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Open .rar files using Archive Manager in Ubuntu


The “Archive Manager” that is built into Ubuntu to handle archive formats has no native support for the .rar format.

Try opening a .rar file with the Archive Manager and you got an error.

Fixing this problem requires installation of an unarchiver for .rar files. This is readily available in the repositories in two packages – unrar and unrar-free. The unrar package is from RARLAB and the unrar-free is from Gna! which is the free software version of the non-free unrar utility.

Fire up the terminal and issue the command
sudo apt-get install unrar-free

Once the package is installed, Archive Manager should now be able to extract files with the .rar extension.

GIMP in Single window Mode (Ubuntu)

GIMP is one of the most powerful open-source image editing application, rivaling even some of the commercial application out there. One thing that usually turn off people who have migrated to GIMP from other professional software is the extremely different interface that GIMP has. While other software utilizes a single window interface, GIMP has a multi-window interface.

Mostly Designer come to GIMP was photoshop user and main thing they miss in gimp is easy shortcut like photoshop and second is Single window mode. Yes, mostly everyone ask on internet if they can enable single window mode in GIMP. So, here is the solution of your Single window mode in GIMP (Ubuntu) is in one line. Just paste and have the magic.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand here we present that line of magic :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn

Paste this line in terminal and see the magic in gimp. Check windows in menu-bar and click on Single window mode to catch the magic 

CloneZilla – Open Source System Ghost Utility

If you have played the part of a System Admin in your own home or for a friend, you might have a disk imaging software in your arsenal.
Traditionally, it involved using proprietary software like Norton Ghost, Symatc Ghost, etc to ‘ghost’ your machine.
Clonezilla is an open source clone system solution (OCS). Clonezilla is DRBL,Partition Imagentfsclonepartclone, and udpcast, allows you to do bare metal backup and recovery.

Clonezilla Features

  • Clonezilla is available as Live and SE (server edition).
  • Live supports single install and SE supports massive deployments
  • Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the harddisk
  • Supports a host of file systems – FAT, NTFS of Windows, HFS+ fopr Mac OS, and ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, xfs, jfs of GNU/Linux
  • For unsupported filesystems, Clonezilla performs a sector to sector dd copy

How to Use CloneZilla Live?

Just download the Clonezilla ISO file and burn it as a bootable CD/DVD. Then boot the machine you want to clone with this CD/DVD.

Download Clonezilla Live ISO

Check out these step-by-step instructions to see how to create and restore an image.
You can also use Clonezilla from a USB flash drive or a usb hard drive. You can also install it on a hard drive with a OS installed already.
Even if you aren’t a system admin, you’d hate to see that your hard drive failed. Even if you had a backup of your important data, it’s a pain to get to install and configure all your software like you want.
Go ahead and image your hard disk right away with Clonezilla and be prepared for those unpredictable moments!

    Free Operating system – no Piracy anymore

    Hi there, Here we will provide you solution of piracy. You will never need to do piracy for your PC, Desktop, Notebook.
    Go Opensource, Try Free Application with Free Operating system. There are mainly type of Operating system

    1. Windows
    2. Unix
    3. Linux
    4. Solaris
    5. Free BSD
    6. Haiku
    7. Mac OS

    Most of them are free to Use, Share, Distribute, Modify. Actually only Windows and Mac OS is not Free.

    I prefer to use Ubuntu, because its Free of-course, easy to use, good looking, and 99% applications of this operating system is free to install and modify. So, after installing Ubuntu there will be no need to do piracy.
    and you will be free from any Application Licence Issues. To Download Ubuntu free online click here

    You will download an image file (iso, bin, etc.) . So, you will be need an empty cd to burn (write ) this file to it. Click on link below to seee how to do this

    Burn Image file into cd or dvd

    For Windows :
                       Go to the link below to get free software to burn (write) image file (.iso, bin, etc.) into cd

    Note : To install the desktop versions of the software click on one of the download links above, save the file onto your hard drive and start the installation process by double-clicking the downloaded file.

    For Mac  :

          Disk Utility (Mac OS x 10.3 or later)
      1. Open Disk Utility, in the Utilities folder (/Applications/Utilities).
      2. If the disk image you want to use doesn’t appear in the list, drag its icon to the Disk Utility window.
      3. Select the disk image and click Burn.
      4. Insert a blank CD or DVD into your computer’s optical drive and follow the onscreen prompts.

    For Fedora, Ubuntu, Linux :

           CD/DVD Creator is disc burning software integrated with the GNOME desktop.

    1. Right-click on the ISO image file that you downloaded. The Write to Disc dialog box appears.
    2. Click the Write button. CD/DVD Creator prompts you to insert a disc, then burns the image file to the disc.