Download Multiple Files With Wget


Posted by VasiaUVI | Posted in , | Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010

From some time I read the Full Circle Magazine and I like it. The thing is that you have to download a pdf file to read this magazine but this is not an issue from my point of view.

Today I decided to download all the Full Circle Magazine *.pdf files just to have them on my computer, like a collection or something like that. The problem was that there are until now are 34 magazines and downloading one by one it's a little bit time consuming.

Two Pane File Manager for Linux that I Use


Posted by VasiaUVI | Posted in , , , , | Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010

Every day at work I use only Total Commander to manage files, to upload/download files on/from our servers, etc., and when I'm coming home and work on Ubuntu Linux I use GNOME Commander.

Let me explain a little bit how to install GNOME Commander on your system and to tell you about some other alternatives if maybe you don't like this application.

Open a terminal and write this line:
sudo apt-get install gnome-commander
After this you have to enter your password and the application will install. It's that simple!

Other two pane files managers that you can install are:
sudo apt-get install krusader

sudo apt-get install bsc

Tux Commander

Hope that you will like one of this for applications!
You can also read this list with this kind of applications.

Sopcast for Linux. Goodbye Windows


Posted by VasiaUVI | Posted in , , , | Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010

I have to say that one of the reasons that I still have Windows on my laptop is because I watch Romanian televisions online using Sopcast plugin and Internet Explorer. Some time ago I've heard that there is also for Linux a version of Sopcast Player. That I didn't installed this application and I really don't understand why!! Ohhh, well, today I've done it and it's working very well!

Let me explain a little bit what you have to do to make this SopcastPlayer to work! It's very simple! Go to the Sopcast main web page at the download section and download the packages corresponding for Linux, or enter in terminal the commands below (I usually have a Downloads folder in /home directory):

AlsaPlayer - a Lightweight Music Player


Posted by VasiaUVI | Posted in , , | Posted on Saturday, February 06, 2010

Usually a don't listen to mp3 music on my laptop and I have to say that, before making this post, I didn't had any mp3 files on my laptop - just copied some music from a CD now. I like to listen on line radios directly from the site or music from YouTube.

Because of that I really don't need a powerful audio player with a lot of options and gadgets, blink-blinks and other things! I need a simple player which doesn't use a lot of memory and plays the music very well when I need to listen some mp3's  Those I've found this audio player called AlsaPlayer.

AlsaPlayer is heavily multi-threaded and tries to excercise the ALSA library and driver quite a bit. It has some very interesting features unique to Linux/Unix players.

The name AlsaPlayer might be confusing a bit today since it's supporting a whole bunch of different output systems.

How To Install Firefox 3.6


Posted by VasiaUVI | Posted in , , , | Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010

By default with Ubuntu Karmik Koala is coming the browser Firefox 3.5. But as you already  know, and if you don't know now you find out, that Firefox 3.6 is out and ready to be installed on your Ubuntu system.

It's not hard at all! What you have to do is just to open a Gnome-Terminal and write this lines:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

your file with all the repository has just opened! Paste this lines in the end of the file:

deb  karmic main
deb-src karmic main

After this save and close the sources.list file.
What you have to do next is to update the repository list and also to install the beautiful browser.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

You can launch the browser from Applications -> Internet -> Namoroka Web Browser.
It could happen that a window show up asking if you want to import your bookmarks and other settings from Firefox 3.5. I've pressed the Import Settings button but you can do how it's best for you!

But to be honest I have to say that I don't use Firefox 3.6! I use Swiftfox 3.6! This is an optimized Mozilla Firefox for Linux. If you want to know more about this awesome browser called Swiftfox enter on WebUpd8.

By the way, WebUpd8 is a very very good Linux site.