Stream My Game launches Linux Player ! has released today its free Linux Player, application that will let you play any PC game through a PlayStation 3 with Linux installed on it.

The StreamMyGame Server converts the game’s video and audio into a Game Stream and sends it over a local network to another computer, thus allowing the latter to view and play the game with the StreamMyGame Player. I’ve almost forgot to mention that both the Server and Client solutions are free, so you won’t have to pay anything for them. The machine running the Client app can be a PC, PS3, laptop or Linux device, and it does not need to have the game installed on it. Also, the second computer will not experience any lag at all.
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Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 3 Released

The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. Hardy Heron Alpha 3 is the third alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04, and with this new alpha release comes a whole host of excellent new features.

Features : –

  1. Xorg 7.3: The latest Xorg is available in Hardy, Xorg 7.3, with an emphasis on better autoconfiguration with a minimal configuration file.
  2. Linux kernel 2.6.24: Alpha 3 includes the 2.6.24-3.5 (2.6.24-rc6-based) kernel. This brings in significant enhancements and fixes that have been merged in the last few months into the mainline kernel. Among these is the introduction of dynticks support for amd64, bringing the same power savings already available on 32-bit systems to 64-bit laptops and desktops. Read the rest of this entry »

How to : Enable Multimedia Suport in Ubuntu 7.10.

Ubuntu is one of the widely used GNU OS which is considered as Newbie friendly . But still there are few things to work .. Here is a small/quick guide that will let you enable Playback for any type of Audio/Video files.. Since most users get baffled after they fail to play media files. So I thought of posting a guide which will let you play every Media files like DivX,Real Media,AC3,MPEG4 to name a few .. So lets get started .
Before I start I would lets do some basic settings..

1’st we have to enable repos..

Go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources . Check all the unchecked options under Ubuntu Software , Third Party Software, Updates. After that it will ask you to relode the package stats so that latest repositories can be added in the database for installation of the necessary software.
After the relode done you will be prompted to update your system . It is necessary to update your whole system before installing any software..
So I think you are done till now.. Considering system is updated lemme me now start with installing codecs and media players.. Read the rest of this entry »

Kubuntu 8.04 Will Not Be LTS

Canonical and the Kubuntu team decided that, due to the delayed release of KDE 4, the upcoming release of Kubuntu, 8.04, will not be a long term support release.

Periodically, Ubuntu, Kubuntu and other Ubuntu variants from Canonical launch a LTS release (the version is supported for three years on the desktop and five years on the server). Canonical and the Kubuntu team have decided not to tag Kubuntu 8.04 as LTS, because KDE 4 will be released shortly before the distro. Incorporating KDE 4 in Kubuntu would be premature, and could cause instability to the system.
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Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 1 Released.

Hardy Heron was announced for the first time on August, 29 2007 and it will be available on April 24th 2008 as an LTS (Long Term Support) release. The release schedule for Hardy Heron has been made public more than a month ago:

There aren’t many changes in this first alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, except for an “Gnome-btdownload” entry in the Internet submenu and some extra keyboard layouts in the Installer. Also, the GNOME version is 2.21.2! Let’s have a look now at the roadmap for Hardy Heron:

Labeling and formatting of partitions: A way to format partitions with various file systems, with LUKS encryption support, was proposed. At this moment, there’s no GUI to change the label of a Linux filesystem, and for VFAT partitions.

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Malicious Commands in Ubuntu!

The following commands can cause massive damage to your Ubuntu operating system! Please DO NOT execute any of them, just read and learn!

sudo rm -rf / (This will delete all your files on your system) - Needs administrator rights!

sudo rm -rf . (This will delete the current directory your in) - Needs administrator rights!

sudo rm -rf * (This will delete all the files in the current folder) - Needs administrator rights!

rm -rf * or rm -rf *.* (This will delete all the files in the current folder) - No administrator rights needed!

rm -rf ~ / & (This will destroy your home directory) - No administrator rights needed!

All the below commands will erase your hard drive!


sudo mkfs (This will format your hard drive) - Needs administrator rights!

sudo mkfs.ext3 (This will format your hard drive) - Needs administrator rights!

sudo mkfs.bfs (This will format your hard drive) - Needs administrator rights!

sudo mkfs.cramfs (This will format your hard drive) - No administrator rights needed!

sudo mkfs.ext2 (This will format your hard drive) - Needs administrator rights!

sudo mkfs.minix (This will format your hard drive) - Needs administrator rights!

sudo mkfs.msdos (This will format your hard drive) - Needs administrator rights!

sudo mkfs.reiserfs (This will format your hard drive) - Needs administrator rights!

sudo mkfs.vfat (This will format your hard drive) - Needs administrator rights!

The dd command can be very dangerous, especially when you have no idea what it does! Below are some examples, but remember that these can vary often!


sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda (VERY DANGEROUS COMMAND! It will zero out the whole primary IDE hard drive) (Needs administrator rights)

sudo dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb (Needs administrator rights)

sudo dd if=something of=/dev/hda (Needs administrator rights)


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Ubuntu Customization Guide v2

Ubuntu Customization Guide v2


Changes are part of Nature so as with Technology.. Though this cannot be True for Windows and Mac cause the life cycle of a single Version is too much which is not the case with Linux.. Open Source evolve at very rapid rate and with evolution comes new & special changes … Today with a hike in Linux acceptance its pretty hard for competitors to provide similar solutions at free of cost. Open Source is known for User Interaction with Operating System which cannot be done with other OS. Linux user can customize, create, edit, add files according to his/her taste..and customization is the part where Linux is one step ahead of every OS.. You need not to search for poorly written Customization Packs.. What you need is just follow the guide and pimp up your desktop as you like. .. The guide will focus on a particular area but you can customize your desktop using the way mentioned and adding your own idea…
With Gusty Gibbon packed with latest tools and great support couple with new gGun Gnome 2.20, I was adamant to write another Customization Guide..Since M$ launched Vista and Apple launched Leopard quite a while ago so I’ll let you know how to customize your Ubuntu to Vista and Leopard.. Added with few new Customization that I used it…
I have tried to kept the guide as simple as I can so that even a newbie can understand how to make changes.There are few major changes in Ubuntu Themes and Icon Control Panel so please read carefully so that you can get everything..

Points to Ponder

This guide will let you pimp you Ubuntu latest Gusty Gibbon i.e Ubuntu 7.10 . If you don’t know how to get Ubuntu the head towards Ubuntu download and download a copy today which suits best your system.. There you will will be prompted to choose location and system type. After downloading, burn the image and boot through it and Install Ubuntu in 6 easy steps…

“The themes icon set , wallpaper ,desklets, fonts ,sounds
used while customization the Operating System are ® to their
respective owner. Copying, editing and use of those
application are free and can be distributed without
the owner permission.”

Though I had used few Icon Links and themes , but this does not meant that your are confined to those only .. You can always use your own choice themes and icons from

Note: Though this guide has been made to customize Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon but this can be used to Customize other OS which comes with Gnome 2.20 installed/optional..Though installation of particular software can be different.
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