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Installing Firefox on Kubuntu 6.06

I installed Kubuntu 6.06 today after receiving my free CD's from Shipit. The installation went pretty smoothly though I did notice that as opposed to previous release this time around one had to start Kubuntu to Install there was no option at the boot screen to only start installer.After installing when i tried browsing the internet , i was surprised that mature distribution like Kubuntu did not have Firefox preinstalled it came as shock to me as i never expected this,even though Konqueror is a nice browser but still it dosen't have all the features or is as mature as Firefox.

Also MP3 support was missing as was for someother popular formats used on Windows, however i did expect this as these are proprietary formats but firefox was something which is free and could have easily been included. So i decided to write an article explaining Linux Newbies how to install these and make ubuntu a better Linux Desktop replacement.

Setting some default " root " password for Kubun…

NTFS , Adobe Acrobat Reader,Real Player Fedora Core 5

1. Installing NTFS Support : -1. Log in to linux in Super User mode or do so by typing "su" command at the console2. Type "uname -rm" at the console to know the kernel version and processor type.3. Go to the website "" and download the RPM package for NTFS driver relevant to your Linux kernel .4. After downloading the driver go to the directory where you have downloaded the RPM directory and type "rpm -ivh kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.XX-XXXXXXXX.rpm" to install the driver.5. Make a directory where you would like to have NTFS partition mounted Ex:- if you would like to have it mounted at /windows "mkdir /windows" .6. type "/sbin/fdisk -l" to view available partitions and NTFS partion drive number7. now edit /etc/fstab file using gedit and add line "/dev/hda1 /windows ntfs ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0" at the end of the file replace /dev/hda1 with your ntfs partitio…

Running Windows Applications Under Linux

Rnning Windows Applications in LinuxRunning Windows Applications in LinuxRunning Windows Applications Under Linux(Part 1: Introduction to Wine )
Over the past few years there has been an increasing transition of users from Microsoft Windows operating system to Linux, both on desktop and server space. However the transition has been slow on desktop side primarily because of lack of quality application available on linux (though the condition has been improving with OpenOffice, Firefox, Evolution etc ) also a users find it difficult to start working on entirely new software . Because of all this there has been slow transition of users to linux .It is exactly this problem which Wine tries to solve this problem allowing users to run some of their favorite software to run seamlessly on Linux .

What is Wine? Wine was started in 1993 with aim of running Windows 3.1 Application by Bob Amstadt and later turned it on to Alexandre Julliard who has maintained it since. Wine though stands fo…