Xubuntu 13.04 is now available

The new version of Xubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail finally released following its main distribution Ubuntu 13.04. Unfortinately, this new Xubuntu 13.04 does not come with many new features. As mentioned on Distrowatch, Xubuntu 13.04 will be supported for 9 months and will need other media such as a USB device or a DVD to install. What's new in Xubuntu 13.04? Xubuntu 13.04 is mostly a maintenance release, and there aren't many new features.



XBMCbuntu 12.1 a powerful Multimedia Linux Server

XBMCbuntu 12.1 a powerful Multimedia Linux Server

XBMC is a powerful Linux application that can turn a Linux into a powerful multimedia server. We can then stream music and videos from Android devices or other computer on the same network. If you don't want to install and configure XBMC manually on your Linux, you can use XBMCbuntu, a special Linux distro that already designed to power up the XBMC on a Live CD. You don't have to install anything to use XBMC.


The new version of XBMCbuntu 12.1 is now available for download. With a spectacular design thanks to support for skins, XBMCbuntu allows us to view our photos, listen to our music and watch movies, series, trailers and even games from the comfort of our computer programs.

Download XBMCbuntu 12.1

ROSA Linux 2012 Screenshots

ROSA Linux 2012 is now out with code name "Marathon". ROSA is a Mandriva based Linux which is good for both desktop and server appliance. It comes with many new features, new desktop experiences and many more. Here I want to share some ROSA 2012 screenshots.

ROSA 2012 Marathon Desktop



How to enable Java plugins on Firefox on Pear Linux 7

After we successfully installed Oracle Java 7 update 17 on Pear Linux 7, we can now try to enable Java support for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browser. Its pretty easy to enable Java plugins on Firefox. Make sure Java is correctly installed before you continue to this step. Please read our previous post because this tutorial is related to that post.
Check if Java installed on system. Open Terminal and paste this command
java -version
It should display Java version installed on your computer
java version "1.7.0_17"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_17-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.7-b01, mixed mode)

How to install Oracle Java 7 on Pear Linux 7 manually

How to install Oracle Java 7 on Pear Linux 7 manually

I know its a bit annoying for some people to install application manually in Linux. But, personally I prefer doing this way so I can learn more about Linux OS. This tutorial will show you how to install the latest version of Oracle Java 7 update 17 on Pear Linux 7 manually. Java is an important application for Linux to play and display rich website content. You may encounter errors when trying to open a Java enabled website or web page.

Steps to install Java on Pear Linux 7

Select the Linux64 version on that page since the new Pear Linux 7 is a 64 bit system. 
Step 2. Extract the package
Once the download process is finished, you need to extract the package (.tar.gz) into java directory which is usually in /usr
sudo tar xzvf jre-7u17-linux-x64.tar.gz
The command will produce a new directory called jre1.7.0_17

Download Oracle Java 7 update 17 for Linux system

Get the latest version of Oracle Java for your Linux operating system. The Oracle system has been released the updated version of Java version 7 update 17. This new release fix many incompatibility and security issues on Linux platform. If you are still using any previous version, you can freely download the updated version from the link we provided below

Live USB Install for Linux, simple app to create Linux Live USB

There are many Linux applications that can be used to create Linux live USB. One of my favorite application is the Live USB Install. Live USB Install is available for Linux and Windows. It can be installed on various distribution such as Ubuntu and its derivatives, Fedora and many more. 
How to install Google Chrome on Pear Linux 7

How to install Google Chrome on Pear Linux 7

Pear Linux 7 comes with pre built Mozilla Firefox 19 as the default browser. If you want to add Google Chrome to Pear Linux 7 we have to install it manually. But, installing Google Chrome on Pear Linux 7 is not hard. The following tutorial will help you to install Google Chrome on Pear Linux 7.

Steps to install Google Chrome on Pear Linux 7

1. Add the Google Chrome key to Pear Linux. Open Terminal and paste the following command

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

2. Add Google Chrome repository

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'

3. Update system and install Google Chrome

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable


Install XBMC Media Center on Pear Linux 7

I want to update and refresh my Pear Linux tutorial. This time, we will install the XBMC media center on the new version of Pear Linux 7. Pear Linux 7 is a perfect Linux for desktop which can be easily turned into a multimedia center for our home. With XBMC, we can make Pear Linux 7 into a powerful media center in few minutes.

How to install XBMC on Pear Linux 7

A. Using Pear OS Software Center

Open Pear OS Software Center and type "xbmc" on the search box. Click XBMC Media Center and press install to start the installation.



Pear Linux 7 is now available for download

Pear Linux or often known as Pear OS is now reached version 7. This new Pear Linux 7 ISO is available for download from the official website. Pear Linux 7 is available. You will find in this version: Linux kernel 3.5, LibreOffice 4.0.1, Pear OS software center, MyPear 4, Pear Cleaner 2.1; based on Ubuntu 12.10 without Unity and the GNOME panel; new Pear Linux Shell (7.0) based on Wingpanel and plank; new Pear Linux and icon theme, splash and login screen; new desktop notifications with notification center; new Pear OS software center; new mission control; new virtual desktop switcher; based on Linux kernel 3.5, but you kernels 3.7.10 and 3.8.5 are available in the repository; CleanMyPear - a cleaning system.


Download ISO

Pear OS 7 Screenshots

The new version of Pear OS 7 is now available. Its a stunning Linux distribution. Its beautiful, easy to use and supports thousands Ubuntu software out there. Here I have some screenshots of this new Pear OS 7. I install this Pear OS 7 on my Virtualbox and it works perfectly.

Pear OS 7 comes with many new applications installed by default. MyPear is is updated and its more flexible to customize the look of Pear Linux 7.



Download Torrent file from ClearOS 6.4 web management console

ClearOS 6.4 still in Beta but it has a lot of new features. The new ClearOS 6.4 now comes with Transmission web app which lets us to download using Torrent directly from the ClearOS web management console. With this tool we can upload the torrent file or simply paste the torrent link directly.


Its an awesome feature for me. I can download torrent without having to install any torrent client on my desktop and it will be downloaded directly from my server.

How to install XBMC on CentOS 6.4

How to install XBMC on CentOS 6.4

XBMC is my media center application for my Linux system. On this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install XBMC on CentOS 6.4. Its pretty easy to get XBMC working on CentOS 6.4. See how we do it

Steps to install XBMC on CentOS 6.4

  • Enable the RPM Fusion repository on CentOS 6.4

To enable the RPM repository, you may follow the guide on this website. Once RPM Fusion is enabled on your system now we can proceed to install XBMC.

  • Install XBMC

Open Terminal and simply use the following command to install xbmc on CentOS 6.4


yum install xbmc

How to mount NFS share on Ubuntu

How to mount NFS share on Ubuntu

In order to mount remote NFS shared folder to Ubuntu, you can do the following steps.

1. Install nfs-common on Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install nfs-common

2. Check the remote shared folder. This example will display the shared folder on the remote server on

showmount -e

The result:

root@ubuntu-server:/mnt# showmount -e
Export list for

3. Mount the remote nfs share

mkdir /mnt/dhani_data

mount -t nfs /mnt/dhani_data

Now the remote nfs folder is mounted on /mnt/dhani_data

Install Virtualbox Guest Additions on CentOS 6.4

This quick tutorial will guide you how to install the Virtualbox Guest Additions on CentOS 6.4. CentOS 6.4 is the current version of this Red Hat derivative Linux. With guest additions installed on CentOS 6.4, we can enable the full screen and seamless mode on Virtualbox. Also there are many other benfits.

How to install Guest Additions on CentOS 6.4

1. Install required packages

yum install kernel-headers gcc make
yum update kernel*

2. Reboot CentOS

3. On the Virtualbox window, go to Devices | Install Guest Additions



How to upgrade Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10

The new version of Mozilla Firefox 20 has been released. On this short tutorial, I am going to show you how to install or upgrade Mozilla Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10 or Ubuntu 13.04. Its pretty simple to upgrade the Firefox to version 20 on Ubuntu.


How to add new disk for Flexshare storage on ClearOS 6.4

By default, ClearOS will uses /var/flexshare/shares/ directory to store the shared folder or store the client data on the server. This means, the data will be stored on the same disk with the core or Linux operating system which is not good for some security reason. Alternatively, we can add new disk to ClearOS server and use it to store the Flexshare data instead of in the same disk with the OS.

OK, to add new disk to store Flexshare data, make sure you already add new hard disk, create partition, format and mount it to ClearOS server. If you  haven't done yet, you can read my previous tutorial to do it.


How to add new hard disk to ClearOS 6.4 Server

How to add new hard disk to ClearOS 6.4 Server

I just installed the new version of ClearOS 6.4 server on my Virtualbox. I do love ClearOS as my favorite server appliance for my office and home network. On this tutorial, I am going to show you how to add new hard disk and format it on ClearOS 6.4 server. This hard disk will be used to store data on the server.

Steps to add new hard disk to ClearOS Server

1. Connect the hard disk to the computer/server and boot up ClearOS

2. Now login to ClearOS server via ssh or putty (Windows).

3. Type fdisk -l to see the hard disk connected to your server


[root@server ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 16.1 GB, 16106127360 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1958 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000e21d6

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          64      512000   83  Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2              64        1959    15215616   8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdb: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000


How to enable Primary Domain Controller on ClearOS 6.4

I just installed the Beta version of ClearOS 6.4 on my Virtualbox. So far it works pretty well. This tutorial will show you how to enable the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) using ClearOS 6.4. PDC is one of ClearOS feature that I used for my network. PDC will serve the network with roaming login profiles for each users.


Deepin Linux 12.12 Beta is now available

The Deepin Linux developer has just released the new Beta version of Deepin Linux 12.12. This new Deepin Linux 12.12 Beta comes with many improvements. Unfortunately, this Beta version only available in Chinese language. For English users, you have to wait until it reached the final version.

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ClearOS 6.4 Beta 2 is now available

ClearOS team has just released the 2nd Beta of ClearOS 6.4. It’s the advanced version of the ClearOS Linux. ClearOS 6.4 comes with many improvements and benefit. ClearOS 6.4 includes and integrate Transmission BitTorrent download into it. We can download from many torrent links directly from ClearOS web interface.