Share Files between Different OS Computers on the Same Network

When it comes to sharing files and documents between computers having OS like the Windows, it is very easy to do so but if the computers are running on different OS then it is not that easy. Windows users can directly send the files to another machine with the same OS and so can Mac users do. But if you are working on a network having computers running on different OS then you know how difficult this is.

We found a tool called NitroShare using which you will be able to overcome this issue. It is a network file-sharing application that makes sending a file to another machine on the local network as easy as dragging-and-dropping. With just few simple clicks you can send any file across a network to any system connected and running any OS. Isn’t that cool? Continue reading “Share Files between Different OS Computers on the Same Network”

Create your Own Cloud Server on Linux

In the previous article ‘Create your own Custom Cloud Server (Windows)’ we have mentioned the steps that are required to create your own cloud on Windows. This article is dedicated to the Linux users where you will get to know about the installation process to host your own cloud on Linux.

You have to fulfill the following requirements to install the web server to get your cloud running on Linux area:

PHP 5.3, php5-json, php-xml, php-mbstring, php5-zip, php5-gd, and optionally php5-sqlite (>=3), curl, libcurl3, libcurl3-dev, php5-curl, php-do.

If your system fulfills all the above needs, then you have to draw up some commands on the web server:

apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-json php-xml php-mbstring php5-zip php5-gd

apt-get install php5-sqlite curl libcurl3 libcurl3-dev php5-curl php-pdo Continue reading “Create your Own Cloud Server on Linux”

Replace Document Text String in Ubuntu by Right-Click Menu

For programmers or people who regularly require replacing text strings from multiple files, here is a tool which will help you to find text strings from multiple files to directories and sub-directories. The name of the tool is Replace-me. It is a useful tool which even helps you to change the command parameters.

Replace-me identify and replace text strings from files by using right-click context menu. To install Replace-me in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, follow these Terminal commands. Continue reading “Replace Document Text String in Ubuntu by Right-Click Menu”

Get that Linux feeling on Windows

Those who wanted to use Linux on their computers for them we are going to tell about an application which will help you to get that Linux feeling on windows. This application will provide you a UNIX like environment on Windows operating system. UNIX is a multitasking, multi-user computer operating system.

UNIX operating systems are widely used in servers, workstations, and mobile devices. The UNIX environment and the client–server program model were essential elements in the development of the Internet and the reshaping of computing as centered in networks rather than in individual computers. Continue reading “Get that Linux feeling on Windows”

Speed up Ubuntu Updates with fastest Server

Ubuntu is a great OS that let its users know which all updates are available, by itself making it easier for them. However there is no guarantee that the updates will be installed with the fastest server.

So here is a trick for the Ubuntu users with which they can ensure that the server selected for installing the updates is the fastest one therefore taking least time to update. Continue reading “Speed up Ubuntu Updates with fastest Server”

Ubuntu Transformation Pack for Windows XP

Ubuntu is a great OS that fulfills the excitement one misses in usual Linux Operating System. Ubuntu is liked by many and is free to use.

But for all those of you who wish to use Ubuntu but can’t help it without Windows XP then the Ubuntu Transformation Pack is right for you. One of the biggest advantages of Windows XP is that one can transform it into any OS of their choice and use and feel the experience without actually installing the OS. Continue reading “Ubuntu Transformation Pack for Windows XP”

Steps to Install .msi files in Linux

MSI files are the popular Microsoft Installer Files used in Windows today to execute and install a program. These files do the same work as other exe files in Windows.

Msi files are mostly setups of applications and Windows can install these files but what if you want to install these files in Ubuntu or Linux?

Wine is a great way to install Windows Installer files in Linux but the only problem with this is that it normally opens exe files only. So here is how to install msi file with Wine in Linux. Continue reading “Steps to Install .msi files in Linux”

Install Office 2007 in Ubuntu and Use it without Problems

Microsoft’s Office 2007 is the latest Office suite provided by the Microsoft but to be used in Windows. MS Office 2007 is seriously a great product and contains hell lots of features in it.

I find Office 2007 to be so much helpful that I don’t think Open Office, used in Linux, can be compared to it. So if you want to use Office 2007 in Linux then you can do it without any problems.

Installing Office 2007 in Linux Continue reading “Install Office 2007 in Ubuntu and Use it without Problems”

Ubuntu: Find Out from which Package a File Came from

It usually happens that we have a file in our system that makes us think from where did it come from? Or even that you are unable recall from which package did this file came?

If this is a common problem with you then just install the dlocate utility that is a good way to find the answer. Use the following command to install it

sudo apt-get install dlocate

Now to get information about the file, use the following command Continue reading “Ubuntu: Find Out from which Package a File Came from”

Change the Grub Menu Timeout to Appear for Longer in Ubuntu

You may want to work on the Grub Menu while booting in the Ubuntu but the problem with this thing is that it appears only for 3 second by default which is very less for sure.

The Grub Menu can be seen by pressing the Esc key while booting up in Ubuntu. It can also appear if you have made it to show by default as we described earlier. Using the following procedure you can easily change the Grub Menu timeout.

Steps:

You need to open the menu.lst file in a text editor, just type the following command Continue reading “Change the Grub Menu Timeout to Appear for Longer in Ubuntu”