Friday, February 24, 2012

How to Install MintMenu in Ubuntu 11.10 (MATE DE)

Ubuntu introduced the Unity interface back in Ubuntu 10.10 release (for netbooks). In Ubuntu 11.04, Unity has been a default desktop environment for its graphical user interface, and will continue to the versions of Ubuntu, including the latest stable release Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.

Some people just don't get used to the new interface, so they have been trying to find alternatives. One of the alternatives is MATE, a new desktop environment forked from GNOME 2.

In this article, I will show you how to install MATE desktop environment in Ubuntu 11.10, and also the MintMenu, an intuitive and easy to use applications menu that have been available for GNOME 2 in previous versions of Ubuntu, but not too easy to install on the latest Ubuntu 11.10, since it is based on the new GNOME 3.

One thing you should know before installing is that MATE is still in early development and contains some bugs, although in my experience it is quiet stable (by installing patches) and I have been using it for daily use.

Without further ado, here it is.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chuck Norris Meme [PIC]

In case you don't know what the Chuck Norris meme is, here is some information from Wikipedia:
Chuck Norris facts are satirical factoids about martial artist and actor Chuck Norris that have become an Internet phenomenon and as a result have become widespread in popular culture. The facts are normally absurd hyperbolic claims about Norris's toughness, attitude, virility, sophistication, and masculinity.

And this picture below, is a kind of Chuck Norris meme but with slightly different catch that is is not about Chuck Norris superiority, but about a man who is considered being more superior than Chuck Norris, at least for some people :D

Who is the super-man? Only the geeks know him :D

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ubuntu Wallpaper: Home Theater

Ubuntu Home Theater
HD Wallpaper - 1920 x 1200 pixels


A modification of a wallpaper I found on Google Images called "creative home theater wallpaper" by unknown author. I couldn't find the original author of this widely-spread wallpaper. All credit goes to the original author.

For personal desktop use only.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How To Block .GIF Animations on Google Plus

Google+ is great, and I like it.

But, one thing I really hate about Google Plus is the embeded .gif animation pictures that appear on my Stream. Why?

For you who have not-so-fast internet connection speed like mine, I think you already know the reason. Yes, it really is a pain loading the Stream page, waiting to finish downloading .gif animations. Sometimes it never finish.

Fortunately, now I know how to block .gif animation pictures to appear on Google+ Stream effectively.

Ubuntu Wallpaper: Alien Aural Report

Aural Report by Layne Karkruff (Modified)
HD wallpaper - 1920 x 1200 pixels


A slightly modification (with permission) of original wallpaper "Aural Report" by Layne Karkruff (Blue Sky Graphic Design). I only added Ubuntu logo on it. All credit goes to the original author. You can download original wallpaper here.

For personal desktop use only.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ubuntu Wallpaper: Better Faster Stronger

Ubuntu: Better, Faster, Stronger
HD Wallpaper - 1680 x 1050 pixels


Ubuntu wallpaper by iHack6. All credit goes to the original author.