Google Chrome on Ubuntu

If your using Ubuntu you can now start using Chrome, or Chromium at least, which is based on it. Daily builds of Chromium can be got from here.

You’ll need to add the following repositories to get Chromium:

Note: Substitute interpid with jaunty or hardy as needed!

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

Then you can then install it by opening a terminal and do the following command:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Of course this is still in Pre-Alpha so make sure to keep another browser installed! ;)


Posted on September 22, 2009

E.ggtimer - Online Timer

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This website is a little gem I came across last night. Will take and countdown from any time, given in words or figures. :) Even when open in a tab you can still see the timer continue to countdown! Have to say I like the use of these “subdomain” websites!

Go to E.ggtimer.com ->


Posted on September 21, 2009

The One-Page Linux Manual

This The One-Page Linux Manual has a summary of all useful commands in Linux. one-page.png


Posted on September 19, 2009

Autoinstalling .Debs on Firefox

I was trying to use a get .debs website the other day and with a lot of frustration of firefox saying Firefox does not have the correct protocol to open this file [.apt] I finally figured out that I did not have apt-url installed on kUbuntu.

This can be fixed by simply opening a terminal window and typing:

sudo apt-get install apturl

Then restart firefox. Go to download another .deb / .apt file and when it asks you what you would like to use to open the file browse to /usr/bin and pick whatever installs your programs.


Posted on September 17, 2009

Linux Comic

Saw this and got a laugh, so decided to share it, credit to original artist

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Posted on September 15, 2009