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How to use Boonzi in Ubuntu

Hi everyone 🙂   Recently I noticed that I’ve been spending to much money and decided that I needed to find out where I was spending it and start controlling my expenses. I started searching for some free software to easily control my expenses. Using spreadsheets was not an option since I’ve tried it a…




How to Install LibreOffice 4.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

Hi there! I don’t know if you’ve heard about it but this week we had some great news for the open source community and Linux: LibreOffice 4.0 has just been released. 🙂 I’m not going to describe all the new features and improvements since you’ll get a better glance at them by visiting the release…




How to install Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04

Hi! Today I’m just going to provide a very quick and easy tutorial on how to install Google Chrome browser in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.     It’s really, really easy. First go to this link and download the .deb package for you CPU (32-bit or 64-bit). Then open the terminal and get into your…




How to install HeeksCAD in Ubuntu 12.04

Hi! In a previous post where I wrote about the CNC Software Toolchain for Linux I mentioned HeeksCAD, which is a great software to generate the toolpaths from the 3D models for CNC machining. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 I started having some problems with the HeeksCNC plugin and some features like the pocketing and…




How to setup a Cisco VPN Client in Ubuntu 11.10

In this post I’ll guide you through the very simple process of setting up a VPN client to a Cisco VPN using the Ubuntu’s Network Manager. A VPN is a Virtual Private Network. What does this mean? It means you can connect your computer to a Local Area Network through the Internet and do everything…




How to setup a PIC microcontroller development environment in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot with piklab + sdcc

Hi! In this blog entry I’ll show you how to setup a development environment to develop and compile code for Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers. We’ll need three main packages:   gputils – a collection of tools for the Microchip (TM) PIC microcontrollers. It includes gpasm, gplink and gplib. sdcc – small device C compiler piklab –…




How to use OpenCV with CMake and Codeblocks on Ubuntu

Continuing the previous posts on How to Install OpenCV 2.3.1 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot with Python support and How to use CMake ith OpenCV now I’ll show you how to use both OpenCV and CMake with Codeblocks IDE. Codeblocks is an open source, cross platform, free, great C++ IDE built to meet the most demanding…




How to add custom keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot + xdotool

   In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot it is pretty easy to add a custom shortcut. Just clink the icon on the upper right of the screen, then System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts ( I’m not sure if this names are exact since my Ubuntu is in portuguese, but it should be…




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