Running Behind Glory and Honor

“Glory and honour are in his presence;….”1 Chronicles 16:27

Glory and honor are truly found in the presence of God, riches are not established by hard work, human efforts or by cheating others, seeking God’s presence will add riches and honor to life. Let us focus on God’s presence.

  • You, God, are my God earnestly I seek you;I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. Psalms 63:1
     Seek God fervently read the Bible daily, long for His presence.
  • Praying to God early in the morning is very important, it signifies the importance and priority we give God over the world.  “I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me”  Proverbs 8:17
  • Seek God’s presence with joy and thanksgiving, count His blessings and name them one by one,”Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Psalms 95:2
  • Ask God’s presence to lead you  “My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest” Exodus 33:14

Run Ubuntu One in Linux Mint

After installing mint on my laptop, i wanted a cloud to sync my files. Previously i had been using ubuntu one because ubuntu one has a client for windows and i was running ubuntu 12.04 before. After switching to mint, with curiousity i typed ubuntu one in the search box in the software manager and i found ubuntu one client, so immediately i installed ubuntu one and when i tried searching in the menu i couldn’t find it :(. Later i found out in a website that you need to add a ppa to install ubuntu one.

In terminal,
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuone/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-control-panel-qt ubuntuone-client

After installing type ubuntuone-control-panel-qt in a terminal, login with your single sign on account and start syncing 🙂

You can later find ubuntu one in the menu.

Plus you can add an indicator for ubuntu one from this ppa,
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rye/ubuntuone-extras
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-ubuntuone

Ubuntu One in Mint

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia”

Mint 14 is amazing, just downloaded it the other day and it feels so stable and light. After testing it in the live mode i decided to replace the arch linux install on my laptop (which i installed with great struggle!) with mint 14. I installed mint 14 within 15 minutes including partitioning and downloading language packs. After booting into the system i checked the home partition, i realized my home directory from arch linux was missing!, i tried the show hidden files and folders options but it was not visible. It seemed i had lost all my data :(. But when i logged into the live mode in mint 14, again, and i was able to view my home directory from arch linux in the home partition, immediately i copied all the contents and put them in a different partition and later once i booted into my mint 14 install system i copied all the contents back to my mint 14 home partition and everything is well organsed now. I am posting some snapshots of all the awesome features in mint 14 after all it is built on an epic operating system Ubuntu 12.10. Mint 14 has cinnamon desktop as a shell over gnome. Mint developers have focussed on familiarity between different versions. Mint 14 has the same look and feel as mint 9 which i used 4 years back. Mint 14 is less resource hungry, applications open up quickly(even firefox), software manager is more like USC, comes preloaded with java, flash and codecs, workspaces can be renamed and renamed workspace is persistent, Mint display manager(MDM) is super customisable, type login in mint menu and select “Login Window” and choose different login screens. Ideal for users planning to switch from windows to linux. After installing Mint 14 be sure to install skype and chromium.

Mint menu


Workspace switcher



Download Linux Mint 14,

Click to go to the download page

Don’t forget there is a mate version of Mint 14. For all those who do not know about mate, mate is a gnome 2 fork by the mint team after the gnome team discontinued support for gnome 2.

Install Cinnamon In Arch Linux

Here I am back again reviewing about cinnamon and arch Linux. To start with, cinnamon is similar to gnome shell but with more customizations although the base packages for cinnamon come from gnome 3. It is just a shell over gnome i.e. providing user interface. Cinnamon has been created by clement who is the man behind Linux mint which includes cinnamon by default. Linux mint does not come with unity or gnome shell, you get to choose between cinnamon and mate.
In Arch Linux the installation is very simple,
Step 1: Click on this link below and select tarball and build the package using makepkg
Cinnamon Package

Step 2: Make sure you have all dependencies installed as listed in the previous page, especially gnome and muffin-wm, if you are trying cinnamon from KDE then you need to install gnome base packages. If you do not find any dependencies in the arch package database then you should search for it in google and build the packages.

Step 3: After installing cinnamon logout and choose cinnamon in the GDM login screen under session.

Step 4: Start customizing, I installed docky and moved the bottom panel to hang on top.

Docky and finely categorised Cinnamon menu

Cinnamon with sleek calendar

Expo mode

Click on the + symbol to add more workspaces, by default you get expo mode when mouse is moved to the top left corner similar to gnome shell but can be customized later.

Cinnamon Settings

This is the home for customizing the shell, you can download various extensions from the link below,
Extensions, you can even download themes and applets for cinnamon from Official Cinnamon Page

Have fun with your new shell!

MyUnity: Take Control Over Unity

Start customizing Unity with MyUnity. MyUnity is a third party app, it can be installed from the software center. After starting the app the first thing I did was, change the transparency of the panel. Next I started trying out new themes and icons. MyUnity comes with a lot of themes built-in. MyUnity has a pretty good dashed interface. Navigation is simple. MyUnity lacks a menu bar. This is one drawback. Customization is easy and can make unity experience more fun. The snapshots prove it.

First Experience With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Just upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 beta. I always have Ubuntu running on my desktop even though I frequently switch to different Linux flavors, Ubuntu is permanent in my desktop. 12.04 is pretty good, after reading several reviews from many open source websites, I was convinced. Immediately upgraded to 12.04 and there it was! The first thing I liked about 12.04 is,

  • The login screen is not different from the wallpaper.
  • HUD is partially implemented, works good with Firefox. Unity is improved.
  • AutoHide options and launcher icon size can be tweaked.
  • There is a privacy option in the System Settings.
  • Rhythmbox is back replacing the slow sluggish banshee.
  • New LibreOffice 3.5 is included with 12.04.
  • The large icons in the unity dash have been removed.
  • There is a new video lens by default in the unity dash.
  • Pressing and holding down the super key shows a transparent sheet with all the unity keyboard shortcuts.



System Settings

Video Lens


The game

Monsterz: An alternative to Bejeweled

Bejeweled is my favorite puzzle game in windows. Ever since I switched to Linux as my primary OS I always wanted a linux version of bejeweled but as I was browsing through various games in the software center I came across this game called Monsterz. The description says that monsterz is similar to bejeweled. So I tried this one out hoping to get the same feel.

Monsterz in software center

The game

Monsterz replaces the jewels in bejeweled with monsters. The movements in this game are very similar to bejeweled but it lacks the graphics and sound effects of bejeweled. Pretty Good for a open source game.
It has levels similar to bejeweled and the levels are tough. I managed to complete 8 levels at a stretch the first time I played. Here are some of the screenshots.



Enjoy the game!

Gentoo Linux version 12.0 is out!

Gentoo Linux have released their new version with more latest software and updates, it comes with, Linux Kernel 3.1.5, Xorg 1.10.4, KDE 4.7.4, Gnome 3.2.1 XFCE 4.8, Fluxbox 1.3.2 Firefox 9.0, LibreOffice, Gimp 2.6.11, Blender 2.60, Amarok 2.5 , VLC 1.1.13, Chromium 16.0 and much more. Gentoo Linux has a very less user base because of the complexity in installation. The LiveDVD has two versions
1. a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an

Download Gentoo 12.0 Hybrid

2. x86_64 multi lib version

Download Gentoo 12.0 x86_64

If you have trouble with the installation then you can always refer the handbook but this is an online guide

Gentoo Linux x86 Hand Book