The Ubuntu-IN forums (Ubuntu India Forums) are up!
Forum link: http://forum.ubuntu-in.info/
I have found that HP laptops support ubuntu really well, though this is a personal experience here at my university. I have seen about 20 HP laptop (Compaq, HP Compaq and HP Pavilion) and about 10-12 desktops (Compaq and HP) migrating to ubuntu. Only some had a minor graphics issue, but oh well, they have an ATI! Mostly, I have found that with a small playing arount with backports and restricted packages, ubuntu works seamlessly! Yay! \o/
Ubuntu HP on Launchpad:
Since the first camera was invented by Ibn al-Haytham, photography has evolved, changed and developed to a great deal. Today’s powerful digital cameras can compete with their film or reel counterparts. Photography is more of an addiction than a hobby. It’s all about finding the beauty in anything. A glass of water may seem beautiful, or even a leaf lying on green grass. It’s all about how we shape it and capture it, and finally, how we set it as our ubuntu wallpaper! (jk)
I think there would be some who love capturing like I do.
For the same reason, I’ve started this group for Ubuntu Photographers:
With more and more users switching to 64-bit computing to exploit the CPU’s full potential, the amd64 architecture has given a new dimension to day to day computing. 64-bit computing was used in supercomputers in 1960s and servers since early 1990s. Any 64-bit processor can emulate a 32-bit architecture. They not only address more memory but perform much better in cases of intensive computing, virtualization and gaming.
Personally with an OS of amd64 architecture, I always have Windows running on a virtualbox on a separate workspace while I work smoothly on the main one. I must say that I could do this with i386 also, though this seems to add up to my performance. Ubuntu amd64 has almost all associated packages available now. I must say that I’m in love with amd64!
Ubuntu 64-Bit usergroup:
IRC: #ubuntu-64-bit on channel irc.freenode.net
The Idea Sandbox:
Here goes all the ideas that need moderator approval. Once an idea gets a specified number of moderator approvals, ir gets listed under the Popular Ideas section.
Here goes all idea that have been already implemented.
Neutral Vote Casting:
The new UI will provide an option to the users to cast a neutral vote.
Often different idea try to solve a common problem. So now on the new website, an idea can now have many solutions to a common rationale.
And more.. check out: http://devel.ideatorrent.org
(This is he Ubuntu Brainstorm Development version — All changes here would be temporary and will not be linked to the main database. Feel free to do anything here!)
Receive files via bluetooth to your laptop/desktop (Ubuntu Hardy)
On some computers, sending of files from a mobile device to the computer fails. The following method is an alternative way to receive files via bluetooth.
1. Switch on bluetooth on both: the laptop/desktop and the mobile device.
2. The bluetooth icon should appear in the notification area:
3. Right click on the bluetooth icon, and select Browse Device…
4. A list of available bluetooth devices in range should appear. Find your phone/mobile device in the list. If you can’t find it there, make sure you have public discovery enabled for your mobile device.
5. Click on your phone’s name in the list and click the Connect button. Sometimes, you might not see the name but a OBEX path value like 00:16:b8:b6:bd:ae. This should be your mobile device (This happens since Ubuntu cannot resolve the names of some devices for the first time you connect to it)
6. You may be prompted for entering the passkey. Enter a common passkey on both devices.
7. You may be then prompted by the mobile device whether to Accept bluetooth connections from your laptop or not. Select Yes to procees.
8. On selecting Yes, the phone would open up like a folder/location in your ubuntu machine. You may browse different folders and copy contents from the mobile device to the laptop. Though, in some cases, you may not be able to write to the phone (Use Sent to -> Mobile device in such cases)
Installing Counter Strike on Ubuntu
This post is about how to get Counter Strike 1.6 running on Ubuntu.
Goto System->Administration->Software Sources
Enable all software repositories under the Ubuntu Software and Third Party Software tabs.
Now, at a terminal, type in:
sudo apt-get install wine
Install the Wine gecko engine
At a terminal, type in:
wine iexplore http://www.google.com
You will be prompted to install the gecko engine. Proceed with the installation.
Install Counter Strike 1.6
Proceed with the installation of your Counter Strike 1.6 (CS/CZ).
Now goto Applications->Wine->Browse C:\ Drive. Open Program Files->Valve->cstrike.
Now locate the files: download.htm and motd_temp.htm
For each of them, right click, Properties->Permissions and uncheck write permissions for your username (ie. mark them as read only).
Finally, execute the game, buy an m4 and give some headshots!