Hi again....:)

In this post I'm going to introduce a cool application launcher called "Gnome Pie".

To install it in Debian based system fire following commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-pie


After installation you can open this app from application menu. And to see the quick sample press "Ctrl + Alt + A".

There are also similar shortcuts for bookmarks, main menu. multimedia ,session etc..

This is the official video of Gnome Pie.


Gnome-Pie from Simon Schneegans on Vimeo.

For more info visit Gnome Pie's official site from here.

Got that...

If you are too eager to test ubuntu TV like me then there are 2 ways posible.

For any way I would suggest you to install ubuntu 11.10 on virtual box or VMware and work on it. Don't try to install ubuntu TV on your running system. One more thing is that don't expect that it will be working perfect because it's still under development.

1) By manual compilation as per instruction given on Ubuntu wiki page. Which always a safe and better option if you have patience and time to fix dependencies on your own. I tried this one but I got stuck with few dependency issues and was in hurry to write this post so I went on second way given below.

2) Second way is installing using PPA. Thanks to a dude named Alin Andrei
  who has developed this PPA. But using method will completely destroy Unity 2D.
  A perfect step by step guide for using this PPA is given on webupd8.org. So no need to rewrite steps. :)



Yeah canonocal limite is arriving to TV industry with it's new project of Ubuntu TV.

It is build upon it's unity environment and having same look and fill.

Here is their official video.



Looking cool...    huh? :D Will post more about it soon. :) 

To read more visit their offiial page here.

If you are using Gnome shell on your Linux system then initially you will find only 2 search providers in your Gnome Shell and those are Google and Wikipedia.

Now what if you want to add few other search provider like Bing or even you want to add search to few other amazing sites like http://www.wolframalpha.com/ ? (Don't know what is Wolframalpha? click here to see it's Wikipedia page)

In this post I will add search button for Wolframalpha in my Gnome Shell. You can add search button for other sites like Bing using similar procedure.

Follow these steps:

1) You can find xml configuration files for gnome shell search providers in following directory.

/usr/share/gnome-shell/search_providers 

In this directory you can initially find 2 xml files. One is for Google and other is for Wikipedia.

Yeah you can send mails right from your terminal. No need to every time log into Gmail accounts. In this post I'm going to show you that how you can send mail from your Linux terminal using Gmail account.

Follow these steps:

1) Install required tools: 

Fire following commands from your terminal

sudo apt-get install msmtp  
sudo apt-get install mailutils

msmtp is an SMTP client and mailutils provides set of utilities to send and receive emails.

2) Configure msmtp:

We need to configure msmtp client before we can start sending emails.
For that fire this command:

gedit ~/.msmtprc

This will open new file named .msmtprc in gedit.

Paste following lines in this file:



# gmail account
account gmail
auth on
host smtp.gmail.com
port 587
tls              on                                                                        #using TLS encryption
tls_trust_file /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/Equifax_Secure_CA.crt  #TLS trust file for 
                                                                                                                #gmail
user YOURUSERNAME@gmail.com
password YOURPASSWORD
from YOURUSERNAME@gmail.com                                      #recipient will receive mail
                                                                                                   # from this email 


# set default account to use (not necessary with single account)
account default : gmail

Replace capitalized words with appropriate value specific to your account .

Save the file and close gedit. 

Now fire following command to change permission of above file:

chmod 600 ~/.msmtprc


3) Configure mailx:

Fire following command in terminal:

gedit ~/.mailrc

This will again open a new file in gedit.
Paste following lines to this file.

from="YOURUSERNAME@gmail.com (YOURNAME)"
sendmail="/usr/bin/msmtp"
message-sendmail-extra-arguments="-a gmail"

Again replace capitalized words with appropriate values.

Save the file and close gedit.

Now you are all set to send mails right from your terminal.

Here is the syntax of the command:
mailx -s "subject line" -a /path/file recipient@email.com < /path/body.txt

Here -a option specifies file to be attached you can remove this option if you don't want to send attachments. "/path/body.txt" specifies the path of the file where body text is written.
-s option specifies subject of the mail.
recipient@email.com is the email id of the recipient. 

Alternatively you can also use below syntax:
mailx -s "subject line" recipient@email.com 

After firing above command you can write body text of the mail in terminal itself and after you have written body text press "Enter" and "ctrl+D" to send the mail.

Write comments if any trouble. 

In this post i'm going to share an amazing chrome extension published by Google chrome team. The extension is kind of a book which will give some interesting information about web and browsers which can be easily understood by even novice user.

The extension is developed using HTML5 with cool look and amazing animation effects. Also after checking out this extension you will fill the power of HTML5. (Last sentence was for web designers and advanced users .....:D)

Click here to checkout the extension. 
Finally back on job after a long time...:) And belated happy new year to all readers...


Okay today in this post I'm going to show you a Google chrome extension which helps you to synchronize your Google+ account(or page) with your twitter account so that you need not to log into your twitter account to tweet....:)

Here is the link to the extension G+Twitter.

Note: Since it is a chrome extension you can use it only from google chrome and not from Firefox. (I didn't like this...:( )

Once you have configured your twitter account with this extension, you can tweet from Google+ account (or page).

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