixth pre-release version may have been the last rc for Linux 3.5; therefore, with a description about the changes to the infrastructure of Linux 3.5, this article will conclude the "Coming in 3.5" Kernel Log mini-series as this kernel version will likely appear soon.
The first four parts of the series already discussed the improvements in networking, filesystems and storage, architecture, and drivers. In the networking area, however, there was one latecomer that should get a mention: the ipheth driver in Linux 3.5 not only supports tethering with various iPhone models, but now also support iPads.

Rest here

HTTrack 3.46-1 Website Copier Released - PPA Installation For Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13

HTTrack is a web-based program that allows users to copy any website to your local hard drive for offline browsing. Nothing complicated with this website copier due to its plain web interface, you insert some few details about the website to download and let HTTrack do the rest, which will copy every page on the website, images, backgrounds, and every file hosted on that server with support of resuming interrupted downloads or updating existing mirrored websites.

The latest version of HTTrack is 3.46-1 which hasn't yet landed in the official Ubuntu repository (only for Quantal currently), but you can install it from our custom PPA as described below for Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04. This version brings better unicode filenames handling and many bug fixes.

HTTrack 3.46-1 Installation

To install HTTrack 3.46-1 in Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux Mint 13 (Maya), open the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/web
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webhttrack httrack

You can either start HTTrack via the Unity Dash, or open directly this URL:


To browse copied websites, you can check them in the "websites" directory located on your home. For CLI (Command-line interface) mode, you can run this command from the terminal and follow given instructions:


HTTrack Home Page

Parted Magic 2012.07.13

Parted Magic 2012_07_13, a live CD with utilities for disk management and data rescue, has been released: "Major GParted bugfix and feature release! From the GParted site: 'This release of GParted adds the ability to show if partition size differs from file system size. This new feature enables you to identify unallocated space within a partition and can suggest how you can put this space to good use. Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates. Key changes include: Show difference if partition size differs from file system size. Avoid end partition overlap when resizing extended partition.' There are also some other notable changes. Parted Magic now uses the Tango Icon Theme. It creates a very uniform look and feel. Btrfs-progs has been updated to the latest git version so it's possible to create smaller file systems. Udev has been updated to version 182." See the project's news page for the announcement. Download (MD5): pmagic_2012_07_13.iso (233MB), pmagic_2012_07_13_i486.iso (232MB), pmagic_2012_07_13_x86_64.iso (233MB).