Archive for the 'screenshots' Category

Lingvo dictionaries with Stardict

I think that the best open source off-line dictionary is Stardict. It’s absolutely free, it’s very user friendly and, of course, it supports a huge amount of dictionaries which allow to translate words and phrases into many directions.

Few will deny that there is better Russian-English and English-Russian dictionary than Lingvo, but shame on it’s developers — it’s for Window$ only. This problem can be solved rather simply by using Lingvo dictionaries with Stardict… Here are links for EN-RU and RU-EN dictionaries:

http://rapidshare.com/files/45302592/Lingvo11_EN-RU.tar http://rapidshare.com/files/45303408/Lingvo11_RU-EN.tar

I use them by myself at my Ubuntu laptop and they are very easy to install: just unpack them into /usr/share/stardict/dic and restart Stardict. Here are results:

Stardict and Lingvo dictionaries

Advertisements

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn at Dell Inspiron 1501

Ubuntu now works perfectly at my just bought Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that has the following characteristics: AMD Turion 64 X2 1600 Mhz, 512 Mb RAM, 80 Gb HDD, Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter, 15.4” wide screen display… 32-bit Fiesty has been installed without any problems and provides all needed hardware support for the laptop. I really recommend this operating system to be installed onto Desktops and Laptops. ubuntu1501.blogspot.com contains all necessary information and provided invaluable help.
In case you have any problems and/or questions regarding this laptop running Ubuntu feel free to contact me at artiomix{at}gmail.com.

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 at Dell Inspiron 1501

FC6 on destop PC

Few days ago I moved from Ubuntu 6.10 to Fedora Core 6 at my personal desktop and first problem I met was nvidia geforce4 video card support. Let me mention that Fedora works fine with embedded driver ‘nv’ but it doesn’t rocks (too slowly). But sakes alive! There is repository livna.org which includes compiled binary ‘nvidia’ modules for different Fedora Core versions and kernels: to enable this repo just execute the following command with root rights:

su -; rpm -Uvh http://www.fedorafaq.org/yum http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm

or

sudo rpm -Uvh http://www.fedorafaq.org/yum http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm

After this tons of additional software for your FC6 are available for downloading!
To install nvidia Geforce4 support you can do:
yum install kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx

Please note that Geforce4 and Geforce2 aren’t supported by latest 1.0-97xx nvidia driver series and you should install 96xx one. That’s why I installed kmod-nvidia-96xx and xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx instead of kmod-nvidia and xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.
Hope it helps somebody!

Aver Media 305 works fine under FC6 too:


Ubuntu Linux goes!

Today I’d like to recommend everybody to use Ubuntu Linux on desktops and/or laptops. To my mind it’s the best OS for such purposes. As great advantages I can notice PERFECT hardware support and fresh repositories. For some time I’ve been using Debian GNU/Linux but because of troubles regarding support of new hardware, rare updates and musty repositories I’d migrate to Ubuntu Linux as a desktop. My hardware is working perfectly without any troubles including TV tuner AverMedia 305 and printer HP 1018. Here is a default gnome desktop after applying theme “Brushed” (gnome-look.org), icons “OS X” (the same source) and wallpaper (interfacelift.com). Just for fun:



Archive