How to install Gambas on Pear OS 3.0 Panther Linux

How to install Gambas on Pear OS 3.0 Panther Linux

Gambas is a powerful programming application for Linux. This tutorial will show you how to install Gambas 2 on Pear OS Linux. We are using Pear OS 3.0 Panther in this tutorial which is based on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. Read the following guide to get started.

Step 1. Open Pear OS Launchpad and select Terminal.
Step 2. Type the following command to install gambas 2
sudo apt-get install gambas2
Step 3. Wait until downloading is finished.
Now you can build your own application using gambas 2 on Pear OS 3.0 Panther.

DELL and Baidu launch a new smartphone in China region

DELL that recently popular again with DELL Streak tablet PC announce their cooperation with China's Baidu. They just launched a new smartphone that supports Baidu Yi, mobile platform which is compatible with Android phone. This product will be available with localized content for China users. This gadget is called DELL Streak Pro that is powered mainly by Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 4.3 inch AMOLED display and with 10.25 mm of thickness.
The Baidu Yi, will connect the Android especially DELL Streak Pro users to the company services. This strategy hopely will increase the performance of the Baidu Yi user registration. One of the main features included on Baidu Yi is the company's SmartBox Search, which not only queries terms on the Internet, but will also search for online music, mobile apps, and even the phone's own contacts and text messages.

How to Edit and customize the Office 2007 Ribbon interface

If you are still using the Office 2007, you may want to customize or change the ribbon style interface on Microsoft Office 2007. For some people, the ribbon style is confusing and you may want to switch to the old style. Office 2007 Ribbon Editor 3.0 is now available. This software will help you to create a custom interface for your Office 2007. This application will assist you to create custom toolbars and many other tasks you cannot find on the new ribbon style.
If you want to edit your ribbon interface, use this Office 2007 ribbon editor. Make sure you have a good understanding in coding because this application uses the code, I mean real code editor. 

How to create new virtual machine using virtual machine manager

There are several virtualization software available for Linux ie: VirtualBox, VMware, KVM and maybe some others. In this short tutorial, I will show you how to create a new virtual machine using Virtual Machine Manager in Ubuntu 11.04. You can install this Virtual Machine Manager via Ubuntu Software Center easily. With this application you can have another Operating System running on top of your Linux system.

Step 1. Open Virtual Machine Manager
Step 2. Click New Virtual Machine. Then a new wizard will be opened. 
Enter your virtual machine name, and choose how you would like to install the OS. In this case, we use local install media (ISO image or CDROM). Press Forward
Step 3. Browse to the ISO file location. Use the browse local button instead.
Choose an operating system type and version from the list and press Forward.
Step 4. On the next page, you need to specify how much memory and cpu allocated to the new virtual machine.
Step 5. Allocate how much hard disk for the new virtual machine
Step 6. Now you are ready to boot up your new virtual machine. Review the virtual machine summary before you start powering it up.
Now press finish to boot to your new virtual machine.

How to show Access table list using VB.NET

In this tutorial, we will show you how to list all the tables in Microsoft Access using VB.NET. The idea is to list all the tables in listbox. See our example below. When the Show tables button is pressed, the program will add all the tables found on the database and add them  into the ListBox. You can modify the code to suit your needs. You can freely use this code for your commercial work as well.


Here is the code:

Sub BtnshowtableClick(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
Dim daftartabel As Data.DataTable = Nothing
Dim koneksi As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection()
        koneksi.ConnectionString="Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=d:\\drilling_fe.mdb"
Dim restrictions() As String = New String(3) {}
        restrictions(3) = "Table"
        daftartabel = koneksi.GetSchema("Tables",restrictions)
Dim i As Integer
For i = 0 To daftartabel.Rows.Count - 1 Step i + 1
End Sub

How to Connect to Access using Sharpdevelop

Sharpdevelop is a free programming that uses Basic language similar to VB.NET. This tutorial will show you how to connect to Microsoft Access from SharpDevelop. Here is my screenshot when the program is executed, showing the connection status. This tutorial also applied to Vistual Basic.NET.


Here is my code:

Sub BtnshowtableClick(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
Dim koneksi As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection()
        koneksi.ConnectionString="Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=d:\\drilling_fe.mdb"  ‘change the directory match with your access database
        koneksi.Open  ‘open the connection
        MsgBox ("Status Koneksi" & " :" & koneksi.State.ToString, MsgBoxStyle.Information,"Status")  ‘connection status will be displayed here
        koneksi.Close  ‘ close the connection
End Sub

CentOS 6.2 is now available for download

CentOS team has announced the availability of the new version of CentOS 6.2, a fresh distribution release of Red Hat EL 6.2 based Distro, CentOS. This new version comes with many improved features and bug fixes. For more information about the release note, please visit this release note page
CentOS is a powerful Linux distribution for server or desktop. It comes with the high scalability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux technology and developed by a wide community around the world. Many internet servers are build on top of CentOS distribution. Many popular distros also powered by CentOS such as ClearOS, a powerful server solution for business.

How to resize picture on Linux using Gwenview

For a blogger like me, picture is an important part. We need to create picture, take screenshot for tutorial and other tasks. Sometimes we need to resize or rescale pictures so it will fit on a blog so it load faster. In Windows, there are bunch application that can be used to take screenshot and resize the picture automatically. In Linux, especially Mandriva 2011, I usually use Gwenview to resize my pictures. When I take screenshot using Ksnapshot in full screen mode, the file size is very big sometimes. 
How to resize picture using Gwenview:
Step 1. Open Gwenview
Step 2. Open your picture using File | Open menu
Step 3. Go to Edit | Resize. You will see a new resize window opened.

Enter the new size of the picture and press Resize. Now you can save or save as the resized picture. Additionally, you can mirror, rotate your picture easily using Gwenview.

Flash Player 11.1 for Android 4 is on the way

Already switch to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? If so, you may upgrade your Flash Player installation to this new Adobe Flash Player 11.1 for Android 4.0. Adobe has announced the availability of the Flash Player 11.1 for Android 4. You can download this application through Android Market. Flash Player 11.1 could well be the last version of the plug-in for Android devices, as Adobe said last month that it is axing development of Flash for mobile phones and tablets, refocusing on HTML5, as well as mobile apps and content.

For more information, please visit Adobe and Android website.

Windows 8 gets Picture Password feature

Windows 8 is currently in rapid development by Microsoft team. There are many features that were expected by Windows users to be included on this new version of Windows 8. Metro interface will be introduced to the Windows 8. Its a brand new interface replacing the Windows 7 Aero interface. Additionally, Microsoft has announced that they will includes a brand new feature called Password Picture. With this new feature, you can use this feature to protect your PC with a unique picture password. You don't have to type the password in order to login to Windows 8.

Likely designed for touchscreens, users are prompted with a familiar picture of their choice and asked to make a series of finger gestures on the screen to setup password protection. Microsoft recommends that users pick at least three gestures and can choose between a circle, a tap and a line drawn between two points. When a user logs into a Windows 8 machine using Picture Password, they simply have to replicate the correct placement, order and direction of all gestures.
Are you ready for Windows 8?

Are you ready for Apple iPhone 5 and iPad 3 ?

After successful with the release of iPad 2 and iPhone 4 S series, Apple is currently preparing the new iPhone 5 and iPad 3. There is no official announcement of this rumors from Apple staff but in many trusted website such as digitaltrends, they already revealed the information about these gadgets.
Apple currently offers three versions of the iPad and iPad 2, one Wi-Fi-only version, one for Verizon’s CDMA network and one for GSM networks, like AT&T. Given the dual-mode capabilities in the iPhone 4S, which allows one device to connect to both types of networks, it’s possible that Apple will instead release an one iPad 3 with a 3G connection, and one with 4G capabilities.

Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer vs VTech Innotab - Which one is better for your children

I was in doubt when I want to purchase the VTech Innotab, a nice educational and gaming gadget for your 4-9 years old children. This because there is LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer as a comparison. I never think to buy my children an Apple iPad!!
Slightly both devices look similar each other. LeapPad Explorer and Innotab uses the touch screen for its main user input. You can also find a stylus for drawing and select objects when in use. Both are recommended for children aged 4 - 9 years, but a three-year-old wouldn’t find it impossible to use.

Samsung Galaxy Ace - Powerful and beautiful Android smartphone

Samsung has just released the new Android based smartphone called Galaxy Ace. This new smartphone comes with many nice features. On the Operating System, Galaxy Ace gets new Android 2.2 OS with full access to Android Market for additional applications. The Galaxy Ace size is about 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5mm, so it is slim and compact enough to slip easily into your pocket. For you who has big finger, it doesn't really matter since Ace uses the touchscreen for its main user input.

How to make Mandriva 2011 looks like Mac OS X

Mandriva 2011 comes with a pretty interface already. But it still offers a wide possibility to customize the interface easily. For example, if you want to make your Mandriva 2011 looks like a Mac, you can follow our guide below. Here is my screenshot of Mandriva 2011 with Cairo Dock and Mac Wallpaper.

Its pretty right? If you like it, you can follow our guide below to make Mandriva 2011 looks like Mac OS X.