I’ve been using Firefox for years, but I’m trying out Chromium and so far it’s been great and fast. Install You can just go to Ubuntu Software Center and type Chromium to install, or install via Terminal: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Daily Builds If you want to get the latests versions of Chromium add to your Software Sources: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu lucid main Customize to look like Lucid You can install the Ambiance theme from Google Chrome Extensions.
After the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation VirtualBox is now called Oracle VM VirtualBox. If you have a previous version already installed you need to manually install the new one. This is the 3.2.0 version. Install Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software. Add the following sources for Lucid (check your distribution here) Download and register Oracle authentication key wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - Be sure your source list is updated sudo apt-get update Be sure you have dkms installed (so Virtualbox host kernel is automatically updated as you update your system kernel) sudo apt-get install dkms Install Virtualbox 3.
Last week Ubuntu 10.04, codename Lucid Lynx, was released.This is a Long Time Support (LTS) release and will be supported until 2013. After installing Lucid in my desktop my motherboard died, so I had to do a fresh install in a new computer. I will be the using the 64 bit desktop cd (ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso). Before you start Backup your data Make a list of software you want to recover after the clean install and all the preferences/options you use.
I’m starting to play around with ufw (Ucomplicated Firewall), a firewall for Linux. It’s command line based, but simple enough. I’ll update this post as I play along. Enable/disable ufw sudo ufw enable sudo ufw disable Default policy mostly open ports sudo ufw default allow mostly closed ports sudo ufw default deny Allow/deny services syntax sudo ufw allow|deny <service> Add rules syntax sudo ufw allow|deny [proto <protocol>] [from <address> [port <port>]] [to <address> [port <port>]] Delete rules syntax sudo ufw delete <rule type> from <ip address> to any port <port number> Firewall status sudo ufw status Firewall loaded To Action From – —— —- 24800:tcp ALLOW 100.