Where to download shareware linux software?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 28, 2005
I am a Windows XP user who is wanting to try Linux. I installed Linspire but then found out I have to subscribe to their service to get even free software. I am now downloading the newest release of Mandrake and will install that but I was wondering where can I download free shareware at? I am basically looking for a free DVD player, MP3 player, word processor (will probably download Open Office) and little games like Bejeweled and stuff. I might want to get a budget program and a nice address book.
Where can I download this stuff?
HOWTO: Linux Software Raid using mdadm
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 13, 2007
Recently I went out and bought myself a second hard drive with the purpose of setting myself up a performance raid (raid0). It took me days and a lot of messing about to get sorted, but once I figured out what I was doing I realised that it's actually relatively simple, so I've written this guide to share my experiences I went for raid0, because I'm not too worried about loosing data, but if you wanted to set up a raid 1, raid 5 or any other raid type then a lot of the information here would still apply.
2) 'Fake' raid vs Software raid:
When I bought my motherboard, (The ASRock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2), one of the big selling points was an on board raid, however some research revealed that rather than being a true hardware raid controller, this was in fact more than likely what is know as 'fake' raid. I think wikipedia explains it quite well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redunda...ependent_disks
Hybrid RAID implementations have become very popula
First Linux AND HTPC system
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 25, 2010
Not the best idea to dive into the Linux world on my first ever HTPC build. Anyway, here I am. I am trying to connect my computer with a fresh copy of Ubuntu 10.04 to an older CRT TV. My video card has (2)DVI ports as well as an S-Audio port. The TV has S-Audio and the white-yellow-red RCA's. I bought an S-Audio cable today but I cannot get the "detect monitor" option in system>preferences>monitor to detect anything other than the actual monitor I also have hooked up at the moment. I haven't even begun to focus on audio yet, but I expect that to be much smoother than the video side of it. Any and all help is really appreciated, and thanks for understanding my beginner-ness on both of these fields.
PC specs just in case:
Generic (2) 2GB RAM
XFX 8800gts Alpha Dog
Razer Barracuda AC-1
Is there any Linux Software Equivalent to Microsoft Mathematics ??
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 18, 2012
Is there any Linux software (free and open source) known equivalent to Microsoft Mathematics?? I use Microsoft Mathematics extensively. I don't want to use it through wine.
Thanks in advance.
why is linux software often distributed source only???
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 22, 2004
why is linux software often distributed source only???
because of this i am not able use a lot of programs because I DONT KNOW HOW TO COMPILE FROM SOURCE!!!
I WOULD RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO DISTRIBUTE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE *IN BOTH SOURCE *AND* BINARY FORM*
BUT *PLEASE DONT USE RPMS*, THEY COMPLICATE SOFTWARE INSTALLATION, BECAUSE SOMETIME I ONLY NEED *ONE SINGLE FILE* IN THE RPM!!!!
OR ELSE I WILL NEED AN RPM UNPACKER!!!
(*I'm not yelling, I'm just trying to get attention*)
Paid Linux software open or closed source. Recommendations?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 21, 2013
Hi folks. Question for you... what paid applications do you use with Linux, that you'd recommend?
The reason I'm asking this question here, is because the Ubuntu Software Center mostly has only games that are available for pay.
(Also, please... no comments about the request for closed-source recommendations. I have nothing against this, in principal. Software devs need to make a living too. If you want to argue about that, please, let's do it somewhere else.)
I'd like to support Linux devs, and ongoing Linux devleopment. I figure this is one of the best ways to do that.
As a list, I've got the following so far:
IntelliJ IDEA (Ultimate) 12.1.3
Scrivener (it's free now, but I'll definitely be paying when he moves to a paid model)
Wolfram Mathematica 9
VMware Workstation 9
Any others you'd recommend? I'm not interested in games as much... there are plenty of
Linux software raid, mdadm and strange errors..
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 7, 2012
So this is the story.
Client brings in ubuntu linux server with 5 hard disks. 4 of the disks are in linux software raid and 1 of the disks holds the operating system. I am unable to boot up the server and need a rescue cd to see anything.
Using the following command I am able to recreate the raid array:
mdadm --create /dev/md0 -n 4 -c 256 -l 5 -p left-symmetric --assume-clean /dev/sda1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1 /dev/sde1
Normally at this stage I could just mount the raid array with the command:
mount /dev/md0 /mntpoint
However, when I try to this I get the following error:
The device '/dev/md0' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS. Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
None of the drives are NTFS drives, they all show as LINUX RAID when I fdisk -l.
Linux software for making printable adds/flyers?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 15, 2011
I need to create and print some fliers for an event our organization is putting out. I need my application to do the following.
1. Use an image as background, or the ability to scale an image to an area of the background.
2. Type in various fonts in large bold text super imposed on the background. I need a lot of control over where its placed as it cant be in paragraph formating.
3. Insert images of mixed format into squares of a predetermined size, made to fit, cropped instead of stretched.
.....that should do it.
It might be possible with libre office or open office, but I am wondering if there are either some convenient ready made flier templates or else some other lesser known programs that can help make this easy and intuitive.
I didnt see a section for 'applications', so you can move this if it belongs somewhere else.
Linux software on Android
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 28, 2013
I use an Android phone, waiting for a viable Ubuntu phone, but in the meantime I am always seaching for apps/software that can be used with both Ubuntu and Android that is open. Has anyone seen a wiki or article that gives compatibility, like the Windows/Ubuntu lists?
Currently looking for a note taking app similar to Tomboy that I can create notes from either platform. Looked at evernote, but it's too resource intensive.
If no one has seen a wiki I thought I would create one, but don't want to duplicate.
Installing Linux software on windows 7
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 5, 2012
i have a question,
im trying to RUN a LINUX based software on my windows 7 computer. I changed the boot settings to run from my cdrom(the linux software is installed on). But do I actually need to have a linux operating system to run a linux based program or can I just boot up the software as is?
im new to this and im having a problem because it keeps giving me a error message saying
MOUNTING DEV/SDA1 FAILED ON /CDROM: DEVICE DOESNT EXIST???
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