In daily life most of us use graphical dowload managers like kget. Windows users can talk about flashget, also. As many gui alternatives wget is one of the effecive download software for linux.
Also it can be used like a tool for software programmers. You can use it in your python code:
Monday, November 2, 2009
Most of linux users prefer Archlinux because of the rollover package-magament system or it' s clean and fast. It is my favourite distro, too. But there are some issues that must be handled, such as firefox branding.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Most of my friends started to use Ubuntu these days. They use firefox web browser on Linux as well as Windows. However, When they try to join firefox, they have found a an ugly icon and an ugly name. They are not aware of the trademarks of firefox, also I think they don't care. They all are end-user.
And I' ve searched the official ubuntu repository. I' ve found a package can replace the icons and name 'Shiretoko' with original Firefox logo and the name.
All you need is to install firefox-3.5-branding package with apt:
sudo apt-get install firefox-3.5-branding
And you will get a nicer and original interface of firefox as the girl above did:)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Gentoo has a hard installation for the front-end users. It has lots of settings and configuration files you have to set. However, it bring more functionality than most of the other distros.
The first important thing is "/etc/make.conf" file. This file determines the compiling options for compiler in use (for example gcc,gcj). And in this file you can also set some issues about softwares between hardware. You can set hardware options, input devices, local language etc. In here you can select your architecture than compile the software for your computers properties.
The second one is the use flags. Use flags are the most important thing in phylosophy of gentoo.In gentoo softwares come with use flag. For example: you want to install pidgin to make msn conversations. And you don't use yahoo or icq. So you compile it with,
USE="msn -icq -yahoo" emerge -av pidgincommand. Actually this must be a local use flag; however you can find use flag explanation in official gentoo site.
As you can see in make.conf file we can compile the software for our architecture and what ve want it to be compiled.Another important issue is compiling the kernel. When you write to console
make menuconfigan interface that configures kernel configuration file will welcome you. you can set the kernel modules and the kernel options.A little kernel may be more smart; however it also wouldn' t support most devices.
The another things in gentoo installation guide is not much important. If you want gentoo be your linux choise you must work on these topic before/ or after installation.