The Google Documentary

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The Google Documentary: Take a look inside Google.. The greatest online Machine Ever
Have a sit and take a look behind Google, a 46Minute movie preview...

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Google Wall of Ideas

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Hey guys, take a look at this.. the Google wall of ideas. I was fascinated with posts and images written on the wall. Image was hosted is flickr so just click the link to view the original image. Google will rule the world! hehehe.. These are just crazy ideas that pop out in the minds of every people, who knows and uses Google
  • Make earth rotate faster
  • Buy Youtube
  • Google resort and casino
  • Develop warp drive to bypass speed of light
  • Secret tunnel through earth
  • Offshore wind tunnel conservatory
  • Wireless transmitter
  • Killer Robot Research Center
  • Google New User Farm
  • Google GAIA
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Some consider it already as almighty, divine, powerful. Those were just the adjectives I heard from most of my colleagues and in online forum. In general Google is still a company, who has the mission and vision of its own. Google changed the life and most of the thing in the web today. Go Google...

Ubuntu Softwares Here

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Here is the list of usefull desktop application for Ubuntu Users


Email Client = Thunderbird

Compare to: Microsoft Outlook

IRC Client = X-Chat 2

Compare to: mIRC

Universal Instant Messaging Client = Pidgin (formerly Gaim)

Compare to: Trillian

Web browser = FireFox

Compare to: Microsoft Internet Explorer

Voice Over IP = OpenWengo

Compare to: Skype


Learning Games = Childsplay

Compare to: Unknown

Planetarium = Stellarium

Compare to: Unknown

Space Simulator = Celestia

Compare to: Unknown

Flight Simulator = FlightGear

Compare to: MS Flight Simulator

Typing Tutor = Tux Typing

Compare to: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

Beginner Drawing Program = Tux Paint

Compare to: KidPix

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

General 2D/3D CAD = QCAD, VariCAD (proprietary)

Compare to: AutoCAD

2D/3D CAD viewer = VariCAD Viewer (freeware)

Compare to: Voloview/Trueview

Electrical Schematics

General Electronic Design Automation = gEDA

Compare to: Unknown

Circuit Board Design = PCB, xCircuit

Compare to: Unknown

Transmission Line Calculator = TransCalc

Compare to: Unknown


Personal Accounting = Grisbi

Compare to: Quicken, Microsoft Money

Accounting = Gnucash

Compare to: Intuit Quickbooks

Small Business ERP & CRM = FacturaLUX (English translation not yet available)

Compare to: Concorde C5

Games :Need to be verified in repositories

3D Space Simulator = Vega Strike, Epiar

Compare to: Eve-Online

3D Tank Battle (Real-time) = BZFlag

Compare to: Unknown

3D Tank Battle (Turn-based) = Scorched 3D

Compare to: Unknown

3D Pirate Action/Adventure = Crown and Cutlass

Compare to: Pirates!

Arcade space shooter = Chromium, Max Fighter, Kobo Deluxe

Compare to: Demon Star, Chicken Invaders

Billiards (Pool) = FooBillard

Compare to: Unknown

First-person Shooter = Sauerbraten, Warsow, Tremulous, OpenArena, Nexuiz

Compare to: Quake, Doom, Unreal

First-person Shooter (Hexen II clone) = Hexen II: Hammer of Thyrion

Compare to: Hexen II

Karaoke player = Plarpebu, PyKaraoke

Compare to: Unknown

Lemmings-clone = Pingus

Compare to: Lemmings

Mario-clone = SuperTux, Secret Maryo Chronicles

Compare to: Super Mario Bros

Missle-Command clone = Penguin Command

Compare to: Unknown

MMORPG = PlaneShift, Eternal Lands

Compare to: Everquest

Pang clone = PiX Pang

Compare to: Super Pang

Racing = PlanetPenguin Racer (f.k.a. TuxRacer), VDrift, SuperTuxKart

Compare to: Unknown

Real-Time Strategy = Glest, Dark Oberon, Globulation

Compare to: Warcraft 2, Starcraft

Risk clone = JavaRisk

Compare to: Unknown

Net Hack clone = Vulture’s Eye/Claw

Compare to: Unknown

Tron clone = Armagetron Advanced

Compare to: Unknown

Turn-based Strategy (Fantasy) = Battle for Wesnoth

Compare to: Age of Wonders, Heroes of Might and Magic, Warlords

Turn-based Strategy (World Building) = LinCity-NG OpenTTD

Compare to: SimCity, Transport Tycoon Deluxe

Turn-based Strategy (Sci-Fi) = UFO: Alien Invasion, Zombies

Compare to: X-Com

Unique = SpiceTrade

Compare to: Unknown

Unique = Neverball

Compare to: Unknown

Unique = X-Moto

Compare to: Elasto Mania


Database (Desktop) = (Base)

Compare to: Microsoft Office (Access)

Desktop Publishing = Scribus

Compare to: InDesign, Quark XPress, PageMaker

Mind Mapping = FreeMind (not in Ubuntu, .deb package download from site)

Compare to: Mindjet MindManager, Inspiration

PDF creator = (Base)

Compare to: PDF Creator, Adobe Acrobat

Presentation = (Impress)

Compare to: Microsoft Office (Powerpoint)

Spreadsheet = (Calc)

Compare to: Microsoft Office (Excel)

Word Processor = (Writer), AbiWord

Compare to: Microsoft Office (Word)

Scientific Word Processor = LyX (LaTeX GUI frontend)

Compare to: Scientific Word

Notepad Replacement = gedit, SciTE

Compare to: Notepad

OCR = Tesseract OCR

Compare to: OmniPage, Recognita, FineReader

Management :Need to be verified in repositories

Gantt chart = GanttProject

Compare to: Microsoft Project

Project management = Planner, OpenWorkbench

Compare to: Microsoft Project

Report Creator = JasperReports

Compare to: Crystal Reports

Analisi dei processi = APbyAS

Compare to Unknown

Gestione Attività = PMbyAS

Compare to Microsoft Project


Animal Shelter Manager = Animal Shelter Manager (not in Ubuntu, .deb available)

Compare to: Unknown

Virtual PC emulator = Bochs, Qemu

Compare to: VMware, Microsoft Virtual PC

Linux environment = (WTF?)

Compare to: Cygwin

Recipe Manager = Gourmet Recipe Manager (not in Ubuntu, .deb available)

Compare to: Unknown

Screen Saver = GnomeScreenSaver, XScreenSaver, Really Slick Screensavers

Compare to: Unknown

Language Translation tool = OmegaT (not in Ubuntu)

Compare to: Unkown

Multimedia :Need to be verified in repositories

3D Animation = Blender, Wings 3D

Compare to: Alias Maya

3D Graphics = POV-Ray

Compare to: Unknown

3D Game Development Kit = Crystal Space, Ogre3d

Compare to: Unknown

Audio :Need to be verified in repositories

Audio Editing = Audacity

Compare to: Adobe Audition

Audio Player = Coolplayer, Zinf

Compare to: WinAMP, Windows Media Player

Drum Machine = Hydrogen

Compare to: Unknown

MP3 Ripper = CDex

Compare to: Unknown

Volume normalizer = MP3Gain

Compare to: Unknown

Drawing :Need to be verified in repositories

Diagram Editor = Dia

Compare to: Microsoft Visio

Image Editing = Gimp, Paint.NET

Compare to: Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop

Vector Drawing = Inkscape

Compare to: Adobe Illustrator, Xara Extreme, Corel Draw

Other :Need to be verified in repositories

HTPC/PVR Media Centre = MediaPortal

Compare to: Microsoft Media Centre Edition (MCE), Showshifter, SageTV

Media Player = VLC media player

Compare to: Windows Media Player, PowerLink PowerDVD, Intervideo WinDVD

Web Design = Nvu

Compare to: Microsoft Frontpage, Macromedia Dreamweaver

Video :Need to be verified in repositories

Internet TV platform = Democracy Player

Compare to: iTunes, FireAnt

Video Capture = VirtualDub

Compare to: Sorenson Squeeze

Video MPEG-4 codec = ffdshow, XviD

Compare to: DivX

Video Editing = Jashaka, Avidemux,

Compare to: Adobe After Effects, Pinnacle Studio, Apple Final Cut


See UbuntuScience/AlternativesToProprietarySoftware.

Security :Need to be verified in repositories

802.1x client (EAP-TTLS) = SecureW2

Compare to: Unknown

Anti-Spyware = Winpooch, Spybot Search&Destroy (not OpenSource, but FreeWare)

Compare to: Unknown

Anti-Virus = ClamWin

Compare to: Unknown

Encryption = Truecrypt

Compare to: Unknown

Network protocol analyzer = Wireshark

Compare to: Sniffer

Password strength testing = Ophcrack 2

Compare to: LOphtCrack

Password safe = KeePass Password Safe, Password Safe

Compare to: Unknown

VPN client = OpenVPN client GUI for Windows

Compare to: Cisco VPN client, Nortel VPN client

Software Development :Need to be verified in repositories

Framework/Platform = Mono

Compare to: Microsoft .NET Framework, Java

Integrated Development Environment = Eclipse, SharpDevelop, Code::Blocks

Compare to: Microsoft Visual Studio, Borland IDE

Windows Installer = Nullsoft Scriptable Install System, Inno Setup

Compare to: InstallShield, Microsoft Installer


BitTorrent client = Azureus, BitTorrent Client

Compare to: Unknown

FileCompression = File Roller

Compare to: WinZip

FTP Client = gFTP, FileZilla (Ubuntu 7.04 and later)

Compare to: SmartFTP, BulletProof FTP

Statistics on Disk usage = du, df

Compare to: WinDirStat

P2PFileSharing = MLDonkey

Compare to: Napster, Shareaza, Ares Galaxy

Remote Administration = RealVNC, TightVNC, rdesktop, FreeNX

Compare to: PCAnywhere,, Windows Remote Desktop, UltraVNC

Server Applications :Need to be verified in repositories

Database server = Firebird, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Compare to: Microsoft SQL server, Oracle database

File Server

FTP server = ProFTPD, Pure-FTPd, vsftpd, WU-FTPD

Compare to: Unknown


Email server = hMailServer

Compare to: Microsoft Exchange server, Novell GroupWise server

Instant messaging server = Jive Messenger

Compare to: Novell GroupWise Messenger


Intrusion Detection System (IDS) = Snort

Compare to: Unknown

VPN server = OpenVPN

Compare to: Cisco VPN


Application server = JBoss

Compare to: BEA Weblogic, IBM Websphere

Rich Internet Application Server = OpenLaszlo

Compare to: Macromedia Flex

Statistics Generator = AWStats

Compare to: Unknown

Web server = Apache

Compare to: Microsoft Internet Information Services (ISS)

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Software Equivalents - Community Ubuntu Documentaion

Professional Criminal Hackers Try To 'Copyright' Malware

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Even criminal hackers want to protect their intellectual property, and they've come up with a method akin to copyrighting -- with an appropriate dash of Internet thuggery thrown in.

Professional virus writers are now selling a suite of software on the Internet with an unusual attachment: a detailed licensing agreement that promises penalties for redistributing the malicious code without permission.

"I just kind of chuckled -- it's kind of humorous," said Zulfikar Ramzan, senior principal security researcher with Symantec Corp.

Symantec researchers noticed a Russian-language example floating around the Internet and wrote about it on the company's official blog this week. They said it's the only example they've seen.

The software is used to infect computers and control them remotely. The zombie machines can be used to pump out spam, launch more attacks or steal personal information from their owners.

Networks of zombie machines -- known as "bot nets" -- can be extremely lucrative, sometimes bringing millions of dollars in profit for their authors and their distributors. To maximize that profit, the software analyzed by Symantec's researchers contained the following rules:

-The customer can't resell the product, examine its underlying coding, use it to control other bot nets or submit it to antivirus companies and agrees to pay the seller a fee for product updates.

-The threat: Violate the terms, and we'll report you ourselves to the antivirus companies by giving them information about how to dismantle your bot network or prevent it from growing bigger.

While not legally binding, the terms amount to a novel way to protect ill-gotten profits -- except that by ratting out their customers, malware authors risk drawing attention to their own enterprises and giving antivirus makers clues on combating them.

"We know they can't actually enforce it, and they probably wouldn't try," Ramzan said. "What's funny is they put more effort into their EULA (end-user license agreement) than traditional software companies might."

The ultimate rub? Apparently the threat was not only hollow but unheeded. Symantec said the program that's accompanied by the novel rules is being traded freely online -- and so far its authors haven't called Symantec to make good on their threat.

On the set: Dragon Ball Z 2009

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Plot summary for Dragon Ball 2009
The story begins with a young humanoid boy named Goku, who discovers that he was sent to Earth to blend in and destroy our population but instead elects to protect it from an oncoming alien onslaught bent on dominating the universe and controlling the mystical objects. He seeks out upon his adoptive grandfather Grandpa Gohan's dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls. Of which he has one, in order to prevent the evil Lord Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world. And Goku's quest is to obtain the mystical Dragonballs before Piccolo does.

We are lucky to have a glimpse of the set of the very much awaited movie for 2009, Dragon Ball Z. The movie is currently being filmed in Mexico. Justin Chatwin will portrayed the character of Son Goku, Emmy rossum is Bulma, James Marsters is Piccolo, Yun-Fat chow is Master Roshi, Jamie Chung is Chi-Chi and Joon Park is Yamcha.

Mozilla founder argues against Flash and Silverlight

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Mozilla founder argues against Flash and Silverlight One of Mozilla’s founders has spoken out against proprietary media on the web, particularly pointing the finger at ‘interactive’ technologies like Flash and Silverlight. The technologies, while necessary in many applications today, could be more than people bargained for in the end. Tristant Nitot, founder of Mozilla Europe, claims it is in the web’s best interest to use open technologies, claiming that the companies behind proprietary formats could have an agenda.

By Justin Mann,
Published: April 30, 2008, 3:25 PM EST