Posted by & filed under ubuntu firefox ugly pretty buttons click widgets installer install gnome kde please linux awesome download free script how to how-to.

I put together some simple commands to install improved firefox buttons in ubuntu. I take no credit for creating the icons or the script, just making it uber-easy to install by feeding you the exact commands. Originally from this thread.

There is a much improved version out, and I am updating the commands to match. Here are the new commands:

sudo tar -xf firefox_widgets_2.7.tar.bz2
cd firefox_widgets_2.7

and change the install location to ‘/opt/swiftfox’ for swiftfox.

Posted by & filed under ubuntu gutsy tribe 5 6 tribe5 tribe6 wiki release install up to date screenshot wallpapers improvements awesome lock screen.

I’ve been using Gutsy since tribe 4, and its been a constantly improving experience. I recently went through several major updates in Tribe 5, which are supposedly ubuntu tribe 6. Noticed improvements include:

  • new wallpapers
  • ‘leave message’ option on lock screen
  • speed, reliability

happy linux’n! here’s my current up to date desktop:

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lets do it! (i believe this only works in feisty, not gutsy)

download em


then become super user

sudo su

then install em

sudo dpkg -i libforms-java_1.0.5-3_all.deb libjcalendar-java_1.2.2-7_all.deb freemind_0.8.001-4_all.deb freemind-plugins-time_0.8.001-4_all.deb freemind-plugins-svg_0.8.001-4_all.deb freemind-plugins-help_0.8.001-4_all.deb

Alternatively, you can install kdissert (mind mapping for kde)

sudo apt-get install kdissert



Posted by & filed under ubuntu kubuntu kde quick review.

After a few days of getting used to kde, I find I prefer it to gnome. I found it was not that different, and thus an easy switch to make. The toolbars are way more customizable… that was the clincher for me.

Happy Linux’n