Archive for June, 2011

Get Ubuntu 32-bit packages to install on 64-bit Ubuntu with ease using YeoWorks Ubuntu Solutions

I have been using Ubuntu 64-bit for about 2 years now, & during that I had came across many 32-bit packages that I wanted to run them where no 64-bit version is provided of the same application. Though when ever I tried to install a 32-bit package on my 64-bit Ubuntu, I was always treated with the following error message:

‘package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)’

Many times I was able to avoid the above error by using the following command to install the desired package:

sudo dpkg -i –force-architecture pkgname_i386.deb

–force-architecture <== will tell Ubuntu to allow the installation of 32-bit package on the 64-bit version of Ubuntu.

VMware View PCoIP on Ubuntu How to

Before I start I should mention that what I am doing here is not supported by VMware, nor anyone else. Further if you follow it the normal rules for any of my posts go, you are on your own. If you mess up your computer or get sued or anything its nor me nor anyone problem, its your problem so please proceed with caution at your own risk.

Did Oracle ever own Open Office or just the name of it?

This Article could help not answer only the question in the title, but few other questions showing below that many people will be having when getting any new Linux Distro.

Where is Open Office in my new Distro?

Why LibreOffice has replaced Open Office in RedHat, Ubuntu, & other Linux Distros?

After what have been happening with Oracle and Open Office lately, its clear that Oracle was highly cheated when they thought they have bought Open Office. As at the first try to control the community & developers of Open Office they had the best of the bread developers of Open Office branching of it and creating LibreOffice. It seem the non clear intention of Oracle for Open Office, & their try to monetize it as much as possible has pushed off most of the project developers to start LibreOffice and compete with Oracle Open Office which was originally produced by these same developers.

Why Linux Rocks For Photography

If you’re a photographer, Linux may not be the first thing that leaps into your mind for managing your images.  That is your loss, my friend, both financially and in terms of functionality.

I originally got into Linux mainly for surfing on the internet because Linux didn’t run all those wildly popular Windows viruses and trojans that were circulating in the days when Windows XP was king and Windows 2000 was reaching the end of its days.  But the more I used it, the more I started to discover functionality and automation that made managing images a lot easier.

Oh, I’ve got a Windows laptop, mainly for watching movies, but also for video work.  For photography, it would be tough to move away from Linux.  There are two tools that I’d be lost without.

The Operating System Is Irrelevant

You may be reading this on an iPad running iOS 4.3.  Did you know that? Did you care?  Linux?  Android?  Windows?  What difference does it make?  Really, none.

All you care about are your applications.  Reading email, watching a movie, browsing the web, listening to music.  Where does the operating system figure in to that list?  Nowhere.  Sure, it might come into play if there was a particular application you really wanted and that application only ran on a specific OS.  That’s the only time it might matter, the majority of the time people are not going to care.  They care about email, movies, music, reading and doing things.

Digikam – The image program your Windows buddies wish they had

DigiKam - Your Windows buddies should be so lucky

DigiKam - Your Windows buddies should be so lucky

Sadly it’s difficult to get Digikam to run under Windows.  It can be done, but it’s a painful exercise.  That leaves Digikam as one of the jewels of open source applications only available to Linux users.  I don’t use Linux and Digikam for lack of other options, I use them for image work because I haven’t found anything better.

I use Digikam to organize my image files, trim, edit, run batch processes, include watermarks and just generally keep my image libraries organized.

A few of my favorite features:

16 Bit Per Channel Editing

Ubuntu 11.04 Update Manager Could not initialize the package information.

I have been running the latest Ubuntu 11.04 for about a month now, and the update manager was always working like a charm, though I had an error few days back when trying to update my Ubuntu using Ubuntu Update Manger. The error was as follow:

Could not initialize the package information. Please report this bug agaist the ‘update-manager’ package that include the following error message:

‘E:Encoutered a section with no Package: header, E:problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ae.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dist_natty_main_binary-amd64_Package, E:The package lists or status files could not be parsed or opened.’

A snapshot image of the error is showing below:


The Battle Is Over – Linux Won

It wasn’t that many years ago that every year was “the year of Linux”.  That was the year we were going to gain enough credibility to topple the giant of proprietary operating systems.  That was the year we were going to break 1 percent of the market!  Yeah!  Always there was the constant, amused recounting of OS sales by the Windows faithful, we went back and forth constantly.  The mouse and the elephant.

That was what?  Seven or eight years ago?  The heady days of 2004 when the first version of Ubuntu, 4.10 the Warty Warthog, burst on the scene.  Seems funny now, doesn’t it?  Linux has clawed its way to near 2 percent of the desktop market but the reason it’s funny now is those numbers are no longer relevant.  The battle is over, decided by forces that ultimately had nothing to do desktop numbers.

The desktop market is entering its twilight phase in computer history, edged out by an exploding array of inexpensive phones, mobile devices, tablets, and specialty devices such as ebook readers, many of them running some variation of Linux.  If you were paying attention, you could see it coming.  Japan was where the device market started to take hold and, once it got going, it just kept on growing.  Still growing today.