Fedora 15 Released | Linux | Open Source

Hello,

Fedora Linux 15 is now available, providing users on the desktop with a full GNOME 3 experience including the GNOME Shell user interface.

Fedora 15, codenamed ‘Lovelock’ also introduces new security, spin, networking and virtualization features to the community Linux project, sponsored by Red Hat.

“GNOME Shell is a big change and I’d be doing people a disservice if I didn’t say that GNOME 3 and GNOME Shell is a fairly radical departure from the GNOME 2 experience,” Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader told InternetNews.com. “That being said, a lot of people find the change refreshing.”

GNOME 3 as an upstream project was officially released in April and Fedora 15 is the first major Linux distro to include it as part of the core release. Smith noted that GNOME Shell was designed to have fewer interruptions for users and enable users to more easily access their data and applications.

The GNOME Shell is not something that everyone in the Linux community likes. Rival Linux distribution Ubuntu split with GNOME for their 11.04 release and released their own Unity user interface as a competitive alternative to GNOME 3. Smith noted that for Fedora users that don’t have the graphics hardware to run the GNOME Shell, there is a fallback mode that includes the gnome-panel, metacity and a notification-daemon.

For more :- http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3934356/Fedora-15-Lovelock-Linux-Debuts-GNOME-3.htm

For Fedora 15 Official Release Notes :- http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/15/html/Release_Notes/

To Download Fedora 15 :- http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

Enjoy Fedora 15 🙂 Enjoy Linux 🙂 Enjoy Open Source 🙂

Installing & Configuring Gnome GMail Notifier | Getting GMAIL Notification on your Desktop | RHEL | Fedora 13 | Ubuntu | Linux

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to show you how to for Installing & Configuring Gnome Gmail Notifier on Fedora 10, 11, 12,13 , Ubuntu & RHEL Linux.

There are Lots of Utilities available in Linux to get notifications about New Arrived mail into your GMail’s Mail Box. From that all Utilities i found Gnome Gmail Notifier is one of best Utilit for Linux Specially for Fedora 10, 11, 12,13 , Ubuntu & RHEL Users.

This utility is very easy to Install & Configure. There is not much to do. I am writing this how to for awareness that this kind of utilities are also available on Linux and its is not a resource hungry its very nice & very smooth utility. I am using it from Fedora 10 but in Fedora 13 it is amaizing speciall new version 0.10 of Gnome Gmail Notifier.

Why this utility?

As i mentioned above, There are lots of utility available for Gmail Notification but GMail Notifier for Gnome is one of the best utility for Linux Specially Fedora.

Features :-

=> You can Configure as many as Gmail Accounts into GMail Notifier

=> You can set timings for Checking your Gmail Inbox.

=> Two Very nice Notifications methods available.

=> You can also set Audio notifications for New Gmail Messages.

Now enough talks guys, Lets move to installation procedure. This is very simple and very easy but lets see how you can install it

To Install Gnome Gmail Notifier on Fedora Perform following steps :-

1) You need to be root to perform this installation.

2) Make sure you have got repositories with you. If you have got repositories with you then you can move to next step. If you don’t have repository skip step 3 and move to step 4.

3) Execute yum -y install gnome-gmail-notifier

4) You can download Download RPM from this link :- http://files.geekysuavo.org/notifier/

Install RPM using this command :- rpm -ivh gnome-gmail-notifier-xxx-xxx.rpm

5) That’s It. Gnome Gmail Notifier is installed.

In Next step we will learn how to Setting up GMail Accounts for Notification and How to start Gnome Gmail Notifier in start up.

=====> Setting up GMail Accounts

1) Once Gmail Notifier installed Click on Applications -> Internet –> Gmail Notifier

2) Once you click that You will see icon near by Sound Icon/Date & Time on Gnome Panel

3) Right click on that icon, Click on Preference.

4) Click on Add to add accounts, Click on Edit to edit existing Added Accounts, Click on Remove to remove added GMail Accounts.

5) Select duration to check mails. Minimum checking time you can specify is 1 minute and Maximum can be 60 Minutes.

6) If you select Display Notification for New Messages then whenever new mail comes to your INBOX while checking on that duration It will notify you by POP-UP.

7) If you select Display Notification for Inbox errors then whenever it tries to check INBOX while checking on that duration and if there is any error then It will notify you by POP-UP

8) Last option is for Audio Notification on New mail. If you have some different sound file and If you want to choose your Audio Notification on New mail arrival you can select your customize file for Audio Notifications.

=======> Setting up Gmail Notifier on start up

Perform Following steps to Configuring GMail Notifier for Start up

1) Click on System -> Preferences -> click on Start Up Applications

2) Click on Add

3) In Name field type, GMail Notifier (You can assign whatever you want)
In Command field type, /usr/bin/gnome-gmail-notifier
In Comments field, GMail Notifier (You can assign whatever you want)

4) Finally Click on Add, That’s it. Now whenever you reboot your Linux/Fedora Box and Login Gnome GMail Notifier will be available on Gnome Panel

To Install Gnome Gmail Notifier on Ubuntu 10.04 Perform following steps :-

1) You need to be root to perform this installation.

2) Make sure you have got repositories with you. If you have got repositories with you then you can move to next step. If you don’t have repository skip step 3 and move to step 4.

3) Execute apt-get install gnome-gmail-notifier

4) You can download Download DEB from this link :- http://files.geekysuavo.org/notifier/

Install DEB using this command :- dpkg -i gnome-gmail-notifier-xxx-xxx.deb

5) That’s It. Gnome Gmail Notifier is installed.

In Next step we will learn how to Setting up GMail Accounts for Notification and How to start Gnome Gmail Notifier in start up.

=====> Setting up GMail Accounts

1) Once Gmail Notifier installed Click on Applications -> Internet –> Gmail Notifier

2) Once you click that You will see icon near by Sound Icon/Date & Time on Gnome Panel

3) Right click on that icon, Click on Preference.

4) Click on Add to add accounts, Click on Edit to edit existing Added Accounts, Click on Remove to remove added GMail Accounts.

5) Select duration to check mails. Minimum checking time you can specify is 1 minute and Maximum can be 60 Minutes.

6) If you select Display Notification for New Messages then whenever new mail comes to your INBOX while checking on that duration It will notify you by POP-UP.

7) If you select Display Notification for Inbox errors then whenever it tries to check INBOX while checking on that duration and if there is any error then It will notify you by POP-UP

8) Last option is for Audio Notification on New mail. If you have some different sound file and If you want to choose your Audio Notification on New mail arrival you can select your customize file for Audio Notifications.

=======> Setting up Gmail Notifier on start up

Perform Following steps to Configuring GMail Notifier for Start up

1) Click on System -> Preferences -> click on Start Up Applications

2) Click on Add

3) In Name field type, GMail Notifier (You can assign whatever you want)
In Command field type, /usr/bin/gnome-gmail-notifier
In Comments field, GMail Notifier (You can assign whatever you want)

4) Finally Click on Add, That’s it. Now whenever you reboot your Linux/Fedora Box and Login Gnome GMail Notifier will be available on Gnome Panel

To Install Gnome Gmail Notifier on RHEL Perform following steps :-

To install on RHEL ( Red Hat Enterprise Linux ) is bit different then Fedora & Ubuntu :-

1) Below RPM must be installed with required version :-

  • GLib 2.6.0
  • GTK+ 2.12.0
  • GConf 2.20.0
  • Libxml2 2.6.20
  • Libsoup 2.6.0
  • Libnotify 0.4.2
  • GStreamer 0.10.0
  • Gnome Keyring 0.4.2

2) Download source package from this link :- http://files.geekysuavo.org/notifier/gnome-gmail-notifier-0.10.1.tar.bz2

3) Extract that file by using tar jxf gnome-gmail-notifier-xxx-tar.bz2

4) Change your Directory to gnome-gmail-notifier-xxx
cd gnome-gmail-notifier-xxx

5) Now Execute ./configure

6) Now Execute make

7) Now Execute make install

8) That’s it. Gnome GMail Notifier.

Enjoy GMail Notifications on your Desktop…..

All Comments accepted…………. 🙂

Enjoy Linux 🙂 Enjoy Open Source 🙂

Original Link :- http://notifier.geekysuavo.org/

http://files.geekysuavo.org/notifier/

10 Cool Firefox Add-Ons

Hello Friends,

This is a must-read for Firefox fans! We’ll review 10 cool add-ons that will make your cross-platform Mozilla web browser even better. We’ll review add-ons to help fix annoyances, save time, discover advanced functionality, and stay connected. Lets get started!

For more visit this link :- http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/6983/1/

10 Linux file managers worth checking out

Most users take their file managers for granted. It’s there, it does its job, and that’s all they care about. But to Linux users, the file manager is as close to their hearts as their text editor. There is a reason for this: With the Linux operating system, and the various desktops, there are quite a few file managers. Each has standard as well as unique features. In fact, there are so many file managers, and so many unique features, it’s time someone listed 10 of the best choices. See if one of these file managers meets (or surpasses) your needs.

1: Command line

Although the command line isn’t just a file manager, you can’t have a listing of Linux file management tools without including it Without these tools, working on headless servers would be a challenge (unless you’re using remote desktop). And being someone who cut his Linux teeth with the command line, not a day goes by where I do not use it for something. The tools you will use for file management in the command line include cd, mkdir, rm, ls, locate, find, cp, and mv.

2: Dolphin

Dolphin is the default file manager for KDE, which replaced Konqueror upon the arrival of KDE 4. Dolphin is a full-featured file manager and includes the standard features of a file manager and then some. You will also find Network transparency, undo, batch renaming, split views, dockable panels, built-in encryption, zoom drag bar, and much more. Dolphin will never offer the number of features included with Konqueror, which is precisely why the KDE team made the switch. Dolphin focuses on file management and file management alone. Konqueror focuses on everything — file management, browsing, document viewing. The KDE developers thought it best to simplify the task of file management. This was a good call on their part, especially for the new user. As a file manager, Konqueror was just too much.

To read more please visit this link :- http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=993

Schedule & Automate Tasks In Linux With Gnome Schedule

gnome scheduled tasks toolHave you ever done a thing repeatedly on your computer and wished that you could automate it and get it to run on its own?

In Linux, the easiest way to schedule and automate a task is to use the crontab. This is a command line based application that allows you to execute commands or scripts automatically at a specified time/date.

For those who dislike the terminal and command line interface, Gnome Schedule is the graphical equivalent of the crontab. It leverages the power of vixie-cron, dcron and at to manage your crontab file and provide an easy way to schedule tasks on your computer. Be it scheduling a recurrent task or task that happens only once, Gnome-schedule has no problem in handling it.

For More Visit this Link :–  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/schedule-and-automate-tasks-in-linux-with-gnome-schedule/

Adding Gnome Terminal on Right-Click

Hi Friends,
In RHEL there is gnome-terminal is already added when you right-click on your desktop you will see Open Terminal Option there.

But in Fedora 9/10 and Ubuntu 8.04/8.10 you will have to Start Terminal From system tools or from any different Places.But I am sharing trick that how to add Open Terminal Option in Fedora 9/10 and Ubuntu 8.04/8.10 on right-click.

For Fedora Users :-

Open Terminal (Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal )
then Execute following command
yum -y install nautilus-open-terminal

For Ubuntu Users:-
Open Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal)
then execute following command
sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal

Enjoy 🙂