26 January 2010

Linux ala Mac dengan Mac4lin


Pernah ngliat tampilan desktop Apple Mac? Semua orang dijamin kesengsem. Falling in love with the style. Memang tuh desktopnya cakep banget. Makanya banyak yang ngimpi ingin memilikinya ;) hehe.. bener ga jo? Sebenarnya saya pernah mencoba merubah style ubuntu ala mac.. dulu. Udah lupa kapan sih.

Jadi kepikiran juga untuk nulis disini caranya dan metode apa yang saya pakai untuk memake up desktop ubuntu Gnome menjadi Mac style seperti tampilan desktop ini..




Cukup mudah untuk menyulap desktop kita menjadi seperti diatas. Kita bisa menggunakan Mac4lin bisa di download dari sini. Downloadlah file 34,6 Mb tersebut. Udah beres downloadnya?

Instalasi Mac4lin

  • Masuklah ke terminal
  • Meluncur ke lokasi kita menyimpan file hasil download tadi. Unziplah Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0.zip maka akan keluar dua folder yaitu Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0 dan __MACOSX. Perintahnya #unzip Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0.zip ( biar ga capai ngetiknya setelah nulis huruf awal "M" pada terminal pencetlah tab, amati sebentar, kalau udah cocok tekan aja enter )
  • Masuklah ke folder Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0 , dalam foler itu ketikkan perintah berikut #sudo sh Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0.sh , ikuti prosesnya, lakukan apa yang diminta, apabila diminta untuk mengisi pasword admin ketiklah dengan benar ;) hehe... standar banget ya Jo...
  • Setelah semua proses instalasinya selesai, sebenarnya kita udah bisa melihat perubahan dari desktop kita, tapi untuk lebih maksimal, kita diminta untuk log off dan kemudian login lagi. Kalau perlu restart komputer kali ya? ;) Sebaiknya jangan lupa juga baca referensi yang disertakan mac4lin ini biar lebih jelas.
Kalau sudah, kita bisa mengatur ke prefence untuk memilih theme yang diinginkan serta sedikit customise, ga maksa sih, tapi kalau memang kita mau, termasuk pemilihan icon dan background.





Biar semuanya mac look maka pilihlah theme dan  icon yang mac4lin. Wallpaper pilih juga yg mac look kalau perlu download. Biar perfect kita bisa menambahkan dock dan juga screenlet.

Semua udah ada kok di ubuntu, tinggal install jo..

Oia, mo nambahin dikit, tadi ada yang nanya cara install theme unbuntu gimana ?
Jawab : 
 
Mudahnya gini jo.. download theme yang kita suka dari mana aja deh, setelah selesai buka nautilus ( explorer ) buka pula System, Prefence, Appearance. Nah pada tab theme dalam keadaan aktif, drag & drop aja theme yang tadi kita download, maka ubuntu akan dengan senang hati menerapkan perubahan theme-nya dan lihat hasilnya... ;) ga bikin pusing kan? ( kalau kata Alm. Gusdur.."gitu aja kok repot".. hehehe...) piss

22 January 2010

Contoh Shell Command

Shel Command
Perintah Keterangan Contoh
cat nama_file Menampilkan isi file cat readme.txt
cd directory Masuk ke direktory cd home, cd /usr, cd pictures
chmod mode files Merubah access permission chmod 777 readme.txt
cp Menyalin file cp readme.txt /home/joko/
ls Menampilkan isi folder ls /home/heru
df Menampilkan penggunaan hardisk df
file filename Menampilkan jenis file file readme.txt
info Dokumentasi perintah info cp
pwd Menampilkan direktori aktif pwd
rm Menghapus file dan direktori rm readme.txt, rm -r tes
mkdir Membuat direktori mkdir tes
rmdir Menghapus direktori rmdir tes
wc Menghitung baris, kata dan karakter wc readme.txt
which Menunjukkan path suatu command which cp, which mkdir

20 January 2010

Firefox High Speed





Adakalanya firefox kita berjalan lambat, bikin kita ga sabaran. Pengin rasanya memiliki firefox yang bisa berlari kencang. Nah disini salah satu trik untuk membuat firefox berlari :

Ketikan di addres bar firefox : "about:config"

Di Filter carilah : 

  1. network.http.max-connections, double klik dan masukan nilai "64".
  2. network.http.max-connections-per-server, double klik dan masukan nilai "21".
  3. network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server, double klik dan masukan nilai "8".
  4. network.http.pipelining, double klik dan rubah  menjadi "true".
  5. network.http.pipelining.maxrequests, double klik dan masukan nilai "100".
  6. network.http.proxy.pipelining, double klik juga menjadi "true".

Langkah terakhir, klik kanan (dimana saja) pilih : New integer lalu tulis "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" , masukan nilai "0".

Setelah semua langkah diatas kita selesaikan dengan merestart firefox. Coba lihat perbedaannya jo...

19 January 2010

Apple’s January 27 agenda: The iSlate, iPhone OS 4.0, and iLife 2010

Apple tablet mockup (Chris Messina 001)
Sources speculated to FoxNews on Monday that Apple’s January 27 event will include three things: A tablet, iPhone OS 4.0, and iLife 2010. According to the network, a rumored fourth-generation iPhone will not be part of the event, contradicting Korean’s market sources claiming that an improved iPhone will launch during April/May rather than the usual June/July timeframe due to the supposedly strong pressure from Google’s Nexus One. Clayton Morris, author of the FoxNews piece, wrote the following:
I spoke to a source at Apple this morning, before the invite hit my inbox, who said the event would likely focus on three projects: The tablet device, iPhone 4, and a new round of iLife 2010 software. While we won’t see new iPhone hardware just yet, we will see the next-generation software.
Note that January 27, 2010 also marks an anniversary since Apple began shipping iLife ‘09, the current version of its digital lifestyle suite. Apple boasted new iLife features at the time, such as Facebook integration, facial recognition, and photo geotagging in iPhoto, advanced editing capabilities in iMovie, and celebrity playing lessons in GarageBand, to name a few.
Readers should note that Apple has a habit (and a history, too) of re-shuffling event agendas last minute. The iPhone maker is also known for spreading false rumors itself to retain the surprise factor. Apple issued press invitations Monday morning via email, confirming it will be holding a media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on January 27 at 10am Pacific. An obligatory tease included the “Come see our latest creation” tagline.
Read more at FoxNews.com
Apple tablet mockup (John Kruemp/Gizmodo)
Apple tablet mockup: John Kruemp/Gizmodo

Christian’s Opinion

This report builds upon the previous FoxNews piece by the same author that corroborated earlier Financial Times’ event findings. If Apple’s event is about “all things mobile” as FoxNews suggested, then iPhone OS 4.0 is a given, as is an accompanying SDK that should enable developers to write next-gen software for the iPhone platform. The iSlate announcement, however, is up for a debate because nothing is certain until Steve Jobs pulls one out of his pocket. Considering how big media put their credibility behind those iSlate rumors, I think Apple does have a new portable device up its sleeve that will take the iPhone platform to new places.
The iLife claim doesn’t surprise me. After all, the digital lifestyle suite is up for an update. I have no doubt in my mind that we’ll see a tablet-optimized iLife version because it’d turn the gizmo into a content creation device – an important distinction between a tablet and a smartphone. I also expect the iWork to follow the suit. If the New York Times is right, Apple’s tablet will run a multitouch-enabled iWork version optimized for its gesture-based interface.
I kind of expect a 4G iPhone announcement and a camera-enabled iPod touch upgrade. Strangely, Morris’ report makes no mention of a rumored Core i5 MacBook upgrade, the perfect fit for “all things mobile.” On the other hand, Apple could update MacBooks via a simple press release. Should there be important architectural changes, Jobs might give MacBooks a few minutes of air time come January 27.

Source

Nearly finished: Mozilla posts the second Firefox 3.6 release candidate

Mozilla has posted the second release candidate of Firefox 3.6 Sunday, just five days after the non-profit organization put forth the first release candidate. Such an accelerating pace of development indicates that Firefox 3.6 will be ready for prime time soon. This release packs no new features beyond a few under-the-hood tweaks and more than 70 bug fixes from the last beta to improve performance, stability, security, and features.
ozilla said Firefox 3.6 RC2 is considered to be stable and safe to use for daily web browsing, representing the features and content that will be in the final product release. This version is also faster and more responsive than previous versions, and has been optimized to run on small device operating systems such as Maemo. Firefox 3.6 RC2 is available in 70 languages and tested against the vast majority of Mozilla add-ons. The latter will be key when upgrading to the final release, especially remembering how add-on incompatibilities had plagued previous Firefox releases.

Firefox 3.6 RC2 (download icon)Firefox 3.6, code-named Namoroca after a Madagascar national park, will be built on the Gecko 1.9.2 layout engine also found in mobile Firefox. Even though it’s an incremental update, Firefox 3.6 will offer enough new features and technologies to keep users and developers happy.

Firefox 3.6 sports a lightweight theming engine dubbed Personas, a syncing add-on, improved plug-in management that warns you about expired plugins, new APIs enabling developers to write extensions that retrieve your geographical location, and more. It also supports the latest HTML5 specification, including the File API for local file handling, allowing web apps to access and manipulate local files without requiring you to upload them to the server first.

If you already have any previous beta of Firefox 3.6 installed on your system, the software should automatically update itself. You can also invoke the update check manually by choosing the “Check for Updates” from the Help menu. Users installing a fresh copy of Firefox 3.6 RC2 should download a standalone installers for Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.

Read more in Firefox 3.6 RC2 release notes.
Firefox 3.6 RC2 in bullets:

* Users can change the browser’s appearance with a single click using Personas.
* Firefox 3.6 alerts users about out of date plugins to keep them safe.
* Changes to how third-party software integrates with Firefox to increase stability.
* Improved automatic form fill provides better options from your form history.
* Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports poster frames.
* Support for the WOFF font format.
* Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness and startup time.
* The ability to run scripts asynchronously to speed up page load times.
* Support for the HTML5 File API.
* Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 web technologies.

Lexicon takes $500 Oppo Blu-Ray player, sells it for $3,500

lexiconbd30
When you’re an electronics manufacturer and you have a gadget that just won’t sell. In this situation, you can do a few things: you can reach out to the community and try to drum up interest, you can launch an advertising campaign, or you can tweak the device into a new model and hope that the successor gadget will go over better. Or you can do what Lexicon did: buy up the stock of the sales-lagging gadget, rebrand it and add $3,000 to the price.
According to the sleuths over at Audioholics, that’s just what Lexicon did when they took the $500 Oppo BDP-83 and without changing a single feature or modifying the chassis, rebranded it as the $3,500 Lexicon BD-30, a THX-Certified Blu-Ray player.
According to Audioholics, “When we received the player the first thing we did was open it up to get a look at the inside. Imagine my surprise when I found that not only did the Lexicon share the same boards and transport as the Oppo – it was in fact AN OPPO BDP-83 PLAYER, CHASSIS AND ALL, SHOVED INSIDE AN ALUMINUM LEXICON WRAPPER. As far as we could determine, Lexicon didn’t change a single thing in terms of the hardware. Heck, they didn’t even lift the boards out of the chassis, opting instead to cut out the bottom of their own chassis to accommodate the venting locations, and putting a darker blue filter over the Oppo’s VFD display to give it a slightly deeper hue.”
Absolutely shameful and disgusting. Then again, if you’re willing to spend $3500 for a Blu-Ray player, you probably deserve to be burned.
Read more at Audioholics

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Nautilus Wallpaper

Pengin cara mudah dalam mengganti wallpaper? Disini ada cara sederhana untuk dapat melakukannya di ubuntu. Cukup click kanan gambar dimaksud dan pilih "Set as Wallpaper..." maka dalam sekejab kita bisa melihat hasilnya. Gambar yang kita klik tadi berubah menjadi wallpaper desktop kita.

Caranya sederhana, di terminal ketikkan :

#sudo apt-get install nautilus-wallpaper

isikan password seperti biasa dan tunggu sampai proses instalasi selesai


Uji coba :
Untuk mencobanya, bukalah folder dimana terdapat file gambar, kemudian klik kanan pada gambar yang dimaksud. Apabila proses instalasi tadi berjalan sempurna maka disana akan muncul menu baru yaitu Set as Wallpaper. Pilihlah itu dan lihat hasilnya. Apabila belum keluar menu Set as Wallpaper, cobalah untuk merestart komputer dan ulangi proses uji coba tadi. ;)

15 January 2010

HAITI NOW


Disaster and emergency experts warn that earthquake-ravaged Haiti is facing fresh tragedy as time becomes ever more crucial to rescue efforts.
They say most people killed in an earthquake die within the first 72 hours.

Rescue efforts in Haiti have been chaotic, hampered by a lack of resources and infrastructure, and emergency workers face a race against the clock to save those feared still trapped under rubble and to keep the injured and hungry alive.
Tens of thousands of people are feared dead and millions have been affected by the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck the impoverished Caribbean nation late Tuesday afternoon.
Aid has trickled into the battered capital, Port-au-Prince, where impassable roads, damaged docks and clogged airstrips slowed the arrival of critically needed assistance.
"We're working feverishly and aggressively to support and provide life-sustaining capability to the citizens of Haiti," Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser told reporters. "They've suffered a great deal."
On Friday morning, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is to arrive in Haiti, carrying 19 helicopters and 30 pallets of relief goods, he said. The carrier will help relief workers get around Haiti's ruined and debris-choked roads "to get good where they need to be," Fraser said.
Within four days, 700 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne will be in the quake zone. By next Tuesday, three more ships carrying 2,200 Marines and heavy equipment will join them. By Saturday, about 5,000 to 6,000 men and women dedicated to supporting the relief effort will be in Haiti.

Bisa Di Pindang Ga Ya? Very Big Fish

Ikan pindang, salah satu menu favorit dan digemari banyak orang. Di Jawa memiliki beberapa lokasi yang memproduksi ikan pindang. Seperti yang saya dapatkan dari sohib saya. Saat membaca postingannya ngedadak perut jadi lapar euy? hehehe.. jas kiding sob?

Ngomong-ngomong masalah pindang, itu ikan pindang kan biasanya di kemas dalam wadah keranjang kecil yang terbuat dari bambu? Nah untuk ikan-ikan ini, kalau dipindang kira-kira bisa ga yah? trus kemasannya gimana ntuh?

13 January 2010

Bikin Swapfile Di Ubuntu

Menjalankan komputer dengan RAM yang mentok bisa bikin kita kurang nyaman, apalagi ketika bekerja dengan berbagai aplikasi yang membutuhkan jumlah RAM besar. Agh.. Kalau kita menggunakan linux tentu tidak asing dengan swap. Sebab ketika kita menginstallnya ke dalam komputer, disana kita sudah diminta untuk membuat partisi khusus untuk swap.

Apa artinya kita tidak dapat menambahkan swap lagi dalam sistem kita? Oh no.. disini saya pakai ubuntu 9.10. Kita masih bisa menambah swap dalam bentuk file swap. Untuk membuat file swap itu caranya adalah :
  1. Masuk ke terminal
  2. Gunakan hak administrator (su) #sudo su dan isikan password yang diminta
  3. Misal kita bikin swapfile 1Gb #dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile1 bs=1024 count=1048576 (1048576 adalah perkalian dari 1024 x 1024 ). Perintah itu akan menghasilkan swapfile1 yang di cimpan di direktori root
  4. Untuk menjadikan file swapfile1 menjadi file swap ketikkan perintah #mkswap /swapfile1
  5. Aktifkan file tersebut menjadi fileswap dengan #swapon /swapfile1
Selesai, tapi hal itu hanya berlaku untuk sesi yang kita jalankan, ketika komputer kita restart maka tidak berlaku lagi. Untuk menjadikannya permanen, kita bisa mengedit file /etc/fstab dengan editor favorit kita. Misal gedit. #sudo gedit /etc/fstab dan tambahkan parameter berikut /swapfile1 swap swap defaults 0 0

Untuk mengeceknya, sebaiknya sebelum membuat fileswap, terlebih dulu kita cek besarnya swap dengan System Monitor ( System, Administration, System Monitor ). Kemudian cek kembali saat kita telah mengaktifkan swapfile tadi.