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You must have known CPU-z, a windows application that lets you to find out Hardware information of your system. Now we have similar application named CPU-G with actually have same function and 'interface' that's run on ubuntu.
How to install CPU-G on Ubuntu

First before you install it, download CPU-z source installer (*.deb) here, wait until download process finish, go to CPU-G download directory then type following command in your terminal
    sudo dpkg -i cpu-g_0.9.0_i386.deb 
    sudo apt-get -f install 

change "cpu-g_0.9.0_i386.deb" with CPU-G file installer you have download.

How to run CPU-G on Ubuntu

How to install it is quiet simple, open your terminal or type ALT + F2. then type "cpu-g" there. The CPU-G should running on. [thanks to]


Install Latest Build of Terminator from PPA

Terminator allows users to have multiple terminals in one window and use key bindings to switch between them. It provides an efficient way of filling a large area of screen space with terminals.

Some new features and fixes have been included in Terminator since its last release, so I have packaged it into a PPA.
  • Auto-resize columns/rows: Double clicking on a splitter evenly redistributes columns/rows in that grouping
  • It is now possible to rename multiple windows of Terminator using a keyboard shortcut
  • You can now add a keyboard shortcut for inserting terminal numbers
  • Added possibility to rotate the paned containers. Super + R for rotating terminals clockwise and Super + Shift + R for rotating terminals counter-clockwise
  • Fixed, titlebars not refreshing when using some keyboard shortcuts
  • Fixed initial terminal sizing with non-default font sizes
  • Many other fixes
You can download latest build in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 by running the commands below. Do note that this is not an official stable release from developers.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:niteshgupta16/ubuntuvibes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install terminator


Some new features and fixes have been included in Terminator since its last release, so I have packaged it into a PPA. 

Change The Purple Background (Splash Screen) Ubuntu 12.04

In this tutorial we will see how to change the background image (splash screen) of the GRUB boot loader under Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 or older.

When you start your system, a boot menu will show up containing an ordered list of operating systems and kernels. This boot menu is black by default and can be customized as follows:

Start the Ubuntu terminal and install first the grub2-splashimages package with this command:
sudo apt-get install grub2-splashimages
GRUB spalsh images are stored in the /usr/share/images/grub folder, you can access it with this command:
sudo nautilus /usr/share/images/grub
If you want to use a custom image, make sure it is in the TGA format, then place it in that folder. After deciding which image to use as splash screen for the GRUB2 boot loader, edit now the /etc/default/grub file with this command:
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
At the end of the file, add this line:
Replace YOUR-IMAGE.tga with your custom image name.

When you finish, press CTRL+Q and save your file. Run now this command:
sudo update-grub
Restart now your computer to see if changes are successful (hold down the SHIFT key to bring up the GRUB boot screen while rebooting).                                                                                                                              Source 


The Best And Easy Way....

Install Grub Customizer, every settings are under Preferences.

Grub Customizer (2.5.7) Installation

For Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13, you can easily install Grub Customizer with the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

For openSUSE 12.1 or older, run the following commands:

(openSUSE 32-bit)

wget -O grub-customizer-2.5.7-i686.rpm
zypper in grub-customizer-2.5.7-i686.rp

(openSUSE 64-bit)

wget -O grub-customizer-2.5.7-x86_64.rpm
zypper in grub-customizer-2.5.7-x86_64.rpm

For Fedora 17 or older, you can install with these commands:

(Fedora 32-bit)

wget -O grub-customizer-2.5.7-i686.rpm
sudo yum install grub-customizer-2.5.7-i686.rpm

 (Fedora 64-bit)

wget -O grub-customizer-2.5.7-x86_64.rpm
sudo yum install grub-customizer-2.5.7-x86_64.rpm

That's it!                                                                                                                                 source

HTTrack 3.46-1 Website Copier Released - PPA Installation For Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13

HTTrack is a web-based program that allows users to copy any website to your local hard drive for offline browsing. Nothing complicated with this website copier due to its plain web interface, you insert some few details about the website to download and let HTTrack do the rest, which will copy every page on the website, images, backgrounds, and every file hosted on that server with support of resuming interrupted downloads or updating existing mirrored websites.

The latest version of HTTrack is 3.46-1 which hasn't yet landed in the official Ubuntu repository (only for Quantal currently), but you can install it from our custom PPA as described below for Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04. This version brings better unicode filenames handling and many bug fixes.

HTTrack 3.46-1 Installation

To install HTTrack 3.46-1 in Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux Mint 13 (Maya), open the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/web
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webhttrack httrack

You can either start HTTrack via the Unity Dash, or open directly this URL:

To browse copied websites, you can check them in the "websites" directory located on your home. For CLI (Command-line interface) mode, you can run this command from the terminal and follow given instructions:


source :

BackBox Linux for Debian/Ubuntu

Ubuntu Natty 

You can update your system by adding ppa:backbox/two to your system's software sources.

Step 1 - Open a terminal and enter: 

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:backbox/two 

Your system will now fetch the PPA's key. This enables your Ubuntu system to verify that the packages in the PPA have not been interfered with since they were built. 

Step 2 - Now, as a one-off, you should tell your system to pull down the latest list of software from each archive it knows about, including the PPA you just added: 
sudo apt-get update

Now you're ready to start installing software!
Other systems 

This PPA also can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

Step 1 - Open a terminal and type: 

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

This will open a text editor containing the list of archives that your system is currently using. Scroll to the bottom of the file and paste the lines you copied in the step above. Save the file and exit the text editor. 

Step 2 - Now you need to add that key to your system so Ubuntu can verify the packages from the PPA. In your terminal, enter: 

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 78A7ABE1

This will now pull down the PPA's key and add it to your system. 

Step 3 - Now, as a one-off, you should tell your system to pull down the latest list of software from each archive it knows about, including the PPA you just added:

sudo apt-get update

Now you're ready to start installing software!


How to check hardware specification in Linux

You may at times need to know about the hardware information of you computer for many reasons, such as to find a correct driver or to check everything when you want to buy a used computer. In Windows, the only tool I know is Speccy but in Linux, I'm quite familiar to some different tools. In this article, I will introduce the tools that are used with the command line only, so you wont find any tool with a graphic interface here. Also, I assume that these tools are not preinstalled in your distro by default (since I'm using Arch Linux) so just skip the installation part if you already have these tools in your system.

1 - check the /proc/ folder

The /proc/ folder has many useful files to check hardware info. The most popular files are /proc/cpuinfo (about processor info), /proc/meminfo (about RAM memory) and /proc/partitions (a full list about all disk partitions). To check these files, you can go directly to the folder and open these files with the default text editor. You can also run the "cat" command to display these files on the terminal. For example, you can run the following command to display processor info on the terminal:

 cat /proc/cpuinfo  

2 - lshw

lshw is a small tool (just about 1MB) to extract detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine. It can report exact memory configuration, firmware version, mainboard configuration, CPU version and speed, cache configuration, bus speed, etc. Last time I checked, lshw is preinstalled in Ubuntu by default so you can skip the installation part (but I'm not so sure about that). To install lshw in Ubuntu and other Debian based distros, run this command:

 sudo apt-get install lshw  

If you use Arch Linux, run the following command to install it.

 sudo pacman -S lshw  

If you want lshw to give a full list of hardware info in details, just run this command (the list is quite long so it may take a little time to scan and display the info )

 sudo lshw  

If you just need a short list about hardware, you can use the following command

 sudo lshw -short  

The image below is the hardware info of my laptop after I run the short lshw command: how to find hardware info

To find the info of one specific class with lshw, say the processor, you can run the following command

 sudo lshw -class processor how to check hardware info

3 - hwinfo

Hwinfo is another useful tool to get hardware info. It is used to probe for the hardware present in the system and can be used to generate a system log. Hwinfo is my favorite tool so far – it gives more detaiks about the system hardware specification than lshw and the report is very well organized and easily accessible through command line switches.

To install hwinfo in Ubuntu and other Debian based distros, run this command:

 sudo apt-get install hwinfo  

If you use Arch Linux, use the following command:

 sudo pacman -S hwinfo  

The way you use hwinfo is quite analogous to that of lshw (however, you dont need to use the command as root for hwinfo). To get a complete report in details about all hardware components, serial number, model number, device class, descriptions, vendor, features ..., you can run this command:


If you just want the info about a particular class of hardware such as memory, processor or bios you can run a command like this:

 hwinfo --bios how to get hardware info

4 - dmidecode

Dmidecode is a very small tool (only 0.05MB) used for displaying table contents of a computer's DMI in an easy-to-read format. This table contains a description of the system’s hardware components, as well as other useful pieces of information such as serial numbers and BIOS revision.

To install dmidecode in Ubuntu and other Debian based distros, run the following command:

 sudo apt-get install dmidecode  

To install dmidecode in Arch Linux, run the following command:

 sudo pacman -S dmidecode  

To use dmidecode, just like lshw, you need to run the command as root. To get a full report about hardware info, you can run the following command:

 sudo dmidecode  

To get details about particular hardware classes you can run the commands like the example below tools to find hardware info

MediaDownloader – Search and Download Google Image & Youtube Videos

Mediadownloader is an opensource software that lets you search, watch and download items with Google Image and YouTube. It grabs video streams while browsing with firefox (only linux). Videos can be converted automatically using ffmpeg.

There are deb packages provide in its homepage for Ubuntu installation: 

You may get a dependence error while installing, for me it was missing libqt4-webkit and can be easily fixed by apt-get install command:

sudo apt-get install libqt4-webkit
After installation, found it under Applications -> Internet m

How to install ClipGrab on ubuntu 11.10

ClipGrab is a free software for downloading and converting online videos from many sites like YouTube or Vimeo.

ClipGrab can download from the following sites: YouTube, Clipfish, Collegehumor, Dailymotion, MyVideo, MySpass, Sevenload, Tudou, Vimeo.
Downloaded videos can be converted to the following file formats: WMV, MPEG4, OGG Theora, MP3 (audio only), OGG Vorbis (audio only).

ClipGrab isn’t limited to the sites listed above, because many more sites are supported “unofficially” through the automatic site-recognition of ClipGrab - just try it!
By the way, ClipGrab can also download HD videos from sites that have support for high definition (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo).

Install clipgrab on ubuntu 11.10 

Open the terminal and run the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clipgrab

Install Backtrack 5 Application in Ubuntu

For those of you who focus on computer/network security and love being Ubuntu user, You do not need to consider switching to other distros because you can Install any security application which available on Backtrack 5 on your Ubuntu. You can add Backtrack 5 repository to your ubuntu following this :

Add Backtrack 5 Menu to Ubuntu Repository

1. Download the key, here (*if first link not work change with this here)

2. Add the key you have download through synaptic (or terminal), Open your Synaptics then go to Repositories > Authentication > Import key file

3. Add following Backtrack 5 Ubuntu repository

    .  deb revolution main microverse non-free testing
    .  deb revolution main microverse non-free testing
    .  deb revolution main microverse non-free testing
    .  deb revolution main microverse non-free testing

If repository above not work, you can use following repository (taken from indonesian backtrack community)

   .  deb revolution main microverse non-free testing
   .  deb revolution main microverse non-free testing
   .  deb revolution main microverse non-free testing

Install ProZilla Download Accelerator on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot via PPA

ProZilla is ncurses based download accelerator that supports parallel downloads, HTTP and FTP downloads with FTP search feature. FTP search means ProZilla can search fastest FTP mirror for faster download speed. Because it based on ncurses, ProZilla is lightweight download accelerator too.


Ubuntu Lucid, Maverick, Natty and Oneiric can install ProZilla download accelerator by simply typing the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install prozilla

Usage instruction:

General usage
proz download_link

Resume download
proz -r download link

Limit download speed (at 20000 bps)
proz --max-bps=20000 download_link

Do FTP search
proz -s download_link

More download options
proz --help

Zattoo - Watch Online TV for free

Zattoo has developed a software program that allows you to watch TV on your computer. All you need is a broadband connection and a current operating system (Windows XP or Vista, Mac OS X, or Linux). The service is legal and free of charge.

Where can I use Zattoo?
Zattoo is currently available in Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.

Is Zattoo really free of charge?

Yes. You can download the Zattoo Player for free, and it also doesn’t cost you anything to use Zattoo to watch TV.

Install Zattoo client in ubuntu

First you need to download zattoo client from here

Minimum System Requirements

* Ubuntu 8.04 or newer
* Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, AMD Athlon™ 64 2800+ processor (or equivalent)
* 512 MB RAM
* 64MB of VRAM
* Broadband Internet connection
* Hardware accelerated video card recommended (with OpenGL)

Currently we only provide 32-bit packages. Some users have been able to get these to work in 64-bit distributions after installing the correct 32-bit compatibility libraries.

1. Download .deb package
2. Install the .deb package
3. Download and install the Adobe Flash plugin via Synaptic

List of available TV channels check from here



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