How to install Mac & windows themes for ubuntu

Make your Ubuntu look like mac by apply mac themes available for ubunut.
Install the mac look like theme for ubunut in 3 easy steps.

Go to the website and download the Zip file.Extract the zip file.Two folders will extracted. Go to Mac4Lin_install_v1.0.
Double click or drag the to the terminal.
And your mac theme for Linux ubuntu is there.This is screen shot taken from my Laptop.
To uninstall the Mac theme simply run  

For Windows 7 Aero theme for ubuntu.Download the zip files window 7 Aero Theme for linux.

Simply run to install it and uninstall the pack by running

How to install missing Grub from ubuntu Live CD or USB

Many of you might be having a missing grub after installing Ubuntu. At system startup you might seeing the option Grub is missing.
Ubuntu Grub can be restore or rescue from live Ubuntu Server CD or Live USB Ubuntu server. This article will show how to do Ubuntu grub rescue with screen shots. These screenshots of Ubuntu grub rescue have been taken on Ubuntu server 11.04. 
If you don't have the server CD then Ubuntu Grub can also be restore from Ubuntu Live Desktop CD or USB. See here for Ubuntu Grub rescue or restore from Desktop CD or USB.

The following screen shot has been taken from live Ubuntu Server 11.04  -i386 CD.

Ubuntu grub rescue screenshots 1

Boot from the server CD. The following menu will appear.Select "Rescue a broken System".

Ubuntu grub rescue screenshot 2
Select the language and press Enter.

Ubuntu grub rescue screenshot 3
Select your country and press Enter.
In next window select your Keyboard type and continue.

Ubuntu grub rescue screenshot 4
After configuring the keyboard ,the above screen will appear asking for "Configure the network".Type your Network host name and if not known keep it "Ubuntu". Click Continue.

Ubuntu grub rescue screenshot 5
In appeared window select the drive in which your Ubuntu is installed.Click Enter.

Ubuntu grub rescue screenshot 6
In appearing window select the first option ,make sure the drive mention in first option is same as your drive in which ubuntu is installed.Click Enter.

Ubuntu grub rescue screenshot 7
In the appeared shell prompt ,type "sudo update-grub2 or sudo update-grub".
And hurray! Grub will be installed. Restart your system to check out the grub.

If you still have any problems, feel free to ask....

How to add Gateway Netmask and IP address in ubuntu

To get connected to Internet, sometimes it needs to manually configure the Gateway, Netmask and IP address for wired and wireless connections.
Below is the screen shot of how to configure it in Ubuntu.

First go to System -> Preferences -> Network Connections.
The window will appear.

Select type of connection for which you want to configure the settings. Then click Add. The following window will appear.
Select your Internet protocol version (IPv4 Or IPv6). Select the method type Manual. Click on Add.
Enter your IP Address, Gateway and Netmask.

To apply the IP address to all other applications in Ubuntu.
Goto System->Preferences ->Network Proxy

Enter the proxy address and Click Apply system-Wide.
Now access the net!

How to make money from Open source projects

1.Training and Consulting: You may not be the owner of the product but you could provide training and consulting. If you buy RedHat or Ubuntu, you get their support.  If you get a "non official" copy which is also legal, you don't get any support. Drupal and Joomla are widely used CMS(Content Management System) and there are many companies in India and abroad who make money only by consulting and they charge $30-$150 per/hr.

2.Add-ons: Give the base product for free and sell add-on modules. OrangeHRM is the best example. OrangeHRM is free to download and you can customize it yourself or buy the add ons as per your business needs.

3.Code contribution/Testing : Open source projects owners look for programmers or testers who can support their projects. All you need to do is pick the right product and work for them. You may get paid.

4.Donation: Most open source products have a link for donation. One can make really good money on this. If your product is fruitful for users they don't mind to donate to keep the project going on.

Top 5 Open source software for small scale company

1.Orange HRMS(Human Resource Management Software)

Rated as top open source HRM project with over 1,000,000 users globally . It is developed on PHP, MySQL and Apache HTTP Server.Available for both Windows( Download .exe) and Linux (Download .tar).

OrangeHRM consists of 11 different section:
  • Administration Section
  • Personal Information Management Section
  • Reports Section
  • Employee Self Service Section
  • Benefits Section
  • Time and Attendance Management Section
  • Leave Management Section
  • Recruitment Section
  • Performance Evaluation Section
  • Training
  • Budgets

2. OpenOffice:
( the product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office, and the vendor-neutral OpenDocument standard from OASIS.
Available in over 65 supported languages with more being constantly added by the community, runs stably and natively on Solaris, Linux (including PPC Linux), Windows, Mac OS X (X11), and numerous other platforms.


     Mozilla's Thunderbird is a safe, fast, and easy email client, with intelligent spam filters, quick message search, and customizable views.


TrueCrypt really is the best free encryption program around for anyone worried about their security. It offers 11 algorithms for encrypting your files, as well as a comprehensive help manual, which gives advice on complex password creation, hidden volumes and erasing encryption giveaways.



GnuCash provides a great, free alternative to paid-for accounting software. Designed for personal and small business use, it offers bank account, stock, income and expense tracking, in addition to double-entry accounting.



Install Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7, vista and XP dual boot installation

This article will help you install Ubuntu dual boot on your system. These screenshots show how to install Linux Ubuntu on virtual machine step by step. Same steps can be followed while answering ‘how to install Linux Ubuntu 10.10 & 11.04 dual boot with Windows 7/ Vista /XP ?’ or ‘how to install windows along with Linux Ubuntu ?’. This Linux Ubuntu installation demo has been done on virtual machine (virtual Box) by installing Ubuntu inside windows 7.
But before installing Linux Ubuntu, you must see Things to remember before installing Ubuntu to make your Ubuntu installation a perfect one.. These notes are of great importance also for people switching from Windows to Linux dual boot or Ubuntu dual boot operating systems (OS). Here goes the solution for ‘how to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system?’. A very similar procedure can be applied for installing other Linux based operating systems.
Boot through the Live CD or Live USB .Click Install Ubuntu.
Select first option for deleting all other OS and installing Ubuntu as the only OS.Select next option "Something else" for dual boot with window7 ,vista &XP.

Select drive in which ubuntu is to be install and Click "New Partition table" to make a separate drive for Ubuntu.Empty any drive before through window to prevent data loss
.In This window specify the space you want for ubuntu(at least 5GB).Select Location as "Beginning".Select Ext4 journaling file system" in "Use as" option. Select  Mount point  " / ". It is use as root directory of Ubuntu. Click "OK".
You can also create swap area it act as physical memory. This is optional and can be skip if you have large RAM memory.

Now Select the option for " Device for boot loader installation ", the selected drive should be the first option as shown in the image it is the root disk.

Before this window other window will appear asking for keyboard layout.Select the correct layout of your window in my case it is USA layout.In this window select the corresponding timezone. Now Click "Forward".

                                    Fill the form and click next.

Walaaa Installation starts.