Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” released!

30 minutes ago Ubuntu 10.04 has been released, according to the features page:

Your Ubuntu, your way

Enjoy the simplicity of Ubuntu’s stylish, intuitive interface. Fast, secure and with thousands of apps to choose from, Ubuntu gives you a clean and streamlined experience that you can really make your own. And now you can even decide how you want it to look. Simply choose between our new and classic desktop experiences.

Wait for a full review in a couple of days.

Install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu from PPA

As you may know Firefox has reached more than the double of downloads than IE9 in just 24 hours, If you use Ubuntu and need an easy and quick way to update your current Firefox version, here are the steps:

Firefox 4

First we need to add the Firefox PPA repository, type the following command in your terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

If you already have installed Firefox on your system use:

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade

For new installations use:

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install firefox

That’s it, enjoy! 😉

Ubuntu Wireless Compaq Mini

First lets see what is your wifi card info, type the following in a terminal:

lspci | grep Wireless

My info is:

02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe

Next you have to install the dkms package:

sudo aptitude install dkms

Now download the file rt3090-dkms_2.3.1.7-0ubuntu0~ppa2_all.deb from this page (I’m using Ubuntu 10.04, you can choose whatever best fits your version)

After download is complete, you can install it with:

sudo dpkg -i rt3090-dkms_2.3.1.7-0ubuntu0~ppa2_all.deb

Wait a couple of minutes, reboot and you’re done.

Happy wardriving! :p

Make sudo works like Ubuntu in other distros

sudo, linux, command, line
Image via xkcd.

Have you ever wonder about use sudo ubuntu-style in other GNU/Linux distributions?, here is how:

Fisrt, you’ll need root access (after this, just sudo 😉

Open the file: /etc/sudoers

Find the line:

root ALL=(ALL) ALL

and underneath add a new line:

[your username] ALL=(ALL) ALL

that’s it, now you can sudo any command, just like Ubuntu.