Install BBC iPlayer Desktop get Live Radio/Live TV in Ubuntu

BBC iPlayer Desktop is an application allows downloading and playing BBC programs on your computer so that you can watch them when you are not connected to the internet.

This is cross plat-form program from BBC official site, it works on Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac, and Linux.


Click the install button and follow the on screen prompts on following page:

Now try out the new BBC iPlayer Desktop and enjoy your favourite BBC programmes!

Matriux - Live Security Linux Distro

The Matriux is a phenomenon that was waiting to happen. It is a fully featured security distribution consisting of a bunch of powerful, open source and free tools that can be used for various purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing, ethical hacking, system and network administration, cyber forensics investigations, security testing, vulnerability analysis, and much more. It is a distribution designed for security enthusiasts and professionals, although it can be used normally as your default desktop system.

With Matriux, you can turn any system into a powerful penetration testing toolkit, without having to install any software into your hardisk. Matriux is designed to run from a Live environment like a CD / DVD or USB stick or it can easily be installed to your hard disk in a few steps. Matriux also includes a set of computer forensics and data recovery tools that can be used for forensic analysis and investigations and data retrieval.

Minimum System Requirements
And dont throw your old computers. Matriux can turn it into a powerful system. The minimum system requirements for running a Matriux lite edition:
  • Intel-compatible CPU (i486 or later),
  • 20 MB of RAM for text mode, at least 96 MB for graphics mode with KDE (at least 128 MB of RAM is recommended to use the various office products), bootable CD-ROM drive, or a boot floppy and standard CD-ROM (IDE/ATAPI or SCSI),
  • standard SVGA-compatible graphics card,
  • serial or PS/2 standard mouse or IMPS/2-compatible USB-mouse.
More information:
Complete Hard Disk Installation steps Here

Ylmf OS - Ubuntu-based Linux distro identical in look and feel to Windows XP

An Ubuntu-based Linux distro identical in look and feel to Microsoft’s Windows XP’s been updated.
Ylmf OS 3.0 has been released from a Chinese software maker with the familiar Luna theme found in Microsoft’s Windows 7 and Windows Vista predecessor.
YLMF open source operating system (Ylmf OS) English Edition is released!The interface operation is clean and clear.The adjustment and creation is based on the user’s experience and usage.We firmly believe that Linux can do as well as Windows through our efforts and give customers more choices.
System Requirements:
Bare Minimum
300 MHz x86 processor,128 MB RAM
At least 4 GB of disk space
VGA graphics card capable of 640×480 resolution
700 MHz x86 processor
8 GB of disk space,512 MB RAM or bigger
Graphics card capable of 1024×768 resolution or higher
Ylmf OS Features
You can check full list of features from here
Download Ylmf OS
Download Ylmf OS from here

Restore Panels In Ubuntu Back To Their Default Settings

Messed up your panels in Gnome? Maybe your new to Ubuntu and accidentally deleted items or the panel itself and now you can't figure out how to get it back.
Sure, you can add a new panel and rebuild it by adding the items back on the panel.
Instead of going through the trouble, there is an easy fix that will restore your panels back to their default settings quickly.

Open up a Terminal window, by clicking on Applications \ Accessories \ Terminal. Or, if you deleted the top panel and cannot access the menus, just press ALT+F2 and in the run dialog box, type gnome-terminal then click on Run.

You can also browse for applications, such as Terminal from the Run window, by clicking on the arrow icon next to 'Show list of known applications" and browse for Terminal.


Once the Terminal window opens, enter the following command at the prompt:

gconftool-2 – -shutdown

(Note: There should be no spaces between the two dashes before shutdown.)
EDIT – Reader nickrud has suggested a better method instead of shutting down gconfd. Instead use the following command (thanks nickrud!)

gconftool – -recursive-unset /apps/panel

(Remember: There should be no spaces between the two dashes before shutdown.)
Then enter the next command:

rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel

And enter one more command:

pkill gnome-panel

That's it!

Both top and bottom panels will appear (if missing) with their default settings. Now you can customize them to your preference and get on with using Ubuntu.


wibom Wine Bottle Management

Application called Wine bottle management (or wibom) is used to (as its name suggests) manage so-called Wine bottles.

Wine is the program for running applications for Microsoft Windows on other operating systems, primary on GNU/Linux. This program creates in the user’s home directory a folder called .wine containing user preferences, the simplified version of Windows registers and files structure of simulated disk C:. Many Wine users don’t know there can be more those folders coexisting. They are called bottles. Because of bottles it is possible to have a few isolated instances of “Pseudowindows” on one system.

Wine offers no system for managing those folders. It is needed to have a basic knowledge of using Bash or any other system shell and knowledge of principles of Wine’s job to be able to use bottles. And this is business of wibom.
Wine bottles can be easily managed, they could be created, cloned. Windows software can be easily installed into them. Everything is possible through easy GTK interface.



Debian / Ubuntu

There is a repository for Debian, Ubuntu and their derivates. Here is the APT line:

deb ./ #Wibom
In case, you don’t know what to do with that line, just follow the how-to. After adding the repository and updating the list of repositories, install wibom-debian or wibom-ubuntu package as usual. The repository is unsigned, if you want help us with a signed one, contact us.

openSUSE / SUSE Linux Enterprise

There is a repository for openSUSE 11.4 (thanks to Michal Hrušecký). You can add it as root by command:

zypper ar "wibom"
Than you can install wibomwibom-gtk and wibom-bottle-chooser packages as usual. There are also repositores for 11.3 and Factory. As well as for SLE 11 and it’s SP1.

Mandriva Linux

There is a repository for Mandriva Linux (thanks to Peťoš). You can add it as root by command:

urpmi.addmedia --update wibom
Than you can install wibomwibom-gtk and wibom-bottle-chooser packages as usual.


There is a repository for Fedora 15 and 14. You can add it by saving the following file as /etc/yum.repos.d/wibom.repo.

name=Wine bottle management
Than you can install wibom, wibom-gtk and wibom-bottle-chooser packages as usual. Don’t forget to change Fedora_15 to Fedora_14 if using Fedora 14.

Other Linux distributions

Get the tarball and unpack it to your root directory. You’ll need a few dependencies to run Wibom. Here’s the list of Debian packages, they would probably have very similar names in your distribution (packages in brackets are optional):

wine bash trash-cli ruby libgettext-ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby1.8 hicolor-icon-theme (xdg-utils zenity winetricks wget python-minimal)

Other UNIXes

We would appreciate any help with making packages for OpenSolaris or *BSD.

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