Category: Apps

Install Mutt correctly

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  1. Install mutt or neomutt with your favourite package manager:

apt install neomutt

or install from source

git clone

Here are the sample commands to configure and build NeoMutt:

./configure --gnutls --gpgme --gss --sasl --tokyocabinet

2. create a muttrc using mutt-wizard

git clone
cd mutt-wizard
sudo make install

The mutt-wizard is run with the command mw. It also installs the mailsync command. Once everything is setup, you’ll use neomutt to access your mail.>

  • mw add — add a new email account
  • mw ls — list existing accounts
  • mw pass — revise an account’s password
  • mw delete — deleted an added account
  • mw purge — delete all accounts and settings
  • mw cron — toggle/configure a cronjob to sync mail

3. create mutt mailboxes correctly using maildirmake utility from courier mail server. The individual components can be downloaded here. Most tutorials leave out this part, and so I struggled with a persistent mailbox format error.

mkdir ~/Mail

cd Mail

maildirmake gmail

4. Use pass to initialise and store mailbox passwords

pass pass init <gpgemail>

5. More Information

Mutt Wiki

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Nathive, a simple image editor for Ubuntu


It never ceases to amaze me how Ubuntu has taken off in the Spanish-speaking world. Then again RMS speaks Spanish and Marcos Diaz, who is Spanish born, is the person who initiated the Nathive project. Nathive is a free image editor like Photoshop, Corel or GIMP, but focused on usability. The program runs in GNOME environments, and anyone can participate in it, contributing ideas or code translations. The project is currently in beta, is written in Python using GTK +, and is working hard to get a very complete program without losing  ease of use.  Nathive’s philosophy is to show respect and gratitude towards the community of GIMP, to make it easy and to reach people who do not need to see all the options at the same time
Nathiv is now a growing community which you can join if you wish.
* 32-bit deb: nathive_0.920-1_i386.deb
64-bit deb: nathive_0.920-1_amd64.deb
There are also packages for other Linux distros:
32-bit rpm: nathive-0.920-1.i386.rpm
64-bit rpm: nathive-0.920-1.x86_64.rpm
Nathive Official Website
Check out this awesome video of Nathive in action.
THANKS Novatillasku

Categories: Apps Gimp Graphics Ubuntu

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Automatically turn off Compiz when running a program

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Phrank deserves an award for coming up with this hack.  NoCompiz uses Compiz-switch, a simple program that turns Compiz off if it is on and vice-versa.
NoCompiz will take one input – the name of a program – Turn off Compiz, run the program, then turn Compiz back on when the program exits.
This is very useful when you’re running Compiz all the time, but want to switch to a full-screen 3D game for awhile and not have to worry about Compiz messing with the game.
Just download noCompiz, unzip, and run the installer from within Nautilus.
Download NoCompiz
edit the menu entry of the programme you want to toggle.
eg, nocompiz kdenlive

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A simple and lightweight highly Ubuntu Lucid  integrated GMail Notifier which takes advantages of  notify-osd and indicator-applet. Because of this it will not run with older Ubuntu versions.
Option  to select a sound when new incoming mail, a must-have for Gmail users.
Installing from a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gm-notify-maintainers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gm-notify
GM-Notify on Launchpad

Categories: Apps Ubuntu


Limewire for Ubuntu


Limewire, a P2P file sharing application is now available for Linux. Thanks to the Khattam blog, for spotting this.
The deb can be downloaded from Official Limewire Website or Click here for Direct Download.
After downloading it, if you double click it (LimeWireLinux.deb), you may get the following error:

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: sun-java6-jre|icedtea-java7-jre|sun-java6-jdk|icedtea-java7-jdk

This can be solved by either adding/enabling the Lucid Partner Repository for sun-java6-jre or by modifying LimeWireLinux.deb to be satisfied with openjdk-6-jre.
More instructions from Khattam

Categories: Apps HOWTO Ubuntu


Bridge the Digital Divide with Webhttrack

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Here is a good way to copy and share websites in your community. Remember, not everybody has unlimited and uncapped bandwidth, and we not all running the same speed either.
Sharing websites offline helps to bridge the gap.
Don’t wait until you are  so far ahead that you can’t relate to your neighbour.
Ubuntu is more than just a linux distribution, it is a philosophy about humanity.

sudo apt-get install webhttrack

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Sip-Communicator – latest Ubuntu sip phone

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Sip-communicator promises to be easier, better, and more open than the competition. I’ve only just installed it but it looks like a winner.
Add this PPA:

deb unstable/

Then go to a terminal and type the following commands:-

apt-get update
apt-get install sip-communicator-keyring
apt-get install sip-communicator

Then go into Applications -> Internet -> SIP Communicator
THANKS: John Lewis
(For more instructions and a better tutorial)

Categories: Apps Ubuntu